Thursday, August 23, 2012

'Do Americans Really Want Socialism?'

23 August 2012
Socialist Party presidential candidate Stewart Alexander conducted a YouTube interview with '' on August 23, titled "Do Americans Really Want Socialism?" 

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Reproductive Rights Must Be Guaranteed

21 August 2012

A Statement by Greg Pason, Socialist Party Candidate for U.S. Senate (NJ)

Yesterday’s statement by Republican US Senate candidate Todd Akin on “legitimate rape” and rejection of the right to abortion in any situation should not come as a surprise to anyone who has followed the rightward drift of the Republican Party and the increased control of the Party by the anti-choice lobby.

The Democrats have responded with outrage, but their rhetoric does not match their actions. Time and time again the Democrats have found ways to allow their own anti-choice lobby to hijack full reproductive rights for women. The most recent example is the inclusion of the“ Hyde Amendment” in the so-called “Affordable Care Act.” President Obama caved to Democratic Rep. Bart Stupak of Michigan’s amendment which prohibits use of Federal funds "to pay for any abortion or to cover any part of the costs of any health plan that includes coverage of abortion" except in cases of rape, incest or danger to the life of the mother.” This reactionary language is now in the healthcare bill....

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Forest Park Based Socialist Party USA Member Gets Petition Thrown Out

21 August 2012

By Jean Lotus
Forest Park Review (IL)

"Elections in the United States follow a two-party pattern, but that doesn't mean there aren't third, and fourth, and fifth parties active here.Forest Park was recently in the news when a group of tiny third parties was knocked off the Illinois ballot by the biggest third party in the state: the Illinois Green Party. One of them was based in Forest Park: the Socialist USA Party [sic], represented by longtime local progressive Art Kazar...."

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Monday, August 20, 2012

Socialist Party Nominee for U.S. House Files Lawsuit Against Michigan Ballot Access Law for Newly-Qualifying Parties

20 August 2012

By Richard Winger
Ballot Access News

"On August 15, Matt Erard, the Socialist Party’s nominee for U.S. House, 13th district, filed a lawsuit against Michigan’s law on how newly-qualifying parties get on the ballot. Such parties this year need 32,261 signatures, yet older parties only needed 16,083 votes to remain on, for both 2010 and 2012. In Williams v Rhodes, in 1968, the U.S. Supreme Court said states cannot require newly-qualifying parties to show support from more voters than the support that is required for older parties to remain on the ballot. The case is Erard v Michigan Secretary of State, eastern district, U.S. District Court, 2:12-cv-13627...."

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Liberty Union Nominates Stewart Alexander for President

14 August 2012

By Richard Winger
Ballot Access News

"On August 12, Liberty Union, a ballot-qualified party that exists only in Vermont, nominated Stewart Alexander for President. He is also the Socialist Party presidential nominee as well.

However, it turns out that the 2009 law that changed independent candidate petition deadlines from September to June also changed the deadlines for qualified minor parties to submit their nominees for the November ballot. Therefore, the Secretary of State will refuse to print the Liberty Union nominees on the November ballot, unless the party wins a lawsuit...."

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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Socialist Party Presidential Candidate Featured for a Second Time on The Lou Show

12 August 2012 

Socialist Party presidential candidate Stewart Alexander was featured for a second time as an interview guest on The Lou Show on August 12. A recording of the broadcast can be found here.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Socialist Presidential Candidate Interviewed on 'Truth Transmission' Web-Show

6 August 2012

Socialist Party presidential candidate Stewart Alexander was interviewed on the web-based talk show Truth Transmission on August 6, 2012. A recording of the broadcast can be found here.