Sunday, November 29, 2015

The Socialist Soccer Fans who Saved MLS from Neo-Nazis

29 November 2015

By Leander Schaerlaeckens 
"Pason is the national secretary for Socialist Party USA–he has unsuccessfully run for the U.S. Senate four times and for New Jersey governor twice...."

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Friday, November 20, 2015

Socialist Party USA Candidate Says People Have the Power

20 November 2015

Victoria Advocate (TX)

Editor, the Advocate:

As the election season heats up, I had the chance to correspond with Socialist Party USA's candidate for president, former party co-chair Mimi Soltysik, and ask him a few questions.

First, why are you running?

He answered, "Presidential elections bring greater media opportunities for third parties, and for a revolutionary organization like ours, it's important to take advantage of those opportunities. Right now, it's a good time to be out there talking about what democratic socialism means. I see little value in electoral politics at this level, and I often find the messaging that comes from traditional campaigns to be alienating. Revolutionary change happens at the community level, and we will be using the campaign as a vehicle to contribute in any way possible to that push from the local level."

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

SP Presidential Candidate Mimi Soltysik Interviewed on WNPR Radio

18 November 2015
WNPR (Connecticut)

2016 Socialist Party Presidential candidate Mimi Soltysik was interviewed on the Colin McEnroe Show on Connecticut National Public Radio affiliate WNPR.

Click Here to Listen to the Audio Podcast

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Third Party Candidates Fight for Ballot Access

17 November 2015

By Loretta Boniti
Time Warner Cable News (Central NC) 

"'I see that my generation does want to get involved in politics, but laws like these are what keep us from doing this,' said Stephanie Cholensky with the Socialist Party of NC...."

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Friday, November 13, 2015

U.S. Supreme Court Asked to Hear Michigan Ballot Access Case

13 November 2015

By Richard Winger
Ballot Access News

Matt Erard, a Michigan Socialist Party activist, has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear his ballot access case. The Supreme Court ruled in 1968 in Williams v Rhodes that states cannot make it more difficult for parties to get on the ballot than to stay on the ballot. Specifically, the court ruled against Ohio, partly because Ohio required 15% support to get a new party on the ballot, but an old party could remain on as long as it polled 10% of the vote.

Michigan also requires more support for a new party to get on the ballot than for an old party to stay on the ballot. However, the lower federal courts still refused to invalidate the Michigan law. Here is the Michigan cert petition.

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Thursday, November 12, 2015

“Town Hall” Interview with Socialist Party USA’s Presidential Candidate Mimi Soltysik

12 November 2015

By Jen McClellan
The Socialist
Jen: I’m here with Mimi Soltysik who has recently been nominated as the presidential candidate of the SPUSA. Mimi, would you say a few words before we get started.  

Mimi: Yes, I would. First, I want to thank The Socialist for the chance to participate in this interview. Again, I wanted to express my gratitude to the folks at the convention for nominating Angela, for vice president, and myself. Also, I want to thank everybody for the questions they submitted for this interview. Thanks and solidarity with all....

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Sunday, November 8, 2015

White House hopeful embraces a dirty word in U.S. politics - 'socialist'

08 November 2015

By John Whitesides

"Sanders says Americans misunderstand the socialist label and do not recognize its principles in popular federal programs such as Social Security or even local institutions such as public libraries and fire departments.

But to old-school socialist activists like Greg Pason, national secretary of the Socialist Party USA, Sanders is no crusader for the cause. Pason said Sanders sounds more like a liberal Democrat and he suspects most of his supporters in the Democratic race will eventually back Clinton...."

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