10 March 2016
By Jacob Bloom
"Socialist Party USA doesn’t have immediate plans for [California] ballot access does it? What are its goals?
Jen: So as far as electoral work, we actually have it in our platform and
principles to be involved electorally. So we have presidential
but their campaign is actually anti-electoral which means we’re using
the unique media opportunities of election year to get people thinking
about how to participate in political work in their communities rather
than thinking they can just vote once every four years and shit will
magically get better.
The platform’s an ongoing extensive piece of work but the simplest
way I can explain it is that we’re for workers controlling the means of
production, we’re anti sectarian, multi tendency and we don’t dig
oppression of any kind. We’re really open to a variety of political
ideologies and strategies because capitalism is a huge evil beast and we
can’t afford to do any more infighting.
So when I’m working, I’m making sure I’m listening to what people are
saying and trying to help them find solutions by discovering their
strengths and skills and by connecting them to other people who I know
who’s goals and skills complement theirs. That sounds like corporate
work but you know, we’re not trying to profit of the exploitation of our
fellow human beings..."
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