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Jill Stein Talks to Political Context: “We would resurrect old-fashioned democracy”

Matt J. Stannard’s interview with Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein addresses several standard questions asked by progressives concerning alternative candidates, including how a Green White House and congress would deal with Republicans, and whether the Greens aren’t, in fact, helping elect Mitt Romney, and whether that’s not, in fact, an unmitigated disaster. Stein’s answer

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Cornell West Challenged by New Progressive Alliance

I was invited by Tony Noel, organizer of the New Progressive Alliance, to sit on a steering committee with Cornell West, Jill Stein and three or four others almost two years ago to seek a candidate who would challenge Obama. The New Progressive Alliance at that time was seriously considering adopting the United Progressives platform

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Socialist Presidential Candidate Condemns Coup in Paraguay

June 26, 2012 – Socialist Party USA Presidential Candidate Stewart Alexander condemns the removal of the democratically elected President of Paraguay Fernando Lugo. Alexander describes the removal by Congressional impeachment as an illegitimate coup. He calls upon the Paraguayan Congress to restore President Lugo and condemns US President Barack Obama for not strongly denouncing the

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Socialist Party USA Candidates Gain Colorado Ballot Access

The following press release was provided earlier this month by the Socialist Party USA: Voters in Colorado now have another choice when they select their candidate in the 2012 Presidential elections.  Socialist Party USA (SP-USA) Presidential candidate, Stewart Alexander, and Vice Presidential candidate, Alex Mendoza, have been qualified by the Colorado Board of Elections to appear on

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Obama to Women Voters: Do a lot for me so I can do a tiny bit for you

  The following is a press release from the Durham/Lopez campaign of the Freedom Socialist Party: The Obama presidential campaign has recently turned its full attention  to women voters and the fact that they are none too happy with the administration’s waffling on reproductive rights and other issues. Hence the idea was hatched to do a one-million-woman mailing

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Shut Up and Vote: LA Times Columnist Repeats Tired Attacks on Green Party, Alternative Politics

Los Angeles Times columnist Dan Turner published his anti-Green Party screed the same week that the Democratic National Committee and President Obama dropped the ball in Wisconsin, setting the stage for a re-boot of 2011’s anti-union assault and, quite likely, a GOP presidential victory in November. The GOP is not ahead of the game merely

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INTRODUCING THE CALIFORNIA PIRATE PARTY

A new, globally emergent phenomena in political organizing has made its way to California. The Pirate Party combines internet and intellectual property reform with egalitarian, Occupy-oriented politics. Below, we present the press release we received today from Orion Steele, Vice President of the San Francisco-based California Pirate Party.  Internationally, Pirate parties have sprung up over the

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Interview with the Occupation Party

On its web site, the Occupation Party calls itself “a new third party that stands in solidarity with the populist message of Occupy Wall Street.” The party condemns the violence of what it terms a “small minority” of protesters at places like Occupy Oakland. It wants to Occupy Congress, and to that end is running candidates. Members

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