Posts in: elections

Freedom Socialist Party candidates buoyed by strong response to socialist message

December 2012

Stephen Durham “They ran on fear; we ran on belief in the potential of the working class” On July 14, 2012, former hotel workers’ union activist Durham visits a picket to support locked-out employees of New York City utility Con Edison. Photo credit: Dave Schmauch / FS It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see… Read more »

La gran división: La contienda presidencial de EEUU es un reflejo de la creciente polarización de la sociedad

diciembre de 2015

¿Quién va ganando? Al escribir estas líneas, del lado del Partido Demócrata, la máxima operadora política, Hillary Clinton, se enfrenta al teóricamente “independiente” Bernie Sanders, el socialista del sistema. Del lado republicano, la competencia principal existe entre dos hombres que nunca han ocupado cargos políticos: el grosero, crudo misógino y racista Donald Trump, multimillonario gracias… Read more »

The role of socialists in the union movement today

Summer/Autumn 2006

This article is an edited and updated version of a talk given by Alison Thorne at a Freedom Socialist Party (FSP) meeting on 31 August 2005. Thorne is a workplace delegate in the Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) and an activist in the rank and file caucus, Members First. CPSU workplace delegate, Alison Thorne,… Read more »

Strong results for socialists in Council elections!

Summer/Autumn 2005

Socialist candidates attracted impressive support in the November 27 local council elections in Victoria. The Socialist Party (SP) ran three candidates for Yarra Council in Langridge Ward, which covers the inner city suburbs of Fitzroy, Collingwood, Abbotsford and Clifton Hill. The three candidates scored a combined first preference vote of 14% and SP candidate Steve… Read more »

Out of Proportion – ALP and Democrats hand Howard control of the Senate

Summer/Autumn 2005

In a travesty of the electoral process, little-publicised deals between the backroom operators of the Labor Party and Democrats meant that The Greens were denied Senate seats in four states. This was despite the first preference votes of hundreds of thousands of voters in New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Victoria. The NSW and… Read more »

Howard’s Industrial Relations laws CAN be beaten!

Summer/Autumn 2005

The Australian trade union movement currently faces two huge challenges. One is external. From 1 July 2005 the Howard Government assumes control of the Senate and plans to enact more than 60 pieces of anti-union legislation previously blocked by the opposition parties. The other challenge is internal. In the aftermath of the Federal election result,… Read more »