Posts in: elections

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 »

Discussion — Socialists and elections

Winter/Spring 2005

Many thanks to one of our London subscribers who approached the Stop the War Coalition for an article about the impact of the anti-war movement on the recent British elections. We thank Lindsey German from the coalition for her contribution. Lindsey, who was a candidate for the Respect Unity Coalition, scored more than one-fifth of… Read more »

Huge anti-war vote in British elections

Winter/Spring 2005

This year’s general election was a disaster for Blair and saw a significant breakthrough for the Left. The 2005 general election will go down in history in several different ways. It marked a historically low vote for any ruling party. Labour picked up only 36 percent of the popular vote, the Tories lost on 33… Read more »

Socialist Linda Averill moves women’s issues to the front of the bus in race for Seattle City Council

Winter/Spring 2005

Seattle, the home of massive protests against the World Trade Organization and other neoliberal atrocities, this year offers a rare opportunity: voters can elect a genuine representative of working people to its City Council. Feminist and unionist Linda Averill, a city bus driver and former organizer of Seattle Radical Women, is running as a Freedom… 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 »

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 »

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 »