elections

Electoral roulette: The 1 percent can’t lose

October 2012

While Mitt Romney and Barack Obama joust for the White House, the U.S. economy limps along, teetering between “recovery” and another downturn. With competition for global markets and resources at a white heat, CEOs are watching the 2012 election impatiently. As Fortune magazine’s Sept. 3 cover blared, “Hey, Washington: Enough already!” The authors say neither… Read more »

The $6 billion election that settled nothing

December 2012

On election night on Nov. 6, as returns showed Barack Obama winning, victory honks sounded in cities around the U.S. Compared to 2008, however, the mood still seemed somber, and the hope mostly absent. The president’s new theme, “forward,” raised more questions than answers: where’s the country going, and who’s leading? Pundits were clear that… Read more »

Freedom Socialist Letters to the editor December 2012

December 2012

ELECTION 2012 Great candidates It was so good to vote for two people I know for president and vice president, Stephen and Christina. To vote for socialists. To vote for community activists. To vote for a gay man and a long time union activist and community organizer. To vote for a woman of color. To… 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 »

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 »