October 4, 2016

Growing opposition from Canadian autoworkers to Unifor-backed sellout contracts

Shift change at FCA Windsor Assembly Plant Socialist Equality Party (US) presidential candidate Jerry White spoke to Canadian Fiat Chrysler (FCA) workers in Windsor, Ontario Monday and called for a united struggle, by Canadian, US and Mexican autoworkers against the transnational auto giants. Some 6,000 workers are employed at the FCA Windsor Assembly Plant, which builds mini vans. Many workers …

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September 21, 2016

SEP candidate files motion for restraining order against West Virginia Secretary of State

On September 20, Naomi Spencer, the Socialist Equality Party’s candidate for West Virginia House of Delegates in District 16, filed an emergency motion for a temporary restraining order against Natalie Tennant, the Secretary of State. The restraining order request is aimed at halting the distribution of absentee ballots, scheduled for Friday, September 23, which will exclude the names of independent …

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September 20, 2016

SEP presidential candidate speaks with Canadian autoworkers about contract battle

Socialist Equality Party (SEP) US presidential candidate Jerry White spoke with autoworkers at the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) minivan assembly plant in Windsor, Canada on Monday afternoon. The campaign visit came just hours before the contract expiration for some 23,500 General Motors (GM), Ford and FCA workers at factories across Canada. Canadian workers were surprised to meet a candidate for …

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September 20, 2016

SEP vice presidential candidate Niles Niemuth campaigns in Pennsylvania

Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania is an impoverished borough adjacent to the historic steel-producing city of Pittsburgh. As a result of the collapse of the steel industry, Pittsburgh lost over 50 percent of its population since its peak of 676,000 around 1960. Wilkinsburg likewise has lost about half its population during this period, and lost 18 percent since 2000 alone. About 15,000 remain …

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September 17, 2016

SEP presidential candidate Jerry White denounces war, advances socialist program at third party forum

Flint’s Mott Community College was the venue on Thursday for a broadcast forum of third-party and independent candidates for US president. The Socialist Equality Party presidential candidate, Jerry White, participated, along with seven other candidates, five of whom were independent. In addition to White, participants included: Robert Dionisio (United Party USA); John Johnson (Independent); Lynn Kahn (Independent); Lloyd Kelso (Independent); …

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September 14, 2016

Brooklyn workers and young people speak to Socialist Equality Party election campaign

Supporters of the Socialist Equality Party presidential campaign of Jerry White and Niles Niemuth campaigned in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant over the weekend, to bring a socialist and antiwar program to Brooklyn workers. Bed-Stuy in north-central Brooklyn is, by New York standards, a neighborhood, but is the size of a small city with over 150,000 inhabitants. After the 1930s, …

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September 12, 2016

SEP presidential candidate discusses elections with striking Minnesota nurses

Striking nurses at Allina Health Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota gave a warm welcome to Socialist Equality Party presidential candidate Jerry White when he visited their picket line on Sunday afternoon. White expressed his solidarity with the striking nurses and explained how the fight to defend the right to health care required a socialist alternative to the for-profit health …

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September 10, 2016

SEP presidential candidate Jerry White kicks off fall campaign with meeting in Chicago

With two months to go until the US presidential elections, the Socialist Equality Party (SEP) began its speaking tour for Jerry White and Niles Niemuth, the SEP’s candidate for US president and vice president. White traveled to Chicago, Illinois to speak on “Socialism and the 2016 Elections” Thursday night. The candidate held a successful meeting at the University of Illinois …

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September 6, 2016

SEP US presidential candidates denounce war drive at Humboldt University meeting in Berlin

Dozens of students and workers watched a live broadcast of the Socialist Equality Party’s US presidential candidates at Humboldt University on Friday. Jerry White and Niles Niemuth spoke via videoconference from Detroit. They delivered speeches and answered questions of those present. Jerry White and Niles Niemuth address meeting of the IYSSE The International Youth and Students for Social Equality (IYSSE) …

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August 31, 2016

Socialist Equality Party campaigns in Aurora, Illinois

Last Sunday, a Socialist Equality Party campaign team visited Aurora, a city of 200,000 and the second largest in Illinois. Members of the SEP team visited the downtown area to promote Jerry White and Niles Niemuth’s presidential campaign. Like many rustbelt regions, Aurora grew up with the economic expansion of the United States, and remained a major center of industrial …

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