October 29, 2016

SEP candidates hold successful meetings in run-up to November 5 anti-war conference

Socialist Equality Party candidates for president and vice president, Jerry White and Niles Niemuth, have held a series of widely-attended meetings on the West Coast and in New York over the past several days. The meetings are part of a tour culminating in the November 5 conference in Detroit, Socialism vs. Capitalism and War. Jerry White addresses San Diego meeting On …

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October 8, 2016

The class issues exposed by Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew continues to move from the Caribbean up the southeastern seaboard of the United States, bringing flooding and high winds that have wreaked havoc over a stretch of more than a thousand miles from Haiti, Cuba and the Bahamas up to the South Carolina Sea Islands. The full devastation wrought by the hurricane on the impoverished country of Haiti …

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September 26, 2016

SEP presidential candidates to be on the ballot in Louisiana

Socialist Equality Party presidential candidate Jerry White and vice presidential candidate Niles Niemuth will appear on the Louisiana presidential ballot. This accomplishment followed efforts of SEP members in Louisiana, who traveled throughout the state’s six congressional districts to get the required electors. The SEP is not attempting to get on the ballot in other states, most of which have enormous …

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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 9, 2016

Two months until the US elections: The political issues facing the working class

It is now two months until the US presidential elections, but it is not necessary to wait until November 8 to foresee what the American people—and the population of the world—will confront, regardless of who wins. Whether it is Democrat Hillary Clinton or Republican Donald Trump who occupies the White House, the next administration will be one of war, economic …

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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 16, 2016

The social roots of unrest in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Once again deeply rooted social anger has boiled over in an American city against police violence. This time protests erupted in the Sherman Park neighborhood of Milwaukee, Wisconsin following the killing of 23-year-old African American Sylville K. Smith by an as yet unidentified African American police officer Saturday afternoon. Approximately 100 people gathered Saturday night to protest near where Smith …

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July 14, 2016

SEP candidate for vice president takes socialist campaign to western Pennsylvania

This week Socialist Equality Party vice presidential candidate Niles Niemuth took his campaign to the former steelmaking region of western Pennsylvania. In the 1950s, the greater Pittsburgh area accounted for one half of all the steel produced in the United States. Over the past several decades, however, this region has been economically devastated by the wholesale closures of steel mills. …

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July 5, 2016

The Fort Bragg baseball game, American militarism and the Fourth of July

By Niles Niemuth—SEP candidate for vice president — The Fort Bragg Army Base in North Carolina was host to a Major League Baseball (MLB) game between the Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins Sunday night, the first professional sporting event to be held on a US military base. Sunday’s baseball game marks a further development of the noxious integration of American …

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