October 5, 2016

Billions for infrastructure and health care not war!1

As the Socialist Equality Party’s candidate for US president, I denounce the continued government indifference towards the residents of Flint who have been poisoned with lead. I also want to express my solidarity with the working-class families and health care experts who defied intimidation and brought this issue to national and international attention. It is now clear that Flint is …

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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 19, 2016

The threat of world war: The great unmentionable in the 2016 campaign

The most important issue in the US presidential election is the one neither of the two main capitalist candidates, Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump, is talking about: the increasing likelihood that the next US president will order direct military action against Russia, China or North Korea, all countries that possess nuclear weapons. The mounting danger of such a …

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September 19, 2016

SEP candidate denounces exclusion of Libertarians, Greens from debates

As the presidential candidate of the Socialist Equality Party, I denounce the decision of the US Commission on Presidential Debates to exclude Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson and Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein from the first presidential debate scheduled for September 25 at Hofstra University in New York. Regardless of our political differences with the Libertarians and Greens, we …

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September 19, 2016

SEP candidate Naomi Spencer denounces “decertification” by West Virginia Secretary of State

The Socialist Equality Party’s candidate for West Virginia House of Delegates District 16, Naomi Spencer, was informed by the West Virginia Secretary of State late last week that her name is being removed from the ballot. Spencer is currently pursuing legal action to reverse this decision and have her name restored. She issued the following statement. At 6:50 p.m. on …

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September 16, 2016

Clinton’s fall in the polls and the crisis of the Democratic Party

The presidential contest in the United States has tightened considerably, with Democrat Hillary Clinton leading Republican Donald Trump by the barest of margins. Trump has erased most of the lead of eight to ten points Clinton enjoyed a month ago. Thursday’s New York Times headlined the results of the latest CBS/Times poll, “Clinton, Trump Locked in Tight Race,” with its …

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September 15, 2016

Socialism vs. Capitalism and War

On November 5, the Socialist Equality Party and the International Youth and Students for Social Equality will hold a conference at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, “Socialism vs. Capitalism & War.” The purpose of this conference is to politically mobilize workers and young people throughout the country and internationally against the war policies of US and world imperialism, which …

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September 10, 2016

Media misinformation and the US election’s war agenda

The arrest Thursday of two North Carolina men on charges that they successfully hacked the online computer accounts of CIA Director John Brennan, the deputy FBI director and other senior American officials, as well as the computer systems of the Justice Department and other agencies, has cast a revealing light on a central theme promoted by the Hillary Clinton camp …

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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 8, 2016

Clinton and Trump bow to the military

The nationally televised “Commander-in-Chief Forum,” held before an audience of soldiers and ex-soldiers in New York City, was a demonstration of the militarization of American society and the prostration of official politics to the military-intelligence apparatus. The two major-party presidential candidates, Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump, were accorded half an hour each to take questions from interviewer Matt …

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