In the 1950s there arose the myth of America as a ‘middle-class society.’ How has this myth developed since then? This document was drawn up by a small group of men (the founding “fathers”) representing four major economic interests – money, public securities, manufactures, and trade and shipping. A poll conducted in April 2009 found that […], The Material World Column from the August 2013 issue of the Socialist Standard Dear Material World,  My life’s dream is to become a fully paid-up member of the capitalist class. Their masters are at war! A Marxian analysis of the pandemic, its origin, and its economic impact. War may again be avoided. The idea of “workers’ control” or “industrial democracy” is now being  discussed in American political circles. […]. Founded in 1901, the Socialist Party grew rapidly, claiming 113,000 members in 1912, making it, briefly, one of the largest socialist movements in the world. Or is it the very nature of capitalism that makes it so destructive to the environment? The date was chosen to commemorate a police massacre during a rally at Haymarket Square in Chicago on May 4, 1886. Socialist Alternative (SA) is a Trotskyist political party in the United States. Ultimately we shall need to halt the endlessly expanding ‘growth machine’ of capitalism. The party has chartered state organizations in Michigan and New Jersey as well as chartered locals throughout the country. Reposted from the magazine Internationalist Perspective. Because the party no longer sponsored candidates in presidential elections, the name "party" had been "misleading"—"party" had hindered the recruiting of activists who participated in the Democratic Party, according to the majority report. There is a political dispute going on about climate change, global heating, or global climate disruption. Who and what do the police protect? But, he explains, capitalist firms HAVE to operate that way. A guy […], No, ALEC is not a new kid on the block. Why the premature reopening of the US economy? Do you have any advice? The city’s […], From the May 2019 issue of the Socialist Standard Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Democrat member of the US House of Representatives who calls herself a socialist, tweeted in February:  ‘Workers are often paid for less than the value they create.’ The American financial magazine, Business Insider, picked this up, commenting ‘this is essentially a restatement of Karl Marx’s “Labour Theory of […], Opinion polls suggest that the younger age groups in the United States – colloquially referred to as ‘millennials’1– are much more open to socialist ideas than their elders. After denouncing him, the state affiliate organized a protest in front of the federal building in Hartford. More detailed versions of each of the key maps are below. The party also seeks to begin an immediate withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan. From the War of Independence! [6], In October 2019, the Socialist Party nominated Howie Hawkins for President of the United States in the 2020 election. [46] In a later statement about Obama's policies, Wharton called Obama's 2010 State of the Union Address a "public relations ploy" and concluded saying: "The time for slick public relations campaigns has ended—the time for building our grassroots movements is more urgent than ever. More stories will be added as they become available. [26] In 2012, Socialist Pat Noble unseated his incumbent opponent in winning election to the Red Bank Regional High School Board of Education,[27] Socialist John Strinka received 10% of the vote while running with the party's ballot label for Indiana's 39th district State House seat[28] and Socialist Troy Thompson received 27% of the vote for Mayor of Floodwood, Minnesota. During his presidential campaign, he claimed that the lack of available remedy to collapsing economic conditions stems from the capitalist system's foundation upon "greed" and advocated its replacement with a new system founded upon economic democracy through social ownership and workers' control of our reigning industrial and financial institutions.[45]. For the Socialist Party active from 1901 through 1972, see, Socialist Party of the United States of America, "The article of this organization shall be the Socialist Party of the United States of America, hereinafter called 'the Party'". One thing that strikes me immediately, from the moment I arrive at O’Hare Airport, is just how little the basic infrastructure has changed over […], An American war against Iran has appeared imminent on previous occasions. 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The SP secured over 900,000 votes for Eugene Debs in 1912 and large totals in other races as late as 1938. Zeidler also helped re-organizing the party structure during its early years. Greed is good! His research findings were published by the University of Texas Press in 1980 in a book entitled Manufacturing the News. Why is Trump reopening the US economy — and forcing Mexico to reopen its economy too — when the pandemic is still on the rise? [56] Moore believes that capitalism is a system based on both exploitation and selfishness, which operates to serve the interests of corporations and the ruling class at the expense of workers and the poor. Interactive controls allow you to compare particular states. In this feature, members of the World Socialist Party of the US share personal stories of how they became socialists. We support US troops by seeking to free them from military slavery. It was signed between 5 and 6 am but did not come into force until 11 am. A scene from the Civil War? Has slavery ever been abolished? He seems decent and sincere. A recently rediscovered essay by an early 20th century socialist theorist demonstrates that ecological thinking has always been part of the socialist worldview.

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