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Encyclopedia > Socialist Party USA
Socialist Party USA
Party Chairman Andrea Pason
Jerry Levy
Senate Leader None
House Leader None
Founded 1973
Headquarters 339 Lafayette St. Suite #303
New York, NY 10012
Political ideology Democratic socialism
Civil libertarianism
Political position Fiscal: Left-wing
Social: Left-wing
International affiliation None
Colour(s) Red
Website Socialist Party USA

The Socialist Party USA (SP USA) is one of the heirs to the Socialist Party of America of Eugene V. Debs and Norman Thomas. It is a democratic socialist, multi-tendency party, advocating a broad-based, democratic social revolution from below. Their youth affiliate is the Young People's Socialist League. Image File history File links Socialist Party USA logo File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Democratic socialism advocates socialism as a basis for the economy and democracy as a governing principle. ... Civil libertarian refers to one who is actively concerned with the protection of individual liberty. ... Left wing redirects here. ... Left wing redirects here. ... For other uses, see Red (disambiguation). ... The Socialist Party of America (SPA) is a socialist political party in the United States. ... Eugene Victor Debs (November 5, 1855 – October 20, 1926) was an American labor and political leader, one of the founders of the International Labor Union, the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), and five-time Socialist Party of America candidate for President of the United States. ... Norman Thomas Norman Mattoon Thomas (November 20, 1884 - December 19, 1968) was a leading American socialist, pacifist, and six-time presidential candidate for the Socialist Party of America. ... Democratic socialism advocates socialism as a basis for the economy and democracy as a governing principle. ... For other uses, see Democracy (disambiguation). ... The term social revolution may have different connotations depending on the speaker. ... YPSLs Logo The Young Peoples Socialist League (YPSL) is a democratic socialist youth group originally affiliated with the Socialist Party of America. ...

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History

The Socialist Party USA was one of three organizations to emerge from a split of the Socialist Party of America in 1972-1973. In 1958, the Trotskyist Independent Socialist League led by Max Shachtman dissolved to join the SPA. Shachtman, whose politics had begun to move sharply to the right since his days as a Trotskyist leader, argued both for militant opposition to Soviet-style Communism and that the Socialist Party should attempt to re-align with the Democratic Party. By 1972 Shachtman's Unity Caucus had taken control of the Socialist Party and blocked a resolution opposing the Vietnam War. In the 1972 presidential election, Shachtman's caucus initially backed Scoop Jackson, then refused to oppose Richard Nixon after Jackson was defeated in the primaries. The Socialist Party of America (SPA) is a socialist political party in the United States. ... Trotskyism is the theory of Marxism as advocated by Leon Trotsky. ... The Workers Party was a Trotskyist group in the United States. ... Max Shachtman (September 10, 1904 - November 4, 1972) was an American Marxist theorist. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Henry Martin Scoop Jackson (May 31, 1912 – September 1, 1983) was a U.S. Congressman and Senator for Washington State from 1941 until his death. ... Nixon redirects here. ...


In response, two groups broke off: the Coalition Caucus led by Michael Harrington supported antiwar Democrat George McGovern and went on to form the Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee (later Democratic Socialists of America), while the left-wing Debs Caucus backed People's Party anti-war candidate Benjamin Spock. The Debs Caucus formed the Union for Democratic Socialism, which became the Socialist Party USA in 1973, when the Shachtmanites who remained in the SPA renamed their organization Social Democrats USA. A number of local branches of the old SPA also participated in the formation of the Socialist Party USA. This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... George McGovern on May 8, 1972 cover of Time Magazine George Stanley McGovern, Ph. ... The Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee (DSOC) was founded in 1973 by the bulk of those members of the Socialist Party of America who opposed the partys takeover by the followers of Max Shachtman. ... Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) is the largest socialist organization in the United States and the principal U.S. affiliate of the Socialist International, a federation of socialist, social democratic and labour parties and organizations. ... The Peoples Party was a political party in the United States, founded in 1971 by various individuals and local groups, including the Peace and Freedom Party, Commongood Peoples Party, Country Peoples Caucus, Human Rights Party, Liberal Union, New American Party, New Party and No Party. ... Dr. Spock with his grand-daughter Susannah in 1967 Benjamin McLane Spock (May 2, 1903 - March 15, 1998) was an American pediatrician whose book Baby and Child Care, published in 1946, is one of the biggest best-sellers of all time. ... Shachtmanism is a critical term applied to the form of Trotskyism associated with Max Shachtman. ... Social Democrats USA (SD USA), one of the successors of the Socialist Party of America, is a small coalition of intellectuals and trade unionists. ...


Committed to independent socialist politics, the reconstituted SP quickly began fielding its own candidates, including a 1976 Presidential ticket of Frank Zeidler and Quinn Brisben. In 1980, the SP became the first American party to nominate an openly gay man for President, anti-war activist David McReynolds, who would run for a second time in 2000. Frank P. Zeidler (born 1912) was a socialist mayor of Milwaukee, Wisconsin from 1948 to 1960. ... J. Quinn Brisben (1935 —) was the Socialist Party USA candidate for President of the United States in the 1992 U.S. presidential election. ... Homosexuality refers to sexual interaction and / or romantic attraction between individuals of the same sex. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ... David McReynolds David McReynolds (born October 25, 1929) is an American socialist politician. ...


The Socialist Party experienced substantial growth in the early years of the 21st century, expanding from only 600 members to around 1,600. Socialists surprised many in some recent elections, most notably in Milwaukee in 2000, where Socialist Wendell Harris received almost 20% of the vote for mayor. Some Socialists, such as Lisa Weltman and David McReynolds, have also campaigned as Green Party candidates, leading to some conflicts with others who felt that this compromised the SP's independence. As a result, the national party refused to endorse Howie Hawkins's 2006 Senate campaign in New York, since it felt Hawkins did not make sufficient note of his membership in the SP. Despite this, Hawkins received the support of members and locals in New York. For other places with the same name, see Milwaukee (disambiguation). ... David McReynolds David McReynolds (born October 25, 1929) is an American socialist politician. ... This article is about the American political party, Green Party. ... Howie Hawkins is an American politician and activist. ... // Hillary Rodham Clinton Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (born Hillary Diane Rodham on October 26, 1947) is the junior United States Senator from New York, serving her freshman term since January 3, 2001. ...


The SP focuses on grassroots activism in addition to electoral politics.[1] It has conducted "Socialist Summer" campaigns in recent years to address issues such as counter-recruitment and fighting to end the military-industrial complex; promoting socialized health care; supporting immigrant workers and battling persecution of immigrants following the September 11, 2001 attacks; and promoting civil liberties and civil rights. To promote activism, the SP has set up a dual structure of "Commissions" in addition to geographical local and state affiliates, which allow members with common interests to network and conduct campaigns. Active commissions include the Women's Commission, Labor Commission, Faith and Socialism Commission, Queer Commission, People of Color Commission, Environmental Commission, and others. The party accepts dual membership in Solidarity. A grassroots political movement is one driven by the constituents of a community. ... President Dwight Eisenhower famously referred to the military-industrial complex in his farewell address. ... The term socialized medicine is used to describe publicly administered health care systems. ... Immigration is the movement of people into one place from another. ... A sequential look at United Flight 175 crashing into the south tower of the World Trade Center The September 11, 2001 attacks (often referred to as 9/11—pronounced nine eleven or nine one one) consisted of a series of coordinated terrorist[1] suicide attacks upon the United States, predominantly... Civil liberties is the name given to freedoms that protect the individual from government. ... Civil rights or positive rights are those legal rights retained by citizens and protected by the government. ... Solidarity is a socialist group in the United States, led by Trotskyists and post-Trotskyists. ...


The Socialist Party holds National Conventions in odd-numbered years and Organizing Conferences in even-numbered years. The most recent National Convention was held October 19-October 21, 2007 in St. Louis, Missouri. The most recent Organizing Conference was held in Detroit, Michigan on August 4-August 6, 2006. Nickname: Location in the state of Missouri Coordinates: , Country State County Independent City Government  - Mayor Francis G. Slay (D) Area  - City  66. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Detroit redirects here. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ...


Platform and principles

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Communism
Democratic socialism
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Guild socialism
Libertarian socialism
Market socialism
Revolutionary socialism
Social democracy
Socialist market economy
Utopian socialism
For other uses, see Politics (disambiguation). ... Socialism is a broad array of ideologies and political movements with the goal of a socio-economic system in which property and the distribution of wealth are subject to control by the community for the purposes of increasing social and economic equality and cooperation. ... This article is about the form of society and political movement. ... Democratic socialism advocates socialism as a basis for the economy and democracy as a governing principle. ... Eco-socialism or Green socialism is an ideology fusing Green movement values with socialism. ... Guild socialism was a British political movement in the 1890s-1920s that wanted to give each local workplace sovereignity. ... Libertarian socialism is a group of political philosophies that aim to create a society without political, economic or social hierarchies - a society in which all violent or coercive institutions would be dissolved, and in their place every person would have free, equal access to tools of information and production, or... Market socialism is a term used to define a number of economic system(s) in which the means of production are owned either by the state or by the workers collectively, however unlike traditional socialism there is market that is directed and guided by socialist planners. ... Flag of the Revolutionary Socialists Revolutionary Socialism is a political ideology based on the work of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels advocating the revolutionary yet democratic liberation of the Proletariat. ... Social democracy is a political ideology emerging in the late 19th and early 20th centuries from supporters of Marxism who believed that the transition to a socialist society could be achieved through democratic evolutionary rather than revolutionary means. ... Market socialism is an attempt by a Soviet-style economy to introduce market elements into its economic system to improve economic growth. ... Utopian socialism is a term used to define the first currents of modern Socialist thought. ...

Regional variants

African socialism
Arab socialism
Chinese socialism
Jewish socialism
Melanesian socialism
Zionist socialism
African socialism is a belief in sharing economic resources in a traditional African way, as distinct from classical socialism. ... Arab Socialism (ar. ... This article is about the term itself and its relationships. ... A Bundist demonstration, 1917 The General Jewish Labour Union of Lithuania, Poland and Russia, in Yiddish the Algemeyner Yidisher Arbeter Bund in Lite, Poyln un Rusland (אַלגעמײַנער ײדישער אַרבעטער בונד אין ליטע פוילין און רוסלאַנד), generally called The Bund (בונד, from German: meaning federation or union) or the Jewish Labor Bund, was a Jewish political party in several European countries... The concept of Melanesian socialism was first advocated by Father Walter Lini of the New Hebrides (now Vanuatu), who became the countrys first prime minister upon its independence from France and the United Kingdom in 1980. ... Labor Zionism (or Socialist Zionism, Labour Zionism) is the traditional left wing of the Zionist ideology and was historically oriented towards the Jewish workers movement. ...

Religious socialism

Buddhist socialism
Christian socialism
Islamic socialism
Religious socialism describes socialism that is inspired by religious values, such as Christian socialism or Islamic socialism. ... GP Malalasekara of Sri Lanka wrote about Buddhist socialism in an article published in , 1972. ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Pope · Archbishop of Canterbury Patriarch of Constantinople Christianity Portal This box:      Christian socialism generally refers to those... Islamic socialism is a term coined by various Muslim leaders to counter the demand at home for a more spiritual form of socialism. ...

Key issues

Criticisms of socialism
History of socialism
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Types of socialism
Criticisms of socialism range from disagreements over the efficiency of socialist economic and political models, to condemnation of states described by themselves or others as socialist. ... The history of socialism, sometimes termed modern socialism,[1] finds its origins in the French Revolution of 1789 and the changes brought about by the Industrial Revolution, although it has precedents in earlier movements and ideas. ... Socialist economics is a broad, and sometimes controversial, term. ... The term socialist state (or socialist republic, or workers state) can carry one of several different (but related) meanings: Strictly speaking, any real or hypothetical state organized along the principles of socialism may be called a socialist state. ... Since the 19th century, socialist ideas have developed and separated into many different types of socialism. ...

People and organizations

List of socialists
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IUSY
The following is a list of self-identified socialists, divided by geographical location. ... The International Workingmens Association (IWA), sometimes called the First International, was an international socialist organization which aimed at uniting a variety of different left-wing political groups and trade union organizations that were based on the working class and class struggle. ... The phrase Second International has two meanings: For the international association of socialist parties of the late 19th century, see Second International (politics) and a successor organization, the Socialist International For one of the Merriam-Webster dictionaries of American English, see Websters New International Dictionary, Second Edition This is... The Comintern (Russian: Коммунистический Интернационал, Kommunisticheskiy Internatsional – Communist International, also known as the Third International) was an international Communist organization founded in March 1919, in the midst of the war communism period (1918-1921), by Vladimir Lenin and the Russian Communist Party (Bolshevik), which intended to fight by all available means, including... For other uses, see Fourth International (disambiguation). ... The official symbol of Socialist International. ... WFDY symbol The World Federation of Democratic Youth is a youth organization, recognized by the United Nations as an international youth non-governmental organization. ... The International Union of Socialist Youth (IUSY) encompasses socialist, social democratic and Labour Party youth organizations from more than 100 states of the world. ...

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Utilitarianism Anarchist redirects here. ... The South African Police Crush Another Demonstration by the Shack dwellers Movement Abahlali baseMjondolo, 28 September, 2007 Class struggle is the active expression of class conflict looked at from any kind of socialist perspective. ... The dictatorship of the proletariat is a term employed by Karl Marx in his 1875 Critique of the Gotha Program that refers to a transition period between capitalist and communist society in which the state can be nothing but the revolutionary dictatorship of the proletariat. The term refers to a... Egalitarianism (derived from the French word égal, meaning equal or level) is a political doctrine that holds that all people should be treated as equals from birth. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Internationalism is a political movement which advocates a greater economic and political cooperation between nations for the benefit of all. ... Marxism is both the theory and the political practice (that is, the praxis) derived from the work of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. ... A communist revolution is a social revolution inspired by the ideas of Marxism that aims to replace capitalism with communism, normally with socialism (public ownership over the means of production) as an intermediate stage. ... Socialism in One Country was a thesis put forward by Joseph Stalin in 1924 and further supported by Nikolai Bukharin. ... A trade union or labor union is an organization of workers. ... This article discusses utilitarian ethical theory. ...

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The Socialist Party USA describes itself as a democratic socialist party. It is opposed to both capitalism and authoritarian Communism.[2] The Party's principles and platform call for the elimination of the power of big business through public ownership and workers' control, production for use instead of profit, and the establishment of a classless society. The party is also strongly committed to internationalism and the struggle against racism, sexism, classism, heterosexism, and homophobia.[3] The party calls for the abolition of the death penalty. This article lists ideologies opposed to capitalism and describes them briefly. ... Forms of government Part of the Politics series Politics Portal This box:      This article applies to political and organizational ideologies. ... This article is about the form of society and political movement. ... Manifestations Slavery Racial profiling Lynching Hate speech Hate crime Genocide (examples) Ethnocide Ethnic cleansing Pogrom Race war Religious persecution Gay bashing Blood libel Paternalism Police brutality Movements Policies Discriminatory Race / Religion / Sex segregation Apartheid Redlining Internment Anti-discriminatory Emancipation Civil rights Desegregation Integration Equal opportunity Counter-discriminatory Affirmative action Racial... Manifestations Slavery Racial profiling Lynching Hate speech Hate crime Genocide (examples) Ethnocide Ethnic cleansing Pogrom Race war Religious persecution Gay bashing Blood libel Paternalism Police brutality Movements Policies Discriminatory Race / Religion / Sex segregation Apartheid Redlining Internment Anti-discriminatory Emancipation Civil rights Desegregation Integration Equal opportunity Counter-discriminatory Affirmative action Racial... Classism (a term formed by analogy with racism) is any form of prejudice or oppression against people who are in, or who are perceived as being like those who are in, a lower social class (especially in the form of lower or higher socioeconomic status) within a class society. ... Heterosexism is the presumption that everyone is straight or heterosexual (i. ... A protest by The Westboro Baptist Church, a group identified by the Anti-Defamation League as virulently homophobic. ... Capital punishment, or the death penalty, is the execution of a convicted criminal by the state as punishment for crimes known as capital crimes or capital offences. ...


As a multi-tendency party, the party rejects those models of organization often called Leninist, as well as the practices commonly called "democratic centralism", meaning that SP members are often free to disagree publicly with party policy. However, dues-paying members are required to abide by the SP's Statement of Principles. Since there are varying views within the membership on the means of achieving socialism based on the Statement of Principles, there is occasionally disagreement over what actions by members are appropriate and what merit censure. The party also strives to achieve a relative unity in action. Vladimir Lenin in 1920 Leninism refers to various related political and economic theories elaborated by Bolshevik revolutionary leader Vladimir Lenin, and by other theorists who claim to be carrying on Lenins work. ... Democratic centralism is the name given to the principles of internal organization used by Leninist political parties, and the term is sometimes used as a synonym for any Leninist policy inside a political party. ... Distinguish from slover, censer and censor. ...


Some SP members advocate an evolutionary approach to socialism, favoring a social democratic transition period; they cite the social democratic systems of nations like Sweden as examples to follow. Others, however, consider Swedish-style social democracy to be essentially capitalist in nature, and favor a more radical, Marxist-Leninist or revolutionary transformation of society from capitalist to socialist. Some SP members also advocate revolutionary nonviolence or pacifism, while some consider armed struggle a possible necessity. The Party's Statement of Principles rejects equating socialism with a "welfare state" and calls for democratic social revolution from below [4]. Many party members consider labor struggles to be of particular importance, and work in the party's Labor Commission. Social democracy is a political ideology emerging in the late 19th and early 20th centuries from supporters of Marxism who believed that the transition to a socialist society could be achieved through democratic evolutionary rather than revolutionary means. ... Revolutionary, when used as a noun, is a person who either advocates or actively engages in some kind of revolution. ... Nonviolence (or non-violence), whether held as a moral philosophy or only employed as an action strategy, rejects the use of physical violence in efforts to attain social, economic or political change. ... Pacifism is the opposition to war or violence as a means of settling disputes or gaining advantage. ... There are three main interpretations of the idea of a welfare state: the provision of welfare services by the state. ...


The party's independence is also debated. Although the party's Statement of Principles explicitly rejects working within the two major parties, some feel that if the SP does not cooperate with progressive Democrats and, even more so, other progressive organizations such as the Green Party and Labor Party (without compromising its socialist principles), it runs the risk of turning into a sectarian left-wing splinter group. Others believe that if the SP compromises its independence by working within other parties it will become little more than an irrelevant special-interest pressure group, much as the Democratic Socialist of America have become. Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... This article is about the American political party, Green Party. ... The United States Labor Party is a social democratic political party advocating workers interests. ...


The party is strongly committed to gender egalitarianism and advocating an end to gender oppression and stereotypes in general. It requires gender parity among its officers and organizes pro-choice activities. Its platform considers abortion a part of women's healthcare rights. There is an active Women's Commission which publishes a quarterly newsletter, Socialist Women. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Equalism. ... Issues of discussion Pro-choice describes the political and ethical view that a woman should have complete control over her fertility and pregnancy. ...


Presidential tickets

The United States presidential election of 1976 followed the resignation of President Richard M. Nixon in the wake of the Watergate scandal. ... Frank P. Zeidler (born 1912) was a socialist mayor of Milwaukee, Wisconsin from 1948 to 1960. ... J. Quinn Brisben (1935 —) was the Socialist Party USA candidate for President of the United States in the 1992 U.S. presidential election. ... The United States presidential election of 1980 featured a contest between incumbent Democrat Jimmy Carter and his Republican opponent, Ronald Reagan, along with third party candidates, the independent John B. Anderson and Libertarian Ed Clark. ... David McReynolds David McReynolds (born October 25, 1929) is an American socialist politician. ... Sister Diane Drufenbrock is a Franciscan nun and Christian socialist. ... The United States presidential election of 1988 featured an open primary for both major parties. ... Willa Kenoyer was the Socialist Party USA candidate for President of the United States in the 1988 U.S. presidential election. ... Ron Ehrenreich (b. ... The United States presidential elections of 1992 featured a battle between Republican George Bush, the incumbent President; Democrat Bill Clinton, the governor of Arkansas; and independent candidate Ross Perot, a Texas businessman. ... Barbara Garson (born July 7, 1941 in Brooklyn, New York City) is an American playwright, author and social activist. ... Presidential electoral votes. ... Mary Cal Hollis was a third-party candidate for President of the United States in the 1996 U.S. presidential election. ... Eric Thomas Chester is an author, socialist political organizer and activist, and former university economics professor. ... The United States presidential election of 2000 was a contest between the Democratic candidate Al Gore versus the Republican candidate of George W. Bush. ... Mary Cal Hollis was a third-party candidate for President of the United States in the 1996 U.S. presidential election. ... The United States presidential election of 2004 was held on Election Day, Tuesday, November 2, 2004. ... Walter Frederick Brown (born July 28, 1926) was the presidential candidate of the Socialist Party USA in 2004. ... Mary Alice Mal Herbert (born February 28, 1935) ran for Vice President as the candidate for the Socialist Party USA in 2004. ... The United States presidential election of 2008, scheduled to be held on November 4, 2008, will be the 55th consecutive quadrennial president and vice president of the United States. ... Brian Moore in an official campaign photo after being elected the Socialist Party USA Presidential nominee on October, 20 2007. ... Stewart Skip Alexander was an American collegiate and professional golfer. ...

See also

Tendencies: The Socialist is the national publication of the Socialist Party USA. The Socialist Editor: Matthew Andrews Editorial Board: Jason Becker Eric Chester Jessica Dreistadt Mary-Alice Herbert Categories: | | ... The Industrial Workers of the World (IWW or the Wobblies) is an international union currently headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. At its peak in 1923 the organization claimed some 100,000 members in good standing, and could marshal the support of perhaps 300,000 workers. ... Solidarity is a socialist group in the United States, led by Trotskyists and post-Trotskyists. ... Luxemburgism (also written Luxembourgism) is a specific revolutionary theory within communism, based on the writings of Rosa Luxemburg. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      This list of political parties in the United States contains past and present... This is a list of parties and organizations that are either explicitly democratic socialist or include significant numbers of democratic socialist members. ...

State affiliates: The Debs Tendency (DT) is a left-wing political tendency in the Socialist Party USA (SPUSA). ... The Grass Roots Tendency is an organized political tendency (or caucus) within the Socialist Party USA, supporting a revolutionary socialist politics. ... Fist and Rose The Fist and Rose is a tendency of the Socialist Party USA founded by Melvin Little and others to promote global unification with the Socialist International and greater unity within the Party. ...

The Socialist Party of Florida (SPF) is a democratic socialist party that is the Florida state affiliate of Socialist Party USA. Like the national party, the SPF is a multi-tendency party based in the ideals of Eugene V. Debs and Norman Thomas. ... The Socialist Party of Massachusetts (SPMA) is the state affiliate of the Socialist Party USA in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. ... The Socialist Party of Michigan (SPMI) is the state affiliate of the Socialist Party USA in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... The Socialist Party of New Jersey (SPNJ) is the state affiliate of the Socialist Party USA in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... The Socialist Party of Oregon (SPO) is a minor political party in the U.S. state of Oregon affiliated with the Socialist Party U.S.A..[1] As of November, 2006, the party was recognized by the Oregon State Elections Division as a less than statewide nominating party, having failed...

References

  1. ^ Tactics and Organizing, Socialist Party Handbook.
  2. ^ Statement of Principles.
  3. ^ [1] and [2]
  4. ^ [3]

External links

Official: Socialist Party USA


Affiliates: Young People's Socialist League


Campaigns: Activist Campaigns


Caucuses & Tendencies:

Commissions:

  • Faith and Socialism Commission
  • Labor Commission
  • People of Color Commission
  • Queer Commission
  • Other commissions (Women's Commission, International Commission, Environmental Commission, Arts & Culture Commission, Native American Commission, and Youth Commission)

Elections:

Publications:

  • The Socialist
  • Socialist Women

State affiliates and locals:


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