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Socialist Action Forum: Snowden Revelations and Fighting US Wrongdoing
Socialist Action Forum: Snowden Revelations and Fighting US Wrongdoing
Published: 2013/11/20
Channel: Joe Friendly
End the Occupations! Socialist Action Socialism 2011  PART 1
End the Occupations! Socialist Action Socialism 2011 PART 1
Published: 2011/05/29
Channel: Socialist Action
Socialist Party of America - Split of the Left Wing
Socialist Party of America - Split of the Left Wing
Published: 2011/12/27
Channel: socialisteducation
From the Field: Socialism, Immigration, and B&H Strike (May Day)
From the Field: Socialism, Immigration, and B&H Strike (May Day)
Published: 2017/05/06
Channel: The Laura Flanders Show
Thanks, Capitalism!
Thanks, Capitalism!
Published: 2017/03/27
Channel: Democratic Socialists of America (DSA)
The Democratic Party, Death trap for U.S. Blacks - -  Independent Labour/Black political action
The Democratic Party, Death trap for U.S. Blacks - - Independent Labour/Black political action
Published: 2013/12/08
Channel: Socialist Action
07/29/16 Forum: Challenging Capitalism in the 2016 Elections and Beyond
07/29/16 Forum: Challenging Capitalism in the 2016 Elections and Beyond
Published: 2016/08/02
Channel: Socialist Action Bay Area
Join the Socialist Party USA
Join the Socialist Party USA
Published: 2016/11/17
Channel: nj 06
Obama
Obama's Socialist Pigs Continually Put Down America
Published: 2017/05/01
Channel: CNNRotatingSquare
Public Rally for the Socialist Candidate for United States President Jeff Mackler -- Part 1
Public Rally for the Socialist Candidate for United States President Jeff Mackler -- Part 1
Published: 2016/10/23
Channel: Socialist Action Canada
March 20, 2010 - Chris Hutchinson for Congress
March 20, 2010 - Chris Hutchinson for Congress
Published: 2010/03/31
Channel: janczewska
Public Rally for the Socialist Candidate for United States President Jeff Mackler -- Part 2
Public Rally for the Socialist Candidate for United States President Jeff Mackler -- Part 2
Published: 2016/10/23
Channel: Socialist Action Canada
ALP Using Tax Payer Funds to Support Socialist Candidate for US President
ALP Using Tax Payer Funds to Support Socialist Candidate for US President
Published: 2016/03/14
Channel: Opinion Out Loud
The Socialist Action Party
The Socialist Action Party
Published: 2012/11/04
Channel: Stephanie Yancey
Socialist Action Says vote for a Socialist for President
Socialist Action Says vote for a Socialist for President
Published: 2012/11/05
Channel: EcoUp1
National Socialist Political Action - American Nazi Party
National Socialist Political Action - American Nazi Party
Published: 2012/08/27
Channel: NationalSocialism
Glen Ford on black voters and US politics
Glen Ford on black voters and US politics
Published: 2016/02/07
Channel: John Reimann
End the Occupations! Socialist Action Socialism 2011 PART 2
End the Occupations! Socialist Action Socialism 2011 PART 2
Published: 2011/05/29
Channel: Socialist Action
End the Occupations! Socialist Action Socialism 2011 PART 10
End the Occupations! Socialist Action Socialism 2011 PART 10
Published: 2011/05/30
Channel: Socialist Action
End the Occupations! Socialist Action Socialism 2011 PART 3
End the Occupations! Socialist Action Socialism 2011 PART 3
Published: 2011/05/29
Channel: Socialist Action
End the Occupations! Socialist Action Socialism 2011 PART 4
End the Occupations! Socialist Action Socialism 2011 PART 4
Published: 2011/05/29
Channel: Socialist Action
Venezuelan Demonstrators are Fighting to Overthrow the System
Venezuelan Demonstrators are Fighting to Overthrow the System
Published: 2017/06/12
Channel: Journeyman Pictures
End the Occupations! Socialist Action Socialism 2011 PART 5
End the Occupations! Socialist Action Socialism 2011 PART 5
Published: 2011/05/29
Channel: Socialist Action
End the Occupations! Socialist Action Socialism 2011 PART 7
End the Occupations! Socialist Action Socialism 2011 PART 7
Published: 2011/05/30
Channel: Socialist Action
Who Are the Racists: Conservatives or Liberals?
Who Are the Racists: Conservatives or Liberals?
Published: 2014/10/20
Channel: PragerU
End the Occupations! Socialist Action Socialism 2011 PART 9
End the Occupations! Socialist Action Socialism 2011 PART 9
Published: 2011/05/30
Channel: Socialist Action
2010 Hutchinson for Congress; the struggle for immigrant rights
2010 Hutchinson for Congress; the struggle for immigrant rights
Published: 2011/01/09
Channel: SocialistActionCT
End the Occupations! Socialist Action Socialism 2011 PART 6
End the Occupations! Socialist Action Socialism 2011 PART 6
Published: 2011/05/29
Channel: Socialist Action
Socialism in Czechoslovakia and Parallels of Persecuted Church there and in USA
Socialism in Czechoslovakia and Parallels of Persecuted Church there and in USA
Published: 2012/08/14
Channel: rmsli
Can Socialist Candidate Win In Minnesota?
Can Socialist Candidate Win In Minnesota?
Published: 2017/06/12
Channel: TYT Politics
Rebel Films: The Occupation of the American Mind
Rebel Films: The Occupation of the American Mind
Published: 2016/10/19
Channel: Socialist Action Canada
"ObamaCare" Fails Because Americans Don
"ObamaCare" Fails Because Americans Don't Want Socialism
Published: 2013/11/04
Channel: TFP Student Action
Chris Hutchinson for US Congress - SEIU 1199 Picket
Chris Hutchinson for US Congress - SEIU 1199 Picket
Published: 2010/04/15
Channel: janczewska
Forum on Iran: Fresh Threats of Military Attack by the United States, Israel, and the West
Forum on Iran: Fresh Threats of Military Attack by the United States, Israel, and the West
Published: 2012/01/29
Channel: SocialistActionCT
Anarchism or Socialism?
Anarchism or Socialism?
Published: 2015/07/22
Channel: Proletarian TV
National Socialism & Catholic Action
National Socialism & Catholic Action
Published: 2017/01/05
Channel: Muzak
USSA - United Socialist States of America - October, 2009 part two of three
USSA - United Socialist States of America - October, 2009 part two of three
Published: 2009/10/30
Channel: Tony Marano
UNAC Conference 2017 - 6th Plenary: International Issues + Rally
UNAC Conference 2017 - 6th Plenary: International Issues + Rally
Published: 2017/06/18
Channel: Other Voices, Other Choices
Reform or Revolution: Building a World Movement for Socialist Change Today and Tomorrow
Reform or Revolution: Building a World Movement for Socialist Change Today and Tomorrow
Published: 2015/04/27
Channel: SocialistActionCT
Civil Liberties Under Attack -- Fight Back! Socialism 2011 PART 1
Civil Liberties Under Attack -- Fight Back! Socialism 2011 PART 1
Published: 2011/05/30
Channel: Socialist Action
Be The People Show 11/05/12 "Is America Headed Towards Socialism?" Final Call to Action
Be The People Show 11/05/12 "Is America Headed Towards Socialism?" Final Call to Action
Published: 2012/11/05
Channel: bethepeopletv
Kevin Annett speaks at Socialist Action PART 1 of 4
Kevin Annett speaks at Socialist Action PART 1 of 4
Published: 2011/05/16
Channel: Socialist Action
Why Young Voters Reject Bernie and Hillary
Why Young Voters Reject Bernie and Hillary's Socialism
Published: 2015/05/16
Channel: INFORMED TV
Civil Liberties Under Attack -- Fight Back! Socialism 2011 PART 9
Civil Liberties Under Attack -- Fight Back! Socialism 2011 PART 9
Published: 2011/06/01
Channel: Socialist Action
Legal System Basics: Crash Course Government and Politics #18
Legal System Basics: Crash Course Government and Politics #18
Published: 2015/05/30
Channel: CrashCourse
Danny Katch: Stand-Up Comedy - Socialism 2013
Danny Katch: Stand-Up Comedy - Socialism 2013
Published: 2013/07/03
Channel: WeAreManyMedia
Rising Profits, Sinking Planet: Socialist Solutions to the Climate Crisis
Rising Profits, Sinking Planet: Socialist Solutions to the Climate Crisis
Published: 2012/12/16
Channel: Enaa
U.S. Cuba Relations and the Case of the Cuban Five
U.S. Cuba Relations and the Case of the Cuban Five
Published: 2014/11/03
Channel: FanSmiles
Venezuela
Venezuela's Crisis Explained
Published: 2016/06/11
Channel: The Daily Conversation
Declaration of the Formation of the Democratic Socialist Party of the United States 2016
Declaration of the Formation of the Democratic Socialist Party of the United States 2016
Published: 2016/09/29
Channel: James Parks
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Socialist Action
Secretary-General Jeff Mackler
Founded 1983 (1983)
Youth wing Youth for Socialist Action
Ideology Trotskyism
Communism
Political position Far-left
International affiliation Fourth International
Website
www.socialistaction.org

Socialist Action is a Trotskyist political party in the United States. It publishes the monthly Socialist Action newspaper,[1] has a youth affiliate called Youth for Socialist Action (YSA),[2] and is associated with the Fourth International.

Origins[edit]

Socialist Action was founded in 1983 by a group of veteran socialist activists who state that they were expelled from the Socialist Workers Party for defending the ideas of Permanent Revolution, class independence, and continued support for the Fourth International.[3] Socialist Action was the second group, after the Fourth Internationalist Tendency, expelled during the 1983 purge. The first issue of its newspaper contained no listing of an editorial board. [4] The group split in 1985, with those leaving forming Socialist Unity.[4] In 1986 the split merged with Workers Power and the International Socialists to form Solidarity.[5] Those remaining in Socialist Action went on to act as a new Trotskyist party.[4][6] Socialist Action was soon involved in planning a Central America solidarity conference.[6]

Electoral campaigns[edit]

Socialist Action has run candidates for elected office on a number of occasions. It views electoral campaigns as a way to promote socialist politics and ultimately dissolve the existing regime in the USA, as well as to advocate on behalf of issues that the organization is promoting. As a result of legal challenges, Socialist Action believes it does not have to disclose who the financial supporters of its election campaigns are because of demonstrable government harassment of past socialist candidates. This belief has been challenged in court.[7]

SA member Adam Ritscher was elected to the Douglas County Board of Supervisors in Northern Wisconsin in April 2006.[8] Other examples of Socialist Action election campaigns are Jeff Mackler's 2006 write-in campaign for U.S. Senate in Northern California and Sylvia Weinstein's 1988 campaign for San Francisco Board of Education, in which she won 21,000 votes.[9] In 2010, Socialist Action ran Christopher Hutchinson[10] for the Connecticut's 1st congressional district. Hutchinson gained 955 votes or 0.42%.[11]

Socialist Action nominated their first presidential ticket for the 2016 United States presidential election, selecting national secretary Jeff Mackler for president and Karen Schraufnagel for vice-president[12]. However the SA ticket got no ballot access or write-in status in any state, so no votes for the ticket were recorded.

Political work[edit]

During the Gulf War, Socialist Action was dominant in the San Francisco Bay Area antiwar movement through the National Campaign Against the War in the Middle East, competing with the Workers World Party-led Coalition Against a Vietnam War in the Middle East. Critics charged Socialist Action with dominating the Campaign and packing leadership meetings in San Francisco and New York.[13]

Socialist Action has gone through a variety of splits and fusions over the course of its history. Currently it is actively involved in a wide range of movements in the United States which can be turned to their purposes. SA members are in leadership positions in a range of front groups that make up these movements which number hundreds of members, such as the National Assembly to End the U.S. Wars & Occupations, the United National Antiwar Conference, the Climate Crisis Coalition, the Mobilization to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal, Lynne Stewart Defense Committee, Grassroots Immigrant Justice Network. There has been limited success in infiltrating a number of trade union locals.

Socialist Action has its national office in San Francisco. It also publishes various books and pamphlets through its publishing arm, Socialist Action Books.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Socialist Action newspaper
  2. ^ Youth for Socialist Action
  3. ^ SA Open Letter to the Socialist Workers Party
  4. ^ a b c Alexander, Robert (1991). International Trotskyism, 1929-1985: A Documented Analysis of the Movement. Durham: Duke University Press. p. 891. 
  5. ^ Evans, Leslie (2010). Outsider's Reverie: A Memoir. Boryana Books. 
  6. ^ a b Klehr, Harvey (1988). Far Left of Center: The American Radical Left Today. Transaction Publishers. pp. 68–69. 
  7. ^ Ballot Access News - August 1, 2004
  8. ^ Ballot Access News - June 1, 2006
  9. ^ September 2001: Sylvia Weinstein, 1926-2001
  10. ^ Christopher Hutchinson
  11. ^ http://www.sots.ct.gov/sots/lib/sots/electionservices/statementofvote_pdfs/2010_sov.pdf
  12. ^ "Vote Socialist Action in 2016! Jeff Mackler for U.S. President!". Socialist Action. 2016-06-23. Retrieved 2017-02-09. 
  13. ^ Epstein, Barbara (Spring 1992). "The antiwar movement during the Gulf War". Social Justice. 19 (47): 115–137. 

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