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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
The Socialist Action Party
The Socialist Action Party
Published: 2012/11/04
Channel: Stephanie Yancey
2016 09 21 Jeff Mackler   Socialist Action 1
2016 09 21 Jeff Mackler Socialist Action 1
Published: 2016/09/23
Channel: Steve Ahlquist
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
Socialist Action Says vote for a Socialist for President
Socialist Action Says vote for a Socialist for President
Published: 2012/11/05
Channel: EcoUp1
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
Can Socialist Candidate Win In Minnesota?
Can Socialist Candidate Win In Minnesota?
Published: 2017/06/12
Channel: TYT Politics
Join the Socialist Party USA
Join the Socialist Party USA
Published: 2016/11/17
Channel: nj 06
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
Socialist Action May Day Celebration 2016
Socialist Action May Day Celebration 2016
Published: 2016/07/14
Channel: Socialist Action Canada
Socialist Mind-Control Tactics Used on Troops To Shoot Americans
Socialist Mind-Control Tactics Used on Troops To Shoot Americans
Published: 2016/09/27
Channel: Expose All Evil
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
The Socialist Action Party
The Socialist Action Party
Published: 2014/12/02
Channel: Sarah Marshall
Fake News: Who
Fake News: Who's the Real Culprit? - part 2 of 2 - SOCIALISM 2017
Published: 2017/05/18
Channel: Socialist Action Canada
Socialist Party of America - Split of the Left Wing
Socialist Party of America - Split of the Left Wing
Published: 2011/12/27
Channel: socialisteducation
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
Jeff Mackler Runs For President as Socialist
Jeff Mackler Runs For President as Socialist
Published: 2016/09/24
Channel: Joe Friendly
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 10
End the Occupations! Socialist Action Socialism 2011 PART 10
Published: 2011/05/30
Channel: Socialist Action
The American Revolution - A Marxist Perspective
The American Revolution - A Marxist Perspective
Published: 2011/11/08
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Is America Ready for a Female, Socialist, or Evangelical President?
Is America Ready for a Female, Socialist, or Evangelical President?
Published: 2015/06/27
Channel: PJ Media
Glen Ford on black voters and US politics
Glen Ford on black voters and US politics
Published: 2016/02/07
Channel: John Reimann
March 20, 2010 - Chris Hutchinson for Congress
March 20, 2010 - Chris Hutchinson for Congress
Published: 2010/03/31
Channel: janczewska
HURRICANE SANDY :: No Red Cross, FEMA, Or Bloomberg !! Marxist Obama
HURRICANE SANDY :: No Red Cross, FEMA, Or Bloomberg !! Marxist Obama's Socialism In Action!
Published: 2012/11/06
Channel: WashingtonDCtreason
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
Socialist Critique of Obama
Socialist Critique of Obama's National Security State
Published: 2013/11/20
Channel: Joe Friendly
Bernie Sanders: The Right Kind of Socialist for America?
Bernie Sanders: The Right Kind of Socialist for America?
Published: 2015/11/21
Channel: LiberalViewer
Chris Hutchinson for US Congress - SEIU 1199 Picket
Chris Hutchinson for US Congress - SEIU 1199 Picket
Published: 2010/04/15
Channel: janczewska
Civil Liberties Under Attack -- Fight Back! Socialism 2011 PART 8
Civil Liberties Under Attack -- Fight Back! Socialism 2011 PART 8
Published: 2011/05/31
Channel: Socialist Action
Rick Perry says Obama is hell bent on making America socialist...
Rick Perry says Obama is hell bent on making America socialist...
Published: 2009/11/12
Channel: rickvskay
Thomas Sowell vs Academic Socialist on Affirmative Action
Thomas Sowell vs Academic Socialist on Affirmative Action
Published: 2012/12/14
Channel: Common Sense Capitalism
The Relevance of the Russian Revolution Today - part 2 of 2 - SOCIALISM 2017
The Relevance of the Russian Revolution Today - part 2 of 2 - SOCIALISM 2017
Published: 2017/05/22
Channel: Socialist Action Canada
Is America failing because we dont have enough socialism?
Is America failing because we dont have enough socialism?
Published: 2010/03/31
Channel: Thom Hartmann Program
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
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America's Ignorance of Socialism
Published: 2015/05/07
Channel: Mike W
The Inconvenient Truth About the Democratic Party
The Inconvenient Truth About the Democratic Party
Published: 2017/05/22
Channel: PragerU
Chile 1970s: Socialism and America
Chile 1970s: Socialism and America's Interference
Published: 2013/05/14
Channel: Zdream3
Vijay Prashad on U.S. Catastrophes in the Middle East - Complete Talk  strugglevideomedia
Vijay Prashad on U.S. Catastrophes in the Middle East - Complete Talk strugglevideomedia
Published: 2017/09/03
Channel: Rick Bettencourt
Socialism in the Park - “Permanent Revolution, Stalinism and the Transitional Programme” 2of3
Socialism in the Park - “Permanent Revolution, Stalinism and the Transitional Programme” 2of3
Published: 2017/08/11
Channel: Socialist Action Canada
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
Global Capitalism: Capitalism v. Socialism Today [August 2017]
Global Capitalism: Capitalism v. Socialism Today [August 2017]
Published: 2017/08/10
Channel: Democracy At Work
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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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