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  • President François Hollande of France Won’t Seek Re-Election

    12/01/2016 12:00:41 PM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 44 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 1, 2016 | Aurelien Breeden
    PARIS — President François Hollande stunned France on Thursday when he announced that he would not run for a second term in next year’s presidential election. In a televised address from the Élysée Palace, Mr. Hollande said that he was “aware of the risks” of a candidacy that would not “rally” enough people to it. “I have thus decided not to be a candidate in the presidential elections,” Mr. Hollande said. Mr. Hollande, a Socialist, ended weeks of speculation about his intentions to participate in a re-election bid that few observers thought he could win. He has had some of...
  • French regional elections spell trouble for the socialists [Anti-immigration gets huge boost]

    12/07/2015 12:49:51 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/06/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Marine Le Pen got a huge boost in France’s first round of regional elections this week, drawing upwards of 40% support in the northern region of Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardie. Showing some unusual restraint after the initial results were reported, she said her party would treat the result with humility and a profound sense of responsibility. In the broader sense, her “far right” National Front party did far better across all 13 regions than in recent outings. (Mashable) France’s far right National Front won more support than any other party in the first round of regional elections Sunday, according to polling agency...
  • WP: A high school teacher helps clarify ‘socialism’ for Donald Trump (and you!)

    10/25/2015 5:11:57 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 43 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 24 at 8:30 AM | Philip Bump
    The day after the first Democratic presidential debate, Donald Trump called Bernie Sanders a maniac. "This socialist-slash-communist," Trump said to raucous cheers. "I call him a socialist-slash-communist, because that's what he is." Well, no. The terms "socialist" and "communist" are often confused, thanks in large part to the Cold War. Layer on top of that the nuance of the term "democratic socialist," which is how Sanders describes himself, and it's easy to see why people might generally be confused... To offer America a bit of a primer, I reached out to Dr. Lawrence Quill, chairman and professor of political science...
  • France targets carbon tax in energy transition law (quadruples rate in five years)

    07/27/2015 12:44:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 27 Jul 2015 08:03 | (Journal de l’Environnement | translated by Samuel White)
    The debate is finally over. After more than a year of national consultations, draft bills and parliamentary discussions, French MPs finally adopted the bill for an Energy Transition for Green Growth on Wednesday 22 July. The substance of this far-reaching bill was subject to significant re-shaping by both houses of the French parliament, as well as the government. […] The adopted bill contains several last minute additions, including a Senate amendment to increase the carbon tax on fossil fuel use to €56 per ton in 2020, a four-fold increase, and €100 in 2030. “The trajectory of the carbon tax increase...
  • Socialist Alternative’s Kshama Sawant attends Democratic Party fundraiser (not good)

    03/07/2015 5:21:11 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    World Socialist Web Site ^ | 3/07/15 | Eric London
    Kshama Sawant, Seattle’s Socialist Alternative City Councilmember, was captured on video entering a February 21 fundraiser and birthday celebration for a local leader of the Democratic Party, King County Councilmember Larry Gossett. The video was posted online, but has subsequently been removed. Sawant and the organization to which she belongs have not yet sought to explain why a self-proclaimed socialist would spend an evening rubbing elbows and clinking glasses with the political elite in a major American city. Nor did Socialist Alternative announce beforehand that Sawant would be appearing at an event sponsored by the Democratic Party establishment. That’s because...
  • French government dissolved amid turmoil

    08/25/2014 3:03:19 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 70 replies
    CNN ^ | August 25,2014 | Jethro Mullen
    <p>The French government was dissolved Monday amid turmoil among top ministers.</p> <p>President Francois Hollande asked Prime Minister Manuel Valls to form a new government, which will be announced Tuesday...</p> <p>"The crisis in the heart of the government is clear, and it promises to be bloody," reported Le Figaro, a right-leaning national newspaper.</p>
  • American Socialists Release Names of 70 Congressional Democrats in Their Ranks

    05/06/2012 12:48:12 PM PDT · by Jumper · 25 replies
    The Socialist Party of America announced in their October 2009 newsletter that 70 Congressional democrats currently belong to their caucus. This admission was recently posted on Scribd.com:
  • Top Teachers Union Organizer Self-Declared Socialist, bin Laden Apologist

    04/12/2012 8:14:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 12, 2012 | Kyle Olson
    It’s been said you can judge a person’s character by the company he keeps. The same can be said of organizations. That’s why it’s so troubling that a national teachers union – the American Federation of Teachers – continues to employ such radicals. The latest example is Shaun Richman, the deputy director of organizing for the AFT. It was first reported at EAGnews.org. Richman’s previous organizing experience? The Socialist Party-USA. In 2001 he was quoted discussing the party’s plans to run candidates for office and in 2005, he was running the party’s national convention. In 2006, he was producing...
  • Surplus of pessimism may cost Spain’s ruling Socialists at polls

    11/18/2011 11:21:20 AM PST · by iowamark · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 18, 2011 | Mike Elkin
    Spanish voters on Sunday are expected to dismiss the Socialist government of Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero and usher in the conservative People's Party (PP) and its leader, Mariano Rajoy. Mr. Zapatero’s Socialist party (PSOE), which has been in power for eight years, has borne the brunt of public blame for Spain’s increasingly perilous economic situation, which has tainted the party’s leadership candidate, Interior Minister Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba. Meanwhile, Mr. Rajoy has been coasting toward an expected landslide victory without saying much about how he plans to reverse Spain’s economic course... The situation is bleak for the eurozone’s fourth-largest...
  • Primary Yields Runoff for French Socialists — and a Surprise

    10/11/2011 3:08:25 PM PDT · by Cincinna · 3 replies
    The New York Times ^ | NICOLA CLARK
    François Hollande, a centrist, took the lead in the first round of the Socialist primary this weekend, beginning the battle to see who will oppose President Nicolas Sarkozy in the general election next year. But by Monday, even Mr. Hollande, the front-runner, was forced to acknowledge an unexpectedly strong showing by an anti-globalization candidate, revealing a deep vein of public disquiet over the ongoing European economic crisis and ever-deeper austerity cuts pushed by the Sarkozy government. The surprise was the third-place finish by Arnaud Montebourg — a flamboyant younger legislator who has called for partial re-nationalization of France’s banks, rigorous...
  • Hollande, Aubry top French Socialist primary

    10/09/2011 4:42:39 PM PDT · by Cincinna · 11 replies
    CNS NEWS.com ^ | October 9, 2011 | Staff
    Initial results from France's Socialist Party show that Francois Hollande and Martine Aubry led primary voting for next year's presidential elections. The party says on its website that longtime party chief Hollande won 39 percent of the vote and Aubry, author of France's 35-hour workweek law, 30 percent of the vote based on about 977,000 ballots counted. The party estimates that more than 1.5 million voters took part in Sunday's voting. The runoff will be held Oct. 16 between the top two finishers. The winner would be the main challenger to conservative President Nicolas Sarkozy, widely expected to seek re-election....
  • French Socialists May Expel Member Speaking Out on Strauss-Kahn

    06/02/2011 4:18:00 PM PDT · by Cincinna · 15 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 1, 2011 | MAĎA de la BAUME
    Nine years ago, Anne Mansouret dissuaded her daughter from filing a legal complaint for attempted rape against Dominique Strauss-Kahn, a prominent member of the Socialist Party in France and the former husband of one of her best friends. But now she is speaking out about what happened and what other Socialist leaders knew. And some Socialists — deeply embarrassed by the allegations against the wealthy man who was likely to be their presidential candidate next year — have called for her expulsion from the party. In a series of interviews, Mrs. Mansouret — by turns defensive, emotional, argumentative and uncompromising...
  • Strauss-Kahn, France's Would-Be President[NY: attempted rape,unlawful imprisonment on maid]

    05/15/2011 8:02:15 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters ^ | PARIS | Sun May 15, 2011 4:41am EDT | By Brian Love
    IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn, facing sexual assault charges in New York, was the front-runner in the latest opinion polls to win next year's presidential election in France and replace incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy. The 62-year-old Socialist, who served as French finance minister in the late 1990s, left for Washington in late 2007 to head the International Monetary Fund, just as the global economy was hit by the worst downturn since World War Two. The polls have consistently shown Strauss-Kahn, who has yet to officially declare his candidacy, trouncing Sarkozy and leading all other potential challengers in the presidential election next April...
  • DC March 10.02.10 - Communists, Socialists & SEIU Unite

    09/18/2010 8:08:52 AM PDT · by Just A Nobody · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 18, 2010 | J.B. Williams
    For years, we have been telling American citizens that the Communist Party USA and Socialist Party USA members joined forces in an operation known today as the Democratic Socialists of America. Instead of working outside the two party systems, they established DSAUSA to work inside the two party system. We have documented that both the Congressional Progressive Caucus and Congressional Black Caucus are legislative apparatuses of the Democratic Socialists of America, all of which is openly documented on the DSAUSA site. The communist are not coming folks, they are already here, and they are the most effective political juggernaut in...
  • Socialist Party Upset Obama is Being Called a Socialist

    07/02/2010 3:37:19 PM PDT · by Askwhy5times · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Bluegrass Pundit ^ | July 2, 2010 | Bluegrass Pundit
    The national director of the Democratic Socialists of America is frustrated people are calling President Obama a Socialist. "I have been making a living telling people Obama is not a socialist," says Frank Llewellyn, national director of the Democratic Socialists of America. "It's frustrating to see people using our brand to criticize programs that have nothing to do with our brand and are not even working." Hmm... The DSA backed Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election. Here is an excerpt from their newsletter, the “Democratic Left” (pdf). While recognizing the critical limitations of the Obama candidacy and the American...
  • States taking fresh look at socialist bank

    02/16/2010 8:35:34 AM PST · by cajuncow · 6 replies · 542+ views
    msnbc.msn.com ^ | 2-16-10 | Associated Press
    BISMARCK, N.D. - It has no automatic tellers or drive-up windows, doesn't issue credit cards and tends only a few thousand checking and savings accounts. Its only location is a glass, steamboat-shaped headquarters near the Missouri River, where the business moved from its original 1919 home in a former auto assembly plant. The Bank of North Dakota — the nation's only state-owned bank — might seem to be a relic. It was the brainchild of a failed flax farmer and one-time Socialist Party organizer during World War I. But now officials in other states are wondering if it is helping...
  • Socialist Party candidate for President of the U.S. [vanity]

    08/24/2009 8:12:45 PM PDT · by the anti-liberal · 2 replies · 401+ views
    This is a quote from the late Norman Thomas, the Socialist Party candidate for President of the U.S. The quote is from a speech he made in 1944. “The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But, under the name of “liberalism,” they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.” “I no longer need to run as a Presidential Candidate for the Socialist Party… The Democrat Party has adopted our platform.” Norman Mattoon Thomas (November 20, 1884 to December 19, 1968) was a leading American...
  • Newsweek Editor Calls Obama "Sort Of God" - Literally (Evan Thomas: "He's sort of God."

    06/09/2009 2:10:33 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 24 replies · 1,714+ views
    YouTube ^ | 6/6/2009 | MarcusCMarcellus
    [Evan Thomas:] "...he [Obama] has a very different job from Reagan was all about America and you [Chris Matthews] talked about it. Obama is 'we are above all that now.' We're not just parochial. We stand for something. I mean in a way, Obama's standing above the country, above the world, he's sort of God."
  • French Socialists Face Division and Derision After Vote for Leader

    11/24/2008 5:30:06 PM PST · by Cincinna · 7 replies · 366+ views
    The New York Times ^ | November 24, 2008 | STEVEN ERLANGER and KATRIN BENNHOLD
    France’s Socialist Party found itself deeply divided on Sunday and, even worse, harshly mocked. A summer of embarrassing rivalries has culminated in an excruciatingly narrow and disputed vote for a new party leader that is likely to please chiefly the country’s center-right president, Nicolas Sarkozy. The Socialists are known for their intellectual disputes; part of the leadership race involved a vote on political platforms written or supported by the various candidates. But much worse for the party, it is now being ridiculed for its personal enmities and rivalries, making it seem less a serious political alternative than an afternoon soap...
  • French Socialist party in turmoil

    11/23/2008 10:44:34 AM PST · by Righting · 7 replies · 319+ views
    scotsman ^ | Nov 2008
    Socialist party in turmoil Scotsman, United Kingdom - Nov 15, 2008 By Estelle Shirbon RIVAL factions vied at an acrimonious Socialist Party congress yesterday to install a leader capable of taking on French president ...