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  • 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 lEnvironnement | 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 Alternatives 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, Seattles 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. Thats 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
  • Top Teachers Union Organizer Self-Declared Socialist, bin Laden Apologist

    04/12/2012 8:14:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | April 12, 2012 | Kyle Olson
    Its been said you can judge a persons character by the company he keeps. The same can be said of organizations. Thats why its 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 Richmans previous organizing experience? The Socialist Party-USA. In 2001 he was quoted discussing the partys plans to run candidates for office and in 2005, he was running the partys national convention. In 2006, he was producing...
  • Surplus of pessimism may cost Spains 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. Zapateros Socialist party (PSOE), which has been in power for eight years, has borne the brunt of public blame for Spains increasingly perilous economic situation, which has tainted the partys 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 Spains economic course... The situation is bleak for the eurozones 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
    Franois 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 Frances banks, rigorous...
  • Hollande, Aubry top French Socialist primary

    10/09/2011 4:42:39 PM PDT · by Cincinna · 11 replies
    CNS ^ | 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 | MAA 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 ^ | 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
    Frances 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 countrys 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 ...
  • Barack Obama Groomed By New Party Radicals For Socialist Puppet Regime

    10/23/2008 11:12:24 PM PDT · by Cedar · 20 replies · 1,609+ views
    PyroContributors ^ | Marion Valentine
    The Davis Plan and Connections to Obama In 1963, while serving in Navy Intelligence (from 1958-1967), I read the FBI file on Frank Marshall Davis. He had outlined the Communist plan to take over America from within, by installing educators at all levels of our educational system, gaining control of the media, getting Liberal judges appointed, recruiting, training and backing people to be elected to public office. I have researched every piece of legislation I can find that the Liberal Democrats have passed since the early sixties, and if you will research for yourself, you will find that they have...
  • Barack Obama Joined Marxist-Socialist Third Party In 1990s

    10/09/2008 8:54:36 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 18 replies · 859+ views
    Democratic candidate Barack Obama was a member of the socialist New Party during the 1990s, according to new evidence unearthed by web bloggers, receiving the partys endorsement for his state Senate run in 1996. Reports earlier this summer that Obama was associated with the New Party were vigorously denied by the Obama campaign and the the New Party, but researchers examining Internet archives have found New Party documents clearly indicating Obama was a member of the party, received its endorsement, encouraged Party members to work with him in the Illinois statehouse, and signed a contract agreeing to maintain a relationship...
  • Archives prove Obama was a New Party member

    10/08/2008 10:24:14 AM PDT · by libstripper · 22 replies · 1,240+ views
    Ameican Thinker ^ | October 8, 2008 | Thomas Lifson
    Another piece in the puzzle of Barack Obama has been revealed, greatly strengthening the picture of a man groomed by an older generation of radical leftists for insertion into the American political process, trading on good looks, brains, educational pedigree, and the desire of the vast majority of the voting public to right the historical racial wrongs of the land.
  • Democrats punish Michigan for early primary (strip state of delegates)

    12/01/2007 8:40:09 AM PST · by Kimmers · 91 replies · 330+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 12/1/07
    VIENNA, Va. - Democratic leaders voted Saturday to strip Michigan of all its delegates to the national convention next year as punishment for scheduling an early presidential primary in violation of party rules. Michigan, with 156 delegates, has scheduled a Jan. 15 primary. Democratic Party rules prohibit states other than Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina from holding nominating contests before Feb. 5. Florida was hit with a similar penalty in August for scheduling a Jan. 29 primary. Michigan officials anticipated the action by the Democratic National Committee's rules panel. But Michigan Democratic Chairman Mark Brewer said before the...
  • Why I'm Backing Rudy Guiliani (Burt Prelutsky's Conservative Case For Mr. Mayor Alert)

    07/24/2007 11:52:02 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 88 replies · 1,362+ views ^ | 07/25/2007 | Burt Prelutsky
    Because I'm convinced that, come November of 2008, Hillary Clinton will be the presidential candidate of the Socialist Party, so I think it's particularly important that the Republicans nominate Rudy Giuliani. I will admit that I have been waiting to see if Fred Thompson was going to toss his hat in the ring, but I finally got sick and tired of waiting. The guy's about 6-foot-5 and probably weighs 280; which doesn't hurt when he's portraying a New York City D.A., but he's simply not cut out to play a coquette. There are other attractive candidates in the GOP, but...
  • French cafe-owners in uproar over 35 hour week ruling

    10/21/2006 8:05:23 AM PDT · by MotleyGirl70 · 4 replies · 257+ views ^ | 10/19/06 | Hugh Schofield
    PARIS (AFP) - A French court ruling that the 35 hour working week must apply in hotels, bars and restaurants triggered uproar in the hospitality industry, amid dire warnings that it will impoverish staff and jeopardize many struggling businesses. On Wednesday the country's highest administrative court -- the state council -- decided that a 2004 deal under which the 850,000 employees in hotels, bars and restaurants can work 39 hours a week instead of 35 contravenes the key reform of the last Socialist Party (PS) government. The decision left an estimated 200,000 businesses in legal limbo, uncertain over the costs...
  • When Bigots Become Reformers

    05/18/2006 8:38:58 AM PDT · by untenured · 6 replies · 585+ views
    Reason ^ | May, 2006 | Damon W. Root
    The Progressive Era and Race: Reform and Reaction, 19001917, by David W. Southern, Wheeling, W.V.: Harlan Davidson, 240 pages, $15.95 The Progressive movement swept America from roughly the early 1890s through the early 1920s, producing a broad popular consensus that government should be the primary agent of social change. To that end, legions of idealistic young crusaders, operating at the local, state, and federal levels, seized and wielded sweeping new powers and enacted a mountain of new legislation, including minimum wage and maximum hour laws, antitrust statutes, restrictions on the sale and consumption of alcohol, appropriations for hundreds of miles...
  • Albanians Vote in Key Test of Transition

    07/03/2005 12:48:51 PM PDT · by Wiz · 28 replies · 469+ views
    TIRANA, Albania - Albanians chose a new parliament on Sunday in elections that mark a crucial step in the tiny Balkan country's push for closer ties with Europe, but local observers raised concerns over voting procedures in rural areas. Previous elections in Albania, which was sealed off from the world during decades of communist rule that ended in 1990, have been plagued by fraud and irregularities. Sunday's voting is being watched as a test of the impoverished nation's ability to hold a fair election. Both NATO and the European Union have warned Albanian authorities that only free and fair elections...
  • Terror won't sway U.S. voters

    03/22/2004 1:09:04 PM PST · by MegaSilver · 17 replies · 159+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 22 March 2004 | Robert Novak
    George Friedman, who runs the Stratfor private intelligence service, spotted a change in al-Qaida's outlook over the last year. The Islamist terrorist organization, which previously treated George W. Bush as largely irrelevant to its global designs, now has zeroed in on the president. Combining that change with the terrorist triumph in Spain points to an ominous trend in the war on terrorism -- and in the U.S. presidential election. Failure of the Arab ''street'' to rise in response to the U.S. military intervention in Afghanistan and Iraq has led to questions in the Arab world about al-Qaida's relevance. The coordinated...
  • U.S. Socialist Party in turmoil

    02/09/2004 2:54:42 PM PST · by jmcclain19 · 24 replies · 290+ views
    SOCIALIST PARTY IN TURMOIL. Last fall, the Socialist Party-USA nominated retired Oregon State Senator Walt Brown as its Presidential nominee for 2004. Brown -- a former Democrat -- was the most mainstream of the democratic socialists contenders in last year's nomination fight. More strident Marxists in the party opposed Brown, but were not able to block him. Now, months later, a vocal faction in the party is trying to force Brown from the ticket because of his views on the abortion issue. The SP-USA platform is solidly pro-choice, and without exceptions. Brown, it turns out, personally supports the ban on...
  • KUCINICH Endorsed by Green, Natural Law, and Socialist Parties

    10/22/2003 2:04:26 PM PDT · by Xthe17th · 14 replies · 172+ views
    X-NADER RUNNINGMATE ENDORSES KUCINICH. Democratic Congressman Dennis Kucinich's Presidential campaign last week picked up the endorsement of Native American activist Winona LaDuke. Who? LaDuke was the Green Party nominee for Vice President on Ralph Nader's ticket in both 1996 and 2000. "Dennis is not a Green, but he's a Green in his heart," said LaDuke at the Minnesota Kucinich rally. Also on the third party front, Kucinich was previously endorsed by John Hagelin (the three-time Natural Law Party nominee for President) and Barbara Ehrenreich (1988 Socialist Party nominee for Vice President).
  • On Fox News: Socialist Party exempt from listing donors

    07/14/2003 4:58:37 PM PDT · by Paul Atreides · 15 replies · 268+ views
    I just saw on FNC that the Campaign Finance Reform exempts the Socialist Party from listing its donors. It was also stated that there are no entities on the right afforded the same exemption. It is done under the notion of protecting free speech for an extreme political entity.
  • Socialists Party donor reporting requirements exempted (again).

    04/06/2003 6:41:40 PM PDT · by Kudsman · 37 replies · 515+ views
    Chuch Muth's News and Views ^ | 4-6-03 | Chuch Muth
    Some More Equal Than Others On Thursday, the Federal Elections Commission extended an additional six-year exemption to the Socialist Workers Party which allows them to keep the names of their donors secret. The commies are the only political party in the country that continue to enjoy being able to play politics under this different set of rules from everybody else

    12/16/2002 11:06:17 AM PST · by RetiredArmy · 140 replies · 707+ views
    Neil ^ | 12/16/02 | Neil Boortz
    FUN WITH THE DEMOCRATIC UNDERGROUND Many Boortz listeners are now frequent visitors to the Internet's premiere comment board for Democrats. It's called Over the weekend my ever-alert listeners brought two different conversation threads to my attention. The first thread began with a suggestion by one Democrat that the Congress be equally divided between men and women. Why? Because "Congress is Unjust" That's why. This person didn't bother to explain why it would be "just" to deny to a voter the right to vote for a candidate of their choice. Here's your link to that thread. The second thread...