SOCIALIST PARTY STATEMENTS AND PRESS RELEASES

COVID is Sickening Us; Capitalism is Killing Us

February 23, 2021 - National Action Committee

   

Our nation passed a grim milestone this week as we mark half a million lives lost to the COVID-19 pandemic. We reach this sad benchmark not far beyond the one year anniversary of the start of the outbreak. The Socialist Party extends its sincerest condolences to all the families who have lost loved ones to COVID-19. While it is true that in a pandemic of this sort many people were going to die, it should in no way escape attention that the scale of the death toll in this country is also a direct product of the ineptitude, partisanship, and shameless profiteering by the dual parties of capital in their response to the crisis. Americans have every right to feel angry and betrayed by the so-called "leaders" of the bourgeois political class. full statement

Conflict in Yemen: Why It Must Stop

February 22, 2021 - National Action Committee

Socialist solidarity extends past family, friends, local, regional, and state community. It does not acknowledge arbitrary borders and does not subdivide them into race, creed, and color. Compassion, empathy, and respect are the foundations of a Socialist solidarity that discriminates only between dominated and dominator, exploiter and exploited. While we may be separated nominally into ‘Yemeni’ and ‘American’, we can just as easily be unified by ‘comrade.’ As comrades, we struggle in unity towards self-sovereignty. full statement

Statement of Solidarity for Indian Workers

February 2, 2021- National Action Committee

In the wake of years of governmental deregulation and privatization, the Modi regime has sought to centralize its command over India’s agricultural sector with the goal of streamlining the corporate acquisition of farmers’ produce. This culminated with the ratification of the 2020 Indian Agricultural Acts, which enables major corporations to have effectively unrestricted access to the entirety of India’s agricultural markets. full statement

 

Statement on the Inauguration

January 21, 2021 - National Action Committee

Inauguration Day is a moment on the American political calendar in which most think both of the past four years, as well as the four years to come. This time around there is much food for thought as citizens all over the country attempt to grapple with the not only the last four years, but especially the Jan.6 and what this all means for the future of our country, but also for themselves and their families. full statement

Post-Election Statement

December 6, 2020 - National Action Committee

After several weeks of preposterous and self-serving legal challenges, and an absolutely ludicrous -and continuing- disinformation campaign led by the President himself, the dust has settled on the 2020 election. The decisive winner was the ruling class, the capitalists.  full statement

Congratulations to Hawkins/Walker on Securing the 2020 Green Party Nomination

July 13, 2020 - National Action Committee

Almost nine months ago, the Socialist Party National Convention overwhelmingly voted to embark on a new course of electoral action. Rather than nominate a traditional presidential campaign, we answered the call of left unity by nominating Howie Hawkins for President in 2020. This nomination was made in the knowledge that he was also seeking the Green Party nomination, as well as support from across the US Left as a whole. full statement

Beyond Bernie: An Open Letter to Sanders Supporters

April 13, 2020 - National Action Committee

If we have learned one thing from Bernie Sanders’ two presidential campaigns, it is that radical politics cannot be advanced from within the Democratic Party. This is not a criticism of the hard work done by countless volunteers on the Sanders campaign, but an indictment on a party that will do everything up to and including rigging its own presidential primaries to prevent meaningful change. full statement

Statement on the Coronavirus Pandemic Response

April 11, 2020 - National Committee

This time of disruption is unlike anything most of us have ever experienced. We urge everyone to remain calm and to take care of comrades, family, friends and neighbors. Now more than ever we need solidarity. The COVID-19 pandemic has produced, and will continue to produce, a multitude of different kinds of needs and vulnerabilities. Before it ends, many of us will be affected in one way or another, and only the support of our communities will get us through. ... full statement

Statement on the Fires in the Amazon

September 6, 2019 - National Action Committee

 

The Amazon is burning. These fires, enabled by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro for the profit of giant agribusiness, are a deliberate tactic to clear land for development. The Insitiututo Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais reported a 79% increase in forest fires from this same period in 2018. As promised by the Bolsonaro regime, large hectares of Amazon forest will be opened up for Western development ..... full statement

Socialist Party USA Endorses August 21st Nationwide Prison Strike

August 20, 2018 - National Action Committee

Strike Demands Demands (https://incarceratedworkers.org/campaigns/prison-strike-2018)

Immediate improvements to the conditions of prisons and prison policies that recognize the humanity of imprisoned men and women. ...  full statement

Upholding Human Rights: Defend DACA, Abolish ICE, Build Socialism

June 28, 2018 - National Action Committee

The Deferred Actions for Childhood Arrivals was a policy enacted by the Obama administration on June 12th 2012 that allowed some individuals who came to this country as children to obtain a work permit and encouraged prosecutorial discretion that protected the individuals from deportation. Those who were approved for the program are known as Dreamers... full statement