Socialist Equality Party (US) 2020 election campaign
By Joseph Kishore—SEP candidate for US president, 3 November 2020
Historians will look back at the 2020 elections as both a continuation and a new stage in the protracted crisis of American democracy.
By David North, 2 November 2020
In his speech opening Sunday’s final public meeting of the 2020 election, Socialist Equality Party Chairman David North stated, “A great historical crisis—and the pandemic is of that magnitude—reveals and puts to the test the perspectives and programs of all parties.” The course of events has vindicated the perspective and program of the Socialist Equality Party.
By Joseph Kishore—SEP candidate for US president, 31 October 2020
In the final days of the election, the Democratic Party and its affiliates are going all out to insist that workers and youth opposed to Trump must subordinate their struggles to electing Biden.
Support Socialist Equality Party candidates Joseph Kishore and Norissa Santa Cruz on Colorado ballot
By Socialist Equality Party (US), 20 October 2020
Coloradans have the chance to officially vote for the genuine opposition—SEP candidates Joseph Kishore and Norissa Santa Cruz.
By Joseph Kishore—SEP candidate for US president, 30 September 2020
Trump renewed his call for supporters—that is, right-wing vigilante organizations—to monitor polling places and not accept the results of the election.
By Joseph Kishore - Socialist Equality Party candidate for US president, 11 September 2020
Opposition to the resumption of classes at the University of Michigan is part of a broader struggle of workers against the homicidal policy of the ruling class related to the pandemic.
By Kevin Reed, 9 September 2020
The SEP’s three-month legal campaign for ballot access in Michigan came to an end on Friday with the state proceeding to the production of the ballots with the names of Joseph Kishore and Norissa Santa Cruz excluded.
By Kevin Reed, 1 September 2020
The SEP 2020 presidential campaign has appealed to Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the Supreme Court associate justice responsible for the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, in a final effort to overturn the unconstitutional Michigan ballot access laws.
By Joseph Kishore—SEP Presidential Candidate, 25 August 2020
Joseph Kishore, Socialist Equality Party (SEP) candidate for US President, issued the following statement in response to the ruling on Monday by the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
By Joseph Kishore—SEP Presidential Candidate, 24 August 2020
Only through the development of the class struggle can the working class make right the years of bipartisan social crimes against the working class of Flint, Michigan.
Colin Powell at the Democratic National Convention: Democrats prepare administration of militarism and war
By Joseph Kishore—SEP candidate for US president, 19 August 2020
The second day of the convention featured remarks by Powell, a leading architect of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, and a video highlighting Biden’s “unlikely friendship” with arch warmonger John McCain.
By Joseph Kishore—SEP candidate for US president, 17 August 2020
As the US election enters its final stage, enormous pressure is being brought to bear to convince workers and youth that the only way to oppose Trump is to support Biden and Harris.
By Joseph Kishore—SEP candidate for US president, 13 August 2020
There is something incredibly degrading and shameful about the whole process, testifying to the intellectual and cultural collapse of American politics.
The politics of oligarchy: Federal appeals court blocks SEP challenge to anti-democratic ballot access laws in California
By Joseph Kishore—Socialist Equality Party candidate for US President, 8 August 2020
The response of the ruling class and its state to the SEP's legal challenge has been determined by one political motive: Keep socialists off the ballot!
By Kevin Reed, 4 August 2020
The brief replied to Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s claim that April’s right-wing anti-lockdown protests in Lansing means the SEP candidates should have recognized that it was safe to gather signatures.
By Joseph Kishore—Socialist Equality Party candidate for US president, 29 July 2020
In a tweet Monday afternoon, Tesla CEO Elon Musk provided his summary of Marx’s great work on capitalist political economy: “Das Kapital in a nutshell,” Musk wrote, is “Gib me dat for free.”
Statement of the Socialist Equality Party, 27 July 2020
The Trump administration’s deployment of paramilitary forces throughout the United States is a major escalation of the attempt to organize a coup d’état in advance of the November presidential elections.
California judge rules that SEP candidates must collect physical signatures during pandemic or be excluded from ballot
By Kevin Reed, 22 July 2020
Federal District Court Judge Dolly M. Gee handed down a ruling on Tuesday against the lawsuit filed by the SEP, which argues that California’s ballot access laws are “effectively impossible” to satisfy during the COVID-19 pandemic.
SEP candidates Joseph Kishore and Norissa Santa Cruz respond to California state officials in ballot access lawsuit
By Alan Gilman, 17 July 2020
In a set of court filings Wednesday, the SEP candidates refuted point by point the arguments made by California state officials in an effort to keep them off the November ballot.
Democratic California Governor Newsom argues that allowing SEP candidates on the ballot would cause “frustration of the democratic process”
By Isaac Finn, 14 July 2020
Joseph Kishore and Norissa Santa Cruz are suing California for enforcing a 200,000-signature requirement. Yesterday, the candidates appealed a Michigan judge’s ruling against them to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Michigan Governor Whitmer argues SEP candidates should have petitioned for ballot status during the peak of the pandemic
By Kevin Reed, 30 June 2020
Democratic Party defendants in the lawsuit filed by the SEP against ballot access requirements in Michigan have responded by arguing that supporters of Kishore and Santa Cruz should have endangered their lives and those of the public by collecting voter signatures.
By Joseph Kishore and Norissa Santa Cruz—SEP candidates for president and vice president, 20 June 2020
The lawsuit is part of the SEP’s fight against an undemocratic electoral system that is designed to prevent any opposition to the two parties of the ruling class, the Democrats and Republicans.
SEP candidates Kishore and Santa Cruz file federal lawsuit challenging ballot access laws in Michigan
By Socialist Equality Party (US), 19 June 2020
Michigan’s ballot access requirements for independent candidates for president and vice-president force the SEP to collect tens of thousands of physical signatures, which is impossible during the global coronavirus pandemic.
17 June 2020
Supporters of the SEP are fighting to gather 5,000 electronic signatures to place Joseph Kishore and Norissa Santa Cruz on the ballot for the general election in November.
Hundreds of thousands stage multiracial demonstrations against police violence in a powerful show of working-class unity
Statement of the Socialist Equality Party (US), 30 May 2020
Mass demonstrations of workers and youth of all races, triggered by the brutal murder of George Floyd, are an expression of tremendous social solidarity. It is not a question of black against white, but the working class against the rich.
By Norissa Santa Cruz—SEP candidate for US vice president, 23 May 2020
International laws and statutes that once offered special protections for immigrant youth seeking asylum have been made a dead letter by the Trump administration.
By Joseph Kishore—Socialist Equality Party candidate for president, 22 May 2020
The SEP rejects the chauvinistic attacks by the Trump administration and Democrats aimed at shifting responsibility for the mass death due to the coronavirus pandemic from the American ruling class.
By Joseph Kishore—SEP candidate for US president, 12 May 2020
The killing of Arbery by a former police officer and public investigator must be seen in the context of the unending wave of police killings in the US, which claim more than 1,000 lives every year.
By Joseph Kishore—SEP candidate for US president, 12 May 2020
The ruling elite’s efforts to enforce a return to work—and impose a massive restructuring of class relations to pay for the bailout of Wall Street—will encounter enormous opposition from the working class.
By Joseph Kishore—SEP candidate for US president, 9 May 2020
The social desperation of millions of people in the United States is being used by the ruling class to compel a return to work amidst the expanding coronavirus pandemic.
By Norissa Santa Cruz, 8 May 2020
Farmworkers lack access to basic medical care and suffer from significantly higher rates of diabetes, hypertension and health conditions such as heart disease and environmental cancers due to long exposure to pesticides.
By Joseph Kishore—SEP candidate for US president, 6 May 2020
Amidst the expanding coronavirus pandemic, the Trump administration is implementing a socially criminal “open up the economy” policy that will result in hundreds of thousands of deaths.
By Joseph Kishore—SEP candidate for US president, 30 April 2020
The response of the ruling class and capitalist governments to the coronavirus pandemic is producing a growing wave of walkouts, sick-outs, demonstrations and other forms of social unrest.
By Joseph Kishore—SEP candidate for US president, 28 April 2020
2020 will go down not only as the year of the coronavirus pandemic but also as the year of the greatest act of thievery and plunder yet perpetrated by the corporate and financial oligarchy.
By Joseph Kishore, 24 April 2020
The American ruling class is attempting to rapidly resume production and send workers back to work. If this policy is carried out, countless thousands more people will get gravely sick or die.
SEP (US) Presidential candidate Joseph Kishore to participate in IYSSE (Australia) online meeting tonight
20 April 2020
Nick Beams and Socialist Equality Party (Australia) assistant national-secretary Cheryl Crisp will conduct a conversation with Kishore, the SEP candidate for president of the United States.
By Joseph Kishore—SEP candidate for US president, 17 April 2020
As in 2016, but now under much more explosive social and political conditions, Sanders is exchanging his “political revolution against the establishment” for the thin gruel of “lesser evil” politics.
By Joseph Kishore—SEP candidate for US president, 14 April 2020
Sanders’ endorsement of Biden is the shabby outcome of his campaign, the entire purpose of which was to prevent social and political opposition from breaking free of the Democratic Party.
An interview with Joseph Kishore, Socialist Equality Party candidate for US president
By Zac Corrigan, 11 April 2020
Zac Corrigan spoke with Joseph Kishore, SEP candidate for president in the 2020 US elections, about the Trump administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.
As social struggles mount over coronavirus pandemic
By Joseph Kishore—Socialist Equality Party candidate for US president, 9 April 2020
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders formally ended his campaign for president on Wednesday and called on his supporters to back former Vice President Joe Biden.
For emergency action against the destruction of jobs! Full financial and social support for all working people impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic!
Joseph Kishore—Socialist Equality Party candidate for US president, 3 April 2020
All sections of the working class must be fully compensated for the economic consequences of the pandemic.
By Shuvu Batta, 21 March 2020
“I can’t stop driving for even a day because I can’t afford my bills. It’s a form of slave labor.”
By Jacob Crosse, 20 March 2020
The nominally antiwar congresswoman joined more than 80 former spies and intelligence agents in offering her “full support” to Biden.
Joseph Kishore—Socialist Equality Party candidate for US president, 19 March 2020
For the second time in four years, Sanders has diverted popular hostility to the capitalist system back within the framework of the corporate-controlled two-party system.
By Patrick Martin, 12 March 2020
Sanders’ 10-minute speech on Wednesday, after which he took no questions, effectively conceded the Democratic nomination to the former vice president.
Norissa Santa Cruz – Socialist Equality Party candidate for vice president of the United States, 11 March 2020
Teachers, students and parents in California’s Sweetwater school district demonstrated outside a school board meeting.
Joseph Kishore – Socialist Equality Party candidate for US president, 7 March 2020
On Friday, March 6, hundreds of students at San Ysidro High School in San Diego, California walked out to oppose budget cuts and attacks on public education.
By our reporters, 5 March 2020
Joseph Kishore spoke with striking grad students this week at UC Santa Cruz while SEP campaigners interviewed strikers and supporters at UC campuses in Los Angeles, San Diego and Irvine.
By Eric London, 5 March 2020
Biden’s victory shows once again it is impossible to transform the capitalist Democratic Party into a vehicle for socialist politics.
Workers must defeat the strikebreaking by the Democrats!
Statement of Socialist Equality Party (US) Vice Presidential candidate Norissa Santa Cruz, 29 February 2020
Janet Napolitano, the UC president and Obama’s former director of Homeland Security, has fired 54 striking grad students for daring to fight for living wages and affordable housing.
The Trump administration’s incompetent and criminally negligent response to the coronavirus outbreak
Joseph Kishore—Socialist Equality Party candidate for US President, 29 February 2020
The disastrous state of preparedness for the coronavirus is the product of decades of ruling class policy that has subordinated the most basic social needs to war and the endless accumulation of wealth.
Joseph Kishore - Socialist Equality Party US presidential candidate, 26 February 2020
The Socialist Equality Party opposes Assange’s extradition to the United States. We demand immediate freedom for Assange and for whistleblower Chelsea Manning.
David North and Joseph Kishore address international online audience in Socialist Equality Party town hall election meeting
By Socialist Equality Party (US), 25 February 2020
Watch the recording of the successful campaign kick-off town hall meeting streamed to workers and supporters around the world.
Norissa Santa Cruz—SEP vice presidential candidate, 20 February 2020
The conditions facing the graduate students are the conditions of an entire generation.
SEP (US) announces speaking tour featuring presidential candidate Joseph Kishore
Socialism and the 2020 elections: the international class struggle and the strategy of world socialist revolution
Socialist Equality Party (US), 18 February 2020
The Socialist Equality Party (US) will hold meetings across the United States featuring presidential candidate Joseph Kishore and vice presidential Candidate Norissa Santa Cruz.
Norissa Santa Cruz – Socialist Equality Party candidate for US vice president, 17 February 2020
The Trump administration’s deployment of militarized police forces to cities throughout the country is aimed at terrorizing immigrant neighborhoods and is a warning to the entire working class.
By Tom Hall, 15 February 2020
The reality of American social life is very different than the fantasy of a “blue-collar boom” which Trump delivered during last week’s State of the Union address.
Joseph Kishore—SEP national secretary and candidate for US president, 13 February 2020
The expansion of the class struggle is the essential factor underlying the shift to the left among workers and the growing interest in socialism.
By Andre Damon, 7 February 2020
While Trump has emerged victorious over his factional enemies within the state, he heads a crisis-ridden government despised by broad sections of workers and young people.
Joseph Kishore—Socialist Equality Party candidate for US president, 6 February 2020
From the beginning of the Trump presidency, the Democrats have worked to channel mass popular opposition to Trump behind their own right-wing, militarist agenda.
SEP presidential candidate Joseph Kishore addresses IYSSE election campaign meeting at Berlin’s Humboldt University
By our reporters, 1 February 2020
The meeting reviewed the growth of working class struggles throughout the world and the need for an international program and perspective.
By Patrick Martin, 30 January 2020
While the Democrats embrace the war criminal John Bolton, the Republicans portray the president as essentially above the law, an elected dictator.
“The time is now to fight for genuine socialism and an end to capitalist exploitation”
SEP presidential candidate Joseph Kishore opens 2020 campaign with address to students and supporters in Michigan
By our reporters, 29 January 2020
There is a clear alternative facing the American and international working class, Kishore said at the meeting, capitalist barbarism or international socialism.
Socialist Equality Party to run Joseph Kishore for president, Norissa Santa Cruz for vice president in 2020 US elections
27 January 2020
The alternative confronting the working class is clear: capitalist barbarism or international socialism. The Socialist Equality Party, in political solidarity with the International Committee of the Fourth International, will use this campaign to advance the struggle of the working class against capitalism. Sign up today to get involved!