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 Socialist Labor Party of America - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Socialist Labor Party of America (SLP) is the oldest socialist political party in the United States and the second oldest socialist party in the world.
The party was founded in Newark, New Jersey, in 1876 as the Workingmen's Party of America.
The SLP is the second oldest of the so-called "third parties" (the Prohibition Party being the oldest).
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 Labor Party (US) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The United States Labor Party is a social democratic political party advocating workers' interests.
This organization allied itself with the Green Party of Wyoming in 1998 to field its first candidates for local and federal offices.
It has not run candidates since (and never any outside of Wyoming), and the future of the party remains uncertain, particularly after the death of Tony Mazzocchi, the founding national organizer.
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 Socialist Organizer: The Labor Party
A new party must have a distinct platform, a platform which may vary in details as circumstances vary and as the party itself develops, but still one upon which the party, for the time being, is agreed.
The Knights of Labor are the first national organization created by the American working class as a whole- whatever their origin and history, whatever their shortcomings and little absurdities, whatever their platform and their constitution, here they are, the work of practically the whole class of American wage-workers.
Whether the Knights of Labor will then retain their present name or not makes no difference, but to an outsider it appears evident that here is the raw material out of which the future of the American working-class movement, and along with it, the future of American society at large, has to be shaped.
www.theorganizer.org /LP/Engels.html   (1501 words)

 Labor Party
The Labor Party alone has a program and an organizing approach that speaks directly to the problem: systematic corporate greed.
Labor Party organizing focuses the attention of working people both on the ills of corporate greed, and on the rights and benefits that should belong to all - just health care, free higher education and genuine worker rights.
As a Labor Party we can develop campaigns on issues that point out the failure of the two major parties and their corporate backers.
www.thelaborparty.org /c_res1.html   (732 words)

 Communism Research Wiki: Labor Militant   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Labor Militant was always union-oriented, focusing on local activism in order to attract followers.
During the 1990s, Labor Militant was very active in the campaign to build a Labor Party in America - that is, a social-democratic political organization dominated by union members and free of the Democratic Party's corporate influence.
During the campaign in support of the Labor Party, some of Labor Militant's members grew dissatisfied with the Labor Party Advocates' minimal militancy and refusal to definitively separate from the Democrats.
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In 1901 the SDP merged with Socialist Labor Party to form the Socialist Party of America.
Between 1901 and 1912 membership of the Socialist Party of America grew from 10,000 to 150,000.
After the death of Eugene Debs in 1926 Norman Thomas became the leader of the party and was its presidential candidate in 1928, 1932 and 1936.
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 Politics1 - Guide to American Political Parties
The Natural Law Party was a New Age entity founded and run by followers of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (the founder of the TM movement -- a movement that some have labeled as a cult).
The party ran nuclear physicist John Hagelin as the NLP Presidential nominee in 1992 (ballot status in 32 stares - 39,000 votes - 0.04%), 1996 (ballot status in 44 states - 7th place - 110,000 votes - 0.1%) and 2000 (ballot status in 39 stares - 7th place - 83,000 votes - 0.08%).
Their agenda is much in the style of the Western European socialist and labor movement -- and somewhat similar to that of the late-1990s formed Labor Party (but the NP has more of a controlled growth outlook on environmental issues).
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Apamphlet summarizing this gathering was subsequently published entitled Socialistic Labor Party: Platform, Constitution, and Resolutions Adopted at the National Congress of the Workingmen's Party of the United States Held at Newark, New Jersey, December 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 1877: Together with a Condensed Report of the Convention Proceedings.
The party press was similarly split, the English language organ The Workmen's Advocate and the German Der Sozialist favoring electoral politics over trade union activity, while the New Yorker Volkszeitung, edited at this time by Alexander Jonas and Sergei Schevitsch, staunchly advocated a program almost exclusively concentrating upon trade union organization.
The Socialist Trade and Labor Alliance (STandLA) was established as the vehicle for this movement -- a set of "dual" trade unions in practical opposition to the established American Federation of Labor unions.
www.marxists.org /subject/usa/eam/socialistlaborparty.html   (2839 words)

 New Union Party biography .ms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The New Union Party (NUP) was founded in 1980 by defectors from the Socialist Labor Party of America (SLP).
They claim that the SLP had become bureaucratic and authoritarian in its internal party structure.
This DeLeonist militant democratic socialist party "advocates political and social revolution" but denounces violence and is "committed to lawful activities to overthrow the capitalist economic system." The NUP fielded its first candidates in 1980, in Minnesota.
new-union-party.biography.ms   (79 words)

The first political party in Canada claiming to be socialist was the Socialist Labor Party, an offshoot of the Socialist Labor Party of America.
The Canadian SLP was formed in 1896 and was thoroughly reformist, as was a breakaway United Socialist Labor Party of British Columbia, founded in 1899.
The Socialist Party of British Columbia was less enthusiastic, however, as it had increased in size and influence; it also had three of its members elected to the British Columbia Legislature.
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 BEST communist party of america   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
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 On The Labor Party Question In America   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
However, if the creation of a “Labor Party” would prevent, in a certain period, the large success of Communism, our elementary duty must be not to proclaim the progressiveness of the “Labor Party”, but its insufficiency, ambiguity, and limitations, and its historical role as a hindrance to the proletarian revolution.
It is evident that the possibility of participating in and of utilizing a “Labor Party” movement would be greater in the period of its inception, that is, in the period when the part is not a party but an amorphic politic mass movement.
To consider a “Labor Party” as an integrated series of united fronts signifies a misunderstanding of the notions, both of united fronts and of the party.
www.marxists.org /archive/trotsky/works/1932/1932-lp.htm   (1419 words)

 Open Directory - Regional: North America: United States: Society and Culture: Politics: Parties: Labor Party   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Labor Party - A new party attempting to break trade unions from the Democratic Party.
Labor Party: Class Politics for the 21st Century - An article advocating the Labor Party as a political vehicle for workers.
Why the Labor Party is important - A series of articles on the US Labor Party and its importance.
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 CPUSA Online -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Communist Party, USA denounces this agreement and believes it bodes ill for the working people of the U.S. and Central America...
And yes, this is a serious blow to labor unity and to the working class.
Most of the nearly five hundred delegates and guests who attended the 28th National Convention of the Communist Party, USA in Chicago July1-3 said it was a huge success.
www.cpusa.org   (786 words)

 Left Election Results
** Eugene Debs ran in 1900 as the candidate of the Social Democratic Party of America (SDPA).
In 1901, the SDPA merged with the anti-DeLeonist faction of the Socialist Labor Party to form the Socialist Party.
† In 1924, the Socialist Party was one of the main endorsers of Senator LaFollette's Progressive Party.
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 UMI :: Records of the Socialist Labor Party of America, 1877 - 1907   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
UMI :: Records of the Socialist Labor Party of America, 1877 - 1907
A vigorous political force at the turn of the century, the largely immigrant Socialist Labor Party of America fought the abuses of America's industrial system from a Marxist platform, polling at its peak over 80,000 votes in local and state elections.
This microfilm edition of the party's records, which charts in detail its changing philosophy and strategy and the influence of its most notable leaders Daniel De Leon, Hugo Vogt, Lucien Sanial and Henry Kuhn, represents a particularly rich primary research resource for both political and social historians.
www.umi.com /research/pt-product-Records-of-the-Socialist-Labor-Party-of-America-118.shtml   (144 words)

 Letter from James Plant to Cyril E. May
After the break from the IWW some in the SLP, and many supporters who were not party members, argued against De Leoifs insistence that political action and the ballot was of vital importance in the struggle for emancipation.
Therein he argues trenchantly and with insistence that the use of the ballot is fundamental to the program and tactics of a revolutionary socialist party.
Of course you are entitled to disagree with the programme, policy and tactics of the Socialist Labor Party of America.
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 Socialist Party of America
In 1901 the Social Democratic Party (SDP) merged with Socialist Labor Party to form the Socialist Party of America.
He was also the party's candidate in 1908, and 1912, when with his running-mate, Emil Seidel, he won 897,011 votes.
Between 1901 and 1912 membership of the Socialist Party of America grew from 13,000 to 118,000.
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 Political Economy: A Communist Critique of the Wage System.  A Progressive Labor Party Pamphlet
Therefore the wage paid to us for our labor power (based on the exchange value of our labor power) is lower than the total price of the commodities we produce (based on the exchange value of the commodities, which in turn is based on the total time we spend laboring for the capitalist each day).
The owner of money buys labor power at its value, which is determined, like the value of every other commodity, by the socially necessary labor time requisite in its production (that is to say, the cost of maintaining the worker and family).
These contradictions lead to explosions, cataclysms, crises, in which by momentous suspension of labor and annihilation of a great portion of capital the latter is violently reduced to the point where it can go on.....Yet these regularly recurring catastrophes lead to their repetition on a higher scale, and finally its violent overthrow.
www.plp.org /pamphlets/politecon.html   (21132 words)

 All.info: Society and Social Sciences / Political Science / Labor /   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Socialist Labor Party of America, Karl Marx, Daniel DeLeon, Daniel De Leon,...
The Socialist Labor Party of America SLP is the original party of socialism in the USA.
The SLP's goal is a classless society based on collective ownership and control of industries, these to be administered in the interests of all society through a Socialist Industrial Union government composed of democratically elected representatives from all the industries and services of the land.
allinfo.com /directory/Society_and_Social_Sciences/Political_Science/Labor   (332 words)

 Australian Labor Party:
Labor is taking up the fight for all Australians.
We're taking up the fight for the millions of working Australians whose wages and conditions are under threat from John Howard.
Labor stands for a strong economy, creating wealth and security for all Australians.
www.alp.org.au   (227 words)

 Labor Party Press - Convention: Ralph Nader
Last year was the 50th anniversary of the Taft-Hartley law, which strangled labor in America.
I don’t know of any political party that has set the kind of threshold you have for running candidates, after having laid out their own program and adopted it.
We need a democratic Labor Party that is building democracy, a party of accountability, a party of a broad political social agenda that respects future generations, a party of the workplace, the marketplace, the media — how can we be serious if we don’t have our own media?
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 CRL - Socialism & Communism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
This microfiche set includes the proceedings of congresses held by various French socialist parties from 1876-1914.
This set includes the papers of Hillquit who led a group of dissidents out of the Socialist Labor Party and later became a dominant figure in the Socialist Party.
Records of the Socialist Labor Party of America, 1877-1907.
wwwcrl.uchicago.edu /content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=48   (397 words)

 The New Union Party   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The New Union Party shares with all Socialist organizations a theoretical foundation in the writings of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.
Our specific ideological roots lie in the revolutionary labor movement of the United States of approximately 1890 to 1914, as expounded by the editor of the Socialist Labor Party's periodicals, Daniel DeLeon.
The positions of the New Union Party are defined in our leaflets, articles in The New Unionist, and in socialist classics that we distribute and republish.
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 All.info: Society and Social Sciences / Issues and Activism / Socialists /   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Socialist Party campaigns, with working class communities, against all the attacks of the government and big business from the privatisation of the NHS to the destruction of our environment.
Socialist Labor Party- Section Houston Texas, Socialism, Marxism, De...
The Labor Party is a national organization consisting of affiliates from thousands of national unions, local unions, worker supportive organizations and indifvidual members.
allinfo.com /directory/Society_and_Social_Sciences/Issues_and_Activism/Socialists   (761 words)

 WWW-VL: History: United States Index: Labor History
Toward the Cooperative Commonwealth.: An Introductory History to the History of the Farmer Labor Movement in Minnesota 1917-1948, thesis by Thomas Gerald O'Connell
Socialist Labor Party of America: Marx, DeLeon, socialism, unionism
UAW born amid sitdowns and the battle of the overpass
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 THE SOCIALIST LABOR PARTY OF AMERICA (1876-1926)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The recalled National Committee refused to recognize the legitimacy of Section New York's action and a party crisis erupted; two competing "7th National Congresses" were held in October of 1889 as a result.
This was the result of a successful injunction placed on the standing NEC against publishing that organ.
Since the injunction was placed upon the members of the NEC as individuals rather than upon the party itself, it was decided to stand aside as one and to be replaced by a new group of individuals.
www.marxists.org /subject/usa/eam/slpofficials.html   (355 words)

 America has a new labor party - 1997-05-12   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
This new union is characterized by an extraordinary influx of money, all of it to be used not only to reverse the labor movement's flagging fortunes, but also to change the political landscape in ways that are as radical as anything that occurred during Franklin Roosevelt's presidency.
The very title of his book has the resonance of a manifesto, "America Needs a Raise." Of course, what America needs to be is more productive and more competitive; class warfare is a scenario for self-destruction.
That means that those people whose work supports the government have a vested interest in seeing their union's preferred party as the one that should remain in power.
www.bizjournals.com /philadelphia/stories/1997/05/12/editorial3.html   (1101 words)

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