The 2016 SEP US Election Campaign

Sanders heaps praise on the “billionaire class’s” chosen candidate

Jerry White—SEP (US) candidate for president, 27 July 2016

From the beginning the Sanders campaign was a political trap to corral social opposition and contain it within the Democratic Party.

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27 July 2016

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26 July 2016

Video: Workers discuss social crisis in Philadelphia on eve of Democratic National Convention

By Jerry White and Zac Corrigan, 23 July 2016

Workers and young people spoke with Socialist Equality Party candidate for US president, Jerry White, about social inequality in the city.

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22 July 2016

Video: SEP vice presidential candidate Niles Niemuth speaks with workers in upstate New York

21 July 2016

Niemuth visited Rochester and Syracuse, New York and spoke to residents about the conditions in the region and their thoughts on the 2016 presidential election.

New York City workers discuss police killings, inequality with SEP candidate

By Jerry White and Zac Corrigan, 20 July 2016

On the second anniversary of the police killing of Eric Garner in Staten Island, New York, workers spoke with Socialist Equality Party presidential candidate about the class divide in America’s largest city.

Video: SEP Vice Presidential candidate Niles Niemuth campaigns in Erie, Pennsylvania

19 July 2016

Niemuth spoke to workers and young people about the defense of public education.

Video: SEP Vice Presidential candidate Niles Niemuth campaigns in Pittsburgh

By Niles Niemuth, 18 July 2016

Niemuth spoke to workers and youth in Pittsburgh, a historic center of steel production that has been hard-hit by the economic crisis.

“We are suffering, struggling, and they’re getting richer and richer”

SEP campaigns in south Chicago area

By our reporters, 18 July 2016

Supporters of the Socialist Equality Party campaigned for presidential candidate Jerry White at the Ford Chicago Assembly Plant, a shopping center and a transit station Saturday.

SEP candidate Niemuth discusses attacks on public education with Erie residents

By Evan Winters, 16 July 2016

SEP (US) vice presidential candidate spoke with residents of Erie, Pennsylvania about social inequality, the US election and recent threats to end public education beyond eighth grade in the city.

SEP candidate for vice president takes socialist campaign to western Pennsylvania

By Our reporter, 14 July 2016

SEP vice presidential candidate Niles Niemuth took his campaign to an area that has been economically devastated over the past three decades by layoffs in the steel industry

Supporters of SEP presidential campaign achieve write-in ballot status in Kentucky

By Naomi Spencer, 14 July 2016

Voters in the state of Kentucky who write in Socialist Equality Party presidential candidate Jerry White on their ballots November 8 will have their votes legally recognized.

The predictable and pathetic end of Sanders’ “political revolution”

By Patrick Martin, 13 July 2016

The Sanders campaign has provided a major political lesson to millions of young people and workers attracted to his call for a “political revolution” against the “billionaire class.”

Video: West Virginia coal miners discuss social crisis with SEP presidential candidate Jerry White

By Jerry White and Zac Corrigan, 9 July 2016

Southern West Virginia, which holds a special place in the history of the class struggle in the US, is today mired in depression-like conditions.

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7 July 2016

FBI rejects criminal charges against Clinton in email investigation

By Patrick Martin, 6 July 2016

The decision clears a last major hurdle to Clinton’s becoming the presidential nominee of the Democratic Party.

Obama campaigns with Hillary Clinton at North Carolina rally

By Tom Hall, 6 July 2016

The speeches by Clinton and the current president continued to press the shopworn portrayal of the Democratic Party as a defender of the “middle class.”

The Fort Bragg baseball game, American militarism and the Fourth of July

Niles Niemuth—SEP candidate for vice president, 5 July 2016

Sunday’s baseball game at the Fort Bragg military base was intended to manipulate the celebration of the American Revolution in order to promote militarism and war.

Video discussion from West Virginia: SEP candidates Jerry White and Naomi Spencer

5 July 2016

On July 4, SEP US presidential candidate Jerry White and West Virginia House of Delegates candidate Naomi Spencer broadcast a discussion live on Facebook.

Hillary Clinton interviewed by FBI in email investigation

By Patrick Martin, 4 July 2016

The Democratic presidential candidate was accompanied by five lawyers for her three-hour interview.

Socialist Equality Party candidates talk with West Virginians angered over lack of federal aid for flood victims

By our reporter, 4 July 2016

In the aftermath of the flash floods that killed at least 20 people and destroyed thousands of homes, the Obama administration is providing only a pittance in federal aid.

Live Facebook discussion with SEP presidential candidate Jerry White and West Virginia House of Delegates candidate Naomi Spencer

4 July 2016

On July 4 at 2:00 pm Eastern Time, White and Spencer will talk about the elections in West Virginia and the political situation in the United States.

The West Virginia floods and America's class divide

By Jerry White, 29 June 2016

While the immediate trigger for the floods was record-setting rainfall, like all natural disasters, the extent of the damage and its human impact were determined by conditions that are man-made.

Video: SEP Presidential candidate Jerry White discusses US elections, lessons of Sanders campaign

29 June 2016

Jerry White spoke with SEP National Secretary Joseph Kishore in a live Facebook discussion on the current state of the US election campaign and its global context.

US presidential candidate Jerry White addresses SEP election rallies in Australia

28 June 2016

Jerry White spoke to Australian audiences on the need for the international unity of the working class against war, inequality and the capitalist system.

Social roots of the West Virginia floods

Naomi Spencer—SEP candidate for the West Virginia House of Delegates District 16, 28 June 2016

Every “natural disaster” contains within it a social disaster. As with Hurricane Katrina, or the lead contamination of Flint, Michigan, the flooding in West Virginia reveals the real class relations of American society.

Clinton’s right-wing economic agenda and the fight for socialism

Jerry White—SEP candidate for US president, 24 June 2016

Whether it is Trump or Clinton who is elected in November, the ruling class will escalate the anti-worker agenda of the Obama administration that has created the greatest level of inequality in modern American history.

Socialist Equality Party election campaign: Naomi Spencer for West Virginia House of Delegates, 16th District!

22 June 2016

The Socialist Equality Party (US) is running Spencer for West Virginia House of Delegates to provide workers with a socialist program to oppose the Depression-like conditions in the coal mining state.

Video: The demise of Sanders’ “political revolution”

Jerry White—Socialist Equality Party candidate for US president, 21 June 2016

As Sanders wraps up his campaign and prepares to endorse Hillary Clinton, the millions of workers and youth who supported him must now draw the necessary political conclusions.

Unite US and Mexican workers!

The working class must stop the Carrier factory closures!

Jerry White—Socialist Equality Party candidate for president, 18 June 2016

The fight to defend jobs requires a unified fight against the capitalist system

Hillary Clinton and the “Spirit of 9/12”

Niles Niemuth—SEP candidate for vice president, 17 June 2016

Clinton has seized on the tragedy in Orlando to distract the population from questions of economic inequality and steamroll opposition to the attack on democratic rights and the expansion of war.

Unite US and Mexican workers!

The working class must stop the Carrier factory closures!

By Jerry White - SEP candidate for president, 17 June 2016

Bitter experience has proven that the two corporate-controlled political parties and corporatist “unions” like the USW and UAW will do nothing to oppose the destruction of jobs and living standards.

SEP presidential candidate Jerry White campaigns in Rockford, Illinois

By our reporters, 16 June 2016

White visited Rockford and Belvidere, Illinois, where he spoke to workers about their conditions and the US elections.

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15 June 2016

The Orlando massacre and the 2016 US election

By Bill Van Auken, 14 June 2016

Both major parties’ presumptive presidential nominees have rushed to exploit the tragedy in Orlando to promote war and reaction.

Race, gender and the US presidential campaign

By Patrick Martin, 13 June 2016

There is a concerted effort to shift the political axis of the campaign to issues of race and gender rather than the questions of economic inequality raised by Bernie Sanders.

Jerry White speaks on the next stage of the US presidential elections

By Jerry White—SEP presidential candidate, 11 June 2016

The American people are presented with a “choice” between two right-wing candidates of war and reaction.

SEP vice presidential candidate Niles Niemuth visits scene of fatal fire in Manchester, New Hampshire

By John Marion, 10 June 2016

Manchester is a former mill town coping with deindustrialization and old housing that is unsafe for workers.

The media drive to shut down the Sanders campaign

By Patrick Martin, 8 June 2016

The media and the Democratic Party establishment are acting preemptively to crown Hillary Clinton as the presumptive presidential nominee.

SEP election meeting in Detroit on May 31 to be streamed live on Facebook

30 May 2016

Workers and young people all over the world will be able to watch the meeting, which will be addressed by SEP presidential candidate Jerry White and vice presidential candidate Niles Niemuth.

Workers have a right to read full contract document

Stop the CWA betrayal of the Verizon strike!

Jerry White—SEP candidate for US president, 27 May 2016

Everything depends on the initiative of rank-and-file workers if this heroic fight is not to end up in another betrayal like 2011.

Socialist Equality Party candidates campaign at Fiat Chrysler Warren Truck plant

By WSWS reporting team, 27 May 2016

Many autoworkers expressed anger that the United Auto Workers is endorsing Democrat Hillary Clinton for US president.

Attend the May 31 SEP election meeting: “Battlefield Detroit”

By Jerry White—SEP candidate for US president, 26 May 2016

There’s a war going on in America, and it’s a class war. Detroit is a central battleground. Unite all workers in a fight back!

SEP election meeting: Detroit is a battlefield in a war on the working class

26 May 2016

At this meeting on May 31, Socialist Equality Party presidential candidate Jerry White and vice presidential candidate Niles Niemuth will speak about the critical issues facing workers and youth.

Young people in America: A lost generation stuck at home

Niles Niemuth—SEP candidate for vice president, 26 May 2016

A Pew report released on the share of young people living with their parents sheds new light on the difficulties facing millions who are barely scraping by.

Telecom, airlines, retail, manufacturing workers entering battles

Growing signs of a resurgence of class conflict in the US

By Jerry White, 24 May 2016

The growth of the class struggle in the US poses the need for a unified fight by the working class against the capitalist system and the two big business parties that defend it.

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24 May 2016

SEP presidential candidate visits locked-out Honeywell workers in Indiana

By our reporter, 23 May 2016

More than 300 workers in South Bend, Indiana have been locked out since May 9, after they overwhelmingly rejected the aerospace component giant’s “last, best and final offer.”

Race and class in American history: A reply to a false explanation of the Trump phenomenon

Niles Niemuth—SEP candidate for US vice president, 21 May 2016

An op-ed published this week in the New York Times provides an opportunity to consider the history of class struggle in America and the role of identity politics in dividing the working class.

Break the CWA’s isolation of the Verizon strike!

Jerry White—SEP candidate for US president, 20 May 2016

The five-week strike by 40,000 Verizon workers can only be taken forward by mobilizing the strength of the entire working class.

Obama to American youth: Stop complaining, things have never been better!

Niles Niemuth—SEP candidate for US vice president, 17 May 2016

While media attention has focused on Obama’s swipes at Donald Trump, more significant was his chastisement of young people for supporting the campaign of self-declared socialist Bernie Sanders.

Oppose Obama’s assault on immigrants!

Niles Niemuth—SEP candidate for US vice president, 14 May 2016

The Socialist Equality Party defends the democratic right of immigrants and refugees to live and work wherever they please without fear of detention or deportation.

After sickouts, what is the way forward for Detroit teachers?

Jerry White—SEP candidate for US president, 13 May 2016

The struggle of Detroit teachers poses the need to unite all sections of the working class in a movement against big business and its political servants in both parties.

Video: SEP candidate Niles Niemuth: Top 25 hedge fund managers made $13 billion last year

By Niles Niemuth, 12 May 2016

America is the land of social inequality, where a handful of billionaires continue to amass and squander vast wealth even as millions of workers are kept in poverty and denied the basic necessities of life.

Video: SEP presidential candidate Jerry White—Obama says Flint crisis is no big deal

By Jerry White, 9 May 2016

Jerry White, the Socialist Equality Party’s 2016 presidential candidate, responds to Obama’s declaration that the poisoning of thousands of children in Flint, Michigan is not a major issue.

Support the struggle of Detroit teachers! Unite the working class in a fight back!

By Niles Niemuth, 4 May 2016

The attack on Detroit teachers is just one part of an assault on every section of the working class throughout the region and beyond.
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Video: Detroit teachers denounce attacks on public education

By our reporters, 3 May 2016

Socialist Equality Party presidential candidate Jerry White spoke to Detroit teachers participating in a rally of Detroit teachers engaged in a sickout on Monday.

Video: Jerry White meets striking Verizon workers on the picket line in New York City

By our reporters, 26 April 2016

Nearly 40,000 workers throughout the United States are on strike against the telecommunications giant to defend their jobs, health care and pension benefits.

Socialist Equality Party announces presidential campaign

Support White, Niemuth in 2016!

By Statement of the Socialist Equality Party, 22 April 2016

SEP candidates Jerry White for president and Niles Niemuth for vice president will advance a socialist program that addresses the needs of millions of workers and youth in the United States and around the world.