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February 5, 2013 | By Gale Holland, Los Angeles Times
The Los Angeles headquarters of the Socialist Workers Party is a storefront next to a taqueria on Western Avenue. The concrete patch behind it is ringed by concertina wire. On Saturday afternoon, a man unloaded Air Jordans onto the hood of his Buick Regal around the corner and hawked them to passers-by. Inside the office, Norton Sandler - the party's mayoral candidate - sat at a card table, flanked by two of his supporters. His wife, Barbara, busied herself in the back. The bare room was lined with racks of books from the party's publishing arm, Pathfinder Press, whose roots go back to 1930.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 2013 | By Gale Holland, Los Angeles Times
The Los Angeles headquarters of the Socialist Workers Party is a storefront next to a taqueria on Western Avenue. The concrete patch behind it is ringed by concertina wire. On Saturday afternoon, a man unloaded Air Jordans onto the hood of his Buick Regal around the corner and hawked them to passers-by. Inside the office, Norton Sandler - the party's mayoral candidate - sat at a card table, flanked by two of his supporters. His wife, Barbara, busied herself in the back. The bare room was lined with racks of books from the party's publishing arm, Pathfinder Press, whose roots go back to 1930.
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NEWS
March 9, 1988 | Associated Press
The Socialist Workers Party announced today that its candidate for President will be James MacWarren, 36, a black rights activist from Jersey City, N.J. The party's vice presidential candidate will be Kathy Mickells, 37, a coal miner from Westover, W.Va. The party has fielded a presidential ticket for 40 years and in recent elections has been on the ballot in about 20 states. It pulled about 25,000 votes nationally in 1984.
WORLD
March 10, 2008 | Tracy Wilkinson, Times Staff Writer
Spaniards on Sunday reelected Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero and the ruling Socialist Workers Party, turning out in large numbers after an acrimonious campaign that accented deep divisions in Spanish society. But the Socialists defeated the right-wing Popular Party by a narrow margin and fell short of gaining an absolute majority in the lower house of parliament.
NEWS
October 2, 1985
Incumbant Cleveland Mayor George V. Voinovich swept to an easy primary election victory over three challengers who has sought to deny the low-key Republican a third term. With 99% of the votes counted, Voinovich, 48, had 32,972 votes, or 63.4%, while City Councilman Gary Kucinich had 13,346 votes, or 25.6%, James W. Barrett had 5,048 votes, or 9.7%, and Henry Scheer had 577 votes, or 1.1%. Voinovich and Kucinich will meet in the general election Nov. 5.
NEWS
May 30, 1988
Voters in the wealthy Spanish region of Catalonia reelected a moderate nationalist government led by the Convergence and Union Party, which retained its majority in the 135-seat regional Parliament. With 61.5% of the ballots counted, the party of regional government President Jordi Pujol lost two seats and kept 70. Pujol's party was winning 46% of the vote in the northeastern autonomous region. The Socialist Workers Party, which controls the national Parliament in Madrid, had 29.
NEWS
September 20, 1989 | CHARLES T. POWERS, Times Staff Writer
The Communist Party of Hungary and leading opposition groups have reached agreement on a plan for the coming elections that is likely to ensure that the office of president will go to Imre Pozsgay, the Communists' leading reform politician. The plan was adopted in the final round-table meeting between the opposition groups and the Communist Party--officially the Socialist Workers Party--and calls for a presidential election Nov. 26, with parliamentary elections to follow within three months.
NEWS
March 17, 1988 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, Times Staff Writer
The Justice Department has given up its appeal of a $264,000-damage ruling against the FBI for its 38-year-long campaign of harassment of a tiny socialist party, ending an embarrassing chapter that dates back to the era when both the Communist Party and FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover were major forces in America. Lawyers for the Socialist Workers Party plan to announce today that they have finally prevailed in a suit that began in 1973, three years before the FBI ended its campaign.
WORLD
March 5, 2008 | Tracy Wilkinson, Times Staff Writer
Spain's most prominent Roman Catholic priests have stepped into the center of a bare-knuckle election campaign here, igniting a firestorm by seeming to tell voters how to cast their ballots. The powerful Spanish Bishops Conference, in a recent widely disseminated "message to the public," reminded Catholic voters of their duty to defend traditional values and to elect leaders "responsibly" when they go to the polls Sunday. Catholics make up the vast majority in this country.
WORLD
March 10, 2008 | Tracy Wilkinson, Times Staff Writer
Spaniards on Sunday reelected Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero and the ruling Socialist Workers Party, turning out in large numbers after an acrimonious campaign that accented deep divisions in Spanish society. But the Socialists defeated the right-wing Popular Party by a narrow margin and fell short of gaining an absolute majority in the lower house of parliament.
WORLD
March 5, 2008 | Tracy Wilkinson, Times Staff Writer
Spain's most prominent Roman Catholic priests have stepped into the center of a bare-knuckle election campaign here, igniting a firestorm by seeming to tell voters how to cast their ballots. The powerful Spanish Bishops Conference, in a recent widely disseminated "message to the public," reminded Catholic voters of their duty to defend traditional values and to elect leaders "responsibly" when they go to the polls Sunday. Catholics make up the vast majority in this country.
NEWS
September 20, 1989 | CHARLES T. POWERS, Times Staff Writer
The Communist Party of Hungary and leading opposition groups have reached agreement on a plan for the coming elections that is likely to ensure that the office of president will go to Imre Pozsgay, the Communists' leading reform politician. The plan was adopted in the final round-table meeting between the opposition groups and the Communist Party--officially the Socialist Workers Party--and calls for a presidential election Nov. 26, with parliamentary elections to follow within three months.
NEWS
May 30, 1988
Voters in the wealthy Spanish region of Catalonia reelected a moderate nationalist government led by the Convergence and Union Party, which retained its majority in the 135-seat regional Parliament. With 61.5% of the ballots counted, the party of regional government President Jordi Pujol lost two seats and kept 70. Pujol's party was winning 46% of the vote in the northeastern autonomous region. The Socialist Workers Party, which controls the national Parliament in Madrid, had 29.
NEWS
March 17, 1988 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, Times Staff Writer
The Justice Department has given up its appeal of a $264,000-damage ruling against the FBI for its 38-year-long campaign of harassment of a tiny socialist party, ending an embarrassing chapter that dates back to the era when both the Communist Party and FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover were major forces in America. Lawyers for the Socialist Workers Party plan to announce today that they have finally prevailed in a suit that began in 1973, three years before the FBI ended its campaign.
NEWS
March 9, 1988 | Associated Press
The Socialist Workers Party announced today that its candidate for President will be James MacWarren, 36, a black rights activist from Jersey City, N.J. The party's vice presidential candidate will be Kathy Mickells, 37, a coal miner from Westover, W.Va. The party has fielded a presidential ticket for 40 years and in recent elections has been on the ballot in about 20 states. It pulled about 25,000 votes nationally in 1984.
NEWS
October 2, 1985
Incumbant Cleveland Mayor George V. Voinovich swept to an easy primary election victory over three challengers who has sought to deny the low-key Republican a third term. With 99% of the votes counted, Voinovich, 48, had 32,972 votes, or 63.4%, while City Councilman Gary Kucinich had 13,346 votes, or 25.6%, James W. Barrett had 5,048 votes, or 9.7%, and Henry Scheer had 577 votes, or 1.1%. Voinovich and Kucinich will meet in the general election Nov. 5.
NEWS
August 1, 1992
George Novack, a writer and a leader of the U. S. Socialist Workers Party for more than half a century, has died. He was 86. The author or editor of 15 books on history and philosophy died Thursday in New York City after a brief illness. Novack was born in Boston and educated at Harvard University. He was drawn to socialism during the Depression, joining a circle of writers and academics and writing for the New Republic and the Nation.
NEWS
August 20, 1989 | From Reuters
Hungary's ruling Communist Party blamed itself Saturday for the current national crisis and resolved to turn into a humane socialist party committed to a mixed market economy and a welfare state. "State socialism has brought Hungary into a critical situation," the Hungarian Socialist Workers' Party (HSWP) said in a lengthy draft policy program published in the Party daily Nepszabadsag.
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