May 10

Socialist VP candidate to visit Michigan

Mary-Alice Herbert, the vice-presidential candidate of the Socialist Party, will be in Michigan in the middle of May.

Herbert will be beginning a Midwestern swing that will take her to Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin.

During her time in the state, Herbert will visit Detroit, Lansing and Flint, speaking with working people and presenting the democratic socialist alternative.

Herbert will attend the May 13 pre-trial hearing in Lansing for Ben Burgis, Socialist candidate for Mich. State University Board of Trustees, who has been charged in connection with an antiwar demonstration that took place on March 1.

Two days later, on May 15, Herbert will be attending the monthly meeting of the Socialist Party of Michigan and making appearances with Socialist candidates running for local and statewide office. The meeting is scheduled to take place at Good Beans Cafe at 328 N Grand Traverse St. in Flint, Michigan at 2:00 PM. A candidates forum will follow at 5:00 PM for an hour.

Herbert was nominated to be the Socialist candidate for vice president at the Party’s national convention in October 2003.

Her running mate is Walt Brown, a former Oregon state senator and attorney.

For more information about Herbert’s campaign: [link]

For more information about Socialist campaigns in Michigan: [link]

To schedule an interview with Herbert or other Socialist candidates in Michigan e-mail mscc @

Mar 20

Socialist Party rallies at the Capitol against the continued occupation of Iraq

The Socialist Party of Michigan joined hundreds of antiwar demonstrators in Lansing, MI on the one year anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq.

The SPMI held a banner saying “Regime Change Begins at Home” and setup a table to collect signatures for ballot access.

As quoted in the Socialist Party USA Statement on Iraq:

Eugene V. Debs once said that he was “opposed to every war but one; I am for that war with heart and soul, and that is the world-wide war of social revolution.” In that spirit, we re-assert our continuing commitment to opposing Washington’s colonial war of “regime change” in Iraq, and we also re-assert our continuing commitment to the goal of real “regime change” from below in Washington and everywhere else.

Read The State News article for its reference to the SPMI.