Joseph Kishore

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Joseph Kishore
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National Secretary of the Socialist Equality Party
Assumed office
August 2008
ChairmanDavid North
Preceded byPosition established
Personal details
Born1980 (age 39–40)
WebsiteCampaign website

Joseph Tanniru Kishore (born 1980) is an American socialist activist and writer. He is the National Secretary of the Socialist Equality Party and a writer for the World Socialist Web Site.[1][2] He was first elected National Secretary of the SEP in 2008.[3] and re-elected at SEP Congresses held in 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, and 2018.[4][5]

Kishore is the presidential nominee of the SEP in 2020 [6] His running mate is Norissa Santa Cruz.[7]

Kishore writes and comments on both American and international matters,[8][9][10] as well as on science. He has written and commented extensively on US labor struggles, including the auto industry and public education, as well as the history of the socialist movement.[11] Kishore participated in the Workers Inquiry into the Bankruptcy of Detroit.[12]

Together with David North, Kishore is the author of the book The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party (US).[13]


  1. ^ Fernandez, Ivan (21 April 2011). "Barack Obama is Definitely Not a Socialist, Says Joseph Kishore, National Secretary of the Socialist Equality Party". LA Weekly.
  2. ^ "ISSE/SEP meetings in the US". World Socialist Web Site. February 10, 2009.
  3. ^ "Year in Review: 2008". World Socialist Web Site.
  4. ^ "The crisis of capitalism and the reemergence of class struggle in the United States". World Socialist Web Site. ICFI. Archived from the original on 2016-06-10. Retrieved 2016-05-15.
  5. ^ "Socialist Equality Party (US) holds National Congress". World Socialist Web Site.
  6. ^ "FEC Form 1: Statement of Organization" (PDF). January 21, 2020.
  7. ^ "Socialist Equality Party to run Joseph Kisore for President, Norissa Santa Cruz for Vice President in 2020 US elections". World Socialist Web Site. January 27, 2020. Retrieved February 13, 2020.
  8. ^ Belof, Jonathan. "How Piracy is Affecting Economic Development in Puntland, Somalia". Journal of Strategic Security. 6 (1): 7.
  9. ^ "UN: Evidence Rebels used Chemical Weapons got from Syria Refugees". YouTube. Russia Today. Retrieved 10 May 2016.
  10. ^ Cole, M. (2011). Racism and Education in the U.K. and the U.S: Towards a Socialist Alternative. USA: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9780230103801.
  11. ^ "Lenin Lives? Revolutionary Reaching out to Austerity Generation". YouTube. Russia Today. 22 Jan 2014.
  12. ^ The Truth Behind the Bankruptcy of Detroit. USA: Mehring Books. 15 April 2014. ISBN 9781893638440.
  13. ^ Kishore, Joseph; North, David (2008). The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party (US). Mehring Books. ISBN 9781893638075.