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The Shortwave Report 04/29/16 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, Radio Deutsche-Welle, and Sputnik Radio.

Rogue State Israel (tags)

Israel

2012 Presidential Election & Cal Props Results (tags)

All elections confirm the class struggle that has preceded them and the 2012 presidential general election confirms the fact that there has not been much class struggle in this country. There has been some effort to bring this backward country into the fold of civilization with the placing of a repeal of the California death penalty, Prop 34, on the ballot by the voters, but as of 5 a.m., 11/7/12, it has 47% of the vote. The presidential election, with the re-election of the latest fascist war criminal in the White House with a bare 50.3% of the vote is no mandate and this termed out president is now a lame duck president. The 2016 presidential election begins today.

Chicago's Obama Ally, Mayor Emanuel, Wins Anti-Labor Injunction (tags)

We just heard on KPFA's Morning Mix, 8 a.m. Sept 17, 2012, 94.1 FM, that Mayor Emanuel obtained an injunction against the striking teachers. The teachers had postponed their decision 1 day for the Jewish New Year, but Zionist Emanuel, with dual US/Israeli citizenship and formerly a member of the Israeli Defense Force, and campaigner for Democratic Pres Obama, did not wait for the Jewish New Year and the democratic decision making process of labor. There is more.

Israel's Anti-Rachel Corrie Verdict (tags)

Israel's verdict against Rachel Corrie, blaming her for her own death, was paid for with our tax dollars, $6 billion a year, as Israel is just an American military base to protect US oil profits in the Middle East and Israel does not make one move without explicit instructions from the US capitalist class, represented by the US government.

Cindy Sheehan Speaks at Reception in San Diego (tags)

For four years, from her emergence as an anti-war activist following the death of her son Casey in combat in Iraq, Cindy Sheehan was a hero among liberals and Democrats for her attempts to hold then-President George W. Bush to account for starting the Iraq war and taking her son's life in vain. Then she ran for Congress against Democratic icon Nancy Pelosi and made it clear she held both major parties responsible for the war and the rest of America's ills. Now she's Roseanne Barr's running mate in the Peace and Freedom Party's Presidential campaign, running on a socialist platform that says education, housing and health care are human rights.

US Socialist Stewart Alexander Leaves the PFP (tags)

I have met many wonderful and dedicated activists throughout my experience with the Peace and Freedom Party, and hope to maintain many of those friendships in the upcoming years. While my position with regard to this past weekend's PFP Convention may be unpopular, I feel obliged to express the motivation behind my resignation. My commitment to the Peace and Freedom Party extends as far as the Party's commitment to socialism.

What I learned from the Peace & Freedom Party Convention (tags)

I quickly realized that I needed to use this experience to motivate me and to understand that our movement will be challenged from those outside the movement and from within. We will not be deterred, and our fight towards socialism will continue. We will continue to build our party and build our cause. We will continue to build coalitions. We will continue to embrace other socialist organizations and work closer with each other. And personally, I will continue to work diligently with the Stewart Alexander campaign, with my Local and others, and hopefully work closer with the FSP and other organizations that truly embrace socialist values.

GLP Mag-Lev Train and Floodwater to Drought Pipeline Alleviates Drought and Flooding (tags)

The Green Liberty Party (GLP) solution to seasonal flooding and drought concerns is to construct a pipeline that can regularly transport large amounts of water from flood prone regions to drought prone regions. This differs from current SNWA plans to drain northern Nevada's aquifers with a pipeline.

May 21 Deadline to Change Your Party Status to Peace & Freedom or Green to Save Both (tags)

You have until May 21, 2012 to change your party status or register to vote for the 6/5/12 election Peace & Freedom Party or Green Party to save these two parties, due to the anti-democratic “Top Two” Primary Prop 14 passed in June 2010. These 2 parties have been on the ballot only due to receiving enough votes in November elections, but not due to registration. Now, it must be by registration only. The Decline to State voters are 21% of the registered voters, or some 3 million people. If you want choices, you have to care about the parties NOW because Peace & Freedom and Green will most likely not make the Top Two for November and will be gone forever when this happens, as it will, in 2014, the governor’s race and other statewide constitutional offices.

Leaflets and Truncheons at Riverside May Day rally (tags)

Report from Riverside, California, by Kevin Akin, Riverside County Chair of the Peace and Freedom Party.

Freedom Socialist Candidate for U.S. President tours California in April (tags)

Stephen Durham, who is vying for the Peace and Freedom Party (PFP) nomination in the California June presidential primary, will campaign in the state from April 12 to May 2. He will speak at several public appearances in and around LA between April 20 and May 2.

Obama's Defense of Strip Searching for Traffic Violations (tags)

The US Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling that guards can strip search and visually inspect the body cavities of people arrested for minor offenses who are admitted into a jail’s general population is based largely on arguments contained in the amicus curiae “friend of the court” brief filed in the case on behalf of the Obama administration.

Socialists protest exclusion from California primary (tags)

When California Secretary of State Debra Bowen released the names of presidential candidates to be listed on the ballot for the June 5 state primary, she omitted two of four candidates submitted by the Peace and Freedom Party (PFP) electoral coalition: Stephen Durham of the Freedom Socialist Party (FSP) and Peta Lindsay of the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL).

News conference to announce plans to sue Cal. Secty. of State, Wed. 2/29, 10am, Sacramento (tags)

To announce plans by a Freedom Socialist Party attorney to sue Secretary of State Debra Bowen to reinstate Stephen Durham to the Peace and Freedom Party presidential primary ballot. Speakers on behalf of the Peace and Freedom Party, National Lawyers Guild, Radical Women, the L.A. March 4th Committee to Defend Public Education and Social Services and others will also testify to growing public support for socialists on the ballot.

Petition to Cal Sec of State to list all Peace & Freedom Candidates (tags)

Secretary of State Debra Bowen has unilaterally decided to NOT list 2 of 4 presidential candidates for Peace & Freedom Party on the ballot. This illegal activity must end now. Please sign the petition to demand all 4 be listed immediately. Anyone can sign; you do not have to be a Peace & Freedom Party member or a Californian.

SECRETARY OF STATE LIST OF PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES CALLED "UNLAWFUL" (tags)

February 8, 2012 California Secretary of State Debra Bowen has given no explanation to the party's state chair for omitting two of the four presidential candidates in the Peace and Freedom Party from the primary ballot. Peace and Freedom Party State Chair C.T. Weber of Sacramento calls the omission "unlawful," and the omitted candidates are protesting the decision.

Democrats Defeated Single Payer; Vote P&F & Green (tags)

SB 810, a single payer healthcare bill, was defeated in the California Senate Jan 31, 2012 by Democratic Senators Ron Calderon, Lou Correa, Alex Padilla, Michael Rubio, Juan Vargas and Rod Wright, all bought and paid for by the insurance industry and most bought and paid for by the drug industry. The health care crisis is so terrible in this country that it is best called a death system, not a health care system. Only Peace & Freedom Party and the Green Party support socialized medicine and at the very least, single payer healthcare.

On The New Revolutionary Tendency of the Socialist Party (RT-SP) (tags)

The following statement of purpose was approved by the now forming Revolutionary Tendency of the Socialist Party (RT-SP) Jan. 7, 2012.

On the New Revolutionary Tendency of the Socialist Party (RT-SP) (tags)

As the current crisis of capitalism threatens the break-down all that is left that is civil in our society, the Democrats charge ahead with the Republicans in making sure it is the poor, the working class, and the planet, who pay for the crisis of capitalism, not capitalist profits. The alternative to socialist revolution becomes increasingly clear as capitalist society becomes less and less able to take care of its people; climate change caused by capitalist greed becomes an increasing threat to the future of human civilization; the capitalist state becomes increasingly repressive; and the leading capitalist countries plunge the world into war after war of imperialist domination and conquest. As the great German revolutionary Rosa Luxemburg said in 1918, the alternatives are socialism or barbarism.

US taxes go to anti-women Israel (tags)

After hearing Democracy Now's expose of an Israeli woman who was attacked for refusing to give up her seat to a man, I had to research this. I found not only this vicious anti-women story, but also one of Zionist men spitting on an 8 year old girl for being "indecent" in dress. This is the stench of religion for which we American taxpayers pay as Israel does not exist for one second without US tax dollars to the tune of $6 billion a year to protect US oil profits. Here are the stories.

Of Korea, the Rosenbergs, Berenson, Anti-Semitism & US imperialism (tags)

On Dec 20, 2011, the first day of Chanukah, the Jewish festival of lights that commemorates liberation, Lori Berenson, a victim of anti-Semitism common in Catholic countries like Peru, finally came home. Coincidentally, the latest leader of Stalinist North Korea, Kim Jong Il, died Dec 17, 2011, so the US saber rattling under the guise of "human rights" was renewed on all airwaves. Ignored everywhere, including KPFA, was the anti-Semitic frame-up of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, by Democratic president Harry Truman in 1950 to make Jew, Communist and traitor synonymous to justify the war of anti-communism in Korea, in the US first stage attempt to destroy the 1949 Chinese revolution, leaving 3 million dead Koreans, and a devastated country.

Labor Candidate Stewart Alexander Calls for a Basic Income Guaranteed (tags)

Presidential Candidate Stewart Alexander says, “Wall Street has a basic income guaranteed; it is called, too big to fail. The time has now come to introduce a basic income guarantee that will help meet the basic needs of the unemployed, the poor, the elderly, college students, the homeless, the basic needs of veterans, single parents, and the disabled.”

Anti-labor SF Voters Support Republican-endorsed Mayor Lee’s Pension Destruction (tags)

Elections simply confirm the class struggle that has preceded them and it is clear from the San Francisco election results for November 8, 2011 that the needs and interests of the workingclass are held in total contempt with the electorate’s support of Proposition C, one of 2 anti-city worker pension destruction propositions placed on the ballot by Democrats.

Socialist Party Taps Stewart Alexander for President (tags)

Alexander, who prides himself on his working-class background, maintains that the Socialist Party historically has been ?the true representative of the Left,? a point he hopes to drive home not only to disillusioned progressives, but to millions of working-class and poor Americans who have been mercilessly pummeled during the current economic crisis ? a near-catastrophic downturn caused almost entirely by the recklessness and avarice of those on Wall Street and their overt enablers in the nation?s capital, Democrats and Republicans alike.

Obama's Defining Moment: Targeted Assassination (tags)

From his first week in office, Obama has been actively using drones to kill people all to protect US oil profits around the world. This time, he assassinated 2 American citizens, Anwar al-Awlaki and Samir Khan, apparently as a favor for the US-backed dictator of Yemen, Ali Abdullah Saleh, who is being opposed by mass protests. Clearly, this phony lawyer does not believe in due process.

Sign the Petition to Save Troy Davis (tags)

Save the life of Troy Davis from execution in Georgia on Sept 21. Sign the online petition at Amnesty International. He happens to be innocent, and the fascist US Supreme Court says, just like the courts of Nazi Germany, that innocence is no defense! There are 310 million people in this country. Less than 1 million people have signed. SIGN TODAY.

Solidarity Hall Matching Fund (tags)

Local person offers to match donations to IMC with a larger donation to Solidarity Hall.

US Election 2012- Stewart Alexander Wants US Out of NATO (tags)

U.S. Presidential Candidate Stewart Alexander has charged that NATO?s involvement in the over-throw of the Gaddafi Regime violated the March U.N. Security Council resolution that called for a no-fly zone over Libya and was a criminal action against a sovereign government. ?I stand with U.S. Congressman Kucinich calling for the criminal prosecution of the NATO commanders; I am also calling on the U.S. Congress to end the U.S. membership in NATO.?

U.S. Election 2012: Alexander Wants Billy Wharton as W.H. Chief of Staff (tags)

U.S. Presidential Candidate Stewart Alexander notes that Billy Wharton is his choice for White House Chief of Staff because ?he is for the people.? As Co-Chairperson for the Socialist Party USA, Wharton has demonstrated strong leadership mobilizing the left to stop cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. Recently, Wharton spoke-out against raising the U.S. debt ceiling and has spoken against cutting U.S. debt on the backs of working people. Wharton has been a national leader in defense of education and has been an out-spoken critic of U.S. military aggression.

Leonard Peltier: Victimized by Criminal Injustice (tags)

persecution

National Organizing Committee discussion, sponsored by Peace and Freedom Party of Californ (tags)

Please join us for discussion of a united alternative to represent working people in our own government

War Is A Crime Preparation for Feb 7, 2012 Cal Primary (tags)

California will be part of Super Tuesday on February 7, 2012 when Alabama, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Missouri, Montana Republican caucuses, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Utah have their presidential primaries. The two peace parties on the California ballot are Peace & Freedom Party and the Green Party. Below is a partial list of the war crimes and human rights violations of the current Democrat in the White House.

U.S. Election 2012- President Obama and Mitt Romney Joke about Unemployment (tags)

U.S. Presidential Candidate Stewart Alexander says President Obama and former Governor Mitt Romney are out of touch with America?s working class. ?It is no laughing matter when your unemployment benefits expire, when you are homeless, when your mortgage is behind, when your kids are hungry, when your car payment is 30 days late, or when you are faced with a stack of unpaid bills.?

U.S. Election 2012: Alexander Proposing "A Better Deal" for Economic Recovery (tags)

To achieve his vision to create good paying jobs and establishing a viable economy, Alexander is hoping to receive the Presidential Nominations for the Socialist Party USA, the Green Party USA and the Peace and Freedom Party-California. Presently, Stewart Alexander is the only presidential candidate that has openly challenged President Obama from the Left.

U.S. Election 2012: Stewart Alexander Leans Far Left for White House Cabinet Picks (tags)

Labor Candidate Stewart Alexander has announced that he will seek the U.S. Presidential Nomination for the Socialist Party USA, the Peace and Freedom Party- California, and the Green Party USA. Alexander is also seeking support from the Freedom Socialist Party, the Liberty Union Party- Vermont and the support from working people from across the nation.

Send Obama and the Democrats a message and change your voter registration status! (tags)

Let's remember how the abolitionists were able to make use of the poltical party system. ...when it comes to electoral politics, please stop supporting the Democrats! Rather, support one of the "third parties" -- either the Green Party, or the Peace and Freedom Party....

Anti-Nuclear Peace Marches on March 19 (tags)

On this 8th anniversary of the illegal US invasion and occupation of Iraq in its agenda of blood for oil wars to maximize profits, we are also witnessing another profiteering horror, that of a nuclear holocaust caused by the breakdown of nuclear power in the face of earthquakes and tsunamis. Go to the nearest peace march on March 19 to support solar, wind and tidal power for clean, safe, renewable energy, for an end to blood for oil wars and an end to the whole deadly private profit system.

U.S. Election 2012: Weak Labor Demands, Bad News for Obama (tags)

Alexander says he has a plan that will create employment for working people; he refers to his plan as “A Better Deal.” Alexander’s plan would create employment in housing restoring existing homes and building low income housing; automobile manufacturing building electric cars and light rail automobiles; building mass transportation; and repairing the nation’s infrastructure. Establishing a Universal Basic Income (UBI) is one unique element of A Better Deal. Alexander is proposing a UBI that will help to relieve poverty and homelessness.

Right-wing Democrat takes California governor’s office, demands “sacrifice (tags)

The inauguration speech of right-wing Democrat Jerry Brown, in which he callously boasted of the harshness of his austerity budget and demanded “sacrifice,” amounted to a declaration of war by the new governor of California against the state's working population.

ELECTION DAY Vote Yes on 19, 21, 24, 25, Peace & Freedom or Green (tags)

RUN TO YOUR POLLING PLACE RIGHT NOW AND VOTE. Do not delay until the end of the day when you might forget or something might keep you from your polling place until after it is closed. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU VOTE. If you voted on an absentee ballot but have not mailed it, WALK IT TO ANY POLLING PLACE IN YOUR COUNTY OR YOUR COUNTY REGISTRAR; do not mail it. THE ONLY POLL THAT COUNTS IS THE ELECTION.

2 Days to Vote: Yes on 19, 21, 24, 25, Peace & Freedom or Green (tags)

US ranking in life expectancy has gone from 5th in 1950 to 49th today, thanks to the expensive and for millions, unaffordable, private insurance racket proudly promoted by the Democrat-Republicans instead of the socialized medicine that exists in the rest of the industrialized world, and now at 49th, we are also behind many non-industrialized countries. That is why you should vote Peace & Freedom or Green, the two parties that support socialized medicine and oppose insurance companies.

Liberation News California Voter Recommendations (tags)

"We have enough wealth to provide quality housing, health care and education to everyone in California. Most of us care about each other and want to protect our environment. But we are governed by people who want tax breaks and maximum profits for big business." Marsha Feinland, Peace and Freedom Party Candidate for Senate

3 Days to Vote: Yes on 19, 21, 24, 25, Peace & Freedom or Green (tags)

As the World Socialist Website states below, there is a right-wing consensus in the governor's race between the Democrats and Republicans, one capitalist party with millionaire candidates. You can break that fascist attack on the workingclass by voting Peace & Freedom or Green and Yes on 19, 21, 24 and 25.

Democrats or Alternative Parties? SUF Debates the Question (tags)

Work within the Democratic Party or start alternative parties of our own? It’s a debate American progressives have been having since the 1890’s (though until the 1930’s there was the option of working within the Republican Party as well) and the progressive disappointment with the Obama administration was pervasive when San Diego’s Socialist Unity Forum (SUF) met to discuss the question Sept. 19. But so was fear of the “Tea Party” movement — ostensibly independent but supporting and invigorating the Right wing of the Republican Party — and concern that abandoning the Democrats now is unnecessarily divisive and harmful.

9/28 Injured Movie & Downey Kaiser Workers To File Complaints At LA DA (tags)

On 9/28/201 injured movie and Kaiser Downey workers will be filing complaints with the Los Angeles District Attorney Workers Comp fraud unit and evironmental crimes unit to prosecute Downey Toxic Developer Stuart Lichter who is owner of the IRG company. Lichter has poisoned and contaminated workers at the privatized "brownfield" super-fund toxic dump site where a Kaiser hospital was also built

Democrat Boxer Opposes Prop 19; P&F Feinland Supports Prop 19 (tags)

Democrats Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein, Attorney General and candidate for Governor Jerry Brown and Democrat Obama's drug czar Gil Kerlikowski oppose Proposition 19 while all Peace & Freedom Party and its candidate for US Senate Marsha Feinland and Green Party candidates support Prop 19 which ends the prohibition on marijuana, thus ending the police state and its prison-concentration camp system. Are you still registered Democrat?

Hypocrisy of PSL/ANSWER (tags)

General summary re: hypocrisy and double standards of PSL/ANSWER. (edited for clarity and errors)

California Primary Election Results- Riverside County will not Count 12,563 votes (tags)

Stewart Alexander is calling on California Attorney General Jerry Brown to investigate this violation of voter rights and says it is also the responsibility of Secretary of State Debra Bowen to insure that every vote is counted. “Unless the 12,563 votes are counted, the election is not valid.”

Democratic Party Defends Israeli Attack on Freedom Flotilla (tags)

Are you still registered Democrat instead of the pro-Palestinian Peace & Freedom Party or Green Party? The Democratic Party has come out in full force in support of the massacre of 15 members of the Freedom Flotilla, with 9 officially dead and 6 missing, reported thrown overboard by Israel's military, at US taxpayer expense. Here are the statements of the latest Democrats, defending Israel, after Democratic Vice President Joe Biden did the same, and the Republicans also do the same as both are 100% pro-Israel at all levels of office. And Critical Resistance's smuggled video is also here, showing the peaceful nature of the flotilla members.

Dealing with PSL and ANSWER #2 (tags)

General summation re PSL/ANSWER

June 8 election: No on 14 to Save Peace & Freedom & Green Parties (tags)

On Tuesday, June 8, you can to something to help the Palestinian liberation struggle: Vote No on 14 to save Peace & Freedom Party and the Green Party, the 2 parties that support the Palestinian liberation struggle. Also vote no on 16 to stop PG&E and No on 17 to stop Mercury Insurance. And Leonard Martin for School Superintendent. PLEASE VOTE TUESDAY JUNE 8, 2010!

California Governor’s Race: Democrats, Republicans and Socialists Take on Meg Whitman (tags)

Last month, Goldman Sachs was hit with fraud and corruption charges by the SEC and top board members of the Wall Street financial giant had to testify before Congress. Republican gubernatorial candidate Steve Poizner has been exposing Whitman’s ties to Goldman Sachs while many Democrats, unions, labor groups and concerned citizens are demanding that Whitman share her involvement in the Goldman Sachs scandal; Whitman has remained silent.

Governor Candidate Alexander: Meg Whitman’s Tax Plan Puts Wall Street First (tags)

Presently, California has a $22 billion budget deficit and Alexander says Whitman’s fiscal road map will rob the state of needed revenues and would result in cuts to essential state programs and services such as education, health care, public safety, transportation and infrastructure. “Voters need to understand that Whitman’s plan will only benefit the wealthy and super rich; it’s a plan that will offer little or no benefits for working people.”

Governor Candidate Alexander: Whitman’s Tax Plan will Doom California Budget (tags)

Presently, California has a $22 billion budget deficit and Alexander says Whitman’s fiscal road map will rob the state of needed revenues and would result in cuts to essential state programs and services such as education, health care, public safety, transportation and infrastructure. “Voters need to understand that Whitman’s plan will only benefit the wealthy and super rich; it’s a plan that will offer little or no benefits to working people.”

Thirteen Reasons To Vote No on Prop 14/Top Two in June CA Primary (tags)

Prop 14 would be bad for democracy and government in California

Sen Boxer's Pro-Israel,Pro-War letter signed by 76 Senators (tags)

The Democrat and Republicans Parties are the twin parties of war and fascism, and that is most evident in their 100% support of the US military base, the anti-women theocracy called Israel. Senators Barbara Boxer and Johnny Iskason have submitted a letter in support of Israel from the warmongering, anti-communist gang called AIPAC to war criminal Democratic Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with the signatures of the 76 out of 100 US Senators promoting Israel. If you want peace in the Middle East, you have to support the socialist or Green candidates.

“Rethink Afghanistan” Screens in San Diego (tags)

The Peace and Democracy Action Group of the First Unitarian-Universalist Church in Hillcrest recently screened Robert Greenwald’s hard-hitting 2009 documentary “Rethink Afghanistan,” which meticulously lists all the reasons given for the U.S.’s continuing and escalating military involvement in Afghanistan — from the alleged need to deny al-Qaeda “sanctuary” in the country to the supposed “liberation” of Afghan women — and demolishes them all. The March 18 screening was followed by a talk-back session with three members of the San Diego chapter of Veterans for Peace, who talked about their own experiences in Korea and Viet Nam and the similarities between how those wars were justified and sold to the American people and the current campaign to legitimize our Afghan campaign.

Governor Candidate Alexander: California Governor’s Seat Could Cost $200 Million (tags)

Republican billionaire Meg Whitman has stated that she will spend up to $150 million of her own money to be governor and Republican Steve Poizner wrote a $15 million check as down payment on the governor’s office. The un-contended Democrat, Attorney General Jerry Brown is hoping to challenge Meg Whitman and Steve Poizner with the backing of casinos, unions and third party committees.

Candidate Stewart Alexander: Meg Whitman’s Position on Immigration is Racist (tags)

Republican candidate Meg Whitman is proposing tighter border enforcement and prosecuting illegal aliens. Stewart Alexander, a PFP Candidate for California Governor, says “Whitman’s position on immigration is racist and discriminates against Mexican-Americans.”

California Governor Candidate Stewart Alexander Receives SPUSA Endorsement (tags)

After running as the 2008 Vice Presidential Nominee for Socialist Party USA, Stewart Alexander has now received the endorsement of SPUSA to run as a candidate for California Governor on the ticket of the Peace and Freedom Party.

Governor Candidate Alexander: Proposed L.A. Marijuana Band Too Restrictive (tags)

As California Governor, Alexander says he would support statewide legislation that will require all cities to have minimum requirements on the number of medical marijuana dispensaries that will be permitted to operate based upon population, demographics and the human needs within the city. Stewart Alexander, a one time candidate for Mayor of Los Angeles in 1989 says Peace and Freedom Party supports the legalization of marijuana, decriminalizing drug use, and making substance abuse treatment freely available.

PFP Candidate Dina Padilla Continues Battle Against Toxic Site (tags)

After winning a court battle in a case that developer Stuart Lichter had charged that Dina Padilla had made false claims regarding human health hazards that exist on a property that he owns, Dina Padilla says the battle will not be over until the toxic site in Downey, California is no longer a threat to the public and workers.

Solidarity with the UC Student Protests; Education is our right! (tags)

As democratic socialists, Socialist Party USA stands in solidarity with the student protests. We encourage all students, especially those at publicly-funded universities, to draw inspiration from the UC protests. Democratic socialism advances our just demands that everything that make us human be guaranteed. Food, employment, healthcare, housing and education are our social rights. Now is the time to demand them.

PFP Gubernatorial Candidate Alexander Condemns UC Tuition Hikes (tags)

Stewart Alexander says, “It is time for students to revolt, not by laying in the streets and not by organizing student demonstrations chanting ‘Shame on you!’ It must be a revolt using voter registration cards and making a change in the voting booth; this will be the only student action that the Democrats and Republicans will understand.”

Immigrants Are Welcome Here. Nazis Are Not. (tags)

October 24, 2009

RIVERSIDE, California - In Southern California's largest antifascist action in recent memory, a diverse group of between 400 and 500 protesters held a demonstration against a group of 16 neo-Nazis from the National Socialist Movement in the Casa Blanca barrio of Riverside. The NSM sought to target the day laborers who congregate outside the Home Depot at the corner of Indiana and Madison to exercise their right to free speech and look for work, but the community denied them any opportunity to put their genocidal ideology into practice. Despite efforts to contain the throng to sidewalks behind metal barriers, thrice the activists pushed forth their demands by taking over the street--in outright defiance not only of the police, who numbered well over 50, but also of protest organizers' pre-established rules of conduct. The day saw two arrests of anti-Nazi demonstrators criminalized for defending their community, and several activists reported being pushed and struck by police batons.

URGENT to KPFK Members (tags)

Election in jeopardy! Ballots not sent. See this to get yours--BY TOMORROW!

Peace and Freedom Party 2010 California Governor Candidates (tags)

There are presently three candidates for California Governor representing the Peace and Freedom Party: Mohammad Arif, Stewart A. Alexander and Carlos Alvarez.

"Riverside Rejects Racism" Rally in Response to Neo-Nazi Demonstration (tags)

Saturday, September 26, 2009

RIVERSIDE, California -- In response to a planned neo-Nazi demonstration at a day labor site in Casa Blanca, Riverside's historically Latino community, numerous community groups united to oppose racism in their city. Over 30 organizations endorsed the rally, which saw the participation of over 150 people who listened to and gave speeches, shared fruit and water, and enjoyed music and a strong sense of solidarity.

Alexander: It’s Time to Save California’s Automobile Industry (tags)

Mary McIlroy, a candidate in the California 10th Congressional District race, has strongly opposed the closure of the Toyota NUMMI plant; the plant closure would affect tens of thousands of workers in her district which covers Alameda and other surrounding counties. Mary McIlroy, the Peace and Freedom Party candidate, says, “It is not too late to save these jobs and save the plant from closing.” Toyota has scheduled the plant closure for March 2010.

NEW NATIONAL CHALLENGE TO DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS (tags)

Announcing its intention to challenge the Democrats and Republicans in 2010, a national organizing effort to build a new electoral party of the left has announced its interim leadership and basic unity statement. Debra Reiger of Sacramento, who also serves as North State Organizer of the Peace and Freedom Party, is the Interim Chair of the National Organizing Continuations Committee (NOCC). The committee was empowered to coordinate the multi-state effort at the National Organizing Conference held on August 1 in San Francisco. The Interim Secretary is Georgia Williams of Fresno, who also serves as Secretary of the Peace and Freedom Party State Central Committee.

Alexander: Jerry Brown Creating Public Phobia Regarding Marijuana (tags)

California Attorney General Jerry Brown has made the assumption that if marijuana becomes legal, society will start getting stone and will become less competitive. Many of the gubernatorial candidates from the real Left dismiss Brown’s phony claims and believe legalizing marijuana will be a benefit to society, our economy, and will help California generate revenues.

The Political Situation and the Independent Left (tags)

Presentation by Stewart Alexander to PFP National Organizing Conference San Francisco, California August 1, 2009

CONDEMNATION OF HONDURAS COUP BY PEACE AND FREEDOM PARTY CHAIR (tags)

Members and friends of the Peace and Freedom Party are encouraged to participate in local rallies protesting the reactionary, anti-democratic military coup in Honduras. As most heads of state and foreign ministers (with the notable exception of Secretary of State Hilary Clinton) have stated, the only acceptable next step is the return of President Zelaya to power, to finish the term to which he was lawfully elected.

Peace and Freedom Party Pledges Prop 8 Overturn, Human Rights Fight in 2010 (tags)

"The fight for human rights is back on the ballot for 2010, and if it fails, then 2012," says Peace and Freedom Party State Chair Kevin Akin. Reacting to the California Supreme Court ruling upholding Proposition 8's ban on same-sex marriage, Akin reports that his party's State Central Committee is dedicated to whatever work is needed to wipe the constitutional amendment from the books.

People Reject Sacramento "Solutions" -- Real Solutions Needed (tags)

On Tuesday, May 19, 2009, the people of the State of California sent a strong rebuke to the Governor and State Legislature. Propositions 1A through 1E were defeated.

Impressive May Day in Riverside (tags)

Kevin Akin, State Chair of the Peace and Freedom Party, was present at the Riverside May Day rally. Here is what he had to say:

May Day 2009, Riverside (tags)

Here are some pictures I took at yesterday's May Day march and rally. Enjoy! (set 2 of 2)

May Day 2009, Riverside (tags)

Here are some pictures I took at yesterday's May Day march and rally. Enjoy! (set 1 of 2)

Media, Revolution, and the Legacy of the Black Panther Party--interviewing Kiilu Nyasha (tags)

I initiated a correspondence with George Jackson in early 1971, and months later, got a one-hour visit in the holding cell of San Quentin. I’ve met no one before or since more dedicated to revolutionary change....George was one of the three “Soledad Brothers,” whose story began on January 13, 1970 when a tower guard at Soledad State Prison shot and killed three Black captives on the yard, leaving them unattended to bleed to death.

Tues 3/17: Movement to Stop Blackwater Like Training Center in Riverside Grows (tags)

A private company, the Procinctu Group, has received approval for a “Blackwater-like” warfare training facility in Homeland, CA dubbed “The Ranch,” including shooting ranges, driving tracks, and live-fire training. The site is situated next to an established church retreat in a residential agricultural area that the developers say will be perfect for training because it looks “like Afghanistan.”

JOIN W.E.R.C Today ! (tags)

In recent months, we have witnessed billions of dollars pumped into the financial institutions WITH NO STRINGS ATTACHED. Reckless behavior and greed have been graced with the most extravagant rewards, allowing the rich to get even richer. After receiving their bailout, A.I.G. executives resumed their plans for a retreat at a lavish resort. Meanwhile, foreclosures have risen, unemployment has soared, and misery has spread with virtually nothing being done for the millions of workers suffering from these afflictions. We cannot sit back and simply hope that things will get better. The financial executives have organized themselves and lobbied for bailouts. We must now do the same. We must organize ourselves and mount a campaign, insisting that government programs benefit the majority of the population first and foremost, not the super wealthy small minority.

Workers Emergency Recovery Campaign (tags)

Below is the introduction, ten point program, and partial list of endorsers for the Workers Emergency Recovery Campaign

Alexander: California Budget Needs More for Education, Less for Prisons (tags)

On March 16, 2009, thousands of students will gather in Sacramento at the Capitol Building for a march and rally to protest the budget cuts to education and cuts to community colleges. Stewart Alexander is encouraging students to join the march and rally to keep the community colleges open. For more information regarding the time, location and date for the Mass Community College March/Rally in Sacramento, call (415) 585-2121.

Th 11/13 Who Owns the Media w Matt Gonzalez @ Cal Poly (tags)

6-9pm w dinner provided Cal Poly Pomona Bronco Student Cetner, Ursa Major Bldgt 35-2611 Free Parking in B Lot

Angry Protests at S.F. Mortgage Bankers Conference (tags)

The annual national conference of the Mortgage Bankers Association was greeted by angry protests outside the Moscone West convention center in San Francisco on October 19-20. The demonstrations initiated by the ANSWER Coalition received extensive coverage from nearly all mainstream Bay Area media.

Peace and Freedom Candidates Ralph Nader and Matt Gonzalez in Oakland (tags)

Over 500 people turned out to hear presidential candidate Ralph Nader and his running mate Matt Gonzalez at Oakland’s Grand Lake Theater Sept. 30. The two are on the ballot in 45 states this year as Independents or on various party lines, including the Peace and Freedom Party in California. Several P&F candidates also spoke, as well as Cindy Sheehan, running as an Independent for Congress against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

VP Candidate Alexander: Right Time for National Conference on Labor (tags)

Today, there is a groundswell of opposition to the two corporate parties; recent polls show that 84 percent of all Americans are not satisfied with the leadership in Washington DC. Vice Presidential Candidate Stewart A. Alexander and labor organizer Steve Zeltzer believe working people are ready for change; they are hoping a national conference on labor could convene by May 2009 and use the struggle for May Day as a kickoff.

Ralph Nader Wins Peace and Freedom Party Candidacy for President (tags)

Ralph Nader won the Peace and Freedom Party nomination for president of the United States at the party’s convention in Sacramento. His national running mate, Matt Gonzalez, was also confirmed as the party’s vice presidential candidate.

Moore-Alexander Seeks PFP Presidential, V.P. Nomination (tags)

The State Convention for Peace and Freedom Party will convene on Saturday, August 2 and 3 at the Hawthorn Suites, 321 Bercut Drive, Sacramento California. At the convention Brian Moore, Gloria La Riva, Ralph Nader, and Cynthia McKinney will be seeking the Peace and Freedom Party’s presidential nomination. A debate among the four presidential candidates will be at the same location on Friday, August 1 at 7 p.m.

Alexander Agrees with Schwarzenegger, No Offshore Drilling (tags)

Socialist V.P. Candidate Stewart A. Alexander seldom agrees with any political positions of California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger; but when the issue is offshore oil drilling, Alexander firmly supports the Republican governor’s position to continue the prohibition on offshore drilling. On this important issue, Alexander is asking the nation to give Governor Schwarzenegger their full support.

Working people relying on stimulus checks, coins and lotto (tags)

The platforms of the Socialist Party USA and Peace and Freedom Party outline fundamental approaches that will promote economic policy that will benefit working people. Both socialist parties are rejecting the economic strategies of the Democrats, Republicans, and their candidates; advancing U.S. imperialism and waging war is not the answer for our economy that is now in economic free fall.

4 Fascist Initiatives on Cal Nov Ballot; Need to Ban June Elections (tags)

With 21 weeks to go to the November presidential election, we now have 4 fascist initiatives on the November ballot which could pass as the Republicans will vote, unlike this June election, when enough Republicans stayed home and enough tenants voted to prevent the repeal of rent control that was Prop 98.

6/6 Los Angeles Teachers Strike; General Strike Needed (tags)

Los Angeles teachers are finally striking for the first hour of today's school day against the budget cuts to education; the rest of labor needs to join them in a statewide general strike not only against budget cuts but also against the refusal of the state legislature to raise the income taxes on the rich, the 5% that makes over $200,000 a year, including the millionaires and billionaires who live in California.

6/3/08 ELECTION DAY: Save Rent Control; No on 98 (tags)

RUN TO YOUR POLLING PLACE OR THE COUNTRY REGISTRAR FIRST THING 6/3 ELECTION DAY AT 7 A.M. DO NOT DELAY. You can vote at your polling place or the County Registrar’s office to save rent control and the homes of millions of Californians by voting No on 98/Yes on 99 . Our victory will come down to a handful of votes, so you must vote to save rent control and the environment. Only 25% of absentee ballots have been returned, so we NEED YOUR VOTE.

3 days to Save Rent Control; No on 98/Yes on 99 (tags)

LOS ANGELES COUNTY, You must pull through with a high voter turnout to save our homes. Southern California has 2/3 of the State's population and while Northern California, especially San Francisco, is working very hard to push tenants to the polls, Los Angeles County must lead.

6 days to Save Rent Control; No on 98/Yes on 99 (tags)

You can vote today at the County Registrar’s office to save rent control and the homes of millions of Californians by voting No on 98/Yes on 99. This low voter turnout election compels every single pro-rent control voter to actually vote, and vote No on 98/Yes on 99. Our victory will come down to a handful of votes, so you must vote to save rent control and the environment.

PARA (tags)

These reckless statements by Senator McCain are another indication that the Republican presidential frontrunner is mapping a road to the White House by staying the course that has been paved by President Bush; a course that will continue to advance U.S. imperialism, a course that will continue to benefit the rich at the expense of working people, and a course that has spiraled the U.S. economy into the worst recession since the Great Depression.

7 days to Save Rent Control; No on 98/Yes on 99 (tags)

You can vote today at the County Registrar’s office to save rent control and the homes of millions of Californians by voting No on 98/Yes on 99. This low voter turnout election compels every single pro-rent control voter to actually vote, and vote No on 98/Yes on 99. Our victory will come down to a handful of votes, so you must vote to save rent control and the environment.

Gay Marriage Legalized in Cal; A Bright Light in Fascist Times (tags)

The California Supreme Court's affirmation of the right to same sex marriage on May 15, 2008 is a bright light in these very dark, fascist times and is a milestone event.

4/30 Victory in Vietnam; 5/1 Labor Day-Support ILWU (tags)

April 30, 1975 was the happiest day for the first generation after WW2 and after the Holocaust. It was the day when the little people in black pajamas, the workers and peasants of Vietnam, defeated the mightiest death machine the world had seen since Nazi Germany, namely Nazi USA, so that the workers of the world literally danced in the streets, including in the USA. We hope to do the same for this year's milestone labor strike for peace led by the ILWU on May Day 2008.

Socialists: Re-Thinking Electric Cars and Automobile Industry (tags)

Today, it has become necessary to re-think the future of three industries to reduce U.S. dependency on oil; the automobile industry, the petroleum industry and the ethanol industry. The future direction of these three industries will definitely determine the quality of life for working class people for the next 300 years. The world will face certain economic and environmental disasters, including severe food shortages worldwide, if world governments fail to exercise proper controls over the automobile, petroleum and ethanol industries.

Abu-Jamal: 3rd US Circuit's Decision & Ambro's Dissent (tags)

The full text of the Third US Circuit Court of Appeals' decision is online at the court's website on the home page and is Abu-Jamal v. Horn, Nos. 01-9014 & 02-9001. Ambro's dissent begins at page 77 of the 118 page opinion.

March 15: 10,000 Protest Iraq War in Los Angeles (tags)

People in Los Angeles Join Global Day of Action to Stop the War

ALL OUT: March 15 Mass Protest in LA (tags)

Join Thousands to Protest the War on its 5th Anniversary - Stop the War NOW!

Cal Prop & P&F & Green Results with 88% Precincts Reporting (tags)

With 88% of California precincts reporting, we have the usual reactionary election results of a minority of the population, mostly not the workingclass, voting for gambling. Peace & Freedom Party and the Greens need to register millions of the workingclass if we are to see better election results.

Liberation News Voting Recommendations (tags)

Every four years the American people are subjected to the farce of bourgeois democracy, a “democracy” where only the candidates chosen by the very wealthy have any chance of being elected. That season of nicely dressed pathological liars and false hopes is now upon us. Since the corporate media of the United States has long ago abandoned any semblance of reporting on anything of substance about candidates such as voting records and actual political views, it is up to the journalists of the left press and Indy-media to do so.

San Diego Hosts Alternative King Day Event (tags)

Though only 30 people attended San Diego's alternative Martin Luther King, Jr. commemorative cvelebration January 21, it represented an important challenge to the way King's "official" celebrations have been co-opted by his enemies: the police, the military and the poltiical establishment.

Socialists Blast Corporate Media on Presidential Debates (tags)

In recent days, ABC in a debate of the candidates excluded Dennis Kucinich from participating in the national television debate of the Democrats while including Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul. ABC-Disney is the same outfit that is seeking to destroy the lives and living conditions of the striking writers of the Writers Guild of America. These media monopolies are again showing their true colors.

Vot Jan 7 to Feb 7 in Cal; Red/Green Campaigns (tags)

You can vote by mail from January 7 through February 5, 2008 in the California primary. The only serious peace candidates are the socialist and Green Party candidates. Instead of the staged Democrat-Republican campaigns in Iowa and New Hampshire, we should be hearing on all other peace media about the socialist and Green Party campaigns, the latter being on the ballot in all 50 states plus Washington, D.C

The Case for Socialized Medicine in the United States, and the Struggle to Achieve It (tags)

The California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee blasted insurance giant CIGNA for failing to approve a liver transplant one week earlier for 17-year-old Nataline Sarkisyan, who tragically died just hours after CIGNA relented and agreed to the procedure following a massive national outcry. “CNA/NNOC Executive Director Rose Ann DeMoro called the final outcome ‘a horrific tragedy that demonstrates what is so fundamentally wrong with our health care system today. Insurance companies have a stranglehold on our health. Their first priority is to make profits for their shareholders – and the way they do that is by denying care." "It is simply not possible to organize major protests every time a multi-billion corporation like CIGNA denies care that has been recommended by a physician," DeMoro said. “Having insurance is not the same as receiving needed care. We need a fundamental change in our healthcare system that takes control away from the insurance giants and places it where it belongs – in the hands of the medical professionals, the patients, and their families."

Socialists Emerging as Democrats, Republicans Lose Voter Confidence (tags)

The socialist parties are emerging as a political force in American politics, addressing those issues that are important to millions of Americans and working people; ending the Iraq War, solving the nation’s health care needs, free education for college students, providing benefits for all veterans, protecting homeowners, creating affordable housing and providing for the needs of all working class people.

New Energy Bill- Working People will Pay (tags)

The Democrats and Republicans have made it clear that they are the corporate parties and they only represent the interests of the capitalists and the billionaires. The new energy bill is another long term payment plan that will be required of working class people while the billionaires continue to collect.

Socialists want Stronger Ties with Mexico (tags)

Peace and Freedom Party and Socialist Party USA fully support protecting the rights of working class people on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border and both socialist parties oppose building border walls. All the 2008 candidates, from the two socialist parties, favor strengthening ties with Mexico and developing policy that will benefit working people in both countries and worldwide.

(another, smaller) Stolen Election (tags)

After a struggle for democratic elections that nearly destroyed a progressive radio network, local elections at KPFK are besmirched by unchecked money, influence, and confusion.

Oct 27 LA Peace March: Fund Human Needs Not Private Greed (tags)

The horrifying fires we have all witnessed in Southern California are a direct result of stealing our tax dollars from all social services at home and giving them to the war machine. Please turn your grief into action and join the October 27 peace march in Los Angeles at 12 Noon from Olympic & Broadway and March to downtown federal building.

Hillary: Democrats' Death Wish (tags)

Hillary Clinton probably has the power, money and organizational clout to win the Democratic nomination for President, but she cannot win the general election. The combination of her conservative principles — including her support for an ongoing U.S. military presence in Iraq — and her radical reputaton will alienate both moderates and progressives and drive white working-class voters back to the Republicans.

The Plight of American Veterans (tags)

Socialist Party USA, and Peace and Freedom Party are asking all U.S. veterans to join their efforts to obtain more for U.S. veterans and to end the Iraq War. The two political parties are also demanding an immediate withdrawal of all U.S. and allied forces from Iraq and Afghanistan. Stewart Alexander says, “The Democrats, Republicans and Bush are already past the deadlines to get out; and that was before March, 2003.

Stewart A. Alexander, His Biography (tags)

Today, Stewart A. Alexander is seeking the nomination as the presidential candidate for the Peace and Freedom Party and Socialist Party USA; to give Americans an opportunity to have a voice in government and to determine the future course of America and our position in world politics. This is his Autobiography.

Peace and Freedom Party War Protestor Arrested (tags)

Yesterday John Reiger, a member of Peace and Freedom Party, was among ten war protestors that were arrested at the office of Congresswoman Doris Matsui in Sacramento California. The protestors were part of a nationwide movement of anti-war protestors that oppose the Iraq War and congressional support for the war.

Alexander: US Government Should Protect Homeowners (tags)

Stewart A. Alexander, a presidential hopeful with Peace and Freedom Party and Social Party USA, says President Bush and Congress could do more to protect homeowners during this nationwide home mortgage crisis. Alexander has ruled out a federal bail-out of mortgage lenders and believes homeowners need federal protection; he is introducing several steps to ease this national crisis.

Presidential Candidate Wants Iraq Vote on Ballots (tags)

Many top Congressional Democrats and Republicans are now taking the position that it will be necessary for the US to maintain a military presence in Iraq into 2009. Despite plummeting American support for the Iraq War, Congress continues to support the occupation and American imperialism. Stewart Alexander, a presidential hopeful with Peace and Freedom Party, believes it has become necessary to put the Iraq War vote in the hands of the American voters.

Immigration Reform Is Needed, After Bush (tags)

Stewart Alexander, a presidential hopeful with the Peace and Freedom Party, says, “I believe Congress should work on comprehensive immigration reform after President Bush ends his term in office. I do not believe this important issue should be used as a political football or as a bandage for an administration that is hemorrhaging before the nation and the world.”

Candidate Alexander: Iraq War, Many Diversions (tags)

While Americans were being distracted by the tears and fears of Ms Paris Hilton, brave American soldiers were dying in Iraq. While Americans are watching television, the events in Iraq are dividing the Middle East. While Americans are watching television the Bush administration is assisting the multi-national oil giants in the attempt to privatize Iraq’s vast oil reserves, an effort that will destroy Iraq’s economy, will leave the people of Iraq in poverty and will weaken the existing government.

Alexander Applauds Michael Moore’s Movie “Sicko” (tags)

The major problem with Michael Moore’s new movie “Sicko” is that the movie is right on; the movie takes aim at America’s healthcare system and how profit and cost has taken priority over patient care.

Presidential Candidate Will Ban Death Penalty (tags)

As president of the United States Stewart Alexander will fight for a constitutional ban on the death penalty; he will also direct his attorney general to investigate the cover-up in the Mumia case by the state officials in Pennsylvania, potentially charging these officials with obstruction of justice for covering up the frame-up.

Presidential Candidate Supports MAPP, Universal Health Care (tags)

Presidential hopeful Stewart A. Alexander and the Peace and Freedom Party firmly support the use of medical marijuana and support decriminalizing drugs. Alexander wants to use California Proposition 215 and SB 420 as guidelines for federal legislation that will benefit over 30 million Americans and will reverse 70 years of corrupt laws that have only benefited the greedy capitalist.

Democrats Retreat before Bush (tags)

America and the troops were hoping that Democrats would fulfill the commitment they made to voters in 2006 to end the Iraq War; however on Thursday the Democrats in Congress help the Bush Administration get a blank check to pursue this criminal war. Senate and Congressional Democratic leaders helped facilitate a continued bloodbath in Iraq making this a bi-partisan imperial war.

Presidential Candidate: Immigrants Beaten Coast to Coast (tags)

On a day when Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Los Angeles Police Chief William J. Bratton spent the evening in rallies with thousands of immigrants, to make amends for the terrible beatings that hundreds of immigrants and reporters received at the Los Angeles May Day rallies, President Bush, along with key Democrats and Republicans, took their tern beating up 12 million immigrants coast to coast.

Candidate Alexander: LAPD Assaults May Day Supporters (tags)

Los Angeles police officers brutally assaulted peaceful marchers and supporters at a rally in Los Angeles creating outrage and anger from millions nationwide. Many of the people that were present in the park were mother, children and babies. The cops were seen beating many with sticks on television; people and children that were offering no resistance. Also there were members of the press that were brutally assaulted.

Presidential Candidate Wants to Supplement Social Security (tags)

The Social Security Administration was established in 1937 under the administration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, it was an important part of Roosevelt’s New Deal to America; now 70 years since the system was introduced, Stewart Alexander, Candidate for President, wants to give more to an aging America.

Presidential Candidate Wants to Re-Tool Detroit (tags)

In March 2006 Stewart A. Alexander introduced an ambitious $75 billion plan to revive the struggling U.S. automobile industry, the plan was introduced as a proposed California- Automobile Industry Partnership. Now Alexander, running as a Peace and Freedom Party candidate for president, wants to create a U.S. – Automobile Industry Partnership to save American jobs and to jump start the U.S. economy.

Stewart Alexander Enters Race for President (tags)

Recently the Peace and Freedom Party launched a nationwide presidential search campaign seeking candidates for President of the United States; this week Stewart A. Alexander is the first candidate to formally announce his candidacy as a Peace and Freedom Party candidate for president.

Teach-in on The War to be held in Venice (tags)

Anti-war activists in Venice will take a page from Vietnam protests, April 22, when they hold a teach-in on the war in Iraq and its impact on our community, at the Venice United Methodist Church.

Millions Struggling to Survive On Low Wages (tags)

The 110th Congress is now in session and congressional leaders are expected to move on a broad range of critical matters that are a vital concern to the entire nation; topping the list is the Iraq War, the national debt, the balance of trade, affordable health care, immigration, solving the nation’s energy crisis, the environment, and minimum wage. Congress is expected to move quickly to raise the federal minimum wage from the present rate of $5.15 to $7.25 per hour by 2009; it will be the first such increase since 1997.

CAPITAL PUNISHMENT: CRUELTY AND COST (tags)

The recent execution of Angel Nieves Diaz in Jacksonville, Florida has outraged opponents of capital punishment nationwide due to the unusual length of time of the procedure and the apparent pain and suffering Angel Diaz appeared to experience. Stewart Alexander, with the Peace and Freedom Party, says, “The whole process of capital punishment is flawed and the PFP wants federal legislation to band capital punishment in all 50 states; too many mistakes have been made, it’s cruel and inhumane.”

12/6 Dem-Repubs vote 368 to 31 against Mumia Abu-Jamal (tags)

On December 6, 2006, the Democrats and Republicans in the House of Representatives put it on the record that they are one party in supporting the murder of Mumia Abu-Jamal by voting 368 to 31 to condemn the decision of St. Denis, France to name a street after Mumia Abu-Jamal. This is clearly a political frame-up of national and international stature as the murderer, Arnold Beverly, has confessed to killing Officer Faulkner, a whistleblower of police corruption on the Philadelphia police force 25 years ago, December 9, 1981.

ALEXANDER: PFP SETTING TONE FOR 2008 (tags)

The 2006 Elections are over and the Peace and Freedom Party has plans to push forward with an agenda that will meet the needs of working class people across the nation. The Mid-Term Elections provided an indication of the great unrest and dissatisfaction that people nationwide have with America’s present leadership. Americans appear to be riding the fence between the Republican and Democratic Parties, and voters are uncertain about landing on either side of the fence.

11/7/06 Election & the 2 peace parties, P&F & Green (tags)

The California governor’s general election of 2006 was a low voter turnout election due to the deliberate lack of campaign by the pro-death penalty millionaire Democrat Phil Angelides against the pro-death penalty millionaire Republican incumbent Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. In spite of this mockery of democracy, the 2 anti-death penalty peace parties, Peace & Freedom Party and the Green Party did as well as could be expected and both certainly remain on the ballot.

Alexander Wants Free Education By 2009 (tags)

The plan Alexander is presenting will unfold over the next three years; first, students will receive a 35 percent reduction in college tuition fees by 2007, by 2008 students will receive an additional 20 percent reduction on fees, and by 2009 all state colleges and universities will offer free education.

World silent as fascists join Israel government (tags)

It is time for action

Will Jane Harman resign? (tags)

A new Department of Justice investigation of Jane Harman and her connection to the leaking of classified documents to agents of a foreign government was revealed by Time Magazine on Friday.

Alexander Declares War Against Liberty Quarry (tags)

Today Stewart Alexander, Candidate for California Lieutenant Governor, is recruiting Californians statewide to stop the plans to open one of the largest open surface mines in the United States. Alexander says this is a war to stop Granite Construction and Liberty Quarry, to save lives, to protect our environment and our future.

No to Angelides and Schwarzenegger! Yes to Janice Jordan! (tags)

Angelides criticized Schwarzenegger for his praise for the racist anti-immigrant vigilantes called the “Minutemen” while in the same breath calling for a "guest worker" program that would create a new class of super-exploited worker with no political rights. Under the same type of program in the past U.S. bosses often failed to even pay Mexican workers for their hard labor. The fact that Angelides and the Democrat Party are now calling for this kind of legalization of indentured servitude place them firmly in the same racist camp as Schwarzenegger.

Prisons: Alexander Wants 50K Inmates Released (tags)

Governor Schwarzenegger has declared a state of emergency to reduce the over crowed conditions in California prisons; and under the governor’s proclamation 5,000 inmates will be transferred to other states. Stewart Alexander, with the Peace and Freedom Party, says the governor’s plan is doomed to failure before the first prisoner is transferred out of state. “Under the governor’s plan eventually California will need prison space in all 50 states."

PFP, Stewart Alexander Represents America's Left (tags)

For years America perceived the Democratic Party as the party for working class people and protecting American jobs; today this party is no friend to working class people. The party has joined the Republican Party to suppress wages; the party has supported foreign trade affecting the income of millions of Americans and the ranks of the unemployed are fueling crime, poverty and misery.

Stewart Alexander Addresses Health Care Reform (tags)

The U.S. has the largest and most expensive health care system in the world and the current system is on the verge of collapse; maybe not in 2006, however it will collapse. Today there are many signs that the system is already unraveling. Many companies are scaling back the health care coverage they offer employees; due to the lack of affordability millions of Americans are uninsured, the high cost will cause many U.S. corporations to close doors, and the future cost of health care coverage will force many local governments and public agencies into bankruptcy.

Alexander: Lower Gasoline Prices, Still No Bargains (tags)

Within the past two months gasoline prices have been on a steady decline; in some areas of Southern California prices have dipped below $2.60 per gallon. Stewart Alexander, with the Peace and Freedom Party, admits the lower prices are good for consumers; however he says, “It is not good enough; we need to have gasoline prices below $2.25 per gallon to benefit commuters and truck drivers, and Proposition 87 is not the answer.”

US IMMIGRANT RIGHTS GROUPS STEPS UP MASS ACTIONS (tags)

Diffferent Immigrant rights groups and coalitions stepped up their mass actions nationwide in more than 6 major cities to force the US Congress to enact laws that will give amnesty and full rights to more than 12 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. More mass actions is slated from September 7 to September 9 in protest of the much delayed congressional action on the immigration reform law that will legalize at least 3 to 5 million undocumented immigrants and at least 7 million workers as “guest workers” in the SB 2611 or the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill that all immigrant rights groups and advocate rejects as “modified HR 4437”.

IMMIGRANT RIGHTS GROUP STEPS UP RALLIES FOR AMNESTY AND LEGALIZATION (tags)

Different Immigrant rights groups and coalitions stepped up their mass actions to force the US Congress to enact laws that will give amnesty and full rights to more than 12 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. From September 2, 2005 different mass actions were held all over California and other parts of the United States like Seattle, Phoenix, Arizona, Chicago and other states during the long Labor Day weekend. Labor groups, anti wart and other progressive groups together with the immigrant rights advocates banded together to push the people’s agenda.

Wilmington Says No to Minuteman Invasion (tags)

A handful of minutemen attempted to invade and disrupt the annual Union Labor Day picnic but are led out by union workers and police.

Pro-War Diane Feinstein, What Are The Alternatives? (tags)

Feinstein herself has directly profiteered from the U.S. imposed misery she voted for in Iraq. Her husband, Richard Blum, is a billionaire investor that together with CEO Ronald Tutor own investment companies that hold 75% of the voting stock in a company called Perini. On March 12, 2004 Perini was awarded a $500,000,000 contract for rebuilding the electrical infrastructure of southern Iraq. So Feinstein is profiting from the U.S. bombing of the Iraqi infrastructure as well as its inefficient rebuilding by private U.S. contractors.

WHAT THE MEDIA HOPES YOU NEVER LEARN ABOUT THE APARTHIED TERROR STATE OF ISRAEL (tags)

Please copy, e-mail, re-post and distribute this as widely as possible. Also for those without Internet access.

Lt. Governor Candidate: No Tunnel, No Quarry (tags)

Stewart Alexander, Candidate for California Lieutenant Governor, is opposing two projects being planned for west Riverside County; a ten mile tunnel that will move traffic beneath the Cleveland National Forest and the Santa Ana Mountains, and a quarry that is being planned near the boarder of Riverside and San Diego County. Alexander says these two projects are the results of irresponsible planning that will cause long term damage to our environment and will have a negative impact on the lives of millions of Californians.

Alexander Visits Santa Barbara, Ventura (tags)

The Peace and Freedom Party Candidate for California Lieutenant Governor, Stewart Alexander, continues to take his campaign to the people; recently reaching tens of thousands in Santa Barbara, Ventura and Oxnard. Alexander says, “My message is simple, give 38 million Californians a voice in government to oppose the Iraq War, reduce gasoline prices, bringing back free college education, and ending Schwarzenegger’s term in office.”

Defending Your Right To Travel, and practicing Our Faith (tags)

Say it LOUD; I am Back and I am Proud! and happy to have represented for San Gabriel Neighbors for Peace and Justice, The Peace and Freedom Party, L.A. Movement and Cuba Solidarity L.A. and anyone who ever had a heart. Another successful Caravan Breaks the Blockade = Blockaid !

Schwarzenegger Permits Gasoline Price Gouging (tags)

Alexander says, “Schwarzenegger has done little to control spiraling inflation in California since he was elected in 2003, he has also done little to help Californians to keeps up with the higher cost of living. Two years ago many Californians were looking for a second job to help pay their bills, now many Californians are looking for a second job just to pay for gasoline.”

Michael Zinzun Interviewed on Gang Truce (1995) (tags)

In 1995, I interviewed Michael Zinzun when he was in Springfield, Mass., for a Regional Criminal Justice Summit that brought together prisoners' rights advocates and folks working to overturn mandatory minimum sentencing laws. We talked about his work on the gang truce after the 1992 L.A. Riots / Uprising.

Camejo pushing for three way debate, not multi-party democracy (tags)

Green Party Gov. candidate Peter Camejo is appealing for funds to air TV ads to raise his profile and get himself into the 'debates' with Gropenator and Angelides. But there seems to be no effort to link the call for his inclusion with the right of the candidates of the other three ballot qualified parties to also be included.

Lt. Governor Candidate Proposing Socialize Health Care (tags)

The United States has fallen behind many other countries to protect the health of our citizens, including Canada, England and most other European countries. As a nation our government is first concerned with protecting corporate profits and the interest of big business above the health of our citizens. Now Stewart Alexander, Candidate for California Lieutenant Governor with the Peace and Freedom Party, is proposing socialize health care to protect the health of our society.

Death Penalty, $250 Million Tax Burden (tags)

California taxpayers will spend an average of $200 to over $275 million for each prisoner on death row; and most of that cost is related to the high cost of capital trials, housing the death row inmate, the high cost for defense counsel and the tens of millions required to appeal convictions.

Breaking News: Press Conference About the Eviction of the Farmers (tags)

12:25 PM It has just been reported that a press conference was given at the South Central Farm today, Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 12 Noon. One of the South Central speaker said that at the court hearing tomorrow, Wednesday

Immigration Setback Blacks, Poor Whites (tags)

The increasing number of immigrants entering the U.S. has been sanction by Washington D.C. to satisfy the growing demand from corporate America for cheap labor; and the failure of U.S. policy has been a setback for all Americans on both sides of the border.

Lt. Gov. Candidate Opposing Tunnel Project (tags)

Stewart Alexander is opposing plans to construct a 10 mile tunnel beneath the Cleveland National Forest and the Santa Ana Mountains to relieve traffic congestion between Riverside and Orange Counties. Alexander believes any future for this project should rest with California voters and not with government agencies and corporate executives.

Congressional Resolve: Oil Giants Too Big (tags)

The big oil companies have finally found the congress they have awaited for over one hundred years; in the 21st Century big oil appears to be beyond U.S. authority and is playing by their own rules. The oil giants appear to be too big for this new Democratic Republican Party.

Lt. Governor Candidate Proposes Rail System (tags)

The Peace and Freedom Party candidate for California lieutenant governor, Stewart Alexander, is proposing an elevated twin rail system to move commuters between Riverside and Orange County. This is a plan to reduce traffic congestion and pollution in Southern California. The candidate is opposing the present plan, to build a 10 mile tunnel, drilling holes in the Santa Ana Mountains and the Cleveland National Forest.

Stewart Alexander Speaks On Immigration (tags)

The immigration debates have been politically timed, not to establish policy that will benefit America in dealing with a complex matter, but only to influence the votes for the 2006 elections.

Peace and Freedom Party Endorses May Day Rallies and Strikes (tags)

State Chair Kevin Akin. The party's California State Central Committee unanimously adopted the endorsement Sunday at a meeting in Los Angeles. "We are proud to be the first party in California to adopt a formal endorsement of this important and exciting movement to defend immigrant workers,"

California - Automobile Industry Partnership Proposed (tags)

The Peace and Freedom Party candidate for California lieutenant governor is proposing a 75 billion dollar plan to revive the American automobile industry and to bring good paying jobs back to California. Unlike the Arnold Schwarzenegger, Phil Angelides and Steve Wesley, Alexander believes California needs a plan and a vision to build California and to help working people.

Death Penalty Issue Still Alive (tags)

The California death penalty has a temporary moratorium resulting from medical professionals refusing to participate in the execution of Michael Morales. Now is the time to examine the failures of capital punishment and how the criminal justice system is completely out of control in California and America.

PFP VOICE UNION CONCERNS (tags)

The Democratic leadership in Sacramento and Washington has become silent on issues in government that will protect the working class and organized labor; and now to have a voice in government, working people must look beyond the emerging one party system for political leadership.

Governor Losing Conservative Appeal (tags)

Recent poll ratings are improving for Governor Schwarzenegger but conservatives don't appear to be sold on the governor to lead California for another four years.

Schwarzenegger Alienates Many Groups (tags)

The people of California elected Governor Schwarzenegger to provide leadership, to cut wasteful spending and to control special interest groups; however Schwarzenegger has categorized most Californians as special interest groups.

Little Hope Left For Morales (tags)

Michael Morales is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection early Tuesday morning; however there is little hope that he will be granted clemency. "Schwarzenegger is now playing his favorite role as governor and it's another version of the terminator", says Alexander.

BUILDING PRISONS IS NO SOLUTION (tags)

Schwarzenegger wants to build more state prisons to reduce overcrowding, however building more prisons will be wasteful spending and misguided planning.

Electoral Miracle of February 2006 (tags)

The untold story of indies and smaller party types rescuing fabled Peace and Freedom Party by Nazi Govenator. (NOT CARRIED IN DAILY NEWS!)

THIRD PARTY BACK ON BALLOT (tags)

The California Secretary of State reversed his decision on Friday to remove the Peace and Freedom Party from the June Primary ballot.

CANDIDATE CHARGES "REPUBLICAN COUP" (tags)

The Republican Party, and the appointee of Schwarzenegger, is resorting to illegal politics to keep third party candidates off the ballot.

Looking for Peace and Freedoom members in 29th Congessional district (tags)

Need Peace and Freedom party members in the 29th Congressional District to sign a petition to get our candidate Lynda Llamas on the ballot

GASOLINE PRICE HIKING BOYCOTT (tags)

Again gasoline prices are soaring out of control and the petroleum giants are back on track to make record profits. Washington will not act so Californians need to protect their interest by boycotting the petroleum industry.

HOW ARE WE SERVING JUSTICE? (tags)

January 17 is the scheduled execution day of Clarence Ray Allen however this event demonstrates how callus and unmerciful we have become as a society. Here is a man that is dying and now we are preparing to take his life. The system is not working.

California Left Candidates for 2006 Elections (tags)

The State Central Committee of the Peace and Freedom Party has endorsed a full slate of 2006 candidates for statewide offices.

December 17 Anti-War Protest Vigil (tags)

Join us for a Protest Vigil to "Stop the War & Bring the Troops Home in Time for the Holidays!"

South Central Farmers - Protest at Horowitz Office (tags)

About 50 people picketed outside the offices of developer, Ralph Horowitz today to call attention to his plans to evict the South Central Farmers from the land they have been farming since 1994.

SAVE STANLEY "TOOKIE" WILLIAMS (tags)

Save Stanley "Tookie" Williams from death row. A message from Stewart Alexander

Save "Tookie" Williams (tags)

Stanley "Tookie" Williams should not be executed.

A Mom's FYI: Reality Bites (tags)

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The Green Party Stands for Peace (tags)

Of all the parties on last November's ballot in LA County there were only two parties one could vote for that had a platform against the war. One was the Peace and Freedom Party and the other was the Green Party.

Pending Actions & 9th Circuit Page on Beardslee Possible Execution 1/19/05 (tags)

On Jan 19, 2005 at 12:01 a.m., the State of California will murder a human being, Donald Beardslee, with our tax dollars, unless we do everything we can to stop this barbarism, the death penalty, which has been abolished in Europe, and is rarely used except in the most backward countries, like the USA.

Democrat AG Lockyer Attacks Abortion Right with Peterson Prosecution (tags)

Death penalty Democrat Attorney General Lockyer spent millions of our tax dollars running for governor by falsely prosecuting the innocent Scott Peterson for the murder of his pregnant wife, proving that he, like the Republicans, is anti-abortion. Lesson: Always vote your conscience and never vote for Democrats or Republicans.

Why Third Parties Should Join Independent Voters in Voting “Yes” on Prop 62 - Open Primary (tags)

California Prop 62 has provoked a mighty controversy in the Democratic and Republican Parties – where reformers supporting Prop 62 have clashed with party bosses who want to maintain the old order. And, it has also provoked a controversy within the independent movement, where reform independents are backing Prop 62 while the third party establishment is aggressively opposing it. . .

Leonard Peltier for President (tags)

American Indian political prisoner Leonard Peltier is the presidential candidate of the Paace and Freedom Party in California. This article gives an overview and update of his case and his campaign for a presidential pardon.

10/4/04 Voting Starts in California (tags)

Vote by mail, also known as absentee voting, starts on October 4, 2004 in California. As always, the big issues on the ballot are the propositions and are the reason why every who can should vote in every election. Are you registered? Have you received your 2 voter handbooks? Have you signed up to be a permanent absentee voter so you vote in every election?

Socialist Candidates on National Tour (tags)

In California, all three candidates are scheduled to appear in Los Angeles on Sat. Oct. 9, 4 p.m., at Workmen's Circle; Sun. Oct. 10, 4 p.m., KRST African Spirituality and Unity Center; and Mon. Oct. 11, 1 p.m., Sunset Hall Senior Center.

Remember Operation Urban Warrior (tags)

Just looking out for you revolutionaries

Leonard Peltier, the cult of Sherman Austin, and the role of Indymedia. (tags)

Sherman Austin is a hero on Indymedia... but Leonard Peltier is ignored and forgotten, despite being nominated for President of the US by the Peace and Freedom Party here in LA

Peace and Freedom Party picks Leonard Peltier for President (tags)

Delegates to the Peace and Freedom Party convention, July 31, selected Native American political prisoner Leonard Peltier as their presidential candidate for 2004.

Peace and Freedom Party picks Peltier for President/Nader now off CA ballot! (tags)

The July 31st Peace and Freedom Party convention turned its back on Ralph Nader and instead nominated as its presidential candidate, political prisoner Leonard Peltier, who is serving a life sentence for the alleged killing of two FBI agents at Wounded Knee in 1975.

Schwarzenegger and Democrats Gut Workers’ Compensation in California (tags)

Both parties have handed a gigantic victory to their corporate backers, especially the insurance industry, on the backs of injured workers.

Austria Appalled at Death Penalty Schwarzenegger (tags)

Austria,the home country of Governor Schwarztenegger, has no death penalty, and Austrian political leaders are busy sending letters to their native son to stay the execution of Kevin Cooper, set for 12:01 a.m., Feb 10, 2004.

General Strike Needed to Stop Lynching of Kevin Cooper (tags)

The pending lynching of Kevin Cooper is a good reminder of the need for a labor general strike not only to abolish the death penalty but also to shut down the prison system, promote education, and kick all of the death penalty Democrat-Republicans out of office.

What is the Peace and Freedom Party’s Next Step? (tags)

A Revolutionary Point of View of the Peace and Freedom Party and the struggle today.

TODAY NOON: Stop Arnold Protest Outside Wiesenthal Center (tags)

Jews, Women, Immigrants and African Americans Call on Arnold to Atone For His Sins on Yom Kippur Have Been Targets of His Degrading Comments and He Has Publicly Praised Three Fascists Leaders

California Gov Candidate Debate Audio - Camejo, Huffington and Bustamante (tags)

Sept. 9, 2003 debate featuring Peter Camejo, Arianna Huffington and Cruz Bustamante // Two mp3 files // Pacifica Radio coverage, broadcast live on KPFA, KPFK and KFCF

U.S. Hands Off North Korea! (tags)

With Over 7,000 Civilians Killed in the U.S./British War on Iraq and thousands more civilians dead in Afghanistan, War Crazed Imperialists Scope Out Next Victims!

The Republican Recall Hits California (tags)

The "Terminator" Becomes Bush's Weapon of Mass Destruction: Anatomy of a Heist An Overview of California's Gubernatorial Recall Election, Candidates, and Ballot Propositions from a Progressive Viewpoint

A Revolutionary View of the California Recall and Bipartisan Budget Crisis (tags)

Don’t Throw Your Vote Away by Giving It to the Democrats or the Republicans! OUT WITH THEM ALL! DON’T VOTE YES OR NO ON THE CALIFORNIA GOVERNORS RECALL The Recall is a Trap to Make Workers Pay for the Capitalist Crisis! VOTE FOR THE SOCIALIST CANDIDATE C.T. WEBER for GOVERNOR! PEACE & FREEDOM PARTY Organize Now to Build a Workers Party!

Recall of Gov Davis Guaranteed on Oct 7 (tags)

With the California Supreme Court's rejection on 8/7/03 of all the lawsuits attacking the recall election of 10/7/03, the recall of the worst governor in California history, Gray Davis, and the effective demise of one capitalist party in California, the Democrats, is guaranteed.

Protest Bu$h in Irvine Aug. 15th (tags)

Bush is coming to his homeland of Orange County!!! Let's make this protest as big as the one in Century City!!!

OC Bus to Bush Rally (tags)

RIDE THE ORANGE COUNTY ANSWER BUS (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism) TO CENTURY PLAZA Friday, June 27th Santa Monica Blvd. and Avenue of the Stars March to Rally at Century Plaza Hotel

PEACE & FREEDOM PARTY REGAINS BALLOT STATUS (tags)

California now has a peace party back on the ballot!!!

"WOMEN & RESISTANCE IN EL SALVADOR" SUN. DEC. 8 (tags)

Radical Women on Sunday, December 8, 2002, 2:00 p.m. host Special Guest Speaker from El Salvador Marta Consuelo Hernández on “Women and Resistance: Alive and Inseparable”

Weekly Orange County Anti-War Demo (tags)

Every Friday scores of people gather in Costa Mesa, California to express their opposition to war without end.

Venice Peace March Turns One Year Old (tags)

“I’m an American. I have a job. I pay taxes. I vote. And I don’t want to be dropping bombs on Baghdad and killing people. It’s wrong.” --Venice resident Peggy Lee Kennedy

Not In Our Name Protest October 6th (tags)

Sunday October 6 - War Without End? NOT IN OUR NAME! Westwood Federal Building 1pm

Chomsky, Parenti, Zinn, et.al. urge "Register P&F" (tags)

In a Labor Day "Appeal to Progressive Californians," Noam Chomsky, Juan Gonzalez, Gerald Horne, Manning Marable, Michael Parenti, Howard Zinn and other notable academics, writers and labor activists urge immediate action to support the ballot status of a reinvigorated left voice ? the California Peace and Freedom Party.

Story & Photos: Demonstration at Las Colinas Women's Detention Facility, 14 July (tags)

The San Diego Chapter of the California Coalition for Women Prisoners organized aDemonstration at Las Colinas Women's Detention Facility in Santee, CA. Coalition members and several family members of women prisoners recounted disturbing stories about the prisonsystem. Supporters came from the Old Women's Project, the Libertarian Party, the Peace & Freedom Party, Free Mumia , Free Leonard Peltier, Amnesty International, Biojustice, UCSD students, and concerned citizens. *A MORE COMPLETE REPORT WILL BE POSTED HERE SOON*

Pacifica Listeners Earn Victory (tags)

Los Angeles, CA~ A day after 100 demonstrators picketed in front of KPFK, L.A. organizers claimed a victory for listener-sponsored radio, because controversial new bylaw changes were not taken up for consideration by the Pacifica National Board.

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