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NAFTA, Deportations, Workers' Struggles

Posted on August 15, 2017 by the webmaster

This resolution was adopted unanimously on August 13, 2017 by the State Central Committee of the Peace and Freedom Party of California.

Cancel NAFTA! Tear Down the Wall of Shame / Not One More Deportation! Support Workers' Rights and Struggles in Mexico, the United States, and Canada!

Whereas, there is a stepped-up attack on immigrant workers -- documented and undocumented -- in the United States, and NAFTA has been used to pit U.S. workers against Mexican workers to benefit multi-national corporations from the U.S. and around the world, and

Whereas, the escalating attack on immigrant workers and people of color is a threat to all workers and to organized labor in the United States; the immigrant community and their children in schools are being terrorized by ICE and by the racist attacks on immigrants, and

Whereas, NAFTA has been used to privatize railroads, telecom, oil, education and the dismantling of Mexico's agricultural industry, causing forced migration of tens of millions of people from their homelands in Mexico, and

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Support the People's Congress of Resistance!

Posted on July 20, 2017 by the webmaster

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On September 16 and 17, 2017, in Washington D.C. at the Blackburn Center at Howard University, activists from around the country will hold the first ever People's Congress of Resistance. This is a critical opportunity to bring together voices from various movements all across the country to establish a program and strategy for what the people need and what we are fighting for: A vision for a better society.

The Peace and Freedom Party is a proud endorser of the Congress. We call on all of our supporters to register and attend the first gathering in D.C., submit delegates from your local movements to attend, or if you cannot attend, to sponsor another activist to go in your place.

The political leadership of the Republicans and Democrats in Washington D.C. does not represent working class, middle class or oppressed people. It's time we build our own People's Congress of Resistance!

Go to CongressOfResistance.org to register today.

 

From Hiroshima To WWIII, August 5 in Berkeley

Posted on July 23, 2017 by the Alameda County Central Committee

On Saturday, August 5 the Alameda County Peace and Freedom Party and Movement presents "From Hiroshima to WWIII: If Workers Won't End These Wars, Who Will?"

When: Saturday, August 5, 2017 from 2:00pm to 4:30pm
Where: Starry Plough Pub, 3101 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley(MAP)
What: speakers and discussion
Sponsor: Alameda County Peace and Freedom Party and Movement
Contact: call 510-332-3865 or email cuyleruyle - at - mac.com
Cost: Free, but please buy food and drink at the pub

Hiroshima was not so much the end of WWII as the opening salvo in a series of new wars which must be ended if humanity is to survive. Will the working class fulfill its historic mission and end this madness? Or must we look elsewhere? We are inviting speakers to address this question.

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Positions on Legislation, 2017-2018

Posted on July 8, 2017 by the Legislative Committee

The Peace and Freedom Party has taken positions for or against a number of bills in the 2017-2018 session of the California legislature. This article lists our current positions with links to relevant documents.

The information below was last updated on July 8, 2017.

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PFP Marches at Sacramento Pride 2017

By C. T. Weber

Posted on July 8, 2017 by the Communications Committee

Pride came to Sacramento on Saturday, June 3. Thousands of LGBTQ community members, activists and supporters turned out to support their new found freedoms and fight any attempts to roll back their gains.

Photo not available PFP at Sacramento Pride on June 3, 2017
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50 Years of PFP

Posted on June 2, 2017 by the Communications Committee/p>

Click on the image below to download the Adobe Acrobat (pdf) document for printing on 8.5 x 11 (letter) paper. Two half-sheet flyers per page.


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PFP activists in the streets on May Day

By Estevan Hernandez

Posted on May 3, 2017 by the webmaster

In cities across California activists with the Peace and Freedom Party (PFP) took to the streets on May 1, known world wide as International Workers' Day. Along with tens of thousands of people across the country, and millions worldwide, we marched and chanted against racism and for full rights for all immigrants, women and LGBTQ people.

International Workers' Day 2017 in Sacramento (photo by Estevan Hernandez)

In Sacramento California the PFP and Party for Socialism and Liberation organized a joint socialist march contingent. Our contingent kept the energy high with popular slogans like, "When workers rights are under attack, what do we do? Stand up fight back", "Say it loud say it clear, immigrants are welcome here" and "Get up, get down, there's a revolution in this town!"

C.T. Weber, long time organizer and early leader of the PFP, addressed the crowd from the mainstage, saying:

I bring you greetings from the Peace and Freedom Party,conceived 50 years ago, in the late 60s, out of the struggles of the freedom rides, the farm workers’ union organizing, and the anti-war movements. Today we are California’s only ballot qualified socialist party. We gather with you today, International Worker’s Day, in a spirit of solidarity and for the expansion of the growing power of working people!
By uniting with this new generation of "resistors" and by popularizing socialism we can continue help rebuild a new socialist movement to finally uproot this rotted system of capitalist oppression and poverty.

International Workers' Day 2017 in San Francisco (photo by Paul Burton)

Estevan Hernandez is a State Central Committee member from Sacramento.


 

Earth Day at the EPA

By Marsha Feinland

Posted on May 3, 2017 by the webmaster

Members of the Peace and Freedom Party from San Francisco and Alameda Counties participated in the Earth Day Action for Environmental and Climate Justice on Friday, April 21 in front of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 1X Headquarters in San Francisco.

Earth Day demonstrators in San Francisco, April 24, 2017 (photo by Gloria La Riva)

They joined Bay Area residents from Bayview-Hunters Point, Richmond, Oakland, San Leandro and Livermore as well as Mohave Elders of the Colorado River Indian Tribes, Gila River Indian Community members, youth from East Los Angeles, and people from farmworker communities in the San Joaquin and Imperial Valleys. All of these communities are impacted by fracking, refineries, and other sources of pollution.

The rally was followed by a march to the Federal Building.

The demands of the demonstration were:

  • Expand, don’t cut, the USEPA and federal and state environmental laws and regulations. Fire EPA Administrator Pruitt.
  • Remove polluters and billionaires from Trump’s Cabinet.
  • Stop Trump’s attacks on immigrant communities, Indigenous sacred sites, civil rights and justice.
  • Support people, health, science and justice, not financial gain for corporate polluters.
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Spread the word about the Peace and Freedom Party. Encourage your friends to register Peace and Freedom, join the supporting membership program, and get involved.

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Preamble to Our By-laws

The Peace and Freedom Party is an open, multi-tendency, movement-oriented socialist party. We are united in our common commitment to socialism, democracy, feminism and unionism and our common opposition to capitalism, imperialism, racism, sexism and elitism.

These by-laws do not define socialism, nor do they identify the strategies and tactics of how to achieve socialism. We agree that socialism is necessary and that it will open up a democratic decision-making process for appropriate use of resources and distribution of labor.

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