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Single Payer/Medicare for All, January 29 in San Jose

Posted on January 21, 2017 by the Santa Clara County Central Committee

When: Sunday, January 29 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Where: San Jose Peace and Justice Center, 48 S 7th St, San Jose ( MAP )
What: forum on single payer health care
Sponsor: Santa Clara County Peace and Freedom Party
Contact: visit Facebook event page or call 408-207-6249
Cost: $3-5, no one turned away for lack of funds. Food will be available for a requested donation.

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Pre-Inaugural Madness and the Impending Trump Presidency

By Roger D. Harris

Posted on January 22, 2017 by the Communications Committee

January 5, 2017 - The pre-inaugural madness before Donald Trump occupies the oval office makes one nostalgic for the craziness of the campaign season, despite the latter being only ten weeks long while the former felt like an eternity. Meanwhile under the cover of anti-Trumpism, lame-duck President Obama continues to stagger to the right.

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Temporary Victory at Standing Rock

By Dave Welsh

Posted on January 21, 2017 by the Communications Committee

Dave Welsh is a member of the State Central Committee of the Peace and Freedom Party. He was at Standing Rock in December, 2016. This article was originally published in Workers World on December 15, 2016.

Photo is not availablePhoto by UR_Ninga | used by permission

Defiant tribes and 4,500 vets block oil pipeline

Cannon Ball, North Dakota, Dec. 12 – Since last spring, volunteers from 280 Native tribes and countless other folks have been pouring into the various camps of the Standing Rock Sioux – ultimately up to 25,000 people, some for short stays and others “for the duration.” Their mission: to help the Sioux tribes stop the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) from drilling under the great Missouri River, befouling the water supply for 17 million, desecrating sacred sites and trampling on Native lands and sovereignty. Native fighters had already employed an array of militant tactics to stop the pipeline, including chaining themselves to construction equipment.

Then on Nov.25, the Army Corps of Engineers, backed by the state governor, issued an ultimatum, ordering all 7,000 people then living in the Oceti Sakowin (Seven Council Fires of the Great Sioux Nation) camp to pack up and leave. Basically saying, “Everybody out, or we’ll bulldoze the place.” Can you believe this? The evacuation deadline was December 5, and “any person who chooses to stay does so at their own risk.” Tribal leaders refused, demanding respect for their community and territorial treaty rights.

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Eyewitness Standing Rock: Brutality and resistance

By Maile Hampton

Posted on January 21, 2017 by the Communications Committee

Maile Hampton is a member of the Peace and Freedom Party State Central Committee and an activist with the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL). She participated in the protests at Standing Rock during November, 2016 and was present on Sunday November 20th when the police used water cannon on peaceful protesters during freezing weather. This article was previously published at Liberation News on November 23, 2016.

Photo is not availablePhoto source: Liberation News

On Sunday night [November 20], the protectors tried to move a military vehicle out of the way of the blockade so it could open up, so people could see during the day the heavy militarization that was taking place. When we got there, we were immediately hit with freezing water cannons that had chemicals in the water. I say that because when we were sprayed with the water, our eyes and lips began to burn a lot, and our faces were stinging so much, it felt like they were on fire. The water began to turn to ice, and was so dangerous because people were suffering from hypothermia.

We were trying to protect people with garbage bin lids as shields from the water. I felt a blow on the side of my knee and I fell when I tried to walk. I realized I had been hit by a rubber bullet, which are actually large, hard shells covered by a kind of rubber. I don’t care what they say about “nonlethal,” if they hit you in the head or other vulnerable area, they can definitely be lethal.

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PFP Candidates La Riva/Banks Conclude Historic Campaign

Posted on December 30, 2016 by the Communications Committee

An earlier version of this article appeared at glorialariva4president.com on December 8.

Thank you to everyone who supported the Gloria La Riva for President 2016 Campaign! The 2016 Presidential and VP candidates of the Peace and Freedom Party, Gloria La Riva and Dennis Banks waged a dynamic campaign for the socialist movement. They received 66,101 votes in California, the second most of any presidential ticket in the PFP’s nearly 50 year history.

The campaign, under the banner “For the Earth and people to live, capitalism must end,” reached millions of people across the country with the message that we need a new, socialist system.

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Re-register Peace and Freedom!

Posted on June 12, 2016 by the Webmaster

If you registered out of the Peace and Freedom Party in order to vote for Bernie Sanders, now is the time to register back into the party. If you have never been registered Peace and Freedom, now is the time to join.

The Peace and Freedom Party has long advocated many of the things Bernie Sanders brought to the fore during his primary campaign. Things like tuitionfree college and university education, free healthcare, and housing for all are things we, as a party of the working class, support.

The Peace and Freedom Party is a ballot-status socialist, feminist party, the only ballotstatus socialist party in California. If you consider yourself a socialist you belong in the Peace and Freedom Party. Register today!

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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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