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Counter-demonstrations August 26-27 in the Bay Area

Posted on August 25, 2017 by the webmaster

The following counter-demonstrations will be held to oppose two rallies called by far right organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area on Saturday and Sunday, Aug 26 and 27. The rallies to be opposed are taking place in Crissy Field in San Francisco on Saturday and on the Center Street side of Martin Luther King, Jr. Park in Berkeley on Sunday.

See also "Attend Rallies Against Fascists" (August 22).

August 26. No Hatred In San Francisco march. Assemble at Marina Green, on Marina Blvd. Between Scott Street AND Fillmore Street at 10:00 A.M. - LOOK FOR THE ILWU BANNER WHEN YOU ARRIVE The March will go to Crissy Field, San Francisco.

August 27. Bay Area Rally Against Hate. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. U.C. Berkeley Crescent Lawn. Addison St. and Oxford St. Berkeley. This is not a march to MLK, Jr park. However, some people will proceed there from this rally.

August 27. March organized by Bay Area United Against White Supremacy. 11 a.m. Assemble at Ohlone Park, at MLK Jr Way and Hearst, Berkeley. March to Old City Hall. Martin Luther King, Jr. Way and Allston Way across the street from the fascist rally. Berkeley.

August 27. Rally organized by CARF (Communities against Racism and Fascism). 12 noon. Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park. Assemble at Allston Way and Martin Luther King Jr. Way. Berkeley.

 

John Prysner for Assembly District 51

Posted on August 23, 2017 by the webmaster

Vote Socialist!
John Prysner for Assembly
District 51

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From Charlottesville to Los Angeles, down with white supremacy!
Stop gentrification and homelessness!
End racist police brutality and deportations!
A job or living income, housing, healthcare & education must be rights for all!

John Prysner is running for the California State Assembly in the 51st district as the candidate for the Peace and Freedom Party and the Party for Socialism and Liberation.

John has been a musician and warehouse worker for the past 10 years and is a dedicated community organizer and activist often involved in anti-war and anti-racism efforts. He is actively involved in building the mass movement which is the most powerful force to successfully resist white supremacy, Islamophobia and all forms of racism and bigotry.

Within the nearly 500,000 residents across the 51st District -- including East and North East LA, Chinatown, Lincoln and Angelino Heights, Echo, Glassell, Cypress and Highland Parks -- lies a great potential for the struggle to end the racism and capitalism.

John Prysner’s Platform:

John believes the recent rent increases have endangered the stability of many households, leading to growing homelessness. The current rent control laws are too few and weak and lack necessary enforcement. In the past year, 8,044 Los Angeles residents were experiencing homelessness for the first time and with a projected rent increase of 5% over 2,000 more will join them.

Big developers and landlords buy up properties at close to nothing, only to turn around and drastically inflate rent prices to higher income people, which drive out generational renters. John demands an end to this gentrification which has continuously added to the displacement and increased homelessness of Angelenos and has helped contribute to the more than 28,000 homeless individuals in the city of Los Angeles alone. The high number of homeless individuals increase the chances of interactions with LAPD, with many instances ending in excessive police force.

Police brutality especially affects people of color including immigrants, LGBTQ people and working class people of all ethnicities. Harassment by LAPD, ICE, and agencies working with the racist, sexist Trump administration have led to an increase in deportations, too often separating families and loved ones. John stands for an end to police brutality and deportations, and for full rights for all immigrants.

John calls for every person to be guaranteed the right to a decent paying job with the right to form a union and for full healthcare, housing, and education. LGBTQ people and women must have equal rights in every area of life, and full reproductive rights including the right to abortion.


Contact the Prysner for Assmbley Campaign

John Prysner
Candidate for State Assembly
2936 W. 8th St
Los Angeles, CA 90005

Phone: 323-285-6545

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Attend Rallies Against Fascists

Posted on August 22, 2017 by the webmaster

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August 19, 2017

"Attend Rallies Against Fascists," State Chair Urges Peace and Freedom Party Members

"Since the foundation of the Peace and Freedom Party fifty years ago, we have consistently opposed every racist and anti-Semitic demonstration by Nazis, the Klan, and all their open and hidden allies," State Chair Kevin Akin said in San Francisco on Saturday. "These enemies of all working people crave the power to kill millions of Americans, and we need to block them at every turn. In line with long-standing party policy, I ask everyone who possibly can to attend every rally, vigil, and march against the fascists and racists."

"Back in the 1920s, when the Klan and other racist gangs appeared headed for ascendancy, labor and left organizations were able to organize effective opposition in hundreds of towns and cities, and within a few years the Klan could no longer wear its robes and burn its torches in public, despite the support they had from many twisted right-wing politicians. The way to rein in the racist extremists today, too, is to make sure that they cannot appear in any public place without firm and massive opposition. No matter what kind of anti-labor racist reactionary extremist holds forth from the White House, if the people stop their enemies from rallying and recruiting, the Klan and the Nazis and their allies can be stopped. Please, every chance you get, speak out and demonstrate and march against them."

 

The Fight Against Fascism, September 2 in Berkeley

Posted on August 25, 2017 by the Alameda County Central Committee

On Saturday, September 2 the Alameda County Peace and Freedom Party and Movement presents "The Fight Against Fascism From Charlottesville to Berkeley".

When: Saturday, September 2, 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

Following their defeat in Charlottesville, the Fascists are coming to Berkeley on August 27 to peddle their White Supremacist views. They will be met with resistance. We are inviting speakers to discuss this vital struggle.

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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.

 

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 September 18, 2017.

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50 Years of PFP

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

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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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