imc indymedia

Los Angeles Indymedia : Activist News

white themeblack themered themetheme help
About Us Contact Us Calendar Publish RSS
latest news
best of news




A-Infos Radio

Indymedia On Air

Dope-X-Resistance-LA List


IMC Network:

Original Cities africa: ambazonia canarias estrecho / madiaq kenya nigeria south africa canada: hamilton london, ontario maritimes montreal ontario ottawa quebec thunder bay vancouver victoria windsor winnipeg east asia: burma jakarta japan korea manila qc europe: abruzzo alacant andorra antwerpen armenia athens austria barcelona belarus belgium belgrade bristol brussels bulgaria calabria croatia cyprus emilia-romagna estrecho / madiaq euskal herria galiza germany grenoble hungary ireland istanbul italy la plana liege liguria lille linksunten lombardia london madrid malta marseille nantes napoli netherlands nice northern england norway oost-vlaanderen paris/Île-de-france patras piemonte poland portugal roma romania russia saint-petersburg scotland sverige switzerland thessaloniki torun toscana toulouse ukraine united kingdom valencia latin america: argentina bolivia chiapas chile chile sur cmi brasil colombia ecuador mexico peru puerto rico qollasuyu rosario santiago tijuana uruguay valparaiso venezuela venezuela oceania: adelaide aotearoa brisbane burma darwin jakarta manila melbourne perth qc sydney south asia: india mumbai united states: arizona arkansas asheville atlanta austin baltimore big muddy binghamton boston buffalo charlottesville chicago cleveland colorado columbus dc hawaii houston hudson mohawk kansas city la madison maine miami michigan milwaukee minneapolis/st. paul new hampshire new jersey new mexico new orleans north carolina north texas nyc oklahoma philadelphia pittsburgh portland richmond rochester rogue valley saint louis san diego san francisco san francisco bay area santa barbara santa cruz, ca sarasota seattle tampa bay tennessee urbana-champaign vermont western mass worcester west asia: armenia beirut israel palestine process: fbi/legal updates mailing lists process & imc docs tech volunteer projects: print radio satellite tv video regions: oceania united states topics: biotech

Surviving Cities africa: canada: quebec east asia: japan europe: athens barcelona belgium bristol brussels cyprus germany grenoble ireland istanbul lille linksunten nantes netherlands norway portugal united kingdom latin america: argentina cmi brasil rosario oceania: aotearoa united states: austin big muddy binghamton boston chicago columbus la michigan nyc portland rochester saint louis san diego san francisco bay area santa cruz, ca tennessee urbana-champaign worcester west asia: palestine process: fbi/legal updates process & imc docs projects: radio satellite tv
printable version - js reader version - view hidden posts - tags and related articles


by Stewart A. Alexander Saturday, Mar. 11, 2006 at 8:33 PM

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.


Stewart A. Alexander

2006 Candidate

California Lieutenant Governor

Peace and Freedom Party

The California June Primary is less than three months away and candidates from every political party are seeking the support and votes from labor organizations and their members. The Democrats and Republicans are anticipating the traditional endorsements they usually receive from labor; however both parties have created a distant relationship with working people and unions.

For decades voters perceived the Democrats as the party that took a stand on the issues associated with working class people, but within the past two decades the Democratic leadership in California and the nation has become increasingly silent concerning labor issues and has backed away from voicing the views of working people.

Today the political landscape and climate is changing rapidly; now there is the left, the right and the middle. The Peace and Freedom Party is the political left and the Democratic leadership appears to be riding the fence; the Republican right represents only big corporate interest.

When you listen to the campaign ads of the Democratic leadership it is only a hollow voice with no substance beyond the glamour of the ads. The ads are selling good looks and personality, but working people are looking for advocates that will represent them on many fronts.

In many of the anti-war demonstrations occurring throughout the state the Peace and Freedom Party took the concerns of the working people to the streets, reaching millions to protest Schwarzenegger’s Special Election and his acts against the teachers, the nurses, public employees, and his efforts to weaken unions. The Democrats were present at times to protest the war however the Peace and Freedom Party vehemently protested the Special Election and the war on the same stage.

The Special Election of 2005 was a big turn-around for politics in the State of California and gave Californians a clear perspective of the leadership in Sacramento. Bob Evans of the PFP said, “Those behind Proposition 75 recognized that it didn’t make all that much difference whether Democrats or Republicans are elected; when the chips are down, the politicians of both parties stand ready to attack the working class to help the tiny few who own the economy.” Bob Evans is the recording secretary for the Peace and Freedom Party.

This year, as in past election years, the Democratic and Republican candidates have their sights on labor organizations and their members but within recent years both parties have given little back to support the cause of these organizations.

The PFP has been doing voter registrations throughout the state for the upcoming elections and students and working people are quick to change their registration to PFP and many state their dissatisfaction with the leadership of both parties.

Stewart Alexander, the PFP Candidate for California Lieutenant Governor, says, “I see little difference between the Democratic leadership of this country and the Republicans. Labor organizations have been left to protect workers wages, benefits and job security, and limited assistance has come from elected officials in Sacramento or Washington.”

Stewart Alexander has been a member of several unions to include the Retail Clerks, Machinist and the Teamsters and most of the leadership in the PFP are union members or have been affiliated with unions. The PFP has represented the interest of working people since the beginning of the party in 1967.

Alexander says, “Look at the leadership in Sacramento and Washington, they don’t know what it means to be part of organize labor or for labor to have a collective voice, they don’t understand the importance of having that collective representation. Without unions, in corporate America, you are only victims of modern day slave labor.”

Californians will be going to the polls in June and November of this year and the questions are not about the issues, it’s about the representation. Voters can now vote the middle or the right and get the same results, or vote the left, Peace and Freedom Party, the party for change and working people.

For more information search the web for Stewart A. Alexander for California Lieutenant Governor .

Report this post as:

Listed below are the 10 latest comments of 1 posted about this article.
These comments are anonymously submitted by the website visitors.
George George Tuesday, Mar. 14, 2006 at 3:35 AM

Local News

Change Links September 2018 posted S02 10:22PM

More Scandals Rock Southern California Nuke Plant San Onofre A30 11:09PM

Site Outage Friday A30 3:49PM

Change Links August 2018 A14 1:56AM

Setback for Developer of SC Farm Land A12 11:09PM

More problems at Shutdown San Onofre Nuke J29 10:40PM

Change Links 2018 July posted J09 8:27PM

More Pix: "Families Belong Together," Pasadena J02 7:16PM

"Families Belong Together" March, Pasadena J02 7:08PM

Short Report on the Families Belong Together Protest in Los Angeles J30 11:26PM

Summer 2018 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert! J11 6:58AM

Watch the Debate: Excluded Candidates for Governor of California M31 5:20AM

Change Links June 2018 posted M28 7:41AM

The Montrose Peace Vigil at 12 Years M22 8:01PM

Unity Archive Project M21 9:42AM

Dianne Feinstein's Promotion of War, Secret Animal Abuse, Military Profiteering, Censorshi M17 10:22PM

CA Senate Bill 1303 would require an independent coroner rather than being part of police M10 9:08PM

Three years after OC snitch scandal, no charges filed against sheriffs deputies M10 8:57PM

California police agencies violate Brown Act (open meetings) M02 8:31PM

Insane Company Wants To Send Nuke Plant Waste To New Mexico A29 11:47PM

Change Links May 2018 A27 8:40AM

Worker-Owned Car Wash on Vermont Closed A27 5:37AM


lausd whistle blower A11 6:58AM

Website Upgrade A10 10:02AM

Help KCET and UCLA identify 60s-70s Chicano images A04 8:02PM

UCLA Luskin: Casting Youth Justice in a Different Light A02 6:58PM

Change Links April 2018 A01 6:27PM

More Local News...

Other/Breaking News

Why Choose Nut Milk Over Cows' Milk S21 1:01AM

Antrhopocène, le grand effondrement S19 9:53AM

Creative Destruction Hack Diamonds Windows/iOS/Android - Creative Destruction Generator S19 12:51AM

Abolir l'économie S18 11:18AM

The Dictatorship of Corporations S17 5:26PM

18 Lethal Consequences Of Hunting S17 3:13PM

Paraphysique de l'outplacement déontologue S15 6:51AM

Creative Destruction Hack Mod Generator S15 3:49AM

Shopping du bashing S14 8:42AM

After Lehman Brothers, Experts Say Global Financial Crisis Can Happen Again S13 8:28PM

“Animaniacs in Concert!” Starring Voice Legend Rob Paulsen S12 9:30PM

Probabilités de fin d'humanité S12 6:49AM

Florida Area of Migrant Farmworkers Denied Right to Construct Health Clinic near NaplesCIW S11 2:57AM

Propagande de virus, virus de propagande S10 7:34AM

Steer clear of work morality! S09 12:10PM

Sweatshop Lodge Ceremony Continues in US Fed Prisons Led by Inmates S08 6:17PM

Paraphysique de l'origami S08 7:11AM

The Shortwave Report 09/07/18 Listen Globally! S06 11:23PM

August 2018 Honduras Coup update S06 12:28PM

Du réussissement putréfié S06 10:55AM

Brett Kavanaugh Filled The 5th Circuit With Execution Judges S06 6:14AM

Log S06 4:25AM

Augusta Georgia Woman Gets 5 Year Prison Sentence for Writing About Russians Crime Acts S05 8:29AM

Paraphysique de contextualité S05 8:29AM

Crisis Regulation in Global Capitalism S03 3:39PM

Ex-voto de réification S03 10:24AM

Please Oppose Warmonger, Execution and Torture Supporting Bush Operative Brett Kavanaugh A31 10:45PM

Paraphysique d'exploitation occultation A31 10:24PM

More Breaking News...
© 2000-2018 Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by the Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Running sf-active v0.9.4 Disclaimer | Privacy