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Women’s History Month Book Launch for “High Voltage Women” (tags)

Megan Cornish – Electrical Tradeswoman speaks at book launch of High Voltage Women.

Activists Opposing White Supremacy Rally Despite Cancellation (tags)

Saturday, September 9, 2017
UPLAND - As many as a hundred people joined today's "United4Love2" rally against white supremacy and more broadly, the Trump administration's policies. The diverse crowd heard speeches, poems, and musical performances for several hours in Memorial Park.

A Call to Action: End the Siege on Black Lives (tags)

Black History Month Community Meeting

Mejicanada angelina rechaza contundentemente al "Presidente" Peña Nieto (tags)

Martes, 26 de agosto del 2014

LOS ANGELES - Decenas de personas de diferentes partes del sur de California se congregaron ayer en las banquetas afuera del lujoso Hotel Biltmore para denunciar al actual presidente de México, Enrique Peña Nieto, por sus políticas de privatización, su represión a los movimientos sociales y sus actores principales, su robo de la elección, y su impunidad en el caso de Atenco.

One Hemisphere Indivisible (tags)

Freedom Socialist Party National Convention. One of our panels includes international scholars and activists. Join us!

Latina organizers call for a radical path for the immigrant rights movement (tags)

Yolanda Alaniz and Christina Lopez will explore the question "Which Way Forward for Immigrants?" at a panel discussion on Saturday, May 24.

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.

Defend Santee High School Teacher Ron Gochez! (tags)

Ron Gochez is being targeted for termination due most likely to his political activity.

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.

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.

Oakland General Strike a Success, but Cops Seriously Injure another Vet (tags)

With over 50,000 people protesting in the street in three major protests through the course of the day, massive labor participation, and a shut down of the Port of Oakland, there is no question that the general strike was a success. Yet the corporate media is now blowing up the importance of a few acts of vandalism by protesters and agent provocateurs.

US Election 2012: Alexander says Troy Davis Should Not Be Executed (tags)

Stewart Alexander has joined with millions worldwide calling on Georgia state officials to spare the life of Troy Davis. Stewart Alexander is also joined by the Socialist Party USA, the Peace and Freedom Party, the Freedom Socialist Party, the Green Party USA, former President Jimmy Carter, and former Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Norman Fletcher requesting clemency for Troy Davis.

Solidarity Hall Matching Fund (tags)

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

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.

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.

Black History Month Celebration: The Unfinished Battle for Quality Public Schools (tags)

Education proponents will highlight the role of freed slaves in winning free, integrated public schools for the first time in U.S. history during the post Civil War reconstruction era

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.

U.S. Election 2012: Stewart Alexander to Seek PFP Presidential Nomination (tags)

Approaching 2012, Presidential Candidate Stewart Alexander is hoping to gain support from five political parties that he says will be crucial to his campaign to become president; the Peace and Freedom Party- California, Socialist Party USA, the Green Party of the United States, the Freedom Socialist Party, and the Liberty Union Party- Vermont.

LA Anti-Nazi Protest is a Civil Rights Victory (tags)

Protest of National Socialist Movement draws a broad diverse crowd. Eyewitness account of confrontation with 2 men.

Monday, October 19, 7:00 PM California’s Budget Crisis: The Rich Profit, Workers Pa (tags)

Public report and discussion on the who, what, where and what to do on California's budget mess. Includes strategizing on how to build a movement to force a sane and pro worker budget.

Fascism: What It Is and How to Fight It (tags)

Six-Week Study Group, Mondays, beginning August 17, 7:00pm-8:30pm, Solidarity Hall, 2170 W. Washington Blvd, Los Angeles. Door donation $2.00 per session. Light snacks are served at 6:30 p.m. for a $5.00 donation.

Fascism: What it is and How to fight it (tags)

In light of the resurgeance of the ultra-right, the Freedom Socialist Party sponsors a six week study group on countering neo-fascism.

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.

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.

Free Screening (tags)

Please come to this FREE screening of Salt of the Earth, a very important film. Made in 1954 by actual union workers and members of the Hollywood Ten, this film was way ahead of it's time. It displays the intersectionalities of race, class, and gender and is the only film that has ever been banned.

At the River I Stand: Black History Month Film Showing (tags)

This film shows how the determination of low-paid Black workers in 1968 in Memphis, Tenn. transformed a local labor dispute into a pivotal point in the civil rights and union movements.

Is Hillary Clinton a Feminist Candidate? A Revolutionary Feminist Meeting (tags)

Is Hillary Clinton a feminist candidate? An LA socialist feminist meeting discusses this hot topic.

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."

Se puede? Not by protest alone (tags)

It only took a day for the effect of the immigration protests to be known. On May 2nd politicians from both parties gave a wealth of interviews and speeches that clarified their positions: nothing had changed. In fact, many had remarked that the protest had a ‘backlash effect’, hardening and inflaming the already conservative opinions of Republicans, while dulling the already flimsy stance of Democrats. Trent Lott, in speaking for many on the right, implied that a massive deportation sweep during the protests would have been appropriate, given that “we had ‘em all in a bunch”. On the other side of the isle, Diane Feinstein gave a more passive response to the protests, representing the unaffected character of most Democrats to the millions who appeared in the streets; the passionate outcry from the masses was referred to as ‘counterproductive’, since protesting does not “changes votes on the floor of the senate”— the latter point is certainly true, becoming more obvious as pro-immigration and anti-war protests continue to draw millions, but fall onto deaf ears in Congress. Demonstrations, boycotts, protests, or any other indication of public opinion has proven unable to sway the actions of either party. The façade of the two-party system is unveiling itself with impressive speed as social tensions near the boiling point.

Progress through Dialogue in Glendale? (tags)

For once the police didn't separate the "two sides", who actually have a lot in common. Maybe they should just let us talk it out....

Voices of Color: Unite against the border vigilantes! (tags)

Minuteman armed thugs are gathering on the U.S.-Mexico border to try to stop undocument- ed immigration. The good news: protesters are building a movement that can stop them. To reprint, please credit the author & Freedom Socialist newspaper. Notice is appreciated.

RESOLUTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES IN THE BASQUE TERRITORY (tags)

Million Worker March in Washington defies AFL-CIO and calls for a fighting labor movement (tags)

The forward thrust of the March stood in stark contrast to the AFL-CIO’s failed strategy of support for John Kerry.

Grocery Strikers’ Heroic Fight for Healthcare (tags)

In the end, workers who had fought so hard for five months were forced to accept a raw deal. They were unable to prevail against a bold united front of employers when their own leaders were not willing to organize an equally bold united front of labor.

Los Angeles Activists Rally in Solidarity with the Palestinian People (tags)

Activists gather at the Israeli consulate to affirm their solidarity with the Palestinian people, and to protest Israel's brutal occupation.

California Governor Election and PFP/Labor Events (tags)

California Governor Election and PFP/Labor Events:

Which way forward for the development of a powerful anti-war movement? (tags)

Thousands of serious activists are giving thought to all questions related to the development of an anti-war movement that can strike even more powerful blows against this latest round of imperialist wars. This article represents an effort to directly confront the most serious questions related to the development of the anti-war movement.

Feb. 15,....The Spirit of Los Angeles (tags)

The Heart and Soul of Los Angeles was evident in today’s Peace March and Rally where between 75 and 100 thousand passionate Angelenos took to the streets of Hollwyod to protest what is being dubbed as Bush’s insane and solitary march to war.

NO TO KISSINGER (tags)

A large coalition of local human justice groups joined together to protest Henry Kissinger's appearance at the Los Angeles Univeral Ampitheater

All out for OCTOBER 22nd Day of Protest Against Police Brutality (tags)

The call and regional logistics.

RALLY AND MARCH in support of Palestine (April 6th) (tags)

Show your solidarity with the Palestinian People at the April 6th march and rally at the Westwood Federal Building

March 30th - Mass Demonstration to support Palestine! (tags)

A "Free Palestine" mass March and Rally is to take place Saturday, March 30th, at the Westwood Fed. Building (noon).

A night in solidarity with the Palestinian People (tags)

join us In Solidarity with the Palestinian People’s Struggle for Liberation and Justice Stop US Aid to Israel. End Israeli Apartheid. Right of Return for the Palestinians to their homes of origin. Israel out of the West Bank and Gaza.

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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