Tag Archives: Peace and Freedom

Socialist Party USA: Socialism and the Spirit of Tahrir Square

By Andrea Pason and Billy Wharton, co-chairs Socialist Party USA- February 11, 2011
Socialist Webzine:


Tahrir Square transformed the idea of democracy from a stale ritual that occurs every few years to an open ended struggle for freedom.

We send greetings to the working people of Egypt on the day of their victorious struggle to depose the dictator Hosni Mubarak.… Read more ...

CA Registration Data: All Political Parties Except Democrats Increase Their Share

from Ballot Access News
New California Registration Data: All Political Parties Except Democrats Increase Their Share

October 29th, 2010

On October 29, the California Secretary of State released new registration data, as of October 18.  This was the first data since the September 3 tally.

The percentages for each qualified party, and for the Reform Party as well, are below. 

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A socialist perspective on the past, present and future of Haiti

The article below first appeared on the World Socialist Web Site, and was linked to at the Peace and Freedom Party blog.

excerpt from an article at WSWS.org
The history that “binds” the US and Haiti

Bill Van Auken / January 15, 2010

In his statement on the Haitian earthquake Wednesday, President Barack Obama referred to the “long history that binds us together.” Neither he nor the US media, however, have shown any inclination to probe the history of US-Haiti relations and its bearing on present catastrophe confronting the Haitian people.

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Tom Condit, 33-Year Veteran Activist of Peace & Freedom Party, Dies

Ballot Access News reported this story, and linked to the announcement at the Peace & Freedom Party blog:

Tom Condit, presente!

I have very sad news to convey. Tom Condit has been very ill recently, and he went back in the hospital a few days ago. His life ended at 1 am this morning, 9 January 2009.

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California College Sponsors 5-Party Debate in Special U.S. House Race

Hat/tip to Ballot Access News for the link and the headline

(excerpt from) Danville Express News/Danville Weekly
Congressional candidates debate from left to right
by Dave Roberts

The five candidates seeking to represent the 10th Congressional District [in California] break down into a group of three on the left and two on the right as revealed in a forum at Saint Mary’s College on Monday night.

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In Calif: Fires affect poll schedule; Green Party’s Cloward moves forward

from Green Party Watch
Jeremy Cloward Moves Forward In California Congressional Race
Jonathan Cook / September 2, 2009

Election results were delayed tonight as firefighters from the 10th congressional district who have joined the battle against the raging wildfires around Los Angeles were given the chance to cast their ballots beyond the ordinary close of polls.

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2004 Peace and Freedom Party Presidential candidate Leonard Peltier assaulted in prison

Posted to IPR by Paulie. Originally posted at On The Wilder Side:

Urgent: Political prisoner Leonard Peltier needs help

From: contact at whoisleonardpeltier dot info
URGENT ALERT! Leonard Peltiers safety is in jeopardy!
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2009 17:20:21 -0800 (PST)

I am so OUTRAGED!

My brother Leonard was severely beaten upon his arrival at the Canaan Federal Penitentiary.… Read more ...

It’s official: Cindy Sheehan is on the ballot to challenge Speaker Pelosi

Ballot Access News reports that Cindy Sheehan got only a couple of hundred more valid signatures than required, placing her officially on the ballot.

The Sheehan campaign collected about 20,000 raw signatures, after a last minute push.

San Francisco election officials today certified Cindy Sheehan for the November ballot against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

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Natural Law Party puts Ralph Nader on Michigan ballot

Close on the heels of his victory in California, where the Peace and Freedom Party just put Nader on the ballot, the Natural Law Party of Michigan just did the same. Ballot Access News reports:

On July 30, 2008, the Michigan Natural Law Party nominated Ralph Nader for president, and submitted the needed paperwork.

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Peace and Freedom Convention this Weekend – Four Candidates, including McKinney and Nader stand-off

Via Polidoc Productions

The State Convention for Peace and Freedom Party will convene on Saturday, August 2 and 3 at the Hawthorn Suites, 321 Bercut Drive, Sacramento California. At the convention Brian Moore, Gloria La Riva, Ralph Nader, and Cynthia McKinney will be seeking the Peace and Freedom Party’s presidential nomination.

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Ten Presidential Nominating Conventions Coming in August and September

Posted at Ballot Access News

At least ten presidential nominating conventions will be held in August and September:

1. The Peace and Freedom Party meets in Sacramento, California, on August 2-3.
2. The Natural Law Party of Michigan meets on August 9.
3. The Independent Party of Delaware meets on August 16.

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