Tag Archives: Peace and Freedom Party

Emma Wong Mar, First Asian-American to Run for National Office in November, Dies

Emma Wong Mar

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

On September 16, Emma Wong Mar died in Oakland, California. She was 89. She was the Peace & Freedom Party’s vice-presidential nominee in 1984, and was the first Asian-American to appear on a general election ballot for President or Vice-President.… Read more ...

Leonard Peltier Thanks Supporters on 71st Birthday

Leonard Peltier

Leonard Peltier was the Peace and Freedom Party’s presidential candidate in 2004. The following was posted to Workers World:

U.S. political prisoner Leonard Peltier released the following statement from prison on his 71st birthday.

September 12, 2015

Greetings everyone,

Well, today is another b-day for me — my 71st.… Read more ...

Minnesota Independence Party Gets Attention for Having Deez Nuts Appear at Party’s Booth at Minnesota State Fair

deeznutsipFrom Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

On Saturday, September 5, Deez Nuts (alias Brady Olson) appeared at the Minnesota Independence Party’s booth at the Minnesota state fair. That was good for some publicity for the party. Even the Washington Post took note, as this column attests.

From the article cited, written by Aaron Blake:

Third parties have been known to ally with celebrities or even quasi-celebrities like young Mr.… Read more ...

Opposition News Article on Gloria La Riva’s Presidential Candidacy

Gloria La Riva was nominated as the PSL’s 2016 Presidential candidate. Image courtesy of Zazzle/Huey Long.

From Mark Wachtler at Opposition News:

The Party for Socialism and Liberation has named its 2016 Presidential ticket. Gloria La Riva is the Party’s nominee for US President and Eugene Puryear is the PSL candidate for Vice President.… Read more ...

Roger D. Harris: Is Trump a Proto-Fascist?

Donald Trump

Donald Trump

From Roger D. Harris at the Peace and Freedom Party website:

Agreed, Donald Trump is a supremely unattractive character for folks like us. And that’s putting it mildly. He’s defiantly not “politically correct” and we hate that. But is he a harbinger of fascism?

Trump certainly fits the Hollywood version of the proto-fascist.… Read more ...

Kshama Sawant Speaks in Oakland, CA on September 19

From the Peace and Freedom Party website:

The Peace and Freedom Party supports Kshama Sawant’s campaign for re-election to the Seattle City Council. Visit our literature table at her fundraiser in Oakland on September 19. Speakers will include Kshama, journalist Chris Hedges and Richmond City Council member Gayle McGlaughlin.

When: Saturday, September 19 at 7:00pm
Where: First Unitarian Church of Oakland, 685 14th Steet, Oakland (MAP)
What: Fundraiser for Sawant for Seattle City Council
Sponsor: Socialist Alternative Bay Area
Contact: visit this Facebook event page
Cost: $10 per person at Brown Paper Tickets

The Peace and Freedom Party endorses this event.Read more ...

Roger D. Harris: A Left Perspective on Global Warming

From Roger D. Harris at the Peace and Freedom Party website:

Global warming demands immediate and practical solutions. Such solutions are available, and they would enhance our quality of life rather than diminish it. At the same time, pursuit of these solutions points to the need for more basic, long-term changes to the system of waste which defines the country that has contributed the most to creating human-caused climate change.… Read more ...

Opposition Left Unity Conference in Chicago May 2-3

From Mark Wachtler at Opposition News:

America’s opposition left wing will meet in Chicago this weekend to discuss the future of anti-establishment progressive and socialist politics in America. Opposition political leaders who have pledged to participate represent a who’s who of the country’s political left wing, from middle-left to far left.… Read more ...

“Variety” Reviews the Film “Roseanne for President”

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

Variety has this review of the new film “Roseanne for President.” Apparently the film covers Roseanne Barr’s quest for the Green Party nomination, as well as her general election campaign as the Peace & Freedom nominee.

Also see this review in Flavorwire.

From the Variety review, written by Ben Kenigsberg:

According to materials provided, Barr initiated the film and selected Weinrib to document her quest, which began with a bid for the Green Party nomination.… Read more ...

Roseanne Barr in The Daily Beast: Forget Hillary, Vote for Me!

Article by actress, comedienne, and 2012 Peace and Freedom Party presidential nominee Roseanne Barr in The Daily Beast:

When I was a little girl, I heard it said, “You never know: someday, there may even be a woman president.” This was said when both Margaret Chase Smith and Shirley Chisolm ran for the highest office in America.… Read more ...

California Minor Parties File Reply Brief in State Supreme Court in Lawsuit Against Top-Two System


From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

On April 9, the Peace & Freedom Party of California, the Libertarian Party of California, and the Green Party of Alameda County filed this reply brief in Rubin v Padilla, the case pending in the State Supreme Court on whether the California top-two system injures voting rights.… Read more ...

Glenn Davis: Peace and Freedom Party Defines Victory By How It Influences Policy – Not By Elections Won

From Glenn Davis at Independent Voter Network:

According the party’s website, ”The Peace and Freedom Party is committed to socialism, democracy, ecology, feminism and racial equality. We represent the working class, those without capital in a capitalist society.”

The party took root in 1967 in opposition to the Vietnam War, supporting environmental protection, individual rights, feminism, and socialist economic principles.… Read more ...