Tag Archives: Peace and Freedom Party

Eugene Ruyle: Save the South Central Farm (Again)

Sign showing local support for South Central Farm

From Eugene Ruyle at the Peace and Freedom Party website:

For twelve years, from 1994 to 2006, the South Central Farm was an oasis of ecological diversity in the industrial wasteland of South Central Los Angeles. In 1994, Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley dedicated the land that became the South Central Farm to the people, selling it to the Harbor Department which issued a permit for its agricultural use under the supervision of the L.A.… Read more ...

Ballot Access News: California State Appeals Court Hearing Goes Badly for Minor Parties

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

On January 15, the California State Appeals Court based in San Francisco heard oral arguments in Rubin v Bowen, the case in which minor parties sued to overturn the top-two primary system on the grounds that the system disenfranchises voters in the general election who wish to vote for minor party candidates.… Read more ...

Peace and Freedom Party: Black Lives Matter

Demonstrators respond to the call, “Black and brown, on the steps,” at the Alameda County Courthouse in Oakland on December 13 (photo by George Cammarota)

From the Peace and Freedom Party website:

This statement was issued by California State Chair Debra Reiger on December 21, 2014.

Michael Brown was shot dead by police in Ferguson, Mo.… Read more ...

Peace and Freedom Party Invites Bernie Sanders to Seek their Presidential Nomination

Sen. Bernie Sanders

From the Peace and Freedom Party website:

This statement was adopted by the State Central Committee on November 16, 2014.

The Peace and Freedom Party deeply appreciates that many issues important to working people are raised by Bernie Sanders in the U.S. Senate and in the media.… Read more ...

Three Minor Party Candidates in California Poll Large Votes

Adam Shbeita

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

Only three minor party members were on the California November 2014 ballot for partisan office. In each case, only one person had filed in the primary, and the three minor party members had then each filed to be a write-in candidate in the June primary.… Read more ...

Opposition News: Lone CA Peace & Freedom Candidate takes on Rep. Hahn

Adam Shbeita

By Mark Wachtler

The voting system known as Top Two is being pushed to replace America’s current voting system. But one need only look at California, which uses Top Two, to see the devastating ramifications. Top Two excludes independents and opposition parties from the General Election. Of hundreds of races in the state Tuesday, only three include a candidate other than a Republican or Democrat.… Read more ...

New Ballot Access Law in California Keeps 4 Alternative Parties on the Ballot

From Ballot Access News:

On September 30, California Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 2351, which makes it easier for a group to qualify as a party in California, and also makes it easier for an already-existing party to remain ballot-qualified. The old law required an already-existing party to either poll 2% for any statewide in a general election, or to have 103,004 registrants (1% of the November 2010 turnout).… Read more ...

Opposition News: Only 3 of 16 American Opposition Parties Support Israel

Based on party announcements, press releases and official platforms, Opposition News has compiled a list showing where each of America’s 16 opposition political parties stands on the Israel-Palestine issue.

Libertarian Party – neutral (non-intervention)

‘American foreign policy should seek an America at peace with the world. Our foreign policy should emphasize defense against attack from abroad and enhance the likelihood of peace by avoiding foreign entanglements.… Read more ...

Peace and Freedom Party: Once Again, Death and Destruction with U.S.-Provided Arms and Money

Statement of Peace and Freedom Party State Chair Kevin Akin, 22 July 2014.

The following statement was adopted by the State Central Committee of the California Peace and Freedom Party at its meeting on November 18, 2012.

The California Peace and Freedom Party condemns the recent attacks on the people of the Gaza Strip, the most aggressive since the massacres of 2008.

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Peace and Freedom Party: June Results Now Final – Adam Shbeita Advances

Final results of the June 3 statewide election are now available from the Secretary of State. Here are the results for the candidates and measures endorsed by the Peace and Freedom Party.

In the 44th Congressional District, Peace and Freedom Party write in candidate Adam Shbeita advanced to the November election against incumbent Democrat Janice Hahn.… Read more ...

Party for Socialism and Liberation: California Socialist Campaigns Receive More Than 200,000 Votes

Nathalie Hrizi

The Party for Socialism and Liberation ran two candidates for office in California in the June 3 primary, on the Peace and Freedom Party ticket. Frank Lara challenged warmongering Nancy Pelosi in the 12th Congressional District of San Francisco. His campaign’s central demands were: “San Francisco for the People, Not for the Rich,” and “Fund People’s Needs, Not War.”

Nathalie Hrizi ran for state Insurance Commissioner on a program of “Free, Quality Healthcare for All,” and “Abolish the Insurance Companies.” All the campaign materials for both prominently highlighted, “Vote Socialist!”

With primary results still coming in, it is clear that more than 200,000 people did just that.… Read more ...

Roseanne Barr: Ran for President to “legalize marijuana” and explicate “ballot access difficulties”

Roseanne Barr On Tuesday 10 June 2014 2012 Presidential Candidate and comedian Roseanne Barr appeared as a guest on the syndicated Wendy Williams Show.

The following is a transcript of the portion of the interview which addressed her 2012 campaign.

WILLIAMS: “So last time you were here you were running for President; how did that go?”

BARR: “It went good; I learned a lot about how our system works and doesn’t work.… Read more ...