Why Latino Leaders are Wrong to Stand With Obama on Immigration

By Gonzalo Santos President Obama’s recent decision to delay taking executive action on immigration until after November’s elections, disappointed many immigrant rights advocates, but not Dolores Huerta who is standing by the president on his decision. In this commentary, Dr. Gonzalo Santos, a professor from Cal State, Bakersfield and a local immigrant rights activist shares […]

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Keep Calm and Trust Iraqis With Iraq

(Click on Dahlia Wasfi for more) By Dahlia S. Wasfi On August 1, 1990, I was an 18-year-old college student living at my parents’ home, enjoying my last few days of summer vacation.  I stayed up late, puttering around my room, preparing for my upcoming return to campus for my sophomore year.  My small, flickering […]

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John Haag on the founding of the Peace & Freedom Party

John Haag was a long-time political organizer in Venice California. He coined the name “Peace and Freedom” for the new party in 1967 after a trip to Seattle where he met with members of the Freedom and Peace Party.

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What really happened in Tiananmen Square 25 years ago today

The massacre that wasn’t By Brian Becker Tank set on fire by protesters outside of Tiananmen Square, June 4, 1989 Twenty-five years ago today, every U.S. media outlet, along with then President Bush and the U.S. Congress were whipping up a full scale frenzied hysteria and attack against the Chinese government for what was described […]

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Welcome to the Peace & Freedom Party/California Socialist Journal

The Journal of Peace and Freedom is published by members of the Venice Peace and Freedom Chapter. It is not an “official organ” of the Party. Anyone may submit an original article for consideration of posting by the editorial board. Articles should have a left/socialist orientation, and should be political commentary, not news items or announcements. […]

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50 Years After The Coup That Changed America Forever

By Jim Smith “Have you heard it on the news About this fascist groove thang Evil men with racist views Spreading all across the land Don’t just sit there on your ass Unlock that funky chaindance Brothers, sisters shoot your best We don’t need this fascist groove thang” –Heaven 17 This is the 50th anniversary […]

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Cindy Sheehan for Governor in 2014

Cindy Sheehan for Governor in 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PLEASE DISTRIBUTE WIDELY Contact: Marsha Feinland, 510-845-7251 Peace and Freedom Party Endorses Cindy Sheehan for California Governor in 2014. The State Central Committee of the California Peace and Freedom Party has endorsed anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan for Governor of California in the 2014 election. Sheehan said […]

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Community Organizing: A Case Study

Venice Victorious How We Won The Third OPD War Venice, a jewel of the Pacific Venice, a dream so sublime Venice, where freedom is in our hearts Venice, where the light will not be extinguished Venice, where time goes by but the magic remains Venice, where a city like none other is being born By […]

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