Report 3: “Break the Grip” Messages, Reports and Statements

• Message from BALDEMAR VELASQUEZ, President of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC), to the “Break the Grip of the Two-Party System” National Conference  [Intro Note: Baldemar Velasquez, president of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC, AFL-CIO), was not able to attend the conference because of union negotiations in North Carolina. He sent the followingContinue reading “Report 3: “Break the Grip” Messages, Reports and Statements”

Report 2: Closing Presentations to the “Break the Grip” Conference (Sept. 20, 2020)

Closing Three Presentations to the conference by (1) Millie Phillips, (2) Alan Benjamin and (3) Nnamdi Lumumba (1) “Going Forward”: Presentation to Closing Plenary Session of the Conference by MILLIE PHILLIPS, Steering Committee member, Labor Fightback Network What an amazing discussion! Let’s congratulate ourselves! What we are proposing is one of the hardest things everContinue reading “Report 2: Closing Presentations to the “Break the Grip” Conference (Sept. 20, 2020)”

Report 1: Opening Presentations to the “Break the Grip”National Conference (Sept. 19, 2020)

Opening Presentations to the “Break the Grip of the Two-Party System” National Conference — by (1) Connie White, (2) Mya Shone, and (3) Nnamdi Lumumba (1) Opening Presentation by CONNIE WHITE, Labor Party advocate and organizer “Who We Are: Statement of Purpose” Excited! Excited to see all of you here and eager to discuss withContinue reading “Report 1: Opening Presentations to the “Break the Grip”National Conference (Sept. 19, 2020)”

Why We Will Be Attending the “Break the Grip of the Two-Party System” Conference — and Why You Should Too

(titles listed for id. only) Nancy Wohlforth, Secretary-Treasurer Emerita, OPEIU (AFL-CIO) (Washington, DC) The time is now to begin laying the groundwork of an independent, labor-based political party. Two resolutions adopted by the national convention of the AFL-CIO in October 2017 are our reference point. The first one states, “Whether the candidates are elected fromContinue reading “Why We Will Be Attending the “Break the Grip of the Two-Party System” Conference — and Why You Should Too”

Immigrant Rights and the Fight for Independent Working-Class Politics

VOICES FOR INDEPENDENT WORKING-CLASS POLITICS By E.J. Esperanza (Immigrant Rights Activist) (presentation to the April 25 Expanded Organizing Committee meeting of Labor and Community for an Independent Party / LCIP) It’s with great enthusiasm that I join you all here today. I join you as a removal defense attorney, yes, but first and foremost, asContinue reading “Immigrant Rights and the Fight for Independent Working-Class Politics”

Call for the “Break the Grip of the Two-Party System” 2020 National Online Conference

(September 19-20, 2020) Millions of workers and youth have taken to the streets since police officers in Minneapolis assassinated George Floyd. Despite the COVID-19 restrictions, they took to the streets in ever-growing mass protests — forging an insurgent movement not seen in many decades — to demand an end to police terror and systemic racism.Continue reading “Call for the “Break the Grip of the Two-Party System” 2020 National Online Conference”

The COVID-19 Pandemic and the Urgent Need to Break the Grip of the Two-Party System

Statement by the Labor Fightback Network (LFN), the Ujima People’s Progress Party (UPP) and Labor and Community for an Independent Party (LCIP)  The United States, the global epicenter of capitalist inequality, has become in fact the global epicenter of disease and death. After 40 years of cutbacks and relentless efforts to destroy everything the working class hasContinue reading “The COVID-19 Pandemic and the Urgent Need to Break the Grip of the Two-Party System”