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”

All Out on Jan. 25 to Stop U.S. War on Iran!

Statement by Labor Fightback Network The Labor Fightback Network adds its voice to the global demand to stop the march toward war with Iran! – Bring all the troops home now! – End drone, missile and bomber attacks on other countries! – End sanctions against the peoples of Iran and all other countries! – TakeContinue reading “All Out on Jan. 25 to Stop U.S. War on Iran!”

Report on the Cleveland“Break the Grip of the Two-Party System” Conference

Cleveland, Ohio — December 7, 2019 By Labor Fightback Network The people of the United States deserve better than what two-party politics has delivered on the important issues — jobs, healthcare, equal justice, peace and the environment. In fact, large numbers of people are ready to move toward independent politics. According to a recent GallupContinue reading “Report on the Cleveland“Break the Grip of the Two-Party System” Conference”

“Break the Grip of the Two-Party System: Labor & Community for an Independent Party”

Dear Sisters and Brothers, Please join us in Cleveland, Ohio, on December 7 at a regional conference titled, “Break the Grip of the Two-party System: Labor & Community for an Independent Party.” The conference is sponsored by Labor Education and Arts Project (LEAP) in cooperation with Labor and Community for an Independent Party (LCIP). This two-fold eventContinue reading ““Break the Grip of the Two-Party System: Labor & Community for an Independent Party””

Campaign for Independent Black Political Action

IN THIS DOSSIER: (1) Statement by Ujima People’s Progress Party in Support of LCIP (2) Call to Exit Both Parties of the Bosses — Interview with Brandon Walker of the Ujima People’s Progress Party (3)  A Contribution to the Discussion: For Independent Black Political Action! — by Alan Benjamin (4) Statement by Clarence Thomas, RetiredContinue reading “Campaign for Independent Black Political Action”

Some Ideas for Local Labor-Community Coalitions

A Contribution to the Discussion, by Ralph Schoenman and Mya Shone (editorial Board, The Organizer) To Fight Back, We Need a Labor Party Based on the Unions and Rooted in the Communities of the Oppressed That Fights For: A Massive Jobs-Creation Program – End All U.S. Wars and Occupations! We need to rebuild our decayingContinue reading “Some Ideas for Local Labor-Community Coalitions”

LCIP ENDORSEMENTS (INITIAL LIST)

LCIP Organizational Endorsements: • Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC, AFL-CIO) Toledo, OH • Teamsters Local 808 Long Island City, NY • Labor Fightback Network Flanders, NJ • The Organizer Newspaper/Socialist Organizer San Francisco, CA • Haiti Liberté Newspaper Brooklyn, NY • Ujima People’s Progress Party (MD) Baltimore, MD • Judicial Violence Symposium Harlem, NY •Continue reading “LCIP ENDORSEMENTS (INITIAL LIST)”

LCIP Statement of Purpose

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE We — political, trade union, and community activists from different political backgrounds — have decided to constitute ourselves as the Labor and Community for an Independent Party (LCIP) with two intertwined objectives: Our first objective is to promote running independent labor-community candidates beginning in 2020 at a local and state level aroundContinue reading “LCIP Statement of Purpose”

LCIP Endorsers

LCIP ENDORSEMENTS (INITIAL LIST) LCIP Organizational Endorsements: • Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC, AFL-CIO) — Toledo, OH • Teamsters Local 808 — Long Island City, NY • Labor Fightback Network — Flanders, NJ • The Organizer Newspaper/Socialist Organizer — San Francisco, CA • Haiti Liberté Newspaper — Brooklyn, NY • Ujima People’s Progress Party (MD) —Continue reading “LCIP Endorsers”

Model Open Letter Urging Labor Council to Run Independent Labor Candidates

OPEN LETTER TO THE DELEGATES OF THE NORTH SHORE (OHIO) AFL-CIO FEDERATION OF LABOR (December 2014)  Presentation The following Open Letter to the Delegates of the North Shore (Ohio) AFL-CIO Federation of Labor was signed by 19 Cleveland-area unionists and distributed to the delegates of this Cleveland central labor council. We are reprinting this OpenContinue reading “Model Open Letter Urging Labor Council to Run Independent Labor Candidates”