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”

Ujima People’s Progress Party

Statement by Ujima People’s Progress Party in Support of Labor & Community for an Independent Party (LCIP) Since the launching of our campaign, the Ujima People’s Progress Party has called for the building of an alternate electoral option for working-class people. It has been obvious to us that support for the capitalist duopoly control ofContinue reading “Ujima People’s Progress Party”

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”

Message from Mark Dimondstein

Message from APWU President Mark Dimondstein to the Eugene V. Debs Centennial Commemoration [Note: Following are major excerpts from a message sent to the Debs’ Centennial Commemoration, held in Cleveland, Ohio, on October 5-6, 2018, under the sponsorship of the Labor Education and Arts Project.] Dear Sisters and Brothers: I salute you for having thisContinue reading “Message from Mark Dimondstein”

Needed: An Independent Labor Movement With Its Own Political Party

by Labor Fightback Network (The following has been excerpted from a statement written by now-departed Labor Fightback Network founder Jerry Gordon that was adopted in August 2016 by the Steering Committee of the LFN.) As has long been the pattern of labor politics — with a growing number of dissenters among a number of unionsContinue reading “Needed: An Independent Labor Movement With Its Own Political Party”

2018 Mid-Term Elections: Corporate Democrats Versus the Monster They Empowered (excerpts)

By Glen Ford, Black Agenda Report The November 6 [2018] midterm elections put Democrats back in control of the U.S. House while strengthening the Republican hold on the Senate. … Although the GOP remains a minority party — Democrats outpolled them in House races by 7 percent to 9 percent — white supremacists remain theContinue reading “2018 Mid-Term Elections: Corporate Democrats Versus the Monster They Empowered (excerpts)”

Electing a Moderate or Leftist Democrat Won’t Save Planet Earth

(excerpted from longer piece published in LA Progressive on August 28, 2019) By JIM LAFFERTY The debate within the Democratic Party, and among Americans opposing the re-election of Donald Trump, over whether the party should nominate a candidate from the “moderate wing” or the “liberal wing” of the party, misses the much more critical debateContinue reading “Electing a Moderate or Leftist Democrat Won’t Save Planet Earth”

Millie Phillips Speech to Labor Fightback Network Conference

(Speech delivered in Cleveland, Ohio, on July 22, 2017. Phillips is a member of the Editorial Board of The Organizer) It’s an honor to represent Labor Fightback Network this evening. And it’s wonderful to see so many people here. What a strange time we are living in.  On one hand is a blatantly open andContinue reading “Millie Phillips Speech to Labor Fightback Network Conference”

Independent Mass Action Needed to Defend Abortion Rights!

By Mya Shone, member, Editorial Board, The Organizer More than a dozen abortion cases are winding their way through federal courts, including some that could threaten Roe v. Wade, the landmark case that characterized a woman’s right to choose abortion as “fundamental.” The anticipated trigger is expected to be “heartbeat” bills passed by states toContinue reading “Independent Mass Action Needed to Defend Abortion Rights!”

Interview with Alan Benjamin

Labor’s Resurgence and the Fight for Independent Working-Class Politics Today [Note: Following are brief excerpts from an interview published by Tribune des Travailleurs, the weekly newspaper of the Democratic Independent Workers Party of France (POID), with Alan Benjamin, member of the Editorial Board of The Organizer newspaper.] Question: There has been considerable talk in recentContinue reading “Interview with Alan Benjamin”