This is the web page for the Partisan, the newspaper of the California Peace and Freedom Party. Following are brief descriptions of the issues published so far, with links to those issues available on this website. (Note: some articles from issues 23, 24 and 25 are available in the articles section of the main P&F website.)
Issue #26: P&F presidential ticket Nader and Gonzalez; P&F positions on propositions; P&F endorses independent congressional candidate Cindy Sheehan; photos from August 2008 convention; presidential candidates' health care plans; statements of the 9 P&F congressional and legislative candidates; letters to editor; Mumia Abu-Jamal column; oped on financial crisis; review of new book "The Framing of Mumia Abu-Jamal"; P&F going national; P&F in cyberspace; Renters and foreclosure. Besides the nine English pages described here, this issue also included a three page section in Spanish.
Issue #25: Strong left needed to stop cycle of war; statements by Gloria La Riva, Cynthia McKinney, Brian Moore and Ralph Nader; May Day 2008 port shutdown; P&F positions on propositions 98, 99; union democracy in SEIU; CT Weber's write-in campaign to challenge unfair election law; LBAM spraying; workers' rights and immigrant rights; Winter Soldier hearings; letter to editor; Mumia Abu-Jamal column; eminent domain "reform"; P&F's National Organizing Committee; update on Oakland Chinatown tenants struggle; resolutions on LBAM, Reconstruction Party, Workers Memorial Day, UHW and Puerto Rico teachers; socialist contingent in St. Patrick's Day parade and Colombia trade pact. Besides the nine English pages described here, this issue also included a three page section in Spanish.
Issue #24: PFP opposing war, corruption; candidates and propositions in February 2008 P&F presidential primary; health care initiative; updates on San Francisco 8, Diego Garcia; review of "Sicko"; immigrant rights protests; moves toward a police state; 2007 US Social Forum; letter to editor; Mumia Abu-Jamal column; oped on blacks and immigrants; biofuels; opeds for and against joining military to organize there; and struggle against JROTC in San Francisco. Besides the nine English pages described here, this issue also included a three page section in Spanish.
Issue #23: Peace and human rights are one fight; Workers Memorial Day and attacks on California workers; Free the San Francisco 8; anti-war and immigrant rights protests; opposing "No Child Left Behind"; Guantánamo; healthcare plans; university-corporate deals; resolutions on Palestine and Israel; Mumia Abu-Jamal column; opeds on need for worker unity, why leave the Democrats, and why oppose "physician-assisted suicide"; letters to editor and P&F party platform. Besides the nine English pages described here, this issue also included a three page section in Spanish.
Issue #22: Voting for peace and getting war; 2006 election results and analysis; plans for 2007 immigrant rights marches; healthcare plans; tax inequality; "Crisis in Public Education" forum; P&F national membership campaign; resolutions on Diego Garcia and impeachment; Mumia Abu-Jamal column; opeds "draft capital" and "prevent war, prevent disabilities"; letters to editor and book review.
Issue #21: War Profiteers; Police abuse in the Central Valley; November 8th Special Election; Fighting for the right to protest; Mumia Abu-Jamal column; U.S. double standard on Posada Carriles; military recruiting in schools; Struggle for health care in south Los Angeles; P&F candidates and plans for 2006; corporate attacks on public schools.
Issue #20: Schwarzenegger's initiatives and progressive responses; Halliburton; War Tax Resistance; tenants and developers in Oakland Chinatown; Mumia Abu-Jamal column; military recruiting in schools; Global Warming; Social Security; regressive taxation; health care bills; antiwar and Haiti support demonstrations.
Issue #19: Workers' Compensation; Leonard Peltier and Mumia Abu-Jamal cases; electronic voting machines; Social Security; Oakland Public Schools; military recruiting in schools; November 2004 election results and analysis; Mumia Abu-Jamal column reviewing Citizens of the Empire; Haiti; the Million Worker March.
Issue #18: health care issues and the grocery strike; March 20th anti-war actions; the 2005 war budget; March 2nd primary propositions and candidates; Mumia Abu-Jamal column "Democracy, Dictatorships & Empire"; "Distorting science to hide inequality"; education and taxes; protesting cuts to elderly and disabled; space militarization.
Issue #17: P&F positions against the recall, propositions 53 and 54; C T Weber for Governor; End the Occupation of Iraq; Israel/Palestine; Afghanistan; Mumia Abu-Jamal on affirmative action; Judi Bari case; P&F 3/2003 short platform; Stop Privatization and Contracting Out; Students fight for education at San Diego City College; California's Budget Crises; Campaign for Police Review in National City; Free Speech Fight in Santa Cruz; "Who Wants to Be a Candidate?"
Special Anti-War Supplement (for 10/26/02 mobilizations): End the War on Iraq, P&F Statement on Middle East Crisis, Mumia case and Civil Liberties, Coca Cola and AIDS, poem by Ani DiFranco, P&F Summary Platform.
Issue #16: P&F Statement on 9/11 and U.S. Response, poem by Ferlinghetti, CIA Domestic Spying, Prominent Leftists "Appeal to Progressive Californians", Bari/Cherney vs FBI, Forgotten Election of 2000, Free Market Mantra, Economic Downturn of 2001.
Issue #15: "Heads up, Charlie Brown!" (the Democrats and Republicans are basically the same, though they have differences), Fight the Phony "War on Drugs", No School Vouchers, P&F Community college campaign, Government Promotes Homelessness, Peace & Freedom Party Platform, and Shaka Sankofa.
Issue #14: Schools not Prisons, Seattle WTO demonstrations, March 2000 ballot propositions, Police Accountability in Riverside, Police Brutality in Santa Cruz, Struggle for Democracy in Carpenters Union, Michael Zinzun on LAPD Corruption.
Issue #13: Neptune Jade, P&F Registration Drive, Millions for Mumia, Needle Exchange, Davis "Fixes" Schools, Police Kill Teenager, Mumia on Iraq.
Issue #12: Clinton Impeachment, State-Sponsored Terrorism, California State Budget, Peace & Freedom 1998 platform, November 1998 Ballot Measures and Candidates, June Primary Analysis, California's Two Death Penalties.
Issue #11: Neptune Jade case: solidarity with English and Australian longshore workers, Remembering Ben Spock, Bear Lincoln case, Clinton's attack on Social Security, Independent Politics Summit, Teamsters' election, "Safe" movie/video review, Clark Hull obituary, Anita Whitney.
Primary Election Insert to Issue #11: Statements by all P&F candidates for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Controller, Treasurer, Attorney General, Insurance Commissioner, and U.S. Senator; statements by some P&F candidates for other partisan and non-partisan offices; NO on 226, NO on 227, positions on other state-wide propositions and on S.F. Proposition E; contact info for P&F candidates in Primary.
Issue #10: Labor upsurge, Welfare deform, Threat to Social Security, Privatization and contracting out, 'Gulf War Syndrome', UC grad student employees strike, discrimination at UPS, Judi Bari and David Nadel obituaries, Headwaters Forest, and Abolition 2000.
Issue #9: Clinton-Gingrich Welfare bill, November general election, March for Affirmative Action, Labor Party convention, Teamsters' election, Headwaters deal, Peace & Freedom 1996 platform.
Issue #8: March primary election, Farmworkers organize, Netherlands drug policy, State attack on county budgets, Hotel workers struggle, Minimum wage, Jack London.
Issue #7: Pete Wilson's war on equal rights, attack on rent control, Gulf War syndrome, Mumia Abu-Jamal, California budget, Justice for Janitors, New Headwaters battle.
Issue #6: Election analysis, Immigrants' rights, Freedom to Travel Campaign, Berkeley Rent Board victory, Shorter work week.
Issue #5: Unemployment, Peace & Freedom Party platform, Los Angeles transit crisis, Headwaters forest, Soledad prison protest, Food Not Bombs, candidates and issues.
Issue #4: Community college fee hikes, Housing takeovers, UFW march on Sacramento, Haiti, Attack on mobile home owners, Gary Graham case progress.
Issue #3: Crime and prisons, Immigrants' rights, War on the poor and homeless, Hotel and restaurant workers, Return of tuberculosis, NAFTA and GATT, Political Prisoners.
Issue #2: State and federal taxes, Attacks on immigrants, "Race, Class and the Denny Trial", Public schools and vouchers, Attempt to break up Los Angeles Unified School District.
Issue #1: State budget, Operation Rescue, Anti-Defamation League scandal, San Jose police frame-up, Bari/Cherney bombing photo, Clinton health plan analysis, Gary Graham case.
The Peace and Freedom Party is a multi-tendency socialist, feminist party that first appeared on the California ballot in 1968. In February 2003, P&F became the first party in California history to regain ballot status after temporarily losing it in 1998, when none of its candidates for state-wide office won enough votes to keep the party on the ballot. In the 2008 election, there was a P&F presidential ticket and 9 more P&F candidates on the ballot for other partisan offices, from Congress to the state legislature, and a number of P&F members running with party support for "non-partisan" local offices such as city council.
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