Poor People’s Campaign, Peace & Freedom Party push Third Reconstruction Resolution

Poor People’s Campaign, Peace & Freedom Party push Third Reconstruction Resolution

On June 7, over 30 supporters of the Poor People’s Campaign gathered in front of the Federal building where Representative Doris Matsui has her distri...

PFP appeals to fair-minded legislators on voting rights, rent control, party representation

PFP appeals to fair-minded legislators on voting rights, rent control, party representation

In a letter sent to key state lawmakers, the Peace & Freedom Party is asking legislators to introduce the PFP’s proposed 2021 legislation because ...

PFP statements to State Assembly on AB 386, AB 446

PFP statements to State Assembly on AB 386, AB 446

Peace and Freedom Party legislative liaison C.T. Weber has publicly commented on behalf of the PFP before California State Assembly committees twice i...

Hundreds attend Sacramento rally, caravan for single-payer healthcare

Hundreds attend Sacramento rally, caravan for single-payer healthcare

Not only is Sacramento hot, but we’re also turning up the heat on the Governor. On June 15, the California Alliance for Retired Americans (CARA), of ...

Support the Peace and Freedom Party

Support the Peace and Freedom Party

California's socialist and feminist political party urges you to: Register to vote with the Peace and Freedom Party Become a supporting member S...

José Cortes launches 2022 campaign for U.S. Congress

José Cortes launches 2022 campaign for U.S. Congress

The following is reprinted from Liberation News with permission. Around 30 community members rallied at El Cajon’s Wells Park in the early afternoon ...

Peace & Freedom Party wants you!

Peace & Freedom Party wants you!

Do you want to become an active member of the Peace and Freedom Party? Did you miss the chance to run for PFP Central Committee in the March 3, 2020 p...

Peace & Freedom Party Chair: Coronavirus Pandemic shows need for Socialist solutions

Peace & Freedom Party Chair: Coronavirus Pandemic shows need for Socialist solutions

The current coronavirus pandemic calls attention to the need for many of the changes in our country that the Peace and Freedom Party has been advocati...

PFP in support of full funding for community colleges

PFP in support of full funding for community colleges

At a state office building in Sacramento last week, C. T. Weber joined a small demonstration to show Peace and Freedom Party's support for full fundin...

California-based corporations pay less in taxes today than in the 1980s

California-based corporations pay less in taxes today than in the 1980s

The Peace and Freedom Party stands with the slogan "Tax the rich and their corporations." As socialists we want society as a whole to cooperatively ow...

PFP joins hundreds in demonstration against occupation of Palestine

PFP joins hundreds in demonstration against occupation of Palestine

Last weekend in Sacramento, a demonstration against Israeli occupation was held. A few hundred people attended what was one of the largest anti-Israel...

PFP Humboldt County Statement on Eureka PD Texting Squad

PFP Humboldt County Statement on Eureka PD Texting Squad

In a recent exposé by the Sacramento Bee, messages sent between a squad of officers with the Eureka Police Department were shown to contain bigoted, v...

Elections & Campaigns

19-Jun-2021 By DavidL

José Cortes launches 2022 campaign for U.S. Congress

The following is reprinted from Liberation News with permission. Around 30 community members rallied at El Cajon’s Wells Park in the early afternoon of June 6 for the campaign launch of José Cortes for Congress in California’s 50th District (representing east San Diego County). Speakers included local community organizers and Cort

Legislation

18-Mar-2021

PFP Positions on Legislation, 2021-2022

The Peace and Freedom Party has taken/will be taking positions for or against a number of bills in the 2021-20222 session of the California legislature; the party is also watching the progression of several other bills

Read more

      

The Peace and Freedom Party, born from the civil rights and anti-war movements of the 1960s, is committed to socialism, democracy, ecology, feminism, racial equality, and internationalism.

The opening sentence of the Party platform has provoked questions such as, “Why are you for socialism?” or “What is socialism?” The answer is not simple, because the Peace and Freedom Party is a ‘multi-tendency’ party.” People from different organizations, as well as those without other affiliation, can be members of the Peace and Freedom Party.

We asked members of the PFP to provide their definition of socialism, both to answer the question and to illustrate the range of opinions within the party and the Socialist movement in general. Below runs the fourth in our continuing series, “What is Socialism?”

••••••

Capitalism is a political-economic system that privileges the interests of capital; that is, the class that owns and controls the strategic economic levers of society.

Socialism is also a class society, but it privileges poor and working people who are the producers of wealth and who are most in need of social assistance. Communism is yet another societal form, where the state has withered away, classes cease to exist, and the bounty of productive labor is distributed according to the principle of from each according to their abilities and to each according to their need.

Communism, thus, is an ideal and most distant form. As a transitional form, socialism entails a state that governs in the interest of the entire society but privileges the popular classes and a political party that represents the advanced consciousness of the popular classes based on their concrete experience of struggle against capitalism.

–written by Roger D. Harris

Latest news

Recent actions

PFP Archive

Want to travel back in time?

For a complete online archive of the Peace & Freedom Party's official website with content published from 2008-2020, just click the logo at right.

Website Updates by Email

Subscribe to our email notification service and you will receive one email message each day there is an update to the front page.


Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Organize!

Support PFP

Support our campaigns!

spacing image

Donate to the Peace and Freedom Party campaign fund online by clicking the PayPal link above (PayPal membership is not required).

To send contributions via post, checks or money orders may be sent to:

Peace & Freedom Party
P.O. Box 24764
Oakland, CA 94623


Recent videos

Most popular ever

Random Image

Enjoy_Socialism.jpg

PFP on Twitter

What is Socialism?

Party resolutions

28-Jan-2016 By PFP

Resolution on Marriage Equality

This statement was adopted unanimously by the State Central Committee on November 8, 2015. The Peace and Freedom Party of California is proud to support the U.S. Supreme Court

Statements from the PFP Party Chair

16-Mar-2021

Peace and Freedom Party opposes recall of Newsom

On Saturday March 13, the California State Central Committee of the Peace and Freedom Party voted to oppose the recall against Governor Gavin Newsom. State Chair Kevin

In California, voter registration is very important to political parties. The very existence of a political party as “ballot-qualified” is determined by the number of votes its statewide candidates receive or by the number of voters registered with the party. As the only feminist socialist political party on the California ballot, it is imperative that the Peace and Freedom Party continues as a qualified party.

Quite simply, the Peace and Freedom Party will not be able to provide Californians with candidates that will represent us unless we register and vote Peace and Freedom.

For all the information you need on registering to vote, visit the California Secretary of State's homepage at SOS.Ca.gov or just click here.

Thank you for registering Peace and freedom Party, and thank you for your vote!

 

PFP Net

 



Cookie policy

You may have noticed that the Peace and Freedom Party official website contains no warnings about cookies. The reason for this is simple: we will never ever record user information temporarily or permanently. Further, we will never use cookies to “personalize content”, to “provide social media features” or to analyze website traffic. PFP will never share information about your use of our site with anyone for any purpose.