43rd annual Take Back the Night rally held in California capital

43rd annual Take Back the Night rally held in California capital

On the evening of October 15, 20 cosponsoring organizations, including the Peace & Freedom Party of Sacramento County central committee and fr...

Los Angeles PFP in Downey Tenants Union protest

Los Angeles PFP in Downey Tenants Union protest

The Peace & Freedom Party of Los Angeles was invited by our friends at the Downey Tenants Union to protests a fundraiser for Downey mayor Blan...

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 cooperativel...

It’s Not Just Six Republicans: Abolish the Supreme Court!

It’s Not Just Six Republicans: Abolish the Supreme Court!

This article is an opinion piece written by a frequent Peace &Fr eedom Party voter. While many of us agree substantially with the content, the...

PFP Chair: Peace is the Immediate Need in Ukraine

PFP Chair: Peace is the Immediate Need in Ukraine

Since its foundation 54 years ago, the Peace and Freedom has advocated for removal of US troops from foreign countries, for an end to the transfer...

Stand with University of California academic workers!

Stand with University of California academic workers!

Tens of thousands of University of California academic workers have authorized the historic multi-unit and statewide strike which began today, Mon...

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, 20...

PFP joins 1,000 UC workers in Oakland action

PFP joins 1,000 UC workers in Oakland action

Over one thousand University of California academic workers gathered in Oakland’s Snow Park on November 28, 2022, and marched to the office of the...

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 membe...

PFP chair: POTUS, bipartisan support sell out railroad workers

PFP chair: POTUS, bipartisan support sell out railroad workers

The recent bipartisan vote on the railroad contract makes it crystal clear which side the “major” parties are on. On Thursday, December 1, 2022, t...

The Internationale

The Internationale

The Internationale is traditionally sung at the close of each meeting of the State Central Committee. Though there are many versions of this song ...

PFP at PPC’s Fight Poverty Not the Poor event

PFP at PPC’s Fight Poverty Not the Poor event

On Sunday, October 30, the Poor People’s Campaign-sponsored event Fight Poverty Not the Poor in Sacramento. Three Peace & Freedom Party comra...

Elections & Campaigns

01-Nov-2022 By DavidL

Election 2022: PFP recommendations on ballot propositions

A number of ballot propositions will be voted upon by Californians in the upcoming state election in November. The Peace & Freedom Party recommends the following for voting on these propositions. For a more detailed description of PFP’s stand on each of these prop

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 2021-2022 session of the California legislature; the party is also watching the progression of several other bills

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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 third brief essay in our continuing series, “What is Socialism?”

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For me, socialism is when the working class has control of the means of production, distribution, and exchange. It’s when we decide how to organize society to benefit the many, not to work for profits for the (very) few. It means we will determine what is made, grown, taught.

Reorganizing society under socialism is going to be a struggle. The capitalist class isn’t going to give up its ill-gotten gains without a fight. We need to be prepared for that fight. Socialism is not inevitable. If the working class fails to take up its historic imperative to overthrow capitalism and build socialism, human society will fall into barbarism or fascism. We must be willing to wage the class war against the capitalist class in order to save not only the human race, but all the other species of our planet. Capitalists won’t do this, because there’s no profit for them.

A socialist society is not a “free ride.” It’s going to be hard work! But it’s work we already do – we just don’t realize it yet.

–written by Mary McIlroy

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15-Aug-2022 By DavidL

Resolution on FBI raid of African People’s Socialist Party

The following Peace and Freedom Party resolution was officially adopted at the August 2022 meeting of the State Central Committee. The Peace and Freedom Party condemns the rec

Statements from the PFP Party Chair

03-Dec-2022

PFP chair: POTUS, bipartisan support sell out railroad workers

The recent bipartisan vote on the railroad contract makes it crystal clear which side the “major” parties are on. On Thursday, December 1, 2022, the United States Congr

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.

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