Posts in: campaign

Durham-López campaign statement: Let’s make education be about teaching and developing critical minds, not about profits

March 26, 2012

“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge,” said Albert Einstein. But to watch the Democrats and Republicans produce their one-size-fits-all education “reform” is to see joy, creativity, and knowledge swept out the door. Public education is under bipartisan attack. Schools are becoming mere test preparation centers;… Read more »

La plataforma de siete puntos

marzo de 20 de 2012

Stephen Durham para presidente Durham, un fuerte defensor de los derechos sindicales que ha luchado durante mucho tiempo contra la discriminación, se opone a los tratados comerciales que empobrecen a los trabajadores de EEUU y del resto del mundo. Christina López para vicepresident López, defensora de los derechos de los inmigrantes y las mujeres, defiende… Read more »

7-Point Durham/López 2012 Platform

March 20, 2012

Stephen Durham for President A strong workers’ rights advocate who has long fought racial and sexual discrimination, Durham speaks three languages and is building ties with unionists and feminists in Latin America and the Caribbean. Christina López for Vice President A socialist feminist champion of immigrant and reproductive rights, López defends those most hurt by… Read more »

Calif. Secretary of State reverses ruling, adds socialist presidential candidate Stephen Durham to the ballot

March 1, 2012

With public pressure mounting and two federal lawsuits in the works, California Secretary of State Debra Bowen on Feb. 28 added Freedom Socialist Party (FSP) presidential candidate Stephen Durham to the primary ballot as a contender on the Peace and Freedom Party (PFP) ticket. Durham is running a national “un-millionaire campaign” with Seattle Radical Women… Read more »

Statements of support for protest of California Secretary of State’s violation of First Amendment rights and ballot access for third paties

February 28, 2012

Presented at a February 28, 2012 press conference in Sacramento to protest Secretary of State Debra Bowen’s rejection of Peace and Freedom Party’s primary candidates: Stephen Durham of the Freedom Socialist Party and Peta Lindsay of the Party for Liberation and Socialism James Lafferty, Executive Director, National Lawyers GuildAs a human rights bar association, now… Read more »

Socialists protest exclusion from California primary

February 27, 2012

When California Secretary of State Debra Bowen released the names of presidential candidates to be listed on the ballot for the June 5 state primary, she omitted two of four candidates submitted by the Peace and Freedom Party (PFP) electoral coalition: Stephen Durham of the Freedom Socialist Party (FSP) and Peta Lindsay of the Party… Read more »

Recognize healthcare as a human right – make it universal and free

February 23, 2012

Of all the disappointments of President Obama’s three years in office, healthcare “reform” is one of the biggest letdowns for those who hoped for real change. Millions of people, including members of hospital worker unions, backed Obama because they expected him to make good on the promise of affordable healthcare for all. The Great Recession… Read more »

Estudios de La Raza, ¡sí! Los estudiantes de Tucson cuentan con ideas acertadas en las protestas contra la prohibición por parte de la derecha de los estudios étnicos

13 de febrero de 2012

Aprender acerca de mi herencia cultural ha sido declarado ilegal en Arizona, lugar donde nací y me crie. El 10 de enero, el patronato del Distrito Escolar Unificado de Tucson K-12 (TUSD) votó para acatar una indignante ley estatal que prohibía en efecto los Estudios Étnicos. A finales de diciembre, un juez dictaminó que la… Read more »