Detained Immigrant Workers Formally Announce Labor Strike

Labor strikers issue demands for private prison operator to fulfill By the Mesa Verde Labor Strikers Collective Detained immigrant workers at the Mesa Verde ICE Detention Facility in Bakersfield, Calif., have formally announced their labor strike. This is the second labor strike launched within eight months at the facility owned and operated by The GEO Group. Workers enrolled in the

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Ujima People’s Progress Party 3rd State Conference – April 23, 2022

Ujima People’s Progress Party Maryland The current crisis in international capitalism, at home and abroad, highlights the desperate attempt by the ruling class forces of imperialism and colonialism to hold on to power over the human and natural resources of Black, Brown, Indigenous and other working-class peoples. From NATO inspired conflicts in Africa and Eastern Europe to the use of

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LCIP Statement on Ukraine Crisis

For months, Volodymyr Zelensky, the president of Ukraine, has been making repeated statements about his desire to join NATO, the U.S.-led military alliance. The U.S. administration has approved these statements. Everyone knows that such membership is unacceptable to Russia. Since the fall of the Soviet Union 30 years ago, NATO has been absorbing all the countries surrounding Russia one by

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Join Us Feb. 6: NorCal launch of Marco Amaral for CA Superintendent of public instruction

Dear Bay Area and NorCal Supporters and Friends, Labor and Community for an Independent Party (LCIP) invites you to the Bay Area campaign launch for Marco Amaral, a special education teacher running an independent and working-class campaign to become California’s Superintendent of Public Instruction.  Amaral’s campaign is challenging the pro-business incumbent Tony Thurmond and the Democratic Party machinery that backs

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Presentations to the December 9 LCIP Forum on Immigrant Rights and Independent Politics

Presentation: The following statements were presented on December 9 to an online national forum on Citizenship for All and the Fight for Independent Working-Class Politics that was attended by 63 unionists and community activists. The meeting was hosted by Labor and Community for an Independent Party (LCIP). Marco Amaral (Independent candidate for California State Superintendent for Public Instruction) [Note: Marco

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LCIP Supports Marco Amaral, Independent Candidate for California’s Superintendent of Public InstructioN

LCIP Statement in Support of Marco Amaral’s Independent Campaign for California’s Superintendent of Public Instruction Labor and Community for an Independent Party (LCIP) proudly and enthusiastically endorses Marco Amaral ‘s election campaign for California’s Superintendent of Public Instruction. At a time of increased attacks against public education and teachers’ unions by both Democrats and Republicans, Marco Amaral’s campaign charts a

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The Legacy of Richard Trumka (1949-2021): Two Critical Contributions to the Discussion

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka passed away from a heart attack on August 5 at the age of 72. Before taking the helm of the AFL-CIO, Trumka was president of the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA). He rose to prominence in the labor movement after he led a victorious and militant nine-month Pittston Coal strike during the Reagan era. During

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Labor and antiwar activists speak out on the war in Afghanistan

PRESENTATION In October 2001, in the name of the so-called “war on terror,” the United States and an international coalition bombed Afghanistan, drove out the Taliban, and installed a puppet regime that survived only thanks to U.S./NATO occupation troops. At the height of the war, 120,000 U.S. troops were deployed in Afghanistan, with heavy reliance on mercenaries from Blackwater and other

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LCIP’s Supported issues

Introduction LCIP’s main objective is to advance the effort to build a mass working-class party rooted in unions, youth, and communities of the oppressed. With this objective, we will build support and principled unity with liberation movements of Black people and other oppressed nationalities within U.S. borders in their community and electoral campaigns. The platforms of these independent candidates need

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