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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Biden to Migrants from Mexico and Central America: DON’T COME!

(reprinted/translated from the August 2021 issue of Transición, published monthly in Mexico) In early June 2021, the Biden administration sent Vice President Kamala Harris on an official visit to Mexico. With a supposedly “more humane” face and the pledge of “good intentions,” the purpose of the visit was to ensure imperialist control over Mexico’s border policy and to tighten strategic control

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Biden to Migrants from Mexico and Central America: DON’T COME!

(reprinted/translated from the August 2021 issue of Transición, published monthly in Mexico) In early June 2021, the Biden administration sent Vice President Kamala Harris on an official visit to Mexico. With a supposedly “more humane” face and the pledge of “good intentions,” the purpose of the visit was to ensure imperialist control over Mexico’s border policy and to tighten strategic control

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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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