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Title: Occupy Peace and Freedom? Bay Area General Assembly
START DATE: Sunday December 18
TIME: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Location Details:
Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library
6501 Telegraph Avenue in Oakland (bet. Alcatraz and 66th)
Event Type: Meeting
As OWS transforms the global political landscape, it's time to talk about new ways of doing things within our Peace and Freedom Party, the only working class, feminist, and socialist party on the ballot in California. All those interested in making Peace and Freedom more effective in the class struggles of the coming years are invited.

The Assembly will start promptly at 1:30pm, preceded by an open meeting of the facilitation committee and end at 3:30pm, unless arrangements are made to extend the time. (Another group has reserved the library for the evening.)

This gathering has NOT been authorized by any official body of the Peace and Freedom Party.

WORKERS OF ALL COUNTRIES UNITE
REJECT THE BOSSES’ PARTIES
REGISTER PEACE AND FREEDOM PARTY




Added to the calendar on Thursday Dec 15th, 2011 10:03 AM

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The ruling clique within Peace and Freedom Party, the East Bay dimwits, have accelerated the party's decline by putting forth a tiresome, old line socialist, Marsha Joan Feinland as a potential nominee for United States Senate in the 2012 primary. Under the newly implemented Proposition 14, only the top two candidates in the June primary will go on to the general election in November 2012.
Progressives should beware of the Feinland candidacy. Before New York born Marsha was a "socialist" she was a LaRouchite and was rectified and brought to the alter of socialism after her marriage to her late husband, the notorious redbaiting John Thomas Condit.
Feinland is a smarmy, retired school teacher who talks down to the tiny audiences she has appeared before in her previous campaigns. But most damning of all is Feinland's support of STEVEN BRUCE ORCUTT of Contra Costa County within the State Central Committee of Peace and Freedom Party. ORCUTT goes by his pretend name of "Frank Runninghorse" while he poses as a junior college campus organizer. But even worse is ORCUTT's 2006 conviction in Contra Costa County for the sexual assault on a 14 year old African American girl when he was 51 years old. This is a conviction that Feinland dismisses because she sees Orcutt/Runninghorse as a political ally to prop up her pretensions of being a Movement leader.
Feinland is no feminist and deserves neither your vote in June or your signature to put her on the ballot. Google the terms "frank runninghorse" and "sex offender" on the same line for more information about this sordid story.
by Relf Alison Star
( RadicalBard [at] juno.com ) Thursday Dec 15th, 2011 5:32 PM
I agree with Jan Tucker. PFP has forfeited the right to call itself "feminist." At the last State Central Committee meeting there was no feminist committee, and the reestablished women's committee did not meet despite the fact that there were three of us feminists who wanted to meet. This, after dismantling the feminist committee and the disability committee at the SCC prior to this last, should be absolutely unacceptable. But Orcutt has his reactionary defenders. Let the PFP know how you feel. Contact C. T. Weber(ctwebervoters [at] att.net), the state party chair.
by Jan B. Tucker
( pi [at] janbtucker.com ) Monday Dec 19th, 2011 9:18 AM
I didn't make that post which lists my blog's URL and I don't know who "E.T." is. I have an uncle and a cousin whose initials could be E.T. but I doubt that it's either of them (although one of them did have his photo taken with Fidel Castro in 1959) because I don't think they follow that political line these days.

That said, I don't necessarily disagree with the sentiments expressed although I would have phrased things differently.
by Norma J F Harrison
( normaha [at] pacbell.net ) Saturday Dec 31st, 2011 9:33 PM
Why didn't you let the feminist committee meet at that SCC meeting?... so you could blame others for there not having been a meeting? 3 people - that's a meeting, unless they're just looking to continue casting aspersions, and endless lies - like Cat's.