Introductions to articles in other locations on the web that were selected by the website committee. Opinions expressed therein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the positions of the Peace and Freedom Party.

Surprisingly few people are aware of the fact that the US military is by far the largest environmental polluter in the world, generating one-third of all yearly US toxic waste. This is about one ton per minute of waste chemicals, all of which are poisonous in small quantities to all living things, especially fetuses. Read more...
Wage slavery is the predominate form of oppression today. Workers are forced to sell themselves (actually, their labor power) in order to survive. Instead of being owned, and provided for in some fashion, they are “free” for the remainder of the day. However, economic necessity prevents the overwhelming mass of humanity from being truly free. Survival is linked to becoming a wage slave for another. In most cases, the “other” is a giant corporation. Read more...
Dan La Botz’s article, The Economic Crisis, the American Working Class, and the Left: The Situation Today and the Situation in 1930, should be welcomed by socialists and labor activists. It’s easy to find fault with certain formulations and to have ideological differences with the article, but I believe its value is that it raises questions that socialists should be discussing in anticipation of what may be a moment of crisis for capitalism.Read more...
They stopped a war, ended racial segregation, set off an explosion of creativity in arts and music, and changed the world.

The World War II generation? Think again. It was the much maligned generation of the 60s that did all this, and more. Read more...
No single commercial product in the history of capitalism has had a greater effect on the economy and politics than the automobile. No other product has been such a lever to increase consumption and increase markets in the developed world. It could be argued that the car, more than any other product, was at the very heart of the 20th century’s economic expansion. In US society, for over a century, the car has been raised on a cultural pedestal worshipping individuality and defining big business’ vision of freedom.
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When Jeannette Rankin was 11 years old, she learned of and was haunted by the massacre at Wounded Knee. She was heartbroken by the slaughter and disappearance of the friendly Indians who had surrounded her Missoula, Montana home. Read more...
As a national party with much greater public visibility, the Green Party consistently out-polled the Peace and Freedom Party. In most of the state, that is. I soon realized that there was one county where the situation was reversed, and the Peace and Freedom Party consistently out-polled the Green Party.
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Whether opposing the Vietnam War, running for Congress, sending computers to Cuba and Bolivia, challenging the U.S. ban on travel to Cuba, or promoting single-payer healthcare in California, David Wald was always busy working for peace and social justice. David passed away on May 18, 2008 after a long struggle with pancreatic cancer at the age of 80.
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