UNITY: Political Action Newsletter: October

 
BY:Joelle Fishman| October 6, 2012

This gigantic election battle is about our future. It is about building the broad, all peoples’ movement standing up for democratic rights against the ruthless greed, racism and hate of the tea party and corporate America. It is about our stories, our lives. The super wealthy seek to buy this election for the 1% with a flood of negative ads filled with lies and distortions. They are attempting to keep voters away from the polls. This election will be determined by voter turnout. In the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr.’s call to “the fierce urgency of now,” there is something that everyone can do. The time is now to join with the labor movement and others who are organizing so voters everywhere will understand the choice before them, get registered to vote, and be fired up and ready to turn out on election day and stay involved after. Who have you spoken with today?

A Choice, Not an Echo

 At the Democratic National Convention the inclusive Obama coalition of labor, women, youth, Black, Latino, Asian and white united presented a stark contrast to the GOP’s own gathering last month of so-called ‘white nationalists’, religious extremists, and adherents of militia groups combined with the traditional Republican constituency of country club 1%ers.  The message emanating from Charlotte stuck a much different tone than the ultra-right message of unrestrained greed and endless war, which came from the hall in Tampa. The working class is now poised to make a choice regarding its survival.

Going Paperless to the Polls

 This year the ultra-right and its tea party allies have been working overtime to keep workers away from the polling place and a fierce fight-back is taking place. In Wisconsin the Governor, Legislature and the Attorney General have pulled every trick in the book, and even invented a few new ones, but most of their proposals have fallen flat – including the requirement of a photo ID. Students in Wisconsin have now led a successful campaign to allow the use of electronic versions of documents (displayed by smart phone or ipad) to qualify when poll workers request proof of residency. A mass campaign to register students is underway and this new ruling, which brings voting in line with 21st century technology means that a students proof of residency will only be a click away. Now nothing stands in the way of a youth turnout in record numbers in this key battleground state. The only thing about Wisconsin that will be red on Election Day is the face of VP nominee Paul Ryan.

Food for Thought

Presidential campaigns often attract celebrities, and this year is no exception. One however, actor Jeff Bridges, went beyond the normal political activity and attended both the GOP and Democratic national conventions. What motivated him to take this unusual tact? Bridges was on hand to promote the documentary ‘Hunger Hits Home’ which he narrates. The film documents the struggles of the 16 million American children who go hungry each day. As the tea-party rails against any government program with a price tag and the ultra-right wastes it’s breath on debates over birth control, Bridges sought to remind politicians of both parties that one in five children in this nation go to bed hungry. Meanwhile, the Nuns on the Bus spoke out in opposition to the negative impact Paul Ryan’s budget would have on the poor and those who need help most. When they next go to the polls Americans must ask themselves which candidates on the ballot are more likely to address this life and death issue. 

Take Action – Register to Vote/Voter Protection

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 The Debates and the Issues

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Democracy at the Crossroads: Class Warfare and the 2012 Elections (PDF)

Democracia en una Encrucijada: la Guerra de Clases y las Elecciones de 2012 (PDF)

This pamphlet by People’s World Ohio Bureau Chief Rick Nagin can be used as a voter education and mobilization tool in the labor and people’s movements around the country. The pamphlet seeks to provide union and other progressive activists with basic information about the U.S. economy, the 2008 meltdown, the grave danger of right-wing extremism and the crucial, turning point nature of the November elections. It is a great tool for union leaders and stewards, political coordinators, grassroots activists or personal use. To order printed copies, visit peoplesworld.org

 Why Vote? [English / Spanish] (PDF)

 Save Our Nation – Tax Corporations – Tax the Rich (PDF)

Salvemos nuestra nación – Impuesto para las empresas – Impuesto para los ricos (PDF)

 Reports from National Committee Meetings

 It’s up to us by Joelle Fishman, chair Political Action Commission

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Author

    Joelle Fishman chairs the Connecticut Communist Party USA. She is a Commissioner on the City of New Haven Peace Commission, serves on the executive board of the Alliance of Retired Americans in Connecticut and is an active member of many economic rights and social justice organizations. She was a candidate for Congress from 1973 to 1982, maintaining minor-party ballot status for the Communist Party in Connecticut's Third Congressional District. As chair of the CPUSA Political Action Commission, she has played an active role in the broad labor and people's alliance that defeated the ultra-right in the 2008 elections and continues to mobilize for health care, worker rights and peace.

     

     

Comments (6)

Anonymous | October 29, 2012 at 1:49 AM

Hilarious that you guys even exist. You just can’t bear that, while yes of course there still exists some pockets of racism in America, Mitt Romney will win due to his positive agenda for America. Mitt Romney created far more jobs (and yes, wealth for his investors) than Dumbo (Obama) will ever create. Socialism never works because it kills individual initiative and the desire to work hard. (Why should I bust my ass so that lazy/dumb folks like you can benefit from my achievement). Keep up your website — entertainment value for the rest of us!! God bless (or nature/man bless?)

Victor | October 26, 2012 at 10:51 AM

WHITE POWER

anonymous | October 22, 2012 at 7:10 PM

Do you even know what Communism is? Obviously not if you think Communism suppresses freedom.

joe smith | October 19, 2012 at 7:42 PM
joe smith | October 19, 2012 at 7:42 PM

Joelle Fishman what world do u live in u think the media the is tricking people to vote republican IT IS THE COMPLETE OPPISTE THE MEDIA IS THE MOST LIBEARL THINK IN AMERICA WELL MAYBE GAYVILLE IS MORE LIBEARL.

“The super wealthy seek to buy this election for the 1% with a flood of negative ads filled with lies and distortions. They are attempting to keep voters away from the polls.”

u are a blind prejudice hatful biased blind extremist do u have any idea what u r saying u dont make any sense u dont have an open mind u think all republicans are raciest and greedy how come republicans have won 2 of the last 3 elections with a country of 300,000,000 people i think it is more then the 1% wealthy i agree with republicans not always but pretty much cause they are not retards like u who are blind republicans are usley hard working people in rual communites people who actulley belive in a moral system unlike u. you belive in a world with no mrals and no Religion. RELIGION IS A GOOD THING OKAY IT IS PART OF HUMAN NATURE WE ARE ALL BORN WITH WANTING GOD. u can argue with me all u want in that subject u wont beat me cause u commies libearls from the 1960’s look at history with blind folds u think any one who belives in God is an idiot and u can prove them wrong or u libs no so much more than conservs the 1960’s is over u are not some big new thing any more.

even thogh this has nothing to do with ur article i am going to show my opinon on evry retarted part of u commies

THERE IS A GOD AND BELIVING IN GOD IS PART OF HUMAN NATURE JUST LIKE EATING. HOW DO U EXPLAIN THE AZTECS IN MEXICO, THE GREEKS IN EUROPE, THE EGYPYIANS IN AFRICA, THE SUMERIANS IN IRAQ, THE CHINESE IN ASIA, THE CELTS IN EUROPE, THE JAPS IN ASIA, THE AUSTRLIAN NATIVES THE PAPUR NUGINEA NATIVES, THE ZULU IN SOUTH AFRICA THEY ALL BELIVE IN A GOD A GOD IS NOT JUST SOMETHING U CAN MAKE UP IT IS PRETTY HARD TO DO THAT TO MAKE UP A POWERFUL SPRITUAL NOT PHISCAL BEING THAT IS IN CONTROL OR A BEING THAT IS SUPERIOR TO HUMANS AND DOES NOT HAVE TO DEAL WITH THE LAWS OF NATURE. IT IS NOT LIKE THE CELTS IN NORTHERN EUROPE AND THE AZTECS ALL THE WAY IN SOUTHER AMERICA MADE UPO THE SAME IDEA ON THEIR OWN THE VERY FIRST HUMAN BEINGS IN EAST AFRICA OR ARABIA BELIVED IN A GOD NEANDERTHALS DID TOO

HOW COME THE GREEK FLODD STORY IN EUROPE IS ALMOST EXACTLY THE SAME AS THE FLOOD STORY OF THE SUMERIANS FLOOD STORY IN IRAQ U CANT DENY IT THEY ARE RELATED OR COME FROM THE SAME STORY THE FLOOD STORY IN THE BIBLE IS ALSO ALMOST EXACTLY THE SAME THE JEWS LIVED IN ISREAL BUT ORIGINALLY CAME FROM SUMERIA THE GREEKS WHERE NOT SUMERIANS THEY LIVED IN GREECE WHICH IS VERY FAR AWAY THE GREEKS HAD BEEN PASSING THIS STORY DONE WAY BEFORE WRITTING AND THEY WHERE AFTREW THE SUMERIANS THE SUMERIAN CIVILZATION EXISTED IN 6,000 YEARS AGO AND THE FLOOD STORY WAS WRITTEN 4500 YEARS AGO THE GREEKS ANCESTORS MOVED TO EUROPE 50,000 – 40,000 YEARS AGO FROM THE MID EAST AROUND IRAQ THE LAST TIME THE GREEKS ANCESTORS HAD CONTACT WITH THE SUMERIANS ANCESTORS WAS 60,000 YEARS AGO OR MORE THIS STORY IS AT LEAST 60,000 YEARS OLD THE FLOOD STRY IN THE BIBLE AND PEOPLE FROM AROUND THE WORLD HAVE VERY SIMILAR FLOOD STORYS STILL TODAY THAT IS BECAUSE THIS FLOOD REALLY HAPPENED AND NOAH WAS A REAL PERSON HE IS THE ANSETOR OF ALL LIVING HUMANS TODAY LOOK UP ON GOOGLE GREEK FLOOD STORY THEN SUMERIAN FLOOD STORY THEN THE BIBLE FLOOD STORY THE ONLY DIFFERNCE IS NAMES AMOUNT OF GODS AND WHAT TYPE OF BIRD NOAH SENDS OUT AND NUMBER OF SONS NOAH HAS THERE ARE VERY MINOR DIFFERNCES.

THIS FLOOD STORY STUFF SHOWS HOW GOOD PREHISTORIC PEOPLE WHERE AT KEEPING STORYS CORRECT AND NOT EXAGREATING LIB SCHOLERS FROM THE 1960’S LIKE TO CALL THEM IDIOTS AND THINK RELIGION IS A JOKE. IT IS NOT WHY DO U THINK EVERYONE WORSHIPS A GOD EXCEPT FOR NO AGE ANTI HUMANITY LIBEARLS.

REAL MIRICLES HAPPEN JUST LIBS WONT ACCESEPT IT AT THROW IT OF WHEN PEOPLE TELL THEM MY GREAT GRAND MOTHER WAS GIVING BIRTH TO MY GRAND MOTHER SHE DIED IT WAS OFFICAL SHE WAS DEAD FOR A FEW MINUTES AND THE BABY WAS OUT THOUGH THEN AFTER BEING DEAD FOR A FEW MINUTES HER EYES OPENED AND SHE JOLTED UP IN ENERGY AND EXCITMENT SINGING IN TOUNGUES IT WAS LIKE SHE WAS IN A TRANS SHE WAS SINGING IN TOUNGES THE MOMENT SHE CAME BACK TO LIFE U CANT GIVE A LOCIAL EXPLIMATION TO THAT THIS IS NOT SMONE ANCIENT WHAT U CALL MYTH IN THE BIBLE FROM 100 BC IT HAPPENED IN ILLINOUS USA IN 1936 MY GRAT GRAND FATHER WAS A WITNESS HE DID NOT MAKE IT UP LIKE U SCHOLERS SAY ABOUT THE BIBLE IT REALLY HAPPENED U KNOW PEOPLE CAN DIES FOR A FEW MINUTES AND SHE DID THE MOMENT SHE OPENED HER EYES SHE SANG IN TOUNGES A LANGUAGE NO ONE COULD UNDERSTAND EVEN IF SHE WAS NOT DEAD WOULD IF SHE WAS IN A COMO SHE WOULD NOT JUST RANDOMLY GOLT WITH EXCITMENT SINGING IN TOUNGES THIS IS A TRUE STORY SHE WAS NOT SLEEPING BECAUSE MY GREAT GRANDFATHER WAS CRYING AND SCREAMING SHE WOULD HAVE WOKEN UP AND WHY WOULD SHE SING IN TOUNGES AND BE IN A TRANS JUST RANDOMLY IT WAS FROM GOD U CANT DENY IT.

ANOTHER STORY MY UNCLE ED WAS A HILLBILLY WHO WAS ATHEIST WANTED NOTHING WITH GOD MY DAD WHO ALSO LIVED THAT LIFESTLYE CONVERTED AND WAS WITNESSING TO HIM ABOUT GOD BUT ED JUST BLEW IT OFF AND DID NOT CARE ED WAS A TRUCK DRIVER WHEN HE WAS ON A NORMAL ROUTE IN INDIAN HE HAD A VISION OF ANGLES AND GOD SPEAKING TO HIM TELLING HIM JESUS IS REAL AND THE VISION WAS FOR ABOUT FEW MINUTES AND JED WAS ON A HUGE HIGHWAY WITH A BUNCH OF CARS GOING 60MPH JED SHOULD HAVE DIED DURING THE VISION HE DEFINTLYEY WAS NOT DRIVING EVEN IF U DO COME UP WITH A EXPLIMATION LIKE HE HAD A TV WINDOW THAT PUT UP REALISTIC VISIONS FROM GOD BECAUSE HE WOULD HAVE CRASHED HE BECAME A FOLLWER OF JESUS CHRIST AFTER THE VISION BECAUSE IT WAS REAL. HE WAS JUST LIKE U HE DID NOT BELIVE IN GOD AND DID NOT WANT TO BUT GOD SHOWED HIMSELF IN A MIRACOULS WAY U CANT DENY IT ALSO IT HAPPENED IN 1986 NOT 1000 BC

MY GREAT GRAND FATHER ON MY FATHERS SIDE WAS A FARMEING COUNTRY BOY FROM INDIAN HE WAS VERY TALL AND BIG HE ACTLLUEY HATED GOD THE BIBLE AND ANYTHING TO DO WITH RELIGION HE WAS VERY ANGRE AND QUITE HIS FATHER WAS THE SAME WAY WHEN MY DAD BECAME A CHRITAIN HE WAS DIEING ON HIS DEATH BED MY DAD KEPT TELLING HIM ABOUT JESUS AND HAVING CLOSE CONVERSANES MY GREAT GRANDFATHER JOESPH TOLD MY DAD SERCRETS ABOUT HIS LIFE AND SOME VERY CRIMNAL THINGS HE HAD DONE CANT TELL U HE WAS COMPLETLY HONEST HE STILL HAD A STUBBORN OPINON ABOUT NOT BELIVING ABOUT GOD AND THEN ONE DAY MY DAD CAME IN HIS ROOM AND HE COULD SOMETHING WAS DIFFERNT JOESPH SAID GOD SHOWED HIMSELF TO ME HE HAD A SMILE ON HIS FACE HE SAID GOD HAS FINALLY SAVED ME MY UNCLE JED AND AUNT KELLY THIS WAS BEFORE JED WAS CHRISTIAN HE SID HE FELT SOMETHING WAS DIFFERNT AND NICE ABOUT THE ROOM. THAT WAS 8 WEEKS BEFORE MY GRAND FATHER DIED. SINCE THIS ONE WAS NOT A MIRCLE U MIGHT SAY OH HE WAS SCARED OF HELL AND HE WAS VERY EMPTIONAL HOW CAN U EXPLAIN HOW A STUBBORN MAN LIKE THAT JUST CHANGE FOR THOSE REASON HE ALWAYS CALLED THE BIBLE A BOOK OF LIES HE CHANGED GOD DID SHOW HIMSELF TO HIM.

THIS THINGS HAPPEN TODAY SURE SOME OF THEM ARE JUST PEOPLE TRYING TO MAKE UP A STORY BUT MANY ARE TRUE U CAN IGNORE ME BUT THESE STORYS ARE TRUE BUT WAIT MAYBE SOMEONE TIME TRAVELD FROM THE FUTRE TO TRICK PEOPLE IN BELIVING IN GOD OR WHEN JED WAS DRIVING HIS TRUCK HE WAS DREAMING AND HE MAGICALLY WAS STILL ABLE TO DRIVE HIS CAR ONCE U LOOK FOR AN AGUMENT U LOOK LIKE THE PERSON WHO BELIVES IN MYTHS

CANT GIVE U MY FAMILY MEMBERS REAL NAMES

teri stone | October 07, 2012 at 10:21 PM

If you are a communist, why are you telling people to vote? I’ve never known of any communist country that allows people to vote. do you really think you can be a communist and still be free. funny lady.

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