The Partisan was the newspaper of the Peace & Freedom Party State Central Committee and was published regularly from 1994 until April 2009, at which time the party switched to publishing positions and discussion online, as represented by this website.
Below runs a list of contents for each issue of The Partisan, listed in reverse chronological order. Most issues – though not all – continue their existence in digital form, and links are provided for each. Older issues are hosted by OOcities.org, an archive of defunct Geocities pages, and clicking on the embedded link will bring you to that website.
We are working on migrating all available Partisan material from OOCities onto PeaceAndFreedom.org, but this is quite the process.
For now, we hope you enjoy this archive of The Partisan, in essence a history of Peace and Freedom Party actions, beliefs and electoral stands in the 1990s and 2000s.
Partisan Issue #27: No to All on May 19; What do we need in state budget?; No on Proposition 1A; WHO PAYS?: 1D and 1E: Disguised Takeaways; The Schwarzenegger-Democratic Budget Deal; Prop 1A means healthcare crisis; Vote No on Proposition 1F; California Nurses Not Fooled by Budget Deal Takeaways; Why we oppose Proposition 1C; Vote No on Proposition 1B; May 19, 2009, Special Election: PFP Recommendations
Partisan Issue #26: P&F presidential ticket Nader and Gonzalez; P&F positions on propositions; P&F endorses independent congressional candidate Cindy Sheehan; photos from August 2008 convention; presidential candidates’ health care plans; statements of the 9 P&F congressional and legislative candidates; letters to editor; Mumia Abu-Jamal column; oped on financial crisis; review of new book “The Framing of Mumia Abu-Jamal”; P&F going national; P&F in cyberspace; Renters and foreclosure. Besides the nine English-language pages described here, this issue also included a three page section in Spanish.
Partisan Issue #25: Strong left needed to stop cycle of war; statements by Gloria La Riva, Cynthia McKinney, Brian Moore and Ralph Nader; May Day 2008 port shutdown; P&F positions on propositions 98, 99; union democracy in SEIU; CT Weber’s write-in campaign to challenge unfair election law; LBAM spraying; workers’ rights and immigrant rights; Winter Soldier hearings; letter to editor; Mumia Abu-Jamal column; eminent domain “reform”; P&F’s National Organizing Committee; update on Oakland Chinatown tenants struggle; resolutions on LBAM, Reconstruction Party, Workers Memorial Day, UHW and Puerto Rico teachers; socialist contingent in St. Patrick’s Day parade and Colombia trade pact. Besides the nine English-language pages described here, this issue also included a three-page section in Spanish.
Partisan Issue #24: PFP opposing war, corruption; candidates and propositions in February 2008 P&F presidential primary; health care initiative; updates on San Francisco 8, Diego Garcia; review of “Sicko”; immigrant rights protests; moves toward a police state; 2007 US Social Forum; letter to editor; Mumia Abu-Jamal column; oped on blacks and immigrants; biofuels; opeds for and against joining military to organize there; and struggle against JROTC in San Francisco. Besides the nine English-language pages described here, this issue also included a three page section in Spanish.
Partisan Issue #23: Peace and human rights are one fight; Workers Memorial Day and attacks on California workers; Free the San Francisco 8; anti-war and immigrant rights protests; opposing “No Child Left Behind”; Guantánamo; healthcare plans; university-corporate deals; resolutions on Palestine and Israel; Mumia Abu-Jamal column; opeds on need for worker unity, why leave the Democrats, and why oppose “physician-assisted suicide”; letters to editor and P&F party platform. Besides the nine English-language pages described here, this issue also included a three-page section in Spanish.
Partisan Issue #22: Voting for peace and getting war; 2006 election results and analysis; plans for 2007 immigrant rights marches; healthcare plans; tax inequality; “Crisis in Public Education” forum; P&F national membership campaign; resolutions on Diego Garcia and impeachment; Mumia Abu-Jamal column; opeds “draft capital” and “prevent war, prevent disabilities”; letters to editor and book review.
Partisan Issue #21: War Profiteers; Police abuse in the Central Valley; November 8th Special Election; Fighting for the right to protest; Mumia Abu-Jamal column; U.S. double standard on Posada Carriles; military recruiting in schools; Struggle for health care in south Los Angeles; P&F candidates and plans for 2006; corporate attacks on public schools.
Partisan Issue #20: Schwarzenegger’s initiatives and progressive responses; Halliburton; War Tax Resistance; tenants and developers in Oakland Chinatown; Mumia Abu-Jamal column; military recruiting in schools; Global Warming; Social Security; regressive taxation; health care bills; antiwar and Haiti support demonstrations.
Partisan Issue #19: Workers’ Compensation; Leonard Peltier and Mumia Abu-Jamal cases; electronic voting machines; Social Security; Oakland Public Schools; military recruiting in schools; November 2004 election results and analysis; Mumia Abu-Jamal column reviewing Citizens of the Empire; Haiti; the Million Worker March.
Partisan Issue #18: health care Partisan Issues and the grocery strike; March 20th anti-war actions; the 2005 war budget; March 2nd primary propositions and candidates; Mumia Abu-Jamal column “Democracy, Dictatorships & Empire”; “Distorting science to hide inequality”; education and taxes; protesting cuts to elderly and disabled; space militarization.
Partisan Issue #17: P&F positions against the recall, propositions 53 and 54; C T Weber for Governor; End the Occupation of Iraq; Israel/Palestine; Afghanistan; Mumia Abu-Jamal on affirmative action; Judi Bari case; P&F 3/2003 short platform; Stop Privatization and Contracting Out; Students fight for education at San Diego City College; California's Budget Crises; Campaign for Police Review in National City; Free Speech Fight in Santa Cruz; “Who Wants to Be a Candidate?”
Special Anti-War Supplement (for 10/26/02 mobilizations): End the War on Iraq; P&F Statement on Middle East Crisis; Mumia case and Civil Liberties; Coca Cola and AIDS; poem by Ani DiFranco; P&F Summary Platform.
Partisan Issue #16: P&F Statement on 9/11 and U.S. Response; poem by Ferlinghetti; CIA Domestic Spying; Prominent Leftists “Appeal to Progressive Californians”; Bari/Cherney vs FBI; Forgotten Election of 2000; Free Market Mantra; Economic Downturn of 2001.
Partisan Issue #15: “Heads up; Charlie Brown!” (the Democrats and Republicans are basically the same; though they have differences); Fight the Phony “War on Drugs”; No School Vouchers; P&F Community college campaign; Government Promotes Homelessness; Peace & Freedom Party Platform; and Shaka Sankofa.
Partisan Issue #14: Schools not Prisons; Seattle WTO demonstrations; March 2000 ballot propositions; Police Accountability in Riverside; Police Brutality in Santa Cruz; Struggle for Democracy in Carpenters Union; Michael Zinzun on LAPD Corruption.
Partisan Issue #13: Neptune Jade; P&F Registration Drive; Millions for Mumia; Needle Exchange; Davis “Fixes” Schools; Police Kill Teenager; Mumia on Iraq.
Partisan Issue #12: Clinton Impeachment; State-Sponsored Terrorism; California State Budget; Peace & Freedom 1998 platform; November 1998 Ballot Measures and Candidates; June Primary Analysis; California’s Two Death Penalties.
Partisan Issue #11: Neptune Jade case: solidarity with English and Australian longshore workers; Remembering Ben Spock; Bear Lincoln case; Clinton’s attack on Social Security; Independent Politics Summit; Teamsters’ election; “Safe” movie/video review; Clark Hull obituary; Anita Whitney.
Primary Election Insert to Partisan Issue #11: Statements by all P&F candidates for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Controller, Treasurer, Attorney General, Insurance Commissioner, and U.S. Senator; statements by some P&F candidates for other partisan and non-partisan offices; NO on 226, NO on 227, positions on other state-wide propositions and on S.F. Proposition E; contact info for P&F candidates in Primary.
Partisan Issue #10: Labor upsurge; Welfare deform; Threat to Social Security; Privatization and contracting out; ‘Gulf War Syndrome’; UC grad student employees strike; discrimination at UPS; Judi Bari and David Nadel obituaries; Headwaters Forest; and Abolition 2000.
Partisan Issue #9: Clinton-Gingrich Welfare bill; November general election; March for Affirmative Action; Labor Party convention; Teamsters’ election; Headwaters deal; Peace & Freedom 1996 platform.
Partisan Issue #8: March primary election; Farmworkers organize; Netherlands drug policy; State attack on county budgets; Hotel workers struggle; Minimum wage; Jack London.
Partisan Issue #7: Pete Wilson’s war on equal rights; attack on rent control; Gulf War syndrome; Mumia Abu-Jamal; California budget; Justice for Janitors; New Headwaters battle.
Partisan Issue #6: Election analysis; Immigrants’ rights; Freedom to Travel Campaign; Berkeley Rent Board victory; Shorter work week.
Partisan Issue #5: Unemployment; Peace & Freedom Party platform; Los Angeles transit crisis; Headwaters forest; Soledad prison protest; Food Not Bombs; candidates and Partisan Issues.
Partisan Issue #4: Community college fee hikes; Housing takeovers; UFW march on Sacramento; Haiti; Attack on mobile home owners; Gary Graham case progress.
Partisan Issue #3: Crime and prisons; Immigrants’ rights; War on the poor and homeless; Hotel and restaurant workers; Return of tuberculosis; NAFTA and GATT; Political Prisoners.
Partisan Issue #2: State and federal taxes; Attacks on immigrants; “Race; Class and the Denny Trial”; Public schools and vouchers; Attempt to break up Los Angeles Unified School District.
Partisan Issue #1: State budget; Operation Rescue; Anti-Defamation League scandal; San Jose police frame-up; Bari/Cherney bombing photo; Clinton health plan analysis; Gary Graham case.