Posted on September 24, 2011 by the Website Workers Council
The Peace and Freedom Party issued the following statement on September 24, 2011. To download this statement as a flyer to print and distribute click here (for an older version click here).
Peace and Freedom Party of California, the only working class, feminist-socialist party on the ballot in California, expresses our solidarity with the activists participating in the Occupation of Wall Street, now entering its second week. Our Platform has long included demands for "Social ownership and democratic control of industry, financial institutions, and natural resources," as well as "Withdraw U. S. troops and weapons from other countries, and reallocate the resulting 'peace dividend' for social benefit." Our Platform further states that: "Our goals cannot be achieved by electoral means alone. We participate in mass organization and direct action in neighborhoods, workplaces, unions and the armed forces everywhere."
Since coverage of Occupy Wall Street has been largely blacked out by the mainstream media, we urge our members and supporters to seek independent sources of information on this important action, such as: "Occupy Wall Street: Thousands March in NYC Financial District, Set Up Protest Encampment," on Democracy Now, Monday, Sept 19, 2011, at www.democracynow.org.
An interview with Michael Moore: "Michael Moore calls for support of Occupy Wall Street protest, decries execution of Troy Davis, at www.current.com as well as other important sources which include: www.indypendent.org, occupywallst.org, and readersupportednews.org.