Thursday, June 24, 2010

Tea Baggers

When it comes to Tea I prefer mine to be Oolong at a Chinese restaurant. Jimmy Lee Hollis never fails to strike a reaction.The Tea Part makes erroneous statements, like Obama, Clinton, and Carter where all Socialists. In which I have never heard any speak of Universal health Care, a full time 32 hour week, six weeks vacation, and the improvement of education out side the corporate initiative.Although in this district take heart, we have a Candidate in the American Labor Party/ Independent Socialist Party named Vitov Valdes Munoz. Who is the only progressive on the ballot. So we Leftist Liberals have someone to Vote for.Of course Tea Baggers say only Capitalism will save us. And BP is doing such a splendid job of saving us, that I have a friend in Florida who really appreciate what BP has done for her economy.She is a cook, and she says no one is going to Florida for a vacation. The Oil Glots are already there and the Florida economy in her area is going into collapse.When I figure that we have always hosted sweatshops and labor with multitudes of human rights abuses, one could be sure people didn’t wake up one mourning and say, just for the fun of it, lets start Unions. Capitalism works, and sometimes it works on people, animals, and the environment inhumanely. What a savior.We are also Coffee Party Advocates. Rather than Conservative Reactionary Politics, The National Coffee Party is a Coalition of people who encourage deliberation guided by reason amongst the many viewpoints held by our members. We see our diversity as a strength, not a weakness, because we believe that faithful deliberation from multiple vantage points is the best way to achieve the common good. It is in the responsible and reasonable practice of deliberation that we hope to contribute to society.The National Coffee Party doesn’t run candidates. I have re-founded the American Labor Party/Independent Socialist Party to run candidates and promote a greater democracy.The Tea Party suggested that the Second Amendent allows us to bear arms against the Federal Government. Sounds like sedition too me. On March 20, 2010, before the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Bill was voted on in Washington D.C., it was reported that Tea Party protesters against the bill used racial and homophobic slurs. Several black lawmakers said that demonstrators shouted "the N-word" at them. Congressman Emanuel Cleaver said he was spat upon, and Congressman Barney Frank, who is gay, was called a "faggot." Representative André Carson said that as he walked from the Cannon House Office Building with Representative John Lewis, amid chants of "Kill the bill" he heard the "n - word at least 15 times". One man "just rattled it off several times." Carson quoted Lewis as saying, "You know, this reminds me of a different time."I do not believe that the majority of the Tea Party activist are racist but if you go to one of their rallies a good portion of them are. Look up a group called Brave New Films. They have a section on the Tea Party rallies and racism. The ALP/ISO and Coffee Clutch is concerned with many progressive issues. The Coffee Party and ALP/ISO have the same message in Coalition.They are a political movement that developed as an alternative to the Tea Party movement. Its mission states that it is based on the underlying principle that the government is "not the enemy of the people, but the expression of our collective will, and that we must participate in the democratic process in order to address the challenges we face as Americans. Its stated goals include getting cooperation in government and removing corporate influence from politics.And we endorse Vitov Valdes Munoz for congress.first ALP Cnadidiate since Vito Marcantonio.

Monday, June 21, 2010


I have studied the Immigration issue and feel I mustadd an alternative insight to the norm of belief andmisconception.I have age on my side with much political memory. I’llstart with the Cold War.As a teenager we heard many things about the SovietUnion. One of the best observations for War Hawks wasthe fact that many people defected from the SovietUnion because of the lack of freedom and Democracy. We where frequently told, no nation is freer thanAmerica. That this is the land of opportunity whereyou could be anything you dreamed becoming. (Which of,course was a lie.) That Human Rights abuses in theSoviet Union where so high, that the KGB would nabanyone off the Street and that person would never beseen again. Give us your Poor, your Cold, and your Hungry it says on the base of the Statue of Liberty.Yes, In America you can say and do the things youwant, and millions of Soviet Block citizens want to the west. The Stories of life under StalinistCommunism was told everyday and we should feel greatful that we where born here because people in the Soviet Block want our freedoms. These defectors where embraced as heroes.Looking a free country to live in.Examining Mexico I see hypocrisy in the Cold War mentality. The Mexicans live pretty much as the old Soviet Citizens did. The citizens fear the Federalies(Police)Mexican can be arrested and sent to jail of any reasonand not see there way out for years no matter theinfraction. Working in Mexican factories, people are forced to work 70 hour a week for low wages. Physical and mental abuse in factories are regular occurrence.One women stated that she didn’t even know who herUnion was or how they represented the people. On an Occasion, one woman did complain to her Union and the next day The Union and Federalies put out a warrant for her arrest. At one point the Chiapa’s Indian tribe in Mexico stood up for their rights and the Government mowed them down. In 1994, Chiapas was involved in a civil war or revolution that lasted only 11 days, the two sidesi nvolved being the Mexican Government and theZapatista Army of National Liberation (the EZLN orZapatistas). Nowadays the EZLN (Ejército Zapatista deLiberación Nacional, named in honour of EmilianoZapata) have rejected the use of force and seek to berecognized as a voice of the disenfranchised. Thereare currently 32 "rebel autonomous zapatistamunicipalities" (independent Zapatista communities,MAREZ in Spanish). And yet with Internationally knownhuman rights abuses, the Clinton Administration stillratifies NAFTA.The enws media frequently, now points to China’s Humanrights abuses as a Communist Country. Amazing how thesame exact huiman rights abuses takes place in Mexico.Looking back at the USA and its Right Wing Citizens,on could easily see the Hypocracy. Those onceembracing the Defectors of the Soviet Union, are thesame people who want fences and walls up between theUS Mexican Boarder. Don’t Meixcans want freedom, liberty, and democracy? Isn’t the United State champions of such said values? Of Course not. The CIA had helped the very oppressive Dictortator of Chile,Pinochet in Office. Then when the Democratic Socialist Manning Government of Jamaica was out of Office, the Conservative Party in Jamaica made special deals in which many where Carrying M16 riffles the next year. And look at the mess made in Iran and Afghanistan. NAFTA isn’t working in Mexico either.It seems that the Libertarian Earnesto Zadillo and Carlos Salinas governments in the 1990’s brought Mexico to such an economic collapse, that the Mexicans are worse off now financially tha any time in History. Most Mexicans would rather be home, and a lot ofAmericans are picking up cheap Real Estate in Mexico.Where does Freedom, Liberty, Democracy play into thelives of these immigrants?

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

What Our Plans Should Be

We should dvocate the Abolishment of the Patriot Act • Opposes all warrentless searches as authorized by the new FISA Act• Advocate holding all telecommunications Companies liable for allowing U.S. Government to eavesdrop on Americans • Opposes domestic spying of antiwar groups and American citizens• Opposes waterboarding and any form of prisoner abuse and torture • Opposes the deprivation of legal and constitutional rights and freedoms American citizens and foreign prisoners• Opposes the threat to any and all free speech and lawful dissent in our country
Clear Stand on Important Issues:
1) Stop The War in Iraq and Afghanistan and bring the American troops and reconstruction companies home immediately;
2) Implement a national health care system to include comprehensive health, dental and mental health care for all residents, foreign and domestic.
3) Initiate a guaranteed income for all American families, working or not, at a level of $35,000 per year per adult (2008 Cost of Living levels)
4) Nationalize Oil Industry, Pharmaceutical Industry, Banking and Insurance Industry, Railroad and Automotive Industries, and Entertainment and Sports Industries
5) Phase out all nuclear power plants, shut down waste incinerators, landfills and open-pit mining.
6) Call for unconditional disarmament by the U.S.
7) End U.S. Cuban Embargo and the occupation of Guantanamo, Cuba, and return entire U.S. property to the country of Cuba
8) Call for immediate 50% cut in the military budget, with additional 50% over the next 10 years;
9) Call for treaty outlawing all weapons of mass destruction
10) Abolish CIA, NSA, Homeland Security Agency and all other covert warfare institutions
11) End Israeli occupation of West Bank-East Jerusalem/Gaza; cease all U.S. aid to Israel---as precondition for peace.
12) Disband NATO
13) Cut off all U.S. military aid to Colombia
14) Close all U.S. military facilities that train foreign military and paramilitary personnel.
15) Initiate Worldwide war on poverty and global illnesses, especially in third and fourth world countries;
16) Establish Public ownership and democratic control of all natural resources to preserve wilderness areas and restore environmental quality.
17) Support Kyoto Protocol and lead in controlling global warming and cleaning up of toxic wastes, protect workers and communities from all harmful products
18) Cap and reduce corporate profits and excessive executive salary levels while fostering transfer of corporate ownership and control to workers.
19) Mandate right of employees for access to chose labor union representation to assure fair salaries and benefits.
20) Implement a national housing plan for all Americans
21) Legislate a 30 hour work week, six weeks annual paid vacation and a full pension
22) Provide equal rights to all immigrants; recognize their presence due to unfair U.S. economic policies, war, famine, or bad working conditions
23) Opposes Capital punishment
24) Cease construction of all new prisons nationwide; institute full range of rights and rehabilitation for prisoners;
25) Conduct Massive Rebuilding of United States infrastructure of bridges, railroad lines, major highways and subway systems and rural communities.
26) Reinforce and enhance government and private support of the arts, sports and culture.
27) Assure equal rights of all citizens, in gender, race, age, sexual preference or religion. Eliminate special privileges for all interest groups.
28) Stop America's participation in NAFTA, CAFTA, WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION, WORLD BANK, IMF, etc.
29) Stop the gauging and rip-offs of consumers by legislating limits and caps for costs in services and products in the market place.
30) Abolish poverty in all its forms in America by assuring every American family with the basics in income, health and housing.
31) Promote a more equitable society by enhancing citizens rights and participatory control
32) During transition to full worker control, require private sector to implement a fairer economic system of consumer costs, profit-margins and regulation of services and products.
33) Reduce Defense spending significantly in the areas of high tech and military equipment and weaponry while enhancing protections and benefits for the common soldier.
34) Promote universal access to education on the college and vocational school level. Promote liberal arts, along with engineering and science, in colleges and universities. Remove the influence of corporate and military entities on our higher institutes of learning.
35) Promote a multi-party system, fair access to debates, universal ballot access, proportional representation and public funding of all elections.
36) Support a woman's right to choose in matters of abortion; and oppose all restrictions on access to abortion.
In additon end U.S. arms sales in world.2) pay off U.S. debts to UN3) advocate constitutional amendment requiring binding vote of people on all issues of war or military intervention.4) support right of soldiers to form unions
LABOR:1) support right of workers to form a union anywhere2) support right to strike3) recognize union based on cards signed4) all workers have a right to collective bargaining5) repeal of the Hatch Act and Taft-Hartley Act, landrum-griffin Act and "right-to-work" laws.6) same benefits for full and part-time workers7) stop using union funds for electing candidates from the Democratic and Republican parties.8) give sanctuary to illegal immigrants in the U.S., full social services and impact immigration influx not with walls or guns or threats of imprisonment, but with fairer policies toward all other countries to enable their economies to thrive and expand as well.
HUMAN NEEDS:1) support arts and culture, universal education 2) right of all people to high quality, low cost housing3) public transportation in urban and rural area such as rail systems, foot and bicycle paths, pedestrian ways, renewable fuels and control of the airline industry
ECONOMICS:1) Supports minimum wage of $15 per hour (COL, 2008)2) re-regulate banking and insurance industries; and all financial and insurance institutions to be socially owned and operated by a democratically controlled national banking authority3) call for a steeply graduated income tax and estate tax, and a maximum income of no more than 10 times minimum.4) cancel 3rd world debt5) expand welfare assistance and unemployment compensation 6) support massive federal investment in urban and rural infrastructure reconstruction and economic development, and more
ENVIRONMENT:1) support large-scale environmental restoration efforts.
ENERGY:1) develop alternative energy sources including solar, geothermal, wind, hydropower, and biomass to end dependency on fossil fuels.2) ensure all people have access to utility services3) mandatory encapsulation of all spent nuclear fuel, etc. and ban on all nuclear materials
AGRICULTURE:1) support system of ecologically based, sustainable, organic agriculture based on family farms and farming cooperatives guaranteeing full workers' rights, etc. See platform.