Socialist Party of CT News

Support Harford Resolution to Bring War $ Home , Tues 3/22

Tomorrow night!
The resolution to Bring Our War Dollars Home needs your voice!

We had a great turn out to the public hearing at Hartford city hall on Monday night.
We made a strong case urging city councilors to pass a resolution that calls on
the US government and President Obama to end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan,
Bring Our War Dollars Home and urge residents to attend the April 9 peace march/rally
in NYC (that now has over 500 endorsers).

However, the resolution has been pushed to a committee and we will once again
have to mobilize to make sure our points are heard loud and clear. The people of Hartford
do not want our tax dollars spent on wars that destroy the environment and the
lives of working people abroad.

Not from Hartford? That's ok! We need your solidarity. Please join us next Tuesday as we
call on city councilors to pass the resolution to Bring Our War Dollars Home!

Tuesday March 22
5:30pm
Hartford city hall, City council chambers
550 Main St

Media Review: Glenn Beck Quotes SP, and RealNewsNetwork Gives the Low Down on Wisconsin

Two worthwhile video clips from this week. The first is an excellent commentary from Real News Network about the inequality of the "shared sacrifice" in Wisconsin.  The second is yet another humorous conspiracy theory by Glenn Beck, this time we are part of it.

Real News Network: http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=6323

Glenn Beck: http://mediamatters.org/blog/201102230061

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy viewing, then off to the streets to show the ruling class what democracy looks like!

 

 

SPCT Statement on Egypt

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The Socialist Party of Connecticut sends its heartfelt congratulations and unshakable solidarity to the People of Egypt during this moment when their courage and democratic vision are tossing the corruption and oppression of the Mubarak regime into the dust bin of history. Facing the dangers of imprisonment, torture, beating, and murder at the hands of Mubarak’s massive US-supported security apparatus, Egyptians from all corners of society stand firm in the face of great danger. They are exercising their natural and inalienable human right to remove a government that has repressed democratic reform and the empowerment of workers for three decades. Let all freedom-loving people around the world rejoice in the birth of freedom and democracy in Egypt. The people of Egypt are inspiring a renewed hope to those that suffer under the oppression privileged oligarchies that nonviolent revolution can bring a rebirth of freedom and equality to their societies.

For Americans, the courage of the Egyptian people shines as a torch to light the path of non-violent revolution against the crass and undemocratic control of the American government by corporate capital. Americans are beginning to understand that the severe problems that engendered the Egyptian revolution extend beyond the repressive policies of the Mubarak regime. A major cause of the massive unemployment and food price inflation in Egypt are the policies and back-room deals struck between the Mubarak regime and its facilitators in the US capitalist-controlled government, the US military-security-industrial complex, and international neoliberal financial system. Americans are beginning to realize that these forces also maintain a stranglehold on the American people and their desire for a truly democratic and compassionate society. While calling for “smaller government”, the coordinated actions of both ruling American capitalist parties continue to enlarge a massive, wasteful, and intrusive security apparatus in the name of a sham “War on Terrorism.” They continue to expand the reach of the FBI, ICE, and Homeland Security, even to the point where they monitor which books you check out from your community public libraries. They continue to waste half of the nation’s annual budget on a bloated military that is engaged in failed and interminable wars in the Middle East, with results that only exacerbate the deep economic and social problems that the people of Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan continue to suffer. Simultaneously, these ruling parties continue to shriek for budget cuts and “austerity” that that will slash services for the poor, struggling mother’s with young children, public school teachers, public employees, and retired workers. They bend over backward to fulfill the growing demands of “too large to fail” corporations while doing virtually nothing to create jobs that are desperately needed by those enduring extended unemployment and underemployment. And while this occurs, the wealthy and large corporations reap huge and growing profits as the real wages of the workers remain stagnant in the face of massive unemployment.

The Socialist Party of Connecticut calls for a nonviolent democratic revolution like that being so successfully accomplished by the People of Egypt. The SPCT demands radical and fundamental changes in the structure and quality of economic, political, and personal relations and to abolish the power now exercised by the few who control great wealth and the government.

SPCT@Solidarity Rally in Hartford

 

Socialist Party of Connecticut

Report from the Wisconsin Solidarity Rally

State Capitol, Hartford, February 23, 2011, Noon

Jim Marra, Secretary, SPCT

The Socialist Party of Connecticut joined the Solidarity Rally in Hartford on February 23 to support Wisconsin workers who are valiantly fighting Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s shameless attempt to deny workers their collective bargaining rights. The SPCT joined its union and activist brothers and sisters to call for complete economic, political, and social equality for all. The message was clear, the demonstrators demanded secure collective bargaining rights, pensions, health-care benefits, and social security not only for Connecticut workers, but for all workers throughout America.

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SPCT Endorses April 9th Anti-War Protest in NYC

April 9 NYC!!!  National antiwar march begins at Union Square! For demands, endorsers, and downloadable flyers, visit www.nationalpeaceconference.org.


WE DEMAND Bring U.S. Troops, Mercenaries and War Contractors Home Now: Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan! End the sanctions and stop the threats of war against the people of Iran, North Korea and Yemen. No to war and plunder of the people of Latin America, the Caribbean,Africa and Native People! End U.S. Aid to Israel! End U.S. Support to the Israeli Occupation of Palestine and the Siege of Gaza!

WE DEMAND trillions for jobs, education, social services, an end to all foreclosures, quality single-payer healthcare for all, a massive conversion to sustainable and planet-saving energy systems and public transportation and reparations to the victims of U.S. terror at home and abroad.

WE DEMAND an end to FBI raids on antiwar, social justice, and international solidarity activists, an end to the racist persecution and prosecutions that ravage Muslim communities, an end to police terror in Black and Latino communities, full rights and legality for immigrants and an end to all efforts to repress and punish Wikileaks and its contributors and founders.

WE DEMAND the immediate end to torture, rendition, secret trials, drone bombings and death squads.
WE ARE DEDICATED TO A WORLD OF PEACE AND JUSTICE.

All Out April 9, 2011

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