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“Margaret Thatcher is dead?! Bottle’s on me! … Thatcher is NO feminist hero! 1st woman to attack millions of poor people from the UK to S. Africa to Iraq isn’t our sister!”
Peta Lindsay

“With the passing of Baroness Margaret Thatcher, the world has lost one of the great champions of freedom and liberty, and America has lost a true friend… . Michelle and I send our thoughts to the Thatcher family and all the British people as we carry on the work to which she dedicated her life.”
Barack Obama

looks like i made the right vote last november

RP reader Ananya Shah kills it at National History Day

I just got a text a little bit ago from my longtime friend Peta Lindsay, who is at the National History Day event in Chicago. While there, she met an amazing young woman named Ananya Shah, who, inspired by the Rejected Princesses entry on Ida B Wells (an entry Peta advised me on!), did a solo performance entitled  “Encountering Our National Crime: Ida B. Wells Anti-Lynching Exchange.”

According to Peta, Shah’s performance was, quote, “AMAZING.”

Well done, Ananya – and thanks for being a reader! If you have any Twitter account or something you’d like me to link to with this post, contact me and let me know!

MoT Spotlight On: Presidential Candidate Peta Lindsay | Party for Socialism & Liberation

Peta Lindsay is the 2012 presidential candidate of the Party for Socialism and Liberation.

Lindsay is a founding member of the Party for Socialism and Liberation and a member of the PSL’s Central Committee.

A 2008 graduate of Howard University, Lindsay currently lives in Los Angeles where she remains a leader and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in education from the University of Southern California with the goal of becoming a public school teacher.

Born in Virginia, Lindsay spent much of her childhood in Philadelphia where, as a middle school student, she became an organizer with the Philadelphia Student Union, a citywide group struggling against racism and for education rights. In 1996, she helped lead a protest in which 2,000 students walked out of Philadelphia schools to advocate for increased public school funding.

Lindsay was living Washington, D.C., in September 2001. She was very aware of the ultra-militaristic response of the U.S. government, and the racist demonization of the Muslim and Arab community that was part of the war drive. Lindsay soon became a young leader in the new, mass anti-war movement. She began volunteering with the ANSWER Coalition (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism) just days after it formed. She spoke out as a high school student organizer at ANSWER’s first press conference on Sept. 24 and co-chaired the Sept. 29, 2001, national anti-war rally, the first mass action in the country after the 9/11 attacks that brought 25,000 people into the streets of D.C.

Lindsay traveled to Cuba in 2002 with Pastors for Peace and witnessed first-hand the accomplishments of a society that is organized to meet human needs, not the profit motive of a few greedy bankers and corporate owners.

While an undergraduate organizer at Howard University, she chaired and spoke at every national anti-war rally organized by the ANSWER Coalition, including the historic anti-war rally on Jan. 18, 2003, which drew over 500,000 people into the streets to stop the Iraq war before it started.

She has represented the U.S. anti-war movement and the Party for Socialism and Liberation at important conferences and mass gatherings across the globe.

In the Summer of 2003, she went to France and Switzerland to participate in international anti-war forums and protest the G8 summit in Evian. One year later, she was the youngest delegate to the World Meeting of Artists and Intellectuals in Defense of Humanity in Venezuela, hosted by President Hugo Chavez and the Venezuelan government.

Lindsay represented the U.S. anti-war movement at the 3rd General Assembly of the Asia Wide Campaign Against the U.S. and Japanese Aggression and Domination of Asia in 2009. There, she met with activists from all over Asia, who were involved in the struggle against the continued presence of the U.S. military in their respective countries. She proudly joined their actions in a gesture of international solidarity against imperialism. 

For over a decade, Lindsay has helped to lead countless demonstrations across the country against imperialist wars, racism, budget cuts, tuition hikes, police brutality, anti-LGBT bigotry, and in support of immigrant rights, women’s rights and the Palestinian people’s right to self-determination, and has been a tireless advocate for the rights of working people and for socialism.

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Free, Safe, Legal Abortions on Demand: Vote PSL’s Presidential Campaign (by LiberationNews)

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The University of New Mexico in Albuquerque received its first presidential candidate visit of 2012 on Tuesday morning. But despite New Mexico’s status on the fringe of the states considered up-for-grabs in 2012, it wasn’t from President Obama or Mitt Romney.

Peta Lindsay, the nominee of the Party for Socialism and Liberation, interacted with staff and students advocating her addition to the New Mexico voting ballot. 

Lindsay is technically not a legal candidate as she is only 28 and the Constitution requires that all presidential candidates be at least 35 years old. The anti-war and immigration advocate has managed to make it onto the ballot in 13 states, excluding New Mexico.

Socialism and Liberation.

Voting third party. Oh yeah.

Because who doesn’t like the idea of free education, free healthcare, and guaranteed jobs as constitutional rights? Not to mention saving the environment, ending war, equal rights for the LGBT community, and free legal abortions on demand with no apologies and promised health services for women.

Peta Lindsay, everyone.

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We need a foreign policy "based on mutual respect, equality and self determination."

As President Obama and Mitt Romney held their final debate tonight, socialist PSL Presidential Candidate Peta Lindsay - who has been excluded from the Presidential Debates - joined a protest outside in Boca Raton, Florida, prior to issuing the following statement on U.S. foreign policy.

Tonight’s debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney proved that the two candidates have far more in common with each other than that which separates them on the issue of foreign policy.

Both support crippling economic sanctions against the people of Iran on the pretext that Iran may someday build a nuclear weapon, while both support the maintenance of the U.S.’s own nuclear arsenal that includes more than 5,000 nuclear weapons. In this instance, both are guilty of using the issue of nuclear weapons as a smokescreen masking the real U.S. agenda, which is to overthrow the government in Iran and replace it with a U.S. puppet or proxy regime similar to what the United States and Britain did in 1953, bringing the Shah of Iran to power.

While Mitt Romney engages in the blame game over the death of the U.S. ambassador to Libya, both President Obama and Romney embrace and take full responsibility for NATO’s war of aggression that created the current chaos in Libya. Both President Obama and his Republican challenger desire the establishment of a client regime in Libya, a country that possesses Africa’s largest oil reserves.

While Mitt Romney pretends that the Obama administration has been less supportive of Israel, the facts are that the president and both houses of Congress continue to provide a blank check to the Israeli regime as it continues its endless war against the Palestinian people while threatening new wars against Iran and other countries in the Middle East.

Both President Obama and Mitt Romney are committed to spending hundreds of billions more to create a so-called Missile Defense Shield in Europe and in Asia, which can be considered only as a threat directed against Russia and the People’s Republic of China. The Missile Defense Shield is nothing other than an attempt to gain military superiority and a first-strike nuclear capability against Russia and China.

President Obama and the Republican challenger have supported the aggressive expansion of South Korean missile capabilities while insisting on massive war games against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and severe economic sanctions against North Korea.

President Obama and Mitt Romney intend to keep open the 900 U.S. military bases and installations located in 130 countries around the world in order to enforce the U.S. Empire; meaning, to pursue the interests of the biggest banks and corporations in their global endeavors.

Both President Obama and Mitt Romney are committed to expanding the network of U.S. drone bases and drone attacks in the Middle East, Asia and Africa.

Both candidates support sharp and deep social service cutbacks and reductions in Social Security and Medicare while spending more than $600 billion on war and weapons—more than any other country in the world.

The Peta Lindsay/Yari Osorio PSL Presidential Campaign calls for the creation of a foreign policy that is based on the actual needs of the people of the United States rather than an imperialist establishment that seeks to dominate the peoples of Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Europe for the sake of a small handful of billionaires, bankers, banks and corporations.

We call for the immediate withdrawal of all U.S. and other foreign forces from Afghanistan, an end to all aid to Israel, the end of economic sanctions on Iran, an end to the U.S. policy of promoting civil war in Syria, an end to the 50-year-long economic blockade of socialist Cuba, a closing of all drone bases and an end to all drone attacks, and the closing of all foreign U.S. military bases.

Instead of a foreign policy based on the needs of an imperialist economic system, the people of the United States need a foreign policy that is based on mutual respect, equality and self determination.

anonymous asked:

Your favorite Jenna friendship? Jenna, Witney and Lindsay, Jenna, Peta and Sharna, Jenna, Robert and Gaby

EASY: Jenna, Robert and Gaby! 😍