Member, Workers World Party National Committee. Regional Coordinator,
International ANSWER (WWP front group), Los Angeles office. Regional
Coordinator, International Action Center (WWP front group), Los Angeles
office. Coordinator, Los Angeles Coalition to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal (WWP
Former classroom teacher. Militant unionist and communist political
organizer (since age 18). Correspondent, Workers World (official
GUTIERREZ of New York
Workers World Party
Vice Presidential Nominee
Gutierrez has been a communist political organizer for her entire
adult life. She later moved to New York to become a full-time activist
in the Workers World Party. Over the years, she has also been active
in the leadership of many of the WWP's various political front groups
such as International ANSWER (Co-Director) and the International Peace
for Cuba Appeal, and is also a powerful member of the WWP's Secretariat
(governing board of the WWP National Committee). She has travelled
to repeatedly to Cuba, Haiti, Venezuela, and elsewhere ("countries
targeted by CIA subversion and Pentagon aggression") over the
years to denounce US "imperialism" and "express solidarity"
with Marxist forces. In her various published remarks, Gutierrez speaks
like an old-style Leninist. She refers to business owners as "capitalist
pigs" and corporate globalization as "bloodsucking, murderous
imperialism." Gutierrez advocates a changed through armed uprising
instead of elections, calling on the workers to "seize"
control. "We have a duty to turn this [the US] -- the headquarters
of imperialism -- into the center of revolutionary gravity,"
she explained. FYI: Gutierrez -- like the WWP's previous
Presidential nominee -- is also an out lesbian.
World Party Campaign - Official Campaign Site.
World - Official Party Site & Newspaper.
Articles (by or about John Parker) - Articles from Workers World
- WWP Front Organization.
International Action Center (IAC)
- WWP Front Organization.
VoteNoWar.org - WWP Front Organization.
VoteToImpeach.org - WWP
Nicaragua Network - WWP Front
National Committee to Free the
Cuban Five - WWP Front Organization
Millions for Mumia - WWP
Peoples Video Network - WWP
Support Network for an Armed Forces
Union (SNAFU) - WWP Front Organization.
IFCO / Pastors for Peace - WWP
LeftBooks.com - Official WWP
the Workers World Party (WWP) theoretically describes themselves as
"revolutionary socialists" who support worker revolutions,
the WWP supported the Soviet actions that crushed true worker uprisings
in Hungary in the 1950s, Czechoslovakia in the 1960s and Poland in the
early 1980s. The WWP was largely an issue-oriented revolutionary party
until they fielded their first candidate for president in 1980. WWP
Presidential nominee Monica Moorehead was on the ballot in 12 states
in 1996 (29,100 votes - 0.03%) -- and was again the WWP's Presidential
nominee in 2000 (ballot status in 4 states - 4,795 votes - 10th place
- 0.004%). The militant WWP believes in direct actions over democratic
elections. FBI Director Louis Freeh attacked the WWP in his May 2001
remarks before a US Senate committee: "Anarchists and extremist socialist
groups -- many of which, such as the Workers World Party -- have an
international presence and, at times, also represent a potential threat
in the United States" of rioting and street violence. The WWP also sponsors
or directs numerous popular front groups including International ANSWER
(one of the most prominent anti-war groups in the US), All People's
Congress, International Action Center, Nicaragua Network, Alliance for
Global Justice, Pastors for Peace, Korean Truth Commission, Movement
for a People's Assembly, National People's Campaign, Independent Commission
of Inquiry on the US Invasion of Panama, Campaign to Stop Settlements
in Occupied Palestine, and many others. Former US Attorney General Ramsey
Clark -- who served under President Lyndon Johnson -- has served as
a spokesman for various WWP front groups and causes since the early
1980s. The WWP espouses a staunchly Stalinist-style communist line --
Korea and pro-Cuba -- and dogmatically denounces US imperialism,
sexism, racism, the police, and capitalism. According to the WWP's newspaper,
the Parker-Gutierrez ticket plan to "encourage mass action and
class struggle and will warn all those struggling for a better world
not to rely on capitalist elections to solve their problems. Their campaign
will also extend a hand of solidarity to the most oppressed, many of
whom to this day are still denied even a minute semblance of bourgeois
democratic rights and fill the prisons in this country." The WWP
ticket is likely to appear on the ballot in only a few states in 2004.
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