About Gene Ruyle
A veteran and grandfather for peace, Eugene Ruyle is the 2014 Peace and Freedom Party candidate in the 15th State Assembly District, which runs from San Pablo and Richmond through Berkeley and North Oakland to Emeryville and Piedmont, and includes the Cal campus. Gene is a retired Anthropology professor who supports the Peace and Freedom Party Platform and Occupy Oakland. A Cal graduate, he wants to help build the movement to democratize and de-militarize the University of California as part of the larger movement to shut down the war machine, provide free education and health care for everyone, defend our personal freedoms, and protect our Mother Earth. In 2012, Ruyle received 25,167 votes, or 13.2% of the 15th AD total.
The Campaign for Peace and Socialism is an electoral campaign, but socialism cannot be won through electoral means alone. The Peace and Freedom Party advocates participation in mass organization and direct action in neighborhoods, workplaces, unions, schools, and the armed forces everywhere.
Electing a few socialists to the State Legislature won’t solve the problems we face in California. Our problems will continue until working people around the world organize as a class, take possession of our Mother Earth and the machinery of production, abolish the capitalist system, and build a global socialist world in which the free development of each is the condition for the free development of all. We urge everyone not only to vote, but also to register in the Peace and Freedom Party and organize for Peace and Socialism.