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Phil Hutchings

Phil Hutchingslives in Oakland, California.

Second Venceremos Brigade

In 1970 Phil Hutchings from Brooklyn, New York City, was a member of the second Venceremos Brigade to Cuba.[1]

"An Open Letter to the Party Building Movement"

This open letter is signed by past and current members of the Organizing Committee for an Ideological Center (OCIC), and others in the party building movement who have had close contact with the OCIC. As a result of important recent events in the OCIC, we want to make known our urgent concerns regarding the line and practice of the Steering Committee (SC) of the OCIC and its impact on the party building movement as a whole.

Signatories included Phil Hutchings, SF Bay Area.

Call for a Conference on Racism and National Oppression


Call for a Conference on Racism and National Oppression was a 1980 call by Marxist-Leninists of The Trend, most of whom were Line of March activists, for a national conference on "Racism and National Oppression" to be held in the summer of 1981 in New York or the Bay Area.

Signers from the San Francisco Bay Area were;

National Question Project

In 1981 Linda Burnham, Bob Wing, Michael Downing, Phil Gardiner, Phil Hutchings, Trinity Ordona were members of the Line of March Racism/National Question Study Project.[2]


In the mid 1990s Phil Hutchings was[3]a contributing editor to Oakland based Institute for Social and Economic Studies- sponsor of CrossRoads magazine, which sought to promote dialogue and building new alliances among progressives and leftists... and to bring diverse Marxist and socialist traditions to bear while exploring new strategies and directions for the progressive political movements.

CoC National Conference endorser

In 1992, Phil Hutchings, San Francisco endorsed the Committees of Correspondence national conference Conference on Perspectives for Democracy and Socialism in the 90s held at Berkeley California July 17-19.[4]

War Times

In January 2002, a group of San Francisco leftists, mainly involved with STORM or Committees of Correspondence, founded a national anti-Iraq War newspaper[5] War Times.

Endorsers of the project included Phil Hutchings.

Sacramento Marxist School

On Feb 19 2004 Phil Hutchings lectured at the Sacramento Marxist School on Black Liberation and Marxism: What Each has to Offer the Other.[6]

Center for Political Education

In 2004 Phil Hutchings, Susan Chacin, and Eric Mar were speakers in a panel entitled: "Electoral Politics", a panel that explored electoral politics and how they have been used in the past to build the movement for progressive social change, and the lessons learned from those campaigns. The talks were held at the San Francisco based Center for Political Education, an organization closely associated with the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism.[7]

In 2007 Phil Hutchings, co-founder of Institute for Multi-Racial Justice; Rhonda Ramiro of the Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines; Angelique Gonzales of the Coalition on Homelessness; and Maad Abu-Ghazalah of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee gave talks entitled: "People and the Struggle for Land: What does the Palestinian Struggle Mean for People of color in Struggle in the U.S." These talks were held at the San Francisco based Center for Political Education.[7]

For May Day and Beyond: White People Step up for Immigrant Rights!

From a May 2006 letter;

In the past month, five million people, mostly immigrants of color, have mobilized for justice and are making history, flooding the streets in unprecedented numbers. Meanwhile, the most visible participation by white people is coming from the racist and right wing leaders who are defining and dominating the debate in the Federal government and in the news, radio and opinion pages. Where are the voices of anti-racist white people in this crucial moment, when the worst anti-immigrant legislation in decades is still poised to drop?
We, white people who believe in justice and ending racism, have a responsibility and a historic opportunity to stand with immigrant communities and unite behind their demands. As white people, most of us with U.S. citizenship, we call out to our white communities to take to the streets for immigrant rights. We must demonstrate that the rightwing racists, from the Minutemen to in the Congress, do not represent us!
If you agree with these principles, we invite you to sign this letter and make your signature a commitment to putting them into action in your work and life.
In struggle,

Catalyst Project and the Heads Up Collective

Endorsed by: Carlos Munoz, Jr., professor, UC Berkeley, Betita Martinez, Institute for Multiracial Justice, Maria Poblet, St Peters Housing Committee, Eric Mar, Eunice Cho, Sheila Chung, Bay Area Immigrant Rights Coalition, Renee Saucedo, Day Labor Program/La Raza Centro Legal, Kali Akuno, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, Jose Palafox, professor, Stanford University, Phil Hutchings, Institute for Multiracial Justice.[8]

Hyatt protest


Getting ready for Hyatt arrest action. — with Hai Chi Vu, Tiffany Ng and Phil Hutchings, Pam Tau Lee, July 22, 2011.

National Network for Immigrant & Refugee Rights

National Network for Immigrant & Refugee Rights in International Migrants Day Reception 2011, December 20, 2011;


With Khanh Pham, Deborah Lee, Colin Rajah, Gerald Lenoir Laura Rivas-Andrade, Vivian Yi Huang, Claudia Reyes, Will Coley, Rafael Samanez, Lillian Galedo and Phil Hutchings.

Circulo Bolivariano Califa


March, 2013 Marcha en Homenaje al Legado del Presidente Hugo Rafael Chavez Frias en el barrio de La Mision en San Francisco, California. USA.

With Phil Hutchings, Jeronimo Soto Mast, Jason Wallach, Zoe Clara Dutka, Benjamin Mast, Jesus Miguel D'Alessandro, Carlos Manuel Martinez, Carolina Morales and Circulo Bolivariano del Norte de California in San Francisco, California.

Old comrades


Bob Wing with Hassan Braud, Hakim Braud, Lucas Daumont, Phil Hutchings and Joaquin Osoluna, January 13, 2014.

Oakland Rising


Oakland Rising June 20, 2014, Remo Fioroni, Abel Guillen, Erin Hagan, Phil Hutchings, Connie Archbold Robinson Malloy, Sandhya Jha, Mari Rose Taruc and Yen Do at Kaiser Center Rooftop Garden.

Oakland Rising 5 year birthday party

June 2013 Oakland Rising poster; ·


Our 5 year birthday party is just 10 days away! Do you have your ticket yet? — with Richard Raya, Nikki Fortunato Bas, Pamela Drake, Jahmese Kathleen Myres, Michael Riemenschneider, Andy Katz, Mimi Ho, Igor Tregub, Andy Kelley, Steven Pitts, Melanie Cervantes, Nicole Derse, Lailan Sandra Huen, Kim Carter Martinez, Nwamaka Agbo, Brooke Anderson, Mary Thomas, Kate O'Hara, Timmy Lu, Peggy Moore, Dani McClain, EO Okiwelu, Lanese Martin, Marc Philpart, Rebecca Saltzman, Alex T. Tom, Jose A. Dorado, Rachel Richman, Tonya Love, Sheryl Walton, Andrea Lee, Aimee Allison, Sharon Rose, Rebecca Kaplan, Esperanza Tervalon-Garrett, Cole B. Cole, Jessamyn Sabbag, Malcolm Amado Uno, Phil Hutchings, Michelle Matos and Maria Poblet.

Freedom Summer: 50 Years Later, Lessons for Today

Freedom Summer: 50 Years Later, Lessons for Today, was held July 27, 2014, at The Eric Quezada Center for Culture and Politics, San Francisco.

Join us for an evening with three amazing organizers who span more than 50 years of action fighting for racial and social justice. We will reflect on what the original 1964 Freedom Summer has meant for our work today, and explore the importance of the 2014 Freedom Summer for our work going forward.

Speakers: Phil Hutchings, Karly Safar, and Chude Pam Allen. Poetry by Joe Navarro.

Phil Hutchings is a long-time human rights and community activist. He was an organizer and leader with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and worked on the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party challenge to the all-white state delegation in 1964. In the Bay Area he has been a founding member of Causa Justa/Just Cause and BAJI, the Black Alliance for Just Immigration. He lives in Oakland’s Dimond district.

The event was Sponsored by Freedom Road Socialist Organization/Organización Socialista del Camino para la Libertad.[9]

Viet Nam Victory Coalition


Viet Nam Victory Coalition, May 3, 2015, with Sanyika Bryant, Feng Kung, Kay Cuajunco and Phil Hutchings at Metwest High.

Honoring the life and work of John Ross


Honoring the life and work of John Ross at Cafe la Boheme San Francisco, on the fifth anniversary of his death. He wanted "Never learned to be a prisoner," to be etched on his grave. Then, in a characteristic twist, his will expressed his desire to be cremated and have his friends spread his ashes from the window a moving #14 Mission St. bus. As a first person witness/participant, I can attest this — with Nancy Charraga Corlay, Jeff Conant, Laboheme Awad, John Avalos, Phil Hutchings, Fernando Marti, Tony Ryan and Carolina Dutton. Jason Wallach January 18, 2016.

Celebrating Grace Lee Boggs


Brooke Anderson Photography: Stills of Our Stories & Struggles March 21,2016 ·

With Margo Okazawa-Rey, Phil Hutchings, Gwyn Kirk, Shirley Strong, Alex T. Tom, Lauren Liu, N’Tanya Lee, Nancy Vogl, Rob Yanagida, Linda Lee, Brenda Salgado, Alice Kuang, Shea Howell, Ellen Choy, Tawana Petty, Roberto E. Vargas, Kweli Tutashinda, Michelle Puckett, Nobuko Miyamoto, Le Tim Ly, Star Hawk, Grace Lee and Invincible Ill Weaver.

Revolutionary Strategies to Beat the Rising Right Wing

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Revolutionary Strategies to Beat the Rising Right Wing, was a nationwide conference call organized by Freedom Road Socialist Organization, Sunday October 30, 2016.

What's the nature of this right-wing threat? What has this election cycle changed about the political terrain we're fighting on? How do we need to prepare for whats coming after the election? Hear about these crucial questions from our panel of top political strategists, including Nelini Stamp, Bill Fletcher, Jr., Linda Burnham, and Sendolo Diaminah.

Those invited, on Facebook included Phil Hutchings.[10]

Now What? Defying Trump and the Left's Way Forward


Now What? Defying Trump and the Left's Way Forward was a phone in webinar organized by Freedom Road Socialist Organization in the wake of the 2016 election.

Now what? We’re all asking ourselves that question in the wake of Trump’s victory. We’ve got urgent strategizing and work to do, together. Join Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson of the Movement for Black Lives and Freedom Road, Calvin Cheung-Miaw, Jodeen Olguin-Taylor of Mijente and WFP, Joe Schwartz of the Democratic Socialists of America, and Sendolo Diaminah of Freedom Road for a discussion of what happened, and what we should be doing to build mass defiance. And above all, how do we build the Left in this, which we know is the only solution to the crises we face?

This event will take place Tuesday November 15, 2016 at 9pm Eastern/8pm Central/6pm Pacific.

Those expressing interest in attending, on Facebook included Phil Hutchings.[11]

Old comrades


Felicia Gustin, with Devonte Jackson, Gerald Lenoir, Leonard McNeil and Phil Hutchings, December 2, 2016.


  1. THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF COMMUNISM IN 1972 (Venceremos Brigade) PART 2, hearings before the Committee on Internal Security 92nd Congress oct 16-19, 1972 pages 8136-8138
  2. [May/June 1981 page 31]
  3. Crossroads March 1996
  4. CCDS Background
  5. WAR TIMES January 29, 2002
  7. 7.0 7.1 Center for Political Education website: Past Classes (1998 - 2007)
  8. [ For May Day and Beyond: White People Stepping Up for Immigrant Rights! Indymedia Open Letter to White Communities For May Day and Beyond: White People Step up for Immigrant Rights!]
  9. FB Freedom Summer: 50 Years Later, Lessons for Today]
  10. FB Revolutionary Strategies to Beat the Rising Right Wing Went 109
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