Platform - Rights


Free Speech
The National Bolshevik Party is committed to the rights of free speech, free press, free assembly, and personal privacy, and the freedom of religious choice.

1. We oppose so-called anti-terrorist measures and criminal code reforms that restrict legitimate dissent.

2. We oppose all forms of censorship both legislative and institutional

Immigration
The National Bolshevik Party works to build a world in which everyone will be able to freely move across borders, to visit and to live wherever they are most comfortable.
We recognize the central role globalization plays in forcing the immigration of people from the less developed to the more industrialized countries, often leading to further economic and social injustice.

1. We defend the right for individuals to freely move to another nation with a culture that suits their lifestyle.

2. We defend the rights of all immigrants who demonstrate their loyalty to the nation to education, health care, and full civil and legal rights.

3. We support secular democratic states, assuring equal rights to every citizen and resident in accordance with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Free and Fair Elections
The National Bolshevik Party stands for political activity independent of the two major corporate parties. We view electoral activity as an important component of the struggle for fundamental social change. Participation as National Bolshevists in local, state, and national elections is a valuable way to clarify our position on a wide range of issues, of broadly disseminating our principles and programs, and of asserting and reaffirming our commitment to the democratic process. We believe that the status quo is fundamentally incompatible with democracy and that true democracy can only be achieved with society’s transformation to National Bolshevism.

1. We support the public financing of candidates for public office as long as this funding extends to the candidates of alternative political parties.

2. We call for strict limits on the use of personal funds in elections, either for one's own campaign or for that of another candidate.

3. We call for uniform ballot access laws for all states that give all political parties a chance to have their candidates on the ballot.

4. We stand opposed to the disenfranchising of any citizen by the federal or local government.

5. We demand greater access to media for all political parties and free, equal access to all forms of mass media for all candidates.

6. We call for a mandatory paper trail of all votes to allow for recounts and verification.

Legal Justice
The National Bolshevik Party recognizes the right of all people to equal treatment under the law, and to a humane criminal sanction system based on prevention, mediation, restitution, and rehabilitation.

1. We call for free, quality, legal and court services with skilled and experienced attorneys of choice for all.

2. We call for prosecution of the criminal activities of politicians, corporate managers, and other privileged individuals, for a sliding scale of fines based on income.

3. We call for the expansion of community release programs and other alternatives to prisons for non-violent offenders.

4. We call for the stricter standards of “prisons for profit”.

5. We call for the supplementation of police with community residents trained in conflict resolution who live in and serve the community under community control.

6. We call for community response services for crime victims, including the establishment of crisis centers and shelters for victims of domestic violence, spousal and child abuse, and rape and incest.

7. We support community-based public training for gun owners.

8. We call for the redirection of funds spent on the "war on drugs" to comprehensive community-based, client-controlled rehabilitation programs.


Human Rights


The National Bolshevik Party recognizes the human and civil rights of all, without regard to sexual orientation or race. We are committed to the creation of a pluralistic society that defends and promotes a unity in both the public and private spheres. The National Bolshevik Party is committed to the eradication of exploitation and suffering.

1. We call on all schools to adopt policies and procedures to address and prevent student violence and to ban discrimination throughout the educational system.

2. We are committed to confronting the degeneracy that provides the fertile ground for violence, and support all efforts toward fostering understanding and cooperation among persons and groups of differing orientations.

3. We call for the banning of all involuntary sterilizations. We oppose the performing of any medical research or medical procedure without a person’s full knowledge and consent.

4. We demand that local governments place a priority on preventing violence toward women, with coordinated programs to educate, provide shelter for women and children, and vigorously protect women from their abusers.

5. We call for rehabilitation for non-violent criminals and the physical separation of non-violent criminals from the violent criminals.

6. We call for automatic permanent life sentencing with no possibility of parole for sexual predators, sex traffickers, and murderers to ensure that they will no longer cause suffering to the people.

7. We support the efforts of people to self-defense, self-determination, and to organize independently for their liberation.

8. We support free, quality care and education for all children, federally financed.

9. We support the rights of minors to be free of any kind of child abuse or neglect whether physical, mental, emotional, or sexual.

10. We call for the right to comprehensive sex education in school that includes birth control methods, and STD protection.

11. We call for 16 months paid leave to be shared by new parents or in its entirety by a single parent, and the expansion and full-funding of high-quality child care facilities.

12. We call for the abolition of parent consent and notification laws for reproductive health services.


People with Disabilities

The National Bolshevik Party recognizes the human and civil rights of all, without regard to physical or psychological differences. We deplore the physical and social barriers that prevent the full participation by people with disabilities in vital spheres of life.

1. We call for full enforcement of all sections of the Americans with Disabilities Act so that all public and private buildings, facilities, and modes of transportation are accessible to disabled people, and every effort is made to employ persons with disabilities.


2. We oppose any effort to limit the protections of the Americans with Disabilities Act by restricting the definition of who is considered a person with a disability, and we call for an amendment to the act that would permit punitive damages for the complainants in ADA cases.

3. We call for enforcement of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 that mandates equal employment practices and physical accessibility for entities receiving federal funding; and call for the removal of the prohibition against the right of private action presently contained in Section 504.

4. We call for full funding for a network of support for people with physical, mental, and developmental disabilities, including home assistance, recreation centers, guaranteed income, voting access, and quality control in residential facilities; and for the inclusion of people with disabilities on all local and state governing boards and commissions.

5. We call for the continuation of full Social Security benefits for people with disabilities who are able to work part-time, and affirmative action quotas for hiring people with disabilities at union wages.

6. We oppose any efforts of the federal government to further limit access to SSDI (Supplemental Security Disability Income Insurance) by restricting their definitions of who is considered a person with a disability.

7. We call for the full funding of high-quality education and training programs for people with disabilities, and an expansion of the Individuals With Disabilities In Education Act (IDEA) which would include greater funding for the hiring of paraprofessionals in public schools.

8. We call for an amendment of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) to include a prohibition against the denial of credit based on disability.

Seniors
The National Bolshevik Party recognizes the right of seniors to a dignified life, free from economic hardship, social isolation, and discrimination in employment and credit. Sufficient income, housing, health care, medication, and access to social services must be guaranteed to all elders.

1. We oppose the privatization of the Social Security system and the use of Social Security trust funds for any other purpose, such as offsetting the federal deficit.

2. We demand that the Social Security system remain entirely within the public sector, with funding derived from a steeply graduated income tax on all income, earned and unearned.

3. We call for the inclusion of all state and local government workers within the Social Security System.

4. We call for a cap on Social Security benefits so that no beneficiary receives more than three times the income of those receiving the minimum.

5. We support an increase in home service, including home-delivered quality meals and the provision of personal aid devices and physical therapy, so that older people can remain independent in their homes and community.

6. We call for job training for seniors who do not wish to retire.

7. We support the formation of publicly funded and democratically controlled senior centers that provide opportunities for social and recreational activities and community involvement.

8. We call for the election of advocates and ombudspersons by assemblies of seniors and caregivers to ensure the protection of residents’ rights in nursing homes and a stimulating environment in group and nursing home situations.

9. We support hospice care, and a person's right to die with dignity in a manner of their choosing.


Animal Rights


The National Bolshevik Party recognizes the rights of animals to live free from unnecessary pain and suffering.

1. We support the spaying and neutering of pets to prevent the massive extermination resulting from overpopulation.

2. We oppose entertainment that causes pain to animals.

3. We support greater inclusion and enforcement of the Endangered Species Act.

4. We oppose factory farming practices of overcrowding, drugging, and otherwise cruelly treating animals.