Partisan Defense Committee

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Partisan Defense Committee

The Partisan Defense Committee describes itself as "a class-struggle, non-sectarian legal and social defense organization that champions cases and causes in the interests of the whole of the working people." The PDC works in accordance with the political orientation of the Spartacist League. The committee organizes demonstrations and performs legal work in defense of "class struggle" prisoners. Its longest standing campaign has been in defense of Mumia Abu-Jamal.

It has also organized counterdemonstrations in response to rallies planned by the Ku Klux Klan and white supremacists.[1][2]


The PDC describes the following 15 people as "class-war prisoners" and provides small stipends to them:[3]


  1. ^ Kunerth, Jeff (January 22, 1989). "March Sets Off Protest In Atlanta. A Few White Supremacists Draw About 1,000 Opponents". Orlando Sentinel - Orlando, Fla. p. A.11. Retrieved 2009-11-05.
  2. ^ "Snow Muffles Threat of Rally Violence // Protest Crowd Estimated at 300 to 350". The Pantagraph - Bloomington, Illinois. January 17, 1994. Retrieved 2009-11-05.
  3. ^ Stipends to Class-War Prisoners—Revival of the ILD Tradition

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