John Streater

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John Streater


John Streater is a Tampa Florida activist. Married to Priss Streater.

Education

  • Studied Am History at University of Cincinnati.
  • Studied History at Florida State University
  • Studied General Ed at St. Petersburg College
  • Went to St. Petersburg High School

Career

  • Former Math Teacher at School District Hillsborough County
  • Former Math Teacher at T.R. Robinson High School

Communist funeral

Carole Collier, chairperson of the Communist Party of Florida and a tireless advocate for equality, peace and socialism, passed away Sept. 28, 2003. She was 84.

Family, friends, and comrades gathered for a memorial at a funeral home Sept. 29 and remembered her courage and fighting spirit, active until the end despite chronic back pain and failing eyesight and hearing.A neighbor in the Largo retirement community where she lived told the gathering that the management attempted to push through a rent increase. Collier, knowing the fixed income of the seniors, led a fightback.

John Streater, a Tampa union schoolteacher, recalled that Collier always helped people see the crucial need for unity of workers and oppressed people. He read aloud Langston Hughes’ poem “Mother to Son” with its refrain, “Life ain’t been no crystal stair.”[1]

Awake Tampa

In 2012, Contact: John Streater "Join the progressive activist coalition, Awake Tampa."[2]

African American Equality Commission

In July 2015, Members of African American Equality Commission CP USA FaceBook group included John Streater.[3]

2016 election gathering

How likely is a Trump win? What would a Trump presidency look like? What's at stake for working people across America if an extreme right-winger like him is allowed to take the highest office in the land? These questions and more were discussed in a meeting of Florida activists at a retreat hosted by the Communist Party USA from May 13 through May 15.

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A wide range of people participated in the meeting. They work in a variety of jobs and are active on various issues ranging from mental health advocacy to women's reproductive rights. The retreat was led by Communist Party national chair John Bachtell, who opened the discussion with a survey of the group. He asked for people to answer, by show of hands, what they would do if Clinton was to become the Democratic presidential nominee.

Retired school teacher and Tampa resident John Streater pointed out the issue of racism when it comes to Donald Trump. Participant Jesse Napier, a mental health advocate and member of the band Whiskey Faithful (which describes its music as "proletarian punk rock"), labeled Trump a "fascist."

Participant Yennifer Mateo spoke about Trump's deportation threats aimed at undocumented people. "As an immigrant woman, I fear for the safety of myself, my family, and other immigrants," Mateo said.

One person argued that, given her political past, it would be hard to trust Clinton, let alone convince others to believe she would be any better than a Republican president. Participant Jessi Dover's response to this sentiment was that, "She [Hillary] is a Democrat and she's not Trump. If you don't vote for Clinton, you're voting for Trump.

Also in attendance were Eugene Charles Blum IV of Orlando, and Gregory Williams of Miami."[4]

New member phone bank

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New member phone bank Public · Hosted by Communist Party USA.

Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 11 AM - 4 PM EDT

Your living room

We're organizing a phonebank to our new members on Saturday and we need your help. The callfire service allow you to make the calls from home, using your smartphone, laptop or deskstop. You'll get a real charge from talking to them! Aint' nuthin like it!! Please click "going" if you can make calls! Thanks!

Those invited to participate on on Facebook included John Streater.

CPUSA of Tampa Bay

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CPUSA of Tampa Bay Closed Facebook Group, accessed June 21, 2017;[5]

Our Main Political Aims:
1. Defeat the agenda of the ultra-right.
2. Reforms to put people before profits, end racism, gender discrimination and homophobia, and guarantee justice, economic security and basic needs for all.

3. A new kind of society - Socialism USA - in which the working class and its allies have the power to end war and corporate greed, and to build a true democracy of cooperation, fairness and peace.

Admins

CPUSA Florida District Forum

CPUSA Florida District Forum Closed Facebook Group, as of June 29, 2017;[6]

This is the OFFICIAL discussion forum for members of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA), District of Florida.

Members included John Streater.

National Party Building Conference

National Party Building Conference Hosted by Communist Party USA and People's World.

Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 12 PM – 6 PM EST

Join Communist Party activists and members in a national conference. You can register here https://tinyurl.com/ycdouk3y

The conference will take place November 11th to 12th to plan our work in the fight against the Trump Administration and its white supremacist ruling class backers. Find information here about how to participate. http://www.cpusa.org/2017-national-party-building-conference-resist-organize-vote-grow/

The conference will be streamed from Chicago to regional meetings in New Haven, Los Angeles, and Orlando. Whether you’re on the East Coast, West Coast, in the MIdwest or the South, you’ll be able to participate.[7]

According to the Facebook page for the event, those who attended included John Streater.

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