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Happy Women’s Rights Day from Radical Women

August 26, 2013

Women’s Rights Day commemorates the date that women in the United States finally won the right to vote on August 26, 1920. However, it took the Civil Rights movement for Black women to get access to the ballot box in 1965. These were important battles led by brave, audacious and radical grassroots organizers. But these… Read more »

Cuba: Imperiled and Defiant—Can the Revolution Survive?

March 2010

TABLE OF CONTENTS PREAMBLE INTRODUCTION THE ECONOMY Incursions by Foreign Capital CHARACTER OF THE STATE APPARATUS Bureaucraticism Trumps Workers Democracy THE PROGRAM AND GOALS OF THE CUBAN COMMUNIST PARTY A Study in Contradiction CUBAN MASS ORGANIZATIONS A Force for Democracy or Handmaidens of the State Apparatus? OTHER VIEWS FROM THE LEFT Polarized Perspectives CONCLUSION PREAMBLE… Read more »

Stonewall was a riot—now we need a revolution!

June 12, 2009

Triumph and trouble: it’s strange times for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. On one hand, the mobilization for same-sex marriage has achieved legalization in six states. This is a battle for basic civil equality that has energized queers from coast to coast — whatever they think of the institution of marriage! Public support for… Read more »

In commemoration of Celia Hart (1963-2008)

September 10, 2008

The Freedom Socialist Party and Radical Women are deeply saddened to learn of the tragic deaths of Celia Hart Santamaría and her brother in a car accident on September 7 in Havana. We join in expressing our sincere condolences to their family and comrades. Celia Hart’s untimely death is a major loss for Trotskyism, socialist… Read more »