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Newly translated into Spanish, this rousing 1978 piece by Radical Women co-founder and longtime Freedom Socialist Party leader Gloria Martin is a testament to the logic of socialism plus feminism.
Publicado originalmente en el “Boletín de debate de la Pre-Conferencia del Comité para un Partido Socialista Revolucionario (CRSP por sus siglas en inglés)”, por la cofundadora de Mujeres Radicales, Gloria Martin el 1º de octubre de 1978 A LOS 62 AÑOS, PUEDO REFLEXIONAR acerca de tantos años de discriminación y de amarga derrota frecuente por… Read more »
In the mean-spirited era of Trumpism, FSP offers a vision of government that is humanistic, compassionate, and meets people’s needs.
When representatives of the World Trade Organization swept into downtown Seattle at the end of November, they meant for their five-day Ministerial Round to entrench and expand “free trade” — the free ride of the biggest corporations at the expense of everyone else. Instead, the WTO meeting crashed and burned, thwarted by determined protesters in… Read more »
Leon Trotsky wrote The Death Agony of Capitalism and the Tasks of the Fourth International 62 years ago while living in exile in Mexico. Trotsky was a leader of the 1917 Russian Revolution and, as Commander in Chief of the Red Army, was pivotal in the defeat of the counter-revolutionary forces, backed by foreign invaders…. Read more »
Just weeks ago, travelling to the U.S., I had a dose of the “anti-terror” measures introduced as a result of the shocking events of 11 September 2001. From Melbourne onwards, each airport was effectively a military checkpoint. I particularly remember Honolulu, on the way home, where the only passengers pulled out of the line-up for… Read more »
Just how “democratic” is capitalist democracy? Not very! Howard was returned to office last election with less than 50% of the vote. Thatcher governed Britain for more than a decade — and never got more than 44% of the vote. Fight for fair electoral rules. Proportional representation, a system where parties are assigned seats based… Read more »
The Federal Government wants out of the “welfare business.” John Howard thinks that “the family” is the best provider of welfare. He would love to dump the entire responsibility for raising children and caring for the sick, the elderly and people with disabilities squarely onto the unpaid shoulders of women — if only he could… Read more »
Pat Gowens is an activist with the Milwaukee-based welfare rights organisation, Welfare Warriors. Alison Thorne spoke to Pat about the impact of Welfare Reform and resistance mounted by Welfare Warriors. How did Clinton’s 1996 “welfare reform” impact on welfare recipients? Welfare Reform has caused the loss of millions of dollars to poor communities, resulting in… Read more »