Posts in: socialism

Why Socialist Feminism?

One answer is that trying to reform capitalism so that it is “kinder and gentler” is a dead end.

Russia 1917: The spark that lit a world revolution

February 2018

Excerpts from two speeches that celebrate what workers and peasants won by making the Russian Revolution and that draw valuable lessons for radicals today.

On the eve of revolution: Trotsky in New York City, 1917

June 2017

One hundred years ago Russian insurrectionist Leon Trotsky landed in New York with his wife and two sons. A political refugee for over a decade, Trotsky had been forced out of Germany, France, Switzerland and Spain. The Allied powers in World War I already raging in Europe were afraid Trotsky’s tireless opposition to the war… Read more »

Engels on matriarchy: modern science agrees

June 2017

Since retiring as FSP National Secretary, I’ve been auditing classes at nearby University of Washington in order to learn what science has uncovered in the half-century since my student days. I especially want to satisfy an itch to understand the origins of human behaviors. Last quarter, in a class on evolutionary psychology, I was astounded… Read more »

Tribute to gay rights pioneer Tamara Turner

June 2017

A foremother of the LGBTQ movement, Tamara Turner graduated from the anti-gay 1950s school of hard knocks. She played a crucial role in shaping the Freedom Socialist Party’s (FSP) groundbreaking program for queer liberation. She was a historian of the gay movement, an ardent bibliophile, and a brilliant satirist who filled her 77 years with… Read more »

Freedom Socialist $100,000 Fund Drive

June 2017

With the support of its readers, the Freedom Socialist (FS) is on a roll. As of mid-May, donors have contributed a stupendous $75,517 to the newspaper’s March-June fundraising campaign. Muchas gracias to everyone who has dug deep into their pockets to keep this voice of socialist feminism publishing. It is a vast understatement to say… Read more »