Posts in: socialism

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 »

Revolucionarios se reúnen en la Ciudad de México

diciembre de 2017

Las divisiones en el movimiento trotskista han debilitado las luchas de la clase trabajadora en todo el planeta. El Comité por el Reagrupamiento International Revolucionario fue fundado hace cuatro años para abordar el tema de la crisis y para reunir a partidos revolucionarios de diferentes tradiciones para defender a los más explotados y oprimidos. El… Read more »

10-point program of the Freedom Socialist Party

October 2017

No more bailouts for bankers & speculators. Open the books. Nationalize banking and insurance under the management of workers’ committees. • Let workers audit allegedly failing companies; make the results public. • Send corporate crooks to jail. Redirect war spending. Put the Pentagon’s $700 billion-plus budget into retraining soldiers and workers for peacetime production and… Read more »

Letters to the Editor – October 2017

October 2017

POLITICAL PRISONER Punished with solitary Jaan K. Laaman, long-time anti-imperialist political prisoner, is still locked down in segregation (minimum of 23 hours per day in a 6’×9′ cell). Jaan has been in “segregation” for months simply for issuing two statements, a clear violation of free speech and human rights. He is being threatened with transfer… Read more »

Why I joined the Freedom Socialist Party

October 2017

In my roughly 35 years on the far left, I’ve been around, in, and interested in a myriad of Trotskyist organizations. It’s been about twenty years since I was able to participate in one, due to various life demands and other exigencies, but my interest has never flagged. Lately, with the Trump election, the events… Read more »