Posts in: socialism

Why I joined the Freedom Socialist Party

June 2017

I first came across the Freedom Socialist Party at an anti-war rally in New York City in the spring of 2011 where I got into a discussion with a party member selling the Freedom Socialist newspaper. We talked about fracking, an issue I was actively protesting at the time, and he suggested that we organize… Read more »

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 »

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 la Reagrupación Internacional Revolucionaria 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 »