Posts in: theory

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.

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 »

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 »

How NOT to fight the right

October 2017

This rally was organized by the International Socialist Organization, Democratic Socialists of America, and Workers’ Voice/La Voz de los Trabajadores, who encouraged everyone to gather at a nearby park rather than directly confront the far right. Socialist Alternative and Socialist Action were among its endorsers.

What radicals today can learn from the Russian Revolution

October 2017

A century ago, millions of working people were dying so that the richest capitalist countries could carve up the globe among them. In Russia, the people were suffering wartime deaths and starvation on top of suffocating repression by an all-powerful monarchy. On International Women’s Day 1917 (in February by the old Russian calendar), women textile… Read more »

En dónde estamos y cómo llegamos aquí

junio ​​de 2017

Publicamos fragmentos del documento titulado “Standing on the Edge of Something Big” (“Estamos ante algo grande”), emitido por la convención del FSP de septiembre de 2016. Estas secciones analizan la naturaleza económica y política de estos tiempos y la historia que condujo a la realidad actual. Otras examinan el decline de la democracia capitalista; las… Read more »