Posts in: theory

Taking on the big lie of “Right to Work”

April 2017

The Feb. 15 vote by workers at Boeing’s South Carolina Dreamliner plant against being represented by the Machinists union was portrayed in the press as another case of workers saying, “Union, No!” That’s not the whole story. Before the vote, Boeing saturated the airwaves with hype designed to scare their employees into rejecting unionization. Workers… Read more »

Standing on the edge of something big

January 2017

This document analyzes how world events over the last 100 years have led to the conditions of instability and polarization working and oppressed people in the U.S. are experiencing today. Drafted on behalf of the Freedom Socialist Party (FSP) National Committee in May 2016, it has been amended to incorporate additions and changes made by… Read more »

Durham-López campaign statement: Justice for Manuel Diaz and Joel Acevedo – Curb police violence with elected civilian review boards

July 27, 2012

For a downloadable copy of this statement, click here. [PDF, 101kB] The weekend of July 21 saw another chapter in the long history of racist police violence in Southern California, with Anaheim police shooting to death two young Latino men. The Freedom Socialist Party campaign of Stephen Durham for president and Christina López for vice… Read more »

Cuba: Imperiled and Defiant—Can the Revolution Survive?

March 2010

TABLE OF CONTENTS PREAMBLE INTRODUCTION THE ECONOMY Incursions by Foreign Capital CHARACTER OF THE STATE APPARATUS Bureaucraticism Trumps Workers Democracy THE PROGRAM AND GOALS OF THE CUBAN COMMUNIST PARTY A Study in Contradiction CUBAN MASS ORGANIZATIONS A Force for Democracy or Handmaidens of the State Apparatus? OTHER VIEWS FROM THE LEFT Polarized Perspectives CONCLUSION PREAMBLE… Read more »

An answer to the crisis: 10-point program of the Freedom Socialist Party

June 2015

No more bailouts for bankers & speculators. Open the books. Nationalize the banking and insurance industries, under the control of workers! • Make public the results of worker audits of allegedly bankrupt and failing companies. • Send corporate crooks to jail, including predatory lenders. Redirect war spending into social services. Redirect the Pentagon’s $500-plus billion… Read more »

Open Letter to Walter Lippman of CubaNews Listserv

December 4, 2009

Walter Lippmann Editor, CubaNews listserv Los Angeles, California Dear Walter, You recently disseminated Dr. Susan Williams’ article “Cuba’s Fate: Balanced on a Razor’s Edge” from the September/October issue of the Freedom Socialist newspaper. In your introduction to the posting, you make a point of having been a Trotskyist at some unhappy time in the past… Read more »