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The first socialist revolt established a workers’ state in Russia 1917. It is a roadmap for anyone determined to end corporate rule and income inequality today. Leon Trotsky, a co-leader with Lenin, wrote the definitive account as participant and leader: History of the Russian Revolution. Explore this inspiring story where the 99% rose up and won! Be part of a small group discussion and reading circle led by socialist feminists. Mondays, 7-8:30pm (next session May 28), or Wednesdays, 3p–4:30p (next…Find out more »
This collection of letters and articles by James P. Cannon, one of the founders of U.S. communism, focuses on the years 1918-1928. Cannon gives a personal overview of the Wobblies (Industrial Workers of the World) out of which he emerged, and goes on to describe the founding of the Communist Party, which was inspired by the 1917 Russian Revolution. In 1928 Cannon established the U.S. wing of the Trotskyist opposition movement, which split from Stalin’s bureaucratic and increasingly nationalist direction. …Find out more »
The Freedom Socialist Party invites you to participate in this upcoming study circle hosted by our sister organisation, Radical Women. Are you concerned about recent actions by bigots and white supremacists? Learn about the far right’s misogynist and racist agenda and how women have opposed it. Discuss why rightwing and neo-Nazi groups are growing and how we can stop them. Readings available for purchase at sessions. Everyone is welcome. Alternate Wednesdays, 15 & 29 August, 12 & 26 September, 10…Find out more »
Friday Night Speak Out In the U.S., the mainstream feminist leadership has made itself obsolete with a single-issue approach and dependence on the Democrats to make conditions better for women. A new movement is rising, led by grassroots feminists of color. It is tackling the multitude of issues standing in the way of full liberation, often with an anti-capitalist agenda. Public discussion will follow. Speakers: Kristina Lee, queer Black and Chinese American feminist and antifascist activist Norma Gallegos, queer Chicana…Find out more »
Can fascism happen here? What’s race and class got to do with it? The culture wars: who is winning? Speakers: Christina López Raised in the barrio in the right-to-work state of Arizona, López is a passionate immigrant rights activist, a leader in Radical Women, and a member of Teamsters Local 763. Chris Smith After escaping the “heartland” of Normal, Illinois, Smith became a revolutionary queer freedom fighter. He has led campaigns against AIDS hysteria, gay-bashers and white supremacists. Spaghetti dinner…Find out more »
Join the Freedom Socialist Party for our September monthly meeting. We’ll discuss and dissect current events from a socialist feminist perspective, form policy in our mass movement work, and organize ourselves to hit the streets. All are welcome. Dinner donation $10.00 FREEDOM HALL 113 W. 128th Street Between Malcolm X Blvd. (Lenox) & 7th Ave., Subways #2 & 3 to 125th St. For more information, call 212-222-0633 or email email@example.comFind out more »
How many more Black lives can we watch destroyed without justice? How many more guilty cops can we watch run free?
There is a grassroots campaign organizing for an Elected Civilian Review Board (ECRB) that would be empowered to discipline the NYPD and work with an Elected Special Prosecutor to bring justice to victims of police violence.
This is an exciting time to join the NYC Campaign for an Elected Civilian Review Board! Council member Inez Barron has become the primary sponsor for the bill. Come out to the next meeting to learn more and contribute your ideas on how to build the campaign.
We work together democratically and consciously build the participation and leadership of those most affected by police violence.
The Campaign needs street canvassers, social media help, writing, research help, and more!
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This book is a classic. Written by Lenin as a practical guide on the eve of the Russian Revolution, it’s still essential study for making the global overhaul so needed today. Lenin’s purpose was to correct distortions of Marxism that emerged in the international socialist movement. He explains the nature of the state and articulates what’s needed for the working class to take power, and then hold onto it. Session 1 — Wednesday, 24 October: Class society and the State…Find out more »
Having lost the vote in the marriage equality postal survey, the religious right is now focusing its homophobia and transphobia on policing the gender binary and peddling conversion therapy, while also foreshadowing possible new forms of discrimination under the guise of “religious freedoms.” Right wing nasties are organising and increasingly getting a hearing, reminding us that the fight for LGBTIQA+ liberation is far from over. What is behind this and how should we respond? Speaker: Alison Thorne — queer liberationist,…Find out more »