people of color

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 »

Still No Justice, Still No Peace!: For an elected, civilian police review board in Portland! Justice for Aaron Campbell!

February 19, 2010

The Freedom Socialist Party stands with communities of color, unionists, immigrants, sexual minorities, the poor and homeless, feminists, activists, and all victims of police violence in the wake of the shameful and racist killing of Aaron Campbell by Portland Police Officer Ronald Frashour.   We commend the community organizing that the Albina Ministerial Alliance and other… Read more »

Let us return to the source! In quest of a humanism for the 21st century

February 11, 2010

Alexander is a long-time Trotskyist socialist who was imprisoned with Mandela and is a leader of the Workers Organization for Socialist Action (South Africa) in Cape Town. This address was delivered on the occasion of the Annual Sipho Maseko Memorial Lecture, University of the Western Cape, 8 October 2009. I It was with much pleasure… Read more »

Malcolm X: Words to inspire and heal

February 2015

February 21, 2015 marks 50 years since the assassination of Malcolm X—an extraordinary revolutionary leader, organizer and teacher. Malcolm’s clearheaded, uncompromising advocacy of Black liberation armed African Americans with tactics to fight oppression in the mid-1960s and moved this country and the world to new heights of race and political consciousness. Malcolm’s searing analysis of… Read more »

Obama’s New Policy Toward Cuba: The Threat Behind the Opening Door

December 2014

President Obama announced on Wednesday the most sweeping changes in U.S. policy toward Cuba since institution of the embargo over 50 years ago. He characterized the harsh economic sanctions and attempts to isolate the nation diplomatically as a failure of U.S. policy. This policy-shift caps months of secret negotiations with the government of Raúl Castro…. Read more »

Gran jurado de Ferguson apuntala un sistema podrido, racist

diciembre de 2014

El lunes, 24 de noviembre el Fiscal del Condado de St. Louis Robert McCulloch anunció el veredicto que muchos temían, pero esperaban: policía Darren Wilson de Ferguson no sería acusado por el asesinato de Michael Brown de 18 años de edad. La decisión de no presentar ni una sola carga contra Wilson por dispararle a… Read more »

Ferguson grand jury props up a rotten, racist system

December 2014

On Monday, November 24, St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch announced the verdict that many had feared but expected: Ferguson cop Darren Wilson would not be indicted for the murder of 18-year-old Michael Brown. The failure to level a single charge against Wilson for shooting an unarmed Black teenager caused universal outrage at the… Read more »

Excerpts from F.S.P. Statement on Black Power

November 1966

Support Black Power — Defend Civil Rights Militants The concept of Black Power has been used as an excuse for a national campaign against the Negro militants and a national conspiracy to destroy SNCC. Bayard Rustin says he is “for” Black Power — “but not like the SNCC and CORE.” Dr. King is “for” Black… Read more »

FSP Conference Resolution on Native Americans

Fall 1976

The April, 1976 Tenth Anniversary Conference of the Freedom Socialist Party featured an extensive discussion of the Native American movement for self-determination. The last issue of the Freedom Socialist contained a brief summary of the major point of that discussion. The summary expresses the FSP’s basic programmatic approach to the Indian struggle and reaffirms its… Read more »

Return of the Native, 1976

Fall 1976

Before issuing the injunction ordering the Puyallups to leave Cascadia, Judge Morrell Sharp lashed out at the tribe with classic petty bourgeois indignation over its “aggression” against the State of Washington. “It’s like taking over your neighbor’s house and then telling them that they’ll have to sue you to get it back,” intoned this dignitary…. Read more »