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¡Saludos! Greetings to the FSP convention from Mexico

December 2016

Excerpts from greetings by the Partido Obrero Socialista. Revolutionary Marxists in Mexico and around the world have things to learn from FSP that are essential for constructing our own parties, including the role of women workers. This is reflected in FSP’s advocacy of socialist feminism and in the intelligent, patient and enthusiastic leadership of FSP… Read more »

Highlights from FSP’s political resolution ‘‘Standing on the Edge of Something Big’’

February 2017

Following are excerpts from the Freedom Socialist Party document “Standing on the Edge of Something Big,” adopted at FSP’s September 2016 convention. These sections analyze the political and economic nature of the times and the history leading up to today’s reality. Others examine the decline of capitalist democracy; the 2016 elections; the upsurge in class… Read more »

Class: it’s where we find our strength

February 2017

Analyzing the reasons why Donald Trump “won” the 2016 election is in part an exercise in absurdity, since Hillary Clinton attracted about three million more votes than he did. Still, enough people chose Donald Trump to give him an Electoral College majority, and that is what counts in not-so-democratic U.S. politics. Many people in the… Read more »

Labor Weather Report for April 2017

April 2017

February 2017 — Strike vote — 81 percent! For the first time ever AFSCME Council 31, representing 38,000 Illinois state workers, authorized a strike. Since their contract ran out in July 2015, the union has fought against Gov. Rauner’s demand for a four year pay freeze and doubling health insurance costs. February 2017 — South… Read more »

Freedom Socialist Letters to the Editor — April 2017

April 2017

HERE WE ARE Analysis accessible “Where we are and how we got here” [Vol. 38, No. 1] is concise and accessible and it offers an analysis of the last hundred years that you could expect from scholars studying, with the clarity of distant hindsight and dispassion, the events of half a millennium ago. Mainstream analysts,… 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 »

Saludos a la convención del Partido Obrero Socialista de México

Agosto de 2016

¡El FSP cumple 50 años! Este hecho es un acontecimiento, un motivo de celebración para el FSP, para el POS y para todos los socialistas revolucionarios. La larga vida de su partido significa que su fundación nunca fue un capricho sino la decisión valiente y audaz de un puñado de militantes que le dieron cimientos… Read more »