Excerpts from two speeches that celebrate what workers and peasants won by making the Russian Revolution and that draw valuable lessons for radicals today.
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New Year’s Greetings from the Freedom Socialist Party: A Salute to the Fighters of 2017 and Those in the Wings
Let’s open 2018 like we opened 2017 — with a roar!
With the support of its readers, the Freedom Socialist (FS) is on a roll. As of mid-May, donors have contributed a stupendous $75,517 to the newspaper’s March-June fundraising campaign. Muchas gracias to everyone who has dug deep into their pockets to keep this voice of socialist feminism publishing. It is a vast understatement to say… Read more »
I first came across the Freedom Socialist Party at an anti-war rally in New York City in the spring of 2011 where I got into a discussion with a party member selling the Freedom Socialist newspaper. We talked about fracking, an issue I was actively protesting at the time, and he suggested that we organize… Read more »
One hundred years ago Russian insurrectionist Leon Trotsky landed in New York with his wife and two sons. A political refugee for over a decade, Trotsky had been forced out of Germany, France, Switzerland and Spain. The Allied powers in World War I already raging in Europe were afraid Trotsky’s tireless opposition to the war… Read more »
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 »
A foremother of the LGBTQ movement, Tamara Turner graduated from the anti-gay 1950s school of hard knocks. She played a crucial role in shaping the Freedom Socialist Party’s (FSP) groundbreaking program for queer liberation. She was a historian of the gay movement, an ardent bibliophile, and a brilliant satirist who filled her 77 years with… Read more »
The ISO’s behavior doesn’t match its bold talk.
One hundred years later, Trotsky’s History of the Russian Revolution is still the most compelling narrative of that world-shaking event.
Las divisiones en el movimiento trotskista han debilitado las luchas de la clase trabajadora en todo el planeta. El Comité por el Reagrupamiento International Revolucionario fue fundado hace cuatro años para abordar el tema de la crisis y para reunir a partidos revolucionarios de diferentes tradiciones para defender a los más explotados y oprimidos. El… Read more »