socialism

Programa del CRIR

December 2013

Después de haberse reunido en la Ciudad de Nueva York del 10 al13 de julio de 2013, el Partido Obrero Socialista (México), el Freedom Socialist Party (EU) y el Núcleo por un Partido Revolucionario Internacionalista (República Dominicana), fundaron el Comité por el Reagrupamiento International Revolucionario (CRIR) que se fundamenta en el siguiente programa. 1. Ante… Read more »

Leaked recording reveals how Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL) cut socialist candidates from the California ballot

December 2013

In an ongoing refrain, unallied radicals regularly plead with socialist parties to join forces in electoral and other campaigns. The Freedom Socialist Party (FSP) urges this too, and practices it when able. Left cooperation based on shared ideas reaches greater numbers of workers looking for solutions to crises besetting them. But many parties are too… Read more »

Sign of the times: Kshama Sawant of Socialist Alternative unseats Seattle Democrat

December 2013

Seattle is a town that Microsoft billionaires and Democratic Party politicians assumed was their own. Well, the 2013 elections proved them wrong. In a game-changing upset, socialist Kshama Sawant won a seat on Seattle’s City Council, defeating 16-year incumbent and Democratic Party stalwart, Richard Conlin. While the election will be certified after the Freedom Socialist… Read more »

Tortured by government dysfunction? End the pain with a workers’ party!

December 2013

The sky is no longer falling — the 16-day government shutdown ended after costing the economy an estimated $24 billion and furloughing 800,000 workers. But don’t relax just yet. Another round of manufactured and senseless crises are on the way. And attacks on unions, workers, and the poor continue. The next roller-coaster ride begins on… Read more »

Committee for a Revolutionary International Regroupment (CRIR) — A bold step forward for socialist solidarity

December 2013

After a three-day meeting in New York City July 10-13, 2013, the Partido Obrero Socialista (Mexico), the Freedom Socialist Party (U.S.) and the Núcleo por un Partido Revolucionario Internacionalista (Dominican Republic) decided to launch a regroupment project of revolutionary organizations based on the following program. Statement and Platform 1. First and foremost, we are internationalists…. Read more »

Electoral breakthrough for Argentine Left

December 2013

Disgusted voters across Argentina dumped establishment politicians on the Oct. 27, 2013 ballot and chose instead some real-live socialist candidates from the Workers Left Front (FIT). FIT won three national deputies for the provinces of Mendoza, Salta, and Buenos Aires, and another eight deputies in different provincial parliaments. Not surprisingly, the highest number of votes… Read more »

Freedom Socialist newspaper Letters to the Editor, February 2014

February 2014

SOCIALIST CANDIDATES Dangers of reformism Your recent article, “Sign of the times: Kshama Sawant of Socialist Alternative unseats Seattle Democrat” [Vol. 34, No. 6], does an excellent job of connecting this local victory to the wider struggle. I particularly like how Linda Averill points out the dangers of reformism and opportunism. I’m familiar with Socialist… Read more »

Leon Lewin, 1920–2013

February 2014

On Sept. 28, one day before his 93rd birthday, Leon Lewin passed away. A Trotskyist and unionist, he was an active member of the International Typographical Union and a long-time friend of the Freedom Socialist Party (FSP). After moving to Seattle in 1969, Lewin worked at the Seattle Times until his retirement in 1987. Lewin… Read more »