Category Archives: Our Strategy, Theory, and Vision

Interview: Ajamu Dillahunt, Long-Time Civil Rights Organizer

This interview originally appeared in Scalawag magazine. Jonathan Michels: You are a part of the New Great Migration of African Americans from the North who moved back down to the South following the Civil Rights Movement. Why did you decide … Continue reading

Posted in Movement History, Oppressed Nationalities

Black Lives Matter from the Miserable City of Toledo

While national attention has focused on Black Lives Matter movement hot spots like Ferguson, New York City and Baltimore, all over the country people have seized this historic moment to develop organizations of struggle and resistance. This story by Mike … Continue reading

Posted in Oppressed Nationalities, Police & Prisons

After Murder and Church Burnings: Organize the South! Black Lives Matter!

On June 17th, Dylann Roof, a 21 year old white man, entered Mother Emanuel AME Church, a pivotal institution in the Black liberation struggle in Charleston, South Carolina. He joined the evening’s prayer meeting. An hour later he took out … Continue reading

Posted in NEC Statements, Oppressed Nationalities

Reflections on Podemos and Izquiera Unida in Spain

In preparation for a trip to Spain, I decided to read up on the left there. I was most anxious to check out Podemos, since both they and Syriza, have made big splashes on the world scene and would seem … Continue reading

Posted in International Solidarity

Islands of Poverty in a Sea of Prosperity

It’s now commonly accepted that a person’s zip code is the best predictor of how healthy a person is and will be. And what determines your zip code? Income, wealth – and the racialized public policies and practices over generations … Continue reading

Posted in Intersecting Oppressions, Oppressed Nationalities

A Eduardo con cariño

“To publish Eduardo Galeano is to publish the enemy: the enemy of lies, indifference, above all of forgetfulness. His tenderness is devastating, his truthfulness, furious.” – John Berger The great writer Eduardo Galeano who died on April 14 at 74 … Continue reading

Posted in International Solidarity, Presente!

“It Could Have Happened Anywhere”: On the Frontlines in Ferguson with Jamala Rogers

This is the first of three interviews FRSO/OSCL will be posting this month with women who have played an important part in the eruption of struggle initially triggered by the people of Ferguson, Missouri in response to the murder of … Continue reading

Posted in Oppressed Nationalities, Police & Prisons

International Lessons of El Caracazo

The media, left, right and center, is awash in opinion pieces and analyses of the recent Greek negotiations with the Euro zone and IMF about paying down the Greek debt. Did the recent temporary accord represent a total defeat of … Continue reading

Posted in International Solidarity

Principles and perspectives on the revolutionary process

The following theses are the result of a lengthy process of research and discussion carried out by Freedom Road Socialist Organization. We view it not as the end point of that discussion but rather as a living document, reflecting our thinking … Continue reading

Posted in Our Strategy, Theory, and Vision, US Left & Left Refoundation

Work Twice as Hard to be Equal

When I was a kid, my Chinese parents used to say to me (as they sat me in front of my homework while my white friends were out playing), “You not White!  You work twice as hard to be equal!”  … Continue reading

Posted in Economic Crisis, Intersecting Oppressions, Oppressed Nationalities