Category Archives: US Left & Left Refoundation

Social Movements and the Movement for Socialism: No Pat Analysis, No Pat Solutions

    Throughout the left in the U.S., people have come to a greater awareness of a left presence in the social movements. For theoretical consideration the concepts of “social movement left” and “party left” have been developed. Like any … Continue reading

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The New Strategy to Rebuild a Healthy Left!

I originally wrote this in 2004 but decided to update it during this period of economic crisis which many people (revolutionaries, organizers, social movement forces, and masses of people in general) will face on a personal level.  I believe that … Continue reading

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How Do We Take This Bad Boy Off? A Thesis Statement on Social Transformation in the United States

I. The Conditions We Face—Neo-Liberalism: The Imperialism of the 21st Century A. Neo-liberalism became the ideological orientation for the dramatic reorganization of global capitalism. Unfolding in earnest since the mid-1970’s, this reorganization—generally called globalization—includes features like the electronic revolution (aided … Continue reading

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The Young and the Leftless: An Open Letter on Organization

The following letter, written by young members of FRSO/OSCL, is an attempt to bridge the generation gap on the question of organization. In our years of work in mass movements and Left organizations, we have found that the questions, and … Continue reading

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The Life of the Party: Thoughts on What We Are Trying To Build

With the publication of Which Way is Left?, the Freedom Road Socialist Organization takes an important step in advancing a strategy for a realignment and refoundation of the revolutionary Left. Central to this notion is the idea that it is … Continue reading

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Introducing Our New Strategy Document: “Which Way Is Left?”

Since the beginning of 2007, the period since FRSO/OSCL's most recent congress, our organization's strategy has been different from any in the past. In the previous three-year period between FRSO/OSCL congresses (2003-2006), the US Left faced chaotic and quickly changing … Continue reading

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The US Social Forum: A Historic Breakthrough for the Left

"We lived in the future for a few days, the US Social Forum was like a revolutionary society." "Felt like I died and went to progressive heaven." "In my 40 years of activism I've never experienced anything like it in … Continue reading

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Mp3 Recording of Building Revolutionary Strategy Workshop Available

At the US Social Forum one of the most popular workshops was titled "Building Revolutionary Strategy and Organization in the 21st Century: A Multi-Generational Dialogue." This session was hosted by five organizations: Freedom Road Socialist Organization/Organización Socialista del Camino para … Continue reading

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USSF Reflections: Diverse and Advanced, But How Deep?

The numbers of people present, combined with their composition and demographics, were the most dramatic positive highlight of the US Social Forum in Atlanta at the end of June. From where we were, over half of those present were young, … Continue reading

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The US Social Forum: Opportunities and Challenges for Left Refoundation

What do the uniting slogan of the US Social Forum (USSF)–“Another world is possible, another US is necessary”–and the social forum itself tell us about progressive movements and the Left in the United States today? As a contribution to the … Continue reading

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