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First Thoughts On The USSF

I had to feel for the guys working at the shoeshine concession in Cobo Hall, Detroit’s mammoth convention center, the venue where the second United States Social Forum took place last week. They do okay at the normal run of … Continue reading

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RWIOT and Left Refoundation: Building a New Culture of the Left

Introduction This past August, two hundred self-identified revolutionaries gathered in Chicago for the Revolutionary Work In Our Times (RWIOT) Strategic Dialogue. Like the 2007 USSF workshop that sparked RWIOT and last year’s RWIOT Summer School, the driving force behind this … Continue reading

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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 US Left and the War in Afghanistan

We bring you a statement by the Revolutionary Association of Women of Afghanistan (dated October 2008; see the link below).  You may have already seen or read it.  We in FRSO/OSCL were in the process of drafting a statement on … 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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Towards African-American Unity and a Black United Front

"Power never takes a back step–only in the face of more power." "Dr. King wants the same thing I want–Freedom." –Malcolm X On what would have been Malcolm's eighty-third birthday, it is appropriate that we speak to the urgency for … Continue reading

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Doing Elections

Some recent controversy in connection with the statement on the US Presidential elections by Jamala Rogers posted on the FRSO website, along with a odd exchange that accompanied a piece that I wrote at The Black Commentator on the now-halted … Continue reading

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The 2008 Electoral Dilemma

Every four years the Left finds itself in roughly the same situation. Having paid little sustained attention to building a progressive, mass, relevant electoral initiative, the Left is confronted with Presidential campaigns that are presented to it rather than campaigns … 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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