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On the 40th Anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion

a brief incomplete radical LGBTQ movement history   The Stonewall rebellion, which took place on June 28th, 1969, was the opening salvo of a radicalization of the gay liberation movement. The New York City police, in an attempt to shut … 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 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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On the Anniversary of the War: Bring All of Our Troops Home, From Iraq to AfghanistanSobre el Aniversario de la Guerra: Todas/os Soldados en Irak y Afganistán

The devastating occupation of Iraq is entering its seventh unjustifiable year. Young men and women who were eleven years old when the US invaded Afghanistan are now being deployed into combat there. With media coverage of the wars almost non-existent, … Continue reading

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The Question of Leadership and 21st Century SocialismLa Cuesti

The U.S. government has recently inaugurated a new president with all the pomp and flourishes that accompany the election of a president in this country.  All of the ceremony and ritual conveys a particular understanding of leadership developed under capitalism … Continue reading

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The Young and the Leftless: An Open Letter on OrganizationLa Juventud en Tiempos sin una Izquierda: Una Carta Abierta sobre Organización

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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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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As the Occupation of Iraq Enters 6th Year: It’s Got To Stop. We’ve Got To Stop It!

The Situation in the Middle East The threat of a US attack on Iran has come to the fore again. The forced retirement of Admiral Fallon as head of CentCom removes a leader of the majority in the high command … 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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The US Social Forum: Opportunities and Challenges for Left RefoundationEl Foro Social: Oportunidades y Desaf

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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