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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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May Day in a Time of CrisisEl Primero de Mayo en los Tiempos de Crisis

Every activist and organization that knows and cares about May Day continues to acknowledge the role of the immigrant rights movement in reviving the Workers holiday in the U.S.  The May 2006 demonstrations that brought millions into the streets in … Continue reading

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Talking Points on the Economic CrisisPuntos cr

As organizers in the labor movement, the oppressed nationality communities, and community based organizations and people movements, we are all looking for talking points to help make sense of the confusing and fast moving economic crisis. We offer these talking … 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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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 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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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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Looking toward the United States Social Forum

The last week in June 2007 — June 27th through July 1st to be exact – Atlanta, Georgia will be the site of the first-ever US Social Forum. The website of the US Social Forum declares: The US Social Forum … Continue reading

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Ted Allen and the Invention of the White Race

One of the ironies of recent politics is that while white mainstream journalists, pundits and ordinary people are more willing to acknowledge the existence of white privilege, some sections of the predominantly white socialist left remain resistant to it. Some … Continue reading

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