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Official Comrade Valentine’s Day Slogans

February 12, 2018 /

Freedom Road is proud to publish the official Comrade Valentine’s Day slogans for 2018. Translations into some of the many languages spoken by the world’s peoples will be forthcoming directly. Workers, Peasants, Students, Unite on February 14: Unfurl the scarlet

Which Way is Left?

October 3, 2017 /

Cover art adapted from a painting by Harlem Renaissance artist Aaron Douglas entitled Spirits Rising.   “Study because we will need all your intelligence. Agitate because we will need all your enthusiasm. Organize because we will need all your strength.”

Get a Rank & File Job! A Note to Young Activists

October 3, 2017 /

The student movement has been fertile ground for the left. Time away from the daily grind of work, exposure to a wide variety of ideas and experiences changed many people’s lives. Thirty years ago political activists coming out of college

MORENA and the Gasolinazo

August 9, 2017 /

Javier Bravo Guanajuato, México Bravo offers a brief history of the National Regeneration Movement, MORENA, Mexico’s broad-based left party, and he analyses the explosive mass response to President Peña Nieto’s hiking gas prices on December 28, 2016. He also expresses

El Gasolinazo y MORENA

August 9, 2017 /

por Javier Bravo Guanajuato, México Morena inició su actividad en 2009-2010 como un movimiento social orientado a la lucha contra la corrupción, la impunidad y el neoliberalismo, a apoyar a las candidaturas de presidente de la República, gobernadores, diputados de

Limpieza Étnica de Latinas/os

August 9, 2017 /

por Bill Gallegos Ha comenzado. Donald Trump prometió durante esta campaña y después de ser “elegido” para llevar a cabo un programa de limpieza étnica masiva, es decir, la deportación de más de 11 millones de indocumentadas/os, la abrumadora mayoría

Ethnic Cleansing of Latin@s

August 9, 2017 /

by Bill Gallegos It has begun. Donald Trump promised during this campaign and after he was “elected” to undertake a program of massive ethnic cleansing, that is the deportation of more than 11 million undocumented persons, the overwhelming majority of

Introduction to Latin@ Left Project

August 9, 2017 /

Photo credit: Tina Modotti Freedom Road Socialist Organization announces the launching of a new initiative, the Proyecto Izquierda Latina / Latin@ Left Project. In collaboration with friends in México, such as from MORENA, this project will publish articles that offer

Frente al Balance, Mañana

August 9, 2017 /

FRENTE AL BALANCE, MAÑANA Y cuando se haga el entusiasta recuento de nuestro tiempo, por los que todavía no han nacido, pero que se anuncian con su rostro más bondadoso, saldremos gananciosos los que más hemos sufrido de él. Y

Before the Scales, Tomorrow

August 9, 2017 /

And when the enthusiastic story of our time is told, for those who are yet to be born but announce themselves with more generous face, we will come out ahead —those who have suffered most from it. And that being

Karega Hart, presente!

July 26, 2017 /

Joe Navarro wrote this poem in June 2014 to commemorate the passing of Karega Hart, a beloved comrade and lifelong revolutionary. That Was Karega Anyone who knew Karega Knew that his baritone voice, even though soft, Was full of courage

¡Tim Thomas, Presente!

July 25, 2017 /

Tim Thomas (right) with family of Alan Blueford and community supporters on the one year anniversary of Blueford’s murder at the hands of OPD officer Miguel Masso. Priginally published April 21, 2016 by FRSO/OSCL National Executive Committee Please join us

On the Crisis of Socialism

July 21, 2017 /

Originally written May 1991, reaffirmed November 1997 With the collapse of Soviet-style “socialism” throughout Eastern Europe, the crushing of the 1989 democracy movement in China, and the general disarray of the Marxist left internationally, a phase of socialist experimentation has

Sobre la Crisis del Socialismo

July 21, 2017 /

Mayo de 1991 Con la caída del “socialismo” estilo-Soviético en toda Europa del Este, el aplastamiento del movimiento pro-democracia de 1989 en China, y el desorden general de la izquierda marxista en todo el mundo, una etapa de experimentación socialista

Rescue May Day

July 17, 2017 /

Photo credit: Joaquin Salvador Formento In spite of the rightist conservatives who lead the institutions and who fear activists and left militancy, in Mexico this May Day organized workers held independent marches and kept alive the commitment to continue the

Unity Statement on Ecological Justice

July 9, 2017 /

The following unity statement on Ecological Justice that was adopted at our January 2013 Congress.  With a strong focus on ecology and the necessity of left analysis and practice that centers and emphasizes ecology, the statement is the outcome of

The Mass Line: What It Is and How to Use It

July 9, 2017 /

While organizing people on the bus, I met a Black janitor who was very supportive of our work to fight for better buses and lowered fares, but thought that “immigrants” caused the bus fares to cost more. Instead of agreeing

Islands of Poverty in a Sea of Prosperity

July 9, 2017 /

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

Is My Union Gomperist?

July 9, 2017 /

(This piece was published in 2009)  The American Federation of Labor (AFL) leader for most of the early 20th century was Samuel Gompers, an English immigrant cigarmaker.  His strategy and method of unionism was so well-established that it has since

Points of Unity on Gender Liberation

June 18, 2017 /

Document Outline We are committed to full gender liberation. We live in a capitalist patriarchy fundamentally opposed to gender and sexual freedom. We must understand the current conjuncture of capitalist patriarchy. We use a feminist method combining theory and collective

Unity Statement

June 18, 2017 /

This is a statement of the principles that unite the members of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization, adopted June 1994. This statement represents our best understanding at this time of the important issues facing socialists in the United States. We