Tag Archives: Freedom Socialist Party

Freedom Socialist Party: Seattle Tenants Mobilize Against Massive Rent Hikes

From Gina Petry in the Freedom Socialist newspaper:

Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) is pushing a proposal called “Stepping Forward” that could kick many low-income tenants out of their homes. The plan would raise rent for households with at least one “work-able” adult: anyone between 24-61 who does not have a disability that prevents them from holding a job.… Read more ...

Freedom Socialist Party: Ferguson Grand Jury Props Up a Rotten, Racist System

From the Freedom Socialist Party:

On Monday, November 24, St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch announced the verdict that many had feared but expected: Ferguson cop Darren Wilson would not be indicted for the murder of 18-year-old Michael Brown. The failure to level a single charge against Wilson for shooting an unarmed Black teenager caused universal outrage at the utter disregard for the lives of African Americans.… Read more ...

Freedom Socialist Party Supports a $20/Hour Minimum Wage, Posts $13/Hour Job Listing

From Ben Swann:

The website of Seattle’s Freedom Socialist Party lists its most recent presidential candidate Stephen Durham’s political positions, which include the party’s effort to “raise the minimum wage to $20 an hour.” The group also avidly supported a successful push for a $15-per-hour minimum wage in Seattle, which passed this year.… Read more ...

Freedom Socialist Party 2014 Convention Report

From Freedom Socialist August-September 2014 – Volume 35, No. 4:

A world to win, a planet to save

Susan Williams
August 2014

From May 24 to 27, U.S. Freedom Socialist Party (FSP) members, friends, and international allies came together in Los Angeles to discuss the economic and environmental disasters threatening humanity — and what to do about them.… Read more ...

Freedom Socialist Party to Hold Open Meeting on Iraq, Gaza

From the party:

You’re invited to a meeting of the Freedom Socialist Party featuring discussions on two key topics:

First we’ll take a critical look at the recent combustion of sectarian rage in Iraq, tracing its relation to war and occupation and the role played by the American government. For background on this issue, you can read more at “Fundamentalist onslaught in Iraq: made in USA”

The meeting will also include an update on Israeli aggression in Gaza and a discussion of actions here to support Palestinians.… Read more ...

Freedom Socialist Party: End the Israeli Assault on Palestine

From the moment three Israeli teens disappeared on June 12, the Israeli government declared the Palestinian organization Hamas guilty and launched a revenge campaign on the West Bank. Soldiers sealed off entire towns, arrested more than 800, invaded homes, killed several Palestinians, and incited rightwing anti-Arab mobs in the streets of East Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.… Read more ...

Freedom Socialist Party: Seattle’s Fight for $15/Hour

Originally published in Freedom Socialist newspaper, June-July 2014 – Volume 35, No. 3

By Linda Averill

When the small city of SeaTac passed a $15 minimum wage initiative in November 2013, it heightened the hopes of all those fast-food strikers and other labor protesters over the last few years.

Just a few miles north of SeaTac, the election of socialist Kshama Sawant to the Seattle City Council on a platform that included the $15/hour demand fueled the fire.… Read more ...

Upcoming Freedom Socialist Party Convention in Vibrant Los Angeles: Four Days of Strategizing for Change

By Andrea Bauer

The weather may be balmy in sunny Los Angeles, but the political climate is anything but.

Police are targeting immigrants, unionists, and radicals; 58,000 people are homeless, 30 percent of them women; the right wing is in a frenzy over LGBT rights; and the doors of education are closed to many young people of color, while the doors of the prison-industrial complex are wide open.… Read more ...

Freedom Socialist Party New Year’s Greetings for 2014

Dear Friends,

Here’s wishing you and yours a revolutionary New Year in 2014!

From the vantage point of the window of the Freedom Socialist Party (FSP) National Office in Seattle, it would have been hard not to notice the fresh winds of dissent gaining strength

Locally, a series of hopeful events have taken place in recent months.… Read more ...

Freedom Socialist Party: A Bold Step Forward for Socialist Solidarity

Left to right: Hugo Cedeño, Núcleo por un Partido Revolucionario Internacionalista (NUPORI); Guerry Hoddersen, Stephen Durham, Bob Price, Freedom Socialist Party (FSP); Cuauhtémoc Ruiz, Partido Obrero Socialista (POS). Credit: FS

After a three-day meeting in New York City July 10-13, 2013, the Partido Obrero Socialista (Mexico), the Freedom Socialist Party (U.S.)… Read more ...

Leaked Recording Reveals How PSL Cut Socialist Candidates from the California Ballot

Originally posted to Freedom Socialist newspaper (Vol. 34, No. 6) by Megan Cornish

Many thanks to Monica Hill for this news.

In an ongoing refrain, unallied radicals regularly plead with socialist parties to join forces in electoral and other campaigns. The Freedom Socialist Party (FSP) urges this too, and practices it when able.… Read more ...

FSP: Trans and Gender Diverse Liberation: A socialist feminist journey

From the Freedom Socialist Party website
August 2013

The heroes of the 1969 rebellion at the Stonewall Inn in New York certainly weren’t shy about who they were! Prominent in their ranks were sex workers and those who we would today call trans and gender diverse. They fought alongside other working class queers of colour.… Read more ...