It is possible to change the world but the first step is to understand it. For that a Marxist education is needed.
The FSP is devoted to nurturing working class intellectuals who understand capitalism as a living organism that produces the necessities of life in a specific way and in a specific historical time. Capitalism is not the only way to meet human needs or even the best way. It doesn't rest on freedom but compulsion of a class of people who have no other way to feed and clothe ourselves than to hire out our labor (physical and/or mental). To learn more about this system check out the resources below.
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The FSP publishes study guides on The Communist Manifesto, History of American Trotskyism, and History of American Labor Struggles—1877-1934 to name a few. Click here to see them.
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The family of James Lee Allen is asking for help in getting a posthumous pardon for Allen from the state of Georgia. In 1946 Allen, a Black teen, was executed. He was 14 years old when he “confessed” to the crime of raping a white woman. Since exoneration, justice, mercy and closure were extinguished on Nov. 15, 1946, his family now seeks reconciliation.
Mons, 3:00-4:30 pm beginning July 11
Capital by Karl Marx
Mons, 7:00-8:30 pm beginning July 11
Fascism and Big Business by Daniel Guerin
Mondays, 6:30-8:00 pm
Democracy and Revolution by George Novack
Wed, 17 August, 6:30 pm
Freedom Socialist Party meeting: Understanding why speculative bubbles burst