Join the effort to promote FRSO’s political agenda
To obtain a copy of the new FRSO program book, contact your local FRSO organizers. If you are not in an area where FRSO has an organized district, you can order a copy at tinyurl.com/buyfrsoprogram
Comrades and friends,
Freedom Road Socialist Organization’s political program is printed in book form. This is something all revolutionaries will want to read and consider. It deals directly with the enemy we face, the conditions we face, and most importantly, what must be done to move forward.
FRSO members and supporters should do everything possible and practical to promote it among the advanced activists with whom we work side by side, in the many movements we work to build. We welcome comments from anyone who is serious about change in this country.
Large sections of the program were adopted at the 9th FRSO Congress held several months ago – including an updated analysis of the decline of monopoly capitalism and our socialist future. Other parts of the program we adopted some time ago, and it can be added that we are still developing additional parts of the program that deal with the immediate demands of the population. As the program is completed, new editions will be released.
FRSO is an organization that gets things done. We work hard to build people’s struggle. Our experience in the struggle in workplaces and communities, as well as large mass mobilizations – including many mass demonstrations during the George Floyd rebellion – have given us a clear idea of the need for a declaration clear and clean from our points of view.
This experience of collective application of the science of Marxism-Leninism in the context of a real sharpening of the fundamental contradictions in the United States nourished the writing of the program. As we note in the program’s introduction, “The Freedom Road Socialist Organization’s political program was born out of a long process of fighting the class enemy, building popular movements, and carrying out studies and analyzes of the conditions we live in. The purpose of knowing the world is to change the world, and this program is a statement of what the working and oppressed in this country want and need, and what it will take to get there.
The tasks of revolutionaries
The program also addresses the relationship between reform and revolution, stating,
“This system of exploitation and injustice cannot be reformed. We want better lives – that’s exactly what we fight for. At every stage, we try to win everything that can be won, to raise the level of struggle and to organize our collective movement. But we are also doing something else: we are building an organization of revolutionaries to bring down this monster. The capitalists give with a pipette and take back with an earth-moving machine. We cannot reform our way to a better way of life. We must bring the hammer of revolution to the chains of oppression.
It is about building the struggle of the people. But we also want to build the kind of organization that can overthrow capitalism.
The section of the program dealing with our strategy for the revolution brings out these points,
“For revolutionary change to take place in the United States, three conditions must be met. First, the broad masses of people – the workers, the oppressed nationalities and others who are held back by the monopoly capitalists – must come to the conclusion that they are incapable of living in the old way and must be prepared to fight for bring the old order to an end. Second, the ruling class must be in a real crisis, where it is divided against itself and unable to carry on business as usual. And, finally, there must be a strong revolutionary organization, a communist party that can navigate complex political situations and can lead the struggle to establish the political power of the working class.
The long-term plan for change in the United States is summarized in the program like this,
“Our basic strategy for revolution and socialism is to build a united front against the monopoly capitalist class, under the leadership of the working class and its political party, with a strategic alliance between the multinational working class and the oppressed nationalities in the world. heart of this united alliance. front.
“Identifying our real friends and our real enemies is a first step towards building a united front against monopoly capitalism. To carry out this analysis, we must understand the different classes, nationalities and social groups in American society, identify the forces whose interests are mainly opposed to the monopoly capitalists and take a look at the specificities of our society.
“It is paramount to grasp the fact that the United States is a country where entire nationalities – African Americans, Chicanos and Latinos, Asian Americans, Indigenous peoples, including Native Hawaiians, Arab Americans and others within US borders – are bound by chains of national oppression. Real and total equality, liberation and self-determination become possible with the destruction of monopoly capitalism.
The socialist goal
We have goals. We look at capitalism and say we can do better than that. Capitalism is a failing system.
The program speaks to these goals by stating, “Socialism is the political power of the working class, and this power is the hammer to remake society from top to bottom. Above all, the resistance of the capitalists and their supporters must be broken. In the long run, power is needed to ensure that society continues to advance and develop, and that the working class can meet those who might challenge it, at home or abroad. We will continue the class struggle until there are no more classes.
let’s spread the word
The rapid growth of FRSO confirms the fact that we are in a time when many are looking for a serious revolutionary organization. We are exactly that. When we speak of revolution, we mean it. We talk about our class overthrowing the exploiters and oppressors.
Our program deserves reflection and we should put ourselves in the hands of those with whom we fight. Workers and the oppressed have a bright future. The FRSO’s political program helps to light the way to get there. Let’s promote it!