Grace Carlson: Unsung Hero of the Early Trotskyist Movement

Grace Carlson was the only female member of the Socialist Workers Party (SWP) (predecessor organization of Socialist Action) to be convicted and sentenced under the notorious anti-communist Smith Act of 1940. She was sentenced to sixteen months in the Federal Correctional Facility For Women in Alderson, West Virginia. The trial and convictions of the 17 male leaders of the SWP is a well known part of Trotskyist history. All 18 leaders were  convicted of allegedly trying to overthrow the U.S. government by force and violence on the eve of the U.S entrance into World War II . (See “Socialism On Trial” by James P. Cannon).

On the 110th Anniversary of IWD: For Feminism and Socialism!

·         The statement below was presented by Socialist Action Treasurer Elizabeth Byce to lead off the SA webcast on March 4, 2021. A women's conference of the Socialist International in Copenhagen in 1910 launched International Women's Day globally in 1911.  Trotskyist parties,…

WEBCAST: The Sport and Prey of Capitalists: How the Rich Are Stealing Canada’s Public Wealth

Thursday, March 18   4 p.m. PT, 7 p.m. EST, “The Sport and Prey of Capitalists: How the Rich Are Stealing Canada's Public Wealth” (published 2019) with author Linda McQuaig.  Host: Elizabeth Byce.   Discussants:  John Orrett in Thornhill and Emily Steers…

Workers Action Movement Conference

Watch here: https://youtu.be/djQD5ExQ4Ks Join us for the first cross country Workers Action Movement (WAM) Conference which will take place online on Sunday, February 28, starting at 10 a.m. PST (Vancouver), 11 a.m. MST (Edmonton), 12 noon CST (Winnipeg), 1 p.m.…