About RISocialism.org

We are pleased to announce the re-launch of risocialism.org, a forum for the left voices in Rhode Island. We intend to report, analyze, and promote class and social struggles in and around our state. While our touchstone is revolutionary Marxism, we welcome contributions from all radical left and revolutionary perspectives. We are staunchly opposed to the Democratic Party from the left, and we see it as the major barrier to the development of an independent expression of working-class politics in Rhode Island and throughout the U.S.

Beyond this basic political task, we have another goal, namely to assess our experiences and develop our ideas on the question of socialist and revolutionary organization. The members of our editorial collective were all members of the International Socialist Organization (Providence Branch) until earlier this year. We do not wish to rehash the past or dwell on bitter lessons—the details of the dénouement of that situation can be found on our sister site, externalbulletin.org. But we do feel an obligation to engage in dialogue on the question, to analyze what has gone wrong with past attempts, to explore other models in other places, and to advance discussion of the question in a comradely and non-sectarian fashion.

RIsocialism.org is run by an Editorial Collective which oversees the general direction of the site and is ultimately responsible for all aspects of its operation. Its decisions are made by majority vote. Managing Editors are chosen from Editorial Collective and manage the day-to-day operation of the website, including the formatting and posting of articles, with assistance from other editors as needed. They are recallable by the Editorial Collective. Submissions to RIsocialism.org must be approved by two editors, at least one of whom must be a Managing Editor, prior to publication. Submissions of a potentially controversial nature will be reviewed and approved by the Editorial Collective at its regular meetings.

All submissions for publication should be sent to info@risocialism.org.

Editorial Collective:

Brian C
Chris Ma
Chris Mu
Greg M
Jim D
Josh K
Mary R
Paul H
Renae C
Susan O

4 thoughts on “About RISocialism.org

  1. Comrades, I welcome this opportunity you provide to revolutionaries. I also thank you for creating a place where principled, comradely, sometimes polemical discourse can take place.

    As we know, there are contending schools of thought out there. but, there is a real need for all of us to be open minded to possibilities—that we’ve been wrong, that we can and should struggle over our ideas and practices, that we can learn, that we can change, and importantly, that we can unite.

    We all want change, a new societal order. We are opposed to capitalism and all it stands for. We don’t all agree how to get rid of capitalism, nor do we all agree on what socialism will look like. But, as revolutionaries of several stripes, we do have some principles in common. This site, I think, represents an avenue for educating ourselves by reading one another’s position papers, reading and discussing with an open mind.

    I look forward to our revolutionary progress. In communist solidarity, rf

  2. As a fellow comrade of the ISO diaspora I welcome this development and will see to it that I check the site regularly and contribute where I can. Solidarity

  3. Proudly petit-bourgeois *sarcasm*. :^\
    I messaged to Comrade Brian and I’ll post it publicly; I can add proper, fully moderated, forums to the site. As far as digital media goes I can SEO (search engine optimize), develop and help with online promotions, ad infinitum. If there is anything that the organization needs with regards to websites, computers, technology…please just let me know and I will make it happen if its within my skillset Comrades.

  4. Do you have any anti-speciesist members who would be interested in being interviewed for SpeciesAndClass.com? If so, please get in touch via the contact form on our website.


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