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It is the mission of The Socialist to create and publish content that critically engages readers in socialist theory and ideology. The Socialist is the official publication of the Socialist Party USA. As a multi-tendency party, we seek to represent and challenge the spectrum of ideologies that belong to the Socialist Party through debate and publishing thought-provoking content. Unless otherwise noted, views expressed in the magazine and on this website are those of the authors and not necessarily of the Party. The Socialist magazine and articles may be reprinted with permission for non-profit purposes. To submit an article for publication consideration, please read The Socialist Writing Guidelines and submit your article here.

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  • Lauren A.R. Koslow
  • Zach Medeiros
  • Steve Rossignol
  • Nathan Cochran
  • Matei Alexandru
  • Claudia Jughashvili


Lauren A.R. Koslow is celebrating ten years as a socialist. She appreciates the intersection of socialism with the other facets of her life: animal rights, public libraries, and The Episcopal Church. She holds a BA from Boston University and a MLIS from Rutgers University. She works as an adult services librarian and organizes a vegan group as well as a chapter of Direct Action Everywhere.  She is married with two cats, Patience and Fortitude (named for the lions of the NYPL), and resides in South Carolina.

Zach Medeiros is a writer, activist, and history student from Long Beach, California. He serves as the Male Co-Chair of the Socialist Party’s International Relations Committee. His major interests include international affairs, with a special focus on North Africa, and the Middle East in general and Syria in particular. Zach’s inspiration is to build a revolutionary socialist movement, which he reports leads him to read, “too damn much for his own damn good.” He also confesses that he does not believe in the State of Delaware, is not a horse, and has no plans to change either of those things in the future.

Steve Rossignol is Archivist for the Socialist Party USA.

Nathan Cochran is an at-large member from Chadron, Nebraska. He graduated from Chadron State College in 2018 with a degree in English literature and writing, and spends his days working in a school cafeteria while he waits to be called as a substitute teacher.

Joshua B. is an at-large member from California. He has been a part of the Socialist Party USA since 2012. He is a part time student and a full time worker.

Matei Alexandru Yourtee is a member of the Southern New Hampshire local branch of SPUSA. He has been active with the party since 2016, and became the local’s Treasurer in 2018. His first instance on the board of a publication, he is also a writer of fictional literature including a novel, and poetry.
Claudia Jughashvili is an intersex activist from rural South Carolina. They are currently serving as the Chairperson of the Socialist Party of Coastal South Carolina and the Secretary for the Media and Communications Committee for the SPUSA. They are working as a contract programmer while pursuing a degree in linguistics at Coastal Carolina University

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