Josh Sykes

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Josh Sykes

Josh Sykes is a member of the National Executive Committee and co-chair of the Student Commission of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization/FightBack![1].

Married to Charla Schlueter. Lives in Candler, North Carolina.


Studied Philosophy at UNC Asheville.

FRSO ML School

Freedom Road Socialist Organization/FightBack! ML School public FB group, April 2 2021 members included Josh Sykes.

Fight Back! supporter

Fight Back! / ¡Lucha y Resiste! is a Facebook group for readers and supporters of Fight Back! / ¡Lucha y Resiste! the newspaper of Freedom Road Socialist Organization/FightBack!

As of July 5 2020 members included Josh Sykes.


Josh Sykes, center

In 2010 Josh Sykes was with the Freedom Road Socialist Organization / and UNC Asheville SDS. [2]

Afghan War protest

UNC Asheville SDS held a demonstration at the Federal Building here, Dec. 4 2009, to protest the escalation of the Afghanistan War and to demand an immediate end to the occupation. This action was one of many nationally-coordinated events responding to the recently unveiled troop escalation.

Local SDS chair Sarah Buchner said, “We oppose the decision to escalate this failing war. The plan from the White House, to ‘surge’ more than 30,000 additional U.S. and NATO troops to Afghanistan in an attempt to prop up the illegitimate Hamid Karzai puppet government is an injustice, not only to the Afghan people, but to the American people as well.”

SDS member Peter McKelvey explained why he thought it was important for students to stand in opposition to the imperialist war against the Afghan people, "What this escalation makes even more obvious is that the U.S. war in Afghanistan is more than a war, it's an occupation. It's increasingly important for students to take a stand because it was the youth vote that came out in strong favor of Obama."

SDS member Josh Sykes said, “No amount of troops will be enough to stop the Afghan resistance to U.S. imperialism. The Afghan people, throughout their history, have made it clear that they will not allow foreign troops to ride roughshod over their homeland. They want what everyone wants: self-determination. They will fight until have they have national independence, and nothing less. The sooner the U.S.-NATO forces leave, the better.”[3]

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