Guns versus butter

economy

Guns versus butter

Why tanks trump food stamps in the federal budget.

Steven Strauss


labor

The unstoppable fight for $15

The movement to boost the minimum wage has gone far beyond McDonald’s and Walmart.

Dennis Sanders


soapbox

I was a pieceworker for Google

Call center hell: how hip, exactly, is worker exploitation?


book review

The Invention of Wings

Of slavery and sisterhood before the Civil War.

Luma Nichols


editorial

Charlie Hebdo: we got it wrong

In a rush to judgment, the Freedom Socialist mischaracterized Charlie and oversimplified a complex situation.


world beat

Keeping tabs on the far right in Europe

The good news is 69 members of Greece’s violent, ultra-right Golden Dawn party are (finally) on trial. In other news, the U.S. is training Nazis in Ukraine. Whaaaaaat?

Monica Hill, Megan Cornish


labor

Labor Weather Report

A glance at how some workers and their unions are faring in the class struggle.


letters to the editor

Public pressure to save Mumia Abu-Jamal’s life

Also: prisoner support in general, and sticking up for Nestora Salgado.

Nestora Salgado in uniform

political prisoners

An urgent alert

Indigenous community leader Nestora Salgado is on a hunger strike and needs your help — today!


Tear down this wall

people of color

For community control of the police!

Now is the time to demand elected civilian review boards.


Malcolm taking Ali’s photo

from the fs archives

The incendiary legacy of Malcolm X

“You can’t have capitalism without racism.”


Wedding cake topper

lgbtq

We’re here, we’re queer; now what?

A total social makeover: that is the gold at the end of the rainbow.


The right to work for less

labor

“Right to work” lawsuit a threat

A court case in California could end up delivering a near-fatal blow to all unions. English, español


Netanyahu lovefest

international

What’s next for US relations with Israel?

Israeli’s re-elected Prime Minister “Bibi” Netanyahu and Republicans in the U.S. Congress share many of the same insidious goals.


Woman worker

radical women

How to close the gender wage gap

Women still make much less, on average, than men — but there are ways to fix that.


Adjuncts march in San Diego

education

Serfs of the ivory tower

Interview with an organizer of adjunct professors, academia’s overstressed and underpaid workforce.