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U.S. articles from the Freedom Socialist
August 2016
The elections process in the United States: Is this what democracy looks like? The widespread support for Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump, who share the message of “the system is rigged” however much they disagree otherwise, shows that people are...
August 2016
The Freedom Socialist Party’s (FSP) recommendation for your anti-capitalist protest vote in November goes to Socialist Action’s (SA) write-in candidates Jeff Mackler for president and Karen Schraufnagel for vice president. SA puts forward a far-...
August 2016
In May, the Lummi nation won their 5-year battle to stop a massive Gateway Pacific coal export facility proposed for Cherry Point near Anacortes, Wash. The tribe’s environmental leadership and defense of their treaty rights to fish in the area was...
August 2016
On June 26, underneath a flowing memorial to people murdered by police, a rainbow of marchers in this year’s NYC LGBTQ parade brought a clear voice calling for change. The spirited contingent was representing an ongoing grass-roots Campaign for an...
August 2016
The massacre at Pulse nightclub in Orlando has produced a national wave of anguish and righteous anger, especially among LGBTQ and Latina/o communities, at the loss of so many promising young lives. Now the search for answers has begun. Most...
August 2016
School closures and teacher strikes are an almost daily occurrence, because public education is under siege. Drastic government underfunding has cut school programs, caused a severe teacher shortage, and jam-packed classrooms. Central to these...
August 2016
The discovery of “black gold” in Los Angeles in the 1800s gave rise to an urban landscape where giant drilling rigs cast long shadows over entire neighborhoods. As the oil industry expanded so did the rigs. Successive generations grew up with this...
June 2016
The Bernie Sanders phenomenon has sparked intense debate among socialist parties and the Left about whom to back in the 2016 elections. The professed goal is generally the same — to build a party and movement that can give voice to the working class...
June 2016
In their endless campaign to reverse the gains of women, LGBTQ folks, workers, and people of color, right-wing politicians have now turned their attention to the bathroom. Goading panic by counting on ignorance and sexual anxieties, politicians like...
June 2016
Social revolution — masses of humans fighting to change the entire system because they can endure no more — cannot be “called forth,” as Lenin put it. “We can only work for the revolution if you work consistently, if you work devotedly. If this work...