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U.S. articles from the Freedom Socialist
April 2014
Across the globe climate change is wreaking havoc on cities and rural areas, and the people and other creatures that inhabit them. Floods, droughts, extreme storms and rising temperatures are here to stay. Those paying the highest price are the...
April 2014
Excerpted from Windy City Times, Jan. 8, 2014. The Advocate named Pope Francis (formerly Buenos Aires archbishop Jorge Mario Bergoglio) its “Person of the Year.” Maybe the cover was meant for an April Fool’s edition, as writer Kim Flowers...
April 2014
Back in 2008, when a lot of financial institutions were on shaky footing, JPMorgan Chase was living the good life. The bank cashed in on its stability, as the government propped it (and other banks) up with taxpayer dollars and held its hand through...
April 2014
From luxury hotels to ivory tower, low-wage workers in Los Angeles are rocking the boat of poverty pay, intolerable conditions, and injustice. Skyrocketing living costs are firing up their rebellion. Economic pundits report the California economy...
April 2014
Prisons are more important than schools in California; it spends the most on corrections and least on public education. In 30 years, despite a flat crime rate, it has built 21 prisons and one college campus. Capitalism in crisis produces chronically...
April 2014
Post office employees are mad as hell, and they aren’t taking it. They are protesting layoffs, service cuts, and closures of post offices and mail processing centers. In 2013, they fought off a drive to end Saturday mail delivery. This year, union...
February 2014
Catholic Church dogma on abortion endangers the lives and health of women. That’s the basis of a bold lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on behalf of Tamesha Means against the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. It...
February 2014
If anyone wasn’t already convinced that the profit system is rotten to the core, the underhanded wresting of major concessions from the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) of Washington state should do it. The Boeing...
February 2014
The weather may be balmy in sunny Los Angeles, but the political climate is anything but. Police are targeting immigrants, unionists, and radicals; 58,000 people are homeless, 30 percent of them women; the right wing is in a frenzy over LGBT rights...
February 2014
On Dec. 31, 2013, Lynne Stewart, intrepid people’s lawyer who was wrongly convicted of aiding terrorism, was released from prison. The photo shows her and partner Ralph Poynter at LaGuardia airport in New York City on New Year’s Day. They were met...