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U.S. articles from the Freedom Socialist
October 2016
When Donald Trump took up the “America First” slogan, he was harking back to an extremist right-wing movement with a long, ugly history. Steeped in racism, anti-Semitism, xenophobia, misogyny, homophobia and anti-communism, fascist mass movements...
October 2016
After eight years of no pay raises and continuous short-staffing, the court clerks and janitorial staff at the Santa Clara Superior Courts were fed up. In August, over 300 workers walked off the job. In wealthy Silicon Valley, the clerks and...
October 2016
Nov. 5 of this year marks the 100th anniversary of the Everett Massacre in Washington state, where members of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW or “Wobblies”) were shot by vigilantes. Though a tragic day in local labor history, it was one of...
October 2016
Yes. LA has a housing and homelessness problem. No news there. And it’s probably not news that many solutions are continually rejected by politicians and developers — capitalists all! The problems are myriad. Thrust onto the cement by sky-rocketing...
October 2016
Ferguson. Baton Rouge. Milwaukee. As this goes to press, another Black body falls to police bullets. Rage has sparked protests across the country, reminiscent of the fire-filled street rebellions of the ’60s. For African Americans, the murder of...
October 2016
On Sept. 9 prison inmates across the U.S. began a unprecedented nationwide labor strike to end slave labor in jails and prisons. This date commemorates the 45th anniversary of the Attica uprising, when a thousand prisoners seized control of the...
October 2016
Washington state is quickly becoming a hot spot in labor’s war against “Right to Work” laws. Emboldened by court rulings and legislative victories in the Midwest, wealthy groups and individuals are bankrolling the Freedom Foundation (Foundation), a...
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...