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U.S. articles from the Freedom Socialist
August 2015
Every day it seems, the headlines carry another story of racist violence, from police gunning down unarmed Black men to white supremacists bombing Black churches — or killing parishioners! This is only the most outward expression of the ugly and...
August 2015
The following was written just after the murders at Mother Emanual Church on June 17, and before the subsequent series of Black church burnings in June and early July. The Freedom Socialist Party joins millions of Americans in expressing our...
August 2015
A passionate fighter for race, gender and economic equality, Norma Abdulah was born in Harlem to a Trinidadian family. Her education about racism in the U.S. started early when her father, a professional in his homeland, was told not to apply for “...
August 2015
In the summer of 2014, Shell began quiet negotiations with the Port of Seattle to establish a winter home for its fleet of oil platforms and ships. Shell’s aim is to explore and drill for oil in the Chukchi Sea, in a geologic formation known as the...
June 2015
From the early scattered strikes against Burger King and McDonald’s, the movement for $15 an hour has blossomed, logging many small but growing victories in cities and states across the U.S. Equally thrilling, it is inspiring legions of workers...
June 2015
Like most adjunct professors, Mick Parsons, an instructor in Louisville, Ky., lectures at several institutions to earn a salary that works out to less than minimum wage, with no benefits. Adjuncts have short-term contracts and often must prepare for...
June 2015
In Washington state this spring, thousands of teachers walked off their jobs to protest chronic underfunding of public education. In Wisconsin in 2011, teachers were leaders in the historic occupation of the state capitol in Madison, as they...
June 2015
Happy pride! The Supreme Court decision today (6/26) is a huge victory after the decades long battle to legalize queer marriage The article below written earlier this month by queer activist Gina Petry is more relevant than ever. Anyone who hasn’t...
June 2015
This article was written soon after Spike Lee’s 1992 movie Malcolm X inspired renewed interest in him. But this piece could have been written yesterday, as African Americans and their supporters protest the wanton murder of Black and other youth of...
June 2015
After every sickening murder by cops, politicians and police chiefs shake their heads sadly and create another toothless police commission. From Ferguson to Baltimore and beyond, outraged protesters have lost their patience with the system. (Keep...