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U.S. articles from the Freedom Socialist
April 2016
Unionists are alarmed by a case now before the U.S. Supreme Court, Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, that threatens to impose a right-to-work regime on all public sector unions in the U.S. Unfortunately, top labor leaders haven’t begun...
April 2016
Of all the language-twisting political slogans of our time, few have had so long a lease on life as the phrase “right-to-work.” Right-to-work laws (RTW) are rooted in the quest for super-exploited labor. They are used to justify racial exclusion,...
April 2016
Odeh, a Palestinian and community organizer, won a partial victory against the U.S. government’s attempt to deport her. In late February, the Sixth Court of Appeals ruled that testimony from an expert witness on the torture Odeh endured in Israeli...
April 2016
Bernie Sanders’ popularity is a stunning phenomenon. It shows that vast numbers of people in the U.S. are looking for a way out of a capitalist-run society. Socialism is no longer a dirty word, but an intriguing alternative to voters disgusted with...
April 2016
U.S. presidents claim to always “give peace a chance” when pursuing foreign policy objectives. The State Department is the supposed fount of diplomatic solutions, opposed to the Pentagon’s warmongering. But history tells a different story. The “soft...
April 2016
The anger, xenophobia, and polarization so sharply on view throughout this startling election season didn’t come about overnight. It’s not even a phenomenon produced just since the Great Recession began, or since the 9/11 attacks in 2001. This “new...
April 2016
It doesn’t require a poll to reveal that Americans are angry. But a recent NBC News/Esquire “rage survey” found that Americans are fuming more than they were a year ago, that women are generally more irate than men, and that white women are the most...
February 2016
Black Lives Matter. As a slogan, this simple statement captures a profound truth: for Blacks, fighting racism is a matter of survival. Not only because of murders by police, but also because of poverty, mass incarceration, and all of the other ills...
December 2015
Public sector unions face a threat to their existence from a case to be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court sometime in early 2016. As the day of decision approaches, union leaders seem to be resigned to watching the wrecking ball headed their way....
October 2015
California is in the midst of its worst drought in recorded history. Nearly half of the state is classified by the U.S. Drought Monitor as being in “exceptional drought,” the most severe category. All three main water sources — snow pack,...