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U.S. articles from the Freedom Socialist
August 2014
All eyes were on Seattle in June, as the city council adopted a $15/hr. minimum wage plan — the highest in the nation for a major city. Organized labor and legions of low-paid workers celebrated mightily. The victory also gave fresh fuel to a...
August 2014
I arrived in Los Angeles on May 24, several days before the start of the Freedom Socialist Party convention, to help with outreach and other preparation for our party’s most important event. I felt the electricity almost immediately, because our...
August 2014
Building on their anti-union gains in Wisconsin and other states, rightwing forces delivered a new blow to labor at the national level in the Supreme Court case Pamela Harris v. Pat Quinn, Governor of Illinois. The June ruling reclassifies home...
August 2014
Familias Unidas por la Justicia, an independent union at Sakuma Bros farm, sued for wage theft and won an $850,000 settlement. A huge victory! The farmworkers union also got family housing reinstated. These two wins have been a shot-in-the-arm to...
August 2014
As someone who had never attended any sort of political convention, I didn’t know what to expect from the Freedom Socialist Party gathering. What I found was camaraderie, knowledge, and an array of perspectives on things affecting the working class...
August 2014
From May 24 to 27, U.S. Freedom Socialist Party (FSP) members, friends, and international allies came together in Los Angeles to discuss the economic and environmental disasters threatening humanity — and what to do about them. Just days before, a...
August 2014
From issue No. 25, Spring 2014, of Pluma, magazine of Mexico’s Partido Obrero Socialista. The Freedom Socialist Party (FSP), or Partido de Libertad Socialista, is the most revolutionary organization in the United States. Founded 43 years ago, in...
June 2014
When Barack Obama was elected in 2008 the streets were happy. Hopes lifted that maybe Americans weren’t all that racist, and that U.S. laws and policies would at long last take aggressive steps to halt the deep-set bigotry that defines this nation’s...
June 2014
When the small city of SeaTac passed a $15 minimum wage initiative in November 2013, it heightened the hopes of all those fast-food strikers and other labor protesters over the last few years. Just a few miles north of SeaTac, the election of...
June 2014
On Feb. 8, 80,000 marchers massed in Raleigh, N.C., in the largest civil rights demonstration since the historic march for voting rights from Selma to Montgomery in 1965. The protest got little coverage in the national media, which prefers to...