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U.S. articles from the Freedom Socialist
October 2017
Thunderous outrage marked a turning point in the U.S. after James Fields Jr. murdered one anti-Nazi demonstrator and injured dozens more in his Aug. 12 attack in Charlottesville, Va. The antagonism between left and right has blown wide open. And so...
October 2017
This rally was organized by the International Socialist Organization, Democratic Socialists of America, and Workers’ Voice/La Voz de los Trabajadores, who encouraged everyone to gather at a nearby park rather than directly confront the far right....
October 2017
Trump appointees clearly need a conflict of interest to get a job in the cabinet. The Department of Labor director is anti-union. The head of the Environmental Protection Agency is a climate change denier. The Attorney General opposes voting rights...
October 2017
Homelessness is one thing shared by many full-time workers, the newly unemployed, and those displaced by gentrification. Homelessness soars in cities and towns across the U.S. and millions more are at risk of losing their homes. Right to the City,...
October 2017
Public housing was a victory of the massive labor upsurge of the Great Depression that won the “New Deal” in the 1930s. Owned by the public, this housing is non-profit and the government is answerable to the community for how it’s run. Originally,...
October 2017
After more than 35 years behind bars, Mumia Abu-Jamal may finally have a chance to prove his innocence. And expose the heart of the racist U.S. justice system at all levels — police, prosecutors and judges. A renowned political prisoner, former...
October 2017
In my roughly 35 years on the far left, I’ve been around, in, and interested in a myriad of Trotskyist organizations. It’s been about twenty years since I was able to participate in one, due to various life demands and other exigencies, but my...
August 2017
Donald Trump unveiled his full 2018 budget proposal in May, making his goals crystal clear. Extreme capitalism and the dismantling of public programs. He wants to end most help to the poor, people of color, rural communities and workers. He demands...
August 2017
Americans with disabilities are leading the charge to save Medicaid. In June and July, Congressional offices were flooded with protesters fighting for the 70 million people who need the program for primary care. Sit-ins, “die-ins,” and mass arrests...
August 2017
In the U.S., positive feelings about socialism are busting out all over, and polls show this was true even before the Bernie Sanders campaign. Left organizations are experiencing a surge of interest, especially the Democratic Socialists of America (...