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U.S. articles from the Freedom Socialist
June 2016
The Bernie Sanders phenomenon has sparked intense debate among socialist parties and the Left about whom to back in the 2016 elections. The professed goal is generally the same — to build a party and movement that can give voice to the working class...
June 2016
In their endless campaign to reverse the gains of women, LGBTQ folks, workers, and people of color, right-wing politicians have now turned their attention to the bathroom. Goading panic by counting on ignorance and sexual anxieties, politicians like...
June 2016
Social revolution — masses of humans fighting to change the entire system because they can endure no more — cannot be “called forth,” as Lenin put it. “We can only work for the revolution if you work consistently, if you work devotedly. If this work...
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...