Features from the Freedom Socialist
February 2016
November 2015 — Korea attacks unions. On November 21, police raided the offices of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions, seizing papers and computers. The government hopes to silence the KCTU as it leads protests to proposed new “labor reforms...
February 2016
INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY Orlando Barrantes The FSP comrades have obtained a very valuable statement of support for our Costa Rican comrade Orlando Barrantes. International workingclass solidarity is on the move. Cuauhtémoc Ruíz Ortiz, Mexico City...
February 2016
“Even though the grave has silenced my granddaughter’s voice, I will continue to speak for her,” vows Renee Hess of Helyna Rivera, a Mohawk woman who was murdered in the U.S.-Canada border city of Buffalo, N.Y. on Aug. 10, 2011. Hess was one of...
February 2016
Many environmentalists disdain the ideas of Karl Marx. Some tout the spiritual virtues of environmental “ideals.” Some argue for individual solutions like recycling, reduced consumption and “going back to the land.” Anti-communists claim that the...
February 2016
I was stunned to learn that President Obama signed a measure in December to establish national parks at three government sites that constituted the infamous Manhattan Project. These are Hanford in Washington state, Los Alamos in New Mexico, and Oak...
February 2, 2016
Left: Pro-choice demonstrators clearly stating their demands. Steve Rhodes. Right: Tea party rally basics: God, money and guns. Ed Reinke / AP. Who’s on top? On the Democratic Party side, the ultimate insider, Hillary Clinton, faces off against...
December 2015
FSP candidates Heidi Durham and Yolanda Alaniz (at right) made a splash with their 1991 race for Seattle City Council. “A comrade is as precious as a rice seedling” is the title of a poem by Filipina poet Mila Aguilar. It applies to no one more...
December 2015
Ongoing — ATI Lockout still on. In August 2015, Allegheny Technologies Inc. locked out 2,200 United Steelworker members. The company demands steep pay and benefit cuts of its workforce, even as five executives received $19 million in pay boosts....
December 2015
TROTSKY Success for revolution So far Trotsky is convincing me all the more of what he kept reiterating in The History of the Russian Revolution and in The Transitional Program. A militant, action-oriented party deeply grounded in Marxist principles...
December 2015
As the third year of Nestora Salgado’s unjust imprisonment begins, her supporters continue to organize in Mexico, the USA and internationally for her release. Salgado, a U.S. citizen, was jailed in Mexico in 2013 on manufactured kidnapping charges....