Features from the Freedom Socialist
August 2014
Is art a vague, individualistic pursuit of human creativity, divorced from any other reality or social accountability? Can we act as artists and ignore others being starved, beaten and imprisoned around us? These are questions central to the...
August 2014
Ms. Anna and the Tears from the Healing Tree, ©2012 by Helen Collier with Meow at the Helm, iUniverse, Bloomington, Indiana • • • Helen Collier, a prolific writer of many different genres, says writing has been in her spirit since her mother placed...
August 2014
For several years I worked in the Education Department of a Washington state 800-man maximum-security prison and I can testify to the mind-numbing isolation and surreal atmosphere. Prisoners are physically shut away both as punishment and to “...
August 2014
“A world to win, a planet to save!” That theme of the recent Freedom Socialist Party’s national convention punctuated the urgency of stopping environmental destruction before it makes the earth uninhabitable. Having grown up in San Francisco and...
August 2014
EL SALVADOR Hard times In El Salvador the newly elected government hopes to continue the social programs of the previous leftist Fuentes government. The current Ceren government will be affected by the growing crisis or the possible fall of the...
June 2014
By population, Indonesia is the world’s 5th largest country (the USA is 4th). Consisting of 17,500 islands and rich in mineral and agricultural resources, its ancient cultures came under European colonisation in the 17th century. This lasted until...
June 2014
When I was 19 years old, a college professor changed my life. I took his Feminist Political Thought course and realized for the first time that I could be smart and capable. I decided I wanted to give students what he had given me. I talked to...
June 2014
Something glorious has appeared on basic cable TV. Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey has landed on Sunday nights. This documentary science show is an update of the 1980 award winning PBS series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage. Astronomer Carl Sagan was the...
June 2014
DROUGHT Water wastage Thanks for the article on the drought in California and the resulting, ever higher food prices in the land of plenty [Food prices, drought, and poverty, Vol. 35, No. 2]. With respect to capitalist-induced climate change, there...
April 2014
It is progress that a book entitled Imagine Living In a Socialist USA has been published by Harper, a major mainstream publisher. The brief first section, “What’s Wrong With Capitalism?” by Paul Street outlines the ruthlessness of the capitalist...