Features from the Freedom Socialist
February 2017
Climate change, the warming of the earth’s atmosphere, oceans and landmasses, is the pre-eminent issue facing humanity. 2016 was the hottest worldwide since record keeping began in 1880. The previous record year was 2015, and before that, 2014. The...
February 2017
Three thousand immigrants and their many supporters rallied and marched in Los Angeles on Dec. 18 to defy Trump’s threats of massive deportations. Students, families, Latinos, Jews and Muslims, LGBTQ folks, unions, feminists, church groups and...
February 2017
Tres mil inmigrantes y sus muchos partidarios se reunieron y marcharon en Los Ángeles el 18 de diciembre para desafiar las amenazas de Trump de deportaciones masivas. Estudiantes, familias, latinos, judíos y musulmanes, gente LGBTQ, sindicatos,...
February 2017
January 2017 — Statewide UC strike. Teamsters Local 2010, which represents 14,000 University of California workers, staged a one-day strike at all 10 UC campuses and medical centers on Jan. 10. Union members picketed to demand a fair contract and...
February 2017
ELECTION ANALYSIS Succinct and accurate As usual the Freedom Socialist hits the nail on the head with Andrea Bauer’s lead article in the December issue [Don’t mourn, organize! Donald J. Trump and the year of voting dangerously, Vol. 37, No. 6]....
February 2017
Southern trees bear strange fruit, / Blood on the leaves and blood at the root. Using these lyrics from a poem by Abel Meeropol, immortalized in Billie Holliday’s song about lynching, author Patrick Phillips opens his tale of terror, theft and...
February 2017
Most people don’t know where Rohwer, Ark. or Tule Lake, Calif. are located. I do. My parents’ families were interned in both those concentration camps during World War II. The U.S. government rounded up and jailed 120,000 Japanese and Japanese...
December 2016
100TH ANNIVERSARY Everett Massacre Thanks for the excellent article on the Everett Massacre [“1916 Everett Massacre: deadly attack on Wobblies in the Pacific Northwest,” Vol. 37, No. 5]. Readers would like to know that in the 1970s the Freedom...
December 2016
As a parent, finding childcare that’s affordable, high-quality, and able to fit an unconventional work schedule can be difficult to impossible. When I had my first child, it was actually easier and more affordable for me to stay home. So many...
December 2016
Oliver Stone’s Snowden is a gripping dramatization of whistleblower Edward Snowden’s journey through the totalitarian madness of the CIA and National Security Agency (NSA). Commenting on the film, the director and co-writer blew a little whistle of...