Features from the Freedom Socialist
April 2015
New Guinea — the second biggest island in the world, lies to Australia’s north. Predatory colonialism by the Netherlands, Germany, England, Australia and Indonesia has devastated the way of life for hundreds of Melanesian indigenous nations and...
April 2015
February 2015 — Where’s the aloha? Kaiser Permanente health workers in Hawaii strike for six days after management offers puny pay raises, tries to end guaranteed pensions for new hires, and refuses to address safe staffing levels. A rally during...
April 2015
MIDDLE EAST Kurdish women I was glad to see something written in the paper about the current situation in the Middle East [The ISIS crisis, made by imperialism, Vol. 35, No. 6]. One thing that concerned me, however, was the phrase “Among the...
April 2015
Most Freedom Socialist writers are volunteers whose “day jobs” range from lawyer to social worker and restaurant server. Many are published authors of poetry, novels, professional literature, or political works — a sampling is reviewed below. • • •...
April 2015
Like so many people appalled by the cruelty of capitalism, I have sought some measure of explanation from the voluminous writings of Noam Chomsky. But despite a gripping anti-authoritarian message, and mountains of facts, Chomsky’s fundamental...
April 2015
I am from drive-bys, sirens, and the cries of a desperate mother asking for help. From the city of lost souls, the city of angels. I am from beans, rice, and leftovers to the endless streets of taco stands. I am from Aztec dancers. I am from...
December 2014
In October the Freedom Socialist Party advertised to hire someone to post articles to our website, maintain the site, and design an occasional leaflet. The web content manager job was listed with pay starting at $13 per hour, a rate negotiable based...
December 2014
November 2014 — Locked out and ticked off. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, as chair of the G20 Summit, takes the unprecedented step of excluding labor from the proceedings attended by government and financial heads of the world’s major...
December 2014
UNITED FRONT Needed today The political resolution of the FSP [“A world to win, a planet to save,” Vol. 35, No. 5] references the need for “united front” action, as well it should. No one socialist party in this nation today can hope to take on and...
December 2014
The Navajo Nation, the largest and most populous in the country, recently won $554 million from the U.S., the largest ever to a single Native American tribe. This will settle an eight-year lawsuit over the government’s gross mismanagement of Indian...