Features from the Freedom Socialist
October 2014
An infamous image said it all. After drafting the largest attack on the poor in Australia’s history with a drastic budget scheme, chief finance minister (treasurer) Joe Hockey and his deputy were photographed smoking cigars outside Parliament house...
October 2014
The following salute was given at the Thanksgiving Day celebration in honor of Native Americans held on Nov. 24, 2010 at New Freeway Hall in Seattle, WA. The speaker was Anne Guerry Hoddersen, International Secretary for the Freedom Socialist Party...
October 2014
WOMEN WARRIORS Mary Anne Grady Flores for free speech We sat stunned in the packed courtroom on July 10 as a town justice sentenced longtime Catholic Worker activist Mary Anne Grady Flores, grandmother of three, to a year in prison. Her crime?...
October 2014
Sixty thousand children from Central America walked over the U.S.-Mexican border and, for a few days, the world looked up from war in the Middle East and the problems between Russians and Ukrainians and paid attention. These were not just any...
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...