Features from the Freedom Socialist
June 2016
New “gig” economy poses same old fight Neoliberalism is out! The new “gig” economy is in! Just look at Uber. The person driving you to the airport isn’t a cabbie — you’re just sharing a ride for money. Uber claims “partner” drivers can make up to $...
June 2016
March 2016 — Factory workers end 2-tier. Truck-parts makers in United Electrical Workers Local 770 won a contract that ends their two-tier wage and pension system. Despite being in Indiana, a “right-to-work” state, these fired-up workers were...
June 2016
MEXICO Union leader and socialist jailed Heriberto Magariño is an indigenous school teacher and leader of almost 14,000 educators on the Isthmus of Tehuantepec in the state of Oaxaca. He is a socialist and for years a leader of the Mexican Partido...
June 2016
Transgender rights are taking center stage. Today’s trans leaders confront job and housing discrimination, police abuse and brutal prison conditions. Bold militants are challenging and changing the status quo. One result: on May 13, the White House...
June 2016
Robert Reich, a political economist and former secretary of labor under Bill Clinton, advocates rescuing capitalism by merely tempering the corporate and financial greed that it inevitably creates. His new book, Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not...
June 2016
The following excerpts from the book Revolutionary Integration explain the theory and practice of revolutionary integration and how it developed. Part I of the book was researched and formulated by Richard Fraser and Clara Fraser in 1963 at the...
June 2016
In the 1950s, a fear campaign stalked the land. It was the infamous witch hunt of McCarthyism. The enemy then was communists — the Red Menace. Now again, demagogues are trying to whip up panic — this time, Islamophobia. Muslims (or those who “look...
April 2016
March 2016 — France: 35-hr. week at risk. Students and workers hit the streets across France to defend their 35-hour work week and laws that discourage layoffs. The nation’s left-leaning government is selling “reforms” to supposedly fix high...
April 2016
ORLANDO BARRANTES Day in court for Costa Rican labor leader The hearing of Orlando Barrantes and Iván Ángulo took place March 2 in the Appellate Court in Goicoechea. Both men appeared before the court. The defense lawyers made presentations...
April 2016
The following was one in a series of ten articles collectively known as “Socialism for Skeptics,” which were written from 1993 through 1996. A Die-Hard Skeptic (DHS) takes for granted that downtrodden people who need change the most seem to spend...