Features from the Freedom Socialist
December 2017
October 2017 — Bulgarians demand raises. Over 10,000 workers hit the streets demanding a $59 per month raise for all tradespeople. Wages have fallen far below other European countries. Members of the Confederation of Independent Trade Unions (CITUB...
December 2017
FIGHTING NAZIS Keep up the pressure Monica Hill’s article in the October-November issue of the Freedom Socialist, “Anti-Nazis Overwhelm White Supremacists,” [Vol. 38, No. 5] was right on the mark. It was wrong of Socialist Action and Socialist...
December 2017
Monica is an enthusiastic young math major at Los Angeles City College (LACC). She is an undocumented immigrant brought here from Mexico at the age of five. She shoulders the primary care of her two younger brothers while her single mom works long...
December 2017
Marking 100 years since Russian workers rose to take the reins of the state, a slew of newly published histories has appeared. None achieve the crystalline portrayal of events nor the compelling analysis of why things happened as does Leon Trotsky’s...
October 2017
Facebook cafeteria: union on the menu Over 560 people working in Facebook’s cafeterias celebrated Labor Day this year as new union members. In July, more than 500 food service employees at the online social media giant’s company headquarters in...
October 2017
POLITICAL PRISONER Punished with solitary Jaan K. Laaman, long-time anti-imperialist political prisoner, is still locked down in segregation (minimum of 23 hours per day in a 6'×9' cell). Jaan has been in “segregation” for months simply for...
October 2017
White trash, redneck, clay eater, cracker. This is only a partial list of all the sneering names developed over hundreds of years to stigmatize poor white people in the United States. In her new book White Trash: The 400-Year History of Class in...
October 2017
On what planet does a system with a declining prison population suddenly need a bunch of new jails? One where the prisons are privately run for profit and the only thing needed to make money is to fill them up. What happens when prison populations...
August 2017
June 2017 — Sakuma workers win! Farmworkers in Washington state won a colossal victory after fighting four years for an independent contract. It took many strikes and a national boycott against Driscoll Berries to win a $15 average wage, seniority...
August 2017
RASMEA ODEH Farewell event Join us for an evening of music, culture, and struggle to honor Palestinian icon Rasmea Odeh. There will be a keynote address by former political prisoner Angela Davis. The event is on Saturday, Aug. 12, 7:00 pm, at the...