Features from the Freedom Socialist
August 2016
Even if you’re not the sporty type, most people enjoy watching the Olympics — mesmerised by breath-taking prowess and nail-biting moments. But the games have been a stage for another great human feat: the fight for justice and equality. The moving...
August 2016
France: Viva la strike wave! Militant strikes have swept across France since March. Students and teachers kicked off the months of demonstrations by denouncing their government’s proposed changes to the country’s strong labor laws. Striking workers...
August 2016
In his courageous book Between the World and Me, written as a letter to his 15-year-old son, Ta-Nehisi Coates explains to him the “justifiable” verdict in the killing of Michael Brown, a black teenager who was shot eight times by a white police...
August 2016
What the hell is going on over at the International Monetary Fund (IMF)? Have socialists or some malcontents infiltrated the place with the aim of bringing it down from the inside? Nah. It is just three research wonks who wrote a document saying...
August 2016
1946 GEORGIA: A JIM CROW EXECUTION Family fights for long-denied justice Editor’s note: The family of James Lee Allen asked for help in getting a posthumous pardon for Allen from the state of Georgia. In 1946 Allen, a Black teen, was executed. He...
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...