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U.S. articles from the Freedom Socialist
April 2017
During a moment in history when thousands of people are cascading into the streets to oppose the system, 19 state legislatures want to make doing so a crime. Panicked lawmakers, who first witnessed the public outrage after Ferguson and Standing Rock...
April 2017
You’ve read the papers and watched on your screens. Faux news and alternative facts … they’re all the rage. And quite rage-inducing! The Freedom Socialist (FS) is an antidote to the indigestion caused by the Kellyanne Conways and Sean Spicers of the...
April 2017
“I guess if I’d had any sense I’d a been a little scared, but what was the point of being scared? The only thing they could do to me was kill me, and it seemed like they’ve been trying to do that ever since I could remember.” That was the ringing...
April 2017
A showdown is looming between Trump loyalists determined to scrap Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its supporters. The Republican plan is as everyone predicted. It will cut federal support for low income people, shift wealth to those already...
April 2017
“Intersectionality” is a term that has been coming up a lot in political movements and in the news, especially in regard to the Women’s March on Washington in January. It means examining how the intermingling of all forms of discrimination that...
April 2017
Hundreds of U.S. cities and counties have declared themselves sanctuaries in response to President Trump’s declaration of war on immigrants. The many already in place have reaffirmed and strengthened their commitment. Trump has given Immigration U.S...
April 2017
People’s lawyer Lynne Stewart, who spent four years as a political prisoner, died at home in Brooklyn, New York, on March 7 from complications of cancer and a series of strokes. Born in 1939, she was 77. Lynne’s experiences as a public school...
April 2017
Every unionized worker knows that their boss would love to see unions toothless, or gone altogether. The bosses are on the offense to achieve that goal, courtesy of Trump and his cohorts. To stop this, workers need a united labor movement ready to...
April 2017
The Feb. 15 vote by workers at Boeing’s South Carolina Dreamliner plant against being represented by the Machinists union was portrayed in the press as another case of workers saying, “Union, No!” That’s not the whole story. Before the vote, Boeing...
April 2017
The U.S. unemployment rate is a low 4.9 percent, so they say. But current figures don’t cover anyone not actively seeking work because of age, disability, discouragement, or lack of nearby work. Government figures are rigged and most folks know it....