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U.S. articles from the Freedom Socialist
June 2017
The stunning battle against oil and gas pipelines is now front-page news, thanks to the publicity that fierce resistance to them has created. People now know that the “tar sands” oil from Canada is the dirtiest there is, and that hydraulic...
June 2017
“We must fight them!” tweeted President Trump angrily on March 30. Who? ISIS? The North Koreans? Not this time. The target of this Trump tweet was the right-wing Freedom Caucus, a group of about thirty House Republicans who played a key role in the...
June 2017
With the support of its readers, the Freedom Socialist (FS) is on a roll. As of mid-May, donors have contributed a stupendous $75,517 to the newspaper’s March-June fundraising campaign. Muchas gracias to everyone who has dug deep into their pockets...
June 2017
What follows is an excerpt from the section called “The blacks and the labor movement” from the book 100 Years of Labor in the USA by Daniel Guérin, first published in Paris in 1976. The section is itself taken from a longer treatment of the subject...
June 2017
In the lead up to May Day 2017, cities around the U.S. predicted a repeat of the historic 2006 “day-without-an-immigrant.” That anticipation was well-founded, based on the power and potential of immigrant labor to damn near shut this country down....
June 2017
Trump started his presidency off with an explosion! Several of them in fact — bombing Syria with 59 Tomahawk missiles costing $93 million taxpayer dollars; using the Mother of all Bombs in Afghanistan; striking homes with drones in Yemen; bombing...
June 2017
I first came across the Freedom Socialist Party at an anti-war rally in New York City in the spring of 2011 where I got into a discussion with a party member selling the Freedom Socialist newspaper. We talked about fracking, an issue I was actively...
June 2017
Ice hockey’s U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT) beat their governing body, USA Hockey, in March and took women’s fight for living wages a huge step forward. Long notoriously underpaid, hockey’s women players were expected to keep winning world...
June 2017
On April 25, over 150 supporters packed the courtroom for Rasmea Odeh, who accepted an agreement that stripped her of U.S. citizenship but allowed her to leave the country without serving additional jail time. The 69-year-old Palestinian activist...
June 2017
A foremother of the LGBTQ movement, Tamara Turner graduated from the anti-gay 1950s school of hard knocks. She played a crucial role in shaping the Freedom Socialist Party’s (FSP) groundbreaking program for queer liberation. She was a historian of...