Features from the Freedom Socialist
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...
August 2017
“A time full of hope has been replaced by a time of fear. The era has turned around and headed back in time. The time we live in now is second-hand. ...” So did Svetlana Alexievich, in her lecture after winning the 2015 Nobel Prize for literature,...
August 2017
“It’s chicken,” he said. “It’s just chicken!” He looked at me mutely, asking for confirmation that he wasn’t losing his mind. “As if they’re doing us a favor. That we’re too dumb to know we’re being robbed,” I replied, trying but failing to comfort...
August 2017
In April 2017, Puerto Rican officials declared the Zika epidemic over. Furthermore, they claim of the 3,678 pregnant women infected with the virus, only 35 babies have been reported with Zika-related birth defects, or about 1 percent. It appears, at...
June 2017
Every trade unionist has been lectured by some union official that they can’t strike because “It’s illegal.” They must have been cheering when Sally McManus, newly elected head of the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU), announced on national...