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U.S. articles from the Freedom Socialist
October 2017
In my roughly 35 years on the far left, I’ve been around, in, and interested in a myriad of Trotskyist organizations. It’s been about twenty years since I was able to participate in one, due to various life demands and other exigencies, but my...
August 2017
Donald Trump unveiled his full 2018 budget proposal in May, making his goals crystal clear. Extreme capitalism and the dismantling of public programs. He wants to end most help to the poor, people of color, rural communities and workers. He demands...
August 2017
Americans with disabilities are leading the charge to save Medicaid. In June and July, Congressional offices were flooded with protesters fighting for the 70 million people who need the program for primary care. Sit-ins, “die-ins,” and mass arrests...
August 2017
In the U.S., positive feelings about socialism are busting out all over, and polls show this was true even before the Bernie Sanders campaign. Left organizations are experiencing a surge of interest, especially the Democratic Socialists of America (...
August 2017
In this season of budget cuts and privatization, unionized public workers are finding themselves on the front lines of defending a vast array of endangered programs. Likewise, as unions in the private sector shrink, government unions are more...
August 2017
The Puyallup tribe and other environmental activists are waging a heroic and determined fight against a disastrous liquid natural gas (LNG) plant at the Port of Tacoma, Wash. Planned and approved virtually in secret, it would feature a 140-foot-tall...
August 2017
The election of Donald Trump unleashed a dramatic escalation of violent bigotry — and an equally dramatic fight back. Nowhere more so than in Portland, Ore. where two men lost their lives defending young women of color — and a community rose up in...
August 2017
Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III is aptly named after the 19th-century Confederate president Jefferson Davis, and P.G.T. Beauregard, the Southern general who fired the first shot of the Civil War at Fort Sumter. As a U.S. 21st-century Attorney...
August 2017
With his passionate commitment to civil and labor rights and his outsized organizing talents, Bayard Rustin helped to shape the Civil Rights Movement. Because he was gay and, as a young man, a member of a communist organization, his name is not as...
August 2017
After months of national demonstrations against the Trump regime’s onslaught against poor and suffering people, the Los Angeles Freedom Socialist Party branch and supporters went on the offensive. In February, they launched a petition drive...