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U.S. articles from the Freedom Socialist
Fall 1977
Jesus Mena, a Los Angeles Chicano activist, is a founder of the new national tendency, the Committee for a Revolutionary Socialist Party (CRSP). During a September speaking tour in Seattle, he addressed an FSP-sponsored public forum on the subject “...
Fall 1977
The historic inauguration of the Committee for a Revolutionary Socialist Party was the climax of a July 1977 conference on revolutionary regroupment held in Los Angeles, California. The launching of CRSP was a bold step on the road to constructing a...
Fall 1977
When the cause of the Indians was popular on the Congressional scene and Lloyd Meeds of Washington State chaired the Indian Committee, he draped himself in a humanitarian cloak, pretending to champion our cause. Many of us never trusted him, but...
Fall 1977
Seattle — An abrasive legal confrontation over workers rights is raging at the University of Washington where a hotly-contested hearing is underway to consider the charge of Rosa Morales that she was fired from the Chicano Studies program because of...
Fall 1977
Seattle — “I don’t think we’re at a crossroads — we’re at a dead end,” said Ti-Grace Atkinson, a founder of radical-feminism. “The crossroads was 1971, when the antiwar and civil rights movements disintegrated. With our former comrades gone, we...
Fall 1977
Leonard Peltier, AIM leader who was framed and convicted of first degree murder, is planning to appeal that decision. Letters are urgently needed demanding a move for a mistrial on the grounds that Peltier was denied a fair trial, and calling for...
Fall 1977
Portland, Ore. — Protesting a court-ordered eviction by a federal agency, Chicano students and teachers at the innovative Colegio Cesar Chavez in Mt. Angel, Oregon have occupied the four-year-old school’s buildings and vowed to stay there until...
Fall 1977
Houston — Police sadism has descended to new depths in Texas. Six white cops arrested 23-year-old Joe Campos Torres, Jr. last May, handcuffed him, viciously beat him, and took him to jail. Refused admission to the jail and ordered to the hospital,...
Fall 1977
San Antonio — Unconditional amnesty for undocumented workers, urgently needed to protect them from deportation and violence, was demanded by 1500 participants at a Chicano-Latino conference held in San Antonio, Texas on October 28-30. The U.S....
Fall 1977
San Francisco — Using every sleazy trick imaginable, the Bay Area Rapid Transit District recently attempted to break a 2-week strike of the BART police officers union, SEIU Local 1008. But the rank and file of BART’s other two unions refused to...