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U.S. articles from the Freedom Socialist
Spring 1977
A pivotal sex discrimination case against Seattle City Light has been won by eight pioneering women electrical workers with a never-say-die fighting spirit. Their intransigent three-year-long battle for their jobs wracked City of Seattle...
Spring 1977
A landmark contract in the public employee sector has been negotiated by the independent Staff Association Union representing Pierce County Library workers. The union is headquartered in Tacoma, Washington. The new contract represents an impressive...
Spring 1977
Amidst the confetti of national and state election year propaganda, a group of Washington State Teamsters has just concluded a union election campaign unprecedented in Teamsters Local 174, the largest Teamsters local on the west coast. Fundamental...
Spring 1977
A virulent fascist cell called “Alpha Circle” has surfaced in the Portland, Oregon area. Utilizing a 24-hour telephone recording — the “White Power Hotline” — as well as city-wide bulletin board propaganda, they have unleashed a scurrilous attack...
Spring 1977
Lavender and Red Union, a self-proclaimed “communist” gay liberation group that originated in Los Angeles, has recently embarked upon a cautious ideological turn toward Trotskyism. The publication of an article entitled “Permanent Revolution” on...
Spring 1977
A ground-breaking symposium, “Gays and Work,” attracted 100 people to the University of Washington for an intensive examination of on-the-job discrimination faced by gay workers. The first of its kind in the U.S., the conference placed special...
Spring 1977
Mexican immigrant workers, blamed by the U.S. government and by labor bureaucrats as the cause of unemployment and low wages in the agribusiness industry, are stepping up their resistance to government attempts to deny them legal status. The U.S....
Spring 1977
“Save Our Children, Inc.” — an antigay group fronted by singer and orange-juice-pusher Anita Bryant — has stepped up its vicious campaign to rescind a Dade County, Florida ordinance that prohibits job and housing discrimination against gays. Bryant...
Spring 1977
The liveliest intellectual exchange in Seattle erupts every Friday night as eager students jammed into Freeway Hall grapple with “The Marxist Method: An Introduction to Dialectical Materialism.” The stimulating ten-week course is taught by Cindy...
Spring 1977
The national chairman of the American Indian Movement, John Trudell, toured Western Washington in March to rally support and raise funds for the legal defense of Leonard Peltier, imprisoned AIM leader. Trudell and Janet McCloud, Native American...