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U.S. articles from the Freedom Socialist
Spring 1977
The Washington State Supreme Court has held firm to its decision to overturn Yvonne Wanrow’s conviction and return the case to lower courts for retrial. Spokane County Prosecutor Brockett had asked the Court to reconsider its ruling, and he must now...
Spring 1977
Washington State law has plunged back into the Dark Ages as a result of a recent State Supreme Court decision that could severely damage gay rights for years to come. Citing the saintly authority of the New Catholic Encyclopedia, the Court upheld...
Fall 1976
A small but daring group of Pacific Northwest Indians, the Puyallups, electrified the nation on the evening of October 23 when the courageous tribe suddenly and efficiently took control of Cascadia Juvenile Reception and Diagnostic Center —...
Fall 1976
The State of Washington has already unleashed a triple-barrelled counter-offensive against the victorious Puyallups. Since the Agreement ending the occupation stipulated only that no criminal charges would be filed, the State is now viciously...
Fall 1976
First there was Joan Little, a jailed Black woman. Then came Inez Garcia, an angry Chicana. And now the name of Yvonne Wanrow, an Indian from the Colville Tribe, has been added to the roster of minority women forced to resort to a deadly weapon in...
Fall 1976
Deafening chants of "Ford — Honor the Treaties," and "Cushman Belongs to the Puyallups!" greeted President Gerald Ford at his campaign rally in Seattle's Waterfront Park on October 25, only one day after the city learned of the dramatic takeover of...
Fall 1976
Ramona Bennett, the leader of the Puyallup Tribe and chief organizer of the Cascadia Center takeover, granted an hour-long interview on October 25 to Clara Fraser, a Freedom Socialist editor, FSP founder and spokesperson, and longtime activist in...
Fall 1976
Oregon: Butler and Robideau Two FBI agents, part of a huge federal armed invasion of Pine Ridge, South Dakota, in 1973, were found dead on June 26, 1975. An armada of 350 FBI agents, state troopers and BIA police, backed up by tanks and airplanes,...
Fall 1976
The spectacle of the blood-splattered gillnet boat" Alaska Revenge," tied empty to its dock, serves as a grim reminder of the inevitable outbreak of violence that erupted on October 24 when a shotgun blast from the gun of a State Fisheries Patrol...
Fall 1976
I don't want to come here just to entertain you. I'm not here to stimulate you. If it had been anybody else but the Radical Women group that asked me to speak, I wouldn't have come. Does it do any good to open up our wounds and speak to you from our...