International articles from the Freedom Socialist
Fall 1981
Prodigious numbers of gay liberationists once again thronged the avenues of the world this year in rallies that resurrected the spirit of the 1969 Stonewall riots which sparked the modern lesbian/gay movement. 300,000 people, comprising 200...
Fall 1981
When Jack Johnson flattened Tommy Bums to win the heavyweight championship of the world, he knocked the boxing fraternity on its ear and kicked off the most turbulent era in modem sports history. Johnson was Black, the year was 1908, and the referee...
Fall 1981
The hearts of American workers warm with sympathy at the drama of Polish labor in its titanic struggle against the state bureaucracy. Workers here were quick to note that virtually all AFL-CIO bureaucrats call themselves friends of the Polish...
Spring 1981
Ablaze with enormous destruction for more than eight months, the war between Iran and Iraq shows no sign of abating. The war began in September 1980 when Iraqi president Saadam Hussein announced that Iraq would take by force the Shatt al Arab...
Spring 1981
Meet David Fagan. He’s the engaging young radical from Down Under who decided one day, as he worked at his library job (unionized, of course), to pay a visit to his Trotskyist co-thinkers in the U.S. and Canada. And Havana. And London, too, why not...
Spring 1981
The reconstitution of world Trotskyist forces was the subject. Europe was the place. The World Conference, convened December 19-28, 1980 by the Parity Committee for the Reorganization (Reconstruction) of the Fourth International, was the event. And...
Spring 1981
Pentagon might and the Reagan right are inflicting carnage on tiny El Salvador. To win supremacy for the unspeakable junta, the U.S. is directly assisting in the slaughter of all people who oppose the regime — roughly 90% of the 5.5 million...
Summer/Fall 1980
Welcome to the latest production of Jimmy Carter’s traveling propaganda show “America: Humanitarian Haven for Freedom Fighting Refugees!” There’s only one problem. How do you tell which refugees are the freedom fighters? Simple. They’re the ones...
Summer/Fall 1980
Poland Down with the privileges of the bureaucracy! Down with Stakhanovism! Down with the Soviet aristocracy and its ranks and orders! Greater equality of wages for all forms of labor! The struggle for the freedom of the trade unions and the factory...
Summer/Fall 1980
The twin themes of internationalism and solidarity among the oppressed prevailed when women from all over the western hemisphere convened March 29-31 in San Jose, California, for the first-ever National Hispanic Feminist Conference. Decisively...