International articles from the Freedom Socialist
Summer/Fall 1980
In a fitting commemoration of the anniversary of the American revolution, 100 socialist feminists from seven countries convened in Seattle, Washington over the three-day July 4th holiday to evaluate the past period, analyze new developments and plan...
Summer/Fall 1980
In the Memorial Day weekend, lesbians and gays representing every shade of lavender left politics transformed the placid surroundings of Appel Farm in the New Jersey countryside into a high voltage political forum. Every basic social and economic...
Spring 1980
El Salvador In the wake of rightwing terrorist assassinations, a mass mobilization of peasants and workers, and bloody street battles, civil war is fast approaching in the Central American country of El Salvador. 800 people have been killed since...
Spring 1980
What is the Union of Black Journalists? The first Union of Black Journalists came into existence in 1973 because Black journalists weren't allowed into the white unions. We forced management recognition and obtained some improvements for Black...
Spring 1980
An exceptionally sharp fissure jolted the Fourth International just as its Eleventh World Congress convened in Brussels in November 1979. Two groupings within the International (the official body of world Trotskyism) walked out or boycotted the...
Spring 1980
On March 8,1908, infuriated women needle trades workers marched through New York's Lower East Side to dramatize their audacious demand for equal pay, an end to sweatshops, and the right to vote. And in November 1909, these women, 20,000-strong, shut...
Spring 1980
Forty-six Iranian students in Louisiana were recently imprisoned. They went on a hunger strike and were later freed on bail. Mass arrests and jailings of Iranian students were perpetrated in Texas. AN Iranian student was murdered in California,...
Spring 1980
The pompous rattling of sabres has not clanged so loudly since World War II. The anti-communist manifestos unfurled on editorial pages and in legislative chambers have not been so shrill since Joe McCarthy's reckless tirades. The danger of...
Winter 1979
Zimbabwe (Rhodesia) The Patriotic Front, which demands Black rule for Zimbabwe, will sign an agreement with the Muzorewa government and the British government after lengthy negotiations marked by continuing warfare in Zimbabwe. The signing of the...
Winter 1979
A retired steelworker who recently toured China writes to his hosts of his reactions to their country. Excerpts from his letter convey a graphic picture of tremendous revolutionary gains alongside unsolved problems and serious policy errors. ......