International articles from the Freedom Socialist
Winter 1979
Wherever we traveled in Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic, we searched for revolutionary leaders, for Marxists in the tradition of the great labor organizer James Connolly who was executed by the British after the 1916 Uprising. And what we...
Winter 1979
One century ago, on October 26, 1879, in the southern Ukraine near the Black Sea, a child was born whose mind and character and actions would transform the course of world history. Leon Trotsky was a political Renaissance man, a revolutionary leader...
Winter 1979
A new chapter of world history was written when audacious Iranian militants backed by hundreds of thousands of cheering demonstrators, occupied the U.S. embassy in Tehran, took 62 embassy personnel hostage, and demanded the extradition of the ex-...
Fall 1979
Putting out to sea in boats stolen from the government, 700,000 Vietnamese have fled their country. Nearly one-quarter have died at sea and 200,000 are in refugee camps. And the boss press, in an orgy of hyperbole, recklessly exploits this flight to...
Fall 1979
Iran Save Iranian Trotskyists A tidal wave of repression launched by the Khomeini/Bazargan government of Iran has resulted in the executions of at least 70 Kurdish leaders and an unknown number of women and gays. Thousands of anti-Shah fighters,...
Fall 1979
Are women, by virtue of natural/biological traits or social status, superior to men? And what are the political implications of asserting women’s superiority? Two conflicting approaches to these thorny questions emerged when 130 women and men...
Fall 1979
The streets ran red with blood before U.S.-backed butcher Somoza could be run out of Nicaragua by the insurrectionary population. Today, red banners wave in Managua to proclaim the first overthrow of a Latin American dictator since Batista fled Cuba...
Summer 1979
The near-disaster at Three Mile Island on March 28 riveted world attention onto the hornet's nest of nuclear energy production. As a reactor in the plant spilled 250,000 gallons of radioactive effluent and vented unknown quantities of lethal steam...
Summer 1979
Iran The Iranian revolution continues to gather strength. The Khomeini/Bazargan government, maneuvering to contain the masses who brought down the Shah in February, faces increasingly strong and widespread opposition to its Islamic capitalist...
Summer 1979
Indochina is once again in flames. In December 1978, Vietnamese troops poured across the border into Kampuchea, ousted the despotic Khmer Rouge regime, and have since supplied military backup for the National United Front for National Salvation (...