International articles from the Freedom Socialist
Winter 1978
A military jeep pulls up behind the bus making a stop in the rural backcountry of the state of Oaxaca, Mexico. The young peasant alighting from the bus senses imminent danger and races for the safety of his communal farm, the Ejido La Reforma. The...
Fall 1978
The Belgian Congo has a new name, Zaire, but the same old imperialists are scurrying, around trying to prop up dictator Mobutu's tottering regime. When the well organized, highly disciplined guerrilla forces of the Congo National Liberation Front (...
Fall 1978
The children are wild with joy as one of them slides home for the winning run in the traditional single-base street ball game. But their laughter contrasts sharply with the silence of the barren colonia San Martin which formerly housed thousands of...
Fall 1978
Edith and Milton Zaslow, veteran Trotskyists, recently visited Cuba. This is the second and concluding section of their report. The first installment (published in our Summer issue, Volume 4, Number 2) included an examination of economic inequality...
Fall 1978
The women's rights movement in Europe exploded onto the political scene in the late sixties. Initiated largely by student movement activists, it mushroomed into a mass movement with the outbreak of pre-revolutionary and revolutionary crises. Linked...
Summer 1978
Zimbabwe A phony pact promising Black rule but preserving white power is defied by guerrillas, who vow to wage revolutionary war until the Black majority triumphs. Last March, beneath the imposing portrait of imperialist Cecil Rhodes, three...
Summer 1978
While Begin's bloody hands were clasped in a prayer for "peace," his Israeli troops took another toll of Arab lives in Lebanon. I" want to stress we want peace more than any nation on earth," intoned Menachem Begin in the bloody aftermath of his...
Summer 1978
The Ethiopian regime remains embattled on two major fronts. Routed by victorious nationalist rebels in Eritrea, the Ethiopian army is preparing to re-enter Eritrea, Ethiopia's annexed northern territory. Simultaneously, the Ogaden region is still in...
Summer 1978
The degree of confusion encountered in Mao Tse-tung's small work, On Contradiction, is appalling. Obviously, this book was published not because Mao understood the dialectic but because he led a revolution and held state power. This, too, is a...
Summer 1978
Last winter's phenomenally destructive rainfall in Southern California produced "The Wettest Year of the Century." But the ensuing damage was not all wrought by nature, as the shantytown dwellers of Tijuana, Mexico, right across the California...