International articles from the Freedom Socialist
Summer 1978
The portfolios of blue chip stocks, owned by universities directly,finance the bloody subjugation of Blacks in South Africa. But college students, with Blacks in the forefront, are assembling the largest campus mobilization since the anti-war...
Summer 1978
Our trip to Cuba was out first visit to a "socialist" country, and that was exciting. We expected to see tremendous social progress — and we did. But we also expected a serious backslide into conservative and bureaucratic practices, and we have...
Spring 1978
Nearly one thousand miles south of Suez lies Ethiopia, a tormented country on the east coast of Africa, close to the Red Sea. Two other areas actually flank the crucial Red Sea: Somalia, which curls around Ethiopia's southern and eastern boundaries...
Spring 1978
"There will be no more elections in ten years!" thundered a jubilant Augusto Pinochet, president of Chile, after a reported 75% of Chile's electorate voted "support" to his military dictatorship in a contrived referendum. Since the outset of his...
Spring 1978
Marked by stunning numerical growth and ideological aggressiveness, the Mexican section of the Fourth International "Partido Revolucionario de los Trabajadores" (PRT) has become a highly visible force in Mexican politics and a focus of the country'...
Spring 1978
The idyllic, even bourgeois, setting at the Admiralty Resort in Port Ludlow, Washington, belied the intentions of the 125 or so women who went to the annual Radical Women Conference. They were celebrating their tenth anniversary as the nation's...
Spring 1978
Anwar Sadat's electrifying peace bid to Israel earned him Time's Man of the Year award. But the news magazine honored him more for melodrama than for serious peace-waging. As Sadat and Begin embraced, "the astonishing spectacle was global theatre,"...
Winter 1977
TIJUANA — In an impressive display of international solidarity and the contagious enthusiasm engendered by it, over 500 Mexicans, Chicanos and Anglos rallied at a major intersection of downtown Tijuana, Mexico on Saturday night, November 19. Singing...
Fall 1977
It was nothing less than a diplomatic triumph, they said. when Secretary of State Cyrus Vance returned from China. A beaming Pres. Carter hailed the talks as a “major step forward in normalizing relations with the People’s Republic of China,” and...
Fall 1977
Media pundits are still rhapsodizing over the new Panama treaties, heralding the dawn of a new era between the U.S. and Latin America. But an accurate headline would read, “Yankees’ Favorite Launching Pad for Counterrevolution Retained Intact.” The...