Features from the Freedom Socialist
December 2014
The U.S. government has waged a “War on Terror” since 9/11. Actually it’s a war on dissent — one that includes systematically trying to silence, intimidate and criminalize those who speak out for Palestinian rights. The latest target is Rasmea Odeh...
December 2014
Every January on Martin Luther King Day, the media and the politicians take the stage to rewrite the history of the civil rights movement. They try to turn Martin Luther King, Jr. into a harmless saint. They repeat this litany: “Total devotion to...
December 2014
The world sucks. It seems a dark and dangerous place. The stream of news about the evil doings by imperialists, opportunist politicians, and thugs appears to prove the point. Even Noam Chomsky recently wrote “human civilization ... may now be...
October 2014
An infamous image said it all. After drafting the largest attack on the poor in Australia’s history with a drastic budget scheme, chief finance minister (treasurer) Joe Hockey and his deputy were photographed smoking cigars outside Parliament house...
October 2014
The following salute was given at the Thanksgiving Day celebration in honor of Native Americans held on Nov. 24, 2010 at New Freeway Hall in Seattle, WA. The speaker was Anne Guerry Hoddersen, International Secretary for the Freedom Socialist Party...
October 2014
WOMEN WARRIORS Mary Anne Grady Flores for free speech We sat stunned in the packed courtroom on July 10 as a town justice sentenced longtime Catholic Worker activist Mary Anne Grady Flores, grandmother of three, to a year in prison. Her crime?...
October 2014
Sixty thousand children from Central America walked over the U.S.-Mexican border and, for a few days, the world looked up from war in the Middle East and the problems between Russians and Ukrainians and paid attention. These were not just any...
August 2014
Is art a vague, individualistic pursuit of human creativity, divorced from any other reality or social accountability? Can we act as artists and ignore others being starved, beaten and imprisoned around us? These are questions central to the...
August 2014
Ms. Anna and the Tears from the Healing Tree, ©2012 by Helen Collier with Meow at the Helm, iUniverse, Bloomington, Indiana • • • Helen Collier, a prolific writer of many different genres, says writing has been in her spirit since her mother placed...
August 2014
For several years I worked in the Education Department of a Washington state 800-man maximum-security prison and I can testify to the mind-numbing isolation and surreal atmosphere. Prisoners are physically shut away both as punishment and to “...