Features from the Freedom Socialist
Summer 1983
I can just hear my mother now. “What do you mean, you’re going to a conference of international women of color? You mean you’re going to speak — and read poetry, too?” Unfortunately, my mother’s gone and doesn’t know I’ve become a poet and socialist...
Summer 1983
As long as there is one “political” in prison — one who is innocent in prison — as long as there are bars and dark, and as long as there are dogs wagging their tails at the foot of the throne, as long as there is a fat pig, and a beggar starving,...
Summer 1983
My very own, my priceless press agent — Fraser Defense Committee Coordinator Mary Ann Curtis — is taking New York City by storm. Madison Avenue, move over; Mary Ann has gone around you, behind you, and through you to spread the word. Against...
Summer 1983
From coast to coast, from border to border, in every cafe, gas station, tavern, and spare corner of retail America, a phenomenal variety of video games can be found winking, beeping, and guzzling the attention and loose change of the populace. Most...
Spring 1983
Cornell University, in the mountainous region of Ithaca, New York, provided the setting for a groundbreaking conference on "Asian American Women: Probing the Minority's Minority" on October 23, 1982. Cornell's Asian American Coalition sponsored the...
Spring 1983
I went to Cuba this year from January 19 to January 30 on a special political tour organized by the Australia-Cuba Friendship Society, We were the first group of Australians to visit Cuba, at least since the revolution. I had been there once before...
Spring 1983
There's an old wives' tale that chicken soup is good for what ails you, and it appears to be true. There's another tale that says criminals always return to the scene of their crime. As applied to Seattle City Light management, currently facing a...
Fall 1982
Mitsuye and Nellie, Asian American Poets, Light/Saraf Films, 131 Concord Street, San Francisco, CA 94112. 415-469-0319. Allie Light, a teacher at San Francisco State University, was gathering materials for a film festival on women writers. She ran...
Fall 1982
I was raised in Eastern Washington's Yakima Valley, a fertile, rich, and beautiful farming region known to Chicanos as the Little Mississippi of the Northwest because of the local racism against Chicanos. My family were campesinos — migrant...
Summer 1982
From time immemorial, the history and culture of England have revolved around sheep. Sometimes openly, more often disguised, sheep fill the mind of the average British ruler in a way that even general strikes cannot. In ancient times, sheep were...