Features from the Freedom Socialist
Winter 1979
Apocalypse Now is a masterfully crafted, wrenching and evocative film gorged with the horror and insanity of America's war against Vietnam. But this martial super-spectacular dead-ends in confusion and mystification despite director Francis Ford...
Winter 1979
We're having dinner at her hotel and rushing the conversation because she's speaking on campus that night. She loves to talk and question and ponder over people arid ideas. She is suffused with the Iranian revolution and grateful for her opportunity...
Winter 1979
The visit of Pope John Paul to America was bound to have some repercussions. I followed news accounts of his trip from corporate headquarters in Rome to various U.S. cities and read with wonder his opinions on life after death, life before birth,...
Fall 1979
After the destruction of the European homosexual rights movement by the Nazis and Stalinists, compounded by the social, economic and political disruption of Europe during and after World War II, international gay political activity dwindled until it...
Fall 1979
One of the great travesties against the international movement for the emancipation of women has been the systematic repression of its history and the lessons of its struggles. All feminists, radicals and historians, therefore, should hail Gregory...
Fall 1979
Woody Allen’s latest comedy-drama, Manhattan, opens with a spectacular black and white study of the New York skyline and harbor, replete with fireworks and a soundtrack of George Gershwin classics. And after this loving tribute out of Allen’s...
Fall 1979
In the melting pot ghetto of East Los Angeles where I grew up during the Great Depression, everybody seemed to know that the only way to keep things from getting worse was to organize to make them better. Everyone was involved in some group bent...
Summer 1979
Cup-Cakes in Court Throughout history, sugar has been the morbid cause of distorted reason and emotion in all who partook of it. Marie Antoinette was only one of many who was forced into a profligate life of wealth and misuse of absolute power...
Spring 1979
European Lesbians The story of the struggle for lesbian rights in Europe during the late 1800s and early 1900s is shrouded in virtual silence. The laws referred only to male homosexuals, so the effort to remove antigay laws from the criminal codes...
Spring 1979
When you’re “weeny armed” and a woman, the linemen who risk their lives everyday on the poles fifty feet up, or more, who say they’ve done their share of the dirty work and fought their way to the top, - they’ll yell down “If you can’t hold the...