Features from the Freedom Socialist
Summer 1978
"It ain't easy in this crazy world." So runs the refrain through Outrageous, a Canadian film in which the world, as the theme song contends, is insane, not gays or crazies. "I don't think I'd make it without you," the lyrics continue, expressing...
Summer 1978
From the majestic peaks and evergreens of Washington State through the rolling hills of Oregon and Northern California and the fertile valleys and desert winds of Southern California, it was a trip to remember. The return route along the Pacific was...
Spring 1978
We run a bookstore in Toronto in conjunction with the Revolutionary Workers League. We would like to receive a bundle of your newspapers. Please detail information on discounts, other publications, etc. Love and Leninism. P. for Louis Riel Bookstore...
Spring 1978
The nationally syndicated gossip columns gleefully report that writer Lillian Hellman; the indomitable one, feuded with the director of Julia and refused to attend the premiere of this film based on her memoir, Pentimento. Good for you, Lillian. It'...
Spring 1978
WORKWEEK by Karen Brodine. Berkeley, California: Kelsey St. Press, 1977. Paperback, $2.50 Neither the male literary establishment nor most women writers regard the workplace as a particularly compelling subject for poetry. To the artist insulated...
Winter 1977
In my last column, "A Message to the Media," I described the product of a press conference I called to announce a victory in an employment discrimination case involving on-the-job civil liberties. I described the shallow and rushed treatment...
Fall 1977
To comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable — that is the reporter’s mission, as defined by Heywood Broun, the great journalist who founded the Newspaper Guild. I have encountered dozens of newswriters who did exactly that. I have an...
Summer 1977
Dear Comrades, The Women's Place Resource Center very much enjoys receiving the Freedom Socialist. I appreciate the work you are doing for us all and the model the Party provides for alternatives to a distressed and depressing capitalist system. In...
Summer 1977
Doris Lessing has attracted considerable attention as one of the foremost British novelists. Her books are widely discussed, and The Golden Notebook, her novel about "free women," is a classic to many feminists. She has gained a dedicated following...
Summer 1977
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