Features from the Freedom Socialist
December 2015
In October 2015 in Cincinnati, the defense team of Palestinian-American community leader Rasmea Odeh argued her case in the U.S. Court of Appeals. A decision was expected in one to three months. Odeh was convicted on trumped-up charges of falsifying...
December 2015
Boston residents protesting housing conditions march along Charles St. in Fields Corner. Photo: Wendy Maeda / Globe staff From San Francisco to cosmopolitan New York City, urban tenants are beleaguered by soaring rents and the anxiety of how to...
December 2015
In the 25th anniversary reissue of his book Hammer and Hoe, Robin D.G. Kelley tells the absorbing story of the courage and perseverance of Black communists working underground in the dangerous Depression-era South. Kelley, an esteemed Black author...
December 2015
A volunteer for the Worker Bill of Rights campaign distributes flyers calling for desperately needed raises in Spokane. Photo: Courtesy of Sagi Bresgal Spokane, Wash., the second largest city in the state, saw a fight this year for a first-in-the-...
December 2015
15 NOW Tacoma activists stir up support and publicity for a higher minimum wage as the general election nears. Core members included workers who stood to gain a raise if $15 an hour passed. Photo credit: 15 NOW Tacoma On Nov. 3, voters in Tacoma...
December 2015
La mayoría de turistas ven a Puerto Rico como La Isla del Paraíso sin preocupación alguna. Pero durante su visita en el 2014, esta autora se enteró directamente de los trabajadores Puertorriqueños cómo es la vida realmente. Un trabajador de...
October 2015
September 2015 — Making the public pay. Confronted with $72 billion in debt, Puerto Rico’s government is calling for “shared sacrifice.” Thousands of public-sector unions protest because the public is being expected to shoulder the entire burden....
October 2015
RASMEA ODEH Support her appeal Show your support for Palestinian rights activist and political prisoner Rasmea Odeh at a rally in front of the courthouse on Wednesday, October 14, and then fill the courtroom immediately thereafter. Rasmea’s defense...
October 2015
Are you a good witch, or a bad one? Historically speaking, this was a trick question, with no hope of a Halloween treat. During the time of the European witch hunts, you were condemned to death either way. It was a battle by the patriarchy against...
October 2015
Today, in 2015, Afghan mothers who produce only daughters are still routinely abused by their families and shunned by their communities. They are almost universally barred from employment outside the home, and a daughter can be sold into marital...