Editorials from the Freedom Socialist
April 1998
Thirty-four years after the 1964 Civil Rights Act became U.S. law, no one in their right mind can honestly assert that discrimination and inequality are things of the past. Not for people of color, not for immigrants, not for women, not for...
April 1998
Last year, journalist Sandy Nelson's seven-year battle to secure her right to speak and organize freely off the job looked as though it had come to a dead end - at least in the courts. The Washington state Supreme Court had ruled that her...
October 1997
FIGHT BACK! THAT'S WHAT the Teamster workforce at United Parcel Service elected to do on July 31. Fed up with corporate greed, they served notice that the U.S. labor giant is not asleep but awake, alert and angry, part of the upsurge of labor...
October 1997
AS WE GO TO PRESS, 54 FEMINIST men and women from Australia, Canada and the U.S. are busy obtaining passports, submitting to shots, making final travel arrangements, and gathering material aid. Their goal: to help shatter the longstanding U.S....
July 1997
After 32 years of Despotic rule and multi-billion-dollar plunder in Zaire, CIA-installed dictator Mobutu Sese Seko has been vanquished at last. Led by Laurent Kabila, who called himself a Marxist in his younger days, the rebel forces swept through...
July 1997
Victory! From all corners of the globe, justice-loving people rallied to the defense of Róisín McAliskey, and their protests paid off. In June, Britain backed down and granted restricted bail to McAliskey, the daughter of prominent Irish Republican...
July 1997
REVOLUTIONARY ENVIRONMENTALIST Judi Bari died of cancer on March 2 at the age of 47. Bari transformed the ecology movement by welding her feminist, workingclass, multi-issue, Marxist ideas to the militancy of the group Earth First! in northern...
January 1997
CHAULK ONE UP FOR THE FORCES of justice and enlightenment. In October, white supremacist George Kelley Jr. was found guilty of malicious mischief, fined $200, and ordered to pay restitution for a camera he destroyed during a confrontation last...
January 1997
DURING THE 1980S, WHEN BLACK and Left presses wrote about the connection between anti-communist contras in Nicaragua, cocaine and the CIA, the establishment dismissed it all as loony conspiracy theories. But last August, when the San Jose Mercury...
January 1997
FOR A STORY ON the coy plans of Ellen DeGeneres about the sexual orientation of her TV character, a Newsweek headline asked, "Is America ready for a same-sex sitcom?" Well, yes. A fair number of us, in fact, are way past "ready" and somewhere deep...