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December 11, 2017

Letter to the editor: Trump props up Israeli right wing

Many thanks to the Seattle Times for presenting Ramzy Baroud's perspective on Trump's payoff for his backers in the rightwing AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee). He has declared his support for Israeli control of Jerusalem.

December 2017

When political resistance erupted throughout the country after Trump’s election, professional athletes were hardly expected to be catalysts for social change, or even on the front lines of protest.

October 2017

For an immediate expansion in U.S. aid and a free Puerto Rico

Maribel Valentin Espino sits in her hurricane-destroyed home in Montebello, Puerto Rico, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. (AP Photo / Gerald Herbert)

The Freedom Socialist Party (FSP) condemns the callous response of the Trump administration and U.S. government to the raging humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico in the wake of hurricanes.

October 2017

The Freedom Socialist Party (FSP) condemns the callous response of the Trump administration and U.S. government to the raging humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico in the wake of hurricanes.

octubre de 2017

En agosto, el Comité por el Reagrupamiento Internacional Revolucionario (CRIR) se reunió en la Ciudad de México para discutir temas internacionales fundamentales con participantes de México, Estados Unidos, Argentina, Costa Rica y la República Dominicana. La crisis en Venezuela se encontraba en primer lugar en la lista. Este artículo trata de las contribuciones del FSP. Para saber más acerca del CRIR, ve al final de este artículo.

October 2017

In August, the Committee for Revolutionary International Regroupment (CRIR) met in Mexico City to discuss key international issues with participants from Mexico, the U.S., Argentina, Costa Rica, and the Dominican Republic. The crisis in Venezuela was at the top of the list. This article represents FSP’s contribution. To learn more about CRIR, see the end of this article.

October 2017

Not a day goes by that U.S. politicians, media pundits and career spies don’t warn of chilling dangers from Russia. Why did Russia again become so despised?

Political obfuscation and distraction at home are motivators. So are geopolitical jockeying for power and the economic need to keep the military-industrial complex fully charged up. Democrats, a raft of CEOs, the CIA, the Pentagon, and the whole imperialist-minded establishment all get something out of this ratcheting up of tensions.

October 2017

Facebook cafeteria: union on the menu

Over 560 people working in Facebook’s cafeterias celebrated Labor Day this year as new union members.

In July, more than 500 food service employees at the online social media giant’s company headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., unionized under the banner of UNITE HERE Local 19. They were soon joined by some 60 cafeteria staffers in Facebook’s Seattle campus — who will be represented by UNITE HERE Local 8.

October 2017

Homelessness is one thing shared by many full-time workers, the newly unemployed, and those displaced by gentrification. Homelessness soars in cities and towns across the U.S. and millions more are at risk of losing their homes.

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