Posts in: civil liberties & police

In support of journalist Guadalupe Lizárraga

December 23, 2016

Dr. Raúl Cervantes Andrade Procurador General de la República La Procuraduría General de México Paseo de la Reforma 211-213 Cuauhtémoc, Cuidad de México, C.P 6500 MEXICO Dear Attorney General Cervantes Andrade, We, the undersigned individuals and organizations, are writing to express our concern over the recent harassment of Ms. Guadalupe Lizárraga, an award-winning journalist based… Read more »

En apoyo a la periodista Guadalupe Lizárraga

23 de diciembre 2016

Dr. Raúl Cervantes Andrade Procurador General de la República La Procuraduría General de México Paseo de la Reforma 211-213 Cuauhtémoc, Cuidad de México, C.P 6500 MEXICO Estimado Procurador General Cervantes Andrade, Nosotros, las organizaciones e individuos firmantes, le escribimos para expresarle nuestra preocupación por el reciente hostigamiento por agentes de su dependencia contra la Sra…. Read more »

Chelsea Manning and Oscar López Rivera to be free

January 2017

In a wonderful development, outgoing President Barack Obama has commuted the sentences of courageous whistleblower Chelsea Manning and Puerto Rican independence fighter Oscar López Rivera. They are both due to be released on May 17. These terrific victories can’t compensate for Obama’s record as a top persecutor of whistleblowers, nor for the unjust sentences and… Read more »

Letters to the editor

August 2017

Readers respond to articles on … fracking and earthquakes; the U.S. dollar; and healthcare. Also: notes on a farewell event for Rasmea Odeh, and a call to release human rights activists in Turkey. Plus: Freedom Socialist fund drive success.

USA’s top cop a throwback to the Old South

August 2017

Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III is aptly named after the 19th-century Confederate president Jefferson Davis, and P.G.T. Beauregard, the Southern general who fired the first shot of the Civil War at Fort Sumter.

Open Letter to Seattle Mayor, Police Chief, and Director of OPA, July 17, 2017

July 17, 2017

On June 10, 2017, a broad coalition of community organizations came together under the banner “Seattle Stands with our Muslim Neighbors.” This solidarity action was called in response to the anti-Muslim hate group ACT for America (“ACT”) organizing a nationwide day of protests against Islam, including in front of City Hall in Seattle. ACT announced… Read more »

En México, los Balazos Contra los Maestros Disidentes Encienden el Enojo Público

August 2016

La lucha de clases en México está al rojo vivo. Los maestros están al frente de una lucha masiva en contra de la devastación neoliberal a través de privatizaciones, agresiones sindicales y violación del medio ambiente. La resistencia abarca el hemisferio dese México a Guatemala y hasta Argentina. Los docentes mexicanos han estado peleando en… Read more »

Freedom Socialist Letters to the Editor, August 2016

August 2016

1946 GEORGIA: A JIM CROW EXECUTION Family fights for long-denied justice Editor’s note: The family of James Lee Allen asked for help in getting a posthumous pardon for Allen from the state of Georgia. In 1946 Allen, a Black teen, was executed. He was 14 years old when he “confessed” to the crime of raping… Read more »