Posts in: women & feminism

Rasmea Odeh conviction part of US “war on dissent”

December 2014

The U.S. government has waged a “War on Terror” since 9/11. Actually it’s a war on dissent — one that includes systematically trying to silence, intimidate and criminalize those who speak out for Palestinian rights. The latest target is Rasmea Odeh, a 67-year-old Palestinian-American and award-winning activist for women’s rights. In November she was convicted… Read more »

Freedom Socialist Letters to the Editor

December 2014

UNITED FRONT Needed today The political resolution of the FSP [“A world to win, a planet to save,” Vol. 35, No. 5] references the need for “united front” action, as well it should. No one socialist party in this nation today can hope to take on and defeat the capitalist ruling elite on any national… Read more »

Closing the gender pay gap: what will it take?

June 2015

The battle for equal pay for women has gained attention recently, although it’s simmered for decades. In the 1950s, women got 60 cents for every dollar paid to men. Sixty years later, they still earn only 78 cents for every dollar paid to men. Closing the gap by less than half a penny a year… Read more »

Witches, midwives, & reproductive freedom

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 pre-Christian, communal traditions in which women were leaders and… Read more »

Freedom Socialist editorial — Defend Planned Parenthood

October 2015

Congressional anti-abortion crusaders are threatening to shut down the U.S. government unless President Obama defunds Planned Parenthood. These misogynists would grind the country’s economy to a halt in a rabid attempt to destroy abortion rights. It’s medieval! The latest attacks revolve around a highly edited and inflammatory video that appears to show clinic staffers selling… Read more »