Posts in: socialism

Len Stephan, 1936-2014

December 2014

A music and math aficionado, lover of nature and computers, and committed environmentalist, Len Stephan passed away in September, a few weeks shy of his 78th birthday, after a valiant battle with cancer. Born in Regina, Canada on October 12, 1936 to socialist parents, he moved to Vancouver, B.C. “as a tot” as his daughter… Read more »

Cuba: la encrucijada de una revolución

abril de 2015

Muchos cubanos se sintieron alegres por las noticias de la distensión de las relaciones con EEUU. El anuncio de los presidentes Barack Obama y Raúl Castro en diciembre de 2014 provocó la esperanza de que se terminara la separación entre seres amados, que pudieran disfrutar más de la libertad de comunicarse, o de conseguir un… Read more »

Cuba: crossroads for a revolution

April 2015

For many Cubans, news of the thaw in relations with the U.S. was joyous. The announcement by Presidents Barack Obama and Raúl Castro in December 2014 raised hopes of ending separations between loved ones, enjoying more freedom of communication, or gaining a job in the tourist industry with its access to valuable U.S. dollars. And… Read more »

Freedom Socialist book reviews: A fascinating range of titles from our contributors

April 2015

Most Freedom Socialist writers are volunteers whose “day jobs” range from lawyer to social worker and restaurant server. Many are published authors of poetry, novels, professional literature, or political works — a sampling is reviewed below. • • • Lila, the Revolutionary, by William T. Hathaway. Nascent Books, 2014. Reviewed by Andrea Bauer Can one… Read more »

Freedom Socialist editorial: Re-elect Sawant to Seattle City Council

August 2015

In a city where billionaires cast long shadows, Kshama Sawant provides a much-needed socialist counterpoint at City Hall. Sawant first won her council seat in 2013, running as a candidate for Socialist Alternative (SA), and riding the wave of labor upsurge for $15 an hour. Before her campaign caught wind, FSP was the first organization… Read more »

Freedom Socialist Letters to the Editor — October 2015

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 and the prosecution each present their oral arguments to a three judge panel of the U.S. Court… Read more »

Why ignoring the Ku Klux Klan sends the wrong message

October 2015

The Freedom Socialist Party and Radical Women issued the following statement in response to a recent Ku Klux Klan rally in South Carolina. The Klan was protesting the removal of the Confederate flag from the capitol building. Every time the Klan or some other anti-Semitic, white supremacist group announces a rally, voices are raised advising… Read more »

In defense of rent control

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 keep a roof over their heads. Several generations pack into one apartment or house trying to… Read more »