Posts in: U.S.

Freedom Socialist $100,000 Fund Drive

June 2017

With the support of its readers, the Freedom Socialist (FS) is on a roll. As of mid-May, donors have contributed a stupendous $75,517 to the newspaper’s March-June fundraising campaign. Muchas gracias to everyone who has dug deep into their pockets to keep this voice of socialist feminism publishing. It is a vast understatement to say… Read more »

Why I joined the Freedom Socialist Party

June 2017

I first came across the Freedom Socialist Party at an anti-war rally in New York City in the spring of 2011 where I got into a discussion with a party member selling the Freedom Socialist newspaper. We talked about fracking, an issue I was actively protesting at the time, and he suggested that we organize… Read more »

Pay equity: back-to-back wins for women athletes

June 2017

Ice hockey’s U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT) beat their governing body, USA Hockey, in March and took women’s fight for living wages a huge step forward. Long notoriously underpaid, hockey’s women players were expected to keep winning world medals while working for about $1,000 per month, for 6 months, only in Olympic years, and on… Read more »

Rasmea Odeh forced to take plea

June 2017

On April 25, over 150 supporters packed the courtroom for Rasmea Odeh, who accepted an agreement that stripped her of U.S. citizenship but allowed her to leave the country without serving additional jail time. The 69-year-old Palestinian activist and her supporters spent the past three and a half years battling the U.S. government’s attempts to… Read more »

Tribute to gay rights pioneer Tamara Turner

June 2017

A foremother of the LGBTQ movement, Tamara Turner graduated from the anti-gay 1950s school of hard knocks. She played a crucial role in shaping the Freedom Socialist Party’s (FSP) groundbreaking program for queer liberation. She was a historian of the gay movement, an ardent bibliophile, and a brilliant satirist who filled her 77 years with… Read more »

All out against union busters

December 2017

Organized Workers for Labor Solidarity (OWLS) takes on the misnamed Freedom Foundation.

Taking a Stand

December 2017

Black athletes revive political protest in the sports world.