Posts in: civil liberties & police

Mothers honored with action in Seattle

June 2013

In Seattle over 200 people celebrate Mother’s Day with balloons, facepaint and a message. Rally demands included publicly funded childcare for poor and working families, expanded social services, ending the deportation of immigrants, stopping domestic violence and freeing abuse survivor Marissa Alexander.

Freedom Socialist Letters to the Editor

June 2013

FREE AILING LYNNE STEWART NOW! Keep pressure on The timing of your email is great. I am in Texas visiting Lynne and this news of the continued spreading of the news about her plight really lifted her spirits. She was tired from the chemo but she perked right up with this bit of news. Keep… Read more »

Obama unmasked: The president of dashed hopes

August 2013

The president helped end the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy that locked LGBT military service members in the closet. During his 2012 campaign, he reduced deportations of undocumented youth who came to the U.S. as children. But, with few other exceptions, his actions have served the wealthy elite and expanded the attacks on working people… Read more »

Whistleblower Manning: an inspiration to other brave secret-busters

August 2013

When Private First Class Manning blew the whistle on U.S. war crimes and imperial foreign policy, the Obama administration and its military went ballistic. It persecuted and prosecuted Manning for high treason and “aiding the enemy” and espionage. They jailed and tortured this brave whistle blower for three years before the June court martial began…. Read more »

Release Lynne Stewart!

August 2013

After a recent Bureau of Prisons’ rejection Stewart wrote, “This crass bureaucratic denial of the request that you all, by your signatures and letters and phone calls, demanded is an affront. How can they shunt aside a 73-year old woman who IS dying of cancer (maybe not on their timeline), her life one of good… Read more »

Freedom Socialist Letters to the Editor

August 2013

GUN VIOLENCE — BIG RESPONSE! Gutsy piece I appreciated the article on guns and self-defense [Vol. 34, No. 3, “A socialist take on gun violence, state violence, and workers’ right to self-defense”]. It’s a gutsy piece, given how easily it can be misinterpreted or misused. I just read the book, The Rebellious Life of Mrs…. Read more »

Russia’s new anti-LGBT law denounced; Government bans public protests while human rights violations increase

October 2013

The anti-gay legislation enacted in Russia on July 29 has galvanized international condemnation. And, in its wake, violations of human rights have been booted out of Russia’s closet for all to see. New amendments to federal law mandate imprisonment and hefty fines for “propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations among minors” that aims to form “misperceptions… Read more »