The joyous victory over apartheid in South Africa in 1994 is the stuff of legend. After half a century, freedom fighters finally battered down white supremacist segregation. They did it… Read more »
Care for the mentally ill sinks back 100 years
Walk the streets of any city in the U. S. and you will see them. Homeless, mentally ill people, filthy and dressed in rags, screaming obscenities at invisible assailants or… Read more »
Views from the street on the gas crisis: pooling resources and “making do”
The following interviews were conducted by FS Circulation Coordinator Waheeda Francis in Seattle and by FSP Organizer Stephen Durham in New York City. The questions they asked: How do rising… Read more »
For a general strike against war!
A level 5 hurricane is ravaging the U.S. economy, in the form of war costs, housing foreclosures, rising unemployment and fuel costs. Many working people have few illusions that politicians… Read more »
Fannie and Freddie: no more corporate bailouts!
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, Goliaths that control almost half of the 12 trillion dollar U.S. mortgage market, totter on the brink of ruin. And it is clear that the… Read more »
Peak profts and empty pockets at the pump: It’s time to revolt against Big Oil!
As gas climbs to $5 a gallon, the pain is evident everywhere. Buses are packed. GM is closing factories. The airlines are laying off pilots and flight attendants. Independent truckers… Read more »
Meltdown proves “free market” is a failure
The day after the collapse of investment Merrill Lynch and Lehman Brothers, a New York Times editorial concluded with, “The nation needs a new perspective on the markets, one that… Read more »
The contradictions of Noam Chomsky
On top of earning the tribute “father of modern linguistics,” Noam Chomsky is one of the world’s most widely read left critics of U.S. foreign policy. Chomsky educates and often… Read more »
Campaign grows for employer-paid maternity leave
Australian unions are waging a battle for a national, paid-leave maternity plan. Most comparable countries provide workers two to 12 months of paid leave at 80-100 percent of previous earnings…. Read more »
Homeless encampment fights to survive
In the U.S., 600,000 children and teenagers are without a place to call home. But most of them don’t count with the Department of Housing and Urban Development, which now… Read more »