U.S.

Socialist Linda Averill moves women’s issues to the front of the bus in race for Seattle City Council

Winter/Spring 2005

Seattle, the home of massive protests against the World Trade Organization and other neoliberal atrocities, this year offers a rare opportunity: voters can elect a genuine representative of working people to its City Council. Feminist and unionist Linda Averill, a city bus driver and former organizer of Seattle Radical Women, is running as a Freedom… Read more »

Reproductive rights advocate calls for a radical solution to the Bush blues

Summer/Autumn 2005

The following column is adapted from a speech given by Bernadette Logue for Radical Women at a post-election panel discussion held at Seattle Central Community College. Logue is one of the organizers of Seattle RW’s action in defense of reproductive rights on January 22, the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court decision… Read more »

Ugly Americans: Abu Ghraib shakes U.S. complacency

Winter/Spring 2004

When news broke in late April about American soldiers torturing and humiliating Iraqis at Abu Ghraib prison, the U.S. public reacted with revulsion and dismay. The photographs and accounts of brutality, murder and gleeful sexual sadism were a jarring contradiction to the U.S. self-image as a people committed to fair play, decency, and democracy. In… Read more »

Farouk Abdel-Muhti: Disappeared in America

Winter/Spring 2003

One of the most vicious aspects of the Bush Administration’s global war on working people is its unparalleled assault on immigrants. So far, the courts are giving their blessing to police-state measures against those who sought refuge in the “land of the free.” On June 17, for example, a District of Columbia Court of Appeals… Read more »

Cuba still in Washington’s gunsights

Winter/Spring 2003

While the Bush Administration threatens North Korea and Iran, it has not let up the pressure on Cuba. Ever since the Cubans freed themselves from U.S. control in 1959, successive White House regimes have tried to kill off this revolutionary example. In past  months, the world’s mainstream media have rallied around Bush’s efforts to paint… Read more »

Dateline U.S.A. – LaRouche: Fascism Restyled for the New Millennium

Summer/Autumn 2003

Nine years out of prison, Lyndon LaRouche is once again campaigning to be U.S. president. But his influence reaches beyond the U.S.A. to Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, Australia and elsewhere via electoral campaigns, speaking engagements, a host of well-funded organizations, and the media, including his own numerous publications and web sites. LaRouche writes… Read more »

War of Ideas – September 11, 2001: Feminist Perspectives Reviewed

Summer/Autumn 2003

Just weeks ago, travelling to the U.S., I had a dose of the “anti-terror” measures introduced as a result of the shocking events of 11 September 2001. From Melbourne onwards, each airport was effectively a military checkpoint. I particularly remember Honolulu, on the way home, where the only passengers pulled out of the line-up for… Read more »

U.S. Court Hands Freedom Socialist Party Electoral Law Victory!

Winter/Spring 2002

On June 12, the Oregon Court of Appeals struck down as unconstitutional a 1905 state law which prevents political parties from appearing on the ballot if they share a single word in their names with an already recognised party. Jordana Sardo, who attempted to run as a Freedom Socialist Party (FSP) candidate for the State… Read more »

Resistance swells to stop the war at home & abroad

Summer/Autumn 2002

It didn’t take long for George W. Bush to show just who he had in mind when he declared his war on terrorism. The horrifying September 11 carnage provided U.S. authorities with an excuse not only for the murderous bombing of Afghanistan and a bully campaign against that whole region of the world, but also… Read more »

Special report from Pakistan: Working women spearhead resistance to U.S. war, religious fundamentalism and the Musharraf dictatorship

Summer/Autumn 2002

The Pentagon and its propaganda mouthpiece, CNN, would have us believe that the U.S.-led war against Afghanistan is between the “free world” and the Taliban. The U.S. government struts around as a liberator and brings out “First Lady” Laura Bush to justify the destruction of Afghanistan because of the Taliban’s horrific sexism. That the CIA… Read more »