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From Ferguson to Harlem — Demilitarize the cops, end police violence!

Massive militarization of police forces has intensified a racist Rambo mentality among U.S. cops, as they disproportionately kill young African American men with impunity. Among the latest victims is Michael Brown, an 18-year-old, college-bound resident

Fast-food workers strike on Sept. 4

In their biggest action since launching the fight for $15 per hour, better working conditions and union rights, fast-food workers joined by homecare unionists took to the streets in 150 cities across the country. More

Freedom Socialist editorial — Ebola: fruit of poverty and racism

On Sept. 16, President Obama finally announced increased, but still woefully inadequate, aid to West Africa to fight the devastating Ebola epidemic. It came only after the president of Liberia desperately appealed for U.S. help.

Freedom Socialist editorial — A sad day for ILWU

In August, five different locals of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) approved a heart-wrenching contract. Key was the gutting of its hiring hall — a source of union power on the docks that

Freedom Socialist editorial — Obama declares war … on civilians

President Obama reassured the nation in his special press conference on Sept. 10 that no U.S. “boots on the ground” would be used to “degrade and destroy” ISIS — just bombers. So therefore, this country
In celebration of a Native American Thanksgiving feast

In celebration of a Native American Thanksgiving feast

A time to honor and thank the First Nations

Living wage fight flourishes in California — Campaigns underway in San Francisco, Oakland, Los Angeles, and San Diego

As the cost of living in California climbs upward at a racer’s pace, alliances of progressives, socialists and trade unionists have launched intense campaigns to raise the minimum wage in cities across the state. San

Dateline Australia — Fight-back against austerity needs union leadership

An infamous image said it all. After drafting the largest attack on the poor in Australia’s history with a drastic budget scheme, chief finance minister (treasurer) Joe Hockey and his deputy were photographed smoking cigars

Freedom Socialist Party political resolution — Amid recession, reaction and rebellion: A world to win, a planet to save

This political resolution, written on behalf of the Freedom Socialist Party National Committee and incorporating changes by the FSP membership, was adopted at the party’s May 2014 convention. It is an inspiring call to arms

South Africa unionists break with ANC

After 20 years of squandered post-apartheid rule by the African National Congress (ANC), South African unionists are making historic decisions toward their liberation. On October 27, 2014 the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa

Should socialists align with Greens and liberals? Events in New York pose electoral questions once more

In the November 2014 election season, voter participation hit a record low. This is more than just a mid-term slump. Voters are increasingly alienated from the two major parties. Only slightly more than a third

Freedom Socialist Soapbox: 20 good things in 2014

The world sucks. It seems a dark and dangerous place. The stream of news about the evil doings by imperialists, opportunist politicians, and thugs appears to prove the point. Even Noam Chomsky recently wrote “human

Seattle tenants mobilize against massive rent hikes

Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) is pushing a proposal called “Stepping Forward” that could kick many low-income tenants out of their homes. The plan would raise rent for households with at least one “work-able” adult: anyone

Rasmea Odeh conviction part of US “war on dissent”

The U.S. government has waged a “War on Terror” since 9/11. Actually it’s a war on dissent — one that includes systematically trying to silence, intimidate and criminalize those who speak out for Palestinian rights.

The war on retirement security: How bosses and bankers are cracking your nest egg

One year ago last November, in Washington State, the Boeing Co. told 30,000 members of the International Association of Machinists: Stick ’em up! Your pensions or your jobs! CEO’s threatened to move new work out

Major victory for tenacious Navajo Nation

The Navajo Nation, the largest and most populous in the country, recently won $554 million from the U.S., the largest ever to a single Native American tribe. This will settle an eight-year lawsuit over the

Outrage at government massacre of student activists erupts throughout Mexico

There is a terrible permanence of repression in Mexico. On Oct. 2, 1968, federal police opened fire on student demonstrators in the Tlatelolco district of Mexico City. They killed an unknown number — between 300