FBI target Hatem Abudayyeh defends the right to dissent

April 2011

On Sept. 24, 2010, the FBI raided the homes of anti-war and socialist activists, including that of Hatem Abudayyeh and his family. Soon after the raids the FBI subpoenaed Hatem and 22 other people in the Midwest to appear before a federal grand jury impaneled in Chicago. So far, all have invoked their Fifth Amendment… Read more »

Freedom Socialist Letters to the Editor

June 2011

SAVE OUR SCHOOLS See you in D.C. The Save Our Schools March and National Call to Action, July 28-31 in Washington, D.C., is gaining support from parents, teachers, students, and working people across the country. Teachers’ unions in eleven states, including Massachusetts, Colorado, Wisconsin, Florida and California have endorsed the mobilization and July actions. We… Read more »

FBI targets Chicano leader Carlos Montes

August 2011

Long-time Los Angeles activist Carlos Montes had his door smashed in by gun-toting FBI agents and cops on May 17. Refusing to answer questions about Freedom Road Socialist Organization, he now faces bogus firearms charges. Sign the petition for him at the ­Committee to Stop FBI Repression website. Also see: FBI papers left at raid… Read more »

FBI papers left at raid expose anti-red witch-hunt

August 2011

Between September 2010 and May 2011, 24 Midwest and Los Angeles antiwar, labor, and international solidarity organizers were raided, questioned, harassed, and some face grand jury subpoenas. If they refuse to testify, they can be imprisoned for up to 18 months. For more information, check out www.stopfbi.net. Why is the Obama administration cracking down on… Read more »

Updates on Marissa Alexander; Longview ILWU; Carlos Montes

August 2012

Survivor of domestic violence gets 20 years by Margaret Viggiani In August 2010, only nine days after giving birth, Marissa Alexander fired a warning shot into the kitchen ceiling of her home in Jacksonville, Fla., to fend off her abusive estranged husband. Alexander is a young Black mother of three. The jury deliberated 12 minutes… Read more »

Freedom Socialist editorial: How to stymie FBI raids and grand juries

October 2012

THEY MUST BE RUNNING scared, the powers-that-be and their police multitudes. Because armed raids and secret grand juries against political dissidents are on the rise. First they came for 23 socialist, anti-war, and union movement leaders in the Midwest. Then they went after Carlos Montes, a respected Chicano union and immigrant rights organizer in Los… Read more »

FS Book Review: Searing memoir recounts courage, tragedy of Panthers

February 2013

Aaron Dixon’s memoir of the Black Panther Party shows the BPP’s exhilarating, meteoric rise, then its excruciating degeneration after the government’s bloody campaign of assassinations, frame-ups and dirty tricks. It spans the period from the party’s emergence as a nationwide mass revolutionary organization after the 1968 assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. to its tragic… Read more »

Freedom Socialist editorial — Cuban Five win release of secret documents

October 2013

At long last, the U.S. State Department has been ordered by a federal district court to turn over secret documents about its criminal conduct in the renowned case of the Cuban Five. Specifically, the U.S. government secretly paid Miami-based journalists who were reporting on the trial to turn the public, including the un-sequestered jury, against… Read more »