In the 25th anniversary reissue of his book Hammer and Hoe, Robin D.G. Kelley tells the absorbing story of the courage and perseverance of Black communists working underground in the… Read more »
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500 years of police brutality
Police stand guard against Occupy Wall Street and union protesters on May Day 2012. Five hundred years before Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and Tamir Rice were murdered by police, white… Read more »
Freedom Socialist editorial — Exposed: racist college administrators
Bastions of higher education are quaking as Black students target relentless racism. And college administrations should shake. Despite paying lip service to diversity, most U.S. campuses have done away with… Read more »
Black Lives Matter: A “pop-up movement” or one with lasting impact?
Black Lives Matter. As a slogan, this simple statement captures a profound truth: for Blacks, fighting racism is a matter of survival. Not only because of murders by police, but… Read more »
The racist past and present of right-to-work leglislation
Slavery and Jim Crow paved the way for the misnamed, anti-union legislation.
Solving Flint’s toxic water crisis
Local officials put profit above the community’s health and safety — and the community fights back.
Freedom Socialist Letters to the Editor — April 2016
Political prisoner news, a salute to Heidi Durham, thanks for the article on Puerto Rico, and more.
Chicano struggle for liberation provides lessons for all
Viva la Raza: A History of Chicano Identity and Resistance by Yolanda Alaniz and Megan Cornish, Red Letter Press (2008), 368 pages. ISBN 0-932323-28-6. Yolanda Alaniz and Megan Cornish have… Read more »
Resistance is not a crime: Lex Wotton must not do time!
Support continues to swell for the campaign to force the dropping of all charges against Lex Wotton, the respected Aboriginal community member accused of leading a riot on Palm Island… Read more »
1981: Apartheid sparks showdown in New Zealand
12 September 1981 was the fifth anniversary of the death of the radical black South African activist, Steve Biko, in police custody. That day, the South African rugby union team,… Read more »