FREEDOM SOCIALIST NEWSPAPER

June-July 2019

From livable city to company town: How Amazon and Boeing ate Seattle

From livable city to company town: How Amazon and Boeing ate Seattle

In just a couple decades, billionaire businesses have intensified poverty, homelessness and dislocation in Seattle. This city has a long tradition of labor rebellion which it can surely revive.
History was made at the first national queers of color conference, 1979

History was made at the first national queers of color conference, 1979

From the archives of the Freedom Socialist, this article describes a milestone conference in D.C. hosted by the Coalition of Black Gays. It was attended by hundreds of Blacks, Chicanos, Native Americans, Asian Americans, whites, Puerto Ricans, Mexicans, Nicaraguans and Canadians — with radical politics and promise.
Socialists: we’re not all the same

Socialists: we’re not all the same

Revolutionary versus democratic socialists • Why not run as a Democrat in elections • The point of a revolutionary party — vital discussion for all radicalized activists.
Anti-feminism, racism, bureaucracy — The meltdown of International Socialist Organization

Anti-feminism, racism, bureaucracy — The meltdown of International Socialist Organization

An analysis of the roots of ISO’s disintegration, and an explanation of why feminism, anti-racism and a revolutionary party are key to principled radical organizing.
Latin American updates

Latin American updates

U.S. returns to the “big stick” in Venezuela; in Mexico, maquila strikers spread demands for union democracy.
Exposing the roots of MS-13: Immigrant youth need jobs and education

Exposing the roots of MS-13: Immigrant youth need jobs and education

Caribbean immigrant author explains why the U.S. is pivotal in creating youth gangs, and calls for a halt to the demonization and police violence against Latino gangs.
Christchurch, New Zealand: Rise in fascist terror cries out for urgent action

Christchurch, New Zealand: Rise in fascist terror cries out for urgent action

This statement by the Australian sections of Freedom Socialist Party and of Radical Women came out immediately after the March massacre of Muslins in New Zealand.
US Women’s Soccer team closes ranks for equal pay

US Women’s Soccer team closes ranks for equal pay

This world champion, vastly popular squad of athletes is winning victories against astonishing sexist discrimination, and stirring others to do likewise.
A political awakening in the age of Trump

A political awakening in the age of Trump

A graduate from the right-to-work state of Idaho, on why he joined the Freedom Socialist Party.
Book review: Revolution, She Wrote

Book review: Revolution, She Wrote

Author Clara Fraser explains with attitude why her long-lived life was thrilling and fulfilled — because she’d been fighting for a better future for all. “The momentum of history, like the logic of science, is on our side.”
Hotel workers’ shining example

Hotel workers’ shining example

Rank-and-file leads the way in Connecticut.
A witness to lasting ruin in Vietnam

A witness to lasting ruin in Vietnam

A riveting report on visiting the War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City. “Vietnam’s torment was part of a long line of capitalist conquests that continue to this day.”
Labor Weather Report, June 2019

Labor Weather Report, June 2019

April 2019 — Stop & Shop: win and loss. Over three thousand Stop & Shop supermarket workers in New England
Rainbow warriors needed!

Rainbow warriors needed!

On this 50th anniversary year of the courageous Stonewall rebellion, LGBTQ leadership is again needed on the frontlines against today’s bigots of reaction.
Defend Assange and Manning

Defend Assange and Manning

Shame on the mainstream press for applauding the arrest of WikiLeaks journalist Julian Assange, and timidly reporting the re-jailing of trans woman Chelsea Manning for the “crime” of whistleblowing. Stop the war on freedom of the press!
All out for the planet

All out for the planet

Hats off to the million students worldwide who protested global warming on March 15! Let’s follow the leadership of youth. It’s a battle we all need to win.
Letters to the editor, June 2019

Letters to the editor, June 2019

Readers’ opinion on Freedom Socialist articles.