Freedom Socialist Newspaper

Vol. 42, No. 4 (August-September 2021)

The Olympic rings logo, made up of coronaviruses.

The Olympic saga: profit and protest

In Tokyo, concerns about public health were trumped by the IOC's quest for Olympic gold.
Stop the giveaway of  California’s community colleges

Stop the giveaway of California’s community colleges

Attempts to privatize these colleges have been met with fierce push back by students, staff and faculty.
A man finishes making a hand-lettered sign on a table that reads "CAPITALISM: DO NOT RESUSCITATE."

Capitalism: the real pandemic

As a light emerges at the end of the tunnel, the question now is how do we stop the next massive epidemic before it hits.
Resistance flares internationally

Resistance flares internationally

Workers demonstrate for their rights in Argentina and Mexico while Brazilians protest their far-right head of state.
One economy, two realities

One economy, two realities

An investigation into the massively unequal impact of the pandemic-driven meltdown.
San Carlos Apache defend public land

San Carlos Apache defend public land

In Arizona, attempts to build a massive copper mine have run into steadfast pushback by the Indigenous nation. 
US exits Afghanistan

US exits Afghanistan

The Afghan people bear the cost of almost 20 years of deadly conflict.
My rural hometown:  targeted by reactionaries

My rural hometown: targeted by reactionaries

Port Angeles and Sequim, Washington are the latest small towns whose local governments are in the crosshairs of the far right.
DSAers mock Trotsky’s murder

DSAers mock Trotsky’s murder

Democratic Socialists of America leaders tweet “jokes” about Trotsky’s assassination, but violence against leftists is no laughing matter.
End government assaults on the right to protest

End government assaults on the right to protest

Big business and bosses sponsored the backlash against BLM and water protectors — with people of color the frontline targets.
Robin Hood program for working-class survival

Robin Hood program for working-class survival

A 10-point plan that advocates taking from the rich and the Pentagon to give to those hit hard by economic blows.
Chinese Exclusion Act

Chinese Exclusion Act

This PBS documentary highlights the racism and the resistance.
Revenge of the wronged

Revenge of the wronged

Clara Fraser speaks out against mainstream politicians normalizing fascist ideas — and what can be done about it.
Bottlers join United Electrical union

Bottlers join United Electrical union

A successful union drive at one of the largest bottling companies in North America.
Uncle Sam — hands off Haiti!

Uncle Sam — hands off Haiti!

Calling for the U.S. to go into Haiti to "help" after the assassination of President Moïse is a recipe for disaster.
U.S. Senate chamber

Voting rights and gridlock by design

What's happening in Washington D.C. isn't an aberration, it's how the system works.
Turkish women take part in the "Kıyafetime karışma" protest in Kadıköy, Istanbul on July 29, 2017.

Turkish women fight to end violence

Turkey's hard-right president may think that second-class citizenship is the lot of women and the LGBTQ+ community, but thousands in the streets beg to differ.

Letters to the editor, August 2021

The latest feedback from readers near and far.