Freedom Socialist Newspaper

Vol. 42, No. 6 (December 2021-January 2022)

The Green(ish) New Deal

The Green(ish) New Deal

Is it enough? A look at what’s on the table, and what’s needed to save Mother Earth.
Sparking a national defense of reproductive rights

Sparking a national defense of reproductive rights

With the Supreme Court about to reconsider legal protection for abortion, feminists are organizing ferociously to defend and expand all reproductive rights.
How employment numbers lie

How employment numbers lie

Gross under-counting, inequality, and underpay is the truth behind the grossly deflated unemployment statistics.
A protest crowd. The most prominent sign reads: JUSTICE for Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Ramarley Graham and many others. 1199 SEIU.

The murder of Eric Garner: Justice denied

It took seven years for a judicial inquiry to probe the murder of Eric Garner. In the end, no accountability. What will it take to get justice?
International commission investigates Border Patrol crimes

International commission investigates Border Patrol crimes

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights is investigating, for the first time, the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol.
Greyhound penalized $2.2 million for illegal sweeps

Greyhound penalized $2.2 million for illegal sweeps

Militant community organizing exposed the company’s conniving with Border Patrol against passengers of color.
Native children and sovereignty targeted by right-wing lawsuits

Native children and sovereignty targeted by right-wing lawsuits

Ultra-right think tanks are backing lawsuits to destroy the Indian Child Welfare Act. At stake, tribal rights and Native sovereignty.
Biden’s two-faced policy on Yemen war

Biden’s two-faced policy on Yemen war

A recent arms deal between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia means devastation to the Yemeni people.
A picket line. The sign in the foreground reads: ON STRIKE FOR FAIR WAGES AGAINST GLY CONSTRUCTION..

Ranks rebel in Western Washington carpenters’ strike

Union carpenters voted down four contracts, and forced a three-week strike. Get the details on what happened during this rank-and-file driven strike this fall.
Imperialist alliance fuels arms race in Indo-Pacific

Imperialist alliance fuels arms race in Indo-Pacific

With the AUKUS defense agreement, Australia, United Kingdom and the U.S. escalate tensions with China.
Keep socialist Sawant on the Seattle City Council

Keep socialist Sawant on the Seattle City Council

Kshama Sawant is an out-front leftist who is under attack because she has been a voice for the under-served in Seattle.
Respect: The Aretha Franklin story

Respect: The Aretha Franklin story

As a Black woman who faced trauma from childhood on, Franklin fought back through her activism and her music.
A large ship loaded with shipping containers.

The supply chain blues

Megan Cornish, a Marxist theoretician, looks at the absurdity of capitalists unable to get goods for the market.
Afghan girls in a classroom.

Afghanistan: Women under the second Taliban government

A statement by the organization Left Radical of Afghanistan provides insight into Taliban rule and the resistance against it.
Letters to the editor December, 2021

Letters to the editor December, 2021

The latest feedback from readers near and far.
Strike wave rolls across the US

Strike wave rolls across the US

The working class is waking up to its own strength.
Judicial impartiality? What a joke.

Judicial impartiality? What a joke.

The Rittenhouse murder trial was a travesty. As are too many trials. What will it take to get accountability?
Let’s mess with Texas

Let’s mess with Texas

“States’ rights” are just a cover for bigots everywhere.