Freedom Socialist Newspaper

Vol. 43, No. 3 (June-July 2022)

This is war — Let’s turn the tide for legal abortion

This is war — Let’s turn the tide for legal abortion

Needed: massive anger forged into multi-racial, working-class, united feminist action.
Black farmers battle systemic land theft

Black farmers battle systemic land theft

An exposé of the U.S. government’s century of racist actions against farmers of color.
Gender-choice passport victory

Gender-choice passport victory

The U.S. joins other countries that offer a third gender option on official documents — a good step in a larger battle.
Privatizing Medicare: A bipartisan stealth attack

Privatizing Medicare: A bipartisan stealth attack

Medicare money comes out of workers’ paychecks and funds healthcare for elders and poor people of all ages. Beware of “Medicare Advantage” and REACH! They tell massive lies.
Let Ukraine and the world live in peace

Let Ukraine and the world live in peace

No to Putin and no to Biden! Afghan radicals, themselves victims of U.S., NATO and Russian destruction, call for a global united front against all imperialist warmongers.
What’s next for a planet on the precipice?

What’s next for a planet on the precipice?

The new UN climate report is compelling and chilling. But how can we win implementation of the necessary solutions?
White House accuses Russia of war crimes: Takes one to know one

White House accuses Russia of war crimes: Takes one to know one

This account of U.S. warfare tactics and the UN International Criminal Court’s uselessness tells the tale.
US Congress ruthlessly slashes Covid funding

US Congress ruthlessly slashes Covid funding

U.S. politicians and big business have made it clear. Their money is for war, not healthcare.
Academics fortify boycott of Israel

Academics fortify boycott of Israel

Good news! The US Middle East Studies Association has voted to support BDS and join other scholars refusing to collaborate with Israel‘s brutish military occupation.
Labor fightback news

Labor fightback news

Fired tortilla chip makers in Chicago demand jobs back; rising costs fuel a teacher strike in North Macedonia; young mechanics organize in Portland, Oregon.
Interiority, hey?

Interiority, hey?

Poet Nellie Wong — Chinese, American, socialist, feminist, revolutionary. Her interiority is vast and fascinating, timely and in motion.
Rare footage spotlights  1969 Harlem music festival

Rare footage spotlights 1969 Harlem music festival

The film “Summer of Soul” captures the Black music and political spirit of concert-goers in 1969’s protests against racism and the war in Vietnam.
Protesters hold a banner reading "Watch the Film."

Release Melissa Lucio

Wrongly sentenced to death in Texas, Latina Melissa Lucio needs help fighting the legal system. Visit freemelisslucia.org.

One Guatemalan woman’s saga of exile

Originally published in 2012, this moving story of an undocumented mother’s harsh life and fightback in the U.S. is deeply relevant here and now.
Readers and friends show the FS some love and funding

Readers and friends show the FS some love and funding

Help keep the Freedom Socialist going, so that one happy day we can print capitalism’s obituary!
June 2022 Letters to the editor

June 2022 Letters to the editor

Views on two intrepid journalists — assassinated Palestinian-American Shereen Abu Akleh and imprisoned Julian Assange — and feedback from readers on recent articles in the Freedom Socialist.
End white supremacy and the system that breeds it

End white supremacy and the system that breeds it

It's up to freedom-minded people to stand in solidarity with one another against murderous bigots coming out from under their rocks.
Stop the persecution of climate activists as terrorists

Stop the persecution of climate activists as terrorists

The U.S. is desperate to scare off bold activists, who are now called upon to defend each other in the courts and in the streets.