Freedom Socialist Newspaper

Vol. 43, No. 5 (October-November 2022)

Supreme Court assails tribal sovereignty

Supreme Court assails tribal sovereignty

It will take collaborative organizing among all human rights organizers to defend Indian Country from the right-wing Supreme Court.
Fed-up railroad workers ready to strike

Fed-up railroad workers ready to strike

Safety issues are just one reason workers from a dozen railroad unions have threatened to shut down the freight lines.
Who gets to define a recession?

Who gets to define a recession?

Is it one of those things that "you know it when you see it"?
Victoria’s unjust bail laws must be fixed

Victoria’s unjust bail laws must be fixed

Women and First Nations people too often languish in jail before trial, even if they can afford bail.
How women won free abortion on demand in Argentina

How women won free abortion on demand in Argentina

Working-class, poor and young women rocked the Argentinan halls of power and won abortion rights for the first time in January 2021.
The spreading pain of the war in Ukraine

The spreading pain of the war in Ukraine

Putin’s aggression is causing economic hardship, humanitarian crisis, and fear of World War III across Europe.
Safe drinking water: only for the rich?

Safe drinking water: only for the rich?

Government racism and gross incompetence keep toxic lead water pipes in place, continually poisoning poor neighborhoods, especially children of color.
AMLO: The deceptions of a populist demagogue

AMLO: The deceptions of a populist demagogue

President Obrador’s veneer of progressivism is wearing thin. Article penned by a member of the editorial board of El Socialista, the newspaper of the Partido Obrero Socialista.
Aftershock: the repercussions of Black maternal mortality

Aftershock: the repercussions of Black maternal mortality

The U.S. is the most dangerous industrialized country for giving birth, especially for women of color and their families. This shocking documentary on Hulu is a must-see.
Monkeypox queer-shaming echoes AIDS crisis

Monkeypox queer-shaming echoes AIDS crisis

It’s taken the angry LGBTQ+ community and healthcare workers to expose callous government inaction and organize for vaccinations and treatment.
Mississippi goddam (so sang the great Nina Simone)

Mississippi goddam (so sang the great Nina Simone)

Jackson’s 82% Black residents are up against torrential rains with a dilapidated water system, unlivable wages and failed healthcare –“racism to the umpteenth degree.”
Afghan starvation — made in the USA

Afghan starvation — made in the USA

Famine in Afghanistan can only be relieved by the Biden administration returning $9.5 billion of the country’s money frozen in U.S. financial institutions.
Go all the way with student debt relief

Go all the way with student debt relief

Biden’s reprieve was a good start -- yet over half of borrowers, most of them Black, still owe 95% of their original loans!
Letters to the editor, October 2022

Letters to the editor, October 2022

Feedback from our readers on the energy crisis, poetry, and LGBTQ+ rights in Africa.
Long live the fighting spirit of Albert Woodfox!

Long live the fighting spirit of Albert Woodfox!

A salute to falsely convicted Black Panther and Angola 3 activist who recently died of Covid complications, six years after he was finally freed after 44 years of solitary confinement.