FREEDOM SOCIALIST NEWSPAPER

December 2019-January 2020

Young climate combatants call for racial, global justice

Young climate combatants call for racial, global justice

Youthful organizers inject urgency and multi-issue politics into this critical movement.
How the impeachment of Trump exposes the rot at the core of the two-party system

How the impeachment of Trump exposes the rot at the core of the two-party system

Switching in Pence for Trump: worthless. Exposing fundamental rot in the system: priceless.
Renewed feminist and labor resistance forces the hand of the Iranian police state

Renewed feminist and labor resistance forces the hand of the Iranian police state

True stories of brave women radicals standing up to Iranian government and winning freedom with international help.
A large multiracial group of men and women with UAW picket signs.

The return of the strike: Labor’s ranks are getting their mojo back

U.S. labor flexes its collective power with major strikes by Chicago teachers and GM auto workers.
Eleven people of color sit around a table covered with papers and snacks, their reflections visible in a window behind them.

High spirits and strong resolve

Freedom Socialist Party members and friends convene to analyze U.S. and world events and plan forward action.
Imperialist rivalry fans flames of war and genocide in Syria

Imperialist rivalry fans flames of war and genocide in Syria

The Kurds and other rebels need international solidarity around overthrowing capitalism — breeding ground of permanent war.
A rich-looking cartoon figure holds an umbrella as paper money falls from the sky.

The corporate bankruptcy scam

How the rich get richer by going broke, and stealing from workers and the public.
Water crisis in Newark, New Jersey

Water crisis in Newark, New Jersey

Interview: leader in fight to halt lead poisoning censures city inaction and urges community to speak out.
Benjamin Gantz in military fatiugues, carrying a rifle, next to a photo of Benjamin Netanyahu sitting at a desk smiling while talking on a telephone.

Israeli elections: turmoil at the top, no democracy in sight

As hard-right, pro-war politics prevail, world opinion is no longer uncritical of anti-Palestinian Israel.
Why do so few vote?

Why do so few vote?

The answers won’t surprise — severe voter suppression, barriers to third-party opposition, and voters disgusted with no real choices.
New insights into Marx’s environmentalism

New insights into Marx’s environmentalism

New book examines unpublished notebooks of Marx that reveal he was the first ecosocialist.
Joker: Just another comic book movie?

Joker: Just another comic book movie?

Or does it say something about the world?
Why I Joined FSP: Desperately seeking socialism; also found feminism

Why I Joined FSP: Desperately seeking socialism; also found feminism

Emma Allen explains how it all came together for her, leaving no one out.
A different kind of water warriors

A different kind of water warriors

Amy Gray-Schlink, now the only woman plumber at the San Francisco Water Department, tells how and why she and cohorts fought for and won safety measures by forming Strength in Numbers, an organization properly named SIN.
A man chips off part of the Berlin Wall, which is covered with graffiti.

Fall of the Berlin Wall, 30 years on

It wasn’t really about the “death of communism.” It was about the failure of Stalinism, to which capitalism has hardly been an answer to celebrate.
Hillary Clinton conjures up a new “red” threat

Hillary Clinton conjures up a new “red” threat

On the centennial of the Palmer Raids, Clinton is reviving commie baiting by calling Green Party leader a “Russian asset.” Warning to all lefties — beware of embedding with Democrats!
Kshama Sawant speaking at a podium underneath a banner that reads "DUMP WELLS FARGO, USE CREDIT UNIONS"

Take that, Amazon! Sawant wins again

Seattle voters said “Hell no!” to red-baiting billionaires, and defeated five of the seven Amazon-backed candidates for City Council! Up-front socialist Kshama Savant was especially targeted — and won.

Labor Weather Report, December 2019

A glance at how some workers and their unions are faring in the class struggle in Bagladesh, Zimbabwe, and France.
A photo composite of John Bolton, Sarah Sanders, Rick Perry, and Omar Bashir.

Letters to the editor — December 2019

Readers’ opinions and fight-back announcements.