Freedom Socialist Newspaper

Vol. 41, No. 5 (October – November 2020)

A crowd of protesters in front of a tall dark building, with the words FED GOONS OUT OF PDX projected up on the front.

Shredding the Constitution: federal police invade Portland and beyond

With cops of every description on the rampage, resistance is fertile.
Overcoming a combined threat: ultra-right gangs and Trump

Overcoming a combined threat: ultra-right gangs and Trump

How working people can deal with both an increasingly aggressive right wing and a president who seems to want the job for life.
Two children holding plastic jugs walk away from the camera past a pile of rubble. One of the children is looking over her shoulder smiling.

Yemen devastated while the world looks away

Bombings, pandemics, locust swarms and famine bring genocide to Yemen, as humanitarian aid dwindles. Add to that oil, and a budding dictator ...
Seven people, all wearing masks and rubber gloves, pose beside boxes of supplies.

Navajo Nation’s uphill battle against Covid-19

In the face of deadly U.S. government indifference, women lead the charge in caring for the sick and elderly.
Seen from the back, a man in very casual attire sits in front of a desktop computer and two laptop computers. A shelf full of books is perched above his head.

Working from home: who wins, who loses?

It sounds great, but does the reality live up to the hype?
Democrats and the myth of the lesser evil

Democrats and the myth of the lesser evil

Certainly, conditions for workers and oppressed people are dire under Trump & Co. But is the Democratic Party the solution?
FSP endorses Socialist Action candidate Jeff Mackler for president

FSP endorses Socialist Action candidate Jeff Mackler for president

Write-in candidate Mackler stands for the systemic change we need while putting forward concrete proposals that address the crises we face here and now.
People marching with a large banner that reads AUSTRALIA: HANDS OFF TIMOR OIL. Another sign has a kangaroo graphic and the text MEDIAN LINE = 1/2 WAY. referencing the median line.

Book review: Oil Under Troubled Water — how Australia exploited Timor-Leste

Oil Under Troubled Water, by Bernard Collaery, is subtitled Australia’s Timor Sea Intrigue. Key protagonists in the plot are the
A screenshot of video showing a frightened-looking young Black girl. In the foreground can be seen the shoulder of a uniformed policeman. — MSNBC RIGHT NOW — 5-YEAR-OLD HANDCUFFED

Cops out of schools: Break the pipeline to prison

Behavior that would have gotten detention now gets handcuffs. It’s time to get armed police out of schools.
A mixed crowd, with an "erased" area in the middle, with the word MISSING.

Census 2020: erasing immigrants and people of color

Why the census is important and how Trump is manipulating it to inflame racism and xenophobia and normalize his rule by decree.
A socialist feminist response to Covid-19

A socialist feminist response to Covid-19

Nine fundamental demands on what to teach and fight for in the wake of this pandemic.
The cover of The Poverty Industry book, with a background of run-down buildings.

Exposing the greedy bastards who prey on poor people

The current coronavirus pandemic has demonstrated the sharp inequities in our country. Due to lack of medical care, overcrowded living
A photo collage depicting two hands juggling a jar of coins, a spatula, a book, a box wrench, and a clock.

Working moms are never in shutdown

Oakland plumber and mother recounts the trials and tribulations of keeping it all together during Covid-19.
Keeping alive my family’s socialist roots

Keeping alive my family’s socialist roots

Raised in the Dominican Republic on stories recounted by his communist grandmother, Luis Tejada believes in the power of socialist revolution.
Planet or profit — the choice is clear

Planet or profit — the choice is clear

At this point of no return, global solidarity and ecosocialism are a must.
A basketball on an empty court.

NBA players’ strike — the workers united!

Pro basketball players proved that, when united against systemic racism, they are stronger than the big-money league owners.
Shut down Fort Hood!

Shut down Fort Hood!

This Texas base has the highest incidence of sexual harassment, rape and murder in the Army. It deserves to close.
Letters to the editor, October 2020

Letters to the editor, October 2020

An update on Mumia abu-Jamal; how the ERA was lost; outdated environmental science; farmworker rights; and a salute to Emma Goldman.