Freedom Socialist Newspaper

Vol. 43, No. 4 (August-September 2022)

Supreme Injustice

Supreme Injustice

The reversal of Roe v. Wade guts a century of gains in reproductive rights in the most reactionary Supreme Court session in 50 years.
The Cuban powder keg

The Cuban powder keg

Massive protest against impoverishment is ruthlessly repressed, as the government has abandoned socialist aspirations. But the Cubans have not.
The aftermath of the murder of George Floyd

The aftermath of the murder of George Floyd

Floyd’s murder set off an international explosion against police killings with calls to stop the violence, defend the police and fund social services. Two years later, what has changed?
A socialist take on the January 6 hearings and the failed fascist-led coup

A socialist take on the January 6 hearings and the failed fascist-led coup

Fascist thugs, lying and/or cowardly politicians, and the razor-thin veneer of U.S. democracy — the Jan. 6 hearings exposed them all.
Rage erupts at Supreme Court ruling on abortion

Rage erupts at Supreme Court ruling on abortion

Infuriated protesters poured into the streets on June 24 with the message "Unjust laws will be broken!"
Colonial legacy of queer and trans discrimination in Africa

Colonial legacy of queer and trans discrimination in Africa

LGBTQ+ is not foreign to Africa. Bigotry against it was imported by the earliest European invaders. And the queer and trans community is fighting back.
A girl holds a goat and a sign reading "Jennifer."

The truth about microcredit

A feel-good neoliberal fairy tale that is to be smoke and mirrors. In reality, poor people in Latin America and Africa are preyed upon these predatory lenders.
World Beat

World Beat

Sparks fly between China and U.S. over Taiwan; A landslide victory for reaction in the Philippines; Revolution betrayed in Nicaragua.
Hot war, Cold War, and irrepressible revolution

Hot war, Cold War, and irrepressible revolution

An excerpt from A Worker’s Guide to the 20th Century.
Four thousand gather at diverse, youthful Labor Notes Conference 2022

Four thousand gather at diverse, youthful Labor Notes Conference 2022

The energetic gathering in Chicago highlighted global solidarity, undoing racism, LGBTQ+ struggles and new young labor leadership. Needed: a stronger dose of feminism.
Wage woes in the USA

Wage woes in the USA

This graphic shows how low the minimum wage is in many states of the USA.
Fuel prices — an incendiary global issue

Fuel prices — an incendiary global issue

Corporate profits and oligarchs, not scarcity, are the main cause of gas hikes worldwide. Rebellion and a publicly-owned energy industry worldwide is the answer.
Courageous whistleblowers — salute and defend them!

Courageous whistleblowers — salute and defend them!

From very early times, brave people have exposed government and corporate crimes, most unrecognized. They deserve public esteem and staunch defense.
How US genocide and bigotry shaped Nazi race law

How US genocide and bigotry shaped Nazi race law

Hitler’s American Model by Prof. James Whitman tells how German attorneys studied U.S. law, culture and history to develop the legal underpinnings of German fascism.
Anita Hill, Amber Heard, and #MeToo

Anita Hill, Amber Heard, and #MeToo

The U.S. right wing is dragging women back under white nationalists and sexists. Why? Because they are “leaders of rebellions large and small.”
Colonialism’s poison-pill exit from India

Colonialism’s poison-pill exit from India

The religious, patriarchal and ethnic violence unleashed by Britain’s partition of India in 1947 is alive and well today.
End the pressure to pray

End the pressure to pray

Student-athletes have enough pressure on them without the Supreme Court adding to it. No one should have to pray to play.
Grotesque effigies hang on a tall corrugated fencing.

End the carnage at the border

No more deaths! Stop racist Border Patrol terror!
Keyboard and pen

Letters to the editor, August 2022

Feedback from readers on recent articles in the Freedom Socialist.