Freedom Socialist Newspaper

Vol. 42, No. 5 (October-November 2021)

Unions push for bold reform

Unions push for bold reform

What is the PRO Act? And what will it take to win it? Lessons of history’s militant strikes and solidarity, led by rank-and-file unionists, point the way.
A "Vote Here" sign in four languages; a line of people from the back stand waiting.

What is behind the racist attacks on voting rights?

Facts and figures on how big money funds assaults on the voting rights of a multi-racial populace, which has HAD it with billionaire power.
Women take up arms for survival, liberation

Women take up arms for survival, liberation

In war-ravaged patriarchies like Kurdistan to Tigray and Afghanistan, women are defending themselves.
Exposing the lie of “Compassion Seattle”

Exposing the lie of “Compassion Seattle”

This interview of Black housing activist Tye Reed reveals Seattle’s pretentious charter amendment campaign, which will not solve exploding homelessness.
A stack of books on a school desk. Titles include The Souls of Black Folk; How to Be an Antiracist; Racism without Racists; The New Jim Crow; and Caste Class & Race.

Whitewashing US History: The right-wing assault on Critical Race Theory

What are the book-burners trying to achieve with their racist and truth-defying attack on CRT?
Core Group and imperialism out of Haiti

Core Group and imperialism out of Haiti

A statement by the Committee for Revolutionary International Regroupment (CRIR).
Starbucks baristas organize in Buffalo, New York

Starbucks baristas organize in Buffalo, New York

If the energetic Buffalo union drive wins, it would be the only union in any of the 8,000 Starbucks-owned U.S. locations.
A woman in a headwrap and medical mask walks past a sign reading "VACCINE OUT OF STOCK."

Covid-19 vaccine distribution is a disaster

The pandemic underscores the life and death differences between global haves and have-nots.
Frustration boils over in Cuba

Frustration boils over in Cuba

USA blockade, hunger, and inflation spark popular revolt.
Robin Hood program for working-class survival

Robin Hood program for working-class survival

A 10-point plan that advocates taking from the rich and the Pentagon to give to those hit hard by economic blows.
Tales of Lebanese feminism and rebellion

Tales of Lebanese feminism and rebellion

When women move, so does the struggle – that’s clear from this fascinating graphic novel about Lebanese feminists’ historical battles, and the commonality of their struggles worldwide.
The search for stolen Native children

The search for stolen Native children

Native elder Ann Rogers rebukes the criminal hypocrisy of the government and the Catholic Church for their forced assimilation and abuse of Indian children.
Landlocked Afghanistan is surrounded by six countries: Iran to the west; Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan, to the north; a very short border with China; and shares a long southern border with Pakistan.

In Afghanistan, peace means war

FSP urges readers to assist radicals trying to get out of the country.
Abortion rights from Mexico to the U.S.

Abortion rights from Mexico to the U.S.

U.S. feminists should take a page from the militant Mexican women’s movement.