FREEDOM SOCIALIST NEWSPAPER

June-July 2019

From livable city to company town: How Amazon and Boeing ate Seattle

From livable city to company town: How Amazon and Boeing ate Seattle

In just a couple decades, billionaire businesses have intensified poverty, homelessness and dislocation in Seattle. This city has a long tradition of labor rebellion which it can surely revive.
History was made at the first national queers of color conference

History was made at the first national queers of color conference

This 1979 article from the Freedom Socialist describes the radical politics and international scope of a milestone conference in D.C.
Socialists: we’re not all the same

Socialists: we’re not all the same

Revolutionary versus democratic socialists • The role of socialists in elections • The point of a Trotskyist party
Anti-feminism, racism, bureaucracy — The meltdown of International Socialist Organization

Anti-feminism, racism, bureaucracy — The meltdown of International Socialist Organization

An analysis of the roots of ISO’s disintegration, and an explanation of why feminism, anti-racism and a revolutionary party are key to principled radical organizing.
Latin American updates

Latin American updates

U.S. returns to the “big stick” in Venezuela; in Mexico, maquila strikers spread demands for union democracy.
Christchurch, New Zealand: Rise in fascist terror cries out for urgent action

Christchurch, New Zealand: Rise in fascist terror cries out for urgent action

This statement by the Australian sections of Freedom Socialist Party and of Radical Women came out immediately after the March massacre of Muslins in New Zealand.
US Women’s Soccer team closes ranks for equal pay

US Women’s Soccer team closes ranks for equal pay

This world champion, vastly popular squad of athletes is winning victories against astonishing sexist discrimination, and stirring others to do likewise.
A political awakening in the age of Trump

A political awakening in the age of Trump

An émigré to Seattle from the right-to-work state of Idaho recounts how the 2016 election "shattered my apathy."
Book review: Revolution, She Wrote

Book review: Revolution, She Wrote

Author Clara Fraser explains with attitude why her long-lived life was thrilling and fulfilled — because she’d been fighting for a better future for all. “The momentum of history, like the logic of science, is on our side.”
Hotel workers’ shining example

Hotel workers’ shining example

Rank-and-file leads the way in Connecticut.
A witness to lasting ruin in Vietnam

A witness to lasting ruin in Vietnam

A riveting report on visiting the War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City.
Labor Weather Report, June 2019

Labor Weather Report, June 2019

Wins, losses, and ongoing struggles for janitors, garment workers, and supermarket employees from Jordan to the U.S. South and North.
Rainbow warriors needed!

Rainbow warriors needed!

On this 50th anniversary year of the courageous Stonewall rebellion, LGBTQ leadership is again needed on the frontlines against today’s bigots of reaction.
Defend Assange and Manning

Defend Assange and Manning

Stop the war on freedom of the press!
All out for the planet

All out for the planet

Hats off to the millions of students worldwide who are protesting global warming! Let’s follow their lead and fight to win the battle to protect the Earth and its inhabitants
Letters to the editor, June 2019

Letters to the editor, June 2019

Readers’ opinion on Freedom Socialist articles.