Notes from the US

January 20th: Freedom’s long-running US correspondent Louis Further does his monthly roundup of some of the lesser-known stories that have emerged over the last few weeks.

Cell V: Abolishing Legally Sanctioned Totalitarian Spaces

January 19th: From the forests of Poland to the cells of Germany, this cross-border investigation examines the threat of the institutionalised violence and death faced by refugees both in police custody and on the border to Europe.

The Association of Gerontocrats who Steal the Future

January 18th: The effect of the Kazakhstan protests is such that an authoritarian zone has emerged under the governance of old men who are not afraid to soil their hands with blood.

“Anarchism” is just a name- a review of Anarchism and the Black Revolution and The Nation on No Map: Black Anarchism and Abolition

January 13th: Anarchism and the Black Revolution by Lorenzo Kom’boa Ervin Pluto Press The Nation on No Map: Black Anarchism and Abolition by William C.

70 years ago: Imperial greed on Africa’s west coast

January 7th: Amid the horrors of the Mau Mau uprising Britain’s malignant role in 1950s West and Southern Africa is less well covered, but it wasn’t entirely ignored by progressives, as today’s featured article from Freedom‘s January 5th issue of 1952 shows.

A roundup of radical activism in Britain in 2021

January 2nd: 2021 has been a big year for protest, occupations and direct action.

HS2 from the ground up

December 28th: The £100 billion High Speed 2 (HS2) rail project is in serious trouble, with its northern section recently being gutted and even its southern half under pressure.

50 years on: The trials of Purdie and Prescott

December 14th: In this extract from the mid-December 1971 issue of Freedom, Nicolas Walter reported on court proceedings in the cases of Ian Purdie and Jake Prescott as they faced accusations of conspiring towards a series of bombings attributed to the anarchist Angry Brigade.

Review: Lost in Work

December 12th: Amelia Horgan’s Lost in Work acts both as a bread and butter introduction to why and how work under capitalism is so bad, and as a provocation to the left’s standard understanding of work and organising.

Secularism, laïcité and France’s obsession with the veil

November 25th: Last month, in the city of Drancy in the Parisien banlieu, where 80 years ago Jews were held in camps before being put on trains to faraway work and death camps, potential 2022 French presidential candidate Eric Zemmour (whose Islamophobic bile is claiming more and more space on the airwaves) was involved in a TV