USA: antifascists and fascists clash outside Islamic convention

More than 100 antifascists and white supremacists, some armed, clashed outside the 55th annual Islamic Society of North America convention at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Huston, Texas. The convention drew thousands of American Muslims for a weekend of talks, festivities and prayers. The tensions run high from the start of the convention on

ICE and the Impact on Communities of Colour

In the last 20 months of the Trump administration, we have seen a continued targeting of communities of color throughout the United States. Trump and his administration of white supremacists have demonstrated that they will work tirelessly to make good on the campaign promises that galvanized much of the conservative base, from the U.S./México border

Texas: San Antonio Occupy ICE camp attacked by nazis

Yesterday morning the activists camping outside of ICE facilities in San Antonio, Texas, were attacked by neo-nazis from Patriot Front group. The camp was trashed, but fortunately nobody was injured. Patriot Front is a Texas-based white supremacist, neo-nazi association. About 15-people strong group, wearing blue shirts and white masks, ambushed the camp, shouting “strong borders,

Aspects of syndicalism in Spain, Sweden and USA

Considering the relative weakness of anarcho-syndicalism in Britain historially, Philip Holgate compares three countries where the revolutionary union idea took off and made a major social impact in Spain, Sweden and the US. Holgate, born at Chesterfield, 1934, studied mathematics at Exeter and spent five years teaching in a progressive school. He was a member of

When Chomsky Worked on Weapons Systems for the Pentagon

Between 1963 and 1965, Noam Chomsky worked as a consultant on an Air Force project to establish English as an “operational language for command and control.”[1] According to one of his students, who also worked on this project, the military justification for funding this work was “that in the event of a nuclear war, the

Report on Prison Suicides in Texas

On 19th November 2017, prisoner Benjamin Laure was found hanging in his cell in Texas prison. Here, in a text sent to Freedom News, Keith “Malik” Washington: chief spokeperson for the End Prison Slavery in Texas Movement and fellow inmate, examines the events of the day, and the causes of prisoner suicides in the USA.

What We Can Expect From Alt Right in 2018

In the last few years, a new kind of fascism emerged in North America and Europe. It was born online, and  to disguise its overt racism, white supremacism, neo-fascism and neo-Nazism, it called itself Alt-right. The term gained media attention and controversy during the presidential election campaign in the United States in 2016. However, eversince

Strike for Democracy in the US

Since the day of the election of Donald Trump to office, demonstrations in the USA have continued in response to growing outrage at the right-wing policies and rhetoric of a man who seems destined to ignite previously unknown levels of solidarity across the US. Since January discussion on social media, with Strike4Democracy (S4D) picking up