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By Freedom Road Socialist Organization

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We are quickly approaching the November 2022 midterm elections. These midterm elections represent an important political milestone for the people’s struggles in the United States. Not only will there be a lot on the line for people to either win or lose, but the outcome seen this November will impact the next presidential election in 2024 and serve as an indication for what may happen.


By Meredith Aby

Preparing to go into Sen. Klobuchar's office to support the AntiWar 23 on Oct. 1

Minneapolis, MN – Marie Braun, 87, a longtime activist and beloved and respected leader in the peace and justice movement in the Twin Cities, died on June 27 after a very brief illness.


By Richard Berg

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Chicago, IL – Kobi Guillory will be the first feature guest on our new podcast Fight Back! Radio. Guillory is the co-chair of the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression and an executive board member of the National Alliance. Guillory was amongst the most visible leaders in the streets of Chicago in the aftermath of the police murder of Laquan McDonald by Jason Van Dyke.


By staff

Mass murderer Payton Gendron and text from his white-supremacist manifesto.

On Saturday, May 14, Masao Suzuki, chair of the Joint Nationalities Commission of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) expressed outrage at another white supremacist mass murder. “Three years ago, white supremacist Patrick Crusius drove hundreds of miles to kill Chicanos and Mexicanos in El Paso, Texas,” said Suzuki. “Then today another young white supremacist, Payton Gendron, also drove into Buffalo, New York to attack the African American community.” Eleven of the 13 people Gendron shot were African American, and ten died.


By Mick Kelly, Fight Back! Editor

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On this May Day 2022 Fight Back! is proud to announce the release of the first episode of its podcast Fight Back! Radio. The goal of the podcast is lift up leaders of our struggles who will bring to listeners discussion of strategy, tactics, history and the essence of the peoples’ struggles.


By Jess Sundin

Toshira Garraway Allen, Kellen Reeves, and Michelle Johnson Reeves.

Minneapolis, MN – More than 50 people gathered here to honor Mel Reeves, a community leader who died January 6 at age 64. Organized by Families Supporting Families Against Police Violence, the event was a space for those who worked alongside him in community to share memories of a man who put in decades of work in struggles against racism and police violence, economic injustice and war and militarism. Reeves was a father and grandfather, and a journalist for the Black newspaper, the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder.


By Jim Byrne

Chuck Kaufman in Honduras outside of the U.S. Palmerola Air Base, 2011

Tucson, AZ – It is with heavy heart that the news of the passing of longtime anti-imperialist organizer Chuck Kaufman reached communities on December 28. Born in a small Indiana town, Chuck’s life saw travels to numerous countries, most notably in the Latin American countries most firmly in the crosshairs of U.S. imperialism.


By Freedom Road Socialist Organization - MN District

Not the change we need

One of the protests that rocked Minneapolis during George Floyd rebellion

Just last year, the halls of power in Minnesota shook when people answered the murder of George Floyd by rising up. We marched on the State Capitol, the county attorney, the state attorney general, the police federation and the interstate highways. Day and night, for weeks on end, we faced riot police, tear gas, National Guard troops and white supremacists. The Third Precinct police station was burned, as were hundreds of other buildings. And fires here sparked protests across the world and transformed the political landscape.


By Serena Sojic-Borne

Nath Clarke speaks at rally for climate justice

New Orleans, LA – Communist, working-class organizer Nath Clarke passed away at age 22 on Monday, May 31, 2021. Our communities and progressive movements suffered a tremendous loss with their death. We grieve them with incredible regret, and celebrate their life with gratitude, love and admiration.


By Chicago Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression (CAARPR)

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Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (CAARPR).