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Freedom (February 1887)

The February 1887 edition of Freedom

Freedom (December 1886)

The December 1886 edition of Freedom

Freedom (November 1886)

The November 1886 edition of Freedom

Freedom October 2014

Despite the splash headline, this was not in fact the last print edition of the paper, merely the final edition of it as a monthly production. It has been printed intermittently since.

Thomas Keell 1866-1938

This extract is from a centenary history of Freedom, published in 1986. Written by "H B" (probably Harold Barclay), it offers as full a biography as we're likely to find of Keell, who was for decades a key organiser at Freedom Press and provided a generational link between the Freedom group of the early 20th century to that of Vernon Richards, Marie Louise Berneri et al.

Bloodshed in Bayonne

October 8, 2016 is the 100th anniversary of the strike at Standard Oil’s Bayonne, N.J., refineries. In the course of the ten-day strike, 4 people were killed and 86 wounded. The free press demonstrated collusion between the corporation and the city authorities in what John Reed described as a police riot. Yet, not a word of this is mentioned in the Rockefeller biographies.

The first Gay Liberation Front demonstration - John Lauritsen

A protester outside the Village Voice, 1969

A first person account of the first demonstration of the US Gay Liberation Front against the Village Voice newspaper in New York City in 1969 for their homophobic advertising policy.

Radical Newspapers

A radical newspaper succeeds to the extent that it engages in dialogue with its readers and community, rather than in preaching.