Sam Friedman

Sam Friedman is longtime anti-Stalinist socialist and the author of Teamster Rank and File. He has written widely on the AIDS crisis and on Russia and Ukraine.

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A nighttime birds-eye view of buildings in Kiev.

Sam Friedman

“As Putin and Biden bluster threats of war, and so-called antiwar activists echo imperial lies…”

A long-time socialist’s poem reminiscing about friends and experiences in Kyiv in the shadow of the threat of war in Ukraine. — Editors

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Activism Made AIDS Treatment More Accessible — That’s What It’ll Take for COVID

Summary: In this interview, a leading AIDS researcher discusses why both AIDS and COVID have disproportionately hit poor people of color, and why people who rightfully mistrust pharmaceutical executiv…

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Three Poems on Covid-19

Three poems on Covid-19 by Sam Friedman.

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Sam Friedman

Three Poems on COVID-19

Their investors made a killing All they wanted was to make a living, maybe enough for a vacation away from China, if that is where they lived when they got their loan whose cash traced back, back, bac…

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“Pillars” & “Survival,” Two Poems by Sam Friedman

Pillars Like a pillar of salt ground into the wounds of a world, Washington’s monument looms like a shade over Capital’s America.   As a child, I watched fireworks beneath its erection, watched r…

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The Crisis—October 6, 2018

How many rapists sit robed in our courts? How many abusers strut sated in Senates? How many centuries have prick-wielders reigned? How many lives have these ruling thugs ruined? Why should we respect…

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Dialectics against Die-electics: Three Poems

Summary: Three poems… – Editors

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What Happened in Ukraine?

As interviews with participants make clear, the Ukrainian Maidan movement was a political revolution. How can we avoid similar lost opportunities to create a revolutionary movement that can save human…

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The day when nobody knows (Greece, July 5, 2015)

    Today is the day of the referendum, the day when three-fifths of Greek voters said “No,” and nobody knows what Monday will bring, nor Tuesday, nor beyond. Will the capitalists and bureau…

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