Fight Back! News
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Fight Back! News is a news website and bi-monthly publication founded in 1998 and based in the United States. It publishes articles and commentary on a variety of topics, including the antiwar movement, the labor movement, the African-American movement, the Chicano movement, and others. The website is updated daily, whereas a paper edition is normally published bimonthly. It has a left-wing editorial stance, and commonly features authors and commentators that are thought to be close to the Freedom Road Socialist Organization but this is not an absolute rule.
Fight Back! News was started in 1998 as a Midwest regional newspaper put out jointly by Freedom Road Socialist Organization's Minnesota/Madison District and Chicago District. The newspaper highlighted activism being done by people in the FRSO in the Midwest and other struggles that the organization supported.
After the FRSO's split in 1999, Fight Back! newspaper became national in scope, rather than just focusing on the Midwest.
Editorial stance and "Where We Stand"
As the website's "About Us" section states,
This newspaper exists to build the people's struggle! We provide coverage and analysis of some of the key battles facing working and low-income people.
We are not "neutral" or "even-handed" in our coverage. We are opposed to exploitation, discrimination, and oppression. We hold that the rich class of people who run the economy and government of this country are unfit to rule. We support all movements that challenge their power and privilege.
The writers and staff of Fight Back! are activists and organizers - in the trade unions, low-income community, oppressed nationality movements, on the campuses, and in other people's movements. We welcome articles, letters, comments and criticisms. Some of us working to put out this paper are members of Freedom Road Socialist Organization. Articles represent the views of the people and organizations that author them.
Fight Back!'s website began in 1999. It was initially contained on Freedom Road Socialist Organization's website http://frso.org, and was soon after moved to its own website, http://fightbacknews.org. Fight Back! News website initially functioned as an online version of exactly what appeared in the print version of the newspaper. Around 2005, the website began to be more frequently updated, and also to carry some articles that do not appear in the print version of the newspaper. As of 2013, the website generally had new articles and content daily. The newspaper began to feature more analyses and commentaries on current events, and in 2012, Fight Back! News began carrying movie reviews.
Lucha y Resiste
Fight Back! is a bilingual newspaper, with each edition having an English section and a Spanish section. The Spanish section is titled Lucha y Resiste, which is a rough translation of Fight Back into Spanish. Generally many of the articles appear in both languages, but not all articles are in the Spanish section, which has been generally smaller than the English section. The May 2007 edition of Fight Back! News is the first edition to be entirely bilingual, with all the contents in English and Spanish.