This coverage also included a 1986 feature interview with John Trudell, former national chairman of the American Indian Movement, wherein he described COINTELPRO1-like actions taken against Native Americans, resulting in the deaths of hundreds.
FREEDOM published a detailed analysis of the zoot suit riots, documenting how inflammatory news media coverage of minorities contributed to the infamous 1943 Los Angeles riots, where hundreds of sailors, soldiers and marines swarmed over the streets, hunting for young Hispanic men wearing zoot suits; victims were dragged from streetcars, beaten and sometimes stripped naked.
FREEDOM has also published articles detailing discrimination against African-American employees within the U.S. government, and presented testimony on this discrimination to the United States Senate Committee on Governmental Operations.
FREEDOM tracked down and exposed the source of genocidal actions taken against Muslims in the former nation of Yugoslavia: a hate campaign conducted by psychiatric ideologists Jovan Raskovic and Radovan Karadzic.
A FREEDOM reporter toured the war-torn region and interviewed those who had been victimized by or witnessed the savagery of ethnic cleansing. Coverage of these atrocities by FREEDOM editions in Europe and the United States contributed to the calling of a war crimes tribunal by the United Nations.
Many articles probing unfair and discriminatory treatment of Native Americans, African-Americans, Hispanics and other minorities have been published in FREEDOM.
1. An acronym for Counter-Intelligence Program. COINTELPRO consisted of harassment, dirty tricks and violence directed at individuals and groups by the FBI and was reportedly discontinued in 1971.