International articles from the Freedom Socialist
February 2016
Up and down the Pacific Coast, a largely indigenous workforce does the grueling labor to grow and harvest the fruits and vegetables that land on grocery store shelves. Now their relentless struggle against poverty wages and demeaning treatment is...
February 2016
President Peña Nieto of Mexico brags about his neoliberal policies to privatize public resources, cut social services, and force anti-union education “reforms.” His government has also been exposed for its ties to drug cartels and the killing and...
February 2016
Growing protests against the South African government of the African National Congress (ANC) have spread to campuses. In October 2015, thousands of college students nationwide rallied to stop planned tuition hikes of 10-12 percent. Students at...
February 2016
French President François Hollande lost no time declaring a state of emergency following the ISIS-inspired terrorist attack in Paris this past November, which killed 130 people. Within hours the ink was dry. Two days later, French pilots were...
December 2015
May 2014. Medical students were among over 2,000 people protesting the Australian government’s plan for co-payments on doctor visits. Photo: Freya Michie / ABC News See more photos of the Hands Off Medicare rally at the FSP-Australia Facebook...
December 2015
These richly-robed men rule the wealthiest entity on the planet. Photo: Allessandro Bianchi / Reuters Throughout the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s, Latin America was a battleground between the haves and the have-nots. On one side were people fighting for...
December 2015
Seventy miles from the Mexican border in dirt-poor Brooks County, Texas, the human remains of hundreds of asylum seekers, mostly from Central America and Mexico, were uncovered in 2014 in a mass grave. Hundreds more are believed elsewhere in South...
October 2015
After a decade of cuts, layoffs and privatization of public wealth, Europeans are in an uproar. Strikes and protest marches fill the news from Scotland to Greece. In June, an estimated 250,000 people demonstrated in London, outside the Bank of...
October 2015
Yesibon Senatus is 70 years old and Haitian by birth. He is a sugarcane cutter and for years has been fighting for a pension and Dominican residency. Quesnel Michell is 22 years old, the son of sugarcane workers. Born in the Dominican Republic (DR...
October 2015
Imagine a power so callous that with a stroke of a pen it degrades millions of people, mandating Sundays a day of work, increasing retirement from 62 to 67 years, and ordering the privatization of national assets. This is what European Union...