International articles from the Freedom Socialist
August 2017
More cut-backs, more belt-tightening, more desperation. Vulture bankers from the European Union (EU) are reducing Greece, a tiny, ancient country, to a giant bone-yard where private investors loot public property and resources. This is class war at...
August 2017
This year marks the 150th anniversary of Volume I of Marx’s Capital, a book with the most profound impact on human society of any political work in history. Marxist economic analysis has inspired the freedom struggles of billions of people. By the...
August 2017
The U.S. government’s frenzied campaign against North Korea seems designed to scare everyone to death. Excerpts below from a 2011 Freedom Socialist article “Behind the US demonization of North Korea” provide some history to illuminate what’s going...
June 2017
Uncle Sam’s military has a long, bloody history of protecting U.S. interests in Latin America. This is true from the theft of a third of Mexico in the 19th century to the Honduran oligarchy’s coup against President Manuel Zelaya in the 21st, led by...
June 2017
Most working people think of the buck as the way they pay their bills. But its use goes far beyond the USA’s borders. The greenback is the major world currency for trade and finance. This international role bestows vast power on the U.S. government...
June 2017
U.S. politicians and mainstream press are demonizing Russia with a ferocity not seen since the Cold War. Democrats blame their 2016 electoral loss on Russian hackers. Putin’s regime is vilified for throwing its military might against Ukraine,...
April 2017
Planet Earth is changing in many perilous ways. One of the most damaging shifts is desertification, which is essentially the expansion of barren desert climates. Nowhere is this desolation a more serious crisis than in the Sahel region of Africa,...
April 2017
The echo of helicopters, enormous trucks removing tons of rock (with gold), military vehicles 24 hours a day, and periodic gunshots — all this has become common to the indigenous Shuar in the Amazonian province of Morona Santiago in Ecuador. For...
April 2017
The European Union (EU) is teetering. In the past two years, three of its member countries passed anti-EU referenda: the 2015 vote in Greece against EU-imposed austerity; the startling 2016 Brexit decision to sever Britain from the bloc; and a...
February 2017
Turkey’s internal political divisions and its role in the turbulent Middle East remain unexplained in the mainstream media. To begin with, Prime Minister Recep Erdoğan is a right-wing politician and Muslim fundamentalist. He founded the ruling...