International articles from the Freedom Socialist
April 2015
Angela Merkel, Germany’s conservative chancellor, is steering a cautious course between two conflicting pressures. On the one hand she must convince the German people to pay — with their taxes and their lives — for NATO’s Mideast wars. This is no...
April 2015
Nestora Salgado, embattled comandanta of the community police of Olinalá, Guerrero, is at the heart of a whirlwind of struggle in Mexico. She was arrested in a roundup of leaders of the indigenous self-defense movement in the state of Guerrero in...
April 2015
In the wake of the traumatic murders at the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo in Paris, debate revolves around the right of free speech in relationship to the rights of the persecuted. As Marxist feminists, the Freedom Socialist Party (FSP) stands for...
April 2015
Banksters demanding debt payments have been hammering at Greece for years. When visiting there in September 2013, I was shocked at how government cuts had devastated the Greek people. And it’s much worse now. Three in five Greeks live in poverty....
April 2015
Oil and oil prices — they are on the minds of everyone. When the price of oil plummets, it’s a relief for beleaguered workers around the world. With wages falling or jobs gone, and services and education cut, paying 30 or 40 percent less for gas and...
April 2015
For many Cubans, news of the thaw in relations with the U.S. was joyous. The announcement by Presidents Barack Obama and Raúl Castro in December 2014 raised hopes of ending separations between loved ones, enjoying more freedom of communication, or...
February 2015
“No Justice, No Peace!” This ringing slogan is close to the hearts of protesters marching against police abuse in Black and Latino communities in the USA. And today the chant expresses mounting global defiance against state repression, whether in...
February 2015
This article accepts the Mexican government’s statement that the students studying to be teachers in Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, were murdered. Regarding other aspects of this crime the government is lying or hiding information, in order to shield public...
February 2015
“When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes a duty!” shouts a picket sign thrust into the sky at one of thousands of protests against the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and of Eric Garner in New York City. That same sentiment defines...
December 2014
Shortly before the U.S. started bombing Iraq again, President Obama made a speech at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida to build support for the new war. He heaped praise on the leaders of this major command center, which oversees U.S. warfare...