International articles from the Freedom Socialist
June 2015
The trial of 69 members of the Golden Dawn party will finally begin in late May 2015. Many didn’t show up on April 20 when the trial was originally scheduled to start. But 200 black-helmeted Golden Dawn (GD) supporters did, and physically attacked...
June 2015
Some 300 U.S. paratroopers are now stationed in Ukraine. They started training the Azov Battalion of the Ukraine national guard on April 20 — Hitler’s birthday, no less! When USA Today reported the story, it merely interviewed a sergeant who...
June 2015
Benjamin (Bibi) Netanyahu was elected Prime Minister of Israel for the third consecutive time on March 17. During his 9-year regime Israel’s economic situation has severely deteriorated. Israelis now suffer from massive privatization and outsourcing...
June 2015
As we go to press, brave indigenous leader and political prisoner Nestora Salgado is protesting her illegal detention with a hunger strike. For nearly two years, Salgado has been held in a Mexican prison, without trial, because of her leadership of...
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
See an editorial correction to this article. 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...
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...