Editorials from the Freedom Socialist
October 2016
Hats off to Colin Kaepernick, the San Francisco 49ers quarterback who refuses to stand for the national anthem at NFL games. “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses Black people and people of color.” He’s...
October 2016
It’s almost impossible to imagine 180 million workers on strike and marching against their government. But it happened. In India. On Sept. 2, 2016. And it will happen again. It’s not impossible to understand why this strike was so mammoth and...
October 2016
When a security company set dogs on people challenging bulldozers in North Dakota on Sept. 3, the scalding images recalled similar violence against civil rights protesters in Birmingham, Ala., in 1963. And just as that Birmingham struggle was a...
August 2016
The killing of five police in Dallas by a veteran of the U.S. war in Afghanistan was an act of desperation against an enemy — the U.S. police — whose relentless murders of people of color are rarely prosecuted. The two now famous police victims,...
August 2016
Whenever there is a murderous assault on civilians in Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attempts to accuse the Kurdish independence movement rather than ISIS, whose atrocities in the region are notorious. After suicide bombers attacked Ataturk...
June 2016
Capitalism cannot solve the disasters it creates. Look at Greece. In response to a July deadline to repay 11 billion euros in loans, Eurozone financiers want the destitute nation to deepen her grave by accepting another bailout and more austerity....
June 2016
Energy Secretary Sarah Palin? If there’s anything more dangerous than a Trump presidency it could be his advisers and cabinet appointments! As his nomination for president nears, Donald Trump is finally mentioning energy policy. He and his advisers...
June 2016
For all unionists, the epic battle being waged by nearly 40,000 Verizon strikers is a big deal. The telecommunications behemoth is demanding obscene concessions, and is using scabs in an attempt to break the unions, the Communications Workers of...
April 2016
It appears, as of this writing, that freedom for Nestora Salgado is only days away.* At last! This indigenous woman leader and naturalized U.S. citizen has spent the last two and a half years behind bars in Mexico for the “crime” of defending the...
April 2016
An Israeli-sponsored campaign to criminalize political activism against Israel’s military occupation of Palestine is on the move. Its target is the Palestinian-led BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanction) movement, which Israel fears will be as...