Editorials from the Freedom Socialist
December 2014
The November 2014 midterm elections conveyed messages about the U.S. electorate that are far more important than the pundits’ focus on “Republican sweeps.” The Grand Old Party may stride around trumpeting their supposed “mandate” as they take...
December 2014
As the FS goes to press, a grand jury has not yet returned its finding in the murder of Michael Brown by a policeman in Ferguson. That hasn’t stopped Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon from declaring a state of emergency and calling in the National Guard, or...
October 2014
President Obama reassured the nation in his special press conference on Sept. 10 that no U.S. “boots on the ground” would be used to “degrade and destroy” ISIS — just bombers. So therefore, this country is not at war. What a pack of lies. Actually...
October 2014
In August, five different locals of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) approved a heart-wrenching contract. Key was the gutting of its hiring hall — a source of union power on the docks that members won in bloody strikes long ago...
October 2014
On Sept. 16, President Obama finally announced increased, but still woefully inadequate, aid to West Africa to fight the devastating Ebola epidemic. It came only after the president of Liberia desperately appealed for U.S. help. A few days before,...
August 2014
War, drug cartels and starvation have forced unaccompanied children to flee Central America at the US/Mexico border in unprecedented numbers. Dominating the news are images of government buses filled with frightened children and mothers being...
August 2014
From the moment three Israeli teens disappeared on June 12, the government declared the Palestinian group Hamas guilty, and launched a revenge campaign on the West Bank. Soldiers sealed off entire towns, arrested more than 800, invaded homes, killed...
August 2014
In a traumatizing, military-style dawn invasion called “Operation Crewcut,” New York police on June 4 invaded Harlem’s Manhattanville and Grant housing projects. Officials deliberately delayed the raid until many of those sought turned 18,...
June 2014
Fetus fetishists are one step closer to shutting down the last abortion clinic in Mississippi. For decades, the Jackson Women’s Health Organization, and a slew of community supporters, has fought off legal and physical attacks. Now the fate of this...
June 2014
Some people find it hard to believe that racism is alive and well in the USA. But thanks to Los Angeles Clippers basketball team owner Donald Sterling, little doubt remains. Actually, any industry owned and operated by billionaires is toxic....