Editorials from the Freedom Socialist
February 2016
As politicians in the U.S. call for banning all Muslim newcomers, and in Europe plot to get rid of fleeing émigrés from the Middle East and Africa, the Obama administration ushered in a cruel New Year for refugees from Central America. Federal...
February 2016
On Jan. 2, Saudi Arabia — one of the top U.S. allies in the Middle East — executed 47 people. Among those beheaded was famous Shiite cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, killed for leading pro-reform demonstrations during the Arab Spring. The monarchy will...
February 2016
Certain talking heads say that Russia’s air strikes on Syria will help stop terrorism. Nonsense. Its planes are not targeting ISIS, but revolutionaries and civilians fighting Assad and the jihadists. Most of the casualties are in market places and...
December 2015
The 21st U.N. meeting on climate change is set to convene in Paris on Nov. 30, 2015. While politicians speechify and demonstrators demand the first binding international treaty, neoliberal pundits cook up alibis. A case in point is a Nov. 4 New York...
December 2015
Bastions of higher education are quaking as Black students target relentless racism. And college administrations should shake. Despite paying lip service to diversity, most U.S. campuses have done away with affirmative action programs and currently...
December 2015
Window-smashing, blowing up mail boxes, arson, police brutality, prison … the fight for women’s vote in Britain was no ladies’ tea party. Working women’s courageous participation in the struggle in the early 1900s is dramatized in Suffragette. The...
December 2015
After being denied the truth about our history in early schooling and fed lies about the causes of racism in the United States, people of color care deeply about learning their history in college. As a first-generation student and woman of color, I...
October 2015
Corruption in high places has been business-as-usual in Guatemala for 60 years. It’s the reason rich men run for president. However, since April, huge, daily anti-corruption protests have erupted nationwide against President Otto Pérez Molina and...
October 2015
Congressional anti-abortion crusaders are threatening to shut down the U.S. government unless President Obama defunds Planned Parenthood. These misogynists would grind the country’s economy to a halt in a rabid attempt to destroy abortion rights. It...
October 2015
Across harsh deserts from the Sahara in Africa to the Southwest in the United States, and over deadly seas in each hemisphere, desperate people are risking their lives to escape what are, at bottom, the results of a frantic quest for profits: wars,...