Editorials from the Freedom Socialist
August 2017
The Department of Justice has declared outright war on political protesters. Over 200 anti-Trump demonstrators were arrested on false riot-connected charges. They face trial on eight felony counts that could jail them for 75 years and drown them in...
August 2017
“Shut down capitalism!” shouted 100,000 protesters at the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany. They came from several countries to rebuke the rulers of the richest, most powerful nations on every continent. These heads of state are responsible for the...
August 2017
Charleena Lyles, a Black, 100-pound pregnant mother of four, was killed recently in front of three of her children by two burly white Seattle cops. They allege ‘fear for their lives’ and claim she was armed with a knife — even though Lyles called...
June 2017
Good news! As of April, political prisoner Mumia began a long-denied treatment for Hepatitis C. The relatively new procedure is almost 100 percent effective. The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections fought tooth and nail to deny court-ordered...
June 2017
Fifteen hundred Palestinian political prisoners launched a hunger strike on April 17, ongoing as of this writing. They are protesting abominable conditions in Israel’s privately run prisons. Their demands include decent medical treatment; an end to...
June 2017
Whatever else you want to say about the guy, Donald Trump is doing a yuuuge educational service as president. His bogus election and “You’re fired!” presidency are perfectly exposing the limits and fallacies of capitalist democracy. Our vaunted two...
April 2017
After decades of U.S. imposed neoliberal austerity and destructive free-trade agreements, Mexico’s working class and indigenous peasants continue to struggle at a feverish pitch. And how could it be otherwise? Nearly half of the people live below...
April 2017
Anybody with an ounce of sense defends themselves from neo-Nazis — in word and deed. So when Alt-Right Milo Yiannopolous and fellow thugs descended on the University of Washington and U.C. Berkeley campuses, they were far outnumbered by loud,...
April 2017
When the Supreme Court refused to hear a case brought by a young trans man and in fact overturned his victory in a lower court, they sentenced trans youth to continuing harassment, beatings, illnesses, suicides, and murders! This deplorable decision...
February 2017
After last year’s hashtag #OscarsSoWhite, it’s refreshing to see two fine films about African American working people. Loving’s true story shows a brave couple persevering with their 9-year Supreme Court case that finally struck down laws against...