Editorials from the Freedom Socialist
April 2014
Black Panther Party leader Marshall “Eddie” Conway is free at last! A political prisoner actively supported by the Freedom Socialist Party and many others, Conway was framed for killing a Baltimore cop 44 years ago and convicted with no physical...
April 2014
Seattle has become a beacon of hope for low-wage workers as a movement to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour picks up steam. So it was quite a blow when Socialist Alternative (SA) and Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant announced that the...
April 2014
Across the United States a battle rages to win justice for undocumented immigrants, with the latest salvo fired by hunger strikers at immigration detention centers. The strike began on March 7 by 750 detainees in Tacoma, Wash., and has since spread...
February 2014
Ten years ago during the Iraq War, Fallujah residents endured the bloodiest U.S. military assault since the Vietnam War. Massive ground and air bombing, including depleted uranium and white phosphorus, turned the city into a slaughterhouse; its...
February 2014
Within hours of poll sites closing in Honduras on Nov. 24, 2013, Juan Orlando Hernández of the right-wing National Party was declared the presidential winner — and U.S. Ambassador Lisa Kubiske didn’t waste a moment jumping on board. Independent...
December 2013
The Boeing company, not satisfied with $8.7 billion in tax breaks and $4 billion in profits, is threatening to move production of its 777X out of Washington state. Why? Because Machinists won’t suck up huge concessions or sign a no-strike pledge. In...
December 2013
In the Dominican Republic (DR), Haitian immigrants and their children have labored on sugarcane plantations for generations, working for low pay in appalling conditions. In September 2013, the country’s highest court rewarded them for their service...
December 2013
Nestora Salgado, U.S. citizen and indigenous rights leader, is a political prisoner in Mexico — a casualty of the raging war against indigenous people there. She began by making frequent trips to bring aid to her desperately poor home town of...
October 2013
At long last, the U.S. State Department has been ordered by a federal district court to turn over secret documents about its criminal conduct in the renowned case of the Cuban Five. Specifically, the U.S. government secretly paid Miami-based...
October 2013
The nuclear floodgates are opening — and that’s not just a metaphor. While U.S. politicians and CEOs do their best to rehabilitate the idea of nuclear energy (see related story), radioactive water is pouring out of the Fukushima nuclear plant and...