Editorials from the Freedom Socialist
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...
April 2016
Socialist Alternative is walking the well-traveled path of opportunism in supporting Bernie Sanders — a Democratic Party senator impersonating a “revolutionary” socialist. Their rare criticism of Sanders is presented within a supportive framework...
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...