International articles from the Freedom Socialist
June 2017
Uncle Sam’s military has a long, bloody history of protecting U.S. interests in Latin America. This is true from the theft of a third of Mexico in the 19th century to the Honduran oligarchy’s coup against President Manuel Zelaya in the 21st, led by...
June 2017
Most working people think of the buck as the way they pay their bills. But its use goes far beyond the USA’s borders. The greenback is the major world currency for trade and finance. This international role bestows vast power on the U.S. government...
June 2017
U.S. politicians and mainstream press are demonizing Russia with a ferocity not seen since the Cold War. Democrats blame their 2016 electoral loss on Russian hackers. Putin’s regime is vilified for throwing its military might against Ukraine,...
April 2017
Planet Earth is changing in many perilous ways. One of the most damaging shifts is desertification, which is essentially the expansion of barren desert climates. Nowhere is this desolation a more serious crisis than in the Sahel region of Africa,...
April 2017
The echo of helicopters, enormous trucks removing tons of rock (with gold), military vehicles 24 hours a day, and periodic gunshots — all this has become common to the indigenous Shuar in the Amazonian province of Morona Santiago in Ecuador. For...
April 2017
The European Union (EU) is teetering. In the past two years, three of its member countries passed anti-EU referenda: the 2015 vote in Greece against EU-imposed austerity; the startling 2016 Brexit decision to sever Britain from the bloc; and a...
February 2017
Turkey’s internal political divisions and its role in the turbulent Middle East remain unexplained in the mainstream media. To begin with, Prime Minister Recep Erdoğan is a right-wing politician and Muslim fundamentalist. He founded the ruling...
December 2016
After 13 years in power, the Brazilian Workers’ Party was unceremoniously rejected by the populace in massive spring demonstrations. This opened the door to the eventual impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff in August. It was a swift but...
December 2016
Winning the release of imprisoned community police leader Nestora Salgado, jailed for two-and-a-half years in Mexico on trumped-up charges of kidnapping, was a thrilling victory for international working class solidarity, especially in a time of...
October 2016
Latin American journalist Carlos Aznárez wrote an article on Sept. 8 about the current Argentine regime. He opened with these warning words: Ten months are not a lot to a country, but in Argentina, under the current neoliberal and deeply retrograde...