Editorials from the Freedom Socialist
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...
February 2017
Trump’s dangerous choice of General James Mattis for Secretary of Defense goes against a fundamental principle of U.S. democracy, limited as it is: civilian control of the military. The 1947 National Security Act requires Defense Secretaries to...
February 2017
With Putin’s supposed meddling in the U.S. election making headlines, a deeper question surfaces: How did the world’s first workers’ state become a country that could produce such a repressive, war-mongering capitalist autocrat? The answer lies...
December 2016
We live in times so poverty stricken, turbulent, repressive and violent that the majority of people can hardly breathe. That’s why they’re rising up in every corner of the world. Syria’s insurrection, a proud part of the Arab Spring in 2011, is a...