International articles from the Freedom Socialist
December 2013
The unimaginable devastation to the Philippines from Typhoon Haiyan is not Mother Nature’s fault. It is man-made by capitalist governments’ refusal to stop global warming. Yeb Saño, a young Filipino scientist/diplomat at the U.N. Climate Change...
October 2013
Over the weekend of August 10-11 in San José, the Revolutionary Workers Party of Costa Rica (Partido Revolucionario de las Trabajadoras y los Trabajadores, PRT) held its 22nd congress. On the first day, I attended as a representative of the Freedom...
October 2013
Big business has run roughshod over the world’s working classes, public services, and the environment. You would think at some point its rapacious appetite would be sated, its global dominance secured. Leave that fantasy behind, it’s not how...
October 2013
The anti-gay legislation enacted in Russia on July 29 has galvanized international condemnation. And, in its wake, violations of human rights have been booted out of Russia’s closet for all to see. New amendments to federal law mandate imprisonment...
October 2013
With the eruption of the Arab Spring in 2011, all revolutionary hell broke out in the Middle East. In Syria, unwavering rebels are fighting a civil war — militarily and politically — in self-defense against assaults by their dictator Bashar Assad,...
August 2013
For the first time in history, most of the peoples of the Middle East are immersed in a revolutionary process, one that burst out about two and half years ago. It is undying and contagious, and it uniformly pits peasants, workers, and the urban poor...
August 2013
No one needs to tell workers how difficult it is to get by in today’s economy. Despite the so-called “recovery,” living becomes more precarious every year. Not so for the wealthiest one percent, who in the U.S. now control 40 percent of the wealth...
June 2013
What’s it called when workers deposit their hard-earned cash into their modest bank accounts only to find out that a politician has grabbed an armful of the money and handed it over to failing banks? We call it theft. The big banks are the thieves,...
June 2013
Pepe Palacios is a member of the Movement for Sexual Diversity in Resistance (MDR), a Honduran lesbian, gay, bi and transgender organization. He is on the steering committee of the National Front of Popular Resistance, a broad coalition that opposes...
June 2013
This statement by the National Committee of the U.S. Freedom Socialist Party was written in March 2013 in reply to reported rape and sexual abuse within the British Socialist Workers Party, the handling of which has been widely discussed on the Left...