International articles from the Freedom Socialist
April 2013
Through most of the 16th to 20th centuries, traders and colonialists from Europe sold and enslaved Africa’s peoples, carved up their territories, and pillaged resources from their continent. Jump forward to the present day. The exploiters...
April 2013
While corporations reap record profits, the workers of the world have their backs against the climate change wall. Massive climate disruptions are threatening to become the “new normal.” All but one of the top 10 warmest years since 1880 are 21st...
April 2013
Fourteen years ago, the Dominican businessman Rafael Emilio Alonzo Luna got a truck, traveled to the Haitian border, picked up about 55 Haitian workers, packed them in, and took them to his estate 200 miles away so they could peel dry coconuts for...
February 2013
Outraged Egyptians took to the streets in January 2011 and toppled their military dictator of 30 years, Hosni Mubarak. Ever since, they have been in the streets and the face of Egypt’s successive rulers. First, they challenged the powerful and...
February 2013
The mayhem that fell upon Gaza last November raised to new heights the Israeli government’s sinister subjugation of Palestinians. It also invigorated Palestinian resistance and prompted worldwide denunciation. The lies and hypocrisy surrounding...
February 2013
The bureaucrats of the USSR have become the capitalist politicians of Russia as its presidents, from Boris Yeltsin to Vladimir Putin, installed a corrupt political system and a profoundly inequitable society. However, the workers and young people of...
December 2012
2012 saw the world’s workers and students still pummeled by the ruling-class austerity drive — and still fighting back in record-breaking ways, from Athens and Moscow to Calcutta and Chicago. As they did, their rage met with increasing state...
December 2012
Labor in the U.S. is fed a diet of xenophobia and anti-communism by the corporate media. People are told to think of Chinese workers either as vicious competitors to “America” or helpless victims of big corporations. Nothing could be further from...
October 2012
The streets of cities and towns across Spain ring with chants. “It’s not a crisis, it’s daylight robbery!” “Hands up, this is a stick up!” The worldwide scenario of governments robbing working people of their livelihoods and homes, while bailing out...
October 2012
On July 1, following the lead of the United States, the European Union tightened its oil embargo against Iran. This is the latest step in a campaign to paint Iran as a nuclear menace — as a country that violates the rules regarding the production of...