International articles from the Freedom Socialist
October 2012
Three members of Moscow-based feminist punk band Pussy Riot — Maria Alyokhina, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, and Yekaterina Samutsevich — were sentenced in August to two years in prison after performing an impromptu protest song in a Russian Orthodox...
October 2012
A heroic strike by South African platinum miners in Marikana won wage increases of up to 22 percent on Sept. 18. Other miners inspired by the fight continue on strike. The radical independent union leading the fight challenged both the African...
August 2012
Since serious protests began in March of last year, the regime of President Bashar al-Assad has savaged thousands of unarmed Syrians. Civilians are murdered execution-style; gang rapes of women are a weapon of war. Death toll estimates reach over 17...
August 2012
Greece is several hours ahead of the U.S. on world clocks. But midnight will strike in Washington as surely as it does in Athens. Draconian austerity plans already begun in Greece will ripple to the U.S. And the June national election in Greece has...
August 2012
Over the past several months, Quebec has seen the rise of one of the largest protest movements in its history, with a mass student strike against a government-imposed tuition hike. This movement continues the global student revolt of the last half...
June 2012
The question of who inhabits the White House plays a major role in defining life not only for working people in the U.S., but the world over. Just examine the impact of President Obama’s foreign policy in Latin America and the Caribbean. In Mexico...
April 2012
Last November, U.S. President Barack Obama visited Australia to promote U.S. plans for a heightened presence in the region. In the northern city of Darwin, he teamed up with Prime Minister Julia Gillard to unveil details of the deal. Starting this...
April 2012
The word austere comes from the Greek austeros, meaning “bitter” or “harsh,” originally referring to wine that “makes the tongue dry.” The economic austerity that Greek workers, youth, and pensioners are now being forced to swallow will parch their...
April 2012
On Feb. 28, one hundred million workers, in a joint action of all 11 national labor federations plus 5,000 unaffiliated unions, went out on a one-day strike. It cost capitalists about $2 billion. Crossing religious divides and political fractures,...
February 2012
In the wake of their uprising in February 2011 against a military-backed dictatorship, many Egyptians expected democratic elections to advance their struggle for jobs, equal rights, and freedom. Between November and January, they elected 498 of the...