International articles from the Freedom Socialist
December 2015
These richly-robed men rule the wealthiest entity on the planet. Photo: Allessandro Bianchi / Reuters Throughout the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s, Latin America was a battleground between the haves and the have-nots. On one side were people fighting for...
December 2015
Seventy miles from the Mexican border in dirt-poor Brooks County, Texas, the human remains of hundreds of asylum seekers, mostly from Central America and Mexico, were uncovered in 2014 in a mass grave. Hundreds more are believed elsewhere in South...
October 2015
After a decade of cuts, layoffs and privatization of public wealth, Europeans are in an uproar. Strikes and protest marches fill the news from Scotland to Greece. In June, an estimated 250,000 people demonstrated in London, outside the Bank of...
October 2015
Yesibon Senatus is 70 years old and Haitian by birth. He is a sugarcane cutter and for years has been fighting for a pension and Dominican residency. Quesnel Michell is 22 years old, the son of sugarcane workers. Born in the Dominican Republic (DR...
October 2015
Imagine a power so callous that with a stroke of a pen it degrades millions of people, mandating Sundays a day of work, increasing retirement from 62 to 67 years, and ordering the privatization of national assets. This is what European Union...
October 2015
“Nestora Salgado’s name has become a symbol of resistance for many women struggling ... against patriarchal violence and for indigenous communities,” said R. Aída Hernández Castillo in the Mexican daily La Jornada in August. But the state sees her...
August 2015
On May 5, political prisoner Nestora Salgado said “Enough!” A naturalized U.S. citizen, she had endured almost two years of prison torment in Mexico. Her crime? Leading the indigenous community of her home town, Olinalá, Guerrero, in self-defense...
August 2015
The urgent quest for radical change in the Middle East impacts and teaches every fighter against injustice. It is rooted in the economic stagnation imposed by neoliberal austerity policies of the International Monetary Fund, peoples’ rage at...
August 2015
Nestora Salgado has been jailed on false charges and severely mistreated since August 2013. She led a hunger strike that forced concessions for her and fellow political prisoners. Cuauthémoc Ruíz, a member of the Comité Nestora Libre, Mexico, and...
August 2015
Leon Trotsky was second only to Vladimir Lenin in leading the 1917 Russian Revolution. As elected chair of the St. Petersburg Soviet (workers council), he organized the uprising that put the working class in power. He formed and led the Red Army to...