International articles from the Freedom Socialist
June 2014
“Kiev and Moscow are both guilty. Odessa will not forgive this.” So said Alexander Lugansky, a veteran of the Soviet army, after at least 42, possibly 116 died on May 2. Most burned to death in a massacre of anti-Maidan protesters in the House of...
June 2014
Good news — on March 31, all federal charges against Nestora Salgado were dismissed! Needed next: get the state charges dropped. Supporters continue to campaign for her freedom. For the latest news and to get involved, go to FreeNestora.org.
April 2014
The emergence of community police and self-defense groups (las autodefensas) in thirteen of Mexico’s states is a major political event nationally, but also internationally. It is not every day that a sector of the population arms itself. Even more...
April 2014
Nestora Salgado is both a naturalized U.S. citizen and an indigenous leader in her Mexican hometown of Olinalá, Guerrero. Last summer, Mexican authorities jailed her on trumped-up charges related to her role as the elected leader of Olinalá’s...
April 2014
In 1976, Bangladeshi economist Dr. Muhammad Yunus came up with the notion that poverty could be solved in developing countries with “microloans” — lending small amounts of money to poor people so they can start a business. Yunus launched the non-...
April 2014
From the Sochi Olympic Games to the eruption in Ukraine that sparked Russia’s move into Crimea, recent developments have put Russia in the spotlight. But what do the complex events mean? Both Western and Russian mainstream media offer smoke and...
April 2014
An attempt to ban 90 percent of all abortions in Spain has been met with a hailstorm of opposition. First proposed in December 2013, the “Law for the protection of the life of the unborn and the rights of the pregnant woman” completely erodes a...
April 2014
The invasion of Afghanistan led to the longest conflict in U.S. history. It has decimated an ancient land and its people, and enhanced the power and wealth of war criminals and Taliban jihadists. It has also grievously harmed a generation of U.S....
April 2014
At present, France outlaws hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) — the process of pumping water mixed with chemicals into porous rock to drive out oil and natural gas, like an explosive pressure cooker. Fracking endangers workers, drains and...
April 2014
Two contending world powers, the U. S. and China, are behind the fighting in South Sudan. Their aim is to control access to huge oil reserves there. The U.S. military also wants to increase its presence in Africa, where it is already involved in 49...