Editorials from the Freedom Socialist
October 2011
Working people were thrilled when the Arab Spring caught fire in Libya so soon after insurrections in Tunisia and Egypt. Alas, when the U.N. Security Council approved bombing to enforce a “no-fly-zone,” Libya’s revolt turned into a U.S./NATO counter...
August 2011
Failing to de-fund Planned Parenthood at the federal level earlier this year, pro-life bigots have moved their battlegrounds to the states. In April alone, 33 anti-choice bills passed into law in nine states. Operation Rescue is already bragging...
August 2011
Since the start of Syria’s rebellion in March, more than 1,300 civilians have been killed, and thousands arrested, tortured, or disappeared. Women have been on the front line and are particular targets of President Assad’s secret police. Soldiers...
August 2011
New attacks on Somalia bring to six the number of countries where the U.S. is dropping bombs by remote control on its “enemies,” who often turn out to be civilians; dozens of women and children were recently killed in Yemen. The other targets of...
June 2011
In 2009, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to President Barack Obama “for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.” Two years later, these words drip with blood and irony. Obama has expanded...
June 2011
Obama has promised, generals have agreed, and Democrats have voted to repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT), the military policy that forbids LGBT folks from serving openly. But DADT stubbornly persists, and blaming Republicans is beside the point....
June 2011
April anti-war protests in New York and San Francisco sponsored by the United National Antiwar Committee (UNAC) were spirited and inclusive. But Socialist Action, which helps lead UNAC, misses the mark in describing the conference that called the...
April 2011
It's very suspect when imperialists propose military aid to revolutionaries. However, that's just what the governments of the U.S. and Western Europe are debating, along with their punditry -- for humanitarian reasons, of course. But what the...
April 2011
The devastating 9.0 earthquake that struck Japan on March 11 was the largest in the country’s recorded history. Prime Minister Naoto Kan called the earthquake and accompanying tsunami the greatest crisis to face the Japanese people since World War...
April 2011
It's very suspect when imperialists propose military aid to revolutionaries. However, that’s just what the governments of the U.S. and Western Europe are debating, along with their punditry — for humanitarian reasons, of course. But what the...