Editorials from the Freedom Socialist
February 2011
The popular movement in Tunisia that ousted long-time, U.S.-backed dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali proved again that revolution always breaks out, sooner or later, wherever working people are downtrodden. Also shown once more: revolt is contagious...
February 2011
Given the obstacles faced by young immigrants in the U.S. without papers, it’s no wonder so many people fell hard for the Dream Act. But, though its de-feat came from the right, the legislation was never the boon for immigrants it was sold as. Above...
February 2011
There are no depths to which the so-called justice system won’t sink to cruelly punish political prisoners — and radical lawyer Lynne Stewart is no exception. Despite her age and medical condition — she is a 71-year-old grandmother and breast...
December 2010
“Don’t ask, don’t tell,” the policy of excluding open lesbians and gays from the military, must be overturned. It is archaic, unfair, and unconstitutional. As well, it is an indictment of the Democratic president who won votes by promising to end it...
December 2010
Apparently, there’s nothing like long winter nights (and the prospect of holiday sales!) to make video game developers dream of reviving the Cold War. A new game — “Call of Duty: Black Ops” — is set on military battlegrounds in Cuba, Vietnam and the...
December 2010
Had it not been for “rioting” residents of Oakland, Calif., and their cell phone videos, the transit cop who shot Oscar Grant in the back in January 2009 would never have been arrested for the execution-style murder of an unarmed young Black man....
October 2010
Honduran human rights and labor advocates refuse to be silenced despite a year-long campaign of terror by the illegitimate military regime, which ousted elected President Manuel Zelaya in July 2009. Most recently, striking teachers have been the...
October 2010
Many labor officials are desperately trying to convince disgusted union members that it is in their interest to campaign and vote for Democrats in November. Nothing could be further from the truth. As the Great Recession decimates working-class...
October 2010
No matter what Obama Pentagon say, whistleblowers are not the bad guys. They pry the lid off ruling-class atrocities and hypocrisy. They enable imperialism’s workers and soldiers to ignite organized resistance against abuse and carnage. Bradley...
June 2010
International Association of Machinists union is stepping outside the box to organize the 31 million unemployed and underemployed workers in the U.S. It’s created an Internet networking system, called UCubed, to connect working people so they can...