Editorials from the Freedom Socialist
June 2010
If ever an event triggered the need for fundamental change, British Petroleum’s oil rig explosion is it. As the FS goes to press, oil is still gushing into the Gulf and no solution is in sight. It is destroying livelihoods, species and ecosystems —...
June 2010
The fundamental question in Bolivia is in whose interest will the country will be run. In May, teachers, factory workers and others, led by the Trotskyist Central Obrera Boliviana, hit the streets in strikes and protests to demand a minimum wage...
April 2010
Violent repression has exploded against the democracy movement in Honduras ever since a sham election in November. The vote was conducted by coup makers who overthrew elected president Manuel Zelaya. Emboldened by U.S. support, death squads now roam...
April 2010
The national chair of the Communist Party USA, Sam Webb, assessed year one of the Obama presidency and in the process rewrote Marxism. Webb sees opportunities for winning a new “New Deal” through a “people’s movement” which includes “even corporate...
April 2010
Around the world, workers are being forced to bail out capitalism. In Greece, the social democratic government just rammed through its third round of austerity measures, including wage freezes, layoffs, and regressive tax hikes. Evidently, this wasn...
February 2010
Like much of what is rotten in Africa, hatred and persecution of lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgendered people has its roots in colonialism. Almost all of the numerous anti-gay laws in Africa are left over from European control and...
February 2010
Nearly 1,400 international activists from 43 countries planned to march into Gaza in late December to protest with Palestinians against Israel’s deadly blockade. It was to be a gripping memorial and condemnation of Israel’s genocidal invasion of...
February 2010
The health insurance and pharmaceutical companies, and the rest of their class of corporate thieves, are chilling their champagne bottles. They expect soon to have what they worked so hard for and spent so much money on: a comprehensive healthcare...
December 2009
Democrats too conniving for principled politics and too bought-off by the insurance and pharmaceutical industry have relegated women to the status of a poker chip. In return for a handful of votes, they slithered from compromise to outright betrayal...
December 2009
Anyone who believes that racism in the United States is a thing of the past really needs to get in touch with reality. And a good place to start is to look at which youths, teens and even younger, are tried and sentenced as adults - condemned to get...