Editorials from the Freedom Socialist
April 1995
How quickly things change. Only yesterday, Carlos Salinas de Gortari was man of the hour, catapulting Mexico onto the global economic scene by denationalizing industry and embracing foreign investors. He was part of a troika of Midases, stitching...
April 1995
Isn’t it dialectical? Because of their visibility and militancy, millionaire ball players are the current key to advancing the class struggle in the United States. The Major League Baseball Players Association has the greatest opportunity to rally...
January 1995
NOSTALGIC FOR THE good old days? Newt Gingrich, the new Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, is definitely your man. How far back would you like to go? The fifties were a rockin' time. Remember McCarthyism? Well, Newt's working on a list,...
January 1995
AMID THE GLOOM of Election '94, some sunshine broke through in gray, rainy Oregon. Activists there conducted a feisty, in-your-face campaign which resulted in the defeat of Measure 13 - an initiative that would have legalized discrimination against...
October 1994
U.S. gov’t is to blame for plight of Cubans … Ninety miles off the coast of Florida lies one of the globe’s last reminders that there’s another way to exist, one that’s free of anxiety over pink slips, and crime, and homelessness, and the million...
June 1994
A DAY HAS ARRIVED that most South Africans and millions of justice-seekers around the world hoped they would live to see: the fall of formal apartheid. IT WAS A LONG, BITTER, bloody road home for South Africa's 30 million Blacks. The prisons, mines...
June 1994
CALIFORNIA'S GOVERNOR is proof of one thing, at least: Whatever else it takes to be a successful capitalist politician these days, it requires a willingness to be really nasty. Republican Pete Wilson is campaigning for reelection, largely on the...
June 1994
THE DAYBREAK FIRE in May that incinerated New Hope Baptist Church, home to a mostly Black workingclass congregation in Seattle, lasted a mere couple hours. It was already being broadcast as a two-alarm blaze by the time fire trucks arrived from four...
March 1994
When the Billy Boy in the White House starts talking about dropping bombs in Bosnia to “stop the slaughter of innocents,” it’s time to dust off the “U.S. Out Now!” banners and head for the streets. The smell of napalm is in the air. During the...
March 1994
The passage of NAFTA has increased pressure on labor bosses to end their cozy bloc with the Democrats, which has cost workers decades of gains. Understandably, union bureaucrats are unhappy about this welcome development. In Seattle, Washington,...