Editorials from the Freedom Socialist
March 1994
A U.S.-Cuba friendshipment bearing medical and school supplies is heading for Havana as we go to press. Among the caravanistas is Chicana writer and leader Yolanda Alaniz, an FSP candidate for Seattle City Council in 1991 and, like Fred Hyde, a...
December 1993
A REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT sent the Marines to Somalia on a "humanitarian" mission. The soldiers, after accomplishing their good deeds, were supposed to be home for the holidays. The U.N., too, was cast in a new warm and fuzzy role as super-Boy Scout to...
December 1993
BORIS YELTSIN'S SHOWDOWN with parliament eliminated the lesser roadblock to his plan to put privatization on a fast track. The main obstacle - Russia's working class - remains. The Western media cast the battle as one between "Yeltsin the democrat...
December 1993
IS THE AGREEMENT SIGNED IN SEPTEMBER between Israel and the PLO an enormous advance for the cause of Palestinian self-determination and peace in the Middle East? Or is it a capitulation by Arafat to Israeli self-interest, an accommodation brokered...
July 1993
The University of California campus Los Angeles sits on land stolen from Mexico by Yankee marauders. There’s rich justice in the fact that UCLA was turned upside down this spring by Chicanas and Chicanos determined to learn properly about their...
July 1993
Lesbians are on the cover of Newsweek. Out attorney Roberta Achtenberg has been named chief of fair housing in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. One and a half million gays, bisexuals, transgenders, and their supporters — the...
April 1993
AS WE GO TO PRESS, BORIS YELTSIN and the Supreme Soviet are locked in seemingly mortal combat. But over what, exactly? And is their conflict where the real action is? It's clear what Yeltsin wants. Capitalism, and now. Though it brings with it...
April 1993
AROUND THE WORLD, GOVERNMENTS are selling off public goods. Russia is auctioning off nationalized industries. Germany wants to sell the Autobahn. The strike wave in Australia developed in part to oppose the privatization of mass transit and...
December 1992
Nobody thought the workers were ready to take power. Conventional revolutionary wisdom said: Russia is too backward; its proletariat is too small and inexperienced; a prolonged phase of capitalist development is mandatory; and socialist insurrection...
December 1992
In Oregon, the good guys won against the forces of evil. In one skirmish, a front man for the Oregon Citizens Alliance (OCA), a reactionary group with a broad turn-back-the-clock wish list, launched a legal attack on numerous organizations and...