Editorials from the Freedom Socialist
August 1992
THE DEBILITATED AND disaster-plagued condition of the world economy is sending multinational corporations scrambling for ways to squeeze more from workers' labor globally. "Free trade" is one. Having signed a free-trade agreement with Canada in...
August 1992
IN MONTREAL, RODNEY KING'S NAME is Marcellus Fran çois, a 24-year-old Haitian immigrant shot to death by police. In Winnipeg, it's J.J. Harper, a Native leader killed by police. In Vancouver, it's Zhang Feng Hua, a Chinese immigrant whose ruthless...
May 1992
On January 25, more than 400 demonstrators — many of them radicals, lesbians, gays, anarchists, and youth — took to the Seattle streets in a lively nighttime march against neo-Nazi terrorism. By the end of the evening, riot-geared cops had...
May 1992
Has a militant march for the rights of sexual minorities ever been needed more than today? Hitlerite toughs rampage in the streets; Hollywood unleashes a pervo fantasy in which every lesbian or bisexual woman is a man-killer; teenagers die of AIDS...
January 1992
WATCHING MONUMENTS to Lenin and Marx topple all across Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union, a revolutionary can not but have mixed feelings. One feels sad, like the Soviet student who told a reporter from the U.S., "If Lenin's ideas had been put...
January 1992
IN RESPONSE TO VICIOUS amendments to the state constitution and city charters proposed by the Oregon Citizens Alliance (OCA), lesbians and gays are coming out fighting. The measures would make gays outcasts. All legal protections for them,...
September 1991
Hovering over Roe v. Wade like vultures, the U.S. Supreme Court in May upheld a regulation barring federally funded health centers from discussing abortion. But the Court should expect a fight, because women’s rights are far from dead. To survive,...
September 1991
Seattle is a maverick town. Protest is a city tradition. It was in Seattle in 1919 that the Industrial Workers of the World led the country’s first general strike. Seventeen years later, the area’s reputation for seditious activity prompted...
May 1991
DOTTING THE LAST "I," the U.S. Socialist Workers Party, once the revolutionary standard-bearer of U.S. Trotskyism, formally severed its fraternal connections to the Fourth International on June 10, 1990. With Leon Trotsky, the party had led the...
February 1991
Why not call it an apocalypse? That’s as good a word as any to describe what’s about to land on the U.S. economy. All that debt racked up by Reagan and Crew has slammed home. It’s the morning after, hangover time. The Headache from Hell is here....