Editorials from the Freedom Socialist
February 1991
Queers Bash Back! In the wake of epidemic levels of anti-gay violence this slogan has found an unprecedented and enthusiastic response among a new generation of lesbians and gays. Chapters of Queer Nation, a militant new organization which espouses...
October 1990
COMMON WISDOM HAS IT that capitalism has won the Cold War. It's all over, even the shouting. George Bush shouldn't break opt the champagne just yet. Three or four months from now, when dead Americans are being shipped home from Saudi Arabia by the...
February 1990
Salvadoran rebels stunned supporters and opponents alike in November, when they launched the most dramatic and protracted offensive yet in their decade-old civil war against the U.S.-backed Salvadoran government and its death squads. Insurgent...
June 1989
Ronald Reagan’s eight-year romp as president is finally over. What a party it was for Big Business and freeloading politicians who ate, drank and raped the country while Ronnie clowned in public with corny one-liners. Now, guess who’s getting the...
June 1989
Truly, last December’s Whidbey Island anti-Nazi skinhead rally in Washington state was the start of something big. That rally was put together in five days after the media broke the story that white supremacists planned to meet on the island to...
January 1989
An array of nervous types wanted to let a minuscule cluster of Nazis rally undisturbed on beautiful Whidbey Island in Washington state on December 10. "Don't confront 'em-you'll cause VIOLENCE. Let them meet and go away!" shrieked the media, some...
June 1988
An employee is dragged into the restroom at Pacific Refining Co. and ordered to urinate into a cup while being watched. A woman at IBM is canned for dating a former company manager who had gone to work for an IBM competitor. Papa Gino's restaurant...
September 1986
In March, three U.S. groups — International Socialists, Workers Power, and Socialist Unity — formed a new organization, Solidarity. It was an incongruous regroupment. Socialist Unity claims to be a Trotskyist, i.e., a Leninist, formation....
August 1986
The war against apartheid raged in 1985 as South African freedom fighters stepped up their strikes, demonstrations and assaults against the white police state and utterly defied the government to stop them. With blow upon blow, South African Blacks...
Summer 1985
As harassment and violence against abortion clinics accelerate, it's clear that an aggressive feminist response to the anti-abortion forces is urgently needed. The "pro-life" terrorists must be stopped before they strip us of our constitutional...