Editorials from the Freedom Socialist
October 2015
Across harsh deserts from the Sahara in Africa to the Southwest in the United States, and over deadly seas in each hemisphere, desperate people are risking their lives to escape what are, at bottom, the results of a frantic quest for profits: wars,...
October 2015
Message to international friends of the U.S. working class: No, despite the rise of Donald Trump to the top of the Republican heap of presidential candidates, we haven’t lost our minds. Well, maybe a little. The Trump phenomenon has two sides. On...
August 2015
In a city where billionaires cast long shadows, Kshama Sawant provides a much-needed socialist counterpoint at City Hall. Sawant first won her council seat in 2013, running as a candidate for Socialist Alternative (SA), and riding the wave of labor...
August 2015
Everywhere you look teachers are fighting for schools and students — going toe-to-toe with politicians and police across the globe. They are on the frontline of battles, especially to keep public education accessible. Without these class-conscious...
June 2015
In the previous issue of the Freedom Socialist, we carried a story called “The Charlie Hebdo furor: when free speech collides with defense of the persecuted” (Vol. 36, No. 2). Unfortunately, in a rush to judgment, we seized the completely wrong end...
April 2015
So-called right-to-work laws have made the U.S. South a bastion of low wages and working-class misery for more than 50 years. Now reactionary forces, bankrolled by big business and armed with lies, hope to extend their reach. And they are making...
April 2015
At the rate things are going, the gender wage gap in the U.S. won’t close until 2053. And if things don’t change, the last state — Wyoming — won’t have equity until 2159. Is this a joke? Women on average make less than men, with white men making the...
April 2015
Millions of activists mobilized in the latest victory for the battle to keep the Internet accessible. In February, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) upheld net neutrality — the idea that everyone on the Internet should be treated equally....
December 2014
The November 2014 midterm elections conveyed messages about the U.S. electorate that are far more important than the pundits’ focus on “Republican sweeps.” The Grand Old Party may stride around trumpeting their supposed “mandate” as they take...
December 2014
As the FS goes to press, a grand jury has not yet returned its finding in the murder of Michael Brown by a policeman in Ferguson. That hasn’t stopped Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon from declaring a state of emergency and calling in the National Guard, or...