Editorials from the Freedom Socialist
August 2013
THE OUTRAGEOUS “NOT GUILTY” verdict for the murderer of Trayvon Martin, coming less than three weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act, demonstrates that all talk of a post-racial United States is just so much hot air. If...
August 2013
The outrageous “not guilty” verdict for the murderer of Trayvon Martin, coming less than three weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act, demonstrates that all talk of a post-racial United States is just so much hot air. If...
August 2013
Millions of Egyptians have again risen up against their repressive and incompetent government. In less than a year they concluded that “elections” do not mean real democracy, and that a Muslim regime is no better than a military one. In both the...
August 2013
The campaign to privatize City College of San Francisco (CCSF) just got nastier. On July 3, CCSF took a shocking one-two punch. The Accreditation Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, little concerned about education quality, announced its...
June 2013
In April, former grand marshals for San Francisco Gay Pride made nominations for marshals for this year’s parade and voted, as usual. A winner was Bradley Manning, the gay soldier who leaked classified documents that proved war crimes by the U.S....
June 2013
Not one day passes without new torment in the Middle East. Israel brazenly bombs Syria, assassinates Iranian nuclear scientists, and invites the U.S. to nuke Iran. Civil war continues to rage in Syria, escalating tension and deadly turmoil in Turkey...
June 2013
Thirty-six years after Assata Shakur’s frame-up conviction for the murder of a state trooper, and 34 years after her escape from prison to Cuba, the FBI has made her the first woman placed on its list of most wanted terrorists. It also doubled the...
April 2013
Months of drama in D.C. over the national debt peaked on March 1 in “sequestration” of federal funds to scores of programs. This fancy word masks the truth — austerity. And austerity by any name still stinks. The cuts are “across-the-board,” to...
April 2013
Anyone who stands up to racism or sexism on the job quickly finds out management cares little about whether these prejudices prowl the workplace. But they are ready to demonize the individual who exposes it. Such was the case when Bradley Manning...
April 2013
The 14 years of Hugo Chávez’ presidency gave U.S. elites plenty of fits. They were appalled that Venezuela’s oil wealth was used for things like alleviating poverty and building schools and health clinics in poor neighborhoods. And then there was...