Editorials from the Freedom Socialist
February 2013
It took the New Jersey parole board only minutes to deny Sundiata Acoli’s latest attempt at parole. That’s because he’s a Black political prisoner who has stuck to his principles — not because he’s a mortal danger to society. Acoli, a mathematician...
February 2013
The recent passage of union-busting “right to work” legislation in Michigan was an OMG! moment for all of labor. Unionists wonder how this could happen in Michigan, the fifth most unionized state in the nation, where legendary mass strikes in the...
February 2013
The fires stoked by the Arab Spring and Occupy movement continue to flame across the globe. Take, for example, the angry workers standing up to bullying tactics by U.S. giants Kraft, Hilton, and Coca-Cola. In Egypt, unionists are demanding that...
December 2012
A disaster like Superstorm Sandy shows capitalism in its true colors. In the midst of chaos and suffering, the stock market in New York City managed a swift reopening after being closed for just two days, with Mayor Bloomberg ringing the opening...
October 2012
THE CORPORATE “education reform” juggernaut, kept rolling by President Obama and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and fully endorsed by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, looked unstoppable — until it ran into 26,000 striking Chicago educators. “The...
October 2012
A SUSTAINED AND MIGHTY student strike movement in Quebec has brought down a provincial government. Running on a law-and-order platform, the defeated Premier Jean Charest and his party specifically targeted the students’ militant campaign against...
October 2012
THEY MUST BE RUNNING scared, the powers-that-be and their police multitudes. Because armed raids and secret grand juries against political dissidents are on the rise. First they came for 23 socialist, anti-war, and union movement leaders in the...
August 2012
In a 5-4 decision, a split U.S. Supreme Court issued a split verdict on the Affordable Care Act (known, mostly derisively, as “Obamacare”). The court upheld mandatory fines coercing people to purchase private insurance, but took away the federal...
August 2012
The Seattle branch of the Freedom Socialist Party (FSP) has unanimously endorsed Socialist Alternative (SA) candidate Kshama Sawant, who is running for a seat in the Washington House of Representatives. FSP’s endorsement, however, is one of critical...
August 2012
World powers were quite pleased with the June presidential vote in Egypt. The U.S. White House hailed it as a “milestone” for democracy. It was no such thing, and the Egyptian people actually expressed that eloquently — by not voting. More than 50...