Editorials from the Freedom Socialist
April 2012
Powerful news from the Left Radical Organization of Afghanistan (LRA) alerted the Freedom Socialist Party (FSP) that the anti-occupation movement is rapidly expanding. Millions of Afghans — east and west, north and south — took to the streets in...
April 2012
In two victories for queer rights, Maryland and Washington recently joined six other states in making same-sex marriage legal. Another win was scored in February when an appeals court ruled that the anti-gay marriage Proposition 8 in California...
April 2012
After three and a half years behind bars, Colombian political prisoner Liliany “Lily” Obando has finally been released. She was arrested, charged with, and found guilty of “rebellion” while serving as international spokesperson for FENSUAGRO, the...
February 2012
When Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan ended a long-standing subsidy on gas prices on Jan. 1, people immediately hit the streets. Protests spread across the country like wildfire. The two main union federations called a general strike. Millions...
February 2012
“It’s a circus,” complain millions of people about the 2012 U.S. presidential campaign. Circus people, no doubt, are highly offended by the comparison. But truth be told, this is how the twin parties of capitalism always operate. So far, it’s been...
February 2012
Against a backdrop of the war on organized labor, striking millworkers at Indiana Limestone Company scored an important victory against their union-busting employer. Aided by community support, the 50 strikers picketed for two months in bitter cold...
December 2011
President Bashar al-Assad and the ruling elite of Syria are gaining global notoriety for their bloodthirsty efforts to quell the nine-month uprising against them. According to the U.N., the crackdown had caused the deaths of more than 3,500 people...
December 2011
At last! Mumia’s death sentence has finally been thrown out. In October 2011, the Supreme Court shut the door on a decade of appeals by the Philadelphia District Attorney of a federal decision that the sentence was unconstitutional. Misconduct by...
December 2011
Economic convulsions in the European Union are not about spoiled workers having it too good with all their costly social welfare programs. Rather, they are about Europe’s desperate ruling class trying to keep a tottering capitalism...
October 2011
Hooray for unionists willing to be arrested. In a dispute raging through the summer in Longview, Washington, over 120 members of International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) have been detained by cops, including Local 21 President Dan Coffman...