Posts in: Editorial

Freedom Socialist editorial — An editorial dilemma

October 2018

It’s not enough to pick one crisis to editorialize. The world is aflame in crises and misery, from Syrians and Yemenis in the Middle East, to the Congolese and Libyans in Africa, to the Royhinga in Asia. Fighting capitalism is the only antidote for all this suffering.

Bust the bigots: Religion is not a license to discriminate!

September 2018

Having been roundly trounced in the postal survey on same-sex marriage equality, the right wing has a new angle to pursue its reactionary social agenda: demands for religious freedom and a hysterical campaign of gender policing, especially in schools. The Ruddock review into religious freedom was established as a concession to the ultra-conservative faction in… Read more »

All out on 23 October: Unite and fight for the right to strike!

September 2018

The trade union movement is firing up for another mid-week mass union rally. The theme, Australia needs a pay rise, is sure to strike a chord with workers seeing their wages flatline. Income inequality is the worst in 70 years, and it’s not hard to see why. Wage growth in the private sector is well… Read more »

Mexico election — will AMLO deliver?

August 2018

The new president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), lifted aspirations by campaigning against poverty, corruption and state violence. But what will he deliver?

HUD refuses to desegregate housing

June 2018

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson calls rules against racist segregation a “failed socialist experiment.”