Posts in: Editorial

Trump’s Jerusalem Insult

February 2018

As usual, the president acted in an arrogant and reactionary fashion, but even he can’t destroy a “peace process” that doesn’t exist.

Freedom Socialist editorial: Sunshine for Mumia Abu-Jamal

June 2017

Good news! As of April, political prisoner Mumia began a long-denied treatment for Hepatitis C. The relatively new procedure is almost 100 percent effective. The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections fought tooth and nail to deny court-ordered treatment. They delayed for three months after a judge ruled in early January that treatment should begin within 21… Read more »

Freedom Socialist editorial: Defend Palestinian hunger strikers

June 2017

Fifteen hundred Palestinian political prisoners launched a hunger strike on April 17, ongoing as of this writing. They are protesting abominable conditions in Israel’s privately run prisons. Their demands include decent medical treatment; an end to solitary confinement and Israel’s policy of renewable detention without trial; relocation to facilities in the Palestinian territories; reinstatement of… Read more »

Freedom Socialist editorial: Democracy hypocrisy

June 2017

Whatever else you want to say about the guy, Donald Trump is doing a yuuuge educational service as president. His bogus election and “You’re fired!” presidency are perfectly exposing the limits and fallacies of capitalist democracy. Our vaunted two-party electoral system, providing for free and fair debate among cream-of-the-crop candidates? Yikes, no! Winner chosen by… Read more »

Catalonia’s right to decide

December 2017

Spain’s right-wing government is using every weapon to stifle the independence movement and imprison or otherwise sideline its leaders.

Editorial: Hungarian rightists reject refugees

October 2017

Immigrants from Africa and the Middle East continue to stream across Europe’s southern borders to find safety and a new life. One of the places they land is Hungary. Its far-right government has erected a 13-foot-high fence along the border to keep people out. Migrants are beaten by border guards, deprived of food and medical… Read more »

Editorial: DACA double-cross

October 2017

Trump’s cancellation of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is a cruel and cynical blow to 800,000 undocumented young people. It holds long-time resident youth as political hostages in order to get a dysfunctional and opportunistic Congress to authorize more crackdowns on border security, more ICE raids, and more deportations. Meanwhile, losing drivers’ licenses, work… Read more »