Posts in: Editorial

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 »

Editorial: Stop the witch-hunts against anti-fascists!

October 2017

Most people were thrilled at the immense protest against fascists and Nazis and KKKers that swept the country after Charlottesville. But the U.S. government was not pleased. It doesn’t like masses of people in the streets challenging its politics. The Department of Homeland Security has already classified antifa (the anarchist wing of the anti-fascist movement)… Read more »

Time to defy sexual and political predators

October 25, 2016

The choice between an establishment feminist warmonger and a racist, woman-defiling bankruptcy expert is no choice at all. Watching Donald Trump stalk Hillary Clinton on stage during their second debate, I wondered: was he calculating to intimidate or just doing what comes naturally? His misogyny is hard-wired. I abhor Trump’s boasting about his assaults on… Read more »