Editorial articles from the Freedom Socialist Bulletin
Summer/Autumn 2010
Resistance, survival and pride are themes inseparable from hip-hop music produced by Aboriginal Australians. While most recordings are self-produced disks unavailable through mainstream retail outlets, at the grassroots the scene is thriving. Mixed...
Summer/Autumn 2010
Unionism is not a crime! Drop all charges against Ark Tribe now! It's a bloody disgrace! Unionist Ark Tribe will be back in the Adelaide Magistrates Court on 15 June for refusing to appear before the coercive Australian Building and Construction...
Summer/Autumn 2010
As 2009 drew to a close, the class struggle in Nepal continued to escalate. Several General Strikes - including a 3-day strike in the capital, Kathmandu, starting on 20 December - closed factories and markets and kept vehicles off the streets....
Summer/Autumn 2010
In October 2009, the Australian Customs ship, Oceanic Viking, rescued 78 people from their sinking boat in Indonesia's Sunda Strait. Sixty-eight men, five women and five children, fleeing Sri Lanka's genocidal war against the Tamil people, sought...
Summer/Autumn 2010
In December 2008, the Victoria Police shot 15-year-old Tyler Cassidy dead in a Northcote skate park. The agitated teenager, distressed by the anniversary of his father's death, was the youngest person shot by police in the state. Over the past two...
Summer/Autumn 2010
It was broadcast live around the world. Hundreds of millions watched as, walking slowly along a tree-lined road, wearing a grey suit and with his fist in the air, Nelson Mandela took his first steps as a free man in 28 years. His release on 11...
Winter/Spring 2009
If Indigenous Australians hoped to see a significant change with the election of the Rudd Labor government at the end of 2007, they'll surely be as disappointed with the new government as trade unionists are. The Rudd government is not so crude in...
Winter/Spring 2009
In the United States, it is customary to assess a president's first 100 days in office, a tradition that goes back to the Great Depression. Fearing that the collapse of Wall Street and the enormous suffering it caused was laying the groundwork for a...
Winter/Spring 2009
Rudd's ETS: A lot of hot air! Climate emergency. Here's a tip. You can safely ignore anybody who claims that the warming of the planet's oceans and atmosphere is a fiction. If you accidentally click through to Andrew Bolt's blog, hit the back button...
Winter/Spring 2009
On 12 June 2009 the West Australian State Coroner found that Warburton Elder, Mr Ward — a 46-year-old father of five and one of the last nomads born in the Gibson Desert — died of heatstroke sustained while being transported from Laverton to...