Editorials from the Freedom Socialist
December 2017
Puerto Rico is devastated. San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz estimates that more than 500 have died from hurricane harm, deceitfully cataloged as “natural deaths.” The numbers are likely much higher. Others are missing or “alive but not OK” say...
December 2017
In the cascade of stories emerging about sexual abuse, one issue is seldom addressed head-on: Why? Why, in 2017, are women and girls still the victims (in the vast majority) of this kind of attack on their bodies and personal authority? Olympic...
December 2017
Catalonia has long been a center of revolutionary struggle, notably during the heroic but unsuccessful fight against fascism during the Spanish Civil War. Today, the fight that many Catalans are taking up is for their own self-determination. Their...
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....
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...
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...
August 2017
The Department of Justice has declared outright war on political protesters. Over 200 anti-Trump demonstrators were arrested on false riot-connected charges. They face trial on eight felony counts that could jail them for 75 years and drown them in...
August 2017
“Shut down capitalism!” shouted 100,000 protesters at the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany. They came from several countries to rebuke the rulers of the richest, most powerful nations on every continent. These heads of state are responsible for the...
August 2017
Charleena Lyles, a Black, 100-pound pregnant mother of four, was killed recently in front of three of her children by two burly white Seattle cops. They allege ‘fear for their lives’ and claim she was armed with a knife — even though Lyles called...
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...