UNITED STATES

People marching in Minneapolis, Minnesota in response to George Floyd's murder.

Protesters Still Face Charges from the George Floyd Uprising

People are still facing charges from arrests since the George Floyd Uprising. Left Voice spoke to two activists still facing charges from the I-94 mass arrest in Minneapolis on Nov 4, 2020 in Minneapolis. We demand that all charges be dropped.

INTERNATIONAL

CLASS STRUGGLE

CUNY Students Turn Out in Support of Palestine

On Friday, May 28, students and allies demonstrated at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in solidarity with Palestine. This is just the latest manifestation of growing support for the Palestinian cause that has seen many rallies in NYC throughout the month.

BLACK STRUGGLE

No, Germany Is Not Actually Recognizing the Genocide in Namibia

The German government has made international headlines with its public “gestures of reconciliation” for the genocide of tens of thousands of West Africans in the early 1900s. Representatives of the Herero and Nama peoples are rejecting the deal, saying it comes nowhere close to addressing the effects of Germany’s long history of colonial exploitation in the region.

FROM THE MAGAZINE

The National Guard Is No Friend of Workers and the Oppressed: A Lesson from Ludlow

On this day in 1914, the National Guard slaughtered striking miners and their wives and children in Ludlow, Colorado. The National Guard has never been a friend of the working class, even if its members come from that class. No wonder unionists expelled the National Guard recently from the St. Paul Labor Center, which it was using to launch its forays into Brooklyn Center, Minnesota after the police killing of Daunte Wright.

Texas Bans Abortion

On May 19, Texas governor Greg Abbott signed a bill that makes abortion after six weeks of pregnancy illegal in the state of Texas, making Texas the state with the most restrictive abortion ban in the nation.

ECONOMY

The Productivity Crisis

In his latest piece, Michael Roberts takes a look at the crisis in productivity and the failures of Keynesian economics over nearly a hundred years.

ENVIRONMENT

On the left, a picture of John Bellamy Foster's book Return of Nature. On the right, a photo of him wearing a sweater and glasses.

Marxism and the Origins of the Ecological Critique

John Bellamy Foster’s The Return of Nature: Socialism and Ecology (Monthly Review Press, 2020) shows the role played by biologists and other scientists with a nonmechanistic, materialist outlook, alongside various Marxists, in laying the foundations of ecology in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

TROTSKYIST FRACTION

May 1: For an International of Socialist Revolution

On May 1, the Trotskyist Fraction — Fourth International held an online rally to present a new manifesto. Comrades from 14 countries in Europe and the Americas took part. You can watch the video here.

Profits Call the Tune

Profit is not a “gift of capital,” and does not rely on investment. Profits can be generated out of the exploitation of labor power without further investment, and indeed, that is what we can see now in the expansion of ‘fictitious capital’ at the expense of productive investment.

Jeff Bezos Is Going into Space. Fingers Crossed He Won’t Come Back

If Bezos, Musk and Co. want to go “off Earth,” then let them. Our task is to ensure that at some point, when they come back, they’ll find the completely irrational, exploitative system of capitalism on which their obscene wealth was based has been dismantled and replaced with a socialist society.

FROM THE SOCIALIST HEALTHCARE COLLECTIVE

FROM MULTIMEDIA

FROM MULTIMEDIA

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