Daniel is a member of Left Voice.
The Midterm Elections and the Fight for the Working Class
Republicans and Democrats are trying to win the working class vote on Tuesday, but neither party represents workers’ interests. Socialists must take advantage of the hunger for reform and fight for independent politics and build the party we need: a working-class party with a socialist strategy.
Daniel AlfonsoNovember 7, 2022
No Money for Educators, but Minnesota Funds the Police
On Tuesday, March 8, Minneapolis education workers went on strike for living wages, smaller class sizes, and hiring teachers of color. While they have been told consistently that there isn’t enough money to pay educational support workers higher wages, the police budget continues to balloon.
Daniel AlfonsoMarch 13, 2022
Rapidly Changing Mask Mandates Reveal Capitalism’s Hypocrisy
The U.S. is about to hit one million coronavirus deaths, but multiple states have just announced that they are lifting mask mandates, prioritizing (yet again) “going back to normal” over workers deciding how to return safely, using recommendations based on scientific research.
Daniel AlfonsoFebruary 11, 2022
Is The Honeymoon Over? Stability and Crisis in the Biden Era
On November 7, Left Voice held a plenary to discuss the national political situation in the United States. The following is a slightly edited transcript of the opening remarks that laid the groundwork for the discussion.
Daniel AlfonsoDecember 1, 2021
The Fight to Kick Cops Out of Unions Is a Fight Against the Union Bureaucracy
Though there is a growing movement from rank-and-file members to disaffiliate cops from unions, the leaders of the U.S.’s largest unions defend cops’ right to organize alongside workers. Both the union bureaucracy and cop “unions” are means by which the capitalist state maintains control over working class organizations. Mobilizing the power of the working class against police terror and capitalist exploitation requires confronting these two enemies of the working class.
Daniel AlfonsoSeptember 16, 2020
The Invincible Spirit of Palmares: The Story of Brazil’s Largest Community of Escaped Slaves
The history of enslaved Africans in Brazil is one of horrific exploitation and violence, but also of heroic resistance and anti-colonial struggle. Nowhere is this as clear as in the experiences of the 16th century settlement of escaped slaves, Palmares, which fought for survival and independence against colonial powers.
Daniel AlfonsoApril 23, 2020
The Black Question and the Revolution in Brazil
This is the introduction to a new edition of A revolução e o negro. It addresses the Black question in Brazil, which has the largest Black population of any country outside of Africa. This is part of our collection on Marxism and Black Struggle.
Daniel AlfonsoFebruary 4, 2020