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Sybil Davis

Sybil is a trans activist, artist, and education worker in New York City.

The Organic Crisis in 2024: This Year’s Election Is a Battle for the Hearts and Minds of U.S. Workers

The battle between Trump and Biden is being shaped by a crisis of the political regime, requiring the intervention of both the judiciary and the union bureaucracy. The battle for the presidency is a battle for the working class and a battle over which approach to imperialism is best for competing with China and reestablishing US hegemony. As usual, the Democrats are taking up the cudgel of democratic rights in order to rally disaffected voters.

Sybil Davis

February 23, 2024

New Hampshire Shows Trumpism Hasn’t Been Stopped as the Crisis that Created It Rages On

Donald Trump cruised to a victory in the New Hampshire primary. His strength in the primaries shows that Biden wasn’t able to resolve the crisis that gave birth to Trumpism.

Sybil Davis

January 28, 2024

Iowa Shows Trump’s Strength, but Biden Is Not the Answer

Trump predictably sailed to victory in the Iowa Caucuses. Biden will position himself as the lesser evil, but the only way out is the self-organization of the working class.

Sybil Davis

January 16, 2024

The Hollywood Strikes Showed That a New Kind of Class Consciousness Is Growing

The SAG-AFTRA and WGA strikes showed a new type of solidarity in the labor movement and reflected a growing class consciousness around labor. We must build on these lessons as the labor movement heads into 2024.

Sybil Davis

December 21, 2023

The New Hollywood McCarthyism Emerging Around Palestine

Over the past week, a new Hollywood McCarthyism has emerged: multiple people in Hollywood have lost jobs and representation over their support of Palestine. We must denounce and fight these attacks which weaken the movement and scare supporters into silence.

Sybil Davis

December 3, 2023

The Three Palestinians Shot in Burlington Are Victims of Rising Islamophobia

Three Palestinian men were shot in Burlington Vermont while walking down the street. The campaign against Palestine has dehumanized all Palestinians and left them more vulnerable to these types of attacks.

Sybil Davis

November 26, 2023

Movement for Palestine Deepens “Genocide Joe’s” Problems Ahead of the 2024 Elections

Joe Biden is in an incredibly weak position heading into his reelection campaign next year. The movement for Palestine, which has increasing taken on an anti-Biden character, has deepened that crisis, seriously damaging Biden's chances at reelection.

Sybil Davis

November 17, 2023

The House Has a New Trumpist Speaker, but the Republican Civil War Isn’t Over

Mike Johnson, a strong social conservative and Trumpist, has been elected Speaker of the House, bringing to an end the chaos that erupted after Kevin McCarthy’s downfall. Johnson is but a bandage on the deeper crises of the Republican Party and the larger crises of the regime.

Sybil Davis

November 1, 2023

Our Unions Need to Join the Fight for Palestinian Liberation — Right Now

Israel’s brutal attack on the Palestinian people is about to escalate. It’s being funded by U.S. dollars and armed with U.S. weapons. But our unions have a chance to help grind this war machine to a halt. 

Sybil Davis

October 20, 2023

Far Right Imposed Shutdown Represents Deeper Crises Only Workers Can Resolve

The United States is on the verge of a government shutdown. The fact that a minority far right in Congress has forced this, largely over disagreements with military spending, shows that the U.S. regime is in a historic crisis. Now more than ever, workers must intervene for their own interests.

Sybil Davis

September 29, 2023

Neither Trump nor Biden Represent the Interests of the Striking Workers

Donald Trump skipped the second GOP debate to go to Michigan to speak on the UAW strike. This, one day after Biden became the first U.S. president to walk a picket line, represents the on-going fight between the parties to win influence over the working class.

Sybil Davis

September 29, 2023

Joe Biden Is Afraid of the UAW Strike. That’s a Good Thing.

A few days ago, Biden called on the bosses of the Big Three automakers to give concessions to the striking UAW workers. It’s because he’s scared of the UAW’s power.

Sybil Davis

September 20, 2023

Entertainment Industry Strikes Show the Power and Potential of Worker Solidarity

Over 170,000 Hollywood workers organized across two different unions are on strike. This strike offers key lessons for the labor movement about how to form a winning strategy.

Sybil Davis

July 21, 2023

A Marxist Take on the Attack on Trans Rights

Our sister site in France, Révolution Permanente, interviewed Left Voice member Enid Brain about the attack on trans rights in the United States. Enid covers how the crisis of neoliberalism drives the attacks, the role of the Democratic Party, the need for a class independent approach and organization to fight the attacks, and more.

Sybil Davis

June 30, 2023

Ron DeSantis Is a Reactionary Monster, but the Working Class Can Defeat Him

Far-right Florida governor Ron DeSantis launched his presidential bid for 2024 last month, reflecting some Republicans’ desire to move beyond Trump. The working class can defeat him.

Sybil Davis

June 6, 2023

This Pride Month, There is Hope In Fighting Back. Pride is in the Streets.

Pride is in the streets. It is the history of our community, it is the history of our struggle. Let us do them honor.

Sybil Davis

June 2, 2023

Over 11,000 TV and Film Writers Go on Strike Across the Country

The WGA strike has the potential to deal a blow to systemic hyper-exploitation in entertainment, and establish workers as a fighting force within the industry.

Sybil Davis

May 2, 2023

Fight for Bodily Autonomy In the Streets!

From the attacks on the right to an abortion to the attacks on trans people, it is clear that there is an ongoing assault against our right to bodily autonomy. We must fight these attacks in the streets!

Sybil Davis

April 14, 2023

Trump’s Indictment Won’t Stop Trumpism

Donald Trump has been indicted. But this indictment is an attempt by the regime to relegitimize itself and remove Trump as a threat to capitalist stability.

Sybil Davis

April 4, 2023

The Rise of the Proto-Fascist Right Highlights the Crisis of the Whole System

The recent fight over Kevin McCarthy’s becoming Speaker of the House reveals how divided and polarized the Republican Party is. Out of this crisis, a proto-fascist wing of the Republican Party has emerged, strengthened and empowered after extracting concessions from the GOP establishment.

Sybil Davis

January 23, 2023

Chaos in the House of Representatives as Republican Right Refuses to Support the Republican Establishment

Kevin McCarthy, the establishment Republican choice for Speaker of the House, lost six consecutive votes after a portion of the Republican right refused to vote for him. This kicked off the biggest crisis in choosing a speaker of the house since 1923.

Sybil Davis

January 4, 2023

Class Struggle Solidarity and the Trans Movement (or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Class)

While writers at The New York Times staged a 24-hour walkout on Thursday, some trans people expressed skepticism about showing solidarity for workers at a publication that distributes so much transphobia. A trans socialist explains why queer solidarity with the labor movement is so important, even when workers might not yet be taking up our struggles.

Sybil Davis

December 11, 2022

The Red Wave Crashes on the Rocks of Voter Rejection

In a contradictory result, voters have rejected the Republican hopes of a “red wave,” instead choosing to protect abortion at the state level and deliver a likely split government.

Sybil Davis

November 9, 2022

Florida Is Poised to Ban Gender-Affirming Care for Minors — We Need a Movement for Trans Lives

In the latest assault on trans youth, the Florida Board of Medicine voted to draft a rule to ban gender affirming care for anyone under the age of 18. This heinous attack must be fought back by a mass movement.

Sybil Davis

November 1, 2022

Polarization, Economic Crisis, and Class Struggle: The Contradictions of the Political Moment

From the resurgence of the Democratic party to the advance of the Right to the potential of Generation U, it is evident that we are in a moment of instability and heightened polarization in the midst of a burgeoning economic crisis and rising labor movement. The Left must take the opportunities presented by the current moment and turn them into advances for our movement.

Sybil Davis

September 18, 2022

Thatcherite Liz Truss Is Sworn in as UK Prime Minister

Amid an economic and political crisis, Conservative Liz Truss became the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on Tuesday.

Sybil Davis

September 7, 2022

The “Lesser Evil” Is Bankrolling the Far Right

The Democratic Party is spending tens of millions of dollars to advance far-right candidates in hopes that it will improve the Democrats’ midterm chances. This strategy shows, yet again, that the Democrats will not help us fight the advance of the Far Right.

Sybil Davis

September 1, 2022

Historically Low Approval Ratings of Institutions Show the U.S. Regime in Crisis

Two new polls show a massive loss of faith in institutions across the U.S. This loss of faith underlines the depth of crisis in the U.S. regime.

Sybil Davis

July 11, 2022

Ni Una Menos: Inspiration from Argentina for the Trans Rights Movement

We should take inspiration from the Ni Una Menos movement in Latin America, which fought against femicides and laid the groundwork for the successful struggle for abortion rights. They chart the way forward in our struggle for trans rights and for bodily autonomy for all.

Sybil Davis

June 3, 2022

The NRA Exists to Keep Weapons Profits Booming and Guns in the Hands of the State and Right Wing

The NRA is holding its annual convention just days after the Uvalde school shooting. The group exists to protect gun industry profits and the state’s monopoly on violence, and keep guns in the hands of right-wingers.

Sybil Davis

May 27, 2022