Author: Kimberly Ann

Jacobin Blames Campaign Worker Organizing for Sanders’ 2020 Loss

Jacobin Magazine recently published an article blaming Bernie Sanders’ loss on his campaign staff organizing for better working conditions. This article is but the latest example of Jacobin making apologies for bourgeois candidates instead of re-examining their strategy.

Polarization and Crisis in Peru

Castillo’s victory marks the beginning of a new and still unpredictable period, in which the struggle between change and continuity will undoubtedly play an important role.

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.

3,000 Volvo Workers Are on Strike Again

After rejecting a second contract offer, Volvo workers at the Mack and Volvo Truck of North America manufacturing plant in Dublin, Virginia are on strike again. They say that this time they are not going back until a new contract is ratified.

Working Class Tunisians Rise Up against Police Violence

Protests began in the working-class districts of Sidi Hassine and Séjoumi in Tunis, Tunisia, after a young man died in police custody and videos of police beating a minor went viral on social media. Police violence is endemic in Tunisia, and the masses suffer unemployment, poverty, and misery a decade after the fall of Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali’s regime and the beginning of the Arab Spring.

Who’s Who in Biden’s Corporate Cabinet

Here are some of the establishment Democrats taking time off from their corporate jobs and think-tank appointments to become officials in the Biden administration.

Individual Responsibility Won’t Stop the Pandemic

This holiday season the politicians and the media are entirely focused on individual responsibility as the solution to the pandemic. We agree: individual choices matter. But, Democrats’ exclusive focus on the individual is a convenient way to divert attention from the fact that the government has kept the economy open and refuses to take the necessary steps to keep us safe.

George Jackson: Black August Revolutionary

George Jackson was a Black man serving a one year to life sentence over a petty crime. During his time in prison, he began reading Marxist texts and became a radical communist prison organizer.

Tenants’ Unions Escalate Protests as NY Extends Eviction Moratorium

Tenants’ unions across Brooklyn banded together for three days to fight for the cancellation of rent and an eviction moratorium. In a small win, New York City has postponed legal eviction until September. The power of the people and direct action, yet again, has succeeded in pushing back against the landlord class. 

Black August Cinema: 11 Films to Watch This Month

This Black August, Left Voice brings you its recommendations for films that highlight Black excellence, Black struggles, and Black radical traditions. Here are 11 movies that feature Blackness and Black history in all its multi-layered wonder.

Protestor Kidnapped by NYPD in Unmarked Car

On Tuesday evening, an unmarked van attacked and kidnapped a protestor. The event marks an escalation in the police tactics against the uprisings for Black lives.

NYPD Lies to City Council, Gaslights Victims of Police Violence

During ten hour City Council hearing on Public Safety, the NYPD representatives gaslight the public and lie about their well documented brutality. Once the people are allowed to testify against the police, all NYPD and mayoral representatives left in a disrespectful snub. Afterwards, the public spent 6 hours describing disturbing events of police brutality,demanding the Council disarm and defund the police. 

Justice for James Scurlock, Killed by Racist White Vigilante

James Scurlock, a 22 year old protestor, was murdered at the hands of a white bar owner during the protests in Omaha, Nebraska. The Police force is complicit in encouraging white vigilante violence and has yet to charge the murderer.