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Campus Cops Intimidate Grad Workers in Ann Arbor, Michigan
We publish here a statement by the Graduate Employees' Organization detailing and condemning the repressive tactics of the University of Michigan administration in response to the strength and resilience of striking grad workers.
Left VoiceJune 1, 2023
#AllthatsLeftPod: Three Years Since the George Floyd Uprising:
In this episode of the podcast, we reflect on the 2020 George Floyd uprising, which began three years ago. We discuss how to turn the energy of a mass uprising into a sustained movement, and the kind of revolutionary leadership that's required to do so.
Left VoiceMay 25, 2023
#AllThatsLeftPod: UPS Workers Prepare for a Strike
In this episode of the podcast, we discuss the contract fight at UPS, and what's at stake for the Teamsters and the labor movement.
Left VoiceMay 2, 2023
This May Day, the Stage Is Set for Class Struggle
This May Day, we reflect on the state of the U.S. labor movement and some of the demands we must fight for in the next period.
May Day Memories of a Czech Communist Imprisoned by Nazis during WWII
Journalist and communist Julius Fucik wrote an account of his time imprisoned and tortured by the Gestapo on cigarette papers and pencils smuggled into the Prague prison where he was held and ultimately executed for resisting Nazi occupation. The following is an excerpt of his recollections of May Day, International Workers Day, and the comrades who kept the hope of workers revolution and liberation alive from within the prison
The Fight of Our Lives: 2023 UPS-Teamsters Contract Campaign
Workers at UPS are gearing up for a contract fight this year. To revive the labor movement and win meaningful gains, it’s essential to increase the involvement of rank-and-file UPS workers.
#AllThatsLeftPod: The Uprising in France
In this episode of the podcast, we're joined by a revolutionary socialist from France to discuss the massive mobilizations that have rocked the country since January, and what it will take for the working class to win.
Left VoiceApril 28, 2023
France: The Network for the General Strike Calls to Continue the Fight Against Macron’s Reform
At the initiative of the Network for the General Strike, 250 union activists, strikers, and intellectuals, question the strategy of the bureaucratic leaderships of the French unions, and call to continue the fight against Macron’s Reforms.
Left VoiceApril 7, 2023
Neither NATO Nor Putin: An Anti-war Program for an Anti-war Protest
The following is a flier that Left Voice distributed at the March 18 rally in DC with the anti-war program we believe we must all take up.
Left VoiceMarch 19, 2023
Dossier: One Year of a Reactionary War in Ukraine
With the aim of developing an international perspective for working class intervention against the reactionary war in Ukraine, we publish this dossier. These articles engage with some of the key debates the war has opened on the Left, analysis on how the geopolitical crisis is developing, and the positions of our international tendency: the Trotskyist Fraction - Fourth International.
Left VoiceMarch 5, 2023
#AllThatsLeftPod: A History of the U.S. Revolutionary Left and Trotskyism
In this episode of the podcast, we're joined by historian Bryan Palmer to discuss the origins of the U.S. revolutionary left and Trotskyism, James P. Cannon, and socialists' role in class struggle in the 1920s and 30s.
Left VoiceFebruary 6, 2023
No to NATO Tanks in Ukraine, Let’s Fight the Escalation!
Left Voice and our comrades in Germany issue a joint statement against NATO sending tanks to Ukraine. We call on the working class to organize against this reactionary war which continues to escalate.
Left VoiceJanuary 31, 2023
#AllThatsLeftPod: Two Years of U.S. Imperialism under Biden
In this episode of the podcast, we discuss the terrain of U.S. imperialism under the first two years of the Biden presidency, and the importance of an internationalist, anti-imperialist Left.
Left VoiceJanuary 24, 2023
‘This is only the beginning of the struggle’: Interview with a Healthcare Worker about the Strikes in France
Last Thursday, two million workers across France went on strike to protest the Macron government’s attempt to raise the retirement age. Left Voice spoke to Feargal McGovern, a worker at a hospital in Grenoble, France, and a member of the new organization Révolution Permanente.
Left VoiceJanuary 23, 2023
Reprint: Solidarity with the Movement to Stop Cop City and Defend the Weelaunee Forest
Left Voice endorses the statement released by the autonomous movement to Defend The Atlanta Forest. We republish the statement below and echo the movement's call for solidarity with their movement.
Left VoiceJanuary 23, 2023
The U.S. Working Class Must Organize against the Reactionary War in Ukraine!
When we attended Labor Notes last summer we called on the growing labor movement to organize against the war in Ukraine. As the war continues to escalate, we reissue our call for the working class and labor activists to intervene against this reactionary war.
Left VoiceJanuary 20, 2023
Anticapitalist Psychedelic Activists Banned: An Interview
Recently a leaked blacklist showed the banning of prominent anti-capitalist activists from psychedelic conferences. Left Voice interviews one of these activists about the ban, as well as broader issues around the ongoing corporatization and commodification of psychedelics under capitalism.
Left VoiceJanuary 15, 2023
#AllThatsLeftPod: A New Start for the Revolutionary Left in France
In this episode of the podcast, we discuss the terrain of French politics, class struggle, and socialist organizing, and the lessons that building a new socialist organization — Révolution Permanente — can hold for leftists everywhere.
Left VoiceJanuary 11, 2023
Preparing to Strike: An Interview with a Bronx Nurse
Left Voice spoke with Michelle Gonzalez, an ICU nurse at Montefiore Hospital and NYSNA union Executive Committee member, about the impending nurses’ strike in New York City.
Left VoiceJanuary 8, 2023
#AllThatsLeftPod: U.S. Rail Workers Betrayed
In this episode of the podcast, we talk about the recent betrayal of U.S. rail workers. We discuss what it says about the Democratic Party, President Biden, and the role of the state.
Left VoiceDecember 23, 2022
Theatre Row Workers Unanimously Demand Voluntary Recognition of their New Union: Theatre Shop Union
Workers at Theatre Row in New York submitted a unanimous card campaign to the board of their parent organization, Building for the Arts, demanding voluntary recognition of their new union.
Left VoiceDecember 13, 2022
Left Voice Magazine for December 2022
We present our December magazine, including a balance sheet of the broad party tactic, a polemic with Eric Blanc’s interpretation of U.S. labor history, an overview of the legacy of G.A. Cohen and Analytical Marxism, and a review of Sophie Lewis’s new book on family abolition.
Left VoiceDecember 11, 2022
The First Overdose Prevention Centers in US History Vote to Unionize
Workers at the nation’s first overdose prevention centers submitted their demand for voluntary union recognition. The workers are demanding better benefits and healthcare, along with greater control over workplace decisions. The harm reduction sector is joining the labor movement.
Left VoiceDecember 8, 2022
Judge Upholds Firing of UPS Activist for Union Rally In Major Attack on Workers’ Rights and Free Speech
Late last month, in a major blow to workers’ rights and free speech, a judge at an arbitration panel upheld the discharge of UPS driver Ben Douglass. His crime? Speaking out against management retaliation at a rally outside his facility.
Left VoiceNovember 14, 2022
Montefiore Physician Residents in the Bronx Announce Supermajority of Votes to Unionize
Montefiore physician residents reached 70 percent of votes to unionize with the Committee of Interns and Residents (CIR). They denounced a chronically understaffed hospital and working conditions that do not allow them to provide the best medical care. It’s time to listen to the frontline workers and put patient care over profits.
Left VoiceNovember 10, 2022
#AllThatsLeftPod: Italy’s Far-Right Election Victory
In this episode of the podcast, we talk to an Italian socialist about the rise of the Far Right and their decisive election victory in Italy, as well as the way forward for the Left.
Left VoiceOctober 22, 2022
Hundreds of New York Students, Faculty and Staff Walk Out for Reproductive Justice
On October 6, hundreds of students, faculty and staff walked out of class for reproductive rights and trans rights.
Left VoiceOctober 13, 2022
‘We Need a Labor Movement That’s a Lot More Militant and Willing to Challenge the Status Quo’: An Interview with Joe Burns
Joe Burns, director of collective bargaining with the CWA-AFA union, discusses his new book, Class Struggle Unionism, and the importance of a militant labor movement.
Left VoiceOctober 4, 2022
#AllThatsLeftPod: Elections in Brazil
In this episode of the podcast, we talk about the upcoming general elections in Brazil, including Bolsonaro’s legacy, what a Lula presidency would look like, and what the tasks are for the Left going forward.
Left VoiceSeptember 27, 2022
‘Boric Has Strengthened the Right-Wing Opposition’: Interview with a Chilean Socialist
In Chile, the illusion of winning the battle against neoliberalism in parliament has been shattered. We interviewed Chilean socialist Dauno Totoro about the recent rejection of a proposed constitution and the need to fight for a revolutionary, internationalist, and socialist Left.
Left VoiceSeptember 25, 2022