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Left Voice

Militant journalism, revolutionary politics.

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 Voice

January 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 Voice

January 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 Voice

January 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 Voice

January 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 Voice

January 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 Voice

January 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 Voice

January 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 Voice

January 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 Voice

December 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 Voice

December 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 Voice

December 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 Voice

December 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 Voice

November 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 Voice

November 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 Voice

October 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 Voice

October 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 Voice

October 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 Voice

September 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 Voice

September 25, 2022

Elections in Italy amid Political Crisis: Interview with an Italian Socialist

The right wing is expected to win in Italy’s snap elections on Sunday. An Italian socialist explains the origins of the current political crisis, the rise of the right wing, and the tasks for the Left.

Left Voice

September 21, 2022

Fighting for Union Recognition and Quality Care: An Interview with a Madison, WI Nurse

Left Voice member and NYC healthcare worker Mike Pappas interviews a nurse from Madison, Wisconsin about his and his coworkers’ lengthy fight for union recognition. Nurses are currently preparing for a potential strike if the hospital continues to deny recognizing their union.

Left Voice

August 31, 2022

‘A United Labor Movement Can Stop the Far Right’: An Interview with Warren Montag

Warren Montag discusses the rise of the U.S. Far Right, and how the labor movement can help create a unified force capable of stopping it.

Left Voice

July 29, 2022

#AllThatsLeftPod: Disability Pride Month

Happy Disability Pride Month! In our latest podcast episode, two Left Voice members discuss disability under capitalism, and how socialism can fight for true disability rights.

Left Voice

July 29, 2022

Petition to Stop Closure of Family Health Center: Displacement and Discrimination at Montefiore

The Montefiore hospital system recently announced it plans to close its Family Health Center located at 1 Fordham Plaza. Below we are republishing a statement written by those organizing against this plan.

Left Voice

July 28, 2022

#AllThatsLeftPod: Abortion Rights, the Green Wave, and Socialist Feminism

In this episode of the podcast, we interview three members of the socialist feminist group Pan y Rosas (Bread and Roses) about the fight for abortion rights in Argentina, Mexico, and Chile.

Left Voice

July 22, 2022

Sign the Petition in Support of Striking Dockworkers in Germany

Last week, thousands of dockworkers in Hamburg and other German cities went on strike. Police attacked them and courts tried to ban their action. In response, more than 3,000 workers have signed this petition for the right to strike. You can sign too!

Left Voice

July 20, 2022

‘Labor Rights are Reproductive Rights’: Interview with Guttmacher Institute’s Fired Organizer

Left Voice interviewed Sam Heyne, a union organizer recently fired from the Guttmacher Institute. Only a few weeks after the Dobbs decision, workers at one of the most important research nonprofits for reproductive rights successfully voted to unionize. An hour later, Heyne was fired in a blatant attack against the union.

Left Voice

July 19, 2022

Left Voice Magazine for July 2022

We present our July magazine, including a review of Joe Burns’ Class Struggle Unionism, an interview with socialist feminists in Latin America on the fight for abortion rights, and NATO’s imperialist expansion.

Left Voice

July 17, 2022

How We Won Abortion Rights

Abortion rights were recently won in Argentina, Mexico, and Chile. Socialist feminists organized in Pan y Rosas explain how they did it.

Left Voice

July 17, 2022

How Universities Are Taught to Union-Bust: An Undercover Report

Two weeks ago, a reader of Left Voice who works in higher education attended a webinar hosted by the union-busting law firm Jackson-Lewis entitled “Baristas, Ballers, and TAs: Could Unions Be Coming to Campus This Fall?”. They have submitted this undercover report in order to share the tactics university administrators are being told to use in order to prevent unionization.

Left Voice

July 15, 2022