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“We Need to Take Back Our Union”: An IATSE Worker on Organizing for Change
A retired member of IATSE Local 80 describes the transformative process of organizing for union democracy in the wake of a disappointing contract fight.
“We Feel Angry, We Feel Unheard”: IATSE Workers Speak Out on the Betrayal of Their Leadership
Left Voice reached out to IATSE workers and asked for their thoughts on the newly ratified contract. Despite an overwhelming vote to strike and a majority “no” vote, union bureaucracy and undemocratic voting rules betrayed the rank-and-file worker’s demands for better working conditions.
Voices from the Second Biggest Strike in the United States
3,000 Columbia University student workers are on strike. It’s the second biggest strike in the United States.
IATSE Worker: “Halyna Hutchins would be alive if we had gone on strike”
Left Voice is highlighting the voices of rank-and-file IATSE members on the working conditions in the entertainment industry and why they think the tentative agreement being put forward by the union leadership is inadequate. Here we share an email we received from a member of local 706.
A Migrant Caravan Breaks Through Police Blockade in Mexico. Let Them All In
On Saturday, October 23, a migrant caravan left the city of Tapachula, in Mexico’s southern state of Chiapas. The caravan is made up of some 6,000 migrants, mainly from Central and South America, heading to Mexico City. Their goal is to first submit papers to be in Mexico legally, with the aim of continuing their […]
“The Communist Society Is Not Afraid of Art”: Trotsky’s “Manifesto for an Independent Revolutionary Art”
We reprint here the 1938 "Manifesto for an Independent Revolutionary Art" of Leon Trotsky et al., which has particular relevance as television and theater workers contemplate their next moves in a battle with the bosses.
“Keeping the Status Quo Is Not Enough”: Why IATSE Members Will Be Voting No On the Tentative Agreement
On Saturday, the leadership of the International Association of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) struck a tentative agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP), averting a strike that was a little over 24 hours away. Here, we gather some testimonies from IATSE members on why they will be voting no on the agreement.
Seven Months on Strike And Still Going — Solidarity with St. Vincent Nurses!
Solidarity with nurses at St. Vincent’s hospital in Massachusetts, who are entering their seventh month on strike.
Workers at Amazon and Google Condemn “Project Nimbus” Contract with Israeli Military
This public action by tech workers follows an increasing number of coordinated actions in the sector to pressure Big Tech companies to cancel government contracts for surveillance technology.
A Fighting Program For a Free Palestine
Revolutionaries in the United States have a responsibility to build a fighting anti-imperialist movement in support of Palestinian liberation from the Zionist colonial oppressor, Israel. This is a contribution to that project.
“The Money Is There”: Interview with an IATSE Worker
Left Voice sat down with an IATSE worker who voted to authorize a strike to talk about about working conditions and why they voted to authorize a strike.
In a Nearly Unanimous Vote, IATSE Members in TV and Film Production Authorize a Strike
International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees union members received strike authorization ballots on Friday. The results are in and the membership has overwhelmingly voted in favor.
“IATSE’s Struggle Is Everyone’s Struggle”: Interview with a Worker
From October 1 to 3, members of the International Association of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) will vote on whether to authorize a strike. Left Voice spoke with one IATSE worker about the situation that IATSE workers face and why they are taking this strike vote.
A Working-Class Program to Fight the Pandemic
As cases of Covid-19 continue to rise, the capitalist system has proved itself incapable and unwilling to address the pandemic. The result is akin to manslaughter, if not murder, at the hands of this system. We propose measures that need to be taken to address the pandemic.
Met Gala Protest: Interview with an Activist
A photo-journalist and activist who was at the Met Gala told Left Voice about the brutal police attack on protesters and gives a perspective on AOC’s participation in the event.
Call For Submissions: Teaching Under the Delta Variant
Schools and universities across the United States have reopened for the fall for the second time in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. We are asking for submissions from education workers and students on what this dangerous and ill-conceived reopening means to them. Send us your stories and testimonials at [email protected]
Free Abortion on Demand: Hundreds March for Abortion Rights in New York City
About 200 people gathered in New York City in a protest for abortion rights.
Special Edition: 9/11 and 20 Years of Imperialist Violence
For the 20th anniversary of 9/11, Left Voice present a series of articles from a revolutionary Marxist perspective on the most burning questions that the imperialist defeat has raised for debate.
Rally in NYC: Free, Safe, Legal Abortions on Demand and Without Apology
If you're in or around New York City, join us this Sunday, September 12, for a protest in defense of abortion rights and to demand free, safe, and accessible abortions.
Five Demands We Should Fight For in Response to the Crisis in Afghanistan
Afghanistan is in ruins and facing a major crisis. U.S. imperialism and the Taliban offer no solutions to the crisis. The working class and oppressed people in the U.S. must put forward a struggle in solidarity with the Afghan working class and oppressed. What should we be fighting for?
Black August, Black Liberation: A Call for Submissions
For Black revolutionaries and communities, the month of August is a month marked with the struggles, sacrifices, and resistance of Black people in the United States. Submit articles, interviews and art to mark Black August!
Michael Harrington’s Failure of Vision
Interview with Doug Greene, author of a new biography of Michael Harrington.
Cuba: Freedom for Frank García Hernández and Other Detainees
On Sunday, Cuban communist Frank García Hernández was arrested at a protest in Havanna. The government of Miguel Díaz-Canel is attacking critical communists whose aim is to defend the gains of the Cuban Revolution.
Workers at Oxford University Press Announce Unionization Effort
Workers at the New York branch of the largest university press in the world are forming a union to fight for better working conditions in their workplace and across the industry.
Queers for Socialist Revolution: Join the Left Voice Contingent at the Queer Liberation March
During Pride month, we remember and celebrate the Stonewall uprising led by trans women of color against the police. Around the world, from Myanmar to Colombia, queer folks have been on the front lines of fighting against the government, austerity, and police repression. In the U.S., queer folks were at the forefront of last year’s […]
“Working-Class People Have Been Crucial” — Interview with Students in Myanmar
Left Voice interviewed two student activists who have been resisting the military coup in Myanmar. They talked about the country’s history and the role of students and workers in the resistance to the coup.
Against the McDonalds of Pleasure
An interview with Virginia Guitzel, one of the authors of Transgender Marxism, about the situation of trans people in Brazil and the need for Marxism in the queer liberation movement.