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Left Voice

Militant journalism, revolutionary politics.

#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

Feminists and Socialists across the World Mobilize in Solidarity with the Fight for Abortion Rights in the U.S.

Feminist and socialist organizations in France and Argentina staged protests over the weekend in solidarity with demonstrations in the United States against the overturn of Roe v. Wade and the attacks on bodily autonomy by the Right.

Left Voice

June 29, 2022

Tens of Thousands Take the Streets in Defiance of Overturn of Roe v. Wade

Following the Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, tens of thousands of people took to the streets in outrage and to demand that abortion remain legal across the country.

Left Voice

June 27, 2022

#AllThatsLeftPod: Michael Harrington and the Origins of DSA: An Interview with Doug Greene

In this episode, we interview author and independent historian Doug Greene about DSA founder Michael Harrington, and Greene’s new book “A Failure of Vision: Michael Harrington and the Limits of Democratic Socialism.” They discuss Harrington’s ideology, his legacy, and the ways that Harrington casts a long shadow over DSA.

Left Voice

June 26, 2022

We Need Socialist Feminism. Join Bread & Roses

Faced with reactionary attacks from the Right and increasing economic and political crisis, we urgently need a feminism that fights for all the oppressed and exploited. We need a feminism that harnesses our power as those who make society run to fight for a better future. We need socialist feminism. Join Left Voice in building Bread & Roses today.

Left Voice

June 24, 2022

Unions, Left, and Activist Groups in New York City Organize Coalition and March in Response to the Supreme Court’s Decision to Overturn Abortion Rights

A new coalition of over 30 left groups, rank-and-file workers organizations and unions, and activists including Left Voice, Starbucks workers, teachers, socialist and housing justice organizations, and others have come together to organize a march and rally today in response to the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade and to protest the attacks on abortion rights by the State and the Right.

Left Voice

June 24, 2022

Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade. Organize, Mobilize and Fight Back.

Join Left Voice and a coalition of unions, left, activist, and reproductive rights organizations for a rally and march in New York City to defend the right to an abortion. Gather at 6:30 pm in Washington Square Park.

Left Voice

June 24, 2022

Apple Store Workers in Maryland Vote to Unionize

Workers at an Apple store in Maryland have voted to unionize. They deserve our full solidarity as they fight for recognition.

Left Voice

June 19, 2022

Labor Notes 2022: Which Way Forward for the Movement?

Thousands of labor activists and unionists from across the country, including several members of Left Voice, are gathering this weekend in Chicago to discuss the future of the labor movement. How can we make the most of the current wave of unionization in order to build a multi-racial working class fightback?

Left Voice

June 17, 2022

#AllThatsLeftPod: What’s Behind the U.S. Unionization Wave?

In this episode, we discuss the basics of unions — what they are, why they're important, and how union elections work — and the factors that led to a rise in unionization efforts at Starbucks, Amazon, and other companies.

Left Voice

June 16, 2022

NYC Event: A Labor Movement Brews Internationally

Join us for a conversation with Antonio Páez, president of the Starbucks Union in Chile, and other unionists on why we need fighting unions.

Left Voice

June 16, 2022

Unions, Left, and Activist Groups Go All Out For Abortion Rights in New York City

Join Left Voice, Starbucks workers, teachers, socialist and housing justice organizations, and others on the day the Supreme Court decision is announced to protest the overturning of Roe v. Wade and the attacks of the Right.

Left Voice

June 8, 2022

Far-Right Groups Forcibly Enter The People’s Forum in New York

Far-right groups, in coordination with the NYPD, forcibly entered New York City organizing space The People’s Forum and harassed the staff. The Left must all stand against the Far Right and state attacks on our movements.

Left Voice

June 4, 2022

Protect Trans Youth, Fight for Bodily Autonomy: A Pride Month of Rage and Action

This Pride month and beyond, against the attacks on LGBTQ+ rights, the rights of trans youth and the right to bodily autonomy, we fight with all our strength for queer liberation.

Left Voice

June 1, 2022

Australia’s Election and the Tasks for the Left: Interview with an Australian Socialist

Following Australia’s election which demonstrated a rejection of Scott Morrison’s anti-climate and anti-worker policies, we spoke with Red Flag writer Jerome Small for a socialist perspective on the political moment in Australia.

Left Voice

May 31, 2022

All That’s Left Podcast: Socialist Feminism and the Fight for Abortion Rights

In this episode, Tatiana Cozzarelli talks with New York abortion provider Angelique Saavedra to talk about the attacks on abortion rights and the way forward from a socialist feminist perspective.

Left Voice

May 26, 2022

SEIU 721, Vote No! A Better Contract Is Possible

Union leaders of SEIU 721 have reached a deal with the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. But there are big problems with the proposed agreement, and the rank and file should vote against it.

Left Voice

May 20, 2022

Starbucks Fires Worker and Union Organizer in New Orleans

Left Voice interviewed Billie Nyx, a Starbucks worker and union activist fired at the store located on Maple Street in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Left Voice

May 20, 2022