Julia is a contributor for Left Voice and has been a revolutionary socialist for over ten years. She served on the South Central Neighborhood Council in Los Angeles and is a member of SEIU Local 721. Julia organizes against police brutality and in defense of LGBTQ, women, and immigrants' rights. When she's not actively fighting the patriarchy, white supremacy and/or capitalism, she enjoys many things: she loves Thundercat, plays ultimate frisbee and is a founder of the team, "Black Lives Hammer."
Teachers and Education Workers Set to Strike! Tens of Thousands Rally in Los Angeles
A three day strike was announced by two education unions at a rally attended by tens of thousands of members. The workers are calling for increased wages, reduced class size, and an end to harassment by their employers.
Julia WallaceMarch 17, 2023
The Strike Is Our Most Powerful Weapon, We Need to Use It against the Police!
Workers have the opportunity and ability to shut down the system. This is why Democrats, Republicans, and even the Squad broke the strike of the railroad workers. If we use our workplaces as organizing tools against racism and police murder, we can build the power to take control and shut them down!
Julia WallaceFebruary 3, 2023
The Palestinian Cause Is a Winner of the World Cup
Palestine, while not having a team at the FIFA World Cup, won the hearts of fans and national teams, and grew in international support during the games.
Julia WallaceDecember 19, 2022
With LA City Council in Crisis, What’s Next for the Movement?
The Los Angeles City Council continues to be in a political crisis following the leaked racist remarks of its members. How should the Left, the working class, and oppressed of LA respond?
Julia WallaceOctober 19, 2022
Los Angeles City Council’s Racism Goes Far Beyond Racist Slurs
Los Angeles City Council members have been exposed for using racist slurs. But their racism extends to their violent policies against the working class and oppressed.
Julia WallaceOctober 11, 2022
Uvalde Mass Shooting Exposes Police Cowardice: Cops Will Never Keep Us Safe
The mass shooting at Robb elementary in Uvalde, Texas left nineteen children and two teachers murdered. Uvalde police are now being exposed as cowards, choosing to brutalize frantic parents outside the school and watch as shooter Salvador Ramos killed children and teachers in a classroom. Police do not keep us safe and must be abolished.
Julia WallaceMay 28, 2022
Buffalo Mass Shooting: Mourn for the Murdered and Fight for the Living
The racist murders and the police’s kid glove treatment of the mass shooter must be met with fury and organization. Mourn for the murdered and fight like hell for the living.
Julia WallaceMay 15, 2022
55,000 SEIU Members May Strike in Los Angeles. This Is Why I Am Voting Yes.
SEIU Local 721 represents 95,000 members, roughly 55,000 of which — including social service workers, nurses, mental health care workers, clerks, librarians, custodians and more — work for the LA County. After a protest of thousands — the largest in the local’s history — the members are voting through May 5. Left Voice reporter Julia Wallace shares why it is so important for her SEIU union siblings to vote yes on this strike.
Julia WallaceApril 28, 2022
Right-Wing Vigilante Opens Fire on Black Lives Matter Protesters in Portland
This latest attack against Black Lives Matter protesters shows the necessity to intensify the struggle and to build organizations of the working class capable of defeating the reactionary Right.
Julia WallaceFebruary 21, 2022
LAPD Tries to Show Off Expensive Gear — Blows Up City Block
Last week, the LAPD dangerously detonated fireworks in a residential neighborhood. Their actions reflect a history of contempt for the communities they claim to "protect and serve."
Julia WallaceJuly 6, 2021
Our Struggles Are United: Black Solidarity with Palestine
The Black struggle and Palestinian liberation have a long relationship of solidarity and a common enemy: imperialism.
Julia WallaceMay 18, 2021
May the 4th (International) Be With You
Today, May 4th, is Star Wars Appreciation Day. For leftists, Rogue One within the Star Wars canon is a favorite: it shows a political and revolutionary approach to fighting the Empire.
Julia WallaceMay 4, 2021
The CIA’s Intersectional Imperialism Video Is a Travesty
In a bizarre “woke” recruitment ad, the CIA uses the language of the movement to try to recruit people of color to their organization, a central pillar of U.S. imperialism.
Julia WallaceMay 3, 2021
Democrats Who Support Killer Cops Are Taking Credit for Locking Up Chauvin
The Democratic Party watches police murder people like George Floyd and remains silent, but when we rise up, it takes the credit.
Julia WallaceApril 20, 2021
Democrats Deported MF DOOM, Then Added Him to Inaugural Playlist After His Death
MF DOOM was deported to the UK in 2010 and then denied re-entry to the U.S. by the Obama administration. Yet, his music is on the inaugural playlist for Joe Biden.
Julia WallaceJanuary 20, 2021
Obama Isn’t Mad about Slogans, He’s Mad We’re Questioning the Police
Obama said that we should steer clear of “snappy slogans” like "defund the police" because it alienates people. But that’s not what Obama’s statements are really about. Obama wants to co-opt and crush the BLM movement because he supports the police and the capitalist system it protects.
Julia WallaceDecember 3, 2020
From Black Lives Matter to Revolution
The uprisings against racist police violence have shaken U.S. capitalism. How can we beat it?
Julia WallaceNovember 1, 2020
Black Struggle and Revolutionary Socialism
The fight for Black liberation is, and always has been, part and parcel of the struggle against capitalism. Here we present Left Voice militant and editorial board member Julia Wallace’s speech on Black struggle that was delivered at the recent Latin American and United States Conference, called by the organizations of the Left Front in Argentina.
Julia WallaceAugust 7, 2020
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.
Julia WallaceAugust 6, 2020
Fighting for Black Lives, Fighting Federal Troops – What Portland NAACP Gets Wrong
In a Washington Post Op-Ed, E.D. Mondainé claims that the protests for Black lives are no longer about the Black struggle but have become a “white spectacle.” He is wrong. And his admonishment to leave the streets, is even more wrong. The militant multi-ethnic struggle needs to continue in the streets and workplaces.
Julia WallaceJuly 27, 2020
Africa Declares Black Lives Matter
The BLM movement has erupted across the world including countries on the African continent. The resistance to racism, colonialism and imperialism in Africa must be linked and struggled with simultaneously to fighting capitalism and police violence worldwide
Julia WallaceJune 26, 2020
Free All Political Prisoners — Interview With a Black Panther Elder
Chip Fitzgerald is the longest-held Black Panther political prisoner in U.S. history. Here is an interview with Black Panther elder and former political prisoner, Arthur League, about the fight to free his comrades.
Julia WallaceJune 16, 2020
Mega Capitalists Donate for “Black Lives” but Exploit their Black Workers
Disney, Amazon, and other capitalists give donations to the NAACP and other organizations to appear they support "Black lives." Their treatment of their Black workforce shows otherwise.
Julia WallaceJune 8, 2020
Birding While Black
I am a birder, which is what "birdwatchers" call ourselves. I am also a Black woman. Recently, birding was added to the list of dangerous activities for Black people.
Julia WallaceMay 27, 2020
Workers of the World Unite: Why Socialists Need to Build International Organizations
On May Day Left Voice will be participating in an international May Day rally. 14 countries, six languages, but one message: we won't pay for this crisis. Why is internationalism so important to socialists and why do socialists need an international organization?
Julia WallaceApril 30, 2020
Racism Is a Preexisting Condition
From increased violent attacks against Asian people to the disproportionately high COVID-19 fatality rates for Black and Brown people, racism is a preexisting condition. Workers and oppressed people must fight back.
Julia WallaceApril 16, 2020
Masking Up in a Racist Country
Black people in the United States face a dilemma. They can wear masks and be harassed — or they can not wear masks and still be harassed on top of the possibility of catching coronavirus. In the end, there’s no protection against racism in America except for organizing and fighting back.
Julia WallaceApril 14, 2020
U.S. Prisoners Rise Up Against Deadly Conditions
Incarcerated people and supporters on the outside are staging demonstrations around the country to protest unsanitary conditions and overcrowding that contribute to the spread of COVID-19. They are demanding PPE, cleaning supplies, and the release of vulnerable populations within prisons. It is vital as socialists and those in the labor movement that we support such actions and denounce at every turn the exploitation of imprisoned people.
Julia WallaceApril 10, 2020
As Black History Month Concludes, the Struggle Continues
As Black History Month comes to a close Left Voice reflects on some of the articles and media posted. We also thank the writers, guest posts, and artists who contributed to the commemoration of a socialist Black History Month!" Check out our month in review.
Julia WallaceFebruary 29, 2020
Who Killed Malcolm X
A new documentary sheds light on the botched investigation of the shooting of Malcolm X, who the real killers were, and who they were working for.
Julia WallaceFebruary 21, 2020