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Julia Wallace

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."

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 Wallace

October 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 Wallace

October 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 Wallace

May 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 Wallace

May 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 Wallace

April 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 Wallace

February 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 Wallace

July 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 Wallace

May 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 Wallace

May 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 Wallace

May 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 Wallace

April 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 Wallace

January 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 Wallace

December 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 Wallace

November 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 Wallace

August 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 Wallace

August 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 Wallace

July 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 Wallace

June 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 Wallace

June 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 Wallace

June 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 Wallace

May 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 Wallace

April 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 Wallace

April 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 Wallace

April 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 Wallace

April 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 Wallace

February 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 Wallace

February 21, 2020

Black Liberation and the Early Communist Movement

The struggle for Black liberation was an integral part of the US Communist Party’s practice in the years after its foundation. The party’s work was particularly influenced by the Bolshevik Party and Black radicalism in America.

Julia Wallace

February 9, 2020

Class, Morality, and Capitalism in ‘Parasite’

"Parasite" is a cross over hit, becoming the first South Korean film ever nominated for an Oscar. Its success is due to the fact that it encapsulates the parasitic relationship between the rich and the working class

Julia Wallace

January 16, 2020

Women Worldwide Protest Against Sexual Assault

"A Rapist in Your Way" (Un violador en tu camino) is a feminist outcry against sexual assault and the violence of the state against women protesters. Originating in Chile, where people are rising up against austerity and the repressive Piñera government, this performance piece has been adopted by protesters worldwide.

Julia Wallace

December 24, 2019