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Sam Carliner

Sam Carliner is a socialist with a background in journalism. He mainly writes for Left Voice about US imperialism. He also tweets about imperialism as @saminthecan.

Israel Continues Its Violent Displacement of Palestinians

2022 brings another year of Israeli violence against Palestinians. Solidarity with the movement to free Palestine from Zionist occupation must remain a priority of the Left.

The Movement to Shut Down Red Hill Forced a Concession from the U.S. Navy. The Fight Continues.

The U.S. Navy has made a first concession to the demands of the movement to shut down Red Hill. Water protectors understand that their fight must continue. The larger climate movement, the working class, and oppressed people must maintain solidarity.

2022 Must Mark a New Stage for the Climate Movement

After a year packed with climate disasters and blatant disregard by capitalists, the climate movement cannot afford to be apathetic or repeat a failed strategy.

Protesters hold a banner that says 'The debt is with the people, not the IMF' at a rally in Buenos Aires.

35,000 Argentinians Mobilize Against the IMF — Workers Around the World Must Join this Fight

New negotiations over Argentina’s fraudulent and illegitimate foreign debt prompted a rally of tens of thousands denouncing the predatory IMF. Workers all over the world should join their bold stand against imperialism.

Protesters hold signs that read "stop Poisoning our Water" and "Don't turn this into Flint."

The U.S. Navy Poisoned Hawaii’s Water — and Covered It Up

In the latest instance of military pollution and cover-ups, the U.S. Navy has been leaking jet fuel into drinking water in Honolulu. The environmental movement must stand with victims of climate imperialism.

A blue-gloved hand holds a red vial that reads "COVID-19 Omicrom Variant"

Imperialism Is Responsible For Omicron

With capitalism acting as an incubator for pandemics, and vaccine nationalism preventing an effective global response, it is no surprise that the Omicron variant of Covid-19 has emerged. Waive the patents!

Wet'suwet'en people resist Coastal GasLink in Canada in winter 2020. They hold a banner that reads, "We matter everyday."

Five Indigenous Struggles You Should Support on Thanksgiving

While Thanksgiving is an opportunity to spend time with family and community, it also represents the whitewashing of the country’s genocide of Native Americans. Here we present five Indigenous struggles that you can support today.

Three white men — Travis McMichael, his father Gregory McMichael, and their friend William “Roddie” Bryan — wearing suits at their trial for the murder of Ahmaud Arbery.

Acquittal of Ahmaud Arbery’s Killers Could Further Embolden Far-Right Vigilantes

The trial of Ahmaud Arbery’s killers comes right on the heels of the Rittenhouse trial. A not guilty verdict would be an injustice and could further embolden far-right vigilante violence.

Person with dark brown hair holds up a sign that says "COP 26 WE NEED ACTION NOT PROMISES"

COP26 Pledges Reveal Capitalism’s Refusal to Solve the Climate Crisis

The unenforceable “pledges” by the world’s leaders to meet a temperature increase that exceeds what climate scientists say is sustainable reveals that, under capitalism, profit and exploitation will always come before human life.

Biden Greenwashes U.S. Capitalism at COP26

Biden is using the spectacle of COP26 to pretend that he’s committed to fighting climate change. Yet he’s spent the past six months supporting every attack on environmentalism that capital has required of him.

Protester wearin a mask in front of two signs.

Protests Erupt in Puerto Rico to Fight a Worsening Energy Crisis

San Juan residents are taking to the streets in response to massive power shortages exacerbated by a private electrical company, U.S. colonial policies, and a worsening climate crisis. Workers and environmental activists in the United States should show solidarity.

A black-and-white aerial view of the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.

Bipartisan Effort Adds $24 Billion to War Budget While Workers Are Dying

Congress and Biden are bloating the 2022 military budget to $740 billion. This further harms workers who are already suffering from the climate crisis and pandemic. Defund the Pentagon!

Thousands of Indigenous Activists are Resisting Land Grabs and Ecocide in Brazil

Brazil’s Indigenous peoples are resisting capitalist attacks on their land enabled by the Bolsonaro government. As Brazil’s Supreme Court stands poised to advance these attacks, the international working class must show solidarity with the “Struggle for Life.”

U.S. Marines Dump Waste in Okinawa’s Sewage System

The U.S. military has once again shown its total disregard for the people of Okinawa, whose land it occupies. Close all U.S. bases!

The U.S. Military Is Driving Environmental Collapse Across the Planet

The U.S. military emits more carbon than 140 countries combined, fueling climate change and environmental degradation. Below we examine five ways in which the Pentagon is destroying the environment.

Afghanistan: Biden Eulogizes Another Humiliating Defeat for U.S. Imperialism

President Joe Biden gave a fervent speech on Monday justifying his decision to withdraw U.S. forces from Afghanistan to end the longest war in U.S. history. The speech was met with criticism from sectors of both capitalist parties who believe that the decision is a blow to U.S. credibility and power globally.

After Saying He’ll Recall Troops, Biden Continues to Bomb Afghanistan

Biden is publically posturing as if he’s ending war in Afghanistan, but the airstrikes continue. U.S. workers must denounce this and all future bombing campaigns.

“We Can’t Make the Bleeding Stop on Our Own”: Interview with a Native Water Protector in Minnesota

A Native water protector at the #StopLine3 actions in Minnesota spoke with Left Voice about how fossil fuel extraction connects to the history of violence against Indigenous Communities.

Protesters in Minnesota march and hold signs in protest of the Line 3 pipeline.

A Native-Led Fight Against Pipeline Construction Has Begun in Minnesota

Native water protectors in Minnesota are waging a battle against the Line 3 pipeline construction which violates their treaties and threatens the environment.

NJ Activists Halted Two Deportations. Now They’re Charged with Rioting

On June 8, protesters gathered outside the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, New Jersey to stop two deportations. Their successful action has the cops retaliating.

Biden Wants to Increase the Military Budget

Biden’s request for a $715 billion military budget is a reminder that imperialism is bipartisan. It will take a militant, worker-led movement to counter such egregious investments in war.

A wall mural of George Floyd wearing a kufiya. The Palestinian flag is painted behind him.

Israel Tests Repression on Palestinians, Then Teaches U.S. Cops

Israel’s military helps the United States more effectively oppress Black and immigrant communities. The fight for abolition and the fight against imperialism are one.

How Biden Funded Colombia’s Deadly Police Regime

Biden played a key role in empowering the ESMAD police force that is now being used to crush dissent in Colombia. This is all the more reason the U.S. Left must make solidarity with the Colombian working class a priority.

Biden Chooses Monopoly Profits Over Lives in India

The Biden administration claims it is concerned about the massive spread of Covid-19 in India. But if that were really true, the United States would share the vaccines being hoarded and release vaccines from patent protection.

US Troop Build Up Threatens Resource War in the Arctic

The U.S. military has announced its intention to expand its presence in the Arctic. This perfectly highlights why the fight against climate change must be anti-imperialist.

Cops Kill Another Black Child as Chauvin Verdict is Announced

As the Chauvin conviction was being announced, police in Columbus, Ohio killed a 16-year-old Black girl, Ma’khia Bryant.

The Fight for Autism Acceptance Is the Fight for Socialism

This #AutismAcceptanceMonth, a Left Voice writer reflects on his experiences on the spectrum under capitalism.

In Afghanistan, Biden Continues an Endless War

Biden has shown a refusal to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan. It’s a reminder that only the working class can end the “forever wars.”

Workers in Bessemer Pay Amazon to Have a Facility in Their Town

Workers in Bessemer, Alabama are forced to pay a tax for Amazon’s BHM1 facility. A union could force the state to revoke the policy.

Why is Biden Escalating Tensions Between the U.S. and Russia?

Heightening tensions between Russia and the United States were on full display last week after a diplomatic row between the two countries. Like previous administrations, the Biden administration has quickly shown that it is unwilling to back down from U.S. imperialism’s aggressiveness.