Samuel Karlin is a socialist with a background in journalism. He mainly writes for Left Voice about U.S. imperialism and international class struggle.
A Pause in Genocide Is Not Enough: Jewish Voice for Peace Shuts Down the Manhattan Bridge
Amid a pause in Israel’s offensive on Gaza, Jewish Voice for Peace is showing that the movement for Palestine will continue. Civil disobedience must lead to broad protests which bring all sectors of the movement together.
Samuel KarlinNovember 26, 2023
Democrats Sent Police to Attack a Jewish-Led Protest for Palestine
Harrowing videos have emerged of Washington, DC cops brutalizing a peaceful, Jewish-led protest outside of the DNC headquarters. This speaks volumes about what the Democrats mean when they claim to oppose “antisemitism.”
Samuel KarlinNovember 16, 2023
NYC School Walkouts Show How Students Are Leading the Movement for Palestine
Students led hundreds of school walkouts in NYC converging into a rally in Bryant Park which was attended by thousands of pro-Palestine activists. These walkouts show the importance of young activists leading an anti-imperialist movement and the need for workers to join in solidarity.
Samuel KarlinNovember 9, 2023
The Bipartisan War on Migrants: Interview with Todd Miller
Investigative journalist and border policy expert Todd Miller spoke with Left Voice about bipartisan support for border militarization and its place in the larger framework of U.S. imperialism.
Samuel KarlinNovember 9, 2023
Tens of Thousands Flood Washington DC to Support Palestine
Perhaps the largest pro-Palestinian protest in U.S history, today’s rally is a sign that the movement for the liberation of the Palestinian people is rapidly growing.
Samuel KarlinNovember 4, 2023
Let This Be an End to the Lie that Anti-Zionism is Antisemitism
Anti-Zionist Jews in the U.S. held a historic action, while Israel launched one of its worst rounds of bombing in their name. The largest act of civil disobedience in NYC in two decades should moralize us all to keep fighting against the war on Gaza and clarify once and for all that fighting Zionism is not antisemitic.
Samuel KarlinOctober 28, 2023
While the Middle East is a Powder Keg, Republicans Push for Escalation with Iran
Conservatives are using the crisis in the Middle East to push for the United States to pursue more aggressive policies towards Iran.
Samuel KarlinOctober 24, 2023
Echoes of the War on Terror: U.S. State and Media Go on the Offensive Against Pro-Palestinian Protesters
The U.S. government, mainstream media, and several Zionist organizations are waging an strong attack on the basic democratic right of people to support Palestine. The movement must support one another against these attacks, and everyone must defend the right to free speech.
Samuel KarlinOctober 14, 2023
Israel is Waging a Siege On Gaza and a Propaganda War to Justify It
Israel has launched an unprecedented siege on Gaza. As the Zionist state and imperialist countries try to legitimize this violence and suppress Palestinian people, it is essential that we take to the streets in solidarity with Gaza.
Samuel KarlinOctober 11, 2023
Far Right Imposed Shutdown Represents Deeper Crises Only Workers Can Resolve
The United States is on the verge of a government shutdown. The fact that a minority far right in Congress has forced this, largely over disagreements with military spending, shows that the U.S. regime is in a historic crisis. Now more than ever, workers must intervene for their own interests.
Samuel KarlinSeptember 29, 2023
Biden Just Helped Overrule an ICE Detention Ban in New Jersey
Immigrant rights activists in New Jersey are continuing a fight to shut down our state’s last remaining ICE detention center. If we win, it will be an example for the immigrant rights movement across the country.
Samuel KarlinAugust 30, 2023
Biden’s Iran Policies Are a Pitch that He’s Imperialism’s Best Bet
Biden is simultaneously advancing negotiations with Iran and deploying thousands of U.S. troops to the Persian Gulf. Behind both moves are pressures on Biden to contain Iran and demonstrate that he’s U.S. imperialism’s best bet against China’s advance in the Middle East.
Samuel KarlinAugust 23, 2023
What Is the Role of a “Green Card Soldier”? Interview with Sofya Aptekar
While both capitalist parties fight over diversity in the military, Sofya Aptekar’s new book, Green Card Soldier, looks at the experiences of immigrant soldiers in the U.S. military and how oppressed communities are used by the military to legitimize and expand empire.
Samuel KarlinAugust 22, 2023
Russia’s Withdrawal from UN Grain Deal Once Again Expands Reach of War in Ukraine
The UN-brokered grain deal has largely kept the consequences of the war in Ukraine confined to Eastern Europe. Russia’s withdrawal from the deal is a reminder that capitalist competition poses great risks for the international working class.
Samuel KarlinJuly 28, 2023
After a Day of National Mobilizations, What Will It Take to Defeat the Coup in Peru?
On July 19, people across Peru expressed their continued desire to fight the coup regime of Dina Boluarte. For the class struggle to develop, it is essential that leadership unite the different sectors in struggle against the weak regime, the capitalist institutions, and imperialism, which brought about this crisis.
Samuel KarlinJuly 21, 2023
Another NATO Summit Will Bring Nothing but Insecurity
As NATO leaders smile, shake hands, and talk of “security,” workers and Leftists must be clear that all these imperialists bring us is insecurity and death.
Samuel KarlinJuly 9, 2023
Fight Capitalism, Fight for Neurodivergent Liberation
Neurodivergent and disability liberation will have to come from the overthrow of capitalism and the building of a socialist system which values different forms of human behavior and directs resources to meeting human needs.
Samuel KarlinMay 23, 2023
75 Years of Israeli Violence against Palestinians
75 years since the Nakba, it is increasingly clear that Israel is a violent occupier of the Palestinian people. In the last three quarters of a century, it has also served the interests of U.S. imperialism and trained and aided other capitalist states in methods of violence and repression.
Samuel KarlinMay 14, 2023
Joe Biden Is Deporting Russians Who Escaped Putin’s Draft — Let Them All In!
The United States is deporting Russians who sought asylum following the Russian invasion of Ukraine. This is a heinous attack against war resisters and shows that the proxy war in Ukraine is about capitalist rivalry first and foremost.
Samuel KarlinMarch 26, 2023
20 Years Since the U.S. Invasion of Iraq: A Reflection from a Socialist in the Heart of Imperialism
A Left Voice member and anti-war activist reflects on the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq and how he learned to hate U.S. imperialism.
Samuel KarlinMarch 20, 2023
Nigeria’s Unprecedented Election Shows Importance of Politicized Youth in Time of Crisis
Nigeria’s national election is shaped by deepening capitalist crisis, outsider candidates, and an activated youth.
Samuel KarlinFebruary 28, 2023
With the NDAA, Biden Advances Towards Greater Conflict with Russia and China
Biden is doubling down on his pursuit of great power conflict with Russia and China. The international working class will suffer if we don’t exploit the weaknesses in U.S. imperialism.
Samuel KarlinDecember 23, 2022
Biden Shores Up Imperialist Interests at U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit
The United States is hosting a U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. The Biden administration’s supposed interest in developing African leadership is just a new strategy for U.S. imperialism to plunder the continent and counter China.
Samuel KarlinDecember 13, 2022
“Farmgate” Threatens the Very Foundations of Capitalist Stability in South Africa
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa faces an impeachment vote Tuesday. More than a simple case of corruption, it’s a political crisis of the ruling party and of capitalist stability in the country.
Samuel KarlinDecember 5, 2022
How Workers and Socialists are Responding to a Workplace Death at One of South Korea’s Largest Food Manufacturers
Following a workplace death at SPC group, one of the largest food manufacturers in South Korea, a consumer boycott quickly gained traction. Organized workers and revolutionary socialists are playing a role in this struggle.
Samuel KarlinNovember 12, 2022
In Ghana, an Important Movement Is Forming Against the IMF
As cost-of-living protests continue throughout the world, Ghana is becoming the site of one of the more dynamic struggles, due to its staunch opposition to the IMF.
Samuel KarlinNovember 11, 2022
The Far Right Is Attacking Immigrants — We Need a Party that Fights Back
Two years into Biden’s presidency, both the Republicans and Democrats have moved to the right on immigration. Immigrant rights remains an essential fight — one that requires working-class leadership and independence.
Samuel KarlinNovember 6, 2022