Sonja has been an editor and writer for Left Voice since 2016. She teaches college students and is an active AFT member.
Philadelphia Police Trap and Gas Peaceful Protesters
On Monday afternoon, police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at a large crowd of people who had stopped traffic on a major freeway in protest against police violence and racism.
Sonja KriegerJune 2, 2020
“Hongkongers, Avenge!”: Police Violence Sets off Wave of New Clashes with Hong Kong Protesters
While Mainland China celebrated “Single’s Day,” which is the country’s equivalent of “Black Friday” and the largest online shopping event in China, Hong Kongers were in the streets fighting for basic democratic rights.
Sonja KriegerNovember 12, 2019
The Hong Kong Protests: A Democratic Struggle and Its Limitations
The anti-government movement in Hong Kong has been sustained and forceful. While limited by the confines of liberal democracy, the protests momentarily prevented an authoritarian measure designed to curtail civil rights in the region.
Sonja KriegerAugust 22, 2019
AOC Follows Pelosi, Trump’s Lead By Voting Big Bucks For Military
Last Thursday, the House of Representatives passed legislation that will, once signed into law, set one of the highest caps ever on the discretionary budget for the Pentagon and related programs. The Democratic Party that now controls the House voted by a vast majority in favor of the bill, and, remarkably, so did Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib.
Sonja KriegerJuly 31, 2019
Borders and Capitalism: A Socialist Perspective
The socialist left needs to transform the opposition to ICE into a struggle for open borders. As part of the debate around Bernie Sander's opposition to open borders, we are publishing this article from the latest issue of Left Voice magazine.
Sonja KriegerApril 22, 2019
Made in the USA: How the U.S. Manufactures Death and Destruction in Yemen
Since the Obama administration started ramping up U.S. arms deals with Saudi Arabia, the military-industrial complex has been supporting an imperialist war on Yemen and profiting from the creation of an unimaginable human crisis.
Sonja KriegerJanuary 23, 2019
Abolish ICE, and Abolish the Border Too: A Socialist Perspective
The movement to abolish ICE has sparked a conversation among socialists about borders and their relation to capitalism.
Sonja KriegerJuly 30, 2018
Starbucks Makes a “Mockiatto” of Fight against Systemic Racism
In a concerted effort to save its image as community-oriented, inclusive, and “woke,” Starbucks responds to the protests over the baseless arrest of Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson last month by implementing a nationwide “anti-bias” awareness training for all its employees today. The company’s stated goal is to begin a process of addressing the problem of racial discrimination in their stores.
Sonja KriegerMay 29, 2018
Argentina Demands Truth and Justice on Historic Day
On Saturday, just as on every March 24, hundreds of thousands of people gathered in Buenos Aires and every major city in Argentina to rally in memory of the 30,000 victims of the military dictatorship in Argentina. “Where are they?” the protesters demanded.
Sonja KriegerMarch 26, 2018
Madrid’s Amazon Workers Strike Over Rights and Wages
Amazon workers in the Spanish State are fed up and ready to fight. Last night at 10 p.m., 95% of the workforce in the largest logistics center in the country owned by Amazon have walked off the job to protest against planned wage cuts.
Sonja KriegerMarch 21, 2018
One Year into the Trump Era: Total Calamity and Business as Usual
It seems that our worst fears have come true since Trump’s election, and the world as we know it has ended. Or has it? As the next midterm elections are already becoming the subject of considerable debate, it is worth assessing Trump’s impact so far.
Sonja KriegerJanuary 21, 2018
The Russian Revolution and the Real Movement of History
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Sonja KriegerNovember 23, 2017
Elizabeth Warren Votes for Massive Increase of War Budget
Elizabeth Warren votes for a defense budget that is higher than the one that Donald Trump requested.
Sonja KriegerOctober 2, 2017
Time to Take Back Our Universities: Temple University Fights for a Fair Contract
Temple University faculty, students and staff members made their voices heard for higher wages and better working conditions, in defense of education.
Sonja KriegerMay 4, 2017