Federal Charges of Political Activists Show the Racist and Repressive Nature of the Capitalist State
Black nationalist organizations in the United States have been the target of what is a clear, politically motivated attack by the FBI in an attempt to silence voices of dissent against the U.S. government.
Tristan TaylorMay 17, 2023
Eviction Defense in Detroit Shows the Power of Self-Organization
The recently viral videos of a physical eviction defense effort in Detroit not only shows the violent nature of evictions and the state, but the importance of developing institutions of self-organization in order to challenge the growing threat of evictions facing the working class and oppressed.
Tristan TaylorApril 8, 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.
Tristan TaylorFebruary 28, 2023
‘We Shall Not be Moved’: Maintaining and Uplifting Black Struggle during Black History Month
This Black History Month, let's raise the banner of Black liberation and the need for a revolutionary socialist strategy that, among other things, shows the inextricable link between class exploitation and racial oppression.
Tristan TaylorFebruary 6, 2023
Massive Looting of Public Resources at Stake in District Detroit Redevelopment Scheme
Billionaire developers in Detroit have proposed capturing almost one billion dollars in public money to fund their newest project. The deal is far from sealed, but organized community opposition will be necessary to prevent approvals from sailing through.
Tristan TaylorFebruary 3, 2023
First We Mourn, Then We Organize: A Letter to Weary Black Organizers Who Have Had Enough
Tyre Nichols, and all victims of police brutality, must be mourned. But we can't stop fighting or give in to despair — we have to build an independent political party that clashes with the capitalists physically, politically, and ideologically.
Tristan TaylorJanuary 29, 2023
Say His Name! Justice for Tyre Nichols
As the video footage of the police murder of Tyre Nichols is released today, it will be important for everyone who is against police violence to stand in solidarity and defend and join in the mobilizations demanding justice for his murder.
Tristan TaylorJanuary 27, 2023
Tenants and Allies across Detroit Meet to Organize for Renters’ Rights
Tenants in Detroit are getting together to create a citywide organization to help fight against housing insecurity and slumlords and for renters’ rights.
Tristan TaylorJanuary 11, 2023
Why the Crisis in Congress Proves the Need for the Working Class to Have its Own Party
The political impasse in the House of Representatives that has left it paralyzed shows how broken the capitalist system and its parties are. Since the working class and oppressed face the brunt of this broken system, we need to create our own organizations to fight for a revolutionary solution.
Tristan TaylorJanuary 5, 2023
“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.
Tristan TaylorDecember 5, 2022
What Is the Michigan Working Class Party?
The midterm elections happen amidst an atmosphere of polarization and politicalization, where the crisis of neoliberalism is growing acute, yet lesser evilism politics remain. For those on the Left, workers and the oppressed sick of the betrayals and disappointments with the two party system, a third political party calling itself the Working Class Party is seeking to be that alternative in Michigan, Maryland, and Illinois.
Tristan TaylorNovember 8, 2022
Democrats and Republicans Amp Up Copaganda Ahead of Midterms
Republicans campaign on being “tough on crime” and portray the Democrats as “soft on crime.” But both parties are pro-police, and have amped up their copaganda ahead of the 2022 midterm elections.
Tristan TaylorNovember 8, 2022
Former Police Officer to Stand Trial for Patrick Lyoya’s Murder
Christopher Schurr will go to trial for fatally shooting Patrick Lyoya in the back of the head during a traffic stop in April in Michigan. To truly win justice, we need to continue to organize against the police and the system they uphold.
Tristan TaylorOctober 31, 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?
Tristan TaylorOctober 19, 2022
Reproductive Rights are on the Ballot in Michigan
As socialists and radicals campaign to pass a ballot initiative to protect reproductive rights in Michigan, they must find a way to make that effort independent from the cynical electoral aspirations of Democrats.
Tristan TaylorOctober 9, 2022
Michigan Court of Appeals Gives County Prosecutors Right to Enforce Abortion Ban
Today a Michigan Court ruled that prosecutors in counties across the state have the authority to enforce a 1931 law that prohibits almost all forms of abortion.
Tristan TaylorAugust 1, 2022
Cop Who Murdered Patrick Lyoya Charged with Second-Degree Murder
In a victory for the movement in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the county prosecutor announced second-degree murder charges against Christopher Schurr, the cop who shot Patrick Lyoya in the head.
Tristan TaylorJune 11, 2022
BLM Activists in Grand Rapids Face Felony Charges, Arrested Day before Anniversary of George Floyd’s Murder
BLM activists leading the struggle for Justice for Patrick Lyoya were arrested on their way to City Commissioners meeting, and four Black leaders are charged with felony charges. We need every social justice organization, union, and other community and progressive organizations to show their solidarity.
Tristan TaylorMay 29, 2022
What’s Next for the Abortion Rights Movement in Michigan?
Participants in the struggle for abortion rights write about the political conditions and challenges that face the movement in Michigan, and what the movement needs to tackle in order to move forward.
Tristan TaylorMay 13, 2022
Activists Expose Racist Detroit Police Practices: Cops Arresting Thousands of Black Motorists on Bogus Concealed Weapons Charges
A Detroit coalition of social justice organizations and public defender NGOs has exposed a police policy that has resulted in thousands of arrests and felony charges against people who’ve committed no crimes and pose no threat to anyone.
Tristan TaylorJanuary 31, 2022
Shut Down Guantanamo Bay
Yesterday was the 20th anniversary of the opening of Guantanamo Bay Prison. Its continued operation shows that the “War on Terror” has not ended.
Tristan TaylorJanuary 12, 2022
Ahmaud Arbery’s Killers Are Found Guilty. What Does This Mean for the Movement?
Ahmaud Arbery’s killers have been found guilty. The guilty verdict in the Ahmaud Arbery murder trial is welcome news, but we should be tired of the see-saw of injustice, and fight to abolish the racist, capitalist system as a whole.
Tristan TaylorNovember 25, 2021
“A Fifty-Year Project of Theft”: Detroit Stands Up to the World Economic Forum
Detroit-based coalition People Against Corporate Theft will hold a public speak-out on October 25 against the World Economic Forum’s plans to set up a “Global Center for Urban Transformation” in the city. Here, we republish their statement.
Tristan TaylorOctober 19, 2021
Detroit Pharmacy Technicians are Unionizing
The Teamsters are organizing pharmacy technicians at a Detroit-area company as unionization efforts expand in the United States.
Tristan TaylorOctober 9, 2021
“They Have the Money. We Have the Truth and the Numbers”: Hundreds March for Abortion Rights in Detroit
Last weekend, 400 people in Detroit, Michigan protested the recent anti-abortion legislation passed in Texas. To defend abortion rights, we can’t rely on Democrats — we need to march in the streets with the power of the working class, unions, and oppressed.
Tristan TaylorOctober 8, 2021
Michigan Marches Unite Palestine Solidarity and BLM, Pointing the Way Forward
The mass mobilizations across the globe for Palestine and against the racist violence of the Israeli state show the depth of this important struggle for self-determination. They also shown the growing political maturity of protesters, expressing solidarity between the BLM movement and the fight for Palestinian liberation against U.S. imperialism.
Tristan TaylorMay 22, 2021
The Police Stood By as the Far Right Invaded the Capitol. The Working Class Must Stop Them
This afternoon, thousands of Trump supporters from across the country stormed the U.S. Capitol building in an effort to stop the certification of the Electoral College vote. The action began with a rally at which Trump himself encouraged his supporters to march on the U.S. Capitol. Protesters confronted police, broke through barricades, and stormed the […]
Tristan TaylorJanuary 6, 2021
Local BLM Chapters Blast National Leadership
BLM chapters across the country are demanding more democracy and transparency from the Black Lives Matter Global Network.
Tristan TaylorDecember 18, 2020
Detroit Police Put BLM Leader in a Chokehold, Call It a “Two-Hand Restraint”
The Detroit Police put protest leader Nakia Wallace in a chokehold. They are now calling it a “two-hand restraint.” This whitewashing is part of a broader attack on the movement in Detroit.
Tristan TaylorDecember 7, 2020
Detroit Activists Threatened with Intimidating Texts
Two dozen Detroit activists received threatening text messages last night and this morning. The movement against racism will not be intimidated by such tactics. Left Voice stands with the activists against intimidation and repression.
Tristan TaylorNovember 29, 2020