To Achieve Black Liberation, Class Independence Is Key
A united, working-class party fighting oppression is our only hope for Black liberation.
Tristan TaylorFebruary 29, 2024
Don’t Vote Uncommitted — Commit to Breaking with the Democrats
Tapping into deep anger with President Biden, the left wing of the Democratic Party is urging Michigan voters to vote “uncommitted” in the primary election. But this strategy funnels progressives’ energy back into the Democratic party when we need political independence from the parties supporting the genocide in Gaza.
Tristan TaylorFebruary 27, 2024
Ohio State University Suspends Student Group for Supporting Palestine
Ohio State University joins a growing list of universities who are clamping down on the movement for Palestine. Yet the movement in Ohio is fighting back.
Tristan TaylorJanuary 4, 2024
The Fight for Palestinian Liberation Is a Crucial Issue for Detroit
A protest of a Detroit congressperson, who is backing the genocidal policies of the Israeli government, has raised tensions between the Black and Arab communities, threatening growing solidarity between the two oppressed groups.
Tristan TaylorDecember 23, 2023
The Labor Movement Is Key for Palestinian Liberation
As part of the global movement in solidarity with Palestine and against the genocidal policies of the Israeli government, labor unions are taking action and demanding a ceasefire. This is not only a welcomed addition to the movement, but a necessary one that concretely shows the power of the working class.
Tristan TaylorNovember 18, 2023
To Win, the UAW Strike Must Be Organized from Below
The strike at the Big Three has put the working class at the center of national politics. The autoworkers’ demands are bold and touch on issues of growing exploitation across the country. To win big, the strike must be organized from below.
Tristan TaylorSeptember 18, 2023
Drop the Charges, Defend the Movement, #StopCopCity
The Left must take up a mass campaign to defend activists facing state repression that threatens the democratic and civil rights of protesters everywhere.
Tristan TaylorSeptember 12, 2023
“The Democratic Party has a very obvious class character”: Interview with Rhode Island DSA
Left Voice Writers Rob Belano and Tristan Taylor spoke with Rhode Island DSA co-chair Tony Unger about the chapter’s recent resolution against trying to “transform” the Democratic Party, committing itself to endorsing candidates who are independent socialist, and advocating the construction of a mass socialist party.
Tristan TaylorJuly 20, 2023
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
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