Category: Arts

Black August Cinema: 11 Films to Watch This Month

This Black August, Left Voice brings you its recommendations for films that highlight Black excellence, Black struggles, and Black radical traditions. Here are 11 movies that feature Blackness and Black history in all its multi-layered wonder.

“Growth, Thy Name Is Suffering”

Chinese workers, the migrants from the country’s interior, call themselves the generation without a future or the generation without hope. They are young and leave the countryside to seek a better life in the city. But very quickly they become disillusioned by the living hell of the factory, of solitude. It is all hell. Working for Foxconn or any of the other industrial giants leaves them little or nothing. Words dance in their heads. They have a few sheets of paper on which to write them down. Their poems give us raw insight into the life of a Chinese worker.

Why Hamilton Is the Most Right-Wing Musical on Broadway

In the midst of a movement against systemic racism, Disney has released a filmed version of the musical Hamilton. But when one looks past its diverse cast and enjoyable score, it becomes clear that Hamilton glamorizes slave owners.

A Poem To Leftists Who Object to Violence

As uprisings sweep the United States, there is a small minority of socialists who object to “violence,” “looting,” etc. We have published a number of articles about this — but really, this poem sums it up better than any article. It is about a revolutionary who wants to avoid damaging street lights at all costs.

4 (More) Socialist Movies to Watch During Quarantine

Since millions of workers around the world are currently under quarantine, now is the perfect time for socialists to catch up on the classics of leftwing cinema. Here are four more movies for the lockdown that focus on themes of antifascism, labor, capitalism, and imperialism. 

4 Socialist Movies to Watch During Quarantine

Many throughout the U.S. and the world have been forced into varying levels of social distancing and isolation. Here are some socialist films to ease the boredom and loneliness and inspire you with depictions of comrades fighting for revolution!

Woke Cop-aganda? HBO’s Watchmen’s Hits and Misses

The HBO series Watchmen makes some accurate observations about American racism going back a century, but it ultimately fails to reflect the central nature of the relationship between class, race, and the role of police in present-day America. Despite this weakness, the series inadvertently warns against the idea that individual heroism can replace the strength of organized fightback. Warning: spoilers abound!

Black August Cinema: 11 Films to Watch This Month

This Black August, Left Voice brings you its recommendations for films that highlight Black excellence, Black struggles, and Black radical traditions. Here are 11 movies that feature Blackness and Black history in all its multi-layered wonder.

“Growth, Thy Name Is Suffering”

Chinese workers, the migrants from the country’s interior, call themselves the generation without a future or the generation without hope. They are young and leave the countryside to seek a better life in the city. But very quickly they become disillusioned by the living hell of the factory, of solitude. It is all hell. Working for Foxconn or any of the other industrial giants leaves them little or nothing. Words dance in their heads. They have a few sheets of paper on which to write them down. Their poems give us raw insight into the life of a Chinese worker.

Why Hamilton Is the Most Right-Wing Musical on Broadway

In the midst of a movement against systemic racism, Disney has released a filmed version of the musical Hamilton. But when one looks past its diverse cast and enjoyable score, it becomes clear that Hamilton glamorizes slave owners.

A Poem To Leftists Who Object to Violence

As uprisings sweep the United States, there is a small minority of socialists who object to “violence,” “looting,” etc. We have published a number of articles about this — but really, this poem sums it up better than any article. It is about a revolutionary who wants to avoid damaging street lights at all costs.

4 (More) Socialist Movies to Watch During Quarantine

Since millions of workers around the world are currently under quarantine, now is the perfect time for socialists to catch up on the classics of leftwing cinema. Here are four more movies for the lockdown that focus on themes of antifascism, labor, capitalism, and imperialism. 

4 Socialist Movies to Watch During Quarantine

Many throughout the U.S. and the world have been forced into varying levels of social distancing and isolation. Here are some socialist films to ease the boredom and loneliness and inspire you with depictions of comrades fighting for revolution!

Woke Cop-aganda? HBO’s Watchmen’s Hits and Misses

The HBO series Watchmen makes some accurate observations about American racism going back a century, but it ultimately fails to reflect the central nature of the relationship between class, race, and the role of police in present-day America. Despite this weakness, the series inadvertently warns against the idea that individual heroism can replace the strength of organized fightback. Warning: spoilers abound!