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Now That’s What I Call Protest Music: 10 Songs from the Picket Line

There is no way of getting through the toughest times of the class struggle without music. These are songs that give striking comrades they need to continue the fight.

Kimberly Ann

April 20, 2020

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. 

Shalon van Tine

April 12, 2020

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!

Kimberly Ann

March 29, 2020

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!

Francesca Gomes

March 5, 2020

Parasite: The Fear That the Poor Will Rise Up and Bring Down the Rich

Parasite portrays the class struggle. But it is addressed to the bourgeoisie, not the proletariat. It reflects the capitalists’ deep-seated fear that workers will rise up against them — and their unconscious desire for punishment.

Melania Piccolo

March 2, 2020

Must See Films for Black History Month

Predictably, Black talent was excluded from mainstream award shows this year despite its strong presence in film and TV. But your Black socialist cinephiles at Left Voice are excited to share our own picks for Black History Month.

Tiffany Wallace

February 28, 2020

Nina Simone: Portrait of a Revolutionary Artist

Nina Simone took the world of her experience, the hatred and anger of a lifetime of racial and sexual violence, and transformed it into a weapon to defend and uplift Black Americans. 

James Dennis Hoff

February 27, 2020

The Testament of Leon Trotsky: In Illustration

On this day 80 years ago, while in exile in Coyoacán, Mexico, Trotsky penned his last Testament, well aware that he might soon be killed or will die because of his deteriorating health. This short text was written a few months before his assassination by Ramón Mercader, a Stalinist agent. In it, Trotsky reflects on his life and his hope for future revolutionary generations.

Sou Mi

February 27, 2020

Radical Reads: Black No More by George S. Schuyler

In Black No More, George S. Schuyler imagines a near-future dystopia in which Black people can undergo a procedure to become indistinguishable from whites. This work, written in the midst of the Harlem Renaissance, is a searing satire of racism in the United States as well as of the limitations of Black capitalism in the fight for liberation.

Olivia Wood

February 26, 2020