Ideas & Debates
Biden’s “Summit for Democracy”: A Geopolitical Maneuver by U.S. Imperialism
The United States summoned its main allies to a virtual “summit” to discuss authoritarianism, corruption, and human rights. It’s all a cynical geopolitical maneuver aimed at two important U.S. competitors: China and Russia.
Santiago MontagDecember 10, 2021
From the Tea Party to Kyle Rittenhouse: The Far Right’s Advances within the Republican Party
Since Kyle Rittenhouse’s acquittal, he's been offered three different internships with Republican members of Congress and been invited to meet with Donald Trump. This is the latest sign that the Republican Party is embracing the far Right --- a trend that was first seen in the Tea Party.
Ezra BrainDecember 3, 2021
The Fight to Eradicate HIV/AIDS Is the Fight for Free Healthcare
Today, December 1, is World AIDS Day: a day to mark the fight against HIV and commemorate the lives of those affected by HIV/AIDS. We must fight for free HIV medication, as well as free prevention programs and resources such as pre- and post-exposure prophylaxis medications and clean needle exchange programs.
K.S. MehtaDecember 1, 2021
Is The Honeymoon Over? Stability and Crisis in the Biden Era
On November 7, Left Voice held a plenary to discuss the national political situation in the United States. The following is a slightly edited transcript of the opening remarks that laid the groundwork for the discussion.
Tatiana CozzarelliDecember 1, 2021
The Democratic Party and Capitalism’s Economic Contradictions
The Democratic Party is promising that its spending packages will rejuvenate the economy. And that has helped the party bewitch the Left and dampen mass struggle in the United States. But the economic situation today — riven by fundamental, explosive contradictions — shows that those promises are built on sand, and that we need to reject the Democrats and organize for an independent, revolutionary struggle.
Jason KoslowskiNovember 27, 2021
Five Indigenous Struggles You Should Support on Thanksgiving
While Thanksgiving is an opportunity to spend time with family and community, it also represents the whitewashing of the country’s genocide of Native Americans. Here we present five Indigenous struggles that you can support today.
Sam CarlinerNovember 25, 2021
Breaking Up Is Hard to Do: Jamaal Bowman and the DSA
Some DSA members are calling for Rep. Jamaal Bowman’s expulsion following his recent trip to Israel. The conflict reveals the deep contradictions in the organization’s strategy, and the illusion of “accountable Democrats.”
Otto ForsNovember 24, 2021
The Hypocritical Oath: Medical Residency Trains Physicians to Be Tools for Capitalism
Residency training often claims to focus on training effective physicians. In reality, it’s an intricately designed conditioning process to train physicians to be tools for profit maximization. In order to be truly "effective" physicians, residents, in solidarity with other healthcare workers, must organize to challenge the systems that lead to suffering and illness both in health care and around the globe.
Mike PappasNovember 21, 2021
We Are the Only Ones Who Will Liberate Us
With every victory won as a result of Black struggle, the ruling class has left no stone unturned to curtail social progress. Empty promises of incremental change or a seat at the oppressor’s table will not liberate us. To be truly free, we must overthrow the racist-capitalist system that profits off our lives.
Adnan AhmedNovember 18, 2021