Category: Ideas & Debates

Why We Split with BLM Global Network: Interview with an Organizer

In December, BLM Inland Empire broke with the BLM Global Network and formed the Black Power Collective. Below we interview BPC member Darrin Johnson on what motivated the break and the group’s plans for continuing the struggle for Black Lives. On Saturday, Left Voice will hold a roundtable discussion with Johnson and others on BLM, Class Struggle, and Revolution.

Left panel is Bill Gates's new bok "How To Avoid a Climate Disaster," the right panel is a picture of Gates smiling.

Bill Gates Wants to Save the Environment He Has Helped Destroy

The third richest man in the world has a new book about “How to Avoid a Climate Disaster.” The book is full of harebrained schemes. It’s nothing but an attempt to distract people from the solution: expropriating people like Gates and ending capitalism.

The image is a close-up on a check that has the statue of liberty is on a light green background. Text that reads "United States" is at the top of the image, the Bureau of Fiscal Services seal is in the middle, and text that reads "pay to the order of" is below the seal.

The Capitalists and their Economists Are at War Over Stimulus

Bourgeois economists, like the politicians they serve, are fighting over the Biden stimulus plan. Helping those of us who might get checks is not the aim. It’s a battle over the best way to rescue capitalism from another crisis of its own making.

A meeting of the Petrograd Soviet in Russia on September 4, 1917.

“Bourgeois Democracy”: What Do Marxists Mean by That Term?

The inauguration of a new U.S. president is a moment to reflect on the kind of democracy Marxists fight for, and on the true character of the pseudo-democracy used to administer the United States on behalf of the capitalist class.

A gloved-hand picks up a Covid-19 vaccine vial from a row of vials

Vaccine Imperialism: Wealthy Countries Are Hoarding Doses

Out of the 39 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine administered so far, only 25 have gone to the poorest countries in the world, according to the World Health Organization. Wealthy countries and pharmaceutical companies are putting profits before people.

The photograph depicts a demonstration against fascism in one of the city's streets in 1934.

How We Fight to Win: The United Front versus the Popular Front

As 2021 unfolds, the question of strategy may confront the working class in ways it has not in decades. The strength to fight back against a capitalist onslaught of austerity coupled with an insurgent right wing will hinge on whether the working class unites itself or allies with our class enemies.

Why We Split with BLM Global Network: Interview with an Organizer

In December, BLM Inland Empire broke with the BLM Global Network and formed the Black Power Collective. Below we interview BPC member Darrin Johnson on what motivated the break and the group’s plans for continuing the struggle for Black Lives. On Saturday, Left Voice will hold a roundtable discussion with Johnson and others on BLM, Class Struggle, and Revolution.

Left panel is Bill Gates's new bok "How To Avoid a Climate Disaster," the right panel is a picture of Gates smiling.

Bill Gates Wants to Save the Environment He Has Helped Destroy

The third richest man in the world has a new book about “How to Avoid a Climate Disaster.” The book is full of harebrained schemes. It’s nothing but an attempt to distract people from the solution: expropriating people like Gates and ending capitalism.

The image is a close-up on a check that has the statue of liberty is on a light green background. Text that reads "United States" is at the top of the image, the Bureau of Fiscal Services seal is in the middle, and text that reads "pay to the order of" is below the seal.

The Capitalists and their Economists Are at War Over Stimulus

Bourgeois economists, like the politicians they serve, are fighting over the Biden stimulus plan. Helping those of us who might get checks is not the aim. It’s a battle over the best way to rescue capitalism from another crisis of its own making.

A meeting of the Petrograd Soviet in Russia on September 4, 1917.

“Bourgeois Democracy”: What Do Marxists Mean by That Term?

The inauguration of a new U.S. president is a moment to reflect on the kind of democracy Marxists fight for, and on the true character of the pseudo-democracy used to administer the United States on behalf of the capitalist class.

A gloved-hand picks up a Covid-19 vaccine vial from a row of vials

Vaccine Imperialism: Wealthy Countries Are Hoarding Doses

Out of the 39 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine administered so far, only 25 have gone to the poorest countries in the world, according to the World Health Organization. Wealthy countries and pharmaceutical companies are putting profits before people.

The photograph depicts a demonstration against fascism in one of the city's streets in 1934.

How We Fight to Win: The United Front versus the Popular Front

As 2021 unfolds, the question of strategy may confront the working class in ways it has not in decades. The strength to fight back against a capitalist onslaught of austerity coupled with an insurgent right wing will hinge on whether the working class unites itself or allies with our class enemies.