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What’s behind the Pope’s Tour to Cuba and the US?

Saturday September 19 began Pope Francis’ visit to Cuba and then, to the United States. The tour will include some important meetings, such as a meeting with Fidel Castro, a meeting with Barack Obama, and other historic visits. Pope Francis will also become the first pope to address the US Congress. As the Pope’s spokesman said, the tour will be one of the “longest and more complex”. The Pope seeks to strengthen the influence of the Vatican on Cuban "openness" and to rebuild the image of the Catholic Church in the eyes of the major world power, the United States.

Diego Sacchi

September 21, 2015

Thanks, But No Thanks: The Implications of the Black Lives Matter DNC Rejection

Black Lives Matter rejected the Democratic National Convention’s endorsement of the movement. This is a positive step towards political independence, but not the complete break with capitalist parties that we need for the liberation of Black and all oppressed people.

Julia Wallace

September 18, 2015

Seattle Teachers Strike for Better Pay, Conditions, Racial Justice

Seattle teachers go on strike seeking better pay, racial equity teams, less standardized testing, longer recess and more resources for students. These teachers serve as examples for educators everywhere to fight back against the government who refuses to adequately fund public schools.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

September 15, 2015

New Mexican Ambassador will Continue the Country’s Subordination to the U.S.

On September 3, Miguel Basáñez Ebergenyi was confirmed as Mexico’s new ambassador in the US, with the blessing of US president Barack Obama. His appointment was proposed by Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto after the position had been vacant for 6 months.

Tania Vonki

September 12, 2015

In Baltimore, the Fight for Justice Continues

The last few weeks, Baltimore protesters have returned to the streets to call for justice as the criminal prosecution of the six police officers involved in Freddie Gray’s death begins. New developments in the trials and an out-of-court settlement raise questions about the path to justice through the legal system.

Tre Kwon

September 11, 2015

Socialism and LGBT Liberation

The Left Voice presents an interview with Sherry Wolf, an activist, public speaker, and writer from Brooklyn, NY. She is an associate editor for the International Socialist Review and author of Sexuality and Socialism: History, Politics and Theory of LGBT Liberation.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

September 7, 2015

L.A. Activism Commemorates 45th Anniversary of Chicano Moratorium

On August 29, 2015, marches took place in three different cities in Los Angeles County to mark the 45th Anniversary of the Chicano Moratorium.

Julia Wallace

September 4, 2015

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice: Donald Trump and the Far Right

Donald Trump’s presidential campaign has succeeded in galvanizing the far right of the Republican base. While he is almost certainly unelectable on a national scale, the current of racist xenophobia which he has given voice to and which his campaign is mobilizing presents a threat that will continue far beyond the 2016 elections.

Ian Steinman

September 1, 2015

From Buenos Aires to NYC, ‘the Working Class is One and has No Borders!’

On Thursday, August 27, activists and left militants of New York City gathered at the Brooklyn Commons to have a conversation with the workers of MadyGraf, Buenos Aires. The factory was taken over a year ago and has been operating under worker control ever since.

Juan C

September 1, 2015