The Pope to the Rescue of Global Capitalism
The Pope’s visit to the United States was welcomed by both Republicans and Democrats and praised by major media outlets. With a liberal discourse, the pontiff provides a popular view to the debates taking place at the heights of the U.S. political regime and the global establishment.
Juan CSeptember 28, 2015
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 SacchiSeptember 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 WallaceSeptember 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 CozzarelliSeptember 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 VonkiSeptember 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 KwonSeptember 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 CozzarelliSeptember 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 WallaceSeptember 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 SteinmanSeptember 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 CSeptember 1, 2015