An Illustrated History of May Day
May Day, or International Workers Day, is celebrated every year around the world to honor the struggles of the generations of workers who fought against capitalist exploitation. Here we take a look at the one that started it all — the Haymarket uprising in Chicago, 1886.
Sarah CroweMay 1, 2021
The Neoliberal Fantasy at the Heart of “Nomadland”
Chloé Zhao’s film erases capitalism as the cause of economic pain, instead telling a story of individual suffering.
Luigi MorrisApril 30, 2021
“Spotify is the Uber of the Music Industry”: An Interview with Leftist Singer-Songwriter David Rovics
Left Voice sat down with Portland-based artist and activist David Rovics to talk about his new album, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the state of the music industry today.
Ezra BrainApril 19, 2021
Tony Award-Winning Producer Scott Rudin Is a Monster to His Workers
One of the most powerful men in show business routinely physically attacks his staff.
Ezra BrainApril 9, 2021
If You Do One “Irish” Thing Today, Watch “The Wind that Shakes the Barley”
St. Patrick’s Day is the perfect occasion to watch the best film ever made about the Irish fight for freedom against British occupation in the early 20th century.
Scott CooperMarch 17, 2021
Bertolt Brecht and Marxist Art
The German communist poet created an approach that stands in contrast to traditional and postmodern ideas.
Ezra BrainMarch 7, 2021
Guggenheim and IUOE Local 30 Complete Negotiations for the Museum’s First Ever Union
After almost two years of organizing, the museum’s facilities staff and art handlers finally have a collective bargaining contract.
Frankie LevineFebruary 18, 2021
Five Queer Lady Films to Watch Instead of “Happiest Season”
Here we present quality queer films to watch over the winter holidays.
Maria AurelioDecember 25, 2020
The “Social Dilemma” of Capitalism in Decline
The Netflix documentary The Social Dilemma offers a jarring look at the addictive nature of social media. But its attempts to be "apolitical" make the film's insights ultimately toothless. A socialist critique.
Nathaniel FlakinNovember 19, 2020
Immigration Nation (Review)
The Netflix documentary adopts the dangerous viewpoint of ICE agents, portraying immigration raids and deportation proceedings as banal, bureaucratic procedures.
Angeles Donoso MacayaAugust 18, 2020