Cops Out of Martial Arts: You Can’t Make “More Humane” Agents of State Terror
Leandro Lo, a world champion in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, was recently shot and killed by an off-duty cop in Brazil. Martial arts coaches and practitioners often welcome cops into their spaces, saying they’re then less likely to use deadly force. Let’s be clear: cops have no place in martial arts schools
Mike PappasAugust 10, 2022
Against Bolsonaro’s Coup and Reforms — For Demonstrations and Strikes without Bankers and Businessmen
Left Voice’s co-thinkers in Brazil answer a cynical class-collaborationist effort to channel Brazil’s working-class discontent into the election campaign of Lula’s Broad Front ticket. The latter represents the interests of the bourgeoisie and bosses who are tired of Bolsonaro and his threats of a coup should he lose his reelection bid.
Movimento Revolucionário de Trabalhadores (MRT)August 5, 2022
New Migrant Caravan Heads to the U.S. — Open the Borders
Central American migrants left in a caravan from Chiapas, Mexico headed for the United States. We need to fight for full rights and freedom of movement for migrants.
La Izquierda Diario MexicoJuly 28, 2022
Three Weeks of Historic Mobilization in Panama Against Inflation and Inequality
Panama has been paralyzed by major demonstrations, roadblocks, occupations, and strikes in several sectors. The uprising is rooted in rising prices, corruption, and inequality that has grown since the beginning of the pandemic.
Mateo FalconeJuly 26, 2022
For an Independent Working-Class Voice on Chile’s Newly Proposed Constitution
Left Voice’s sister organization in Chile, the PTR, is opening the pages of its newspaper for a “collective exchange” on the country’s new constitution being proposed for a September nationwide referendum. The aim is to reconstitute the working-class struggle for popular demands that emerged from the uprising in October 2019.
Partido de Trabajadores RevolucionariosJuly 23, 2022
Gustavo Petro’s Alliances and Cabinet Picks Favor Colombian Establishment
Colombia’s new president, Gustavo Petro, has woven together an alliance for a congressional majority. Along with his establishment-friendly cabinet picks, it shows his turn toward the country’s traditional parties and politicians.
Milton D'LeónJuly 23, 2022
Honduras: Two Years after the Abduction of Four Garífuna Land Defenders, The Struggle Continues
Two years ago, four young land defenders were abducted from the Garífuna community of Triunfo de la Cruz, in northern Honduras. The state has yet to provide any significant information regarding their whereabouts. In an interview, community leader César Benedith describes the Garifuna community’s continued struggle for answers and for its land.
Marisela TrevinJuly 18, 2022
Ecuador’s Indigenous People Are Fighting Neoliberal Austerity in the Streets
The indigenous protests in Ecuador are bringing thousands of people to the streets to protest austerity.
Margarita ValenciaJune 23, 2022
AMLO’s Dilemma and the Limits of the Pink Tide
It is essential to establish a clear definition of class character to understand AMLO’s government, taking into consideration the particular characteristics of its “progressivism” in its relationship with the mass movement and capital. Otherwise, one could lose one’s way in implementing socialist and revolutionary politics that genuinely express the historical interest of the oppressed and exploited.
Pablo OprinariJune 21, 2022
Historic Defeat of the Right in Colombia’s Presidential Elections: What Are the Implications of Gustavo Petro’s Win?
The center-left candidate Gustavo Petro has defeated right-wing Rodolfo Hernández in Colombia’s presidential elections. The outcome of the election reflects the people’s hatred of the right, but Petro has little to offer the working classes of Colombia.
Milton D'LeónJune 20, 2022