Unemployment and Poverty, Inherent Features of Capitalism
Millions of workers in the U.S. and around the world struggle to survive, often working low-wage, part-time jobs with no benefits. These victims of capitalism's drive for profits must be at the center of a working class fightback. Without a working class alternative, rightists like Trump will step in to masquerade as champions of working people.
John LeslieJuly 7, 2016
Their Thing was DRUM: Black Power in the Factory
Left Voice speaks with Dan Georgakas, activist, historian and co-author of the classic narrative, ‘Detroit: I Do Mind Dying: A Study in Urban Revolution’, recently released in French. In addition to numerous publications, he has written a memoir called ‘My Detroit, Growing Up Greek and American in Motor City’, on growing up in the ‘60s and in exploration of the city’s complex racial, cultural, and political life.
Dan GeorgakasJune 20, 2016
Workers’ Combativeness Throws Bourgeoisie into Disarray
'What if the French soccer team went on strike?' So went the June 10 editorial of pro-business French newspaper, Les Echos, giving away the writer’s confusion and shock at the persistence and continuity of protests against the labor law.
Juan ChingoJune 15, 2016
Women Workers Picket Avon in Turkey
Discrimination towards women has always had a significant place in AKP's brand of political Islam, yet young female workers are coming to the forefront of class struggle – as is the case with the picket line outside the Avon warehouse in Gebze.
Barış YıldırımJune 15, 2016
The Labor Movement in Post-Communist Countries
We interviewed Mihai Varga, a Romanian specialist on trade unionism in Eastern and Central Europe and author of "Worker Protests in post-communist Romania and Ukraine," published in August 2015. In this interview, Varga provides his vision on the state of the trade unionism in the region after the dissolution of the Soviet bloc in the early 1990's.
Philippe AlcoyJune 10, 2016