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Left Voice Magazine #5: Class Struggle and Revolutionary Strategy

The new issue of Left Voice magazine will be released on December 3! Order your copy in print or PDF.

Left Voice

December 2, 2019
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The release party for Left Voice magazine #5 will be held on Friday, December 13, at 6:30 pm at Starr Bar, 214 Starr Street, Brooklyn.

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Contents

Class Struggle and Revolutionary Strategy

Editorial of Left Voice Magazine #5

by the Editorial Board

The Press and the Party

What is the role of a publication in the long-term strategy for socialism?

by Juan Cruz Ferre

Reform, Not Revolution: The Squad

The Squad is giving a new face to socialism in the U.S.—unfortunately, it’s one that supports the Democratic Party, the U.S. military, and capitalism.

by Sonja Krieger

Portrait of a Political Monster

How can we understand Donald Trump and what can we expect from his re-election run?

by Maria Aurelio

Squandered Power: The UAW and the GM Workers’ Strike

In order to win, the working class needs democratic unions, internationalism, and a leadership oriented towards class struggle.

by Ben Fredericks

Rank-and-File Rebellion

The “$7K or Strike” demand aims to double the wages of exploited adjunct faculty. Such a radical demand requires radical action, but the union leadership is standing in the way.

by James Dennis Hoff

Black Liberation and the Early Communist Movement

The struggle for Black liberation was an integral part of the US Communist Party’s practice in the years after its foundation. The party’s work was particularly influenced by the Bolshevik Party and Black radicalism in America.

by Jimena Vergara and Julia Wallace

Whither Queer Liberation?

Fifty years after the Stonewall uprising, the LGBTQ+ movement faces lots of conservative pressures. What could a revolutionary alternative look like?

by Tatiana Cozzarelli

Rumblings of a Coming Storm

The emergence of the Yellow Vests in France shook the regime of an imperialist country to its core. One year after the protests began, what can they teach socialists around the world?

by Damien Bernard and Madeleine Freeman

A Brief History of the Workers Left Front

The revolutionary socialist left in Argentina has gotten up to 1.2 million votes. How did the Trotskyists gain so much influence?

by Matías Maiello and Octavio Crivaro

On the Front Lines Against Neoliberalism

An Interview with Dauno Totoro of the Revolutionary Workers Party (PTR)

Interview with Dauno Tótoro

Chile ‘73: Was Victory Possible?

Allende’s experience was the most radical attempt to achieve socialism through elections and gradual reforms. What went wrong?

by Pablo Torres and Dauno Tótoro

Coup and Resistance in Bolivia

The coup against Evo Morales spells disaster for peasants, workers, and indigenous people. But the popular resistance shows the potential to overturn it.

by Javo Ferreira

Soviet Strategy: A Primer

Tactics are how a battle is won. Strategy is the art of winning a war. How can the working class win political power?

by Nathaniel Flakin

Climate Catastrophe and Socialist Strategy

Imperialist-era capitalism has created a climate emergency. The ecological Left needs to develop and put forward a socialist program as the only response capable of staving off the catastrophe.

by Diego Lotito

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Ideas & Debates

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The Democratic Party and Capitalism’s Economic Contradictions

The Democratic Party is promising that its spending packages will rejuvenate the economy. And that has helped the party bewitch the Left and dampen mass struggle in the United States. But the economic situation today — riven by fundamental, explosive contradictions — shows that those promises are built on sand, and that we need to reject the Democrats and organize for an independent, revolutionary struggle.

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Five Indigenous Struggles You Should Support on Thanksgiving

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Sam Carliner

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Breaking Up Is Hard to Do: Jamaal Bowman and the DSA

Some DSA members are calling for Rep. Jamaal Bowman’s expulsion following his recent trip to Israel. The conflict reveals the deep contradictions in the organization’s strategy, and the illusion of “accountable Democrats.”

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The Hypocritical Oath: Medical Residency Trains Physicians to Be Tools for Capitalism

Residency training often claims to focus on training effective physicians. In reality, it’s an intricately designed conditioning process to train physicians to be tools for profit maximization. In order to be truly "effective" physicians, residents, in solidarity with other healthcare workers, must organize to challenge the systems that lead to suffering and illness both in health care and around the globe.

Mike Pappas

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