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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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For the Right to Choose Motherhood

A new mother writes about her experience with pregnancy and why we must, in the wake of the recent Supreme Court leak, build a movement that fights for the right to choose parenthood.

Tatum Regan

May 8, 2022
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Sanctions on Russia: The Collateral Damage and Strategic Risks of the West’s ‘Economic Weapon’

In response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the United States and European Union have imposed unprecedented sanctions on the Putin regime. These measures are severely damaging the Russian economy. They are also disrupting international markets in energy and other commodities. Such large-scale use of the “economic weapon” risks further fragmenting the world economy.

Esteban Mercatante

April 25, 2022
A Russian tank rolls during a military drills at Molkino training ground in the Krasnodar region.

Angry About High Fuel and Food Prices? Blame Imperialism

Biden is attempting to paint Putin as the sole reason for inflation, while Republicans try to blame Biden. In truth, the entire global economic system that all of these politicians represent is why workers keep being strained.

Sam Carliner

April 22, 2022
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg looks on as Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto (left) and Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde (right) bump fists after holding a joint press conference after their meeting at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Jan. 24

The War in Ukraine Is Strengthening NATO and U.S. Imperialism

As Germany increases its military budget and Sweden and Finland ponder joining NATO, it’s clear that the war in Ukraine has been a boon for European and U.S. imperialism.

James Dennis Hoff

April 16, 2022

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President Biden recently approved an order to send hundreds of troops to Somalia. This move serves the interests of U.S. imperialism by taking advantage of the very political instability it helped create.

Sam Carliner

May 20, 2022
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The baby formula shortage is a consequence of capitalism and a crisis of social reproduction. Formula should not be commodified and sold — it should be free and a basic right for all parents.

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Amazon Won’t Stop Union Busting and Firing Organizers

Amazon hasn't recognized the Amazon Labor Union and, like Starbucks, is continuing to union bust and fire organizers.

Luigi Morris

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El Paso Starbucks Workers Are Organizing in the Face of Relentless Union Busting

Starbucks’s preemptive union-busting tactics in El Paso, Texas, have backfired and inspired workers at the Fountains to unionize.

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