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Left Voice Magazine for November 2023

This issue includes two articles for the centennial of the “German October” of 1923. We also write about the feminist uprising in Iran, the UAW strike, and left-wing debates on Hamas.

Left Voice

November 14, 2023
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The UAW Won Big: What Does It Mean for the U.S. Labor Movement? 

The UAW strike was not just a victory for auto workers. It was a victory for the entire working class.

by James Dennis Hoff

When History Failed to Turn: The German October of 1923

One hundred years ago, a communist uprising took place in Hamburg. But the revolution in the rest of Germany was canceled.

by Doug Enaa Greene

1923: The Revolution Was Possible

What strategic lessons can we draw from the failed “German October”? An excerpt from the book “Socialist Strategy and Military Art.”

by Emilio Albamonte and Matías Maiello

Means and Ends: A Debate on the Left over Hamas’s Strategy

Support for the self-determination of the Palestinian people does not mean the revolutionary Left should refrain from criticizing the program, strategy, and methods of Hamas.

by Matías Maiello

From “Women, Life, Freedom” to Revolution

One year after the uprising in Iran: strategic reflections on the feminist revolt in Iran, as tensions in the Middle East reach new highs.

by Maryam Alaniz and Giacomo Turci

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#AllThatsLeftPod: A Brief History of Anti-Zionist Jews

In this episode, we interview writer and historian Nathaniel Flakin about the history of socialist, anti-Zionist Jews.

Left Voice

November 16, 2023

1923: The Revolution Was Possible

What strategic lessons can we draw from the failed “German October”? An excerpt from the book “Socialist Strategy and Military Art.”

Emilio Albamonte

November 14, 2023

When History Failed to Turn

One hundred years ago, a communist uprising took place in Hamburg. But the revolution in the rest of Germany was canceled.

Doug Enaa Greene

November 14, 2023

Does Supporting Palestinian Resistance Mean Supporting the Strategy and Methods of Hamas?

After last Saturday’s Palestinian offensive, the imperialist governments and press launched a campaign to discredit supporters of the Palestinian cause. The aim is to frame support for the Palestinian people’s right to resistance as political support for Hamas and its methods. As revolutionary socialists, we must refuse this false equivalence.

Philippe Alcoy

October 13, 2023

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Uniting Workers for Palestine Is a Fight for the Future of Labor

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Tatiana Cozzarelli

November 27, 2023
Haverford College student Kinnan Abdalhamid and Brown University students Tahseen Ahmed and Hisham Awartani, Palestinian college students who were shot in Burlington, Vermont.

Haverford Faculty for Justice in Palestine Releases Statement Supporting Pro-Palestinian Students

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A Pause in Genocide Is Not Enough: Jewish Voice for Peace Shuts Down the Manhattan Bridge

Amid a pause in Israel’s offensive on Gaza, Jewish Voice for Peace is showing that the movement for Palestine will continue. Civil disobedience must lead to broad protests which bring all sectors of the movement together.

Samuel Karlin

November 26, 2023
Hisham Awartani, Kinnan Abdel Hamid, and Tahseen Ahmed wearing Keffiyes. They were shot in Burlington, Vermont, USA.

The Three Palestinians Shot in Burlington Are Victims of Rising Islamophobia

Three Palestinian men were shot in Burlington Vermont while walking down the street. The campaign against Palestine has dehumanized all Palestinians and left them more vulnerable to these types of attacks.

Enid Brain

November 26, 2023