Battle of the Pensions: Toward a Pre-Revolutionary Moment in France
President Macron's use of article 49.3 to push through an unpopular pension reform bill has opened up an enormous political crisis that has changed the character of the mobilizations against the French government. We are entering a "pre-revolutionary moment" that can change the balance of power between the classes in France.
Juan ChingoMarch 21, 2023
20 Years Since the U.S. Invasion of Iraq: A Reflection from a Socialist in the Heart of Imperialism
A Left Voice member and anti-war activist reflects on the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq and how he learned to hate U.S. imperialism.
Sam CarlinerMarch 20, 2023
It is Possible to Win: The Pension Reform Crisis in France
A French socialist reflects on the way forward after Macron invites Article 49.3 to pass pension reform.
Paul MoraoMarch 20, 2023
“We are your economy”: Trans Youth Walkout and Speak Out
The following is a speech by a young trans person as part of an action called for by NYC Youth for Trans Rights.
Tatiana CozzarelliMarch 20, 2023
CUNY Administration Cracks Down on Student and Worker-Run Food Pantry
Students and workers opened "The People's Pantry" seven weeks ago as part of a broader anti-austerity campaign at CUNY, leading to several direct confrontations with the administration.
Olivia WoodMarch 19, 2023
Neither NATO Nor Putin: An Anti-war Program for an Anti-war Protest
The following is a flier that Left Voice distributed at the March 18 rally in DC with the anti-war program we believe we must all take up.
Left VoiceMarch 19, 2023
France: Macron Bets On His Presidency as Millions Rise Up
A historic two weeks of mobilizations against Macron’s pension reform, with several sectors going into open-ended strikes, and including a spectacular show of solidarity on International Women’s Day. Yet despite the massive turnout, the government pushed through the reform Thursday night, using an antidemocratic maneuver to bypass the National Assembly. Which direction will the movement take? Will it fizzle out in a failed top-down union strategy, or will it generalize the struggle to all sectors from the bottom up?
Antoine RambozMarch 17, 2023
Temple’s Grad Worker Strike Ends with Important Victories
The last report on the strike from a union teacher at Temple University in Philadelphia.
Jason KoslowskiMarch 17, 2023
Teachers and Education Workers Set to Strike! Tens of Thousands Rally in Los Angeles
A three day strike was announced by two education unions at a rally attended by tens of thousands of members. The workers are calling for increased wages, reduced class size, and an end to harassment by their employers.
Julia WallaceMarch 17, 2023
Understanding the Global Context of the Ukrainian Conflict: A Response to Our Critics
The 2022 invasion of Ukraine and the massive rearmament of Europe that followed mark a new stage in a growing conflict that has become a proxy war between the imperialist states of the US and NATO on one side, and an emerging alliance between Russia and China on the other. While some on the Left see this new pole of Russia and China as a check against US imperialism, neither country is anti-imperialist, and neither has anything progressive to offer working people.
Jimena VergaraMarch 16, 2023