Tag: 2020 Elections

It’s Time to Lower the Voting Age

U.S. democracy is hardly democratic. Young people are forced to sell their labor and take on massive student loans to survive, but they are unable to choose what kind of world they live in. Lowering the voting age to 16 would give a voice to millions of teenagers across the country who are recently politicized and deeply invested in issues like defunding the police and climate change. 

Why I Didn’t Vote for Biden

A Left Voice editor gives a personal account of her own decision not to vote for Joe Biden, or Howie Hawkins, or any other candidate running on the ticket of a bourgeois party. 

Stocks Fall, GDP Rises, Workers Always Take a Beating

Regardless of who wins the election next week, the economy is tanking. Rather than recovery, the pandemic and coming recession promise more market volatility and more hardship for the working class. What do the most recent numbers tell us?

A Socialist Agenda for the 2020 Elections

How working people and the broad Left respond to this election and how we prepare for the battles ahead will have long-lasting effects on our prospects under a Trump or Biden presidency.

Their Democracy and Ours

The “greatest democracy in the world” is in crisis. The U.S. Constitution, once treated as a kind of holy text, is now seen as it is: a document written by enslavers and large landowners to protect their privileges. Communists are often accused of being anti-democratic. But the opposite is the case: we call for a much more profound form of democracy than the United States or any capitalist country can possibly offer.

Why Is Israel Campaigning for Trump?

Both the Democratic and the Republican parties support the strategic alliance the United States has with Israel, no matter the cost — but Trump’s reelection campaign is the primary beneficiary of the pro-Israeli lobby.

Trump, Fascism, and the Metaphysics of Democracy

Noam Chomsky says Trump is not a fascist, but he’s wrong about why. It’s not that Trump is failing to seize control of big business. Fascism is “the continuation of capitalism, an attempt to perpetuate its existence by means of the most bestial and monstrous measures.” For all Trump’s authoritarianism, capital has yet to call on him to take those steps.

It’s Time to Lower the Voting Age

U.S. democracy is hardly democratic. Young people are forced to sell their labor and take on massive student loans to survive, but they are unable to choose what kind of world they live in. Lowering the voting age to 16 would give a voice to millions of teenagers across the country who are recently politicized and deeply invested in issues like defunding the police and climate change. 

Why I Didn’t Vote for Biden

A Left Voice editor gives a personal account of her own decision not to vote for Joe Biden, or Howie Hawkins, or any other candidate running on the ticket of a bourgeois party. 

Stocks Fall, GDP Rises, Workers Always Take a Beating

Regardless of who wins the election next week, the economy is tanking. Rather than recovery, the pandemic and coming recession promise more market volatility and more hardship for the working class. What do the most recent numbers tell us?

A Socialist Agenda for the 2020 Elections

How working people and the broad Left respond to this election and how we prepare for the battles ahead will have long-lasting effects on our prospects under a Trump or Biden presidency.

Their Democracy and Ours

The “greatest democracy in the world” is in crisis. The U.S. Constitution, once treated as a kind of holy text, is now seen as it is: a document written by enslavers and large landowners to protect their privileges. Communists are often accused of being anti-democratic. But the opposite is the case: we call for a much more profound form of democracy than the United States or any capitalist country can possibly offer.

Why Is Israel Campaigning for Trump?

Both the Democratic and the Republican parties support the strategic alliance the United States has with Israel, no matter the cost — but Trump’s reelection campaign is the primary beneficiary of the pro-Israeli lobby.

Trump, Fascism, and the Metaphysics of Democracy

Noam Chomsky says Trump is not a fascist, but he’s wrong about why. It’s not that Trump is failing to seize control of big business. Fascism is “the continuation of capitalism, an attempt to perpetuate its existence by means of the most bestial and monstrous measures.” For all Trump’s authoritarianism, capital has yet to call on him to take those steps.