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‘Don’t Look Up’: Why the Climate Crisis Isn’t a Comet, and Why That Matters

'Don’t Look Up' presents an opportunity to reignite the climate movement. That means we have to look beyond its creators’ calls for individual action.

Emma Lee

January 1, 2022

“Squid Game” Is an Allegory for Capitalist Society

In the hit Korean show “Squid Game,” working-class contestants are given a gruesome chance to win millions, or die trying. An allegory for capitalism, the show’s “game” can only exist because of the structural poverty produced under our exploitative system.

Luis Velázquez

October 4, 2021

May the 4th (International) Be With You

Today, May 4th, is Star Wars Appreciation Day. For leftists, Rogue One within the Star Wars canon is a favorite: it shows a political and revolutionary approach to fighting the Empire.

Julia Wallace

May 4, 2021

Tony Award-Winning Producer Scott Rudin Is a Monster to His Workers

One of the most powerful men in show business routinely physically attacks his staff.

Ezra Brain

April 9, 2021

KRS-One’s New Album Offers Revolutionary Ideas for the Time “Between Da Protests”

KRS-One has been rapping since 1987 — three decades of expressing radical Black politics and not selling out. His new album Between Da Protests is a manifesto for Black Lives Matter.

Daniel Werst

March 31, 2021

Stagehands Picket for Contract in New Haven, Connecticut

Stagehands working at a theater in New Haven, Connecticut, have been picketing to demand a new contract for a week. They work in jobs that have been decimated by the coronavirus pandemic.

Olivia Wood

March 15, 2021

A Sledgehammer: Review of Judas and the Black Messiah

A revolutionary socialist and Left Voice correspondent who met Fred Hampton in 1969 reviews the new Fred Hampton biopic, Judas and the Black Messiah.

Rob Lyons

March 1, 2021

Guggenheim and IUOE Local 30 Complete Negotiations for the Museum’s First Ever Union

After almost two years of organizing, the museum’s facilities staff and art handlers finally have a collective bargaining contract.

Frankie Levine

February 18, 2021

The “Social Dilemma” of Capitalism in Decline

The Netflix documentary The Social Dilemma offers a jarring look at the addictive nature of social media. But its attempts to be "apolitical" make the film's insights ultimately toothless. A socialist critique.

Nathaniel Flakin

November 19, 2020