Arts & Culture
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 WerstMarch 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 WoodMarch 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 LyonsMarch 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 LevineFebruary 18, 2021
Pandemic Exacerbates Precarity of Arts Workers
Arts workers were among the first to become unemployed during the pandemic, and will likely be some of the last people who are able to return to work. With unemployment benefits scheduled to run out well before theatres can safely reopen, arts unions must mobilize their members to demand relief.
Zed SimonOctober 13, 2020
4 (More) Socialist Movies to Watch During Quarantine
Since millions of workers around the world are currently under quarantine, now is the perfect time for socialists to catch up on the classics of leftwing cinema. Here are four more movies for the lockdown that focus on themes of antifascism, labor, capitalism, and imperialism.
Shalon van TineApril 12, 2020
Radical Reads: Black No More by George S. Schuyler
In Black No More, George S. Schuyler imagines a near-future dystopia in which Black people can undergo a procedure to become indistinguishable from whites. This work, written in the midst of the Harlem Renaissance, is a searing satire of racism in the United States as well as of the limitations of Black capitalism in the fight for liberation.
Olivia WoodFebruary 26, 2020
Paint and protest: Iraqi protesters transform Baghdad with murals
When the waters of class struggle are stirring, art takes to the streets.
La Izquierda Diario MexicoFebruary 14, 2020
Joker: The Despair of Capitalism and the Hope of Riots
All the critics hate “Joker”: They denounce it as a film without a message, or one that will inspire right-wing terrorists. What movie were they watching? In reality, the message couldn't be clearer: Working people need to direct their anger against the rich.
Nathaniel FlakinOctober 8, 2019