Black Lives Matter
Thanks, But No Thanks: The Implications of the Black Lives Matter DNC Rejection
Black Lives Matter rejected the Democratic National Convention’s endorsement of the movement. This is a positive step towards political independence, but not the complete break with capitalist parties that we need for the liberation of Black and all oppressed people.
Julia WallaceSeptember 18, 2015
Seattle Teachers Strike for Better Pay, Conditions, Racial Justice
Seattle teachers go on strike seeking better pay, racial equity teams, less standardized testing, longer recess and more resources for students. These teachers serve as examples for educators everywhere to fight back against the government who refuses to adequately fund public schools.
Tatiana CozzarelliSeptember 15, 2015
BLM Protesters Dropped the Mic, Now Let’s Drop the Illusions
Black Lives Matter has carried out several disruptions. The BLM’s dialogue with candidates of the Democratic Party raises the question of what kind of movement we need.
Julia WallaceAugust 29, 2015
Rhetoric vs Reality in Obama’s Prison Reform
Since July, Obama has made a series of declarations about the need to reform the U.S. prison system. But given his record on incarceration over the past six-and-a-half years, what change can we expect the president to offer now to the 2.2 million people locked up across the country?
Robert BelanoAugust 25, 2015
Statistically, there’s a mass shooting every day in the US
According to the Washington Post, there have been 204 mass shootings since the year began. Statistically, that’s one for each day of the year so far.
Óscar FernándezAugust 4, 2015
Left Voice: Soon!
The Left Voice is a newly launched project aimed at bringing you daily news, analysis and opinion from a socialist left perspective. The Left Voice is part of the La Izquierda Diario news network, which has editions in Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, France, and Chile.
Left VoiceJuly 13, 2015
What the Fourth of July Means to a (Wage) Slave
Today we aren’t slaves but we still aren’t free. Oppression still remains daily reality.
Left VoiceJuly 4, 2015
The Charleston Massacre and the Uses of White Supremacy
The cold-blooded murder of nine black women and men in a Charleston church by the white supremacist Dylann Roof was one of the most horrific single acts of racist violence carried out in the U.S. in the past century.
Robert BelanoJune 25, 2015