Tag: Black Struggle

The Only Place Where Black People Did Not Revolt is in the Pages of Capitalist Historians: Black History Month on Left Voice

This Black History Month, Left Voice will be filling our pages with what C.L.R. James said the capitalist historians have deliberately excluded — from the struggles of enslaved people to the Black workers who went on strike in Ford factories to Black people struggling today against police violence, against the pandemic, and against capitalist hyper-exploitation in workplaces across the country. We invite you to submit to Left Voice at: [email protected]

The Fine Print of “Representation Matters”

We tend to celebrate diversity and representation in a racist-capitalist system as a sign of progress. We often fail, however, to examine how it is frequently weaponized to maintain the status-quo and oppress the very people it is supposed to uplift.

U.S. Founding Law: Black Lives Don’t Matter

In 1705, the slave-owning politicians who made up the colonial legislature of Virginia passed a law that legalized the murder of Black people and criminalized Black resistance that remained in place through 1776.

Strike for Breonna, Strike Against Police Terror

It’s official: the officers who killed Breonna Taylor will not be charged. While tragic, this is not surprising — the police, capitalism’s guard dogs, protect capital and the status quo and are therefore protected by the system they serve. Justice for Breonna Taylor and other victims killed by cops will not come through the courts. We must continue to protest and we must strike. We need to take action against racist cops and the capitalist system the institution of policing serves to protect.

Black Disenfranchisement Is Ingrained in the U.S. Election System

As President Trump urges his base to commit voter fraud in an attempt to help him win the November election, it is imperative to note that the United States has regularly, since its beginnings, barred much of its population from basic voting rights. Today, voter suppression predominantly impacts the Black and brown people, and this suppression must be denounced and done away with.

The Only Place Where Black People Did Not Revolt is in the Pages of Capitalist Historians: Black History Month on Left Voice

This Black History Month, Left Voice will be filling our pages with what C.L.R. James said the capitalist historians have deliberately excluded — from the struggles of enslaved people to the Black workers who went on strike in Ford factories to Black people struggling today against police violence, against the pandemic, and against capitalist hyper-exploitation in workplaces across the country. We invite you to submit to Left Voice at: [email protected]

The Fine Print of “Representation Matters”

We tend to celebrate diversity and representation in a racist-capitalist system as a sign of progress. We often fail, however, to examine how it is frequently weaponized to maintain the status-quo and oppress the very people it is supposed to uplift.

U.S. Founding Law: Black Lives Don’t Matter

In 1705, the slave-owning politicians who made up the colonial legislature of Virginia passed a law that legalized the murder of Black people and criminalized Black resistance that remained in place through 1776.

Strike for Breonna, Strike Against Police Terror

It’s official: the officers who killed Breonna Taylor will not be charged. While tragic, this is not surprising — the police, capitalism’s guard dogs, protect capital and the status quo and are therefore protected by the system they serve. Justice for Breonna Taylor and other victims killed by cops will not come through the courts. We must continue to protest and we must strike. We need to take action against racist cops and the capitalist system the institution of policing serves to protect.

Black Disenfranchisement Is Ingrained in the U.S. Election System

As President Trump urges his base to commit voter fraud in an attempt to help him win the November election, it is imperative to note that the United States has regularly, since its beginnings, barred much of its population from basic voting rights. Today, voter suppression predominantly impacts the Black and brown people, and this suppression must be denounced and done away with.