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New Michigan Prosecutor Supports Jim Crow-Style Policing

A new racist prosecutor in Macomb County, Michigan has charged six BLM protesters with misdemeanors three months after a march in October. Activists organized in Detroit Will Breathe and SHIFT in Michigan are fighting to have all charges dropped.

Sammie Lewis

February 12, 2021

“Armed self-defense is a fact of life in black communities”: The Story of Robert F. Williams

Robert F. Williams put militant, organized self-defense on the agenda for Black people across the United States during the civil rights movement. His influence was widespread, and his legacy persists.

Scott Cooper

February 9, 2021

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]

Left Voice

February 1, 2021

Democrats Deported MF DOOM, Then Added Him to Inaugural Playlist After His Death

MF DOOM was deported to the UK in 2010 and then denied re-entry to the U.S. by the Obama administration. Yet, his music is on the inaugural playlist for Joe Biden.

Julia Wallace

January 20, 2021

Ohio Sheriff’s Deputy Murders a Black Man for Holding a Sandwich

Casey Goodson Jr., a 23-year-old Black man in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the latest victims of police violence. His killer, Jason Meade, was a cop for 17 years who shot Goodson Jr. in the back three times.

Sam Carliner

December 18, 2020

Untangling “Mangrove” : Does the Film Indict The Entire System of Policing, or Undercut Its Own Radicalism?

Steve McQueen’s new film Mangrove recounts a dramatic moment in anti-racist organizing in the UK and is a very watchable and powerful film. However, the film at times fails its radical subject matter in an attempt to appeal to a liberal audience.

Ezra Brain

December 5, 2020

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.

Adnan Ahmed

November 22, 2020

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.

Daniel Werst

November 9, 2020

From Black Lives Matter to Revolution

The uprisings against racist police violence have shaken U.S. capitalism. How can we beat it?

Tatiana Cozzarelli

November 1, 2020