Bread and Roses
Abortion Protected the Democrats, but the Democrats Won’t Protect Abortion
The midterms showed that people care deeply about reproductive rights. The Democrats successfully positioned themselves as the defenders of abortion, but refuse to protect it.
Molly RosenzweigNovember 15, 2022
The Democrats Are Cynically Using Abortion Rights to Get Out the Vote. Don’t Fall for It
This week, three weeks before the midterms, Biden proposed a cynical deal to those who want to defend abortion rights: if you get Democrats more seats in Congress, we’ll codify Roe. But restoring faith in the Democratic Party will not guarantee reproductive healthcare, fight the Far Right, or address the material needs of people feeling the effects of inflation. Working and oppressed people need their own solution.
Tatiana CozzarelliOctober 21, 2022
Graduate Unions Lead the Way in National Reproductive Rights Walkouts
Students from schools across the United States are leading a Day of Action today to fight for the rights to safe, legal, and accessible abortion, gender affirming care, comprehensive sex education, and free contraception. They show the power of a labor movement that fights for workplace demands hand in hand with the defense against oppression.
Olivia WoodOctober 6, 2022
Say Her Name! Protests Erupt across Iran after Police Murder of Mahsa Amini
Iran has erupted over the death of a young woman in police custody for "improperly" wearing the hijab. In the context of a deep economic and political crisis, Iranians are also questioning their deeply unpopular regime and its brutal oppression of women.
Maryam AlanizSeptember 20, 2022
A Socialist Take on the Women’s March Convention
In mid August over 1,700 activists attended the Women’s March Convention in Houston Texas. While the participants were driven by rage at the status quo, the non-profit and corporate leaders of the Women’s March offered only a failed strategy of voting for the Democrats and supporting “progressive” capitalists.
Tatiana CozzarelliSeptember 16, 2022
Graduate Students Across the U.S. Are Organizing for Abortion Rights
Students around the country are planning walkouts and other actions to defend abortion rights on October 6.
Olivia WoodAugust 22, 2022
NYPD Violently Arrest 5 Abortion Rights Activists at a Clinic Defense
On Saturday, five people were violently arrested protecting abortion access in NYC, while NYPD protected anti-choicers attempting to harass patients.
Molly RosenzweigAugust 6, 2022
‘Labor Rights are Reproductive Rights’: Interview with Guttmacher Institute’s Fired Organizer
Left Voice interviewed Sam Heyne, a union organizer recently fired from the Guttmacher Institute. Only a few weeks after the Dobbs decision, workers at one of the most important research nonprofits for reproductive rights successfully voted to unionize. An hour later, Heyne was fired in a blatant attack against the union.
Left VoiceJuly 19, 2022