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#AllThatsLeftPod: How We Win the Fight for Trans Rights

In this episode of the podcast, we discuss both the right-wing and liberal attacks on trans rights, and the need for a movement and a working-class party with a socialist perspective to protect the oppressed.

Otto Fors

June 28, 2023

Ominous New Attacks on Trans Rights Remind Us…It’s Capitalism

If the viciousness and hostility against trans people and ultimately all LGBT people is today open-carried on the Far Right, it is our dependence on fair-weather liberals and the politicians of the Democratic Party that is our Achilles’ heel.

Ian Scott Horst

February 17, 2023

Over 300 Anti-Trans Bills Got Only Nine Seconds in Biden’s SOTU Address

President Biden spent just nine seconds of his State of the Union speech addressing the oppression of trans people, despite Republicans advancing more than 300 anti-trans bills through state legislatures. In the Republican response, however, far-right governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders spent a significant portion of her time pushing anti-“woke” transphobic messaging. This is not a coincidence.

R.F. Landers

February 9, 2023

Love and Care Beyond Capitalism

The new book by Sophie Lewis inspires debates about family abolition and socialism.

Josefina L. Martínez

December 11, 2022

Florida Is Poised to Ban Gender-Affirming Care for Minors — We Need a Movement for Trans Lives

In the latest assault on trans youth, the Florida Board of Medicine voted to draft a rule to ban gender affirming care for anyone under the age of 18. This heinous attack must be fought back by a mass movement.

Sybil Davis

November 1, 2022

Femicide in South Korea: The State and Bosses Are Responsible

The recent murder of a woman who worked for Seoul Metro shows the dangers faced by women workers in Korea. The working class must organize against femicide and sexual harassment in the workplace.

Youngmi Lee

October 5, 2022

GOP Introduces Federal Bill Attacking Trans Children

House Republicans have introduced a federal anti-trans bill specifically attacking children and school employees. It’s a sign of things to come from the GOP’s increasingly reactionary agenda.

Olivia Wood

July 15, 2022

A Patriarchal Stereotype Sustains the Capitalist System: The “Inferior, Submissive Woman”

Gender violence is the direct result of the capitalist system’s patriarchal structure, which serves the exploitation and oppression upon which the system thrives.

Scilla Di Pietro

November 29, 2021

Pinkwashing: Why Big Corporations Drape Themselves in Rainbows

Large companies use non-discrimination programs, logos emblazoned with the pride flag, and LGBTQ+ and female directors to advocate for "inclusion" in a world where inequality is the norm.

Pablo Herón

June 8, 2021