“Yes 4 Minneapolis”: Reforming an Uprising, but Not the Police
Minneapolis voters now may have a few different police-reform options to consider in the upcoming city elections in November. Despite promises to dismantle the Police Department, the proposals on the table will do nothing to stop police violence.
Adnan AhmedApril 5, 2021
Witnesses Agree: Chauvin Murdered Floyd, Ignoring their Pleas
During the first few days of the Derek Chauvin murder trial, we’ve learned that the “crime” George Floyd was accused of could have been handled with a ticket under standard policing protocol, and that the cops refused to let a trained EMT save Floyd’s life. No wonder: taking the lives of Black men is standard operating procedure for police departments across the country.
Scott CooperApril 1, 2021
The Racist System that Killed George Floyd is Set Up to Let Derek Chauvin Off Easy
Derek Chauvin is standing trial soon for the murder of George Floyd. But the entire process is designed to protect the state and its institutions, not to get "justice" for the murder of a Black man by the police. The structural racism of American “law and order” is already on plain display.
Tatiana CozzarelliMarch 16, 2021
North Carolina Police Attack Peaceful March to the Polls, Participant Speaks Out
A peaceful march to the polls in Graham, North Carolina, was violently attacked by local cops, who pepper sprayed children as young as 5 and kept people from voting. Left Voice spoke with an activist who was present.
Ezra BrainOctober 31, 2020
George Floyd’s Killer is Out on Bail, Awaiting Trial at Home
Police officer Derek Chauvin brutally murdered George Floyd. He is now awaiting trial in the comfort of his own home. CW: Police brutality
Allison NoelOctober 7, 2020
Authorities Hid Further Evidence of Brutality in George Floyd’s Murder
All four cops who murdered George Floyd were wearing body cameras. Not only did this not deter their actions, but the state kept important evidence from the public during the nationwide protests.
Daniel WerstAugust 17, 2020
South Side Chicago Uprising Confronts Police Violence and Economic Repression
A social explosion has erupted in Chicago after police shot and injured 20 year old Latrell Allen in the city’s South Side. Over a hundred protesters have been arrested, while the cops sustained injuries of their own. In racist U.S.A., systemic, racist injustice continues to spawn upheaval.
Carmin MaffeaAugust 11, 2020
Black Struggle and Revolutionary Socialism
The fight for Black liberation is, and always has been, part and parcel of the struggle against capitalism. Here we present Left Voice militant and editorial board member Julia Wallace’s speech on Black struggle that was delivered at the recent Latin American and United States Conference, called by the organizations of the Left Front in Argentina.
Julia WallaceAugust 7, 2020