Furniture that Tells a Story: The Capitalist Destruction of Craftsmanship
Capitalism has made craftsmanship of furniture into something that only the rich can afford. This means that the working class is being forced to settle for cheap and disposable furniture with no sentimental or material value. But we don’t have to live this way.
Chandler BlackApril 24, 2020
Six “Spooky” Socialism Quotes to Enjoy on Halloween
It’s no secret. Marx and Marxists loved to use vivid and yes, spooky imagery: spectres, ghosts, rotting corpses and vampires. Here are six of our favorites. Send us your favorite spooky socialist quotes and we will update this article to include audience submissions. Contact us via email ([email protected]), Twitter (@left_voice) or send us a Facebook message!
Left VoiceOctober 31, 2019
Karl Marx and Cinco de Mayo
Cinco de Mayo is commonly associated with drinking, sombreros and many other Mexican stereotypes. It is actually a holiday celebrating the defeat of a French army by the Mexicans. Karl Marx, who's birthday is May 5th, denounced the French invasion and sided with the Mexican people.
Óscar FernándezMay 5, 2019
Notre Dame: The Cathedral Burned Down, Not the Church
The Catholic Church is one of the most reactionary institutions in the world. So as the historic cathedral burned in Paris, a well-known anticlerical phrase swept through social media: “The only church that illuminates is the one that burns.” Given the incredible hypocrisy of the capitalists and war criminals who are now pledging to rebuild the church, this sentiment is easy to understand. Nonetheless, the fire represents a great loss of culture and heritage. To think otherwise means forgetting key elements of working-class history.
Óscar FernándezApril 25, 2019
Reassessing the Legacy of Louis Althusser on His 100-Year Anniversary: An Interview with Warren Montag
Louis Althusser was one of the most disputed scholars in the Marxist tradition. Condemned as a revisionist by some, celebrated as a brilliant, innovative Marxist philosopher by others, his theoretical contributions still spur interest and controversy today, almost thirty years after his death.
Juan Dal MasoOctober 16, 2018
Marxism: A Method, Theory and Practice
A central question for those awakening to political life today is this: What is Marxism, and what does it mean for our political analysis and practice? To begin to answer this question, we must see Marxism not only as a theory but as a method of analysis and a political practice.
Tatiana CozzarelliJune 29, 2018