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I Was Right Not to Vote for Biden

A Left Voice editor reflects on her own decision not to vote for Joe Biden, particularly in light of the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict and the COP26 climate conference.

Olivia Wood

December 3, 2021

Fed Up with AOC? Meet Myriam Bregman

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is known around the world as a socialist in the U.S. Congress. Yet she has disappointed supporters on the Left by voting to fund ICE and the Israeli war machine. Are all elected officials going to betray us? We compare AOC's record to that of Myriam Bregman, the socialist congressmember from Argentina.

Nathaniel Flakin

October 27, 2021

Global Climate Strike S24: Capitalism Is Destroying the Planet — Let’s Destroy Capitalism!

A statement by the youth, students, and workers of the anti-capitalist, socialist, and revolutionary groups associated with the Trotskyist Fraction - Fourth International (FT-CI) on climate change and the fight for our futures.

Protests in Cuba: Between Imperialist Cynicism and the One-Party Regime

The current situation in Cuba, marked by demonstrations as a result of a deep economic and social crisis on the island, has opened important debates on the Left. Ultimately, a workers’ democracy — not a one-party state — is necessary to achieve socialism.

Farid Reyes

July 16, 2021

Book Review: The Tragedy of American Science, by Clifford D. Conner

Can science solve the world’s problems? Not as long as researchers are dependent on capitalist investment and access to new technology is limited to those who can pay for it. In his new book, Clifford D. Conner explains why.

Olivia Wood

April 25, 2021

Five Resolutions for the Socialist Movement in 2021

2020 was a year of upheaval, crisis, and struggle. 2021 will require the socialist movement to be strategic about how to go forward. Below, Left Voice offers five New Year's resolutions for the socialist movement in the U.S. 

Ezra Brain

December 31, 2020

Cultivating Organic Leadership: A Critique of Anarchism Within BLM

During the George Floyd rebellion, anarchist politics inspired a brand of "leaderless" organizing which was counterposed to the Democrat/NGO model of the "peaceful protest." While a horizontalist politics of revolt is a welcome departure from liberal moralizing against those who defend themselves against the capitalist state, it has proved insufficient to the historic challenges we face. Instead, socialists and anti-racists need to build democratic organizations that can formulate strategic perspectives and mobilize masses of people according to a common program.

Zach Frailey Escobar

December 29, 2020

The Tasks Ahead: Socialist Perspectives on 2021

Just after the 2020 general election, Left Voice, Tempest Magazine, and Philly Socialists worked together to collect short pieces from socialist organizations across the U.S. about the tasks facing socialists in the year ahead.  

Left Voice

December 17, 2020

A New World Imagined: Working Class Organization after the Elections 

The following talk was given at the Left Voice online event: "Fighting the Next Oppressor: Socialist Strategy Post Elections" on November 14. If you are interested in collaborating with Left Voice, sign up here.

Jimena Vergara

November 17, 2020