Tag: Socialism

In Debate: A Socialist’s Case for Howie Hawkins

As part of our ongoing analysis of the U.S. Green Party, guest writer John Palmucci offers a counter to Ezra Brain’s Left Voice article: “A Socialist Case Against Howie Hawkins and the Green Party.” Palmucci argues that most criticisms of the Green Party do not apply to its presidential candidate, Howie Hawkins and that socialists should have no qualms with voting for him.

Denver BLM Activists and PSL Members Arrested, Charged with Multiple Felonies

On September 17, at least six anti-racist activists were arrested in a coordinated act of retribution. While the murderers of Elijah McClain remain free, the cops are threatening protesters, and leftists in particular, with decades of prison time. Left Voice stands in solidarity with all those arrested, and demands that all charges be dropped.

Capitalism Caused the Suicide Epidemic. We Must Overthrow It

September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day. Many NGOs, politicians, and corporations will release statements on the need to raise awareness around individual mental health. But they only pay lip service to a deeply systemic issue that is rooted in the injustices and exploitation of capitalism.

Remembering Comrade and Leftist Academic David Graeber 

David Graeber, leftist anthropologist, activist, and anarchist, died September 2, 2020, at the age of 59. His death was sudden and a shock to his students and the scores of people influenced by his ideas. In a world where most academics value theorizing over activism and choose to abstain from public protest, Graeber was vocal about his anti-capitalist and anti-imperialist views. 

Right Winger Attacks Socialists in Stamford

The attack in Stamford is a reflection of the broader violence done to Black, Latinx, immigrant, and women workers and youth in the country by police, big business, and vigilantes.

#TROTSKY2020: The Relevance of Leon Trotsky’s Ideas Today

80 years after his murder, the international news network Left Voice—La Izquierda Diario features the voices of militants from the most important struggles taking place in the United States, Europe, and Latin America. Keynote speaker Emilio Albamonte of the Partido de los Trabajadores Socialistas (PTS) in Argentina shares the crucial lessons Leon Trotsky’s life and work hold for socialists today.

The Trotskys Betrayed

Stalin’s bureaucratic dictatorship assassinated Leon Trotsky 80 years ago. What many may not realize, however, is that it also killed all of his children.

Cohering the Rebellions: For a Combat Party of the Working Class

Large sections of the socialist left — in venues like Jacobin — argue for channelling the ongoing rebellions against the capitalist state into electoralism and the Democratic Party. In the context of no-growth, predatory capitalism, this is utopian. We need instead a fighting, independent party of the working class to cohere the rebellions and to win power.

In Debate: A Socialist’s Case for Howie Hawkins

As part of our ongoing analysis of the U.S. Green Party, guest writer John Palmucci offers a counter to Ezra Brain’s Left Voice article: “A Socialist Case Against Howie Hawkins and the Green Party.” Palmucci argues that most criticisms of the Green Party do not apply to its presidential candidate, Howie Hawkins and that socialists should have no qualms with voting for him.

Denver BLM Activists and PSL Members Arrested, Charged with Multiple Felonies

On September 17, at least six anti-racist activists were arrested in a coordinated act of retribution. While the murderers of Elijah McClain remain free, the cops are threatening protesters, and leftists in particular, with decades of prison time. Left Voice stands in solidarity with all those arrested, and demands that all charges be dropped.

Capitalism Caused the Suicide Epidemic. We Must Overthrow It

September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day. Many NGOs, politicians, and corporations will release statements on the need to raise awareness around individual mental health. But they only pay lip service to a deeply systemic issue that is rooted in the injustices and exploitation of capitalism.

Remembering Comrade and Leftist Academic David Graeber 

David Graeber, leftist anthropologist, activist, and anarchist, died September 2, 2020, at the age of 59. His death was sudden and a shock to his students and the scores of people influenced by his ideas. In a world where most academics value theorizing over activism and choose to abstain from public protest, Graeber was vocal about his anti-capitalist and anti-imperialist views. 

Right Winger Attacks Socialists in Stamford

The attack in Stamford is a reflection of the broader violence done to Black, Latinx, immigrant, and women workers and youth in the country by police, big business, and vigilantes.

#TROTSKY2020: The Relevance of Leon Trotsky’s Ideas Today

80 years after his murder, the international news network Left Voice—La Izquierda Diario features the voices of militants from the most important struggles taking place in the United States, Europe, and Latin America. Keynote speaker Emilio Albamonte of the Partido de los Trabajadores Socialistas (PTS) in Argentina shares the crucial lessons Leon Trotsky’s life and work hold for socialists today.

The Trotskys Betrayed

Stalin’s bureaucratic dictatorship assassinated Leon Trotsky 80 years ago. What many may not realize, however, is that it also killed all of his children.

Cohering the Rebellions: For a Combat Party of the Working Class

Large sections of the socialist left — in venues like Jacobin — argue for channelling the ongoing rebellions against the capitalist state into electoralism and the Democratic Party. In the context of no-growth, predatory capitalism, this is utopian. We need instead a fighting, independent party of the working class to cohere the rebellions and to win power.