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Algorithms of Exploitation: Class Struggle in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence, the pride of the modern tech industry, is built on the misery of the people that make it possible in the first place.

Ryan Stanton

November 11, 2021

Workers at Amazon and Google Condemn “Project Nimbus” Contract with Israeli Military

This public action by tech workers follows an increasing number of coordinated actions in the sector to pressure Big Tech companies to cancel government contracts for surveillance technology.

Left Voice

October 13, 2021

As Facebook Comes Under Greater Pressure, It Is Becoming More Dangerous

Leaked internal documents show that Facebook has repeatedly prioritized profits over safety. The company will only double down on these methods as its products decline in popularity.

Juan Andrés Gallardo

October 8, 2021

New York Times Tech Guild Walks Out, Into an Historic Fight

The workers of the New York Times Tech Guild are fighting their bosses’ attempts to divide their bargaining unit. The future of organizing in the tech industry is dependent on what happens here in the next few months.

Rose Lemlich

August 30, 2021

Tech Workers in the U.S. Speak Out at Their Workplaces in Solidarity with Palestine

For the first time, workers at three big tech companies based in the U.S. released open letters to management in solidarity with Palestinian struggle. Workers are also speaking out against the relationship between the tech industry and the Israeli government.

Rose Lemlich

May 28, 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

Financial Fictions: SPACs, NFTs, and Cryptocurrencies

In recent years, there has been a spate of new fictions in the casino world of financial speculation. Marxist economist Michael Roberts discusses these technological developments and how when the financial markets go belly up, the digital damage will be exposed.

Michael Roberts

April 14, 2021

Building a Union at Alphabet: Interview with a Google Software Engineer

Workers at Google’s parent company, Alphabet, publicly launched a “minority union” last month. Left Voice interviewed a software engineer at Google to learn more about the union, its implications, and advice for tech workers.

Left Voice

February 9, 2021

A Tech Worker Explains Why the Industry Won’t Save Us, but Workers Can

Several major tech companies moved late last week to remove Donald Trump and some of his followers from their platforms. But we cannot trust capitalists to fight the Right --- only workers can be depended on to protect the interests of the working class.

Rose Lemlich

January 12, 2021