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Fire in the Bronx: Capitalist Mass Murder

A fire in New York City on Sunday killed at least 17 people. Eric Adams called it a "tragedy." We call it premeditated murder by real estate speculators.

Nathaniel Flakin

January 10, 2022

The Great Resignation Continues: 4.5 Million U.S. Workers Walked Off the Job in November

Low pay, lack of childcare, and dangerous working conditions are causing millions of people to quit their jobs. While this mass resignation may give labor some leverage to fight for higher wages and better benefits, it’s also a sign of the difficult choices working people continue to face as the pandemic rages on.

James Dennis Hoff

January 7, 2022

One Year After January 6: The State of the Right and the Re-Legitimization of the State

Today politicians will commemorate the anniversary of the Storming of the Capitol as the day that democracy was saved from an attack of wild Trump supporters. But the advance of the far Right won’t be stopped by the Democrats or by putting our faith in the undemocratic institutions of the United States.

Ezra Brain

January 6, 2022

As Inflation Rises, Workers Have Options for Struggle

As inflation courses through the U.S. economy, the ruling class is responding with higher interest rates and other steps aimed at keeping wages lower for the workers who bear the brunt of price hikes. What demands should workers raise to fight the latest capitalist attacks on our standard of living?

Scott Cooper

January 5, 2022

From the Tea Party to Kyle Rittenhouse: The Far Right’s Advances within the Republican Party

Since Kyle Rittenhouse’s acquittal, he's been offered three different internships with Republican members of Congress and been invited to meet with Donald Trump. This is the latest sign that the Republican Party is embracing the far Right --- a trend that was first seen in the Tea Party.

Ezra Brain

December 3, 2021

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

Is The Honeymoon Over? Stability and Crisis in the Biden Era

On November 7, Left Voice held a plenary to discuss the national political situation in the United States. The following is a slightly edited transcript of the opening remarks that laid the groundwork for the discussion.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

December 1, 2021

Free Julius Jones

Despite a botched and biased trial and a complete lack of evidence showing that he is guilty, the state of Oklahoma is moving forward with the execution of Julius Jones.

Carmin Maffea

November 18, 2021

IATSE Member Halyna Hutchins’s Death Is Not Just a Tragic Accident. It’s a Labor Issue

Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was shot yesterday by a prop gun fired by actor Alec Baldwin. Earlier that day, the film’s camera crew resigned over concerns about gun safety, among others.

Ezra Brain

October 22, 2021