Why the Crisis in Congress Proves the Need for the Working Class to Have its Own Party
The political impasse in the House of Representatives that has left it paralyzed shows how broken the capitalist system and its parties are. Since the working class and oppressed face the brunt of this broken system, we need to create our own organizations to fight for a revolutionary solution.
Tristan TaylorJanuary 5, 2023
Thousands of NYC Nurses Are Preparing to Strike. The Working Class Must Back Them Up.
Thousands of private sector nurses represented by the New York State Nurses Association could walk off the job as early as January 9 in NYC. The entire working class must back them.
Thaddeus GreeneJanuary 1, 2023
Class Independence and the Broad Parties: A Response to Left Voice
As part of ongoing debates on the Left about building independent political parties, we are publishing the following response to Nathaniel Flakin by Andrew Sernatinger of Tempest.
Andrew SernatingerDecember 31, 2022
The Roots of the Rebellion at Foxconn
Jenny Chan is a researcher and professor at the Polytechnic University of Hong Kong. She is co-author of the book Dying for an iPhone. She spoke with La Izquerda Diario about the causes of the rebellion by workers at the Foxconn plant in Zhengzhou, China.
Josefina L. MartínezDecember 7, 2022
Oppression, Class Struggle, and Other Things Jacobin Doesn’t Care About
Jacobin Magazine recently released its first issue of 2022. The issue is full of defenses for the Democratic Party, but it has no articles about either class struggle or the oppressed.
Ezra BrainFebruary 27, 2022
“Strong” January Job Numbers Mask the True Story of Employment in Capitalist America
The United States added more jobs than had been forecast in January. But these numbers mask the quality of jobs and the overall conditions for the working class, and minimize anything that might remind workers of the exploitation that is the foundation of a system that prioritizes profits over human needs.
Otto ForsFebruary 5, 2022
2022: More Wealthy People and Far More Poor People. We Need to Fight Back
After almost two years of pandemic, the inequality gap has increased: 10 percent of the global population now receives 52 percent of global income, according to the World Inequality Report.
Luigi MorrisJanuary 1, 2022
The Christmas Truce of 1914
On Christmas Day 107 years ago, surrounded by the bombs, blood, mud, bullets, and terror of World War I, a tiny spark of light emerged amidst the death.
Óscar FernándezDecember 25, 2021
The Shorter Workweek and a Revolutionary Program for Working Hours
Shortening the workweek has become an issue in the French presidential campaign. Workers there won a 35-hour standard in 2000, but the bosses circumvent the law. Many workers are now demanding a 32-hour workweek. While the French system differs that of the United States, the Marxist argument for reducing working time spelled out here — and how to win that demand — applies to workers everywhere.
Camille MünzerDecember 6, 2021
Healthcare Workers Stand With Palestine
A group of socialist health care workers put forward a statement in solidarity with Palestine and against Israel's brutal attacks, which happens with the support of U.S. imperialism. If you are a healthcare worker, please sign this statement!
Left Voice Healthcare WorkersMay 19, 2021