UNITED STATES

Atlanta Killer Cop Gets His Job Back

The Atlanta cop who killed Rayshard Brooks was reinstated to his job because of a legal discrepancy, despite facing murder charges. It’s further proof that the “justice” system prioritizes cops over Black lives.

INTERNATIONAL

Italian Dockers Stop Arms Shipment to Israel in Solidarity with Palestine

After discovering that a shipment of arms destined for Israel was arriving in Italy’s ports, workers organized in one of Italy’s main unions, L’Unione Sindacale di Base, and other workers’ organizations refused to load the ship in support of the Palestinians fighting for their lives against Israeli occupation.

Is This the End for the German SPD?

The laughably garish party congress of the once mighty Social Democratic Party is a perfect metaphor for its continued decline.

CORONAVIRUS

BLACK STRUGGLE

Atlanta Killer Cop Gets His Job Back

The Atlanta cop who killed Rayshard Brooks was reinstated to his job because of a legal discrepancy, despite facing murder charges. It’s further proof that the “justice” system prioritizes cops over Black lives.

Mumia Abu-Jamal Shackled to Hospital Bed after Heart Surgery

Mumia Abu-Jamal, a political prisoner and former Black Panther member who has been imprisoned for almost four decades, underwent successful heart surgery after being diagnosed with Covid-19 and congestive heart failure last month. Political prisoners like Mumia highlight the rotten nature of the racist, capitalist state and should be released immediately.

FROM THE MAGAZINE

Italian Dockers Stop Arms Shipment to Israel in Solidarity with Palestine

After discovering that a shipment of arms destined for Israel was arriving in Italy’s ports, workers organized in one of Italy’s main unions, L’Unione Sindacale di Base, and other workers’ organizations refused to load the ship in support of the Palestinians fighting for their lives against Israeli occupation.

The National Guard Is No Friend of Workers and the Oppressed: A Lesson from Ludlow

On this day in 1914, the National Guard slaughtered striking miners and their wives and children in Ludlow, Colorado. The National Guard has never been a friend of the working class, even if its members come from that class. No wonder unionists expelled the National Guard recently from the St. Paul Labor Center, which it was using to launch its forays into Brooklyn Center, Minnesota after the police killing of Daunte Wright.

15 Years of Bread and Roses

Prologue to the English edition of Bread and Roses: Gender and Class Under Capitalism by Andrea D’Atri, published now by Pluto Press.

ECONOMY

ENVIRONMENT

Overhead image of a wildfire burning in Russia’s Krasnoyarsk region

2020: One of the Hottest Years Ever

2020 tied 2016 as one of the hottest years ever, with average temperature 1.25°C above the pre-industrial average. To avoid catastrophe, the environmental struggle must be anti-capitalist.

TROTSKYIST FRACTION

May 1: For an International of Socialist Revolution

On May 1, the Trotskyist Fraction — Fourth International held an online rally to present a new manifesto. Comrades from 14 countries in Europe and the Americas took part. You can watch the video here.

François Matheron (1955–2021) 

On April 3rd, the French Marxist philosopher François Matheron passed away from complications related to Covid-19. Here we publish an obituary by regular Left Voice contributor, Warren Montag, celebrating Matheron’s life and his contributions to Marxist thought.

FROM THE SOCIALIST HEALTHCARE COLLECTIVE

FROM MULTIMEDIA

A gloved-hand picks up a Covid-19 vaccine vial from a row of vials

Vaccine Imperialism: Wealthy Countries Are Hoarding Doses

Out of the 39 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine administered so far, only 25 have gone to the poorest countries in the world, according to the World Health Organization. Wealthy countries and pharmaceutical companies are putting profits before people.

FROM MULTIMEDIA

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