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1.  Oregon Starbucks Workers Go on Strike against Union Busting  

2022-05-17


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Starbucks workers in Eugene, Oregon have gone on strike against union busting and the unlawful firing of three union organizers. The post Oregon Starbucks Workers Go on Strike against Union Busting appeared first on Left Voice.

3.  On the Anniversary of the Nakba, Berlin Police Ban All Pro-Palestinian Demonstrations  

2022-05-16


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This is an unprecedented attack on the freedom of assembly, and it is being carried out by a "left-wing" government. Several hundred people defied the ban — and 59 were detained by police. The post On the Anniversary of the Nakba, Berlin Police Ban All Pro-Palestinian Demonstrations appeared first o...

4.  Over 20,000 March in New York City for Abortion Rights  

2022-05-15


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Thousands of people marched in New York City and around the country for abortion rights. The post Over 20,000 March in New York City for Abortion Rights appeared first on Left Voice.

5.  Buffalo Mass Shooting: Mourn for the Murdered and Fight for the Living  

2022-05-15


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The racist murders and the police’s kid glove treatment of the mass shooter must be met with fury and organization. Mourn for the murdered and fight like hell for the living. The post Buffalo Mass Shooting: Mourn for the Murdered and Fight for the Living appeared first on Left Voice.

7.  Brooklyn College Students and Staff Walk Out and Rally for Abortion Rights  

2022-05-14


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Brooklyn College students, faculty, and staff walked out and rallied for abortion rights on Friday. The fight ahead will require a mass movement in the streets, organized in our workplaces and places of study. The post Brooklyn College Students and Staff Walk Out and Rally for Abortion Rights appeare...

8.  Resident Physicians Are Unionizing — They Need Fighting Unions  

2022-05-14


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Amid growing pro-union sentiment in the country, resident physicians are unionizing. They need fighting unions that challenge the for-profit healthcare system. The post Resident Physicians Are Unionizing — They Need Fighting Unions appeared first on Left Voice.

9.  The ‘Insorgiamo!’ Movement in Italy: Take Back a Factory, Organize a City, Fight for Everything  

2022-05-14


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On Sunday, May 15, a national public assembly organized by the “Insorgiamo!” — “We are Rising up!” — movement will be held in Florence, Italy. The movement began with the struggle against a factory closure and the workers’ efforts to reopen it, and from there has taken up other social demands. The pos...

10.  Workers and Labor Groups Stand Up for Abortion Rights  

2022-05-14


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Workers turned out for abortion rights across the country on a national day of action. We need a large, organized labor movement in support of the fight for reproductive justice. The post Workers and Labor Groups Stand Up for Abortion Rights appeared first on Left Voice.

11.  Democrats Campaign for Anti-Choice Congressman while Abortion Rights Are at Risk  

2022-05-13


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As the Supreme Court prepares to overturn Roe v. Wade, leading Democrats are campaigning for anti-choice congressman Henry Cuellar. Yet again, Democrats are showing us who they are — let’s believe them and build a movement of our own. The post Democrats Campaign for Anti-Choice Congressman while Abortio...

12.  What’s Next for the Abortion Rights Movement in Michigan?  

2022-05-13


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Participants in the struggle for abortion rights write about the political conditions and challenges that face the movement in Michigan, and what the movement needs to tackle in order to move forward. The post What’s Next for the Abortion Rights Movement in Michigan? appeared first on Left Voice.

13.  Florida Teacher Fired for Speaking about Sexuality  

2022-05-13


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<p>A teacher in Florida was fired under the state’s “Don’t Say Gay” law. We must build a fighting labor movement to defend her, as well as all other teachers and students targeted by the onslaught of anti-LGTBQ+ bills.</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.leftvoice.org/florida-teacher-fired-for-speaking-about-sexuality/" rel="nofollow">Florida Teacher Fired for Speaking about Sexuality</a> appeared first on <a href="https://www.leftvoice.org" rel="nofollow">Left Voice</a>.</p>

14.  Journalists Must Show Solidarity with Shireen Abu Akleh and Those Covering the Struggle in Palestine  

2022-05-12


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Israeli occupation forces' murder of Shireen Abu Akleh should inspire solidarity from journalists around the world. This means fighting the bourgeois press and their imperialist line. The post Journalists Must Show Solidarity with Shireen Abu Akleh and Those Covering the Struggle in Palestine appeare...

15.  Healthcare Unions Must Take Up the Fight for Abortion Rights  

2022-05-12


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Healthcare unions must take up the fight to make sure everyone has a right to free, safe, legal abortion on demand. Abortion is healthcare and healthcare is a human right. The post Healthcare Unions Must Take Up the Fight for Abortion Rights appeared first on Left Voice.

16.  Not the Courts, Not the State: All Out for Abortion Rights on May 14  

2022-05-11


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Join Left Voice in the streets at the Socialist Feminist contingent in New York City as part of a national day of action in defense of abortion rights on Saturday, May 14 at 12pm EST. The post Not the Courts, Not the State: All Out for Abortion Rights on May 14 appeared first on Left Voice.

17.  Nonprofit Professional Employees Union Condemns Attack on Abortion Rights  

2022-05-10


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The Nonprofit Professional Employees Union's statement in defense of abortion rights. The post Nonprofit Professional Employees Union Condemns Attack on Abortion Rights appeared first on Left Voice.

18.  “It’s an Attack against All Workers”: Fired Amazon Organizer Speaks Out  

2022-05-09


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An Amazon worker and union organizer speaks out against his wrongful termination and the need for working people everywhere to organize. The post “It’s an Attack against All Workers”: Fired Amazon Organizer Speaks Out appeared first on Left Voice.

19.  Japanese Residents Demand a Ban on U.S. Military Noise Pollution  

2022-05-09


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A group of plaintiffs in the Japanese city of Iwakuni is ready to launch a lawsuit to ban flights from a local U.S. military base. The post Japanese Residents Demand a Ban on U.S. Military Noise Pollution appeared first on Left Voice.

20.  Temple Faculty Union: Mobilize Labor to Defend Abortion Rights  

2022-05-09


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Faculty and academic professionals at Temple University in Philadelphia have issued a statement calling on the AFT and the AFL-CIO to mobilize the labor movement to defend abortion rights. All unions must heed this call. The post Temple Faculty Union: Mobilize Labor to Defend Abortion Rights appeare...

21.  Democrats Vow to Vote, but Unlikely to Pass Abortion Legislation  

2022-05-09


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Democrats are planning to force a vote on abortion this Wednesday and it will not pass. Their stubbornness of insisting on the same failed strategy is a clear reflection of what they stand for The post Democrats Vow to Vote, but Unlikely to Pass Abortion Legislation appeared first on Left Voice.

22.  CUNY for Abortion Rights  

2022-05-07


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CUNY needs to stand up for abortion rights. Join us! The post CUNY for Abortion Rights appeared first on Left Voice.

23.  For the Right to Choose Motherhood  

2022-05-08


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A new mother writes about her experience with pregnancy and why we must, in the wake of the recent Supreme Court leak, build a movement that fights for the right to choose parenthood. The post For the Right to Choose Motherhood appeared first on Left Voice.

24.  ‘I’m Not Waiting Until After The November Midterms For My Rights’ Speech By A Feminist Activist In Detroit  

2022-05-07


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As protests against the leak of the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe V. Wade take place around the country, Detroit-based activist Rebecca Paris made the following speech at a rally. We re-print her speech here. The post ‘I’m Not Waiting Until After The November Midterms For My Rights’ Speec...

25.  55,000 Los Angeles SEIU Workers Vote to Authorize Strike  

2022-05-06


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Over 55,000 Los Angeles County workers, the membership of SEIU Local 721, have voted to strike. But this is just the beginning. Workers must make ambitious demands and continue to withhold their labor to keep the people of LA County safe. The labor movement must support and defend a strike. The pos...

26.  Buffalo Starbucks Workers Strike against Unfair Labor Practices  

2022-05-06


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Starbucks workers in Buffalo, New York went on strike to call out the company’s union busting tactics. Let’s make this happen at every Starbucks in the country. The post Buffalo Starbucks Workers Strike against Unfair Labor Practices appeared first on Left Voice.

27.  Pan y Rosas Stands in Solidarity with Movement for Abortion Rights  

2022-05-06


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International group Pan y Rosas (Bread and Roses) stands in solidarity with the movement for abortion rights. The post Pan y Rosas Stands in Solidarity with Movement for Abortion Rights appeared first on Left Voice.

28.  Unions Must Fight for Disabled Workers  

2022-05-05


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Disabled workers face much discrimination in the workforce. Unions must fight ableism at every turn in order to protect all workers. The post Unions Must Fight for Disabled Workers appeared first on Left Voice.

29.  March for Abortion Rights: In New York, We Sang Our Rage Together  

2022-05-05


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On May 3 in New York, hundreds of people moved from rage to action and took the streets for abortion rights, marching from Foley Square to Washington Square Park. The post March for Abortion Rights: In New York, We Sang Our Rage Together appeared first on Left Voice.

30.  ‘We’ve Been Driven to the Point of Desperation’: A Trans Starbucks Worker on the Unionization Wave  

2022-05-04


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Left Voice speaks to a trans Starbucks worker about what having a union would mean to her. The post ‘We’ve Been Driven to the Point of Desperation’: A Trans Starbucks Worker on the Unionization Wave appeared first on Left Voice.

31.  Police and Department of Homeland Security Brutalize Abortion Rights Protesters in Los Angeles  

2022-05-04


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Over a thousand people took to the streets in Los Angeles to protest the attacks on abortion rights. The police, armed to the teeth, severely repressed them. The post Police and Department of Homeland Security Brutalize Abortion Rights Protesters in Los Angeles appeared first on Left Voice.

32.  The Protests at the Supreme Court Last Night Were Just the Beginning  

2022-05-03


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As the news spread that the Supreme Court is poised to overturn Roe v. Wade, hundreds mobilized to capitol hill late in the evening and early morning. This is how we defend abortion rights: by organizing in the streets to demand free, safe abortion, on demand. Join Left Voice today at 5pm at Foley Square...

33.  We Won’t Go Back: All Out for Abortion Rights Everywhere Today  

2022-05-03


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All across the country today people will be rallying to defend abortion rights. We must turn this anger into power by joining ranks with our unions and community organizations to shut down our cities and demand “Free, Safe Abortion on Demand For All Everywhere!” In New York, Left Voice will be joinin...

34.  The Battle to Unionize Amazon Is Far from Over — All Out Against Union Busting  

2022-05-02


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The votes are in: workers at LDJ5, an Amazon warehouse in Staten Island, have voted against unionizing amid threats and intimidation. We shouldn't normalize or accept these kinds of anti-union tactics. We need to organize a national fight against union busting. The post The Battle to Unionize Amazo...

35.  The Supreme Court Is Poised to Overturn Roe v. Wade — Now Is the Time to Mobilize  

2022-05-03


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In a leaked draft of its upcoming decision, the Supreme Court appears to be prepared to overturn Roe v. Wade. It is absolutely essential that we mobilize now — in the streets, in workplaces, and in our unions — to protect the right to abortion. The post The Supreme Court Is Poised to Overturn Roe v...

36.  CUNY Students and Workers Protest Administration Visit to Israel  

2022-05-01


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This week, CUNY’s Chancellor Félix Matos Rodríguez and several college Presidents are visiting Israel to “build bridges” with Israeli universities. We must mobilize for the liberation of Palestine, and against these efforts at whitewashing Israeli oppression. The post CUNY Students and Workers Protes...

37.  May Day 2022: Unionize Every Workplace  

2022-05-01


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This May Day marks a sea change in the labor movement. It's time to build a fighting labor movement. The post May Day 2022: Unionize Every Workplace appeared first on Left Voice.

38.  Fired Starbucks Workers Bring their Fight Directly to the CEO  

2022-04-30


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Despite being illegally terminated, Starbucks workers from Memphis, Tennessee and other cities across the country are fighting to unionize and win back their jobs. The post Fired Starbucks Workers Bring their Fight Directly to the CEO appeared first on Left Voice.

39.  Social Justice Unionism: How ‘Generation U’ Is Building Class Solidarity  

2022-04-29


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Workers are increasingly seeing the connections between their own oppressed identities and their role as exploited members of the working class. Social justice will be won only through this unified force. The post Social Justice Unionism: How ‘Generation U’ Is Building Class Solidarity appeared firs...

40.  Millions in Sri Lanka Hold General Strike amid Historic Economic Crisis  

2022-04-29


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Millions of workers in Sri Lanka held a general strike on Thursday that crippled the island nation. They should extend it indefinitely, ensuring that the working class doesn’t pay a cent for the country’s economic crisis. The post Millions in Sri Lanka Hold General Strike amid Historic Economic Crisi...

41.  Astor Place Starbucks in New York City Votes to Unionize  

2022-04-29


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A Starbucks on Astor Place in New York City has formally joined Starbucks Workers United, the 41st U.S. store to do so. In a 11-2 vote, this blowout victory was the second in the city, with more locations filing every day for union elections. The post Astor Place Starbucks in New York City Votes t...

42.  ‘This Is How Change and Revolutions Begin’: Amazon Call Center Workers in Costa Rica Send Their Support to ALU  

2022-04-29


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As a second Amazon warehouse in New York prepares to vote on whether to form a union, Amazon call center workers in Costa Rica send messages of support and express how important an example the ALU is to all workers across the world. The post ‘This Is How Change and Revolutions Begin’: Amazon Call Cente...

43.  The Radical Legacy of Caroline Pratt: Socialist, Feminist, Trade Unionist, Educator  

2022-04-28


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Workers at City and Country School in New York City have won their vote to unionize. This effort could help them return to the school's radical, progressive roots. The post The Radical Legacy of Caroline Pratt: Socialist, Feminist, Trade Unionist, Educator appeared first on Left Voice.

44.  55,000 SEIU Members May Strike in Los Angeles. This Is Why I Am Voting Yes.  

2022-04-28


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SEIU Local 721 represents 95,000 members, roughly 55,000 of which — including social service workers, nurses, mental health care workers, clerks, librarians, custodians and more — work for the LA County. After a protest of thousands — the largest in the local’s history — the members are voting throug...

45.  Capitalist Copaganda and the NYC Subway Shooting  

2022-04-28


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Eric Adams, and the New York political establishment is trying to use the subway shooting to increase support for the police. Don’t buy into the copaganda. The post Capitalist Copaganda and the NYC Subway Shooting appeared first on Left Voice.

46.  Join Left Voice in NYC For May Day Activities  

2022-04-28


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This May 1st, join Left Voice in NYC in support of Amazon Labor Union and Starbucks Workers United for International Workers' Day. The post Join Left Voice in NYC For May Day Activities appeared first on Left Voice.

47.  Queer Amazon Union Organizers Stand Up against Rainbow Capitalism  

2022-04-27


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Maddie, an LDJ5 warehouse worker explained that many organizers had nicknamed the LDJ5 warehouse the LDGay5, given how many of the organizers are queer. The fight against oppression is intrinsically tied to the fight for a union for these workers. The post Queer Amazon Union Organizers Stand Up agains...

48.  While Storming Al-Aqsa, Israel Upholds Law Banning Palestinian Citizenship by Marriage  

2022-04-26


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This year, hundreds of Palestinians have been injured in Jerusalem and dozens killed. This is not about “tensions.” This is about Zionist apartheid enforced by brutality against Palestinians. The post While Storming Al-Aqsa, Israel Upholds Law Banning Palestinian Citizenship by Marriage appeared firs...

49.  Macron, the ‘President of the Rich,’ Reelected in France Amid Record Abstention  

2022-04-25


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Emmanuel Macron has won a second term as president of France in an election marked by record abstention. As he prepares to continue his war against French social gains, the Far Right is consolidating its base in opposition to the failures of Macronism. Building a bloc of resistance is now more urgen...

50.  ‘We Need a Union’: An Amazon Worker Speaks Out About the Union Vote This Week  

2022-04-25


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On Monday, workers at LDJ5 facility began voting to unionize their warehouse. It is directly across the street from JFK8, the facility that made history becoming the first unionized Amazon in the United States. Below is a speech by Mark Saber, an Amazon worker involved in unionizing JDJ5. The post ‘W...

51.  Sanctions on Russia: The Collateral Damage and Strategic Risks of the West’s ‘Economic Weapon’  

2022-04-25


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In response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the United States and European Union have imposed unprecedented sanctions on the Putin regime. These measures are severely damaging the Russian economy. They are also disrupting international markets in energy and other commodities. Such large-scale use o...

52.  Round Two for the ALU: the Fight to Organize Amazon Continues  

2022-04-24


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On Monday, 1,600 warehouse workers in Staten Island will vote on whether or not to form the second-ever Amazon union in the United States. In response, the company is using every dirty trick in the book to intimidate workers and undermine the vote. The post Round Two for the ALU: the Fight to Organiz...

53.  ‘Add Personal Story Here’: Starbucks Anti-Union One-on-Ones Fall Flat  

2022-04-22


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A Starbucks Workers United member and shift supervisor describes how baristas are refusing to fall for the company's union-busting tactics. The post ‘Add Personal Story Here’: Starbucks Anti-Union One-on-Ones Fall Flat appeared first on Left Voice.

54.  LGBTQ+ Starbucks Workers Fight for Unions — and against All Discrimination  

2022-04-22


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A new precarious generation is pushing for unions and labor rights, putting up a collective fight against all the inequalities that capitalism sustains. LGBTQ+ people have been an integral part of this process. The post LGBTQ+ Starbucks Workers Fight for Unions — and against All Discrimination appeare...

55.  Angry About High Fuel and Food Prices? Blame Imperialism  

2022-04-22


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Biden is attempting to paint Putin as the sole reason for inflation, while Republicans try to blame Biden. In truth, the entire global economic system that all of these politicians represent is why workers keep being strained. The post Angry About High Fuel and Food Prices? Blame Imperialism appeare...

56.  Retaliation Can’t Stop Growing Starbucks Union  

2022-04-23


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Starbucks is responding to the wave of organizing by union-busting and firing union supporters. But the company's retaliation can't stop this wave. The post Retaliation Can’t Stop Growing Starbucks Union appeared first on Left Voice.

57.  The Amazon Labor Union Is a Problem for Democrats — So They’re Trying to Co-Opt It  

2022-04-23


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The Democrats are fighting hard to co-opt the radically independent Amazon Labor Union. But organizing with Democrats is a dead end; the way forward is through workers organizing across sectors, independent from capitalist parties and politicians. The post The Amazon Labor Union Is a Problem for Democrat...

58.  Poll Shows 75 Percent of Americans Support Unionizing Amazon Workers  

2022-04-20


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A new poll shows that a supermajority of respondents, especially young people and people of color, support the unionization struggles of Amazon workers. This growing enthusiasm comes against the backdrop of the recent victory among Staten Island Amazon workers. The post Poll Shows 75 Percent of American...

59.  Lebanon: a Country in Permanent Crisis  

2022-04-20


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In recent years, Lebanon has been a hotbed for popular uprisings. The cause? A country that is shaped by capitalist crises and world imperialism. The post Lebanon: a Country in Permanent Crisis appeared first on Left Voice.

60.  Thousands Take to the Streets in France against the Far Right, Many Reject Both Le Pen and Macron  

2022-04-20


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More than 10,000 people demonstrated in Paris on March 16 against the Far Right. Students blamed the government for the Right’s rise, rejected a lesser-evil vote for Macron against Le Pen in the second round of voting on April 24, and called for preparing a “third social round” to protect the gains o...

61.  Virginia Caucus of Rank-and-File Educators Votes to Unionize Richmond Schools  

2022-04-18


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Teachers in Richmond, Virginia, have voted to unionize. Their victory could pave the way for other teachers’ unions to emerge in the South. The post Virginia Caucus of Rank-and-File Educators Votes to Unionize Richmond Schools appeared first on Left Voice.

62.  Spanish Government Ramps Up Military Spending Despite Widespread Opposition  

2022-04-18


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A recent survey shows the majority of Spaniards reject the increase in military spending. The Spanish State’s warmongering and collaboration with NATO must be opposed. The post Spanish Government Ramps Up Military Spending Despite Widespread Opposition appeared first on Left Voice.

63.  ‘Neither Le Pen nor Macron’: Prepare the Resistance Now  

2022-04-18


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The second round of France’s presidential elections on April 24 features a rematch of the 2017 candidates after an authoritarian five-year Macron offensive against social gains that has helped seed the Far Right. Nevertheless, many on the Left are more or less openly calling for a vote for Macron t...

64.  The War in Ukraine Is Strengthening NATO and U.S. Imperialism  

2022-04-16


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As Germany increases its military budget and Sweden and Finland ponder joining NATO, it’s clear that the war in Ukraine has been a boon for European and U.S. imperialism. The post The War in Ukraine Is Strengthening NATO and U.S. Imperialism appeared first on Left Voice.

65.  Kentucky Enacts Near-Total Abortion Ban  

2022-04-16


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Abortion is now effectively illegal in Kentucky, with the state enacting the country’s harshest restrictions so far. We need a mass movement to fight for safe, legal, and free abortion, on demand. The post Kentucky Enacts Near-Total Abortion Ban appeared first on Left Voice.

66.  ‘They’re Playing Really Dirty’: Amazon Lashes Back in Staten Island Warehouses  

2022-04-16


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The unionization of the Staten Island warehouse shook Amazon. Now, the company is lashing back at other warehouses and ramping up its union-busting efforts. The post ‘They’re Playing Really Dirty’: Amazon Lashes Back in Staten Island Warehouses appeared first on Left Voice.

67.  New York Luxury Building Workers Rally and Authorize Strike  

2022-04-15


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Luxury building workers and doormen from at least 3,000 buildings in New York City rallied on Wednesday and authorized a strike if they do not reach a deal on a new collective bargaining agreement. The post New York Luxury Building Workers Rally and Authorize Strike appeared first on Left Voice.

68.  Move to Unionize Waitress Tour Could Rewrite How the Theater Industry Operates  

2022-04-15


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Actors’ Equity Association is trying to unionize a workplace for the first time in 20 years. It’s one of the most progressive developments in theater in a long time, and has the potential to rewrite the way the industry operates. The post Move to Unionize Waitress Tour Could Rewrite How the Theater Industr...

69.  Over 220 Palestinians Injured and Several Hundreds Detained in Attack on Al-Aqsa Mosque  

2022-04-15


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Israeli occupation forces stormed and raided the third-holiest site in Islam, with premeditated violence and brutality. We need to continue efforts surrounding international solidarity with the Palestinian people fighting for their liberation. The post Over 220 Palestinians Injured and Several Hundred...

70.  As UK Parliament Considers Allowing Conversion Therapy for Trans People, Thousands March in Protest  

2022-04-12


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Thousands of protesters took to the streets of London on Sunday to protest the Conservative Party government’s proposal to keep conversion therapy legal for trans people. The post As UK Parliament Considers Allowing Conversion Therapy for Trans People, Thousands March in Protest appeared first on Lef...

71.  Stop the War in Ukraine! A Call to Action  

2022-04-12


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The undersigned organizations and individuals agree on these basic principles. We offer this statement as a set of core principles to help galvanize an antiwar movement that is both antiimperialist and internationalist in outlook. The post Stop the War in Ukraine! A Call to Action appeared first on Lef...

72.  ‘We Can Defeat the Beast’: Amazon Labor Union Holds Press Conference  

2022-04-12


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Over 20 Amazon workers and a crowd of journalists and leftists met on Friday afternoon in Staten Island, New York for a press conference led by the Amazon Labor Union. Workers know that united, they can defeat Amazon. The post ‘We Can Defeat the Beast’: Amazon Labor Union Holds Press Conference appeare...

73.  The Odyssey of Trans Women Trying to Flee Ukraine  

2022-04-13


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Since the beginning of the war, the Ukrainian authorities have barred trans women from leaving the country. Laws in Ukraine are restrictive when it comes to accessing documents with the correct gender identity, and the war has further exacerbated the discrimination suffered by LGBTQ+ people. The pos...

74.  Justice for Patrick Lyoya: Black Man Murdered by Cop during Traffic Stop  

2022-04-13


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A police officer shot 26-year-old Patrick Lyoya in Grand Rapids, Michigan last week. Videos released on Wednesday give us a glimpse into the latest atrocious muder of a Black man at the hands of the police. No justice, no peace. The post Justice for Patrick Lyoya: Black Man Murdered by Cop during Traffi...

75.  Lizelle Herrera: Latest Victim in War on Abortion Rights  

2022-04-11


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A woman in Starr County, Texas was arrested and jailed on a $500,000 bond on Thursday in the latest in a series of attacks on abortion rights. The post Lizelle Herrera: Latest Victim in War on Abortion Rights appeared first on Left Voice.

76.  Grassroots Unionism: Lessons from the Victory at Amazon  

2022-04-10


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Amazon workers in Staten Island defeated one of the wealthiest and most anti-union corporations in the world. Their victory is a repudiation of the failed strategy of the labor bureaucracy and shows the power of real rank and file organizing. The post Grassroots Unionism: Lessons from the Victory a...

77.  Housing Activists Publish Statement Against Sweeps and Call Rally for Friday  

2022-04-07


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Brooklyn Eviction Defense and Rent Refusers Network have put out a statement against the recent evictions of an unhoused encampment at Tompkins Square Park. They have called a Rally this Friday, April 8th to demand an immediate end to the sweeps and real housing for every unhoused person in NYC. Th...

78.  Amazon Workers in France Wage Unprecedented Strike For Wage Increases  

2022-04-07


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Fighting for wage increases that at least keep pace with inflation, workers at Amazon in France are expanding their strike across the country. The post Amazon Workers in France Wage Unprecedented Strike For Wage Increases appeared first on Left Voice.

79.  The Unbelievable Struggles of Queer Organizers Trying to Unionize an Ohio Starbucks  

2022-04-07


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From rampant misgendering and denial of promised trans healthcare to hostile store management and callused corporate rebuffs, queer union organizers at one Cleveland Starbucks have their work cut out for them. The post The Unbelievable Struggles of Queer Organizers Trying to Unionize an Ohio Starbuck...

80.  Why Was a Ukrainian Filmmaker Censured for ‘Denying the Russians’ Collective Responsibility?’  

2022-04-08


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<p>The Ukrainian Film Academy has expelled a director for saying he does not consider all Russian people enemies. Right-wing nationalism is not the solution to the invasion.</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.leftvoice.org/why-was-a-ukrainian-filmmaker-censured-for-denying-the-russians-collective-responsibility/" rel="nofollow">Why Was a Ukrainian Filmmaker Censured for ‘Denying the Russians’ Collective Responsibility?’</a> appeared first on <a href="https://www.leftvoice.org" rel="nofollow">Left Voice</a>.</p>

81.  ‘Our Very Existence Here Is Our Resistance’: Why Some Palestinians Smile When They Are Arrested by Israeli Soldiers  

2022-04-08


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During this year’s Ramadan, there has been a wave of arrests at the Damascus Gate by the Israeli army of young Palestinians, many of whom are curiously smiling proudly after being beaten up by Israeli soldiers. The post ‘Our Very Existence Here Is Our Resistance’: Why Some Palestinians Smile When The...

82.  No to NATO, Putin, and Imperialist Rearmament: A Message from the Spanish State  

2022-04-08


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Speaking at an anti-war protest last Sunday in Madrid, Lucía Nistal of the CRT, Left Voice’s sister organization in the Spanish State, denounced the Russian invasion of Ukraine, NATO interference, and the imperialist rearmament campaign. She called for internationalist solidarity and a “War on war!” Th...

83.  Democrat-Led Cities Are Cracking Down on the Unhoused  

2022-04-09


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Democratic mayors across the country are increasingly attacking the unhoused. Activists are fighting back, and the labor movement can be a key ally. The post Democrat-Led Cities Are Cracking Down on the Unhoused appeared first on Left Voice.

84.  The Meaning of Orbán’s Reelection in Hungary  

2022-04-09


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While Viktor Orbán’s Hungary will continue to represent a fulcrum for the most reactionary forces in Europe, the situation holds contradictions for the Hungarian regime — and for the entire European Union. The post The Meaning of Orbán’s Reelection in Hungary appeared first on Left Voice.

86.  Rank and File Educators at Temple University Issue Statement against Cops  

2022-04-06


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Temple University recently allocated millions of dollars to the police in the name of campus security while departments go underfunded. Here, we reproduce a statement by rank-and-file educators against Temple's police budget. The post Rank and File Educators at Temple University Issue Statement agains...

87.  Belarus Rail Workers Sabotage Russia’s Attack on Ukraine: Building an Independent Position on the War  

2022-04-06


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Russia’s siege of Kyiv has failed for now. Rail workers in Belarus are risking their lives by sabotaging Russian supply lines. Their example shows a way forward to building a working-class response to the war, one that is independent of both Russia and NATO. The post Belarus Rail Workers Sabotage Russia’...

88.  Forty Years since Thatcher’s War Against Argentina — Lessons for Today  

2022-04-05


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On April 5, 1982, the British government of Margaret Thatcher sent an armada into the South Pacific. The war against Argentina ended with a defeat for the world working class. The results highlight why, for Marxists, anti-imperialism remains central to liberation. The post Forty Years since Thatcher’...

89.  Do Police Belong in Labor? A Panel Discussion  

2022-04-05


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Join a discussion on Friday about the police and labor. Left Voice member Julia Wallace will speak about the need to get cops out of our unions. The post Do Police Belong in Labor? A Panel Discussion appeared first on Left Voice.

90.  Balance Sheet of the Anasse Kazib Presidential Campaign in France: Laying the Groundwork for a Revival of the Far Left  

2022-04-04


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French revolutionary presidential candidate Anasse Kazib was unable to overcome the undemocratic barrier to achieving ballot status — on top of all sorts of other imaginable obstacles. But the campaign succeeded in raising a far-left voice that engaged large layers of workers and youth. The experienc...

91.  There is No ‘Green Transition’  

2022-04-04


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It’s hard to take talk of a “green transition” seriously when both the total volume of emissions, and the rate of increase in concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, continue to hit new highs. The post There is No ‘Green Transition’ appeared first on Left Voice.

92.  Parents and Students Organize Sit-In in Solidarity with Striking Sacramento Teachers  

2022-04-03


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In Sacramento, parents and students are organizing sit-ins to support their teachers, who are on strike for higher pay and increased staffing. The post Parents and Students Organize Sit-In in Solidarity with Striking Sacramento Teachers appeared first on Left Voice.

93.  Socialists Should Not Support Imperialist Weapons Shipments to the Ukrainian Government  

2022-04-02


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As war rages in Ukraine, NATO countries are sending billions of dollars’ worth of weapons to the Zelenskyy government. These weapons shipments are incredibly popular in Western countries — even among a sector of the Left. The post Socialists Should Not Support Imperialist Weapons Shipments to the Ukrainia...

94.  Protests Reach Fever Pitch in Sri Lanka Amid Historic Economic Crisis  

2022-04-02


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In Sri Lanka, the government has imposed a state of emergency to control protests and mass anger over a deepening economic crisis that has led to debilitating shortages of food, fuel, and basic goods. The post Protests Reach Fever Pitch in Sri Lanka Amid Historic Economic Crisis appeared first on Lef...

95.  Greek Railroad Workers Block Delivery of U.S. Tanks to Ukraine  

2022-04-03


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In a clear signal to the workers of Europe, railroad workers in Greece have managed to block a shipment of U.S. tanks to Ukraine for more than two weeks. The post Greek Railroad Workers Block Delivery of U.S. Tanks to Ukraine appeared first on Left Voice.

96.  Militarism, Imperialism, and Self-Determination: Marxist Debates on the War  

2022-03-31


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During World War I, the Marxist movement had a rich debate on the questions of militarism, imperialism, and self-determination. Those discussions help inform some of the current issues around the war in Ukraine. The post Militarism, Imperialism, and Self-Determination: Marxist Debates on the War appeare...

97.  Once Again on the Debates Regarding the War in Ukraine  

2022-03-31


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It has been more than a month since the start of Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. What should an independent political position of internationalist revolutionary socialists consist of? The post Once Again on the Debates Regarding the War in Ukraine appeared first on Left Voice.

98.  On Transgender Day of Visibility, Fight for Trans Youth  

2022-03-31


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Trans kids are under attack across the United States. This Transgender Day of Visibility, let’s vow to fight for them. The post On Transgender Day of Visibility, Fight for Trans Youth appeared first on Left Voice.

99.  Prospects for the War One Month after Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine  

2022-03-31


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The war in Ukraine has opened a panorama of crisis unprecedented in recent decades. It is necessary to confront this reactionary war by opposing both the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the warlike policy of NATO, from an anti-imperialist and internationalist perspective. The post Prospects for the Wa...

100.  Left Voice Magazine for March 2022  

2022-03-31


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We present a collection of contributions on the most important debates on the war in Ukraine and the need for an independent, anti-imperialist, and internationalist perspective to confront the crisis. The post Left Voice Magazine for March 2022 appeared first on Left Voice.

101.  Biden’s Economic Warfare on Afghanistan Is Killing Thousands and Empowering the Taliban  

2022-03-31


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Despite a historic humanitarian crisis, the Biden administration’s economic measures against Afghanistan, as well as the sanctions on Russia and war in Ukraine are making it harder for Afghans to access food and survive. Biden’s policies are also making it harder for Afghans fighting back against th...

102.  From Minneapolis to Sacramento: Teachers Teach Us How to Fight Back  

2022-03-31


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As the education workers’ strike in Minneapolis has come to a close, now teachers in Sacramento are coming up on one week of being on strike. Teachers around the country are continuing to fight for better working conditions, increased wages and benefits, and defending public education. Teachers are showin...