Black Struggle

Africa

The Thought of Walter Rodney: How Europe Underdeveloped Africa

June 07, 2017 | Why are African countries “underdeveloped”? And how did the imperialist plunder of the continent begin? Was slavery a product of racism?

Kofi Shakur

UNITED STATES

Cops Hold Black Children at Gunpoint

April 25, 2017 | For 10 minutes, cops pointed guns at 12-14 years old Black boys who lay on the ground, sobbing and begging for their lives.

BRAZIL

New Subcontracting Law Threatens Black Women

April 10, 2017 | The Brazilian government recently voted to expand subcontracting, a policy that will disproportionately affect Black women.

Victor Mariutti

GUEST POST

What We Can Learn from MLK’s Poor People’s Campaign

February 13, 2017 | Towards the end of his life and career, Dr. Martin Luther King proposed the idea of assembling a ‘multiracial army of the poor’ as part of his Poor People's Campaign. At a time when the political (...)

Lily Cichanowicz

FRANCE

Police Rape Black Man in Paris, Sparking Protests

February 10, 2017 | Four policemen brutally raped a Black youth during an identity check in the northern Parisian suburb of Aulnay-sous-Bois on Thursday, February 2. The 22-year-old victim was hospitalized for (...)

Ivan Matewan

UNITED STATES

Bring BLM Back to the Streets: A Critique of the M4BL Platform

December 30, 2016 | Donald Trump’s victory demands our vigilance and readiness to fight. The urgency for a united front of resistance and mobilizations to defend against rightwing attacks has become clearer than (...)

Juan Cruz Ferre
Julia Wallace

UNITED STATES

1917: Black Troops Rebel Against Jim Crow in Houston

December 17, 2016 | The year was 1917. Black Troops in Houston rebel against police violence and against Jim Crow.

John Leslie

#NotWithThem

My House, My Vote

November 08, 2016 | Oprah Winfrey recently said that people should vote for Clinton even if they don’t like her. After all, “she’s not coming over to your house.” But, Clinton’s policies are in the houses of Black (...)

Kashema Hutchinson

LABOR MOVEMENT

SEIU Caucuses Say “No Cops in Our Unions!”

October 25, 2016 | The African American caucus and the Latino caucus of SEIU Local 721 in Los Angeles voted to support the UAW 2865 Resolution calling on the AFL-CIO to disaffiliate from the international police (...)

HAITI

Selective Grief and Haitian Resistance

October 10, 2016 | Largely ignored by international media, Hurricane Matthew has left 877 people dead in Haiti. These deaths are not only a product of the hurricane—they are a product of racism, capitalism and (...)

Lourival Aguiar Mahin

UNITED STATES- POLICE BRUTALITY

From Charlotte to NYC: We Shut it Down!

September 22, 2016 | Protests erupted in Charlotte, North Carolina for the second night in a row on Wednesday night. In NYC, 100+ people also took the streets with a common message: against police murder and (...)

Tatiana Cozzarelli

UNITED STATES

National Prisoners Strike on Anniversary of Attica Rebellion

August 27, 2016 | National Prisoners Strike on Anniversary of Attica Rebellion Left Voice in support of the National Prisoner’s September 9th Strike on the anniversary of the Attica (...)

UNITED STATES

Myths About Police Repression Exposed

August 26, 2016 | While the media is awash 24/7 with Clinton and Trump, police murders of African Americans and protests against them continues apace – with only cursory media (...)

Barry Sheppard

BRAZIL

Behind the Olympics: Crisis, Corruption and a Coup

August 10, 2016 | Left Voice speaks with Carol Cacau, currently running for Rio de Janeiro City Council as a representative of the socialist Revolutionary Workers’ Movement (MRT). She describes the current (...)

Tatiana Cozzarelli

UNITED STATES

VIDEO: POLICE, A FORCE OF RACISM AND REPRESSION

July 11, 2016

UNITED STATES

VIDEO: Youth Rebel Against Racist Police

July 09, 2016

POLICE BRUTALITY

Protesters Win the Streets in Washington DC

July 09, 2016

POEM

What the Fourth of July Means to a (Wage) Slave

July 04, 2016 | Left Voice editor and contributor reflects on the 'Farce' of July.

Julia Wallace

INTERVIEW

Their Thing was DRUM: Black Power in the Factory

June 20, 2016 | Left Voice speaks with Dan Georgakas, activist, historian and co-author of the classic narrative, ‘Detroit: I Do Mind Dying: A Study in Urban Revolution’, recently released in French. In addition (...)

Dan Georgakas