Julia Wallace

Julia is a contributor for Left Voice and has been a revolutionary socialist for over ten years. She served on the South Central Neighborhood Council in Los Angeles and is a member of SEIU Local 721. Julia organizes against police brutality and in defense of LGBTQ, women, and immigrants' rights. When she's not actively fighting the patriarchy, white supremacy and/or capitalism, she enjoys many things: she loves Thundercat, plays ultimate frisbee and is a founder of the team, "Black Lives (...)

UNITED STATES

Nissan Battle: White Supremacy and Anti-Unionism Go Hand in Hand

August 03, 2017 | Nissan uses race baiting and threats to try to stop workers from unionizing.

Julia Wallace

LOS ANGELES

Revenge of the Corn: Los Angeles Defends Its Elotero Workers!

July 28, 2017 | Hundreds attend rally in Los Angeles in solidarity with elotero Benjamin Ramirez.

Julia Wallace

BLACK LIVES MATTER

(In)Justice System Murders Philando Castile, Rules Itself Not Guilty

June 17, 2017 | Once again, police get away with murder. This time of Philando Castile, shot in front of his girlfriend and daughter. This shows the true nature of the police and of the (in)justice (...)

Julia Wallace

GENDER AND SEXUALITY

Rainbow Rising in Los Angeles

June 13, 2017 | Los Angeles LGBT community rises! The usual pride parade is replaced with a protest. What are the limits and possibilities of this movement?

Julia Wallace

WOMEN'S STRUGGLE

Rise Up With the Women of the World

March 07, 2017 | The women's movement rejects the fake symbolism of a few wealthy women on top—even women of color—as our inspiration or goal. We—poor, working-class, immigrant, black, trans disabled—are the leaders (...)

Julia Wallace

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

Black August in LA: Month of Meaning and Resistance

August 12, 2016 | Organizations across the country are holding events throughout the month to commemorate Black August. For Black revolutionaries and communities, the month of August is emblazoned with the (...)

Julia Wallace
Tre Kwon

UNITED STATES - POLICE BRUTALITY

How We Fight Against Police Terror

July 28, 2016 | They will kill you—armed or unarmed. They will kill you with your pants pulled up or sagged. They will kill you whether you have a job or you’re unemployed. They will kill you if you have the (...)

Julia Wallace

UNITED STATES

NO COPS IN OUR UNIONS - Julia Wallace SPEAKS!

July 11, 2016

Julia Wallace

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

UNITED STATES/POLICE BRUTALITY

A Year After the Baltimore Uprising

May 19, 2016 | During the last five years, a barrage of police killings and racist hate crimes—many caught on tape—spurred protests that claimed the slogan Black Lives Matter and crescendoed over the course of (...)

Juan Cruz Ferre
Julia Wallace
Tre Kwon

UNITED STATES

Chicago Kicks Out Trump

March 14, 2016 | Last Friday, the Windy City was having none of Donald Trump’s hot air. Thousands of youth, workers and women took to the streets of Chicago to protest the billionaire presidential (...)

Julia Wallace

UNITED STATES:

Defending MLK’s True Legacy

January 24, 2016 | On Monday, Black youth, women, and queer people took to the streets to defend Dr. King’s legacy and fight against police brutality and killings. Unions such as the Chicago Teacher’s Union, marked (...)

Julia Wallace

POEM

’Twas the Night Before Christmas...After a Socialist Revolution

December 25, 2015

Julia Wallace

UNITED STATES

Anti-Fracking Socialist Runs for City Council

November 06, 2015 | During the general elections on Tuesday, votes were cast all over the country, bringing a close to various gubernatorial, state, and local races. The former coal mining town of Lafayette, (...)

Julia Wallace

United States

Pigs Can’t Fly! LAPD Denied Funding Amid Community Protest

October 07, 2015 | The LAPD was recently denied funding at a neighborhood council meeting in South Los Angeles amid applause from youth, community members, and activists.

Julia Wallace

IDEAS & DEBATES

Thanks, But No Thanks: The Implications of the Black Lives Matter DNC Rejection

September 18, 2015 | Black Lives Matter rejected the Democratic National Convention’s endorsement of the movement. This is a positive step towards political independence, but not the complete break with capitalist (...)

Julia Wallace

UNITED STATES

L.A. Activism Commemorates 45th Anniversary of Chicano Moratorium

September 04, 2015 | On August 29, 2015, marches took place in three different cities in Los Angeles County to mark the 45th Anniversary of the Chicano Moratorium.

Julia Wallace

UNITED STATES

BLM Protesters Dropped the Mic, Now Let’s Drop the Illusions

August 29, 2015 | Black Lives Matter has carried out several disruptions. The BLM’s dialogue with candidates of the Democratic Party raises the question of what kind of movement we (...)

Julia Wallace
Tatiana Cozzarelli
Tre Kwon

UNITED STATES

No Place for Cops in Our Unions

August 07, 2015 | Last week, Local 2865 of the United Auto Workers passed a resolution calling on the AFL-CIO to end its affiliation with the International Union of Police (...)

Julia Wallace
Tre Kwon

UNITED STATES

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

July 04, 2015 | Today we aren’t slaves but we still aren’t free. Oppression still remains daily reality.

Julia Wallace

UNITED STATES

The Charleston Massacre and the Uses of White Supremacy

June 25, 2015 | The cold-blooded murder of nine black women and men in a Charleston church by the white supremacist Dylann Roof was one of the most horrific single acts of racist violence carried out in the U.S. (...)

Robert Belano
Julia Wallace

UNITED STATES

LA union bureaucracy pushes for a worse deal for its union members

June 08, 2015 | For the past several years, the fast food workers’ fight for a $15 minimum wage has expanded.

Julia Wallace