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 (...)
BLACK LIVES MATTER
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 (...)
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 (...)
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 (...)
UNITED STATES/POLICE BRUTALITY
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 (...)
December 25, 2015
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.
IDEAS & DEBATES
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 (...)
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.
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 (...)
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. (...)
June 08, 2015 | For the past several years, the fast food workers’ fight for a $15 minimum wage has expanded.