Thursday, June 23, 2016
updated 14:33:53

EDITORIAL

A New Generation Rises Up

From the youth movement in France, to youth protests in Baltimore to the Sanders phenomena, it is undeniable that there is a new generation rising up. In the first edition of Left Voice Magazine we explore some of today's most relevant political phenomena - the rise of the new generation, the right wing turn in Latin America and Obama's visit to Cuba, among others. The following is the opening editorial to the (...)

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FRANCE

Special Coverage: Revolt in France

The latest on the resistance to the labor reforms in France.

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INTERVIEW

Their Thing was DRUM: Black Power in the Factory

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 to numerous publications, he has written a memoir called ‘My Detroit, Growing Up Greek and American in Motor City’, on growing up in the ‘60s and in exploration of the city’s complex racial, cultural, and political (...)

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The UK

The Left and the Brexit Referendum

A day before the referendum, there is a climate of immense political tension. Contrasting positions over the referendum: to leave or to remain? What are the positions of the British left?

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LATIN AMERICA

Stop the Government’s repression in Oaxaca!

Day of fury in Oaxaca: The Mexican Federal government of President Peña Nieto and the Oaxacan Governor, Gabino Cué, have ordered a brutal repression throughout the state of Oaxaca. So far there have been six confirmed deaths.

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The Night Shift: Capitalism’s Silent Killer

Millions work night shifts to satisfy the capitalist system’s around-the-clock drive for profits, which poses a serious threat to the health of night workers. Time for a fight back to reclaim the daylight and our health.

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UNITED STATES/HEALTHCARE

Slow and Painful: Death by US Healthcare

No one should be dying of cervical cancer in 2016. Those who are dying from cervical cancer are dying at the hands of the state.

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FRANCE

The Struggle is Creative

This incredible work of art is part of a magnificent photographic installation by dockworkers in Le Havre and the artist known as JR.

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UNITED STATES/ARGENTINA

VIDEO: Panel on the Left Front in Argentina

At the Left Forum this year, Left Voice organized three panels that raised key strategic questions for the left. This is the video of the panel, “Elections and Revolutionaries: The Experience of the Left Front in Argentina."

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ARGENTINA

We’ll Take All the Plazas

Around 6 thousand people marched with the PTS to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the military coup.

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US ELECTIONS

Sanders’ Traps

Despite his recent defeat in California, Bernie Sanders pledges to fight until the end for the nomination. His struggle to “democratize” the Democratic Party and his quest for economic and social justice have crashed against the shortcomings of his own strategy.

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UNITED STATES

After Orlando: Two, Three, Many Stonewalls

In the month of gay Pride, a homophobe named Omar Mateen walked into the Pulse Night Club in Orlando and committed the deadliest mass shooting in US history. It was an attack against overwhelmingly Black and Latino LGBT people, but the media and bourgeois politicians insist on painting this attack as one of “radical Islam” against the American people.

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MEXICO CITY

The Anti-Capitalist Left Running for the Constituent Assembly

Against all odds, Sergio Moissen, socialist professor and aspiring independent candidate, managed to hand in more than 100,000 signatures to the National Electoral Institute (INE). This is the first time in decades that a self-proclaimed socialist will participate in an election in Mexico.

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GUEST POST - UNITED STATES

Combating the Neoliberal University: The Case for a Strike

Faculty and employees at CUNY—the largest city university in the country with over 500,000 students—have been without a contract for six, up to seven years. In May, members of the Professional Staff Congress (PSC) passed a strike authorization with a resounding 92 percent “YES” vote. The results signal workers’ willingness to fight despite New York state laws that hamper their right to (...)

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MÉXICO

Teachers Occupy Radio and TV Stations in Chiapas

There has been an ongoing teachers’ strike to fight against the recent education reform imposed by Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. The movement recently faced harsh repression and attempts by national and local governments to evict protesters who occupied city squares. This caused thousands to take the streets in Chiapas.

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DEBATES:

Lines of Debate: the Subaltern and the Proletariat of the World

Reverberations of the international crisis have resurrected the idea of the working class as revolutionary political actor from the crypt. Today, with evidence of growing labor unrest in both “emerging economies” as well as imperialist nations like France and the United States, there has been a renewed interest in the working class, its organizations, and potential to lead resistance against austerity governments and increasing (...)

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BRAZIL

A Right Wing Coup, the Failure of the PT and the Coming Storm

The Senate voted in favor of impeaching President Dilma, forcing her to step down for 180 days for further investigation. Today (May 12), Vice President Temer took up the Presidency, consolidating a right wing coup against the President. How did we get here? Did the PT dig their own grave? And most importantly, how can the left fight against the right wing and the austerity measures that are sure to (...)

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