Sam Carliner is a socialist with a background in journalism. He mainly writes for Left Voice about US imperialism. He also tweets about imperialism as @saminthecan.
“We Can’t Make the Bleeding Stop on Our Own”: Interview with a Native Water Protector in Minnesota
A Native water protector at the #StopLine3 actions in Minnesota spoke with Left Voice about how fossil fuel extraction connects to the history of violence against Indigenous Communities.
Sam CarlinerJuly 16, 2021
A Native-Led Fight Against Pipeline Construction Has Begun in Minnesota
Native water protectors in Minnesota are waging a battle against the Line 3 pipeline construction which violates their treaties and threatens the environment.
Sam CarlinerJune 15, 2021
NJ Activists Halted Two Deportations. Now They’re Charged with Rioting
On June 8, protesters gathered outside the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, New Jersey to stop two deportations. Their successful action has the cops retaliating.
Sam CarlinerJune 12, 2021
Biden Wants to Increase the Military Budget
Biden’s request for a $715 billion military budget is a reminder that imperialism is bipartisan. It will take a militant, worker-led movement to counter such egregious investments in war.
Sam CarlinerJune 2, 2021
Israel Tests Repression on Palestinians, Then Teaches U.S. Cops
Israel’s military helps the United States more effectively oppress Black and immigrant communities. The fight for abolition and the fight against imperialism are one.
Sam CarlinerMay 24, 2021
How Biden Funded Colombia’s Deadly Police Regime
Biden played a key role in empowering the ESMAD police force that is now being used to crush dissent in Colombia. This is all the more reason the U.S. Left must make solidarity with the Colombian working class a priority.
Sam CarlinerMay 7, 2021
Biden Chooses Monopoly Profits Over Lives in India
The Biden administration claims it is concerned about the massive spread of Covid-19 in India. But if that were really true, the United States would share the vaccines being hoarded and release vaccines from patent protection.
Sam CarlinerMay 1, 2021
US Troop Build Up Threatens Resource War in the Arctic
The U.S. military has announced its intention to expand its presence in the Arctic. This perfectly highlights why the fight against climate change must be anti-imperialist.
Sam CarlinerApril 27, 2021
Cops Kill Another Black Child as Chauvin Verdict is Announced
As the Chauvin conviction was being announced, police in Columbus, Ohio killed a 16-year-old Black girl, Ma’khia Bryant.
Sam CarlinerApril 20, 2021
The Fight for Autism Acceptance Is the Fight for Socialism
This #AutismAcceptanceMonth, a Left Voice writer reflects on his experiences on the spectrum under capitalism.
Sam CarlinerApril 20, 2021
In Afghanistan, Biden Continues an Endless War
Biden has shown a refusal to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan. It’s a reminder that only the working class can end the “forever wars.”
Sam CarlinerApril 7, 2021
Workers in Bessemer Pay Amazon to Have a Facility in Their Town
Workers in Bessemer, Alabama are forced to pay a tax for Amazon’s BHM1 facility. A union could force the state to revoke the policy.
Sam CarlinerMarch 31, 2021
Why is Biden Escalating Tensions Between the U.S. and Russia?
Heightening tensions between Russia and the United States were on full display last week after a diplomatic row between the two countries. Like previous administrations, the Biden administration has quickly shown that it is unwilling to back down from U.S. imperialism’s aggressiveness.
Sam CarlinerMarch 29, 2021
Indigenous Okinawans are Fighting U.S. Imperialism
Protesters on the occupied island of Okinawa have turned out to oppose the Japanese-backed construction of a U.S. military base that threatens the environment.
Sam CarlinerMarch 27, 2021
Violence against Asian Americans Is Fueled by U.S. Imperialism
Asian Americans are bearing the brunt of U.S. escalations against China. Thousands of hate crimes have occurred in the past year, including yesterday’s misogynistic, anti-Asian shooting in Georgia.
Sam CarlinerMarch 18, 2021
So Much for the “Lesser Evil”: Biden Bombs Syria
In his first military action since inauguration, Joe Biden launched a series of airstrikes against Syria, signaling a renewed imperialist offensive in the region. With the power of the united working class, we must demand an end to imperialist aggression and sanctions in Syria, Iran, and the Middle East.
Sam CarlinerFebruary 26, 2021
Biden’s Director of National Intelligence Covered Up CIA Spying on Senators
Avril Haines is being praised as the first woman Director of National Intelligence. But she’s no different than her predecessors: a China hawk who supported torture, hid CIA spying on senators, and has lobbied for defense contractors.
Sam CarlinerFebruary 2, 2021
Antony Blinken: Another War Hawk Confirmed to the Biden Cabinet
The recent Senate hearing and confirmation of Antony Blinken as Biden’s secretary of state perfectly highlights the hypocrisy and danger of neoliberal foreign policy.
Sam CarlinerJanuary 28, 2021
The Only Good CIA Director Is No CIA Director
Biden's nominee for CIA director has gotten some relatively good press from some outlets on the "Left." But William Burns will lead an agency that exists only to help impose U.S. imperialist rule around the world. Nothing's going to change.
Sam CarlinerJanuary 19, 2021
Ohio Sheriff’s Deputy Murders a Black Man for Holding a Sandwich
Casey Goodson Jr., a 23-year-old Black man in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the latest victims of police violence. His killer, Jason Meade, was a cop for 17 years who shot Goodson Jr. in the back three times.
Sam CarlinerDecember 18, 2020
Bergen County Cops Pepper Spray, Smoke Grenade and Kettle Hunger Strike Solidarity Activists
Cops used kettling, smoke grenades, and pepper spray in a reactionary attempt to shut down solidarity for immigrants.
Sam CarlinerDecember 12, 2020
Cops Violently Arrest Black Protester at Abolish ICE Demonstration.
Protesters showed up in solidarity with detained immigrants on hunger strike and to call for the abolition of ICE. The police attacked.
Sam CarlinerDecember 11, 2020
Biden Nominates Iraq War Commander Lloyd Austin for Secretary of Defense
The newly announced Secretary of Defense nominee has overseen some of the most brutal periods of U.S. imperialism in the Middle East.
Sam CarlinerDecember 8, 2020
What’s Behind the Assassination of Iran’s Top Nuclear Scientist?
On Friday Iranian media reported that Iranian scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, was assassinated. Though the details surrounding the killing are still unknown, the latest imperialist attack on Iran polarizes the situation in the Middle East for the incoming Biden Administration, which seeks to restore the Iran Nuclear Deal.
Sam CarlinerNovember 30, 2020
Biden’s First Cabinet Picks Signal 4 More Years of Imperialists in Office
The president-elect, Joe Biden, recently announced his choices for a National Security Team. Their belief in U.S. exceptionalism, support for regime change, and connections to the military-industrial complex highlight the continued need for an anti-war Left.
Sam CarlinerNovember 27, 2020
North Carolina Elects Far-Right Hitler Enthusiast to Congress
North Carolina's latest addition to Congress, a 25-year-old Republican and Hitler enthusiast, shows that the far-Right is far from finished.
Sam CarlinerNovember 7, 2020
U.S. Claims of Election Interference are Overblown and Hypocritical
Warmongers in the bourgeois media and government have criticized Russia and Iran for meddling in the U.S. election. But nothing compares to the United States' long history of interfering in foreign elections.
Sam CarlinerNovember 3, 2020
Amid Violent Repression, Nigerians Call for the Abolition of the Police
For weeks, Nigerians have been protesting in huge numbers against police brutality, even in the face of violent repression. The police are an instrument of the capitalist state. The fight to abolish them in Nigeria is the same as the one in the U.S. and across the world.
Sam CarlinerOctober 21, 2020
Thousands Protest for Democratic Reforms in Thailand
Protests in Thailand, set off by the student movement, are directed at the military-backed government and powerful monarchy. These protests are part of a string of global uprisings erupting around the world as the current crisis of capitalism deepens.
Sam CarlinerOctober 18, 2020
U.S. Imperialism Launches New Sanctions on Iran
The Trump administration is applying “maximum pressure” toward Iran via new sanctions as Iran faces a new wave of coronavirus cases. The American Left has an obligation to denounce imperialist aggression that harms the Iranian masses.
Sam CarlinerOctober 11, 2020