Sou Mi is an activist from New York City.
End the U.S. Embargo of Cuba: Support the Revolution and the Right to Protest
Thousands took to the streets of Cuba to protest against the country’s deepening social and economic crisis, made worse by the Covid-19 pandemic. The conditions in Cuba today are a direct result of imperialist aggression against the country, led by the United States and its 60-plus-year embargo. Meanwhile, the one-party regime represses the protesters who want to defend the revolution.
Sou MiJuly 12, 2021
Israel Bombs Gaza for the Second Time in Three Days
Days after Naftali Bennett succeeded Benjamin Netanyahu as Prime Minister, Israel is already breaking the May 26 ceasefire agreement and has bombed Gaza twice in the last three days.
Sou MiJune 18, 2021
What’s Happening in Palestine?
Protests against evictions have been met with ruthless violence by the Israeli army, showing how the historic Israeli-Palestinian conflict is a permanent bomb with a lit fuse. Below we share six keys for understanding the escalating war on the Palestinian people.
Sou MiMay 14, 2021
1,100 Mine Workers in Alabama Are Going on Strike
After the failure of contract negotiations, 1,100 mineworkers in West Alabama with United Mine Workers are going on strike against Warrior Met Coal.
Sou MiApril 1, 2021
The Communist Movement in India
The subcontinent is home to myriad communist parties — most of which practice class collaboration.
Sou MiFebruary 7, 2021
Six Lessons From the Hunts Point Strike
Last week, 1,400 workers in one of the world’s largest wholesale markets went on strike. Here are some of our key takeaways.
Sou MiJanuary 29, 2021
Patriot Act 2.0: Biden’s Domestic Terrorism Laws Are a Danger to the Working Class
After last week’s violent demonstrations at the U.S. Capitol, Joe Biden has committed to passing new laws targeting domestic terrorism. But let’s be clear --- while he says the laws will help “fight” the Far Right, they will eventually be used to target the working class and the Left.
Sou MiJanuary 15, 2021
The Cops Opened the Gates for Trump Supporters at the Capitol
As right-wing mobs stormed the U.S. Capitol this evening, Capitol Hill police stood idly by, moving barricades to let them in and taking selfies with members of the mob.
Sou MiJanuary 6, 2021
Indian Farmers on Strike. They Should Continue — Indefinitely
Farmers in India led a nationwide strike yesterday, December 8, to mount the pressure on Delhi to repeal the three new agricultural laws passed by the Modi government. To win their demands, they, along with the hundreds of millions of workers in the country’s most strategic sectors, need to continue down the path opened by the strike.
Sou MiDecember 9, 2020
Farmers Unions in India Call for National General Strike Dec. 8
Tomorrow, December 8, farmers unions across India have called for a strike to deepen their ongoing protests against three new laws passed by Modi’s BJP-controlled government that will give corporations immense bargaining power over farmers and effective control of the agricultural sector.
Sou MiDecember 7, 2020
Over 300,000 Farmers Have Begun an Indefinite Siege on India’s Capital
In a powerful rebuke to Narendra Modi’s three pro-capitalist agricultural laws, hundreds of thousands of farmers have traveled from across India for protests in New Delhi and blockaded its main arteries.
Sou MiDecember 1, 2020
NYPD Continues to Harass Black Lives Matter Activist in Tense Standoff in Midtown
Since early this morning, the NYPD have been surrounding the house of a Black Lives Matter activist, attempting to take him into custody without a warrant. The protester, an organizer with Warriors in the Garden, has been resisting this intimidation and streaming the incident live on social media.
Sou MiAugust 7, 2020
For a United Front Against Racism
The current uprising against police terror is winning important concessions. But to beat racism, the working class will need to come to the fore. Workers need to mobilize around a unified set of demands and coordinate a national struggle with the radical masses, using working class methods.
Sou MiJune 23, 2020
Protesters Need Their Own Space to Discuss Next Steps
As the protests against racist police brutality escalate and unite behind the demand to defund the police, the radicalized masses need their own methods of self-organization to debate and plan how to move this uprising forward. A democratic assembly is a means for the rank-and-file masses to discuss issues and make collective decisions.
Sou MiJune 11, 2020
Cops in Louisville Murdered Another Black Man. His Name Is David McAtee.
In yet another in a string of police murders, Louisville cops murdered David McAtee, a local barbeque chef. They left his body lying in the street for 12 hours, reminding us of the level of contempt they have for the lives of Black people.
Sou MiJune 2, 2020
One Down, Three to Go: Fight the Cops and the Curfew
In a partial win for protesters, killer cop Derek Chauvin was finally arrested for the murder of George Floyd and taken into custody. But this comes hand in hand with a curfew, imposed by the National Guard. Now the fight begins against the curfew and for the arrest and conviction of all four killer cops.
Sou MiMay 29, 2020
In the Midst of the COVID-19 Crisis, Cyclone Amphan Ravages Parts of South Asia
On Wednesday afternoon, a super cyclone, Amphan, made landfall in the coast around the Bay of Bengal. With towns and villages completely destroyed and over 80 dead, this cyclone brings new challenges as the region deals with the ongoing coronavirus crisis.
Sou MiMay 21, 2020
Workers of the World Unite: Why Socialists Need to Build International Organizations
On May Day Left Voice will be participating in an international May Day rally. 14 countries, six languages, but one message: we won't pay for this crisis. Why is internationalism so important to socialists and why do socialists need an international organization?
Sou MiApril 30, 2020
The Coronavirus Pandemic is Ravaging Black Communities
The data confirms it: although political leaders talk of the coronavirus as the great equalizer, Black people are getting sick and dying of COVID-19 in higher numbers than others.
Sou MiApril 7, 2020
India’s Coronavirus Response is a Death Sentence for Millions
This past week, India’s Narendra Modi-led government announced a nationwide lockdown, forcing India’s 1.3 billion people indoors. Without adequate planning or relief, however, the brunt of the coronavirus crisis will be borne by the working class and oppressed.
Sou MiMarch 30, 2020
Over a Million Mobilize for International Women’s Day in Latin America
Millions across Latin America took the streets on March 8 for International Women's Day. All over, the message was clear: women want an end to all violence and oppression.
Sou MiMarch 10, 2020
The Testament of Leon Trotsky: In Illustration
On this day 80 years ago, while in exile in Coyoacán, Mexico, Trotsky penned his last Testament, well aware that he might soon be killed or will die because of his deteriorating health. This short text was written a few months before his assassination by Ramón Mercader, a Stalinist agent. In it, Trotsky reflects on his life and his hope for future revolutionary generations.
Sou MiFebruary 27, 2020
Pete Buttigieg and the Folly of Identity Politics
Pete Buttigieg is positioning himself as an ally of queer liberation because he is the first openly gay man to run for president. However, down the road of identity politics lies only cooptation, not liberation.
Sou MiFebruary 25, 2020
Mexico’s “Progressive President” Sends National Guard to Tear Gas Immigrants
A new migrant caravan made up of thousands of people left from Honduras in January to make the perilous journey north through Mexico. With Donald Trump pressuring him from across the border, President Andrés Manuel Lopéz Obrador of Mexico has gone further than ever to repress the caravan and send migrants back to Central America.
Sou MiJanuary 29, 2020
General Strike Expected to Bring a Fifth of India’s Population into the Streets
On Wednesday, Jan 8, 250 million people are estimated to go on strike in a Nationwide General Strike in India. This comes on the heels of a month-long protests against the current political regime that have drawn hundreds of thousands to the streets.
Sou MiJanuary 7, 2020
The recent UK election represented a massive set-back for the Labour Party and Jeremy Corbyn. What this defeat proves is that socialism will not be achieved through electoralism and we need true, radical solutions to the pressing issues of our day. No politician, no election, and no one fight defines the struggle for socialism. It is an international project and one that cannot be accomplished or defeated in a single moment.
Sou MiDecember 20, 2019
Mass Protests Erupt in India over Discriminatory Citizenship Law
Last week, the Narendra Modi-led government of India passed the Citizenship (Amendment) Act which will provide non-Muslim refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan with a path to citizenship while leaving millions of undocumented Muslims vulnerable. The Act is openly discriminatory and sets a dangerous precedent for religion-based citizenship in the country.
Sou MiDecember 18, 2019
Lebanon’s Prime Minister Resigns After 13 Days of Massive Protests
In a massive victory for the masses mobilizing in the streets of Lebanon, Prime Minister Saad Hariri announced his resignation as well as the cabinet's on Tuesday. For real change, it is time for the working class and youth to take the reins of leadership in the country.
Sou MiOctober 30, 2019
General Strike in Catalunya Against Long Prison Sentences for Independence Leaders
Earlier in the week, the Spanish Supreme Court sentenced leaders of the Catalan independence movement to unusually harsh prison sentences of up to 13 years. Hundreds of thousands of people have mobilized on the streets, shutting down freeways and the Barcelona airport and clashing with the police. They are now preparing for massive demonstrations and general strike that will paralyze Catalunya this Friday.
Sou MiOctober 17, 2019
California Blackouts: When Capitalism Can’t Even Keep the Lights On
The latest round of power outages in California has left over 2 million people without access to electricity. Like other utility companies, PG&E has shown that private ownership of essential services is dangerous and inefficient. With extreme weather conditions becoming more commonplace, we need public ownership of the energy industry now!
Sou MiOctober 11, 2019