Coup in Tunisia: Not What the Arab Spring Revolutionaries Had in Mind
In response to widespread protests of economic instability and a poorly handled pandemic response, Tunisian President Kais Saied consolidated power on Sunday by suspending parliament and dismissing the prime minister.
Emma LeeJuly 29, 2021
Police Violently Crack Down on Brooklyn Organizing and Mutual Aid Network “The Gym”
On Saturday, July 24, the NYPD once again brutalized community members in Brooklyn who were trying to reclaim an unused storefront.
Broadway/Myrtle Corridor ResidentsJuly 27, 2021
Brooklyn Residents Attempt to Reclaim 1083 Broadway
An affinity group of local residents has chosen to access the ground-floor commercial space of a building in the Broadaway/Myrtle corridor in Brooklyn, New York.
Broadway/Myrtle Corridor ResidentsJuly 22, 2021
Only Misery for the Magic Makers: Workers’ Struggle at Disney
A former Disney employee writes that Disney cast members make the magic and they deserve more.
Vanessa MunozJuly 21, 2021
Competition, Monopoly, and Exploitation under Capitalism
While signing an executive order to expand competition and crack down on monopolistic practices, Joe Biden said that “capitalism without competition isn’t capitalism. It’s exploitation.” His statement reflects a long-standing assumption among both classical and more left-leaning economists alike that increasing monopolization is the source of increasing exploitation under capitalism. What do they get wrong? Economist Michael Roberts explains.
Michael RobertsJuly 17, 2021
“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
“They Just Don’t Care”: Environmental Racism and Detroit
The Boynton neighborhood, where activist Emma Lockridge resides, is located within Detroit 48217, known as Michigan’s most polluted zip code. For the past eight years, Emma and her community have been fighting to force Marathon Petroleum to buy out their homes.
Emma BoyhtariJuly 14, 2021
Apologies Are Not Enough: Residential Schools and the Fight for Indigenous Rights
Less than a month after the uncovering of 215 unmarked graves of indigenous children at Kamloops Indian Residential School, another harrowing discovery revealed an additional 751 graves at the site of the Marieval Indian Residential School in Saskatchewan.
Emma LeeJuly 10, 2021
Inflation, Interest Rates, and Debt
Accelerating inflation may be an issue right now in the U.S. and other recovering capitalist economies. But for capitalism, profitability is the real benchmark and that can be hit by wage rises on the one hand and interest rises on the other.
Michael RobertsJuly 9, 2021
Canadians Rise Up Against the Country’s History of Genocide
In recent weeks, as the horrors perpetrated in the Canadian governments residential schools have been crystalized by the discovery of a series of mass graves of Indigenous children killed in the system, the country has erupted in a spate of Catholic churches burnt, church buildings covered by graffiti, and statues of those whose responsible for the murders toppled.
Rob LyonsJuly 6, 2021