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Cops Shoot and Kill Imprisoned Man in Oklahoma County Jail

An Oklahoma jail was the scene of a brief uprising yesterday. Cops shot and killed a man protesting the inhumane conditions of his incarceration.

Michael Kriegsman

March 28, 2021

St. Louis Inmates Stage Uprising

Over 100 incarcerated people in a St. Louis jail rose up and fought back against the oppressive criminal justice system to protest unsafe conditions

B.C. Daurelle

February 8, 2021

No, Biden Hasn’t Ended the System of Corporate Profit From Prisons

Don't be fooled. Biden didn't end private prisons, nor did he end corporate profit from prisons.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

January 27, 2021

“My Third Christmas under Lock and Key”: A Letter by Rosa Luxemburg

Below is a beautiful letter written by revolutionary socialist Rosa Luxemburg from her prison cell in Breslau prison around Christmas 1917. Rosa writes to Sophie Liebknecht, wife of fellow German revolutionary Karl Liebknecht, and discusses her love for life despite spending her third Christmas imprisoned.

Rosa Luxemburg

December 24, 2020

California Parolees Win Right to Vote

Californians overwhelmingly voted to restore voting rights to citizens on parole, but the California prison system is still incredibly unjust.

B.C. Daurelle

November 6, 2020

The Spirit of the Attica Rebellion Lives On

49 years have passed since the Attica uprising. Informed and inspired by the revolutionary spirit of the Black power movement those incarcerated at the Attica facility seized the prison with clear political demands. Though the movement was violently suppressed, it continues to inspire anti-racist and abolitionist movements today.

Carmin Maffea

September 9, 2020

George Jackson: Black August Revolutionary

George Jackson was a Black man serving a one year to life sentence over a petty crime. During his time in prison, he began reading Marxist texts and became a radical communist prison organizer.

Kimberly Ann

August 21, 2020

Hunger Strike of Mapuche Political Prisoners Lasts 85 Days in the Face of President Piñera’s Indifference

In the last few weeks, Chile has seen numerous demonstrations in solidarity with the 27 Mapuche political prisoners on hunger strike. Not only did President Piñera and the Chilean government ignore the demands, but they are also sending cops to repress the protests.

Prison Abolition and Jailing Killer Cops

In the wake of the murder of George Floyd, a seemingly basic demand was amongst the first to come to the fore: jail killer cops. But on the abolitionist Left, this demand raises some questions. How should those who want to abolish prisons relate to the demand of jailing killer cops? Left Voice encourages submissions to contribute to the debate on this important topic.

Tatum Regan

July 15, 2020