Part I: Liberal Feminism is an Imperialist Project

Sou Mi and Madeleine Freeman This article is the first in a Left Voice series on the situation of women in Afghanistan and the tasks of the international feminist movement in the fight against gender oppression. The return of Taliban rule in Afghanistan promises, and in many areas has already imposed, a rollback of women’s…

The Class Collaboration of “Justice”

 Erica Caines The rejection of class analysis has, in short, binded many of our liberation efforts into an identity reductionist analysis of race solely. For this reason, the masses are more susceptible to being swayed against their better interests because the packaged messaging of hope and change is delivered by people, the Black petty-bourgeoisie, who…

Notes on the Coloniality of Peace

Nelson Maldonado-Torres The allusion to peace, to peace as a state of harmony within an established order, has long been an indispensable tool in the arsenal of colonialism and racism. First comes the brutal war: people killed, bodies in pieces, raped, and mutilated, subjects subdued, ancestors disrespected, lands taken, rivers with water turning viscous and…

Left of Karl Marx: The Political Life of Black Communist Claudia Jones

Barbara Foley Review of Claudia Jones: Revolutionary Communist by Sarah Harper and Karyn Pomerantz, September 9, 2018 Introduction This article is part of a series that briefly reviews the immense contributions of black revolutionaries fighting racism and capitalism, primarily in the United States during the early to the mid-20th Century. Some people view Marxism and…

Che Guevera’s Socialism vs Revolutionary Dogma

Valerie Carmel Che’s most important lesson for today’s popular movements is rebelling against fatalism. Ernesto Guevara, the Argentine middle-class doctor turned revolutionary, better known for his role in the victorious Cuban Revolution, was executed by the Bolivian army and the United States Central Intelligence Agency 51 years ago on Oct. 9, 1967. On this anniversary,…