Luigi is a freelance photographer, socialist journalist and videographer. He is an activist for immigrants' rights.
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.
Minnesota Workers Took on the National Guard to Defend Black Lives — We Need More Solidarity Like That
During protests against Daunte Wright’s murder, union members evicted the Minnesota National Guard from their union building. It was a glimpse of the power our unions have to stand in solidarity with Black struggle.
The Women of the Warrior Met Strike
The strike of UMWA mine workers at Warrior Met Coal in Alabama involves many more people than the 1,100 workers who walked off the job in early April. Next to them on the picket lines are their families and partners who are helping to organize the strike, break its isolation, and discuss next steps, following in the footsteps of women’s committees in some of the most important labor battles in U.S. history.
Trabajadores del Mercado Hunts Point consiguen un aumento salarial tras la huelga
El sindicato que representa a 1.400 trabajadores alcanzó un acuerdo por un aumento total de 1,85 dólares al cabo de tres años. Estos logros muestran la fuerza de nuestra clase cuando los trabajadores toman el valor de ir a la huelga. Click here to read this article in English. Tras una semana de huelga, los […]
Hunts Point Market Workers Win Wage Increase After Strike
The union representing 1,400 workers reached an agreement that will mean a total raise of $1.85 after three years. These gains reveal the strength of our class when workers show the courage to go on strike.
Trabajadores del Mercado Hunts Point consiguen un aumento salarial tras la huelga
El sindicato que representa a 1.400 trabajadores alcanzó un acuerdo por un aumento total de 1,85 dólares al cabo de tres años. Estos logros muestran la fuerza de nuestra clase cuando los trabajadores toman el valor de ir a la huelga.
From Heroes to Zeroes: Nurses in New York Strike against Unsafe Conditions
More than 100 nurses from Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital went on a two-day strike for safe staffing ratios and safe working conditions.
Capitalist Competition Is Sabotaging the Race for a Vaccine
The global race for a Covid-19 vaccine appears to be in its final leg. The research was publicly funded. But Big Pharma stands to make enormous profits, at the expense of people the world over.
No Good Choices: How The Two-Party System Fails Voters
Though the 2020 elections set a new record for voter turnout, more people still chose not to vote than supported either candidate. This shows yet again that the bipartisan political regime of the U.S. has nothing to offer to most of the working class and oppressed.
Get Rid of the Senate!
The upper chamber of the U.S. Congress went on a month-long vacation as the pandemic raged. That is no coincidence: the Senate is a completely reactionary institution whose members have nothing to do with the lives of working people.
Brooklyn Landlord Breaks Into Apartment to Illegally Evict Tenant
A tenant in Brooklyn, New York shares the story of how the property manager of her building drilled into her apartment door to change the locks and illegally evict her. In the middle of an economic crisis that has left millions of renters vulnerable to eviction and harassment from landlords, we must demand the complete cancellation of rent.
Lessons From NYC’s City Hall Encampment
The City Hall encampment was raided by the NYPD this morning. After participating in the encampment for almost a month, here are some thoughts about its positive aspects, limitations and the next steps to build an organization that challenges the capitalist system.
François-Noël Babeuf: The People’s Manifesto and the First Cries of Communism
In the whirlwind of the great French Revolution, new ideas emerged: ideas against private property, in favor of newspapers as a tribune of the people, and calling for an organization of cadres to lead the revolution.
All Power to the Imagination: CHAZ/CHOP and Revolutionary Consciousness
Six blocks is a good start; let's take the world.
Justice For Sean Monterrosa, a Young Latino Killed by the Vallejo Police
One hour before Sean Monterrosa was killed by police, he sent his family one last text: “Can you help me out by signing this petition (for George Floyd)?”
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.
Cuomo’s No Darling of the Movement Against Police Brutality
Democrats like New York’s Governor, Andrew Cuomo, are trying to demonize protesters fighting against a racist state. By imposing a curfew and attempting to divide protesters, Cuomo shows his true face as a capitalist politician.
“Bolsonaro Prefers to Invest in Mass Graves for Black People Rather than in Healthcare”: An Interview with a Brazilian Socialist
Brazilian socialist Leticia Parks, of the Movement of Revolutionary Workers speaks about the state of the pandemic in Brazil, a growing hotspot for the virus. She also speaks about the ultra-right wing Bolsonaro government and violence against Black Brazilians.
May Day Action at Amazon Warehouse in Staten Island
On #MayDay dozens of nurses and other frontline workers came out to show solidarity for Amazon workers facing life-threatening working conditions during an action in front of the Amazon Warehouse in Staten Island . This demonstration was just one example of how workers facing common struggles can come together to show their power and amplify their shared demands as the working class. #PPEOverProfit #ProtectAmazonWorkers
Frontline Healthcare Workers Demand Appropriate PPE, Trained Staffing, and Supplies.
Today, nurses along with other frontline workers came together at Mount Sinai Hospital in Harlem to make their voices heard concerning the urgent need for personal protective equipment (PPE) — which they’ve been denied access to by government officials, union leaders, and hospital administrators alike.
Worker’s Voices From the Amazon Walk Out
“These people are working in fear. They only confirmed one case, there are at least 10 in here. There is no social distancing going on. People are packed on top of each other. Close this building now and pay us for every day that is closed. Close this building down, get it clean.”
Jacobi Medical Center Nurse Speaks out About Limited Supplies in the Midst of a Pandemic
“There’s money, it’s there but it’s not being put into the protection of the workers, of the nurses, of the doctors, of our housekeeping staff - all of us working long hours” #WeNeedPPE #NationalizePrivateHealthcare
Closing NYC Restaurants Will Keep People At Home, But How Will We Pay Rent?
As restaurants and bars close in New York and other states to combat the coronavirus crisis, many workers are left without the means to take care of themselves and those that depend on them. Here is one food industry worker's perspective.
[Video] Vote No to the PSC-CUNY Contract
The offer by CUNY management means more austerity for CUNY employees and a worse education for our students. Say No to this contract. CUNY adjuncts, HEOs, CLTs and full-timers deserve much better.
Marx in SoHo: An Interview with Actor Bob Weick
For the last fifteen years, actor and activist Bob Weick has played Karl Marx in Howard Zinn’s Marx in SoHo for audiences around the world. Weick sat down with Left Voice to talk about his experience playing one of the greatest thinkers of all time, the resurgence of socialism in the United States today and why Marx is as relevant today as ever before.
Nurses Speak: “We Want a Union that Cares for Nurses and Patients”
Left Voice spoke with Diana Torres, a nurse who works full time in a rehab/medicine unit at Mount Sinai West. Torres is an elected member of the hospital’s Executive Committee and has consistently advocated for the union to win demands through militant collective action including strikes, as well as transparency and democracy.
My Experience in a Democratic-Centralist Organization
There is an open debate on the American left about the viability and pertinence of democratic centralism as a method of internal organization. This article seeks to address some of the (mis)conceptions of democratic centralism from a firsthand perspective, addressing its vital role in building a revolutionary organization.
[VIDEO] The Militant Origins of International Workers’ Day
The first May Day was established in response to a momentous workers’ struggle which took place in Chicago in 1886. The historical events that day lead to the creation of a unified day of action when workers join together against capitalist exploitation. What happened that May first, 1886?
[VIDEO] Inglewood: Tenants Battle the Mayor and Developers for Rent Control
"Always Up to No Good" The Mayor, Developers and landlords are raising rents in Inglewood to move poor, elderly Black and Latino people out of Inglewood. However, a group of residents, activists, socialists and journalists are fighting for rent control and affordable housing.
[VIDEO] Venezuela and the Double Standard of U.S. Foreign Policy
The United States justifies its intervention in Venezuela by claiming that it is fighting for democracy against a dictatorial regime, but the country has a long history of imposing and upholding authoritarian governments around the world.