Tatiana is a former middle school teacher and current Urban Education PhD student at CUNY.
Biden Is Expediting Deportations of Migrant Families
The Biden administration added another repressive measure against migrants on top of Donald Trump's already draconian Title 42. Now border patrol agents have the right to decide asylum cases.
DSA: The Left Wing of the Possible
The Democratic Socialists of America are holding their convention August 1–8.
Eric Adams Is a Cop and a Zionist
Eric Adams, a former cop and fervent Zionist will in all likelihood be the next mayor of New York City. His victory is part of a backlash against last summer’s BLM uprising, and shows exactly who and what the Democratic Party stands for.
Cops Brutalize and Arrest Queer Marchers on Anniversary of Stonewall Uprising
On early Sunday evening, after the Queer Liberation March and the Stonewall Protests’ Pride March, the police brutally arrested eight people. We must fight for the charges to be dropped, against the racist police and for the right to free, public space.
Five Things We Should Fight For This Pride
This Pride weekend, we remember and celebrate the Stonewall uprising led by trans women of color. Although we have won some concessions, we have so much more to fight for. We must look past all of the trappings of rainbow capitalism — which seek to distract us from the work we still have to do — and understand that our role, like that of our elders before us, is to fight for queer liberation and the end of capitalism.
Landlords and Cops Are the Real Winners of the NYC Mayoral Race
We won't know who won New York City's mayoral race for a few weeks. But it's clear that the real winners are cops, capitalists and landlords. In ranked choice voting "none of the above" is clearly the only leftist answer.
The Global South is Dying and There is Blood on Joe Biden’s Hands
Joe Biden has announced that he is in favor of waiving coronavirus vaccine patents, but this is not enough. Patents must be completely abolished to expand vaccine production and distribution to send critical supplies to the Global South.
The CIA’s Intersectional Imperialism Video Is a Travesty
In a bizarre “woke” recruitment ad, the CIA uses the language of the movement to try to recruit people of color to their organization, a central pillar of U.S. imperialism.
There is No Substitute for the Rank and File: Thoughts on Amazon Unionization
The Bessemer Amazon union was defeated by an almost 2-1 margin. This wasn’t just due to tactical mistakes. It’s due to a top-down, bureaucratic union model. To take on Amazon’s colossal strength, there is no substitute for the power of a combative rank-and-file movement.
Amazon Bullied and Bribed Their Way to Anti-Union Votes, But It’s Not Over Yet
With almost half the votes counted, the votes against the union out-pace the votes for the union 2-1. It's the direct result of the illegal anti-union measures employed by Amazon and the anti-union laws held up by Democrats and Republicans alike.
Why Is It Taking So Damn Long to Get the Results of the Amazon Union Vote?
The last day for mail in-voting on unionization of the Amazon warehouse in Alabama was last Monday. So when will we know the results? The short-hand answer is… we don’t know.
Amazonification Is the Future of Capitalism
The Vote for an Amazon Union Ends Today, But the Struggle Has Just Begun
Left Voice has been in Alabama for over a week speaking to workers and activists about the Amazon union and standing in solidarity with the struggle. As the union vote ends today, the struggle has just begun.
Dispatches from the Amazon Warehouse in Bessemer
The unionization efforts at Bessemer are bigger than just Amazon. In this dispatch from the ground, Uber drivers, healthcare workers, and young Birmingham residents stand in solidarity.
Stop Asian Hate Rally in Birmingham, Alabama
On Sunday night, various groups in Birmingham organized a "Stop Asian Hate" rally.
Dispatch from the Ground: Birmingham Goes All Out for Amazon Union
On Sunday afternoon in Birmingham, Alabama I went canvassing for the Amazon union. The support for the union was overwhelming. The whole community is backing these workers.
Bessemer Opens the Floodgates: Amazon Workers All Over the Country Are Trying to Unionize
The small percentage of U.S. private-sector workers in unions looks to grow as the effort at the Amazon facility in Alabama opens the floodgates. Workers in Baltimore, New Orleans, Portland, Denver, and Southern California are discussing organizing drives.
The Racist System that Killed George Floyd is Set Up to Let Derek Chauvin Off Easy
Derek Chauvin is standing trial soon for the murder of George Floyd. But the entire process is designed to protect the state and its institutions, not to get "justice" for the murder of a Black man by the police. The structural racism of American “law and order” is already on plain display.
If You Marched in Black Lives Matter, Support Unionizing Amazon
Black Amazon workers in Bessemer, Alabama were inspired by last summer's anti-racist uprising to fight for a union. They need active support and solidarity from every single person who fights for a world where Black Lives Matter.
Detention Centers for Migrant Children Aren’t Summer Camp, They Are Concentration Camps
The Biden administration and the capitalist media are describing the detention camps for migrant children like summer camp. It's indicative of exactly what the Democratic Party is: brutality and repression dressed up with butterflies and rainbows.
ERCOT CEO Paid $883K Salary While Texans Face Crushing Electricity Bills
The deadly electricity fiasco in Texas is yet another example of how capitalism really works. The CEO of the grid is paid close to a million-dollar salary while the “market” generates bills to working-class people that could force them into bankruptcy.
Joe Biden is Leading The Battle to Reopen Schools, But Teachers Are Fighting Back
There is bipartisan unity around reopening schools thanks to the alliance between Joe Biden, local officials, and national union leadership. It’s time for teachers to fight.
Refinery Workers Go On Strike Across France to Protect Jobs
On Wednesday, January 3, Total refineries throughout France went on strike in response to the call of union confederations and the strikers at the Grandpuits site, in solidarity with their struggle and in defense of jobs across the country.
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.
“This is Our House”: Voices from the Hunts Point Market Strike
"Right now, there are 60 trucks out there and they don’t have people to unload them. Why? Because they need us."
Biden’s Inauguration Speech: Empty Platitudes and (Neoliberal) Unity
Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States. In his speech, he spoke very little about politics, policy, or the actual situation facing millions of people. Instead, he spoke in vague terms about the need for “democracy” and “unity” as he began his attempt to restore faith in America’s institutions.
Now It’s Time to Fight Biden
Joe Biden will become president today. This is not the time to celebrate or to go back to ignoring politics. It’s time to re-double our efforts, unite our struggles, and refuse to be satisfied with any crumbs tossed our way.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Calls the Capitol the “Citadel of Democracy”
While speaking out against the ultra-right white supremacist mob that stormed the Capitol last week, AOC referred to the Capitol as the “citadel of democracy.” Organizing and speaking out against the right should not mean glorifying the imperialist, capitalist U.S. Capitol and what takes place within its walls.
Corporations #Resist Trump By Cutting Funding for Republicans. Don’t Fall for It.
MasterCard, American Express, Dow Chemical, Amazon, Blue Cross Blue Shield and other major companies halted funding to political parties and candidates, primarily Republicans. This is more proof that the big corporations own the politicians. It isn’t a victory for us. They are united with the right where it most counts: attacks against the working class.