Emma is a special education teacher in New York City.
Protestors Disrupt Thanksgiving Parade With One Message: End Genocide, Don’t Celebrate It
This Thanksgiving, pro-Palestine protestors and Indigenous people refuse to allow the whitewashing of past and ongoing genocide.
Emma LeeNovember 23, 2023
Let This Be an End to the Lie that Anti-Zionism is Antisemitism
Anti-Zionist Jews in the U.S. held a historic action, while Israel launched one of its worst rounds of bombing in their name. The largest act of civil disobedience in NYC in two decades should moralize us all to keep fighting against the war on Gaza and clarify once and for all that fighting Zionism is not antisemitic.
Emma LeeOctober 28, 2023
New York City Teachers Union Ratifies Bad Five-Year Contract
New York City’s teachers union ratified a contract that does nothing to address the deep problems facing the city’s students and teachers. The battle isn’t over — we should be prepared to strike and fight for more.
Emma LeeJuly 12, 2023
Protests Burn Thousands of Cars Demanding Justice for Nahel
Last Tuesday, French police murdered 17-year-old Nahel Merzouk in broad daylight during a traffic stop. Initiating another phase of class struggle in France, people across the country are taking up radical methods to demand justice.
Emma LeeJuly 3, 2023
Students Deserve Better: First Columbus Teachers Strike in Almost 50 Years
An overwhelming 94 percent of teachers and education workers in Columbus, Ohio voted to go on strike Monday. They are demanding smaller class sizes, safe school buildings, and fully-funded arts, music, and physical education programs.
Emma LeeAugust 24, 2022
Gaza and Al-Aqsa Under Attack in Latest Zionist Israeli Military Onslaught
Over the weekend, the Gaza Strip was attacked by Zionist Israeli military forces and Al-Aqsa Mosque was stormed by ultra-nationalists. We need international solidarity in the streets for Palestine, demanding that not a penny more of imperialist governments’ money go to Israel.
Emma LeeAugust 8, 2022
Police Murder Bronx Teenager for Carrying a Water Gun
An off-duty corrections officer, Don Middleton, shot and killed 18-year-old Raymond Chaluisant, who was playing with a water gun while riding as a passenger in a friend’s car in his Bronx neighborhood.
Emma LeeJuly 26, 2022
Supreme Court Allows End of “Remain in Mexico” Policy, U.S. Imperialism Continues
The Supreme Court will allow the Biden administration to end Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” policy. The decision is a needed reprieve for asylum seekers, but make no mistake: it is nowhere near enough.
Emma LeeJuly 4, 2022
‘It’s Devastating’: NYC Schools Face Enormous Budget Cuts
Left Voice publishes an interview with a teacher at New York City’s MS 839, who has been organizing with his school community against the city’s school budget cuts.
Emma LeeJune 20, 2022
One Million U.S. Covid Deaths and Counting: A Grim Milestone
The official death toll in the U.S. for COVID-19 has surpassed one million. The capitalists and U.S. politicians have blood on their hands.
Emma LeeJune 17, 2022
Florida Teacher Fired for Speaking about Sexuality
A teacher in Florida was fired under the state’s “Don’t Say Gay” law. We must build a fighting labor movement to defend her, as well as all other teachers and students targeted by the onslaught of anti-LGTBQ+ bills.
Emma LeeMay 13, 2022
Parents and Students Organize Sit-In in Solidarity with Striking Sacramento Teachers
In Sacramento, parents and students are organizing sit-ins to support their teachers, who are on strike for higher pay and increased staffing.
Emma LeeApril 3, 2022
The Supreme Court Is Our Enemy, with or without Ketanji Brown Jackson
Confirmation hearings for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson were a show of racist and sexist right-wing attacks. But while Judge Jackson’s nomination is significant and we must denounce the sexist and racist attacks against her, we can be under no illusions that the Supreme Court is or will be on the side of working class and oppressed people.
Emma LeeMarch 30, 2022
The Abortion Restriction Domino Effect: Oklahoma Advances Near-Total Abortion Ban
Following Texas's example, a wave of new copycat bills restricting abortion access is already taking a serious toll on the health and wellbeing of pregnant people across the country.
Emma LeeMarch 23, 2022
Starbucks Workers Strike Over Unfair Labor Practices
Denver Starbucks workers are fighting to unionize. The company has cut their hours, issued warnings, and spied on them.
Emma LeeMarch 14, 2022
Sanctions Are an Imperialist Tool That Hurts Working People
As Putin escalates military action in Ukraine, many view Biden’s sanctions as the lesser evil. They’re not.
Emma LeeMarch 1, 2022
A Working-Class Program for Safe School Reopenings
Schools have been at the center of the capitalist strategy to reopen the economy for nearly two years. But the decision to reopen schools shouldn’t be up to the capitalists — it should be decided by the people who live and work within their communities. Here we present a working-class program for safe school reopenings.
Emma LeeJanuary 28, 2022
New York’s Eviction Moratorium Ends Today. We Demand Free Public Housing For All
New York’s eviction moratorium expires today, and hundreds of thousands of households across the state are at risk of eviction. We cannot turn a blind eye to a single eviction, and we must demand rent cancellation and free public housing for all.
Emma LeeJanuary 15, 2022
2022 Must Mark a New Stage for the Climate Movement
After a year packed with climate disasters and blatant disregard by capitalists, the climate movement cannot afford to be apathetic or repeat a failed strategy.
Emma LeeJanuary 11, 2022
‘Don’t Look Up’: Why the Climate Crisis Isn’t a Comet, and Why That Matters
'Don’t Look Up' presents an opportunity to reignite the climate movement. That means we have to look beyond its creators’ calls for individual action.
Emma LeeJanuary 1, 2022
Striking Latina Cake Factory Workers in L.A. Area Reject Latest Contract Proposal
After 46 days on strike, workers at a cake factory in Los Angeles have rejected the latest contract proposal from the bosses. These cake makers are among many striking workers across the United States fighting against hyper-exploitative bosses.
Emma LeeDecember 18, 2021
Ireland and Argentina Won Abortion Rights through Struggle. Protecting Our Rights Here Won’t Be Any Different
Abortion rights are under threat in the United States. As the abortion movements in Ireland and Argentina have shown, the right to free, safe, and legal abortions can only be won through combative action and mass mobilization in the streets.
Emma LeeDecember 11, 2021
Education Workers Must Stand in Solidarity with Trans Rights
Today is Trans Day of Remembrance in the midst of a nationwide attack on trans rights in schools. Now more than ever, education workers must stand in solidarity with the rights of trans students.
Emma LeeNovember 20, 2021
Native Occupation of Alcatraz Island Began on This Day in 1969
Today marks the 52nd anniversary of the start of what would become a year-and-a-half-long occupation of Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay in 1969 by 89 Native Americans and their supporters. It was a remarkable demonstration of Indigenous resistance self-organization and helped launch a broader struggle.
Emma LeeNovember 20, 2021
Steven Donziger, Lawyer who Defended Indigenous Farmers in Ecuador, Imprisoned
Environmental and human rights lawyer, Steven Donziger won a $9.5 billion settlement for Indigenous Ecuadorians against Chevron. Now he has been disbarred and sentenced to six months in jail by judges with close ties to the corporate oil giant.
Emma LeeNovember 3, 2021
Union Leadership Accepts Paltry Wage Deal Just as South African Metalworkers’ Strike Begins to Hurt the Capitalists
On Thursday, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) called off a major strike of at least 155,000 workers just as it was starting to gain momentum and was about to strike a major blow against the capitalists’ assault on the workers.
Emma LeeOctober 23, 2021
85-Hour Weeks, 6 Weeks Straight, No Days Off: Kellogg Workers on Strike
Forced overtime, chronic understaffing, and confusion tactics are among the many assaults on Kellogg’s workers in the midst of a devastating pandemic while the company raked in record profits.
Emma LeeOctober 12, 2021