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Emma Lee

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 Lee

July 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 Lee

June 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 Lee

June 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 Lee

May 13, 2022

Capitalist Copaganda and the NYC Subway Shooting

Eric Adams, and the New York political establishment is trying to use the subway shooting to increase support for the police. Don’t buy into the copaganda.

Emma Lee

April 28, 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 Lee

April 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 Lee

March 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 Lee

March 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 Lee

March 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 Lee

March 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 Lee

January 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 Lee

January 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 Lee

January 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 Lee

January 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 Lee

December 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 Lee

December 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 Lee

November 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 Lee

November 20, 2021

Waste Imperialism and the Trash Crisis in Tunisia

Sfax, Tunisia is drowning in garbage. This is a clear example of the inequities and destructiveness of waste management under capitalism.

Emma Lee

November 17, 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 Lee

November 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 Lee

October 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 Lee

October 12, 2021

Tunisia’s First Female Prime Minister, Najla Bouden, Represents More of the Same

The Tunisian president appointed the country’s first woman prime minister. It’s an obvious distraction from his authoritarian power grab.

Emma Lee

October 5, 2021

Bring Back the Spirit of Occupy

This Friday marked the ten-year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street. We have even more reason to fight.

Emma Lee

September 18, 2021

Twenty Years Since 9/11: A Legacy of Attacks on Civil Liberties and Human Rights

On the anniversary of 9/11, we look back at how the attacks were a cover for a broad assault on civil liberties and human and political rights in the United States and abroad.

Emma Lee

September 11, 2021

New Orleans Looks Out for Big Business, Not Residents in Ida’s Wake

Another major hurricane has battered the South. But instead of providing the relief residents need, authorities are deploying “anti-looting” police to discipline the region’s poorest — overwhelming Black folks.

Emma Lee

August 31, 2021

No More Imperialist Bombing of Afghanistan!

The United States is preparing for further retaliatory attacks against ISIS-K to “make them pay.” The real people who will pay are the Afghan people.

Emma Lee

August 29, 2021

A Partial Eviction Moratorium Is Not Enough. Forgive All Rent Now

A partial eviction moratorium went into effect this week in the United States, but it isn’t enough. We must have a full cancellation of rent and forgiveness of all back rent owed.

Emma Lee

August 7, 2021

Eviction Moratorium Expired, Millions Face Homelessness

After a half-hearted attempt to extend the eviction moratorium failed, the House of Representatives left for summer vacation.

Emma Lee

August 2, 2021

Coup in Tunisia: Not What the Arab Spring Revolutionaries Had in Mind

In response to widespread protests of economic instability and a poorly handled pandemic response, Tunisian President Kais Saied consolidated power on Sunday by suspending parliament and dismissing the prime minister.

Emma Lee

July 29, 2021