Ezra is a NYC based theatre artist and teacher.
Ni Una Menos: Inspiration from Argentina for the Trans Rights Movement
We should take inspiration from the Ni Una Menos movement in Latin America, which fought against femicides and laid the groundwork for the successful struggle for abortion rights. They chart the way forward in our struggle for trans rights and for bodily autonomy for all.
Ezra BrainJune 3, 2022
The NRA Exists to Keep Weapons Profits Booming and Guns in the Hands of the State and Right Wing
The NRA is holding its annual convention just days after the Uvalde school shooting. The group exists to protect gun industry profits and the state’s monopoly on violence, and keep guns in the hands of right-wingers.
Ezra BrainMay 27, 2022
The Uvalde Massacre Is the Product of a Heinous System
Another deadly school shooting has claimed the lives of innocent school children and education workers. The small town of Uvalde, Texas, was the scene of the latest example of tragic barbarity as at least 18 elementary schoolers and two adults were murdered by an 18 year-old gunman who also died at the scene.
Ezra BrainMay 24, 2022
In the Latest Primaries, the Battle within the Parties Continues
Tuesday's primaries delivered wins to Trump endorsed candidates and some progressives, signaling that the fight for the parties is far from over.
Ezra BrainMay 18, 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.
Ezra BrainMay 13, 2022
Democrats Campaign for Anti-Choice Congressman while Abortion Rights Are at Risk
As the Supreme Court prepares to overturn Roe v. Wade, leading Democrats are campaigning for anti-choice congressman Henry Cuellar. Yet again, Democrats are showing us who they are — let’s believe them and build a movement of our own.
Ezra BrainMay 13, 2022
The Supreme Court Is Poised to Overturn Roe v. Wade — Now Is the Time to Mobilize
In a leaked draft of its upcoming decision, the Supreme Court appears to be prepared to overturn Roe v. Wade. It is absolutely essential that we mobilize now — in the streets, in workplaces, and in our unions — to protect the right to abortion.
Ezra BrainMay 2, 2022
Social Justice Unionism: How ‘Generation U’ Is Building Class Solidarity
Workers are increasingly seeing the connections between their own oppressed identities and their role as exploited members of the working class. Social justice will be won only through this unified force.
Ezra BrainApril 29, 2022
Queer Amazon Union Organizers Stand Up against Rainbow Capitalism
Maddie, an LDJ5 warehouse worker explained that many organizers had nicknamed the LDJ5 warehouse the LDGay5, given how many of the organizers are queer. The fight against oppression is intrinsically tied to the fight for a union for these workers.
Ezra BrainApril 27, 2022
Move to Unionize Waitress Tour Could Rewrite How the Theater Industry Operates
Actors’ Equity Association is trying to unionize a workplace for the first time in 20 years. It’s one of the most progressive developments in theater in a long time, and has the potential to rewrite the way the industry operates.
Ezra BrainApril 15, 2022
Justice for Patrick Lyoya: Black Man Murdered by Cop during Traffic Stop
A police officer shot 26-year-old Patrick Lyoya in Grand Rapids, Michigan last week. Videos released on Wednesday give us a glimpse into the latest atrocious muder of a Black man at the hands of the police. No justice, no peace.
Ezra BrainApril 13, 2022
As UK Parliament Considers Allowing Conversion Therapy for Trans People, Thousands March in Protest
Thousands of protesters took to the streets of London on Sunday to protest the Conservative Party government’s proposal to keep conversion therapy legal for trans people.
Ezra BrainApril 12, 2022
Millions in India Join General Strike against Modi Government
Millions of workers in India have taken to the streets as part of a general strike against the government of Narendra Modi.
Ezra BrainMarch 28, 2022
The War in Ukraine and Sanctions on Russia Are Driving Global Hunger
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine isn’t just harming the working class of both countries — it’s causing global food shortages.
Ezra BrainMarch 25, 2022
Disney Workers Walk Out To Protest Complicity in “Don’t Say Gay” Bill
Disney workers are staging walkouts to protest the company’s refusal to condemn Florida’s recently-passed anti-LGBTQ+ bill.
Ezra BrainMarch 22, 2022
Capitalism, Nationalism, and Copaganda: Biden’s First State of the Union
Joe Biden’s first State of the Union address reveled in nationalism, vague promises, and anti-Russian rhetoric. But, behind all the sloganeering, the speech revealed that Biden intends to stay the course on his disastrous governing strategy of empty promises that have categorically failed the working class and oppressed.
Ezra BrainMarch 1, 2022
Oppression, Class Struggle, and Other Things Jacobin Doesn’t Care About
Jacobin Magazine recently released its first issue of 2022. The issue is full of defenses for the Democratic Party, but it has no articles about either class struggle or the oppressed.
Ezra BrainFebruary 27, 2022
8,000 Educators in Minneapolis and St. Paul Vote to Authorize Historic Strike
Educators in the twin cities just voted to authorize a strike.
Ezra BrainFebruary 18, 2022
Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” Bill Is Another Attack on Queer Youth and All Educators
Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill would make it illegal to discuss gender and sexuality in K–12 schools. We need a unified, national movement against these right-wing attacks.
Ezra BrainFebruary 14, 2022
NYC Mayor Eric Adams Is Pro-Cop and Anti-Worker
One month into his tenure as mayor of New York City, Eric Adams has proved himself staunchly pro-cop and anti-worker. We need to mobilize against both him and the Democratic Party, neither of whom will provide solutions for crime or the health and social problems affecting the city.
Ezra BrainJanuary 31, 2022
Why “Partygate” Threatens to Bring Down UK Prime Minister
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is in the midst of a growing political crisis after it became clear that he and his aides violated Covid-19 regulations by having parties. These parties are a slap in the face to the working people of Britain, who were banned from seeing their families while the Prime Minister drank with his cronies.
Ezra BrainJanuary 16, 2022
One Year After January 6: The State of the Right and the Re-Legitimization of the State
Today politicians will commemorate the anniversary of the Storming of the Capitol as the day that democracy was saved from an attack of wild Trump supporters. But the advance of the far Right won’t be stopped by the Democrats or by putting our faith in the undemocratic institutions of the United States.
Ezra BrainJanuary 6, 2022
A Seemingly Targeted Attack Puts George Floyd’s Grand-Niece in the Hospital, Police Don’t Come For Hours
Arianna Delane, the four-year-old grand-niece of George Floyd, was taken to the hospital in the early hours of New Years Day following what appears to be a targeted shooting. The police took four hours to arrive on the scene.
Ezra BrainJanuary 5, 2022
“We’re Not All Here”: Why We Must Fight To Free Political Prisoners in 2022
As we enter 2022, many activists from BLM and other movements face years in prison. We must build a movement to demand their freedom, both to protect those specific people and to defend against state attacks on our movements in general.
Ezra BrainJanuary 2, 2022
Against Subtlety: ‘Don’t Look Up’ Is the Movie for Our Moment
Don’t Look Up is The Movie about what it feels like to be alive right now. It’s a masterpiece of 21st-century climate anxiety and, more importantly, class rage.
Ezra BrainDecember 30, 2021
The Climate Crisis Is Here: Tornadoes Cut a Deadly Swath Across the United States
Deadly tornadoes killed at least 50 people across the United States on Friday night. This is but the latest sign of a fast-escalating climate crisis.
Ezra BrainDecember 11, 2021
From the Tea Party to Kyle Rittenhouse: The Far Right’s Advances within the Republican Party
Since Kyle Rittenhouse’s acquittal, he's been offered three different internships with Republican members of Congress and been invited to meet with Donald Trump. This is the latest sign that the Republican Party is embracing the far Right --- a trend that was first seen in the Tea Party.
Ezra BrainDecember 3, 2021
IATSE Members Vote No, Contract Passes Anyway
By using undemocratic voting measures, public pressure, and delaying tactics, the IATSE bureaucracy overrode the wishes of the membership to ram through a terrible contract. This is a betrayal of Halyna Hutchins, and all the IATSE members who voted to strike and who are demanding safe working conditions.
Ezra BrainNovember 16, 2021