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Luigi Morris

Luigi is a freelance photographer, socialist journalist and videographer. He is an activist for immigrants' rights.

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Amazon’s Retaliation Against Worker Activists Must Be Defeated

In the last two months, at least five pro-union activist workers have been fired at the Staten Island Amazon warehouses. Yesterday, Pasquale Cioffi, a process assistant who played an important role in the union victory, was also fired.

Luigi Morris

June 10, 2022

Amazon Won’t Stop Union Busting and Firing Organizers

Amazon hasn't recognized the Amazon Labor Union and, like Starbucks, is continuing to union bust and fire organizers.

Luigi Morris

May 20, 2022

May Day 2022: Unionize Every Workplace

This May Day, it's time to build a fighting labor movement.

Luigi Morris

May 1, 2022

Over 220 Palestinians Injured and Several Hundreds Detained in Attack on Al-Aqsa Mosque

Israeli occupation forces stormed and raided the third-holiest site in Islam, with premeditated violence and brutality. We need to continue efforts surrounding international solidarity with the Palestinian people fighting for their liberation.

Luigi Morris

April 15, 2022

New York Luxury Building Workers Rally and Authorize Strike

Luxury building workers and doormen from at least 3,000 buildings in New York City rallied on Wednesday and authorized a strike if they do not reach a deal on a new collective bargaining agreement.

Luigi Morris

April 15, 2022

Mayor Adams Courts Wealthy New Yorkers and Brutalizes the Unhoused

New York City Mayor Eric Adams is evicting unhoused people from their living spaces and cracking down on sheltering in subways. It’s part of his administration’s "law and order" politics and efforts to court the wealthy.

Luigi Morris

April 1, 2022

A Few Gains and Plenty of Frustration as Minneapolis Teachers’ Strike Ends

After three weeks, the Minneapolis teachers strike is over. The Educational Support Professionals and teachers’ tentative agreements were ratified by 76 percent and 80 percent, respectively. While the contract does include some gains, the result is far less than what teachers demanded and deserve. Many teachers vow to continue the struggle for quality public schools for all.

Luigi Morris

March 28, 2022

Many Minneapolis Teachers and Educational Support Are Dissatisfied with Tentative Agreement

The Minneapolis Federation of Teachers (MFT) and the Educational Support Professional (ESP) chapter reached a tentative agreement that the rank and file has to frantically vote over this weekend.

Luigi Morris

March 27, 2022

Biden’s Defense of “Democracy” Is Deeply Hypocritical

While the president of the United States assures the public that the U.S. has “fought for freedom, expanded liberty, defeated totalitarianism and terror,” the reality is completely different.

Luigi Morris

March 4, 2022

2022: More Wealthy People and Far More Poor People. We Need to Fight Back

After almost two years of pandemic, the inequality gap has increased: 10 percent of the global population now receives 52 percent of global income, according to the World Inequality Report.

Luigi Morris

January 1, 2022

“We’re being treated unfairly and we’re doing something about it”: Amazon Workers Walk Out

On Wednesday, dozens of Amazon workers walked out at the DIL3 facility in Gage’s Park and DLN2 warehouses in Cicero in Chicago. They are demanding a wage increase and safer working conditions. The walkout took place during the Christmas rush, maximizing the impact on Amazon.

Luigi Morris

December 24, 2021

#NoTrucksToColorado: Drivers Protest the Unjust Conviction of Lazaro Aguilera-Mederos

Rogel Lazaro Aguilera-Mederos was sentenced to 110 years in prison because of a vehicle accident in 2019, caused by the company not maintaining its equipment and the brakes failing. No one but the trucking company he is/was employed by should be held accountable for this accident.

Luigi Morris

December 19, 2021

Our Lives Are Worth More Than Their Profits

Going to work shouldn’t be a death sentence. Eight workers died and eight more are still missing at Mayfield Consumer Products, a candle factory in Kentucky. Six died at an Amazon warehouse in Illinois. Our lives are worth more than their profits.

Luigi Morris

December 14, 2021

Taxi Drivers Are on Hunger Strike for Their Lives

Taxi drivers organized with the New York City Taxi Workers’ Alliance (NYTWA) have been protesting outside City Hall for 43 days. Twelve days ago they started a hunger strike.

Luigi Morris

October 31, 2021

Amazon Workers in Staten Island Have Taken the First Step Toward a Union

After six months of organizing, Amazon workers in Staten Island have submitted a petition for a union election. Amazon is already fighting the request.

Luigi Morris

October 27, 2021

Buffalo Healthcare Workers Strike for Better Patient Care and Fair Wages

Left Voice visited the picket line at Mercy Hospital near Buffalo, New York. Nurses and other hospital workers have been on strike for three weeks, calling for safe staffing ratios and better pay.

Luigi Morris

October 23, 2021

As NYC UMEC Workers Enter 6th Month of Strike, the Time for Solidarity is Now

As the strike at UMEC reaches its six-month anniversary, it is urgent to break the workers’ isolation and for the Teamsters union to mobilize its membership in support of their struggle.

Luigi Morris

October 19, 2021

Freedom for All Palestinian Political Prisoners

The recapture of four of the six Palestinians who escaped from a high-security Israeli prison sheds light on the brutality of the country’s carceral system.

Luigi Morris

September 18, 2021

“We are not giving up.” Alabama Coal Miners Enter Sixth Month of Strike

A reflection on the strengths and contradictions of this historic strike by a journalist who covered the struggle from the first night of picket lines and from a distance.

Luigi Morris

September 10, 2021

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. 

Luigi Morris

April 22, 2021

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.

Luigi Morris

April 21, 2021

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.

Luigi Morris

January 23, 2021

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.

Luigi Morris

January 23, 2021

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.

Luigi Morris

December 3, 2020

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.

Luigi Morris

November 23, 2020

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.

Luigi Morris

November 13, 2020

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.

Luigi Morris

September 28, 2020

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.

Luigi Morris

July 27, 2020

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.

Luigi Morris

July 22, 2020

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.

Luigi Morris

July 14, 2020