Luigi is a freelance photographer, socialist journalist and videographer. He is an activist for immigrants' rights.
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.
“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.
#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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
All Power to the Imagination: CHAZ/CHOP and Revolutionary Consciousness
Six blocks is a good start; let's take the world.
Justice For Sean Monterrosa, a Young Latino Killed by the Vallejo Police
One hour before Sean Monterrosa was killed by police, he sent his family one last text: “Can you help me out by signing this petition (for George Floyd)?”
Cuomo’s No Darling of the Movement Against Police Brutality
Democrats like New York’s Governor, Andrew Cuomo, are trying to demonize protesters fighting against a racist state. By imposing a curfew and attempting to divide protesters, Cuomo shows his true face as a capitalist politician.
“Bolsonaro Prefers to Invest in Mass Graves for Black People Rather than in Healthcare”: An Interview with a Brazilian Socialist
Brazilian socialist Leticia Parks, of the Movement of Revolutionary Workers speaks about the state of the pandemic in Brazil, a growing hotspot for the virus. She also speaks about the ultra-right wing Bolsonaro government and violence against Black Brazilians.
May Day Action at Amazon Warehouse in Staten Island
On #MayDay dozens of nurses and other frontline workers came out to show solidarity for Amazon workers facing life-threatening working conditions during an action in front of the Amazon Warehouse in Staten Island . This demonstration was just one example of how workers facing common struggles can come together to show their power and amplify their shared demands as the working class. #PPEOverProfit #ProtectAmazonWorkers
Frontline Healthcare Workers Demand Appropriate PPE, Trained Staffing, and Supplies.
Today, nurses along with other frontline workers came together at Mount Sinai Hospital in Harlem to make their voices heard concerning the urgent need for personal protective equipment (PPE) — which they’ve been denied access to by government officials, union leaders, and hospital administrators alike.
Worker’s Voices From the Amazon Walk Out
“These people are working in fear. They only confirmed one case, there are at least 10 in here. There is no social distancing going on. People are packed on top of each other. Close this building now and pay us for every day that is closed. Close this building down, get it clean.”
Jacobi Medical Center Nurse Speaks out About Limited Supplies in the Midst of a Pandemic
“There’s money, it’s there but it’s not being put into the protection of the workers, of the nurses, of the doctors, of our housekeeping staff - all of us working long hours” #WeNeedPPE #NationalizePrivateHealthcare
Closing NYC Restaurants Will Keep People At Home, But How Will We Pay Rent?
As restaurants and bars close in New York and other states to combat the coronavirus crisis, many workers are left without the means to take care of themselves and those that depend on them. Here is one food industry worker's perspective.