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Tatiana Cozzarelli

Tatiana is a former middle school teacher and current Urban Education PhD student at CUNY.

A Socialist Take on the Women’s March Convention

In mid August over 1,700 activists attended the Women’s March Convention in Houston Texas. While the participants were driven by rage at the status quo, the non-profit and corporate leaders of the Women’s March offered only a failed strategy of voting for the Democrats and supporting “progressive” capitalists.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

September 16, 2022

Eric Blanc vs. Kshama Sawant: On Democracy, Autocracy, and Socialism

At a recent online debate, two prominent U.S. socialists hashed out the question of reform vs. revolution. Eric Blanc repeated dried-out reformist ideas. Kshama Sawant offered revolutionary criticism — but with some important limitations.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

August 19, 2022

In a Backlash Against Dobbs, Kansas Votes Overwhelmingly to Protect Abortion

Kansans have overwhelmingly voted to protect abortion rights in their state. This is a huge rejection of the anti-democratic Dobbs decision by the tyrannical Supreme Court.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

August 2, 2022

Immigrants’ Rights Are Reproductive Rights — Fight Bans and Borders

After the largest mass death of immigrants in modern US history, it is important to see the connections between the struggle for reproductive rights and the struggle for abortion rights.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

July 14, 2022

Roe Is About to be Overturned: Organize With Your Co-Workers to Fight for Abortion Rights

Roe v. Wade is about to be overturned, marking the biggest defeat of the feminist movement in the past 50 years. We need to organize in rank-and-file committees to mobilize for reproductive rights.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

June 20, 2022

When It Comes to Gun Violence, Mental Health Matters and the Left Should Fight for It

In the aftermath of the recent wave of mass shootings we need a mental health overhaul and it’s the Left that needs to fight for it.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

June 13, 2022

Two Years After the George Floyd Uprising: A Changed Generation, An Unchanged System

George Floyd was murdered two years ago today. It set off a massive uprising that changed a generation.

Teachers at Blue Man Group’s School Are on Strike

Educators at the Blue School, the Blue Man Group's School, are on strike today.

The Baby Formula Shortage Is a Capitalist Crisis of Social Reproduction

The baby formula shortage is a consequence of capitalism and a crisis of social reproduction. Formula should not be commodified and sold — it should be free and a basic right for all parents.

Police and Department of Homeland Security Brutalize Abortion Rights Protesters in Los Angeles

Over a thousand people took to the streets in Los Angeles to protest the attacks on abortion rights. The police, armed to the teeth, severely repressed them.

May Day 2022: Unionize Every Workplace

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

‘We Can Defeat the Beast’: Amazon Labor Union Holds Press Conference

Over 20 Amazon workers and a crowd of journalists and leftists met on Friday afternoon in Staten Island, New York for a press conference led by the Amazon Labor Union. Workers know that united, they can defeat Amazon.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

April 12, 2022

Grassroots Unionism: Lessons from the Victory at Amazon

Amazon workers in Staten Island defeated one of the wealthiest and most anti-union corporations in the world. Their victory is a repudiation of the failed strategy of the labor bureaucracy and shows the power of real rank and file organizing.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

April 10, 2022

In a Historic Victory, Staten Island Workers Form the First U.S. Amazon Union

Today, Amazon workers at the JFK warehouse on Staten Island, New York voted to unionize. In doing so, the warehouse has formed the first U.S. union in the company’s history.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

April 1, 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.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

March 30, 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.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

March 28, 2022

The Minneapolis Teachers’ Strike Isn’t Over Until The Workers Decide It’s Over

The Minneapolis Public School District reached a tentative agreement with the teachers’ union and only a few hours later, called families and teachers to say the strike is over. But teachers have the right to read the proposed agreement, discuss and decide. The strike isn’t over until rank and file teachers say it is.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

March 25, 2022

Minneapolis Students Organize Occupation in Solidarity with Striking Teachers

Minneapolis students have just announced an occupation of the Davis Center, where contract negotiations are ongoing, in solidarity with striking teachers. The students hope to increase media attention toward the teachers’ struggle.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

March 23, 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.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

March 23, 2022

Minneapolis Students Speak Truth to Power in Solidarity With Striking Teachers

On Thursday, over 100 Minneapolis students walked the picket lines and organized a sit in as a show of solidarity with their teachers. They powerfully confronted the district's negotiating team and spoke truth to power.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

March 21, 2022

“We Got Your Back”: Student Protest in Solidarity with Teachers Strike

Students organized a march and sit in in solidarity with Minneapolis educators.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

March 16, 2022

“I’ve Never Felt So Powerful”: On the Picket Line of the Minneapolis Educator Strike

Minneapolis teachers enter week 2 of their strike. The atmosphere is electric and teachers are fighting to win. It's a strike for not only teachers, but for the whole community. And in the home of the George Floyd uprising, it is a struggle for Black lives.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

March 15, 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.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

March 14, 2022

Minneapolis Teachers Strike for Smaller Class Sizes, More Counselors and Higher Wages

Minneapolis teachers went out on strike this morning. They are demanding increased wages, smaller class sizes, mental health support for students, and support and retention of BIPOC teachers.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

March 8, 2022

Teachers Set to Strike on International Women’s Day in the Birthplace of the George Floyd Uprising

Twin Cities teachers are planning to strike on International Women’s Day in the birthplace of the George Floyd uprising. This historic strike highlights the role of the labor movement in Black struggle and feminist struggle.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

March 7, 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.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

March 1, 2022

Texas Declares Gender-Affirming Care as Child Abuse and Threatens to Separate Trans Kids From Their Parents

In a horrifying attack on trans rights, Texas has declared gender affirming care child abuse. It’s not. In fact, denying youth gender-affirming care is child abuse — not the other way around.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

February 23, 2022

Murderous Cop Kim Potter Gets Slap on the Wrist

Kim Potter, the Brooklyn Center police officer that murdered Daunte Wright, was sentenced Friday to a mere two years.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

February 21, 2022

Biden Administration Intensifies Its Warmongering over Ukraine

The Biden administration has amped up its warmongering over the Ukraine crisis. No to U.S. and NATO imperialism and to Putin’s reactionary government!

Tatiana Cozzarelli

February 12, 2022

Workers at Three Amazon Warehouses Wage Unionization Battle

Despite Amazon’s union busting, workers at three warehouses are fighting to unionize. If successful, they could help create fighting forces for the working class.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

February 6, 2022