Tatiana is a former middle school teacher and current Urban Education PhD student at CUNY.
The Squad Crossed a Line. DSA Members Must Do Something about It
After the railway worker strike vote, DSA members must admit that their electoral strategy isn’t working. Calls for accountability point in the right direction, but a deeper reflection is required. It’s time for DSA members to come to terms with the fact that working within the Democratic Party just doesn’t work for socialists or the interests of the working class.
Tatiana CozzarelliJanuary 6, 2023
Abortion Protected the Democrats, but the Democrats Won’t Protect Abortion
The midterms showed that people care deeply about reproductive rights. The Democrats successfully positioned themselves as the defenders of abortion, but refuse to protect it.
Tatiana CozzarelliNovember 15, 2022
The Antidote to Midterm Despair Is Socialist Feminism
Among feminists, many are driven to the polls by the attacks on reproductive rights and trans youth. But so many go to the polls reluctantly, for lack of another solution. The antidote to midterm despair is socialist feminism.
Tatiana CozzarelliNovember 8, 2022
A Strike Threat Won NYU Adjuncts a Massive Raise — We Must Prepare to Strike at CUNY
Adjunct faculty at NYU recently won major gains in their contract after threatening to strike. CUNY workers should follow in their footsteps.
Tatiana CozzarelliNovember 5, 2022
The Democrats Are Cynically Using Abortion Rights to Get Out the Vote. Don’t Fall for It
This week, three weeks before the midterms, Biden proposed a cynical deal to those who want to defend abortion rights: if you get Democrats more seats in Congress, we’ll codify Roe. But restoring faith in the Democratic Party will not guarantee reproductive healthcare, fight the Far Right, or address the material needs of people feeling the effects of inflation. Working and oppressed people need their own solution.
Tatiana CozzarelliOctober 21, 2022
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 CozzarelliSeptember 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 CozzarelliAugust 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 CozzarelliAugust 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 CozzarelliJuly 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 CozzarelliJune 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 CozzarelliJune 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.
Tatiana CozzarelliMay 25, 2022
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.
Tatiana CozzarelliMay 20, 2022
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.
Tatiana CozzarelliMay 4, 2022
‘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 CozzarelliApril 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 CozzarelliApril 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 CozzarelliApril 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 CozzarelliMarch 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 CozzarelliMarch 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 CozzarelliMarch 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 CozzarelliMarch 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 CozzarelliMarch 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 CozzarelliMarch 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 CozzarelliMarch 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 CozzarelliMarch 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 CozzarelliMarch 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 CozzarelliMarch 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 CozzarelliMarch 7, 2022