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Tatiana Cozzarelli

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

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

The HBCU Bomb Threats Are an Attack on Black People

In the first week of Black History Month, a number of Historically Black Colleges and Universities were at the receiving end of bomb threats. This comes against a larger backdrop of racist attacks on Black liberation and Black education.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

February 2, 2022

The Fight for Socialism After a Year of Malarkey

Despite the progressive promises, Biden has shown in his first year of office that he's a neoliberal enemy of working class and oppressed people. We shouldn’t put faith in capitalist politicians — the way forward in the fight for socialism is now and has always been in the movements of working class and oppressed people and in our ability to turn anger into organization against this capitalist system.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

January 20, 2022

Jim Crow Joe’s Voting Rights Speech Made a Mockery of the Civil Rights Movement

Joe Biden cynically spoke out in favor of voting rights, pretending to have been an activist in the civil rights movement. But for all his talk about expanding democracy, Biden serves, strengthens, legitimizes, and protects the racist, undemocratic system under which we live.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

January 14, 2022

Unsafe School Reopenings Aren’t About Kids. They’re About Capitalist Profits.

As Omicron surges across the country, capitalists are trying to get things “back to normal” at all costs. Unsafe school reopenings have nothing to do with students; they have everything to do with keeping the capitalist economy running.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

January 8, 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.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

January 6, 2022

Chicago Teachers Are Locked Out After Voting for Remote Learning, Refusing to Enter Unsafe Classrooms

Amidst a massive coronavirus surge, Chicago public school teachers voted to return to classes remotely following winter break. Instead Mayor Lightfoot and the district cancelled all classes in a clear confrontation with the city’s teachers and threatened to place all teachers who don’t return by Wednesday on “no pay” status.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

January 5, 2022