Tatiana is a former middle school teacher and current Urban Education PhD student at CUNY.
Uniting Workers for Palestine Is a Fight for the Future of Labor
The struggle for Palestine shows the potential for the rank and file to push unions to break with imperialism and to build a new, combative, and internationalist unionism.
Tatiana CozzarelliNovember 27, 2023
New York Dedicates $75 Million to Police, Expanding Surveillance of University Protesters
Governor Hochul’s announcement of expanded police funding for surveillance is aligned with similar new initiatives from the Biden administration and university leaders.
Tatiana CozzarelliNovember 3, 2023
The Senate Is Demonizing Pro-Palestine Protests at Universities — They’re Scared of Our Power
The Hawley resolution, passed unanimously in the Senate, demonizes students, faculty and staff organizing at universities to end the genocide in Gaza and for a free Palestine. U.S. politicians are demonizing the university movement because they are afraid of the power of anti-imperialist students, faculty and staff.
Tatiana CozzarelliNovember 1, 2023
NYPD Brutally Attacks Peaceful Pro-Palestine Protest in Brooklyn
NYPD arrested at least a dozen protesters in Brooklyn Saturday night at a peaceful march against Israel’s brutal attacks in Palestine.
Tatiana CozzarelliOctober 21, 2023
Amid Repression from the Administration and Police, the CUNY PSC Must Stand with Palestine
As bombs rain down on Gaza and the CUNY administration continues to condemn and demonize Pro-Palestinian protests, the faculty and staff union at CUNY cannot remain silent. We must say loudly and clearly that we stand with Palestine.
Tatiana CozzarelliOctober 20, 2023
Biden’s Picket Line Visit Doesn’t Mean He Is On Our Side
President Biden’s visit to the UAW picket line shows the strength of the strike — and why it should remain independent from him and the Democrats.
Tatiana CozzarelliSeptember 27, 2023
Vote No is Growing Among the UPS Rank and File: We Must Support Them
The tentative agreement between UPS and the Teamsters has major gains, it also has major shortcomings. It is up to UPS workers — not union leaders, Democratic Party politicians, or the media — to decide whether they accept the proposed contract, or again raise the prospect of a historic strike.
Tatiana CozzarelliJuly 28, 2023
Left and Labor March for Trans Rights in New York City
Last weekend, the Left and Labor Coalition marched at the Queer Liberation March, highlighting that attacks on trans rights are an attack on workers' rights.
Tatiana CozzarelliJune 29, 2023
The Debt Ceiling Agreement is an Attack on the Working Class and on the Planet
Joe Biden and Kevin McCarthy’s deal to raise the debt ceiling is a handout to the military industrial complex and an attack on the working class and the planet. Rather than just raising the debt ceiling, a relatively standard practice that allows the U.S. to pay the bills for spending that already happened, this debt ceiling deal caps discretionary spending on everything but “defense” and fast-tracks the Mountain Valley Pipeline.
Tatiana CozzarelliJune 3, 2023
Brandon Johnson Will Disappoint Working People in Chicago
Brandon Johnson’s progressive electoral campaign attracted activists, young people, and members of the Black and Brown community. But like all Democrats, he governs for the capitalist class, not for the people of color and working-class people who volunteered for him.
Tatiana CozzarelliApril 11, 2023
Biden’s Populist Speech Can’t Cover Up Capitalist Crisis
Biden tried to paint a picture of a United States that has come back stronger after the pandemic. But despite his populist rhetoric and laundry list of policies, none of these measures can address the real needs of the vast majority of the working class and poor who have been exploited and oppressed for much longer than the last two years.
Tatiana CozzarelliFebruary 8, 2023
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