Not Just “One Bad Apple:” Andrew Cuomo Is One of Many in a Rotten System
Good riddance Andrew Cuomo.
Tatiana CozzarelliAugust 10, 2021
More Cuts at CUNY: Interview with a Grad Student Worker
Students, faculty, and staff at the City University of New York (CUNY) are grappling with another series of cuts by the administration. Left Voice interviewed a graduate student worker who holds multiple part time positions at CUNY to learn more about the austerity being imposed on the university.
Left VoiceFebruary 8, 2021
Governor Cuomo’s “Pay Cut” Is a Cynical Publicity Stunt
All bourgeois politicians are cynical manipulators of public perception, but New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo is a master of the genre. Since the coronavirus pandemic began in March, Cuomo has tried to sell himself as a tough, no-nonsense advocate of public health and shared sacrifice, but he is still the same run of the mill neoliberal that he has always been.
James Dennis HoffNovember 20, 2020
The Housing Crisis Is Just Getting Started; Let’s Stop It
The real estate crisis poses a deep threat to New York City. New evictions, city budget shortfalls, and financial contagion could worsen an already intolerable situation. The Left should organize not only to ward off an eviction wave but to challenge the capitalist logic creating it.
David KlassenNovember 8, 2020
Cuomo Would Rather Squeeze the Working Class Than Tax the Rich
Seven months into a global pandemic, in a state with the highest concentration of billionaires in the world, over a third of New Yorkers are struggling to pay rent. Rather than spread the wealth and ensure all New Yorkers have what they need, Governor Cuomo is working to ensure New York’s ultra rich don’t feel any effects from the pandemic and associated economic downturn.
Rebecca MargoliesSeptember 23, 2020
Website for New York’s Covid Rent Relief Program Crashes within 8 Minutes of Launching
The overwhelming need for rent relief was made evident within the first 8 minutes of the launching of Governor Cuomo's Covid Rent Relief Program.
Tatiana CozzarelliJuly 16, 2020
Trump’s Call to Reopen Schools Endangers Students, Staff, and Families
Furiously attempting to “reopen the economy,” both Republicans and Democrats are insisting that schools return to face to face teaching while simultaneously slashing the funding that would allow them to do so safely. Once again, the plan is to sacrifice the health of poor and working-class kids, teachers, and their families for a capitalist economy.
Francesca GomesJuly 11, 2020
If Black Lives Matter, Then Stop The Evictions
In 2013, the Black Lives Matter movement developed in response to police violence and murder of Black people. While this movement is largely associated with fighting police brutality and exposing the systemic racism of the criminal legal system, Black Lives Matter is also a housing justice issue.
Lisa EdwardsJune 29, 2020
Papers, Please: NYPD Harasses Protesters Going Home
New York police are targeting activists. Maya Kates recounts being stopped in a taxi going home after a protest.
Maya KatesJune 8, 2020