Puerto Rican Unions to Hold Biggest National Strike since 2019
Today in Puerto Rico, workers and activists are calling for a national strike and mobilizations in response to the privatization of Puerto Rico’s electric grid under the U.S. and Canadian company LUMA Energy.
Maryam AlanizJune 3, 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
MTA Temporarily Averts Austerity. A Wealth Tax Could Save It.
The full MTA budget includes anticipated funding from a yet-to-be-passed coronavirus relief package. Cuomo could easily solve the MTA’s budget problem by taxing the rich.
Zed SimonDecember 20, 2020
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
New York Postpones Raises for Public Employees; CUNY Workers Push for a Strike
As the state and city governments try to balance the budget without raising taxes on the rich, more than 100,000 public employees in New York are being denied their contractual raises and back-pay. Workers at the City University of New York are bringing a resolution for a strike authorization vote to the table, and other public unions must do the same.
Olivia WoodNovember 14, 2020
What’s Next: Stimulus or Austerity?
Joe Biden will become president at a moment when the global economic downturn poses a critical question for U.S. capital: austerity or stimulus? The answer appears to be federal stimulus and austerity through state budgets. However it plays out, capital calls the shots.
Scott CooperNovember 13, 2020
Massive Protests Erupt in Indonesia Against Austerity
Thursday, October 8, the third day of protests in Indonesia against a legislative reform that slashes labor rights and threatens the environment, was marked by clashes with the police. Some 300 demonstrators were arrested in the capital, where thousands of people mobilized.
Salvador SolerOctober 8, 2020
Before the Yellow Vests, Chile, and Lebanon, There Was the Uprising in Haiti
Haiti has been fighting back against austerity and government corruption since last year. But the problems that Haiti faces are deeply rooted in a colonial legacy and imperialist intervention.
Tatiana CozzarelliNovember 21, 2019
Chile’s General Strike: Over a Million Reject Piñera’s Crumbs. There Is a Will to Fight for More.
The national leader of the Partido de Trabajadores Revolucionarios, a revolutionary left party in Chile, calls for a continuation of the protests until Piñera is overthrown. There are enough forces to win and to impose a free, sovereign Constituent Assembly, to discuss the urgent social problems of the day, and to do away with the legacies of Pinochet’s dictatorship.
Pablo TorresOctober 24, 2019