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New York’s Eviction Moratorium Ends Today. We Demand Free Public Housing For All

New York’s eviction moratorium expires today, and hundreds of thousands of households across the state are at risk of eviction. We cannot turn a blind eye to a single eviction, and we must demand rent cancellation and free public housing for all.

Emma Lee

January 15, 2022

“I Can’t Afford Not to Work”: Workers on the Omicron Surge

Workers tell Left Voice about safety measures at their workplace

Left Voice

January 11, 2022

“No One Is Coming to Save Us”: Brooklyn Teachers Organize Sickout

Teachers at a Brooklyn middle school organized a sickout in response to the surge in Omicron cases. We interviewed one teacher who emphasizes the importance of education workers having the agency to determine whether their workplaces are safe.

Left Voice

January 10, 2022

I Am a New York City Public High School Student. The Situation is Beyond Control.

An anonymous student spoke out on Reddit on January 6 to raise awareness of the impact of Omicron on students’ and teachers’ health, safety, and the state of education in schools in New York City.

Left Voice

January 9, 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

As the WHO Warns of an Omicron “Tsunami,” the United States and Europe Enact Irrational and Irresponsible Measures

Record-setting increases in daily Covid infection numbers, with the Omicron variant getting out of control, has led the United States and European countries to reduce quarantine periods and take other measures that put the profits of the bosses over workers’ health.

Juan Andrés Gallardo

December 30, 2021

“The CDC stands for Can’t Disrupt Capitalism” And Other Tweets That Capture the Moment

The internet has quite a lot to say about the new CDC guidelines for isolation. Here are some of our favorite tweets.

Left Voice

December 29, 2021

CDC Sides with Bosses Against Workers, Shortens Quarantine Time

CDC recommends shorter isolation times for people with COVID-19 despite increase in cases.

Cal Berry

December 28, 2021

Ending the Pandemic Is Not an “Individual Responsibility”

The Biden administration’s “individual responsibility” directive to “get vaccinated and boosted” is failing. The focus on vaccination only, rather than systemic solutions, is a ruling-class tactic to deflect blame away from bourgeois politicians and the capitalist system that continually places profit over lives.

Mike Pappas

December 28, 2021