NYC Throws Students and Teachers Under the Bus To Protect Economy During Pandemic
On Friday evening, Mayor Bill De Blasio explained his decision not to shut down NYC schools despite how many other municipalities have done so. Between the political maneuvering, he made it very clear why the center of capital and the most segregated school system in the nation refuses to close schools: capitalist politicians see teachers as highly replaceable daycare for other workers, and schools as necessary for the health of the economy.
Francesca GomesMarch 14, 2020
Coronavirus and the Healthcare Crisis: Our Lives Are Worth More than Their Profits!
The global economic and public health crisis opened by the coronavirus pandemic requires radical solutions. This is a statement by the Trotskyist Fraction – Fourth International (TF-FI) on the implications of the world situation and the response required to protect the lives of those most affected by the crisis.
Trotskyist Fraction – Fourth InternationalMarch 14, 2020
U.S. Capitalism Confronts Coronavirus — For the Wealthy
As the spread of the coronavirus roils the stock market and upends the social and economic lives of working people in the United States, the federal government is stepping in to address the crisis. But in whose interests?
Scott CooperMarch 14, 2020
Italian Factory Workers Go on Strike for Coronavirus Protections
As coronavirus rips through Italy, the country remains on lockdown and most businesses are closed. Yet many of Italy’s factories remain open, putting millions of workers at risk. Workers are going on strike around the country to stand up against these dangerous working conditions.
Diego LotitoMarch 13, 2020
Broadway Is Closed: What Does That Mean For Gig Workers?
Left Voice spoke to Chandler Black, a building manager for a NYC theatre, about the impact that the closing of Broadway (and Off-Broadway) theaters has had on gig economy workers.
Chandler BlackMarch 13, 2020
A Call for Submissions: Capitalism Will Not Heal the Pandemic
We are calling for submissions about the COVID-19 crisis that address the struggles of the working class and oppressed. Send us your stories, your experiences, and your anger at [email protected]
Left VoiceMarch 12, 2020