Hours-Long Lines in the Cold and Rain: Covid Test Hell in New York City
Covid cases are surging in NYC as the Omicron strain spreads across the world. Those hoping to get tested are facing an hellish experience, waiting in freezing weather and in some cases being turned away for a lack of available tests.
Molly RosenzweigDecember 20, 2021
There’s Nothing Natural about the Disasters We’re Seeing
The U.S. was once again rocked with devastating climate disasters this week. The capitalists, state, and media want us to believe that this is natural, when, in reality, it is anything but.
Ezra BrainSeptember 5, 2021
After Four Months on the Picket Line, Striking Oil Workers Are Still Going Strong
While United Metro Energy Corp. workers were picketing in front of the company gates, the union representatives undercut the strike by allowing trucks to continue to come and go.
Ioan GeorgAugust 11, 2021
Brooklyn Residents Attempt to Reclaim 1083 Broadway
An affinity group of local residents has chosen to access the ground-floor commercial space of a building in the Broadaway/Myrtle corridor in Brooklyn, New York.
Broadway/Myrtle Corridor ResidentsJuly 22, 2021
The NYC Hometown Heroes Parade Does Not Represent Essential Workers
The parade ignores the fact that many of the essential workers lauded as “heroes” with this parade worked throughout the pandemic without adequate resources, adequate pay, adequate protections, and adequate staffing.
Left Voice Healthcare WorkersJuly 7, 2021
Andrew Yang: Anti-Union Warrior for School Privatization
Andrew Yang, known for his short-lived 2020 presidential run, is one of the leading candidates for November’s mayoral race in New York City. Despite his supposedly progressive leanings, his support of charter schools and school choice, and his hostility toward teachers unions, reveal his alignment with the capitalist status quo.
Emma LeeApril 9, 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
MTA Plans Service Cuts and Fare Hikes, Keeps Its Cops
New York City’s MTA is facing massive cuts and fare hikes as a result of a budget crisis. These proposals will hit the working class hardest.
Otto ForsNovember 24, 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
New York City Cops Violently Repress Post-election Protesters
Amid election week, hundreds of protestors in the West Village are protesting the undemocratic U.S. regime. Some of these demonstrators have been violently attacked, kettled, and arrested by NYPD cops in full riot gear.
Maryam AlanizNovember 4, 2020