Author: Luiza Cavalcante (Leftist) An unprecedented labor movement On November 29th 2012, 100 fast food workers in New York City walked out of their jobs in a push for higher wages, better working conditions, and the right to form a union. The largest strike in the history of the fast food industry, it served as a springboard for a nationwide movement to increase the federal … Continue reading Working Class America’s Nearly Decade Long Fight For $15: Is This Where it Ends?
Author: Luiza Cavalcante (Leftist) A recent study of 153 COVID-19 patients by Dr. Liam Townsend at Trinity College Dublin, has found that lingering symptoms (including fatigue, general ill-health, and breathlessness) are all common following COVID-19 infections regardless of the disease’s severity. The research shows that a whopping 62% of patients had not returned to full health 75 days after the onset of the disease, as … Continue reading Covid Long Haulers Tend to be Woman, People of Color, of all Ages and Underserved
Author: Luiza Cavalcante (Leftist) As consumers become more in tune with the environmental and societal ramifications of their purchases from unsustainable industries, a trend of consumer driven charity is on the rise. It happens at the checkout counter when you’re asked to round up your total to end childhood cancer or when a company claims that a portion of the proceeds of a certain product’s … Continue reading The Problem With Consumer-Driven Charity: From Apple to (RED) to Conscious Step
THE FLIP SIDE Author: Luiza Cavalcante (Leftist) Editor’s note: Dear readers, Next Publius is still committed to fact checking and producing balanced journalistic pieces to further political discourse from across the aisle, this article is a part of a more opinionated series we are demoing called “The Flip Side,” created for huge national news events. Articles like these are designed to be read in conjunction with another article from a different … Continue reading The Capitol Hill Riot: From the Perspective of a Young Leftist
Millennials’ older-sibling-like custody over Gen-Z is eerily similar (though less mean-spirited) to baby boomer’s charge of millennials as their avocado toast munching, diamond market destroying, adult-children. What keeps this dynamic of generations alive is how they interdependently function as currency in an increasingly tedious social climate and characteristically unstable economy. This has made the kids of today, a generation of people born from the mid … Continue reading The Kids Aren’t Alright: Gen Z’s Forced Role as Both 2020’s Scapegoats and Saviors
Author: Luiza Calvacante (Leftist) Seven months ago on a chilly Sunday in late April, Washington’s State Capitol building was swarming with Right-Wing protestors demonstrating anti-lockdown sentiments. The protest brought together fiscal conservatives and civil libertarians in a flurry of star-spangled paraphernalia, brazen, maskless faces, and more than a few picket signs reading, “Give me liberty or give me death.” Though seeming all too out of … Continue reading How We Internalized Capitalism: A Look Into The Psyche of The American Worker