Tre Kwon

@Tre_Kwon

Tre is a writer and editor for Left Voice. She works as a nightshift nurse at a hospital in Brooklyn and is a member of the NYSNA nurses union. Second-generation Korean American, she grew up in MD on hip hop, kimchi, and Korean pop (before it got huge). She takes care of her aging dog and visits her little nephew ("Mr. Cheeks") whenever she can.

UNITED STATES

La Migra and Their Unions: Not With Us

February 03, 2017 | Unions representing the Customs and Border Patrol and Immigration and Customs Enforcement were among the first to endorse Trump’s nomination for presidency. Several months later, despite federal (...)

Tre Kwon

TRUMP PRESIDENCY

Death to Public Programs: Pro-Privatization Hawk to Head Medicaid

January 14, 2017 | With Seema Verma appointed Trump’s head of Medicare and Medicaid, we can expect the acceleration of privatization and dismantling of current government health insurance programs. In the coming (...)

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Shreya Mahajan

ARGENTINA

5 Takeaways from the Huge Socialist Rally in Argentina

November 28, 2016 | A soccer stadium in Buenos Aires, brimming with people: nothing to call home about. An arena packed with over 20,000 Trotskyists—combative rank-and-file unionists, LGBT activists, women organizing (...)

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UNITED STATES

US Elections Are a Sham

November 16, 2016 | There’s been a flood of explanations for Trump’s victory. Interpretations aside, his triumph is a measure of how undemocratic the electoral system is.

Juan Cruz Ferre
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UNITED STATES

Black August in LA: Month of Meaning and Resistance

August 12, 2016 | Organizations across the country are holding events throughout the month to commemorate Black August. For Black revolutionaries and communities, the month of August is emblazoned with the (...)

Julia Wallace
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PALESTINE

Google Erases Palestine from the Map

August 08, 2016 | Google Maps has erased Palestine from the world map in one unannounced moment, replacing it with the word, “Israel.” By doing so, the multinational giant sinks the stake deeper into the heart of (...)

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UNITED STATES - DNC

Before the DNC, Thousands March for Clean Energy

July 25, 2016 | Yesterday in Philadelphia, an estimated seven to ten thousand people marched for “A Clean Energy Revolution” from City Hall to Independence Mall.

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United States - Police Unions

Cops Out of Our Unions: A Demand to the AFL-CIO

July 12, 2016 | Workers can organize a united labor fightback against police brutality. One step is to demand that union leaders disaffiliate cop organizations from our unions.

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UNITED STATES - POLICE BRUTALITY

Who Killed Alton Sterling

July 06, 2016 | On Tuesday morning, two police officers murdered Alton Sterling in front of a convenience store in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in cold blood. Footage of the murder quickly circulated and people have (...)

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UNITED STATES/POLICE BRUTALITY

A Year After the Baltimore Uprising

May 19, 2016 | During the last five years, a barrage of police killings and racist hate crimes—many caught on tape—spurred protests that claimed the slogan Black Lives Matter and crescendoed over the course of (...)

Juan Cruz Ferre
Julia Wallace
Tre Kwon

ARGENTINA

Healthcare Workers, Stand up: Silence is Not Health

April 21, 2016 | Thousands of public sector workers across the country went on strike yesterday, with the largest concentrations in Buenos Aires Province. Among them were faculty and professors, judicial (...)

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ARGENTINA

We’ll Take All the Plazas

March 25, 2016 | Around 6 thousand people marched with the PTS to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the military coup.

Tre Kwon

LATIN AMERICA

The Brazilian Crisis in 10 Points

March 20, 2016 | What you need to know about Brazil’s current situation.

Tre Kwon

UNITED STATES

Trump and Clinton Win Big on Super Tuesday

March 02, 2016 | Hillary and Trump emerged victorious after last night's round of primaries, securing significant leads in the race for the presidential nomination.

Tre Kwon

ARGENTINA

Day of Action Against the Criminalization of Protest

January 28, 2016 | On Wednesday, multiple actions took place around the country calling for the release of long-time social movement referent Milagro Sala, as well as an end to the criminalization of protest, (...)

Tre Kwon

ARGENTINA

Argentina’s Rude Awakening

January 16, 2016 | In Argentina, a shifting terrain. Macri takes office in an anti-worker tour de force. Layoffs and economic austerity policies, championed as solutions of “urgent necessity.” Disparate displays of (...)

Tre Kwon

United States

Mad at the Government, but Not Progressive–Not Even Close

January 09, 2016 | Despite their extremist rhetoric, being heavily “armed and ready,” and holding federal territory hostage, officials have handled the conflict with marked, uncharacteristic leniency. These gunmen (...)

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SOUTH KOREA

South Korea: The Fight Against Labor Reform and State Repression

December 17, 2015 | In South Korea on Wednesday, about 80,000 workers from 26 companies including Kia, Hyundai, and GM Korea went on strike. The strike was called for by the KCTU, a national confederation of trade (...)

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UNITED STATES

In Baltimore, the Fight for Justice Continues

September 11, 2015 | The last few weeks, Baltimore protesters have returned to the streets to call for justice as the criminal prosecution of the six police officers involved in Freddie Gray’s death begins. New (...)

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LABOR MOVEMENT

From Buenos Aires to NYC, ‘the Working Class is One and has No Borders!’

September 01, 2015 | On Thursday, August 27, activists and left militants of New York City gathered at the Brooklyn Commons to have a conversation with the workers of MadyGraf, Buenos Aires. The factory was taken (...)

Juan Cruz Ferre
Tre Kwon

UNITED STATES

BLM Protesters Dropped the Mic, Now Let’s Drop the Illusions

August 29, 2015 | Black Lives Matter has carried out several disruptions. The BLM’s dialogue with candidates of the Democratic Party raises the question of what kind of movement we need.

Julia Wallace
Tatiana Cozzarelli
Tre Kwon

ARGENTINA

Primary Elections: PTS Slate Leads the Left Front (FIT)

August 13, 2015 | On Sunday, August 9, the national “open primaries” in Argentina came to a close. The Left and Workers’ Front (FIT) gained over 725 thousand votes, 3.3% of the national total. Slate 1A emerged as the (...)

Juan Cruz Ferre
Tre Kwon

UNITED STATES

No Place for Cops in Our Unions

August 07, 2015 | Last week, Local 2865 of the United Auto Workers passed a resolution calling on the AFL-CIO to end its affiliation with the International Union of Police Associations.

Julia Wallace
Tre Kwon

United States

New York Nurses’ Union Settlement Deters Strike

June 30, 2015 | The New York State Nurses’ Association (NYSNA) has shaken hands temporarily with the NYC Hospital Alliance, curtailing a city-wide strike authorized almost a month ago by union members. The (...)

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