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Hunter College Protests CUNY Budget Cuts! (Oct 7)

Hunter Fights Back | This Thursday, October 7th, at 2:15PM in front of Hunter College (68th and Lex), Hunter College students are staging a demonstration and protest against the millions of dollars of budget cuts to the CUNY public education system. more...  0 Comments

Frack Ban Activists with Dr. Vandana Shiva at Riverside Church

JR | Climate justice and food justice activists rallied at the lecture of noted environmentalist and ecofeminist, Dr. Vandana Shiva, at Riverside Church today to clarify the responsibility of activists in the face of concerted pressure by pro-gas drilling industry and 'environmental' groups. Marcia Reynolds, whose family has been farming in upstate Otsego County for four generations pointed out the folly of movements that call for a moratorium on gas drilling, saying "I don’t want the drilling delayed while these companies keep buying up leases. I want it banned now". more...  8 Comments

As Mercury Soars, Con Ed Takes a Hit

Billy Wharton | Time to get serious about creating a people’s movement for the right to affordable, dependable and sustainable energy. more...  0 Comments

Milk Not Jails: rural-urban partnerships oppose the prison industrial complex

bjhokanson | Most prisoners are from urban areas, creating the impression of an urban issue. But most prisons are located in poor rural areas. Between 1990 and 1999 alone, 245 prisons and many more local jails were built in rural America. That's a new prison every 15 days. There are more prisoners in America—2.4 million—than farmers. more...  1 Comments

Building Bridges Radio: NYS Domestic Workers Will Win

Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg | Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report
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Union protests Mott's in NYC

Retail Action Project | Mott's, of the Dr. Pepper Snapple group, is trying to force shameful concessions on the 300 workers at its bottling plant in upstate NY. more...  0 Comments

UPDATE: Students, Workers, Supporters March on the MTA (Images + Video)

Michael Gould-Wartofsky | Yesterday, as college students were walking out, teaching in and rallying at universities citywide and nationwide, thousands of local high school students were streaming out of school gates and into the streets of New York. It was by far the largest protest to hit the State or the MTA since the Authority's decision to eliminate the free Student MetroCard last December. Joined by teachers, parents, transit workers, CUNY students and others, the students rallied at the office of embattled Governor Paterson and marched to the MTA hearings. Rush-hour traffic was blocked from Third Avenue to Seventh Avenue. more...  2 Comments

JOIN THE STRUGGLE! RECLAIM OUR CITY!

Socialist Party USA (NYC Local) | New York City is not broke. There are plenty of financial resources that are being hoarded by the elite. more...  6 Comments

MTA, City & State to Students: Drop Dead

Michael Gould-Wartofsky | Now that it's $2.25 and rising, there's a pretty penny to be made from 585,000 new fares, not to mention planned cuts to Access-A-Rides for the disabled, at least 1,100 layoffs of MTA workers, and maybe another fare hike for good measure. It's all about "gap closing," as the MTA's 2010 Budget coins its program of deficit reduction via service reduction. Yet there are other gaps, other deficits that recent events have brought to the attention of the public (and they implicate the City and the State as much as the MTA). more...  12 Comments

Building Bridges Radio: Restaurant Workers ROC the Nation

Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg | Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report
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The Real Fashion Victims in New York

Diane Krauthamer | There are thousands of fashion victims in Manhattan, but these are not the victims of style that one typically imagines. They are the victims of the fashion industry: they are the low-wage workers who stock, sell, ring-up and protect fashionable clothing items which line the streets of Manhattan’s retail districts. Now, the workers are fighting back against stolen wages, unpaid overtime and hazardous conditions. more...  0 Comments

Third NYC Encuentro for Dignity & Against Displacement

Movement for Justice in El Barrio | An invitation to: Members and families of organizations, community members, and people of good conscience, who are fighting against displacement in their communities across NYC.

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Workers Call on Starbucks to Honor Dr. King with March and Rally

Industrial Workers of the World (NYC GMB) | The Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) branch here held a march and rally at Starbucks to call on the corporation to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the federal holiday commemorating his birth. The Starbucks Workers Union of the IWW is demanding that Starbucks pay a holiday premium to baristas who work on MLK Day just as the Seattle-based chain does for five other federal holidays. more...  0 Comments

Happy New Year, For Tenants Nothing's Changed!

Dave Crow | Unfortunately, 2009 proved for many big-city tenants that the golden rule was promiscuously traded for gold. Why would 2010 be any different? more...  1 Comments

How the Grinch Stole my Overtime!

Stephanie Basile | A recap of RAP's Holiday Action. more...  0 Comments

THE KINGSBRIDGE SHUFFLE

Gregory A. Butler | Why is the Retail, Wholesale, Department Store Union, a labor organization with a 62 year history of signing low wage union contracts, suddenly so interested in "living wage jobs"? more...  6 Comments

Savagery on the Hudson: Three Ideas to Fix New York’s Fiscal Crisis

Billy Wharton | We need to vote with our feet in the street – to let these ideas reverberate from every community in the city. Or else, next year we may just face the “Super Gigantic Terrible Budget” or the “Fiscal Godzilla Destroys New York Budget.” more...  1 Comments

Nine arrested at sit-in targeting Sen. Schumer

Laurie Wen & Katie Robbins | On Monday Senator Schumer (NY) announced his support for an expansion of Medicare to those 55 years old and older. Activists say this is not enough. The Mobilization for Healthcare Now launched another wave of protests in its campaign demanding a national single-payer system in the US. On Thursday December 10th, demonstrations occurred at the office buildings housing Senators offices in 16 states. Not including today 35 sit-ins have been organized in a two month period. Video is available at  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7mZY0JwTfM more...  6 Comments

Chasing JP Morgan

Alex Kane | At least 30 homeless and housing activists rallied outside the headquarters of banking giant Chase December 2 to demand that the bank utilize their ownership of vacant property in New York City to create housing for poor people and the homeless. more...  0 Comments

NRDC Protested For Greenwashing and Support of Carbon Trading and Coal!

Jennifer | Across the nation and in midtown Manhattan, the climate justice movement came alive. Today marks the 10th anniversary of the successful WTO demonstrations known as the "Showdown in Seattle," and is one week before UN climate negotiations begin in Copenhagen. Hundreds of members of Mobilization for Climate Justice (MCJ) turned out to unleash what environmental economist Charles Komanoff suggests is a "rebirth of the environmental movement based on environmental science and economics -- and not on deal-making with corporate polluters." more...  1 Comments

Coalition Details Hebron Fund's Connections to Extremism before Citi Field Event

Adalah-NY | One day before the Hebron Fund's controversial fundraising dinner at the New York Mets' Citi Field, a coalition of civil rights and peace organizations released new details about extremist statements by individuals associated with the Hebron Fund, and about its fundraising for illegal purposes. The statements were made by Yossi Baumol, the Executive Director of the Hebron Fund, Rabbi Dov Lior, the Chief Rabbi of the Jewish settlers in Hebron, and Noam Arnon, an honoree at the upcoming dinner. Other examples of racist, violent and illegal activities supported by the Hebron Fund were included in a November 3rd letter to the Mets.

Related Story from Adalah: New Yorkers Tell Baseball Commish: 'Strike Out Israeli Settlements!' more...  2 Comments

MOWING DOWN LABOR AT CENTRAL PAK

CMer | Events related to the change in the operating lease for central park "Tavern on the Green" clearly illustrates the dangerous course that the privatization of public space and its gentrification is taking, with outsourcing and franchising taking control at the expense of the common person and his or her rights. In Central Park, the labor rights of workers are being mowed down by a powerful, privileged and connected few. more...  0 Comments

Activists Denounce Wellpoint Influence on Healthcare Reform, Nine Arrested

Mobilization for Healthcare for All | Today nine people were arrested outside of the corporate headquarters of Wellpoint, the largest provider of private health insurance to individuals in the country to protest their inordinate influence on the healthcare reform process. This is a part of a third wave of civil disobedience actions demanding Single-Payer Healthcare.Todays action was one of eleven taking place today. Eight more actions are expected to take place this week. more...  1 Comments

Freedom Socialist Party letter on the 2009 NYC elections

Harlem | Freedom Socialist Party Open Letter on the 2009 New York City Elections more...  0 Comments

New Yorkers join worldwide protests for freedom for Mohammad Othman

Adalah-NY | On Saturday forty New York human rights advocates rallied on a cold fall day at the Madison Avenue jewelry store of Israeli settlement mogul Lev Leviev to demand that Israel release jailed Palestinian boycott activist Mohammad Othman. Othman, held without charges and in solitary confinement since September 22nd, is from Jayyous, a West Bank village where Leviev’s company Leader is building the Israeli settlement of Zufim. The protesters also called for an end to Israel’s wave of arrests of Palestinian activists from Bil’in, another West Bank village campaigning against the construction of settlement homes by another Leviev company, Africa-Israel. more...  0 Comments

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