Brooklyn, New York, teachers win big

October 3, 2016

Teachers at Long Island University in Brooklyn, New York, with support from students and staff, won their strike against the University who locked them out after they refused to accept a bad contract.

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Readers’ Views, November-December 2014, Part 1

November 23, 2014

From the November-December 2014 issue of News & Letters

Readers’ Views, Part 1

WOMEN FIGHT RAPE, HARASSMENT AND ABUSE

When I voted, many posters reminded folks that within 100 feet of the polling place you may not “interrupt” a person, nor “harass” nor even speak about your political views. [=>]

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New York protest Oct. 2, 2011, against Wall Street bailouts, joblessness, foreclosures, and war. Her sign reads: “Widow was screwed by Bank of America (Criminals).”  Picture credit: http://mcbrooklyn.blogspot.com/2011/10/occupy-wall-street-protesters-occupy.html

De Blasio’s phony housing policies

July 7, 2014

From the July-August 2014 issue of News & Letters

New York—When new Mayor Bill de Blasio was campaigning, his pledge was to end the “two cities” here, one of the rich and one of the rest of us. And a major component of that was to address the housing problem. Some may contend that [=>]

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NYC fast food strikes

September 29, 2013

The fast food workers of New York, along with those in seven other cities, are on the move and demanding nothing less than to be treated as human beings on the job, not replaceable parts in a giant fast food industry machine.

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