Displaying all posts for G. Dunkel

Golden Farm workers win contract

By July 4, 2014
WW photo: Anne Pruden

For nearly two years the workers at the Golden Farm Deli in the Kensington neighborhood of Brooklyn have been trying to get a contract. Finally, the Golden Farm owner gave up his attempt to get Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union Local 338 decertified. He gave up trying to provoke the community support organized by […]


Haitians protest Presidents Martelly and Clinton

By June 25, 2014
Outside Cipriani’s restaurant, June 19.WW photo: G. Dunkel

The anger that burst out in the streets of Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, on June 5 and June 10 spilled over into the streets of New York City on June 19. More than 100 Haitians and some North American supporters showed up on short notice to protest the “Happy Hearts Fund” special award to Haitian President Michel […]


New York City: ‘Hands off our homes’

By June 19, 2014
New York City: ‘Hands off our homes’

Hundreds of Stuyvesant Town-Peter Cooper Village tenants came to the steps of New York’s City Hall June 13 in the rain to demand “Wall Street predators keep their hands off our homes.” They want ST-PCV preserved as a community, not turned into a commodity. ST-PCV is a very large apartment complex with over 11,000 apartments […]


Restaurant workers demand justice

Restaurant workers demand justice

A protest was organized in front of Liberato Restaurant in the Bronx, N.Y., on June 10. Workers employed at the restaurant explained a number of grievances, including not being paid a minimum wage, not getting overtime pay, working in an unsafe environment, sexual harassment by male managers and their tips being misappropriated. Community and political […]


Haiti: Protests hit 10 years of U.N. occupation

By June 14, 2014

The United Nation’s Minustah force took over the occupation of Haiti 10 years ago, on June 1, 2004, after the United States, with help from France and Canada, carried out a coup d’etat. They kidnapped popular President Jean-Bertrand Aristide on Feb. 29 and sent him on a U.S. plane into exile in the Central African […]


Class struggle and income inequality

By May 31, 2014

Thomas Piketty has become famous because he’s pointed out that there has been a significant increase in wealth inequality in the capitalist world. “Capitalism in the 21st Century” by Thomas Piketty was published in French in 2013, very quickly and ably translated into English, and has created a major stir. Amazon and Barnes & Noble […]


Austerity, imperialism & disease

By May 28, 2014

Airport malaria is common in Europe. The region is the destination of travelers from many parts of the world, like Africa, where malaria is widespread. But when local transmission of malaria was reported in Greece in 2012 — the first time in 40 years — alarm bells went off. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control […]


Petraeus ‘wanted for genocide’

By May 16, 2014
Petraeus a war criminal

Students from the City University of New York and others stood in protest May 6 across from CUNY’s McCauley Honors College on West 67th Street, where retired Gen. David Petraeus was lecturing that afternoon. Petraeus was formerly director of the CIA and prior to that, top commander in U.S.-occupied Iraq and Afghanistan, so there were […]


Workers around the world say NO to cutbacks & austerity

By May 7, 2014

In addition to May Day marches in the U.S., millions of workers all over the world protested and marched on May 1, raising a range of issues important to them — from establishing a minimum wage in Germany to demanding the execution of a factory owner in Bangladesh who had been responsible for the deaths of hundreds […]


Ile à Vache resiste apropiación de tierras

By April 29, 2014

El gobierno haitiano está presionando para convertir Ile à Vache (Isla de Vaca) — en la costa sur de Haití — en un desarrollo turístico con un aeropuerto internacional y cadenas hoteleras. Un decreto del gobierno publicado en el diario oficial Le Moniteur el 10 de mayo de 2013, declaró Ile à Vache “una zona […]