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NYC: luxury housing abounds while 60,000 homeless

July 20, 2015

Community and immigrant organizations joined rank-and-file construction union members and church groups for a protest of some 500 people July 15 in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. They rallied and marched to demand affordable housing in New York City. Led by mostly people of color, they chanted [...]

New York: ‘Strong rent laws now!’

June 7, 2015

“We are tired of being displaced, extorted, harassed and ignored. We will continue to bring our grievances to the doorsteps of the powers-that-be until we are heard. New York City is facing a massive housing crisis, and the stakes are now higher than ever. On June 15, NYC’s rent regulation laws [...]

NYC tenants demand affordable housing

May 22, 2015

Thousands of tenants demanding their right to affordable housing gathered in Manhattan’s Foley Square on May 14 and marched across the Brooklyn Bridge. They were joined by labor allies: 1199SEIU United Health Care Workers East, the Communication Workers Local 1080, the Professional Staff [...]

NYC forum on migrant caravan, Garifuna oppression, Mexican students

November 6, 2014

WW photo: Monica Moorehead The New York branch of Workers World Party sponsored an Oct. 30 forum featuring the ongoing struggle of migrants, especially women, youth and children from Central America. Participants included several members of the National Solidarity Caravan who had traveled in a bus [...]

NYC faces crisis over tunnel repairs

October 11, 2014

Superstorm Sandy has not finished disrupting life in this city, even though it blew out to sea two years ago. Its storm surge — along with a high tide made higher because of a full moon and a general rise in sea levels indisputably due to global warming — flooded four Amtrak tunnels. Two of the [...]

Activists confront NYC mayor over killer cops

August 6, 2014

New York — A flying squad of activists from New Yorkers Against Bratton confronted Mayor Bill de Blasio as he left the Preschool Nation Summit in Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood Aug. 5. They chanted, “Hey, hey, De Blasio! Bratton’s got to go!” and “Justice for Eric [...]

Syrians rally in NYC

June 4, 2014

Poet Rana Nasrallah recites a poem to members of the Syrian community of Allentown, Pa., who rallied outside the United Nations in New York City on May 31 to support the besieged government of Syria and the election process there. The U.S. is preventing Syrians living here from voting in their [...]

NYC picketers say ‘Shame on Kenny Bakery!’

May 21, 2014

After working for more than eight years at Kenny Bakery in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood, Moraima Ortiz was fired six months ago for requesting to be paid the minimum wage, an end to physical and verbal abuse, and respect on the job. After she joined the Laundry Workers Center for [...]

NYC meeting kicks off actions on Ukraine

May 14, 2014

LeiLani Dowell Meeting at Riverside Church on May 10, anti-war activists from the New York metropolitan area gave a kick-start to three weeks of activities in solidarity with the anti-fascist movement in Eastern Ukraine and opposing new U.S.-NATO ­aggression against Russia. Former WBAI Program [...]
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