#WaveOfAction To Challenge Mayor de Blasio

By Worldwide Wave of Action, www.PopularResistance.org -

On April 4th, in honor of Martin Luther King’s legacy of nonviolent civil disobedience, the Worldwide #WaveOfAction is being launched in the Manhattan park Occupy made famous. Zuccotti Park will [...]

NY Jews To de Blasio: ‘AIPAC Does Not Speak For Us’

By Adam Horowitz, www.mondoweiss.net -

We are Jewish residents of New York who read, in the leaked transcript of your private speech to a meeting of AIPAC leaders, the following: “City Hall will always be open to AIPAC. When you [...]

De Blasio Bows To Israel In Secret Speech

By Philip Weiss, www.mondoweiss.net -

In a secret speech to the Israeli Lobby, AIPAC, De Blasio said that the U.S. should boycott Saudi Airlines, and that the Israeli-Cornell campus that his predecessor Michael Bloomberg set in [...]

De Blasio’s Election in Historical Perspective

By Steve Fraser, www.portside.org -

Perhaps more fatal than that is the absence of an enduring mass movement. De Blasio is a plebiscite phenomenon. His election was the atomized, shapeless expression of discontent. The labor [...]

How Universal Will de Blasio’s Universal Pre-K Be?

By Amy Rothschild, www.hechingerreport.org -

In his inaugural address, de Blasio restated his pitch for universal pre-K. “We will ask the very wealthy to pay a little more in taxes so that we can offer full-day universal pre-K . . . And [...]

De Blasio Hires Goldman Sachs Exec To Make City More Affordable

By www.gothamist.com -

For all his campaign bluster against the two cities New York has become, Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio isn't exactly shying away from some of the people who helped make it that way. This morning, [...]

De Blasio’s Shadow Transition Team Advised Rahm Emanuel

By Dana Rubinstein, www.capitalnewyork.com -

Doubts were rising about mayor-elect Bill de Blasio when he picked a police commissioner with a history of racially based stops and frisks when he was the police chief of Los Angeles as well as [...]

De Blasio Hires Los Angeles ‘Stop & Frisk’ Police Chief

By Tom Hayden, www.tomhayden.com -

Bratton personally commissioned a 2009 Harvard study of the LAPD which showed an escalation of stops— both pedestrian and motorists—from 587,200 in 2002 to 875,204 in 2008, equally or surpassing [...]

De Blasio’s New NYPD Commissioner Would Have Crushed OWS

By John Del Signore, www.gothamist.com -

Capital New York reports that incoming NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton, known for his "broken windows" approach to law enforcement during the Giuliani administration, told a former New York City [...]

Does Occupy Have A Friend In Likely NYC Mayor de Blasio?

By Nathan Schneider, www.wagingnonviolence.org -

The Democratic primary election has just about assured that de Blasio will be the next mayor of New York. De Blasio surged ahead to the front of a crowded race in recent weeks by fashioning [...]