Segregation And The Case For School Funding Reparations

By Insider NJ. -

The U.S. public school system is one of the most unequal in the industrialized world, and New Jersey is no exception, according to a new report by New Jersey Policy Perspective (NJPP). Due to [...]

‘Block The Boat’ Hits New Jersey

By Michael Arria, Mondoweiss. -

Last weekend activists activists held an action at a port in Elizabeth, New Jersey, attempting to block an Israeli-operated cargo ship from unloading. The Haifa-based shipping company ZIM has [...]

Immigrant Leaders Shut Down ICE ‘Black Site’

By Movimiento Cosecha, Movimiento Cosecha. -

Newark, NJ — Immigrant leaders and immigration justice organizers chained themselves together and blockaded the entrance of the Newark SAC office in response to escalating abuses by ICE. [...]

New Jersey Activists Halted Two Deportations

By Sam Carliner, Left Voice. -

The Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, New Jersey has been the site of recurring actions in solidarity with detained immigrants. On Tuesday, June 8, one such action ended with cops arresting 14 [...]

Activists Push To Invest In Community, Not Police

By George Ygarza, Truthout. -

Just past midnight on December 14, 2020, Osamah Alsaidi walked near a police cruiser on a dark city street of Paterson, New Jersey’s third-largest city just outside New York City. Shortly [...]

NJ Transit Backs Off Plan To Build Gas-Fired Power Plant

Newark, NJ - New Jersey Transit has backed off a plan to build a gas-fired power plant in northern New Jersey that drew opposition from environmental groups and surrounding towns. The agency [...]

Protest At Rutgers Against Austerity Response To Pandemic

By Sarah Jaffe, Dissent Magazine. -

Two months into the pandemic-induced crisis at Rutgers University in New Jersey, the unions representing 20,000 of the university’s workers came together and held a car caravan to the university [...]

Wrong On Weed – Blacks And Marijuana Myths

By Linn Washington, Black Agenda Report. -

When New Jersey State Senator Ronald Rice roadblocked legislation to legalize adult use of marijuana in the ‘Garden State’ last year he cited a litany of long debunked theories and specious [...]

Could New Jersey Solve The Local News Crisis?

By Joshua Benton, NiemanLab.org. -

Americans, generally speaking at least, think it is right and good that they and their neighbors have access to books. And magazines and newspapers. And internet access when you need it. And [...]

Controversial Pinelands Coal Plant To Shut Down Not Convert

By Staff, Insidernj.com -

Long Branch, NJ — Clean Water Action sang the praises of today’s overnight news that the owner of the BL England (aka Beasley Point) power plant in Ocean City has decided to retire it instead of [...]

Another Critical Watchdog Report: Rotten Food, Decaying Mattresses At New Jersey ICE Contract Lockup

By Madeline Buiano, Publicintegrity.org -

Prior Inspector General reports have found medical neglect and other violations at other immigrant detention centers A Newark, New Jersey immigrant detention center has been feeding detainees [...]

Immigrants Launch Hunger Strike To Demand Drivers Licenses In NJ

By Staff, LaHuelga.com -

Trenton, NJ - Immigrant families, activists and allies launched an indefinite hunger strike, billed as the “Fast for Licenses” at the statehouse on Monday, calling on state legislators to pass [...]

Teachers In Jersey City Begin Strike As Demands For Walkouts Expand Across The US

By Staff, Wsws.org -

Approximately 4,000 public school workers in Jersey City, the second largest school district in the US state of New Jersey, walked off the job on Friday afternoon. It is the first strike at the [...]

The Jersey Shore Would Rather Fight Flooding With Walls Than Retreat

By Christopher Flavelle, www.bloomberg.com -

By Christopher Flavelle for Bloomberg - In coastal New Jersey, the debate about whether the climate is changing has been superseded by a more urgent question: What to do about it? While local [...]

4 Nonprofit Hospitals Pocketed $1.7 Billion In Profits In 4 Years

By Lynn Petrovich, www.endtheillusion.com -

By Lynn Petrovich for End The Illusion - Cumulative surplus for these four nonprofit entities totaled over $2.2 Billion, cash in the bank and/or Wall Street investments/brokerage firms. In [...]

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