How Activists Won Divestment from Fossil Fuels in New York City

By Nancy Romer, Portside -

After five years of tireless organizing, the movement to divest NYC public worker pension funds from fossil fuels scored a win.  On January 10, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that New York City [...]

New York City Sues Oil Companies Over Climate Change

By Nicholas Kusnetz, Insideclimatenews.org -

New York City is suing five of the largest oil companies over the billions of dollars it spends protecting the city from the effects of climate change, and it plans to divest its pension funds' [...]

Protest Gov. Cuomo’s Birthday Fundraiser Over Failed Policies

By Erik McGregor, erikmcgregorphotography.blogspot.com -

New York, NY - Hundreds of New Yorkers joined NYC progressive groups on a mock “Voters Over Donors” birthday party outside Governor Cuomo's 60th birthday fundraiser event on December 14, 2017 at [...]

New York City Begins Divestment From Wells Fargo

By Wakíƞyaƞ Waánataƞ, www.lastrealindians.com -

By Wakíƞyaƞ Waánataƞ (Matt Remle- Lakota) for Last Real Indians - NEW YORK — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Comptroller Scott M. Stringer jointly announced today that they will vote to [...]

Walking Tour Of New York’s Massive Surveillance Network

By Cora Currier, www.theintercept.com -

By Cora Currier for The Intercept. New York City - Earlier this month, on the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the lower tip of Manhattan was thronged with soldiers in uniform, firefighters [...]

Why Black Lives Matter And Fight For 15 Are Protesting Side-By-Side

By Kira Lerner, www.thinkprogress.org -

By Kira Lerner for Think Progress - BROOKLYN, NEW YORK — On Thursday, low-wage workers across the country are taking to the streets to demand a $15 minimum wage. In New York, the protests were [...]

100,000 NYC School Children Face Airport-Style Security Every Day

By Cecilia Reyes, www.propublica.org -

By Cecilia Reyes for Pro Publica and WNYC - On the coldest morning New York City has seen this winter, a stream of teenage students hit a bottleneck at the front of a Brooklyn school building. [...]

‘Failure To Supervise’ Goes All The Way To The Top

By Kemi Alabi, www.huffingtonpost.com -

By Kemi Alabi for The Huffington Post - My father, Eric Garner, was killed by New York Police Department officer Daniel Pantaleo a year and a half ago, but last week marks the department's first [...]

Muslims Stand Against Extremism On New Year’s Eve

By Jaweed Kaleem, www.huffingtonpost.com -

By Jaweed Kaleem for The Huffington Post - On Thursday afternoon, Salaam Bhatti was near New York’s Times Square, as thousands of Americans who had come from across the world prepared for the [...]

RiseUpOctober STOP Police Terror! Begins Thursday

By Rise Up October, /www.PopularResistance.org -

By Rise Up October - "No More Stolen Lives: Say Their Names" will bring together some 40 families from across the U.S. who’ve lost loved ones to police violence. They will be joined by prominent [...]

Lawsuit Aims To Stop NYPD From Targeting Free Speech

By Christopher Robbins, www.gothamist.com -

By Christopher Robbins in Gothamist - A new lawsuit filed in federal court last week aims to challenge a reality evident to anyone who has attended a large political gathering in Lower Manhattan [...]

Woman Endured 8 Days In Psych Ward For Cops Mistake

By Christopher Mathias, www.huffingtonpost.com -

By Christopher Mathias in The Huffington Post - Kamilah Brock says the New York City police sent her to a mental hospital for a hellish eight days, where she was forcefully injected with powerful [...]

Rikers Families Protest ‘No Touching’ Prison Visitation Rules

By Victoria Law, www.gothamist.com -

By Victoria Law in Gothamist - Trina Regis travels from Sunset Park three times a week to visit her husband, who has been jailed on Rikers Island since February. "Physical contact means so much [...]

Indigent Advocates To de Blasio: ‘Hands Off The Homeless’

By Will Bredderman, www.observer.com -

By Will Bredderman in The Observer - A few dozen protesters affiliated with the group Picture the Homeless gathered under the elevated Metro North tracks at 125th Street and Park Avenue in East [...]

Crown Heights Tenants Fight Court Ruling Doubling Their Rent

By Emma Whitford, www.gothamist.com -

By Emma Whitford in Gothamist - Dozens of Crown Heights tenants and allies gathered for a candlelight vigil near the corner of Schenectady Avenue and Union Street last night, in solidarity with [...]