New York Teamsters Become A Sanctuary Union

By Ana Campoy, -

Donald Trump is selling his proposal to dramatically cut immigration to the US as a necessary protection for the blue-collar workers of the US. Fewer immigrants would mean higher wages for [...]

Hudson Valley Earth First Blocks Valley Lateral Pipeline

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Wawayanda, New York - Hudson Valley Earth First has established a one person tree sit blockade in the path of the Valley Lateral Pipeline to stop its construction and to save the forrest. On [...]

Solidarity In Action: Puerto Rico Relief Efforts Underway

By Leninz Nadal, -

By Leninz Nadal for The Indypendent - I grew up in the Lower East Side as a Nuyorican, and this has been a really emotional experience. My extended family lives in the municipalities of Loíza and [...]

Gov. Cuomo Could Oust DA Vance But They Share Party & Donors

By Josh Keefe and David Sirota, -

By Josh Keefe and David Sirota for International Business Times - For instance, as IBT reported, in the middle of his office’s investigation into the Trump Soho deal, Vance accepted $10,000 from [...]

People Of Color Fight For Place In NY’s Money-Driven Arts Ecosystem

By Maya Chung, -

By Maya Chung for The Indypendent - A small number of legacy arts institutions are sweeping up vast shares of public art funding, while newer immigrant and ethnic arts groups in New York City are [...]

New Yorkers Picket Trump Tower In Support Of Puerto Rico

By Ashoka Jegroo, -

By Ashoka Jegroo for Waging Nonviolence - A crowd of about a hundred protesters picketed outside of Trump Tower in New York City on Tuesday in support of hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, while also [...]

The Pros And Cons Of A ConCon?

By Peter Rugh, -

By Peter Rugh for The Indypendent - On Nov. 7 voters in New York State will have an opportunity to gamble. Every two decades the option to call a statewide constitutional convention, or ConCon, [...]

Watch: Environmentalists Confront Cuomo’s ‘Energy Czar’

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By Peter Rugh for Indypendent - When it comes to environmental champions in the United States, you might think of Rachel Carson laboring away at Silent Spring in the early 1960s. Maybe present [...]

After Member Is Deported, Teamsters Declare As A Sanctuary Union

By Sarah Jaffe, -

By Sarah Jaffe for In These TImes - Welcome to Interviews for Resistance. We’re now several months into the Trump administration, and activists have scored some important victories in those [...]

NY’s Fracking Ban Was Supposed To Set A Precedent…

By Ellen Cantarow and Dennis Higgins, -

By Ellen Cantarow and Dennis Higgins for Truthout - New York banned high-volume hydraulic fracturing (fracking) two years ago, in a victory for persistent anti-fracking activists and a potential [...]

New York Could Launch An Urban Agriculture Plan, Zoning Overhaul

By James Brasuell, -

By James Brasuell for Planetizen - New York's ability to feed itself with locally grown urban agriculture is only being partially realized. Better planning, specific to urban agriculture, would [...]

11 States Sue EPA Over Chemical Accident Safety Rule

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By Staff of Attorney General of NY - NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, leading a coalition of 11 state Attorneys General, today filed a lawsuit against the federal [...]

An Undocumented Teen Gains Asylum With The Help Of His Undocumented Lawyer

By Rebecca Klein, -

By Rebecca Klein for The Huffington Post - NEW YORK ― When attorney Cesar Vargas first met his teenage client Ivan Ruiz, a newly arrived undocumented immigrant from Honduras, he noticed Ruiz [...]

New Yorkers Disrupt Power Plant’s Breaking-Ground Ceremony

By Kim Fraczek and Lee Stewart, -

By Kim Fraczek and Lee Stewart for Sane Energy Project and Beyond Extreme Energy - Dover, NY – The controversial Cricket Valley Gas-Fired Power Plant’s golden-shovel ceremony was disrupted today [...]