Without Amazon, New York Can Now Do Economic Development Right

By Isaiah J. Poole, Commondreams.org -

Now that activists in New York City successfully chased Amazon and its “HQ2” plan out of New York City, there is a new challenge: Can the organizers and elected leaders who successfully blocked [...]

Protests Push Amazon To Explore Alternatives To New York Office

By David Shepardson and Susan Heavey, Reuters.com -

The online retailer has not yet acquired any land for the project, which would make it easy to scrap its plans, the source said. The Washington Post reported the story earlier on Friday. The [...]

Extinction Rebellion Climate Shutdown Shakes New York

By Erik McGregor. -

New York, NY – Nine arrests were reported at the US Extinction Rebellion (XR), the first major New York City civil disobedience action of a dynamic, bold new environmental movement. A nonviolent [...]

The Green New Deal New York Needs, From Its Original Source

By Howie Hawkins, Gothamgazette.com -

In outlining his agenda for the first 100 days of his third term, Governor Cuomo said in December he would launch a Green New Deal. I have been calling for a Green New Deal since 2010 in three [...]

Anti-Kissinger Protest At New York University

By Isaac Finn, Wsws.org -

On Tuesday October 16, over 100 protesters gathered in Gould Plaza outside of New York University’s business school in lower Manhattan to protest against the appearance of former secretary of [...]

New York Attorney General Subpoenas Industry Groups, Lobbyists Over Fake Net Neutrality Comments

By Tom McKay, Gizmodo.com -

The New York Attorney General’s office has subpoenaed “more than a dozen telecommunications trade groups, lobbying contractors and Washington advocacy organizations,” the New York Times [...]

ICE Served Eviction Notice In Syracuse: At Least 10 Arrested In #EvictICE Action

By Zach D. Roberts, Nationofchange.org -

Nearly filling the lobby nine activists, most of with who were wearing "Evict ICE" t-shirts locked arms in front of the hallway that led to the first floor of the building. A nondescript office [...]

Janus Is Here—But Don’t Ring The Death Knell For the Labor Movement

By Moshe Z. Marvit, Inthesetimes.com -

In a major decision that will impact labor for decades, the U.S. Supreme Court has just declared that all public-sector workers who are represented by a union have a Constitutional right to pay [...]

From Barricades To Courtrooms: The Fight Against A Fracked Gas Future In New York State

By Katherine O’Donnell, Truthout.org -

Today, the Stop Competitive Power Ventures (CPV) campaign, the long-standing fight against fracked gas in New York State, is generating a lot of heat, from weekly local vigils and arrests at the [...]

New York Teamsters Become A Sanctuary Union

By Ana Campoy, Qz.com -

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

By Staff, hudsonvalleyearthfirst.org -

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, www.indypendent.org -

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, www.ibtimes.com -

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, www.indypendent.org -

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 [...]