‘We’re Reversing 90 Years Of Prohibition’

By Christopher Robbins, Gothamist. -

On Tuesday night, New York went from being the marijuana arrest capital of the world to passing one of the most progressive legalized cannabis laws in the country. Update: Governor Andrew Cuomo [...]

Support Grows For Striking Columbia University Graduate Students

By Josh Varlin, WSWS. -

Today marks the beginning of the third week of the Columbia University graduate workers strike. The courageous struggle by over 3,000 graduate student-workers for improved wages, benefits and [...]

Cuomo’s Nursing Home Scandal Vindicates His Critics In The Press

By Ari Paul, Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting. -

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s moment as the “hero” of the Covid-19 crisis is fading, with revelations (New York Times, 2/12/21) that his administration covered up the scope of the coronavirus [...]

In A Six-Day Strike, Bronx Produce Workers Inspired New York

By Bianca Cunningham, Labor Notes. -

New York City - Drivers and warehouse workers who feed New York City have won their strike. After six days off the job, the strikers at Hunts Point Produce Market in the Bronx ratified a contract [...]

‘What I Want For Me, I Want For You’

By Amba Guerguerian, The Indypendent. -

The 1,400 workers at Hunts Point Market, the largest produce distribution market in the country, went on strike the night of Sunday, January 17. They walked out of the warehouse to win a better [...]

Food Not Bombs Aims To Bring More Than Just Food

By John Camera, Spectrum Local News. -

New Paltz, NY - Every Wednesday, a mix of New Paltz college students and locals congregate in a small workspace just outside of town. It may look like they’re just cooking and packing food to [...]

Dean Spade’s New Guide To Mutual Aid

By Renee Feltz, The Indypendent. -

Out of both compassion and necessity, the COVID-19 pandemic prompted many of us to engage in mutual aid projects — such as signing up to buy groceries for an immuno-comprimised neighbor, or [...]

New York Bans Glyphosate Use On Public Property

By Sustainable Pulse. -

The move is an important recognition by the nation’s fourth most populous state that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is not adequately protecting people and the environment from [...]

How Activists Shut Down Key Pipeline Projects In New York

By Greta Moran, Grist. -

If all had gone according to plan, the Constitution pipeline would be carrying fracked gas 124 miles from the shale gas fields of Pennsylvania through streams, wetlands, and backyards across the [...]

New York To Pass Nation’s Strongest Eviction Ban

By Julia Conley, Commondreams. -

Both the state Senate and state Assembly convened remotely Monday for special sessions to pass the legislation, a day after President Donald Trump signed the $900 billion coronavirus relief bill [...]

NY Police Continue To Combat The Release Of Disciplinary Records

By Beryl Lipton and Jon Campbell, Muckrock. -

In the Syracuse suburb of Manlius, police transparency carries a hefty price tag. In June, the Manlius Police Department received an open-records request from MuckRock. The request sought [...]

Indigenous Women Lead Land Struggle Against Wealthiest People In The US

By The Red Nation. -

While the United States shudders in the shambles of another election year, whether from a collective sigh of relief or fear of what’s to come, a different system of governance blooms in a swath [...]

Indigenous Activists Are Occupying The Hamptons Until Thanksgiving

By Loretta Graceffo, Waging Nonviolence. -

Between the Atlantic Ocean and the Peconic Bay of Long Island, there is an isthmus known as Canoe Place. Thousands of years ago, the land was where the native Shinnecock tribe carried their [...]

Alice’s Nightmare In Drone Land

By World Beyond War. -

New York - On Thursday, 33 people from New York, New Jersey, and Massachusetts organized by Upstate Drone Action blocked the gates at Hancock Air Field near Syracuse, NY. Prior to Thursday’s [...]

With COVID-19 Resurgence, Nurses Speak Out About Unsafe Conditions

By New York State Nurses Association. -

New York, NY— Nurses from Albany Medical Center gathered in front of the hospital to highlight conditions that may threaten nurse and patient safety, as the region prepares for a second surge of [...]