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‘This fracking sucks,’ concerned residents say

ITHACA, N.Y. - Residents in this town, known for its picturesque waterfalls, are protesting a plan to extract gas from the ground by a process known as horizontal hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.

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No need for MTA’s draconian cuts

The MTA's cuts, targeting students and seniors, are even worse than past "doomsday" scenarios, but the truth is, none of these cuts are necessary.

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NYC students on Facebook, in the street over MTA cuts

Public high school students, as well as teachers and parents, are organizing in new ways against a proposalto take away free-and reduced-price Metrocards currently issued to students.

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Bronx community takes on the real estate industry

Who said you can't beat City Hall? In a predominantly Hispanic working-class New York neighborhood, people organized against powerful business interests allied with City Hall, and they won.

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NYC transit cuts: byproduct of giveaways to the rich

Once again, city straphangers are being threatened by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

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NY rally highlights health care's human face

Eric de la Cruz wasn't poor and just over five years ago, after visiting several doctors, Eric was told that he had a serious heart ailment that was curable by a transplant.

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New charges of racism in right-wing media

The Washington Times recently published a racially charged full-page ad questioning President Obama's citizenship

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New York state budget: the money is there, if you look for it

Yesterday, Gov. David Paterson  made a speech before an extraordinary joint session of the State Senate and Assembly, pushing the legislative bodies to accept his plan to alleviate the state's more than $3.2 billion deficit for this fiscal year (of which, four and a half months are remaining). Included in his plans are about $1.3 billion in cuts to schools, health care and municipal governments.

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In Thompson's defeat, seeds of future victory

It would be a mistake to classify Bloomberg's November 4 mayoral reelection win as anything but a defeat for the working people of New York City

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Demonstration demands end to Bloomberg education policies

About 200 people turned out to an outdoor rally on Sunday sponsored by Democratic mayoral candidate Bill Thompson, to protest current Mayor Michael Bloomberg's handling of the city school system.

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