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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.


NYC transit cuts: byproduct of giveaways to the rich

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


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.


New charges of racism in right-wing media

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


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.


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


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.


Schumer: Thompson will become mayor of NYC

New York City's mayor's race heats up with important endorsements.


NY health care rally honors Ted Kennedy

NEW YORK – At nearly the same time as the funeral for Ted Kennedy, the “Lion of the Senate,” took place in Boston, thousands of people gathered at the crossroads of the world to both fight for President Obama’s health care reform package and to say “thank you” to Kennedy for his lifelong struggle on behalf of working people, especially his fight to make sure everyone in America had access to quality care.

UFT, Green Dot sign pioneering contract for NYC charter school

The nation’s preeminent charter school organization, Green Dot Public Schools, and its largest teacher union local, the United Federation of Teachers, signed an innovative and pioneering collective bargaining agreement on June 23 for Green Dot’s New York City charter school. The contract was approved by the Board of Trustees of the Green Dot school on Monday, June 22, and was ratified by the UFT Chapter the following day.

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