Homeless Guy’s Sign, Four Blocks from Koch Brothers’ Apartment

By: Wednesday October 29, 2014 11:10 am

In America’s richest city, four blocks from where the Koch Brothers live, in a nation that has allocated $1.57 trillion to fund the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, including $92.3 billion in fiscal year 2014, we don’t have much to offer this guy.

 

Cuomo Administration Undermined Fracking Study

By: Monday October 6, 2014 9:21 am

Now it has been revealed by Capital New York that the Cuomo Administration delayed and edited an important fracking study when it appeared that the initial results would be politically problematic.

Judge Urges Firing for Officers Who Dragged, Hog Tied & Brutalized Mentally Ill Inmate at Rikers Island

By: Tuesday September 30, 2014 6:40 am

An administrative law judge in New York has taken the extraordinary step of recommending that six corrections officers at Rikers Island prison be fired for dragging, hog-tying and brutalizing a mentally ill African-American inmate.

Once the American Dream

By: Friday September 19, 2014 7:56 am

We were once the American Dream, and now we’re just what happened to it.

The people I am talking about in my book Ghosts of Tom Joad: A Story of the #99 Percent seem illusive here on the East Coast; in crazy New York last week, visiting the South Bronx, there are plenty of poor people. The sense in Midtown was that if they didn’t deserve to be poor, then, well, they were sort of naturally thrust into it as immigrants, as drug users, simply because they lived in a poor part of the city and it always would be. Kind of the natural ecology of the place.

Cuomo Spent Nearly 40 Times More Than Teachout To Win Primary

By: Wednesday September 10, 2014 11:26 am

Yesterday New York Governor Andrew Cuomo defeated Zephyr Teachout in the New York Democratic Gubernatorial Primary winning roughly 60% of the vote. About a third of voters supported Teachout and her running mate Tim Wu even though they had no major institutional backing or spent much on campaign ads.

A Surprisingly Weak Primary Victory for Andrew Cuomo

By: Wednesday September 10, 2014 9:00 am

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) won his primary and will very likely go on to win re-election as governor, but it was an ugly victory. With 98.3 percent of precincts reporting Cuomo took 62.1 percent of the primary vote compared to 34.2 percent for his main opponent Zephyr Teachout, who ran to his left. That may seem like a decent margin but it is actually a very weak performance by historical standards for an incumbent governor.

Prison Officers Routinely Brutalize Mentally Ill Inmates at Rikers Island But Are Never Punished

By: Monday July 14, 2014 1:18 pm

A four-month investigation by the New York Times has uncovered a regular pattern of prison officers at Rikers Island committing brutal attacks against inmates in the New York prison. The investigation found that the vast majority of inmates who are attacked are mentally ill and in handcuffs when abused by officers.

New York Legislature Approves Extremely Restrictive Medical Marijuana Bill

By: Friday June 20, 2014 3:26 pm

New York is set to become the 23rd state to adopt medical marijuana, but just barely. On Friday both chambers of the New York legislature easily passed the new compromise bill sending it to Governor Andrew Cuomo (D), who has promised to sign it.

Working Families Party Nomination Of Cuomo Divides Members

By: Monday June 2, 2014 12:10 pm

On Saturday New York Governor Andrew Cuomo secured the gubernatorial nomination from the Working Families Party of New York despite a record of trying to break unions and doing the bidding of his Big Business financial backers. Cuomo was almost defeated by Zephyr Teachout a strong progressive activist who won over 40% of the vote.

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