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NYPD and Ems workers Failed to help Eric Garner after choked him (07/21/2014)  By now, you’ve probably heard something about the death of Eric Garner on Thursday in Staten Island, New York City. You may have even seen it on video, which horribly (and luckily)...  

SIGN THE PETITION TO REPUBLICANS FILIBUSTERING BIRTH CONTROL (07/17/2014)  When the Supreme Court made the terrible decision to allow corporations like Hobby Lobby to discriminate against women, members of Congress were ready to fight back to defend women’s access to birth control.Senators Murray, Udall and...  

CAPITALISM'S DEEPER PROBLEM (07/16/2014)  Recent press reports refer to troubling price increases for such assets as real estate, government bonds, companies targeted for acquisition and artwork. A New York Times front-page headline read “The Everything Boom, or Maybe the Everything...  

NYPD GENERATES MORE THAN A THIRD OF CLAIMS AGAINST CITY: REPORT (07/09/2014)  Police misconduct, injury and civil rights allegations against the NYPD made up more than one-third of all claims against the city over the past year, according to data from the city comptroller's office.The report from Comptroller Scott...  

ACLU JUST CAME OUT AGAINST ANTIDISCRIMINATION LAW DESIGNED TO PROTECT LGBT (07/08/2014)  You know things are getting weird when a prominent civil rights organization opposes a nondiscrimination law. In a statement released Tuesday, the American Civil Liberties Union and several LGBT rights organizations withdrew their...  

CENTRAL PARK FIVE SPECIAL (07/07/2014)  The Central Park Five reached a deal with New York City for $40 million. The five were locked in a bitter civil rights lawsuit with the Michael Bloomberg administration since their convictions were vacated in 2002. Finally, under the new...  

PROTESTERS JUST SENT THE NSA THIS MASSIVE MESSAGE ABOUT ILLEGAL SPYING (07/07/2014)  A shadow fell over a National Security Agency data collection facility today in Bluffdale, Utah.The cause? A 135-foot-long blimp was floating overhead, the words "NSA Illegal Spying Below” printed on its side. To erase any doubt,...  

STUDIO-TURNED-JAIL CELL FOR RENT IN BROOKLYN (07/07/2014)  NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - An artist in Bushwick, Brooklyn is charging $1 per day to anyone who wants to rent his 'jail cell' complete with 24-hour surveillance.Miao Jiaxin says the social experiment is intended to give people a sense of...  

ARE YOUR FOOD AND CLOTHES PRODUCED WITH SLAVE LABOR? (07/01/2014)  All consumers should be outraged by the idea that they’ve bought something – from shrimp to shirts – produced with slave labor. Yet as numerous reports have documented, that is a serious and growing possibility,...  

SMALL TOWN OFFICIALS FIGHT FRACKING...AND WIN (07/01/2014)  The hydraulic fracturing debate in New York State has been so intense that Gov. Andrew Cuomo imposed a moratorium two years ago to study the issue.That temporary hold did little to calm nerves in some upstate communities, leading Dryden, in...