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Jayne Smith

Fighting the Megatowers: A Tale of Two Bridges

A group of neighbors in New York City is going up against the courts and big real estate interests to stop the construction of four luxury towers planned for the Lower East Side waterfront. Their efforts have successfully blocked construction. For now.

Elon Musk Rakes in Billions, Tesla Employees Forced Back to Work

Elon Musk received the first installment of what could be a $55.8 Billion compensation package this past May. Meanwhile, Tesla manufacturing workers have struggled since March to obtain unemployment benefits or recoup their stolen wages amidst layoffs, pay cuts, and unsafe (illegal) factory re-openings under COVID-19. 

People in a march holding a sign that says "Fully Safe, Fully Equitable, or Fully Closed"

Protesters Across U.S. Demand Safe Reopening of Schools in National Day of Resistance

On August 3, students, educators, and community-members across the U.S. took part in demonstrations to demand the “safe, racially just, and fully funded” opening of schools.