Mayor Bill de Blasio
MTA Plans Service Cuts and Fare Hikes, Keeps Its Cops
New York City’s MTA is facing massive cuts and fare hikes as a result of a budget crisis. These proposals will hit the working class hardest.
Otto ForsNovember 24, 2020
The Housing Crisis Is Just Getting Started; Let’s Stop It
The real estate crisis poses a deep threat to New York City. New evictions, city budget shortfalls, and financial contagion could worsen an already intolerable situation. The Left should organize not only to ward off an eviction wave but to challenge the capitalist logic creating it.
David KlassenNovember 8, 2020
NYC School Workers Solidarity Campaign Rejects UFT President Michael Mulgrew’s Deal with Mayor Bill de Blasio
The union leadership of the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) struck a deal on Tuesday with NYC city officials to postpone reopening by 10 days. This deal comes as the UFT Delegate Assembly was planning to vote for strike authorization against school reopening. Below we republish a press release from the NYC School Workers Solidarity Campaign on this decision.
NYC School Workers Solidarity CampaignSeptember 3, 2020
Trump’s Call to Reopen Schools Endangers Students, Staff, and Families
Furiously attempting to “reopen the economy,” both Republicans and Democrats are insisting that schools return to face to face teaching while simultaneously slashing the funding that would allow them to do so safely. Once again, the plan is to sacrifice the health of poor and working-class kids, teachers, and their families for a capitalist economy.
Francesca GomesJuly 11, 2020
De Blasio Doesn’t Get It
New York City Mayor de Blasio is attempting to paint himself as a supporter of Black Lives Matter through easy, empty publicity stunts. His response to protests in the city, however, shows a clear alliance with the NYPD, at the expense of Black lives.
Samuel KarlinJuly 11, 2020
Papers, Please: NYPD Harasses Protesters Going Home
New York police are targeting activists. Maya Kates recounts being stopped in a taxi going home after a protest.
Maya KatesJune 8, 2020
A Grim New Milestone: More than 10,000 Protesters Arrested Across the U.S.
The protests against police terror are being brutally repressed...by the police.
James Dennis HoffJune 5, 2020
The Protesters Are Right: de Blasio Should Resign
De Blasio has used his power to order violence against protesters --- and then claims he’s seen none of it despite the preponderance of evidence. He is not only complicit but directly responsible for the unconscionable cop violence in New York City.
Enid BrainJune 5, 2020