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Mayor Adams Courts Wealthy New Yorkers and Brutalizes the Unhoused

New York City Mayor Eric Adams is evicting unhoused people from their living spaces and cracking down on sheltering in subways. It’s part of his administration’s "law and order" politics and efforts to court the wealthy.

Olivia Wood

April 1, 2022

Fordham Graduate Student Workers Unionize

Graduate students at Fordham University are paid more than $15,000 below what’s needed to pay for basic living expenses in New York City. Last week, they announced they are forming a union local of the Communication Workers of America (CWA). An anonymous adjunct instructor at Fordham writes about the importance of solidarity.

Left Voice

March 8, 2022

New York’s Eviction Moratorium Ends Today. We Demand Free Public Housing For All

New York’s eviction moratorium expires today, and hundreds of thousands of households across the state are at risk of eviction. We cannot turn a blind eye to a single eviction, and we must demand rent cancellation and free public housing for all.

Emma Lee

January 15, 2022

The Jewish Museum in New York Joins the Fight for a Unionized Art World

The workers of this prestigious and historic institution have petitioned the National Labor Relations Board for a union election.

Sarah Frankie Sigman

January 12, 2022

Fire in the Bronx: Capitalist Mass Murder

A fire in New York City on Sunday killed at least 17 people. Eric Adams called it a "tragedy." We call it premeditated murder by real estate speculators.

Nathaniel Flakin

January 10, 2022

I Am a New York City Public High School Student. The Situation is Beyond Control.

An anonymous student spoke out on Reddit on January 6 to raise awareness of the impact of Omicron on students’ and teachers’ health, safety, and the state of education in schools in New York City.

Left Voice

January 9, 2022

Hours-Long Lines in the Cold and Rain: Covid Test Hell in New York City

Covid cases are surging in NYC as the Omicron strain spreads across the world. Those hoping to get tested are facing an hellish experience, waiting in freezing weather and in some cases being turned away for a lack of available tests.

Molly Rosenzweig

December 20, 2021

2 Years Later: Why Aren’t There Enough Covid Tests?

Nearly two years into the pandemic, there are hours long wait times to get tested for the coronavirus in New York City. There has been a 194 percent increase in cases over the past 14 days. This is the product of a system that puts profit over people’s lives.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

December 19, 2021

Taxi Drivers Are on Hunger Strike for Their Lives

Taxi drivers organized with the New York City Taxi Workers’ Alliance (NYTWA) have been protesting outside City Hall for 43 days. Twelve days ago they started a hunger strike.

Carmin Maffea

October 31, 2021