Imperialism in the 21st Century affects Americans, too

By Emile Schepers The  purpose of this article is to clarify what imperialism is and is not, how it is functioning worldwide as the year 2017 begins, how it impacts workers in the United States, and what we should be doing in response to it. What Imperialism is, and what it is not Imperialism is…

State Budget Cements Cuomo as Penny Pincher

New York State owes $4.3 billion in Foundation Aid to schools statewide as a result of the decision of the New York State Court of Appeals in the Campaign for Fiscal Equity lawsuit. This funding is necessary to improve the quality of education in economically disadvantaged school districts. Fifty-eight percent of the funds are owed to Black and Brown students. The New York State Board of Regents recommended a $1.47 billion increase in Foundation Aid this year and a three year phase in of the full amount. This Budget agreement contains less than half of the recommended Foundation Aid increase, although it does include $272 million more than the meager $428 million proposed by Governor Cuomo. In a major victory, Governor Cuomo’s proposal to repeal the Foundation Aid formula entirely was defeated.

Angela Davis to speak March 4 at New York City unity rally

This article first appeared on People’s World. By Sara Ladino During the largest protest in U.S. history, the day after Donald Trump was sworn in as president, civil rights icon Angela Davis once again inspired hundreds of thousands on the main stage in Washington D.C., a major site of struggle against the concentrated power of transnational…

On the death of children and tax cuts for the rich

By Gabe Falsetta From 2016 up until the present there have been six deaths, in NYC, reported in various news outlets. In the overall scheme of things that number is perhaps small. However, the six deaths are of children under six years old and caused from abuse. Back in October of 2016 after the death…