Teachers demand end to school closings in Puerto Rico

“Political leaders in both Washington and San Juan, whether they like it or not, are being propelled to fashion a new political and economic status for the territory. They will have to finally decide whether to completely annex Puerto Rico as the 51st state or acknowledge that it still remains a distinct nation, with the right to its own sovereignty and independence.”

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…

New York Progressives Discuss Tactics

by Peter Gale On Monday, February 6, there was a meeting of representatives of New York City chapters of New York Progressive Action Network, or NYPAN. NYPAN is a new organization formed in the latter half of 2016. It started with groups of Bernie Sanders’ supporters across New York State wondering what they should do…

Private developers are punching holes in the sanctuary state

By Cameron Orr New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo have each promised to make New York a sanctuary from the racist agenda of landlord-in-chief Donald Trump. Trump has promised to cut funding to sanctuary cities and states. Federal funds from Housing and Urban Development to New York…