Resolution opposing Cuba blockade moves ahead in New York City Council

November 6, 2019 | 1:03 PM CST  | BY GARY BONO Reprinted from PeoplesWorld.org NEW YORK—A resolution of the New York City Council calling for an end to the blockade of Cuba, Resolution 1092, has been officially introduced and is moving through the legislative process. After the resolution’s initial introduction, it was referred to the council’s…

Workers: Dignity and respect missing from Chipotle menu in New York

October 31, 2019 | 3:55 PM CST | BY CAMERON ORR Reprinted from PeoplesWorld.org NEW YORK — Last Wednesday, Oct. 23, workers in the fast-food industry walked off their jobs in NYC. They were joined by a group of at least 400 allies targeting the Chipotle store on the corner of 13th street and 6th Ave. in Manhattan. Rallying…

NYC council members introduce resolution against blockade of Cuba

October 24, 2019 2:22 PM CST  BY GARY BONO Reprinted from PeoplesWorld.org NEW YORK—On the steps of City Hall on Oct. 17, City Council representatives Inez Barron, Ydanis Rodriguez, and Jimmy Van Bremer announced the introduction of a council resolution calling for an end to the economic blockade and travel bans imposed by the U.S. federal government on…

New York’s public and private housing tenants join forces

October 24, 2019 | 10:51 AM CST  BY | CAMERON ORR Cold rain and classic Manhattan sewer water puddles couldn’t stop more than 300 tenants from attending a statewide coalition meeting last Wednesday. Gathered in the auditorium of the Washington Irving High School, activists and leaders of organizations united by the Housing Justice For All began by belting out…