One of New York City’s largest retail developers, Related, is reportedly in talks to help Walmart build its first of many stores in NYC. Despite vocal opposition from residents of the East New York section of Brooklyn (in which the store would be built), Related has declined repeated invitations to participate in public forums to [...]
(Cross-posted from The New York Communities for Change blog)
Maribel Toure was hit by a taxi on her way to work as an X-Ray Technician in 2009. Because of her injuries, she was unable to work for four months.
Just a few weeks before Maribel’s accident, her husband was laid off from his [...]
From Shana Mosher at Human Services Council:
On May 12, 25,000 people united to march on Wall Street, rally against budget cuts that will severely impact our communities and social safety net, and demand that banks and Wall Street corporations pay their fair share.
The energy and momentum before and on the day [...]
This week, Mayor Michael Bloomberg will propose a new budget for New York City. It will resemble many of the state budgets that we have seen proposed throughout the country, as well as the federal budget proposal drafted by Rep. Paul Ryan. They all share the same theme – the only way to fix our [...]
How do you get a major bank like JPMorgan Chase to listen? What do the thousands of New York homeowners, the majority of whom are African American and Latino, who have been pleading for mortgage modifications to avoid foreclosure, do to get them to pay attention?
Wednesday, The Mayor and Board of Trustees of the [...]
The assault on the working class packaged as “fiscal responsibility” by the likes of Scott Walker has gone viral. Since Wisconsin, this tactic – force hard working Americans to accept the notion of “austerity”, while giving corporations and millionaires tax breaks – has reared its ugly head in Ohio, Indiana, and Florida. This week, the [...]
Is JP Morgan Chase ignoring homeowners’ pleas for help because they feel they’ve done enough already? Or that they just don’t care?
Clergy members in the New York Metropolitan Area offered a new theory – maybe they’re possessed. That’s why Thursday afternoon, ministers from churches throughout the area joined New York Communities [...]
"The world is a rigged game"
Matt Taibbi at Rolling Stone: “Word has leaked out that the London-based firm ICAP, the world’s largest broker of interest-rate swaps, is being investigated by American authorities for behavior that sounds eerily reminiscent of the Libor mess. Regulators are looking into whether or not a small group of brokers at ICAP may have worked with up to 15 of the world’s largest banks to manipulate ISDAfix, a benchmark number used around the world to calculate the prices of interest-rate swaps.”
On winning and values
So, right-wingers, you want a society where families are stable, where everybody looks like you and shares your Christian faith, and where the government pretty much stays out of your business? It’s not in some Randian fantasy, it’s right here in the USA.
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