Historic Victory for U.S. Amazon Workers, by Betsey Piette + We Just Unionized Amazon!

Amazon Is the New Factory

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by Betsey Piette
Workers World, April 1, 2022
April 5, 2022

Amazon Labor Union scored an historic victory April 1, becoming the first union at an Amazon facility in the U.S. From March 25 to March 30, all nonmanagement workers at the Staten Island, New York, Amazon warehouse, known as JFK8, had the opportunity to vote on whether to be represented by the ALU. The final totals, certified by the National Labor Relations Board, were 2,654 yes votes to 2,131 no votes, with 67 challenged ballots. Over half of the 8,325 eligible employees participated in the vote. A simple majority was needed to win.

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9/11: A Personal Reflection After Twenty Years, by Kenn Orphan

9-11: Lies!

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by Kenn Orphan
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Halifax, Nova Scotia
September 11, 2021

For 20 years I resisted making any personal remarks about the attacks September the 11th, particularly regarding the World Trade Center in NYC. I thought it was inappropriate and inconsequential because I did not suffer personal loss like so many that day. But I have been reflecting a lot on that historic event lately. And given that the US war against Afghanistan is now over, at least officially if not covertly, I think there is good reason for that.

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Chris Hedges: To Stop Terrorism, End U.S. Occupation of the Middle East

Parliament Square sit-in against Syria airstrikes.

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with Chris Hedges

TheRealNews on Sep 19, 2016

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges discusses the Manhattan bombing and the lack of media coverage of the impact of U.S. wars abroad.

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No Indictment For #NYC Cop Who Killed Eric Garner + Almost Impossible to Indict a Cop

Eric Garner Protest Union Square to Rockefeller Center

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NYPD killer of Eric Garner to go free

RT on Dec 3, 2014

A New York City grand jury has decided not to indict the New York Police Department officer accused of killing the 43-year-old unarmed Eric Garner by putting him in a prohibited chokehold. The NYPD is now preparing for more protests stemming from the decision. RT’s Ameera David and Alexey Yaroshevsky have the latest details.

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Brian Halweil: From New York to Africa, Why Food is Saving the World

Growing Red Raspberries

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TEDxTalks on Apr 6, 2011

Long live the Food Movement! Brian Halweil, publisher of “Edible Manhattan,” discusses the problems with the global food system and the solutions he’s found cropping up everywhere.

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Occupy Sandy Recovery: YANA: You Are Not Alone — Far Rockaway Queens, NY

Far Rockaways Occupy Sandy

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Rockaway Park Community Center is where Occupy Sandy has set up one of the hubs for distributing aid to people who have been hard hit by Hurricane Sandy. Occupy Wall Street volunteers are running the community based effort. Continue reading

Will New York be Just Another Sacrifice Zone so the Fossil Fuel Industry can Pollute Our Water, Contaminate Our Land and Frack Billions in Profits? by Jill Dalton

by Jill Dalton
Guest Writer
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October 8, 2012

Anti-Fracking Rally, Albany NY

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The woman standing at the podium may seem small and unassuming but don’t be fooled she’s a powerhouse and has a warning to share with the world. Vera Scroggins is a mother, a grandmother, resident of Susquehanna County, PA and a member of Citizens for Clean Water, a citizen-watch group of volunteers who keep an eye on the gas-drilling process by videotaping and keeping tabs on any problems or concerns. But today Vera’s in New York City at Saint John the Divine for the Global Frackdown and her message is loud and clear. “Don’t let them in.”

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OWS: Code Pink Members Arrested + NYPD Using Snatch and Grab To Arrest Peaceful Protesters

#NYPD arrests woman for holding up bra on sidewalk #BofA also @raeabileah #codepink #ows #s17

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CoDirector Rae Abileah arrested during a Bra toss outside of Bank of America in NYC. The police arrested her for “blocking a sidewalk” on the corner of Washington Place and W 14th street. They targeted her and arrested her for standing up against Big Banks.

For more info on Rae and CODEPINK check out CODEPINK.org

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Taking Progressives for Granted by Ralph Nader

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
April 12, 2011

When liberals and progressives have nowhere to go, New York’s new Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo can move toward the corporatist-right of the political spectrum with impunity. Brandishing an inherited $10 billion state deficit, Cuomo has earned the following description in the April 7th edition of The New York Times:

“He has clashed with unions, who he believes have helped drive the state toward bankruptcy. He has been praised by prominent conservatives like Sarah Palin and Rudolph W. Giuliani. And he has taken thousands of dollars in campaign money from the New York billionaire David H. Koch, who with his family has helped finance the Tea Party movement….

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Selling Out Injured Baby Rights by Ralph Nader

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
March 4, 2011

New York State’s Governor Andrew Cuomo will be judged harshly by history if he doesn’t reverse his position supporting limiting the legal rights of brain damaged babies. Imagine a life-time $250,000 cap on pain and suffering and families having to endure a burdensome and humiliating struggle to get medical bills paid as they arise from an insurance funded entity.

Governor Cuomo is hiding behind the recommendations of his Medicaid Redesign Team, which has more than a sprinkling of hospital and industry lobbyists, and which was the stalking horse for this heartless proposal.

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Letter to Governor-Elect Andrew Cuomo regarding A Stock Transfer Tax by Ralph Nader

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
December 30, 2010

Dear Governor-Elect Cuomo:

The conditions where many regular New Yorkers live are grim. Poverty, unemployment, home foreclosures, and small business bankruptcies keep growing.

On the other side of the tracks, the top twenty-five hedge fund managers recorded an average of $1 billion each, or over $80 million each a month in 2009. Quite a quick rebound on the backs of American taxpayers and privileged tax policies.

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New York’s Rebatable Bailout by Ralph Nader

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
Aug. 6, 2010

You can’t make up the following realities in New York State! Note the following series of events driven by the preposterous plutocrats and see if you get steamed.

Greed, power, reckless speculation and theft of other peoples’ money by Wall Streeters collapsed the U.S. economy into a deep recession that started in 2007-08.

These super-rich Wall Street banksters looted and drained trillions of worker pensions and mutual fund savings while nationwide eight million jobs were lost.

Panicked that their overweening avarice was pushing their companies over the cliff, the banksters rushed to Washington, terrified members of Congress with the help of ex-Goldman Sachs CEO turned Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and propelled the Bush White House into a series of massive taxpayer bailouts and guarantees amounting to trillions of dollars during the last quarter of 2006.

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New York Senate Passes Temporary Ban on Hydraulic Fracturing

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by Abrahm Lustgarten and Nicholas Kusnetz
ProPublica
August 4, 2010

In a predawn vote Wednesday, New York State’s senate passed a bill that reaches beyond the debate over the environmental safety of drilling for gas in the Marcellus Shale and would effectively ban almost all gas and oil drilling in the state until next spring. The bill circumvents an environmental review by the state’s regulatory agency that could be finished this year.

The bill prohibits the underground process of hydraulic fracturing, which breaks up buried rock and releases gas trapped inside.

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NY Governor Spitzer involved in Prostitution Ring!! (videos) + Sources: Spitzer Resignation Expected (updated)

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