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  • G whiz, don’t cut the G train!

    March 10th, 2012

    After service cuts and fare hikes, the MTA’s 2009 decision to extend the G train was a welcome change. But now, the transit agency has reversed course, and plans to cut the G back to its old route, ending at Smith-9th. Don’t let the MTA cut back the “Brooklyn Local.” Tell the MTA: Save the G train!

  • Last day to stop hydrofracking

    January 11th, 2012

    We’ve been fighting against fracking for two years. We’ve won a temporary moratorium. But now it’s coming down to the wire.
    The Department of Environmental Conservation has written their draft environmental impact report. If approved, it would open the door to allow the frackers to start drilling. Once the drills start – and once those chemicals [...]

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  • Bad pizza, worse policies

    November 11th, 2011

    Matthew Cain here, online organizer at the Working Families Party.
    Over the last month or so, seeing GOP frontrunner Herman Cain drag the “Cain” name through the mud has been tough. But today, he crossed the line by weighing in on New York state politics.
    He came out for a giant tax cut [...]

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  • Why Albany isn’t Oakland

    October 27th, 2011

    Across the country, mayors and police departments have started cracking down on Occupy protests.
    In Atlanta, the mayor revoked an executive order allowing the protesters to stay on Tuesday afternoon. Just after midnight, police swept Woodruff Park, arresting the 50 peaceful protesters who stayed behind. [1] The same day, Occupy Orlando was kicked [...]

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  • Occupy Tents

    October 25th, 2011

    It got pretty chilly this weekend. Next week will surely be cooler.
    The protest – which has focused the eyes of the world on corporate greed and economic inequality – is free speech in action. But without shelter, the protesters occupying Wall Street down at Zuccotti Park could be frozen out and forced [...]

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