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Good Government Speaks Many Languages

Oct 02, 2006

In a city where one in four New Yorkers is still in the process of learning English, City Hall is failing to take its own advice. In what can only


Parades, Permits And The Right To Protest

Aug 15, 2006

The New York Police Department has published a rule that could end the long-held and cherished right of protesters to proceed down the sidewalks of New York. It also imposes


The Gay Marriage Ruling

Jul 10, 2006

There is no constitutional right to marriage unless your partner’s sex is the opposite of yours, announced the New York State Court of Appeals. The 4-2 split could be summarized


A Unique Time And Place

Jun 12, 2006

Nancy Foner, a professor of sociology at the City University of New York, met recently with the Gotham Gazette Reading NYC Book Club to discuss her book, In A New


Coming Out of The Shadow

May 22, 2006

Immigrants in New York City and across the nation took to the streets, probably for the first time in history, to voice their demand for reform of immigration policy. What


Same-Sex Marriage Showdown

May 10, 2006

It won't be in time for June weddings, but the New York State Court of Appeals, the state's highest court, will hear a group of cases on May 31 arguing


Immigrant Services And Their Funding

May 01, 2006

As negotiations continue over New York City’s next budget, which begins on July 1, 2006, immigrant advocates are looking closely at the funding given for what is called the Immigrant


Immigrant Organizing

Apr 07, 2006

The recent wave of immigrant demonstrations throughout the country indicates a level of political engagement that seems to have caught many people by surprise. However, leaders of immigrant organizations in