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Today's Protests are Centuries in the Making

Dec 29, 2014

Protests outside City Hall (photo: John Kenny @jjk607) The tragic deaths of Eric Garner, Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu offer New Yorkers an opportunity to have a real conversation about our


12 Times De Blasio Broke From Bloomberg in 2014

Dec 19, 2014

Bill de Blasio and Mike Bloomberg at City Hall on Nov. 6, 2013 (photo: Ed Reed/Mayor's Office) Bill de Blasio won the mayoral election by drawing a clear contrast between himself


Small Town Ethics Could Have Big-Time Fracking Impact

Dec 17, 2014

Zephyr Teachout speaks to an anti-fracking crowd (photo: @FrackAction) With major announcements expected on hydraulic fracturing (aka fracking) and casino sighting in New York expected imminently, watchdogs are warning that small