Thursday, July 9, 2020

Tag: New York

Time for a raise for New York car wash workers

The state legislature could end the sub-minimum tipped wage for car washers downstate.

‘Protest and decades of struggle:’ Long Island is nuclear-free today

Because of that 1979 protest and decades of painstaking and difficult struggle, LILCO was stopped in its nuclear push – and Long Island today is nuclear-free.

How New Yorkers stood up to Amazon and won

Queens activists, unions, and political leaders worried about gentrification and opposed the $1.2 billion in tax breaks offered to the retail giant.

New York City’s early voting plan will favor white, affluent voters,...

In a letter, the New York Civil Liberties Union, Common Cause New York and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law said the plan “will impose a severe burden on many of the City’s low-income voters.”

350.org on Senator Schumer’s support for the Climate and Community Protection...

"Now, the legislature must pass the strongest possible climate justice bill, and Governor Cuomo must sign it into law. The world is watching.”

In a time of cheap fossil fuels, nuclear power companies are...

Illinois and New York have approved hundreds of millions of dollars in clean-energy incentives for nuclear power companies. New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland could be next.

New York bans single-use plastic bags

New York becomes the second state to ban single-use plastic bags starting in March 2020.

SUNY uses taxpayer dollars to torture kittens in useless experiments

The State University of New York is being sued for refusing to turn over documents about cruel animal experiments.

Why cities should stop playing Amazon’s game and quit offering companies...

My conclusion: Incentives just don’t work.

Video shows jail attendant assaulting handcuffed man

“This kind of incident does create a blemish. It is painful to watch.”

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Why Trump wants to kill the biggest environmental law you’ve never heard of

NEPA is one of the biggest federal policies ever enacted to protect our environment. But Trump is out to gut it — here's why.

Former LA Councilman pleads guilty to obstructing federal corruption probe

If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in federal prison.

A ‘historic day’ as federal judge orders shutdown and removal of Dakota Access Pipeline

This is the first time a federal judge has closed an operating pipeline for environmental reasons.

His own worst enemy, Trump drowns in his own swamp

Thus does Trump bring down the very doom and gloom, if not carnage, on himself invoked by his own lies and fear-mongering.
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Monopoly mayhem: Corporations win, workers lose

Big corporations have become so dominant that workers and consumers have fewer options and have to accept the wages and prices these giant corporations offer.