No one is above the law— except the NYPD?

A viral twitter video that has recently racked up over three million views shows NYPD officers shoving a young man and forcibly removing him from the subway platform after he asked them to wear their masks. This comes as no surprise to most New Yorkers, who have become accustomed to seeing police officers routinely flouting …

NYC needs a new climate change resilience plan

Given the frequency of extreme weather events, NYC needs a new resilience plan to deal responsibly with school closures. The system is set up in a way that pits parents who need to go to work against school staff who feel it is too unsafe. When schools close, other businesses should too. If schools close, …

Fire Greg Russ and keep public housing public!

The Rojas campaign demands the immediate removal of Greg Russ, the Chair of NYCHA, who is known by housing activists all over the country as the Czar of Privatization. Cathy Rojas, the candidate for mayor with the Party for Socialism and Liberation says, “Russ is pushing forward privatization proposals that would put hundreds of thousands …

Expanding Gifted & Talented does not end NYC school segregation

Recently, Mayor Bill De Blasio announced that the city’s Gifted and Talented program will be converted into an accelerated learning program that is accessible to all students and will eliminate the tests for pre-schoolers. Democratic mayoral candidate Eric Adams fully commits to a Gifted and Talented program reform if elected mayor in November. The current …

Socialist mayoral candidate snubbed by corporate media’s mayoral debates

Join our speakout outside of 30 Rockefeller Plaza, Wednesday 10/20 @ 7 pm Electoral debates in the City of New York are a game of pay-to-play. If a campaign cannot raise hundreds of thousands of funds within a short amount of time, they are barred from the conversation, and New Yorkers lose out on hearing …

NYPD: militarized fascists equipped with our tax dollars

A recent leak of records from the far-right militia, the Oath Keepers, revealed that several members are also employed with the NYPD. The group played a central role in the January 6th insurrection at the Capitol. Mayor de Blasio stated that an “internal investigation” is happening. Over the years, the Oath Keepers have become known …

HONDA – A strong first step to turn vacant buildings into homes

HONDA converts failing hotels, businesses to permanently house homeless; More types of vacant and underused properties should be repurposed into homes NEW YORK — In August, as a hard-won result of people’s organizing, the NY State Legislature passed HONDA (Housing Our Neighbors with Dignity Act), which converts vacant and failing hotels and office buildings into …

When it comes to crime, let’s do what works, not what fails

How do we put a stop to violent crime? “Let’s do what works, not what fails” says socialist mayoral candidate Cathy Rojas. There’s a story of a boy who was staring down on the sidewalk when a man walking by asked him what he’s looking for. “I dropped a quarter on 23rd St.,” the boy …

Leading Harlem City Council candidate, Kristin Richardson Jordan, endorses socialist mayoral candidate

Kristin Richardson Jordan, the Democratic City Council candidate in Central Harlem’s District 9, has endorsed Cathy Rojas, the socialist candidate on the ballot for New York City mayor.  In the words of Kristin, “I am proud to endorse Cathy Rojas for mayor. She is the best mayoral candidate for Harlem and her policies are truly …