New York meeting celebrates 61 years of Cuban Revolution

Vol. 84/No. 2 - January 20, 2020
Humberto Rivero, Cuban ambassador to U.N., foreground, and SWP leader Steve Clark, inset, spoke at Jan. 5 New York reception celebrating accomplishments, example of Cuban Revolution.

NEW YORK — A festive reception with food and music brought together some 80 people here Jan. 5 to celebrate the 61st anniversary of the Cuban Revolution. The Cuban people overthrew the U.S.-backed Fulgencio Batista dictatorship in January 1959, opening…

Speak out against Jew-hatred after machete attack on Hanukkah in NY!

Vol. 84/No. 1 - January 13, 2020
Some 250 people gather in Brooklyn’s Grand Army Plaza to condemn anti-Semitic attacks Dec. 31, days after brutal machete assault on Hanukkah celebration in Monsey, New York.

MONSEY, N.Y. — A violent attack at the Rockland County home of Rabbi Chaim Rottenberg during a Hanukkah celebration Dec. 28 seriously injured five people. The attacker barged into the event, held next to the rabbi’s synagogue, with a machete…

‘I am Troy Davis’: powerful protest against death penalty

Vol. 83/No. 48 - December 30, 2019
Standing left is Cephus “Uncle Bobby X” Johnson, uncle of Oscar Grant, killed by BART police in 2009, who portrayed Troy Davis in Dec. 8 New York performance of “I am Troy Davis.” Gwen Carr, seated left, mother of Eric Garner who was killed by New York Cop chokehold in 2014, played Davis’ mother. Inset is Troy Davis with his nethew, De’Jaun Davis-Correia, whom he mentored and tutored through school from behind bars while on death row.

NEW YORK — Some 100 people joined the family of Troy Davis to see a live performance Dec. 8 of “I am Troy Davis,” a theatrical protest against cop frame-ups and the death penalty. The screenplay adaption of the book…

NY construction workers protest deaths, nonunion sites

Vol. 83/No. 36 - October 7, 2019

NEW YORK — More than 200 construction workers, most coming straight from nearby job sites, rallied outside the offices of New Line Structures in midtown Manhattan Sept. 17. New Line, one of the top 10 construction firms in the city,…

Woodfox shines light on prison abuse, solitary confinement

Albert Woodfox, one of the Angola 3, on speaking tour after nearly 44 years in solitary
Vol. 83/No. 15 - April 15, 2019
From left, Ismael Nazario, who was thrown in solitary as a teenager at Rikers Island prison; Albert Woodfox; and David Rothenberg, founder of the Fortune Society, speaking March 28.

NEW YORK — Albert Woodfox spent nearly 44 years in solitary confinement in a 6-by-9 foot cell in Louisiana’s notorious Angola prison. He and fellow prisoners Herman Wallace and Robert King came into the sights of authorities there after organizing…

Hundreds of New York nurses rally in contract fight

Vol. 83/No. 14 - April 8, 2019
Hundreds of nurses rally March 18 at Mount Sinai Hospital, as New York nurses fight for new contract at major hospitals in city. Demands include more nurses to provide care.

NEW YORK — Hundreds of nurses, other unionists and supporters rallied outside Mount Sinai Hospital March 18 as the nurses’ union told the main private hospitals here that its members could go on strike April 2 if a contract agreement…