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The United States of Immigrants

The resistance of sanctuary cities, counties and states reminds us that the Constitution protects all people in our country.

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50 Years Ago, MLK Condemned the U.S. as the ‘Greatest Purveyor of Violence in the World’ (Video)

On April 4, 1967, in a historic speech at Riverside Church in New York City, the civil rights leader denounced the Vietnam War and called for a global peace movement.

Posted on Apr 3, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

When It Comes to Prosecuting Wall Street, Preet Bharara Is No Hero

The U.S. attorney fired by President Trump has been acclaimed for tackling corruption. But his treatment of figures involved in the Great Recession was far less confrontational.

Posted on Mar 13, 2017 READ MORE

New York U.S. Attorney Fired After Refusing Trump Administration’s Request to Step Down

Preet Bharara’s firing adds a new layer of controversy to the abrupt demand for 46 U.S. attorneys to resign.

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Trump Says New York Contracts Brought Him $21 Million. It Was Actually Much Less.

The president’s financial disclosure forms reveal that he earned no more than half of what he claimed.

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Alongside Bernie Sanders, N.Y.’s Gov. Andrew Cuomo Announces First-in-Nation Free Tuition Plan

“Our job is to encourage every person in this country to get all of the education they can, not to punish them for getting that education,” Sanders says at the announcement with Cuomo, pictured at right.

Posted on Jan 3, 2017 READ MORE

The Clintons and Trump in the New York of the 1 Percent

In an essay in The New York Times Magazine, columnist Maureen Dowd sheds light on Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s climb through New York’s high society.

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Report: Justice Department Is Pushing to Charge Police Officer Who Killed Eric Garner

After more than two years, there may soon be significant movement on the case.

Posted on Oct 25, 2016 READ MORE

New York City on High Alert After Explosion Injures 29

Authorities are investigating after explosions in Manhattan and in New Jersey near a Marine Corps charity race. No one was killed, and the injured have been released from hospitals. An undetonated pressure-cooker explosive was found in Manhattan.

Posted on Sep 18, 2016 READ MORE

Hot Dogs

Posted on Sep 1, 2016 ENLARGE

Dear Bill Clinton: The End of Welfare Isn’t the End of Poor People

Isn’t it great how we solved the welfare problem? That’s the one thing that former President Clinton, Congress and even the media agree on.

Posted on Aug 22, 2016 READ MORE

How Bill Clinton Waged a War on Welfare Mothers Instead of a War on Poverty

To hear Clinton tell it, his presidency won the war on poverty three decades after President Lyndon B. Johnson launched it, having changed only the name. Seems he doesn’t know the difference between getting mothers and their children off the welfare rolls and getting them out of poverty.

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Giuliani Waves

Posted on Aug 19, 2016 ENLARGE

Open Letter Urges New York Times to Help Reverse ‘Culture of Silence’ on Child Sexual Abuse

More than three dozen survivors of abuse and their advocates want the Times to provide better coverage of the crimes—and address a potential conflict of interest.

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Fighting for Peace on ‘Hurricane Street’

This impassioned, timely memoir about the American Veterans Movement picks up where author Ron Kovic’s “Born on the Fourth of July” left off.

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Force Reform in Saudi Arabia With a Thousand Cuts

Despite new evidence of Saudi complicity revealed in the 9/11 report’s “28 pages,” the Saudis keep getting a free ride from the lemmings in Congress. Here’s how to ratchet up pressure on the regime.

Posted on Jul 19, 2016 READ MORE

New York State Assembly Passes ‘Most Ambitious’ Climate Bill in the Nation

The bill would require New York to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from major sources to zero by 2050. But with dire predictions by climate scientists, is it ambitious enough?

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Rep. Jerrold Nadler Denounces Donald Trump for Taking 9/11 Small-Business Aid

The New York congressman says Trump exploited a program intended to help the city’s small businesses recover from the 2001 terrorist attacks.

Posted on May 28, 2016 READ MORE

Daniel Berrigan Through the Eyes of a 1960s Ithaca Mom

In our town and beyond, the priest, scholar, poet and activist served as a wake-up caller while the U.S. still had its eyes closed to the horrors of the Vietnam War.

Posted on May 16, 2016 READ MORE

A Big Win for the Anti-Fracking Movement as Another Major Pipeline Proposal Bites the Dust

After an energized grass-roots campaign, the state of New York rejects a permit for the controversial Constitution Pipeline.

Posted on Apr 24, 2016 READ MORE

Do You Think the New York Election Trouble Was Intentional?

Following numerous cries of election fraud in other states, New Yorkers wonder who is to blame for their own complicated primary.

Posted on Apr 21, 2016 READ MORE

New York Congressional Candidate Zephyr Teachout Is Trying to Stop the ‘Chickenization’ of America

Whether he wins or loses the Democratic nomination, the fate of Bernie Sanders’ progressive revolution rests in the hands of congressional candidates like Teachout, who also want to restore to people and localities power that has been consolidated by corporations.

Posted on Apr 21, 2016 READ MORE

What Is Wrong With New York’s Voting System and How Can It Be Fixed? (Video)

Voting rights advocates tally the reforms the state must implement to restore confidence in democracy after more than 125,000 Brooklynites were among many voters unable to cast ballots in the presidential primary because they’d been removed from voter rolls.

Posted on Apr 20, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

What GOP New Yorkers Just Voted For: Torture, Syria Intervention and the Murder of Innocents

In the wake of his big win in New York, I want to push back once more against the normalization of Donald Trump as a legitimate presidential candidate, given his policy positions.

Posted on Apr 20, 2016 READ MORE

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Win Landslide Victories in New York State Primary

Despite the heated campaigning in advance of Tuesday’s delegate-rich New York presidential primary, Democrat Clinton and Republican Trump broke the recent pattern in which each lost a string of states and therefore delegates.

Posted on Apr 20, 2016 READ MORE

Voters, Sanders Supporters and ‘Hot Dogs’ Come Out for the New York Primary

Truthdig’s Ashley Hong was on the scene in New York City as two- and four-legged supporters of Bernie Sanders, as well as students, volunteers and supporters, weighed in about Tuesday’s key primary in the Empire State.

Posted on Apr 19, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Live Blog: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Take New York

Trump emerged victorious on his home turf, and Clinton followed in her adopted state of New York on Tuesday. Take a look at the final results and watch the winners’ victory speeches.

Posted on Apr 19, 2016 READ MORE

Samantha Bee on the Absurd Theatrics of Candidates Trying to Win the New York Primary (Video)

As the primary kicks off in the Empire State, the “Full Frontal” host takes a look at presidential candidates’ campaign antics over the past few weeks.

Posted on Apr 19, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Bernie Sanders’ Camp Complains to DNC Over Hillary Clinton’s Fundraising

The Bernie 2016 campaign believes Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee may have violated campaign fundraising rules and asked DNC head Debbie Wasserman Schultz to stop the activities.

Posted on Apr 18, 2016 READ MORE

Hundreds of New Yorkers Allege Election Fraud in Lawsuit

A day before one of the most important primaries of the 2016 presidential race, voters across the state are accusing the Board of Elections of tampering with their registrations.

Posted on Apr 18, 2016 READ MORE

Poll: Did Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders Win the Debate in New York?

Everyone has an opinion. We want to hear yours. Which Democratic contender won the presidential debate in Brooklyn?

Posted on Apr 15, 2016 READ MORE

In America, Politicians Pay for Bucking Netanyahu

The Israeli prime minister’s hard-line, expansionist policies put Bernie Sanders’ “Jewishness” to the test.

Posted on Apr 14, 2016 READ MORE

Bernie Backstage: Here’s How a President Sanders Would Rally the Grass Roots (Video)

Footage of a private meeting with local leaders before Sanders’ rally in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., on Tuesday provides insight into how he might work with grass-roots activists to pursue a national populist agenda.

Posted on Apr 13, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Restrictive Rules Leave New York Voters Shut Out of Key Primary

Registration deadlines in New York passed months ago—but many voters say they didn’t know.

Posted on Apr 12, 2016 READ MORE

New York Primary Chivalry

Posted on Apr 12, 2016 ENLARGE

Bernie Sanders Outpacing Rivals in Effectiveness of Campaign Ads

An independent analysis shows that the presidential contender’s video advertisements have been best at getting voters’ attention.

Posted on Apr 11, 2016 READ MORE

Guess Who Won’t Be Voting for Donald Trump in the New York Primary

In an interview with TV’s “Fox & Friends,” the Republican presidential candidate lambasted the Colorado GOP voting system—and shared the surprising information that he won’t receive two votes he had expected in next week’s primary in his home state.

Posted on Apr 11, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

‘Hillary’ in ‘SNL’ Skit Tries to Hide Being a Sore Loser, Tells Young N.Y. Voters to Stay Home

Kate McKinnon plays an anxious and desperately ingratiating Hillary Clinton on “Saturday Night Live” in the lead-up to next week’s crucial New York primary.

Posted on Apr 11, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Ahead of New York Primary, Bernie Sanders Calls Hillary Clinton’s Judgment ‘Clearly Lacking’ (Video)

Sen. Sanders made the comment on “Meet the Press” in the wake of his double-digit win Saturday in the Wyoming caucus.

Posted on Apr 10, 2016 READ MORE

New York Primary

Posted on Apr 7, 2016 ENLARGE

National Prison Strike Campaign Vows to End ‘American Slave System’

Starting Sept. 9, prisoners across the United States will begin a coordinated work stoppage to call attention to what they contend is involuntary servitude.

Posted on Apr 2, 2016 READ MORE

Officials Outraged After ‘Shocking’ Report on NYPD Kicking People Out of Homes

New York City officials said reforms were needed after a ProPublica investigation showed that the police have been locking out residents who haven’t been charged with a crime.

Posted on Feb 9, 2016 READ MORE

A Drone Protester Heads to Jail

Mary Anne Grady Flores, 59, will serve six months for photographing a peaceful protest outside Hancock Field Air National Guard Base near Syracuse, N.Y., where the U.S. trains pilots to launch drone strikes in the Middle East, particularly in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Yemen.

Posted on Jan 22, 2016 READ MORE

AUDIO: ‘Left, Right & Center’: GOP Hopefuls Compete on Party Values; Bernie Surges

On this week’s edition of KCRW’s “Left, Right & Center,” Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer says he sees Bernie Sanders as the only interesting candidate in the 2016 election, while the other panelists praise Donald Trump.

Posted on Jan 16, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

New York Values: What Tiny Ted Cruz Will Never Get About the Big Town

Demagogues denigrating New York come and go with boring predictability—and the nation’s greatest city will continue to thrive long after the Texas senator is merely an unpleasant memory.

Posted on Jan 15, 2016 READ MORE

100,000 New York City Schoolchildren Face Airport-Style Security Screening Daily

Crime in the schools has dropped sharply, but New York still requires students at more than 200 schools to take off their shoes and send their belongings through X-ray machines.

Posted on Jan 12, 2016 READ MORE

Will Micro-Housing Enable Employers to Call on Workers Night and Day?

The so-called sharing economy has extended its reach into the market for housing for the digital workforce.

Posted on Jan 3, 2016 READ MORE

New York City Lets Luxury Building Owners Stiff Workers and Still Get a Tax Break

City regulators haven’t enforced a 2007 law that requires doormen, janitors and other service workers at taxpayer-subsidized apartment buildings to be paid wages comparable to union rates.

Posted on Dec 31, 2015 READ MORE

Truthdiggers of the Week: Those Who Uncovered Navy SEAL Abuse of Prisoners in Afghanistan

A handful of U.S. personnel made reports on the lethal brutality after it occurred in 2012, and their accounts were brought to public attention by three New York Times writers last week. This combined effort has informed the American citizenry, once again, about atrocities committed in its name.

Posted on Dec 21, 2015 READ MORE

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