By Eddie Bautista, La Tonya Crisp-Sauray and Bill McKibben, TomDispatchSep 15, 2014
On Sunday, Sept. 21, a huge crowd will march through the middle of Manhattan. It will almost certainly be the largest rally about climate change in human history, and one of the largest political protests in many years in New York. Dig deeper ( 4 Min. Read )
Alexander Reed Kelly / TruthdigJan 19, 2014
Federal prosecutors in Manhattan have to figure out what to do with $27 million worth of Bitcoin confiscated after the closure of an anonymous black market site authorities say was used to exchange drugs and computer hacking services. And the value of the haul could grow. Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
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The leader of the Church of Stop Shopping faces a year in prison for a 15-minute musical protest he and his choir staged in a Chase Bank in Manhattan in September. Dig deeper ( 4 Min. Read )
Alexander Reed Kelly / TruthdigJul 2, 2013
A 25-year-old fast food worker from the Brownsville section of Brooklyn went on record in the newspaper of record to say that life earning just above minimum wage is not desirable for herself or her children. Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
By Tim Radford, Climate News NetworkMay 24, 2013
Cities are liable to heat up much more than open countryside as the climate warms, and in the case of New York City, this could mean a big increase in heat-related deaths. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
Eugene Robinson / TruthdigNov 6, 2012
Here's a proposed initiative for the next administration: Get the nation started on the surge barriers, flood walls and other big infrastructure projects that can protect our coastal cities from being ravaged by the next Hurricane Sandy. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
Alexander Reed Kelly / TruthdigSep 11, 2012
The first anniversary of Occupy Wall Street promises to be a day of celebration, general protest and direct action one year after the cry for representation for the 99 percent first rang out in the streets of New York City’s financial district. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Alexander Reed Kelly / TruthdigAug 22, 2012
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg points to the NYPD’s covert counterterrorism program as a model for the rest of the country. But according to a deposition given by the department’s intelligence commander earlier this summer and unsealed on Monday, police eavesdropping on conversations between Muslims has led to no terror investigations. Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
Mr. Fish / TruthdigJun 10, 2012
"If only we could pull out our brain and use only our eyes," Picasso said, naming the distinct advantage that artists have always had over pundits and polemicists when it came to perceiving the world as it is; pundits and polemicists being much more likely to insist that the world is whatever a person wants it to be."If only we could pull out our brain and use only our eyes," Picasso said, naming the distinct advantage that artists have always had over pundits and polemicists. Dig deeper ( 8 Min. Read )
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