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November 15, 2021
Jen Fitzgerald: A Poet Without a Home
As the pandemic closed down New York City, Fitzgerald found her daughter and herself priced out of a place to live.
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November 4, 2021
The Supreme Court Is Poised to Give a Giant Gift to Gun Nuts
Yesterday, the nation’s highest court heard the most significant Second Amendment case in a decade, and it did not bode well for gun control.
November 2, 2021
Closing Rikers Is Long Overdue
Mass decarceration is exactly what’s needed to ensure that people aren’t simply being shuttled from one inhumane situation to another.
November 1, 2021
Meet the Socialist Candidate for NYC Mayor
Front-runner Eric Adams, who is all but certain to win the New York City mayoral race Tuesday, is facing a field of rivals, including Cathy Rojas, a public school teacher from Queens.
October 29, 2021
It’s Time to End Murder by Spreadsheet
The other side of criminal justice reform is focusing on white-collar prosecutions.
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October 19, 2021
Rikers Detainees Are Being Transferred From One “Hellhole” to Another
Former and currently incarcerated people denounce Governor Kathy Hochul’s decision to transfer detainees as a temporary fix to the ongoing crisis at Rikers.
October 15, 2021
Why Activists Are Calling on Kathy Hochul to “Free Them All”
Speaking in midtown Friday, activists called on the New York governor to commute the sentences of abuse victims “as a first step towards reparations.”
October 11, 2021
“They Are Throwing New Yorkers Into Cages on Rikers Island in Our Name!”
In a rare move, a group of elected officials has begun showing up in courtrooms to bear witness to the banal cruelty that keep Rikers going.
October 8, 2021
Reopening Schools: Is New York City Keeping Its Most Vulnerable Kids Safe?
The mayor calls the city’s Covid-19 protocols the “gold standard,” but epidemiologist Michael Osterholm says there’s a lot more the city can and must do.
October 6, 2021
Closing Rikers Island Is a Matter of Life and Death
Isaabdul Karim wasn’t sentenced to death. In fact, he was never sentenced at all.
Katrina vanden Heuvel