New York

New York City transit worker speaks: “They’re churning up the next American revolution”

By Jerry Isaacs, 24 December 2005

The World Socialist Web Site spoke with a New York City transit worker after the leadership of the Transport Workers Union (TWU) Local 100 called off the strike by 34,000 workers Thursday without attaining a contract.

New York City officials scapegoat captain in Staten Island ferry disaster

By Alan Whyte, 5 November 2003

The captain of the Staten Island ferry that crashed into a wooden and concrete pier on the afternoon of October 15, resulting in the deaths of 10 passengers and dozens of injuries, has been vilified by New York City authorities and the media for not testifying to city and federal investigators.

Crisis facing immigrant workers in New York exacerbated by attacks

By Jeremy Johnson, 23 October 2001

There has been relatively little attention paid to the crisis facing immigrant workers in New York City, especially those who are undocumented, in the wake of the events of September 11.

City Hall versus the Brooklyn Museum:

Artistic freedom and democratic rights under attack in New York

By the Editorial Board, 1 October 1999

The campaign being waged by New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani against the Brooklyn Museum is a crude act of state censorship. Neither Giuliani nor any other politician can be allowed to dictate which pieces of art go on display in a public museum—in the present case, a cultural institution that employs 500 people and draws half a million visitors a year.