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We're lovin' burger strike

Fast food workers across New York struck on Thursday of last week, demanding a pay rise and the right to join unions.

New York after Sandy: Lights on in Wall Street while others suffer

New York after Sandy: Lights on in Wall Street while others suffer Ordinary people can be extraordinary in a crisis. During a mammoth storm they can risk their own lives to pull others from harm’s way.

Hoodies rally in New York after death of black teen Trayvon Martin

Thousands of black and white protesters took to the streets of New York on Wednesday of last week. They wore hooded tops and chanted "We are all Trayvon Martin" in protest at the slaying of a black teenager in Florida last month.

New York activists respond to Occupy Wall Street evictions

Eric Fretz is a socialist activist based in New York who is involved with Occupy Wall Street (OWS). "I got word in the early hours of Tuesday morning that the OWS encampment had been raided by police," he told Socialist Worker.

Anger as New York police attack Occupy Wall Street camp

The general mood in New York right now is of anger and resolve. Since the start of OWS we have been preparing for police eviction. So this was partially a surprise—but also really not. An emergency response network had been established via text messages, which immediately alerted the community.

'Electric atmosphere' on New York protests

The Occupy Wall Street movement saw a massive mobilisation of up to 100,000 people in Times Square last Saturday.

Teamsters go global against Sotheby’s lockout

18 October 2011
Art handlers from Sotheby’s auction house in New York protested outside the company’s London premises on Thursday of last week.

Occupy Wall Street: Resistance fills the streets of New York

17 October 2011
Up to 100,000 supporters of the Occupy Wall Street movement came together in New York last Saturday.

Occupy Wall Street protesters force New York mayor to back off

14 October 2011
Occupy Wall Street protesters were in a confident and defiant mood this morning, Friday, after an attempt to evict them from their protest site failed.

Occupy Wall Street: ‘A new generation is fighting back’

11 October 2011
Occupations in protest against corporate greed are spreading across the US. The first protest—Occupy Wall Street—began in New York’s financial district.

Wall Street occupation inspires resistance across the US

04 October 2011
A left wing protest movement in New York has captured the imagination of ordinary people across the US.

Page One: Inside the New York Times

27 September 2011
This documentary chronicles a turbulent year in the life of the New York Times.

Spirit of Seattle is back as protesters take on Wall Street

27 September 2011
On Friday 17 September a group of largely young campaigners, artists, and students occupied Wall Street in New York’s financial district.

Mike Davis: 9/11- the embers of September

06 September 2011
Ten years ago, lower Manhattan became the Sarajevo of the "war on terrorism". Although conscience recoils against making an equation between the assassination of a single Archduke and his wife (28 June 1914) and the slaughter of almost 3,000 New Yorkers, the analogy otherwise is eerily apt.

Millions marched with Stop the War

06 September 2011
The attack on the World Trade Centre in New York on 11 September 2001 shook the world. But many knew it would be used as an excuse to send US troops charging around the world.

Power failure: ten years since 9/11

06 September 2011
The attacks on New York and Washington on 11 September 2001 seemed to come literally out of the blue—raining death out of a clear September sky. Politicians and the media proclaimed that the world was changed completely by these events. But how do they look now?

The Taqwacores

16 August 2011
A shy Muslim from Pakistan, Yusef, joins a hardcore Islamic commune in New York and becomes radicalised.

New York hotel workers: 'Shame on you, Strauss-Khan!'

14 June 2011
New York Hotel & Motel trades council union members held a loud protest against former IMF boss Dominic Strauss-Khan on Monday of this week.

The birth of the ‘gay plague’ myth

14 June 2011
It started as an unknown illness, first noticed in New York around 1979 and 1980 in a community that generally took care of its health: gay men.

John Lennon—The New York Years

30 November 2010
This show recalls the background to John and Yoko Ono’s most radical album, Sometime In New York City.

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