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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

New York stands together against Islamophobia

14 September 2010
Thousands of demonstrators gathered in New York on 11 September to demonstrate against Islamaphobia and racism. Their counter-demonstration was called in response to a racist rally against the proposed building of an Islamic community centre, held in the city on the same day.

Unity can overcome racist scapegoating

24 August 2010
In the last week we have seen those with power scapegoating those without it—over the proposed mosque in New York, the Notting Hill Carnival, the Roma expulsion in France and attacks on the welfare state in Britain.

Hair: anti-war voice from the 1960s still resonates today

04 May 2010
A new production of the 1960s anti-war musical Hair has come to London after taking New York’s Broadway by storm.

Cabin crew facts

16 March 2010
Over three quarters of cabin crew earn less than £20,000 a year (less than the average London wage).Many rely on tax credits or second jobs to survive.Cabin crew wages fell by over 4 percent in real terms between 2001 and 2008.BA cabin crew earn more than some crew at other airlines. It is right to fight to level wages up, not down.Cabin crew saved a man’s life in New York last week by applying emergency medical treatment. BA wants to put scabs on planes with only a few days’ training which will risk lives.

Nurse Jackie: addictive new drama

19 January 2010
Edie Falco, known to most of us as Carmela in the Sopranos, plays New York nurse Jackie Peyton – a woman attempting to juggle work, relationships and children, and who is constantly finding herself at risk of dropping one of the balls.

The uprising of the twenty thousand

05 January 2010
On 24 November 1909, over 20,000 garment workers walked out of hundreds of workshops in New York. This strike has become known as the "Uprising of the Twenty Thousand".


06 October 2009

Polarisation across Europe brings left votes

06 October 2009
The media have been gloating about the plight of the left in the wake of the German federal elections a fortnight ago. "A spectre is haunting Europe – the spectre of socialism’s slow collapse", announced the New York Times last week.

Pot Full Of Soul

18 August 2009
While New York at the end of the 1960s was a city electrified by political dissent, riots and cultural fusion, many second generation Peurto Ricans, like Bobby Marin, were busy combining an impromptu version of baseball with street corner crooning.

Shell makes payment over oil campaigner Ken Saro-Wiwa's death

16 June 2009
In an out of court settlement oil multinational Shell has paid £9.5 million to the family of Nigerian author and activist Ken Saro-Wiwa. The family had taken the company to court in New York, accusing it of complicity in the execution of Saro-Wiwa in 1995.

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