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Grassroots Volunteers Hold Hurricane Sandy Relief Summit

Friday marked the beginning of the People’s Recovery, a three day summit in Brooklyn, dedicated to the continuation of grassroots relief efforts in areas hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy last October.   “It’s a crisis. It’s an absolute humanitarian crisis,” says summit organizer Justin Wedes. “There are people who are still seriously suffering, there are […]

The Anarchivists: Who Owns the Occupy Wall Street Narrative?

On Nov 15, NYPD officers raided Zuccotti Park, and the Occupy Wall Street movement lost its space. Now groups and institutions—including the Smithsonian’s Natural Museum of American History, NYU’s Tamiment Library and the New York Historical Society– are working to enshrine the movement in the form of an archive.

But who, in the end, will get to tell the definitive story?

Occupy Wall Street Repairs Foreclosed Brooklyn Home for Needy Family

After moving into a foreclosed East New York home a day earlier, Occupy Wall Street protestors began tackling the difficult task of repairing the house Wednesday, the New York Times reported. The Brooklyn home is in bad shape with mold, partially knocked down walls and no water or electricity. Construction and architecture experts have been brought in […]

Hundreds Rally Against CUNY Tuition Hike

As the City University of New York’s (CUNY) Board of Trustees voted Monday to raise tuition, students and professors took to the streets in protest.  For nearly four hours, protesters rallied outside Baruch College, marched around the block and stormed Third and Lexington avenues. The shouts and jeers didn’t stop the Trustees from raising tuition […]