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The Day Without Women

  International Women’s Day in Spain is celebrated with the “Huelga Feminista” (Women’s Strike). Last year, in March, women took to the streets for the first time in this strike…

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Michael Cohen Testifies

Last week, Michael Cohen, former personal attorney to President Trump, testified in front of the House Oversight and Reform Committee. According to the New York Times, Cohen testified on Trump’s misbehavior and poor character by saying he has lied in the past about real estate deals and paying off an adult film actress. The testimony also included Cohen stating that Trump’s racism is even worse when in private meetings and evidence such as the $35,000 personal check from Trump as reimbursement of the hush money used to pay off his mistress. Cohen has worked with the Trump Organisation since 2007 as legal counsel, as reported by CNN, and before that was a New York attorney who bought apartments in Trump’s buildings and lobbied for Trump when other residents were in dispute with him.

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Fighting Against Amazon, Poverty, and Gentrification: A Conversation With Jonathan Westin

Valentine’s Day fell on a Thursday this year. Although most New Yorkers had plans to celebrate after work, a conference room in Downtown Brooklyn was buzzing with excitement and it was barely two o’clock in the afternoon. A staff member of New York Communities for Change had just interrupted an ordinary meeting to inform everyone that Amazon was pulling out of the deal to bring half of their second headquarters to Long Island City, Queens. The news broke on Twitter, but soon all the major media platforms had confirmed the news. This was an enormous victory for NYCC, one of the grassroots organisations that vehemently opposed the deal. It was also a victory for Jonathan Westin, NYCC’s executive director, who stood among his staff smiling, in disbelief.

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Jorge Jraissati’s Encouraging Plan for Venezuela’s Political Economy

In Venezuela, we have been dedicating our lives to restoring our nation’s political and economic freedoms. For years, millions of Venezuelans, under the leadership of the student movement and of young political activists, have been peacefully protesting against Nicolas Maduro’s dictatorial regime, with clear demands: Respect for our basic rights and freedoms, such as fair elections, freedom of speech, free enterprise, and rule of law. In response to the people’s demands, Maduro’s repressive groups such as the military and the national police have incarcerated, tortured, and even killed many Venezuelans. To be more precise, Maduro’s dictatorship has unrightfully incarcerated thousands, cold-bloodedly killed hundreds, and overall, forced more than five million Venezuelans into exile

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NYC Mayor de Blasio Should Not Run For President
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio arrives to join a gathering in response to attacks in Paris, at Washington Square Park in the Manhattan borough of New York November 14, 2015. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson - RTS732I

NYC Mayor de Blasio Should Not Run For President

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio (an NYU alumnus) under the Washington Square Arch, with NYU’s Kimmel Center for University Life in the background Image courtesy of The Nation New York…

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