Public Affairs
A COUP IN GREECE: FOUR DIFFICULT QUESTIONS FROM FRANCO 'BIFO' BERARDI (06/29/2015)  If one follows day by day the actions of the International Monetary Fund, the European Central Bank and the European Commission, it is easy to describe the scenario: the global financial system is organising a coup d'etat in Greece. And, in...  

YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT AT CRISIS LEVELS IN NYC (06/24/2015)  Though the Great Recession was declared over several years ago, experts say for New York City’s young people looking for that first summer job the outlook remains dismal. And while nationally the official top line unemployment rate continues...  

'A GREAT DAY FOR CORPORATE AMERICA': US SENATE PASSES FAST TRACK (06/23/2015)  In a win for multinational corporations and the global one percent, the U.S. Senate on Tuesday narrowly advanced Fast Track, or Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) —ensuring for all practical purposes the continued rubber-stamping of clandestine...  

POPE FRANCIS VS. VAMPIRE CAPITALISM: THE REAL REASON WHY HIS CLIMATE-CHANGE ENCYCLICAL IS REVOLUTIONARY (06/19/2015)  What’s so powerful about the Pope’s Encyclical on climate change is that it does not flinch from doing so. Pope Francis challenges wealthy nations, who use the lion’s share of the earth’s fossil fuels, to take responsibility...  

NYC COMMERCIAL RENTER'S RIGHTS ARE A CLICK AWAY (06/18/2015)  When your lease is up, will you be forced out of business by an exorbitant rent hike? We've spent the last few months fighting for your commercial renter's rights by advocating to pass the Small Business Jobs...  

US FAMILIES TORN APART: OBAMA'S WAR ON DRUGS DRIVING SURGE IN DEPORTATIONS (06/16/2015)  Under U.S. President Barack Obama, the war on drugs is driving a surge in deportations of non-U.S. citizens, ripping families apart for alleged drug possession—including the most minor amounts and in many cases years after the fact—a new...