New York City
At least 12,000 NYC nurses poised to strike

Nurses that were hailed as heroes at the beginning of the pandemic are today facing chronic understaffing, inadequate pay, and threats to their healthcare benefits

State of emergency declared in NYC over influx of asylum seekers

Latin American migrants seek refuge in the United States only to be shuttled around as political pawns and sleep in tents in the richest city

All charges dropped against wrongfully convicted youth Prakash Churaman

After years of fighting the incarceration system, Prakash alongside family, friends, and activists celebrated freedom after all charges against him were dropped by prosecutors

NYC Mayor Eric Adams evicts hundreds from homeless encampments

Despite crackdown, Adams presented no clear alternative to the streets and transit system for unhoused people afraid to use unsafe shelter system

Unhoused people face uncertainty as officials raze makeshift shelters and other stories

Today we look at the clearing of homeless encampments in New York City, US; the ceasefire declared by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen; and more

“We want to be able to share a better world with Cuba”: Carolina Vega on creating revolutionary art

Peoples Dispatch spoke to Carolina Vega, a Cuban-American artist based in Los Angeles on her participation in the Vital Lines/Líneas Vitales exhibit

US prisoners strike Hunger strike continues in New York’s infamous Rikers Island

Inmates have complained of indifference by officials regarding the risk of COVID-19 spread, inadequate heating during winter, lack of proper hygiene and rising violence inside the prison

“How many more people gotta die?” ask Bronx residents

After building fire kills 17, Bronx community members plead for system-wide solutions as City shifts blame from landlord to residents

US health infrastructure once again unprepared for COVID-19 surge

In the nation with the highest number of COVID-19 deaths, people in the US are confronting a third wave of coronavirus cases as the Omicron variant surges through the country.

Home care workers protest 24-hour work day in NYC

Workers rallied to demand unpaid wages from the United Jewish Council home care agency and an end to the 24-hour workday

Cathy Rojas is NYC’s socialist alternative for mayor

Peoples Dispatch spoke to the socialist candidate for the upcoming New York City mayoral election, Cathy Rojas, about the significance of a people-driven campaign in a largely corporate-driven electoral process and why alternatives are important for people’s movements

Amid overwhelming debt and despair, NYC’s yellow cab drivers begin hunger strike

The city’s iconic yellow cab drivers are fighting to end a crushing debt crisis, manufactured by the city and Wall Street profiteers