Part 3: NYU and the efforts to censor the Internet
By the IYSSE at NYU, 21 March 2018
New York University, the largest private research university in the US, in heavily involved in the preparations for war against Russia and China, the mass surveillance efforts of the NSA and the Internet censorship campaign by the state, Google, and Facebook.
By Philip Guelpa, 20 March 2018
The city’s public housing complexes have suffered decades of underfunding, resulting in severe deterioration of its infrastructure.
NYU’s role in “cybersecurity” and mass surveillance
By the IYSSE at NYU, 20 March 2018
The largest private research university in the US is heavily involved in the preparations for war against Russia and China, the mass surveillance efforts of the NSA and the internet censorship campaign by the state, Google, and Facebook.
NYU and the preparations of US imperialism for world war
By the IYSSE at NYU, 19 March 2018
New York University, the largest private research university in the US, is heavily involved in the preparations for war against Russia and China, the mass surveillance efforts of the NSA and the internet censorship campaign by the state, Google, and Facebook.
“These sorts of things have been happening for several years, but people have been less secure in publicizing them”
By Josh Varlin, 26 February 2018
For years, the United States has forged an anti-Iranian alliance with reactionary Sunni Persian Gulf oil monarchies, including Saudi Arabia and the UAE.
By Sandy English, 8 February 2018
Schifter’s suicide note blamed corporations and Mayor de Blasio, Governor Cuomo and former Mayor Bloomberg for destroying his livelihood.
By Leslie Murtagh and Philip Guelpa, 3 February 2018
The planned closure of Rikers Island will do nothing to stem police brutality and abuse of prisoners in New York City.
By Isaac Finn, 12 January 2018
Prominent immigrant rights activist Ravi Ragbir was taken into custody on Thursday morning during a regularly scheduled appointment with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
The policies and atmosphere of the second Gilded Age
By Fred Mazelis, 11 January 2018
The new policy embodies what one critic called “the continual degrading and privatizing of public space.”
By Steve Light, 6 January 2018
The rise in eviction cases demonstrates the increasing unaffordability of housing in working class neighborhoods in New York City.
By Philip Guelpa, 3 January 2018
New York City officials have tried to obscure inadequate fire prevention measures by blaming the victims.
By Fred Mazelis and A. Woodson, 30 December 2017
In every sphere of life, New York remains what newly reelected Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio hypocritically promised to change four years ago: two worlds in one city.
By Philip Guelpa, 30 December 2017
Thousands of heavily armed, uniformed personnel, including police snipers, are being deployed to impose a military-style occupation of Times Square in connection with the annual New Year’s Eve celebration.
By Steve Filips, 23 December 2017
A heart wrenching increase in the deaths of children in fatal house fires highlights the substandard housing conditions and poverty widespread within the US.
By Alan Whyte, 19 December 2017
A three-alarm fire in the Homecrest section of Brooklyn, ravaged a house and killed four members of a family and injured another four.
By Sandy English, 12 December 2017
According to police, the device was hidden on the person of a 27-year-old Bangladeshi immigrant worker, Akayed Ullah, who has lived in Brooklyn for seven years.
By Alan Whyte, 12 December 2017
Three recent reports reveal mounting crisis of the New York metropolitan area’s mass bus, subway and railroad systems.
By Mark Ferretti, 4 December 2017
On November 28, defense attorneys at Brooklyn criminal court staged a walkout after ICE arrested an undocumented immigrant worker.
New York Mayor de Blasio covered up for city’s failure to test for lead contamination in public housing
By Philip Guelpa, 23 November 2017
De Blasio and the New York City public housing authority covered up the city’s failure to conduct mandated lead paint inspections for four years.
By Steve Filips, 22 November 2017
A worker was killed in an explosion at a cosmetics factory 60 miles north of New York City, and two others in the northern part of the state.
By Alan Whyte, 16 November 2017
The union for New York University clerical workers has made an agreement with the school to postpone the contract expiration date until the end of November.
New York University departments call for boycott of Abu Dhabi campus after UAE denies visas to professors
By Josh Varlin, 13 November 2017
This is not the first time the UAE, abetted by NYU, has infringed on academic freedom.
By Sandy English, 8 November 2017
Isaacs was the first police officer in New York State to be tried under Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2015 executive order.
By Daniel de Vries, 4 November 2017
A grand jury indicted two NYPD detectives this week on 50 counts of kidnapping and raping a teenage woman while she was handcuffed in a police van.
By Fred Mazelis, 3 November 2017
There are no fundamental differences between Republicans and Democrats in the bipartisan “war on terror.”
By Sandy English, 2 November 2017
Right-wing Republicans have called for Trump to dispense with legal protections for the suspect, who is a legal US resident entitled to full constitutional rights.
By Josh Varlin, 1 November 2017
Before any investigation has taken place, the attack is being used to demonize immigrants and justify the further militarization of the New York Police Department.
By Philip Guelpa, 1 November 2017
Preparations to protect against the predicted increase in the frequency and scale of future storms are completely inadequate to address the threat.
Exhibition at American Jewish Historical Society in New York
By Fred Mazelis, 20 October 2017
The displays consider the Russian Revolution, US entry into World War I and the Balfour Declaration’s support for a Zionist homeland in Palestine.
By Philip Guelpa, 17 October 2017
Proposed changes to New York State workers’ compensation regulations would severely reduce the benefits workers receive for work-related injuries and illnesses.
By Fred Mazelis, 16 October 2017
The cancellation of two programs by the American Jewish Historical Society is in response to a broader effort to derail the appointment of David Myers to head the CJH.
By Fred Mazelis, 14 October 2017
The Democrat has long since discarded most of his “progressive” image, and presides over a city that is more socially unequal than ever before.
By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 3 October 2017
The IYSSE won the support of hundreds of students, and was granted club status after a year of rejections.
By a WSWS reporting team, 2 October 2017
Working people at a South Bronx event to collect aid for people in the US territory spoke to the WSWS about their anger over the Trump administration’s lack of response to the devastation of Hurricane Maria, which struck nearly two weeks ago.
By Mark Witkowski, 28 September 2017
The New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health released a report noting that construction worker deaths are rising in the city.
By Mark Witkowski, 25 September 2017
The blatantly anti-democratic act of arresting immigrants who are attending court hearings for minor violations acts as a mechanism for justifying the crackdown on immigrants.
By Mark Witkowski, 20 September 2017
Three people died when a privately-operated charter bus struck a New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority bus in Queens on Monday morning.
By Jason Melanovski, 20 September 2017
A new report documents the crisis of rural school districts.
By Philip Guelpa, 16 September 2017
The ostentatious opening of the Tappan Zee Bridge replacement is being used to obscure decades of neglect.
By Fred Mazelis, 25 August 2017
The number of homeless students has jumped by 50 percent during the past six years, alongside new Wall Street highs and amid the “economic recovery.”
By Philip Guelpa, 21 August 2017
The Democratic mayor is making token moves in response to a mounting housing crisis and growth of homelessness.
By Isaac Finn, 31 July 2017
Glenn Scarpelli and Patricia Colant jumped to their deaths from a building in mid-town Manhattan on Friday. In their suicide notes, the couple explain they “cannot live with” their “financial reality.”
By Isaac Finn, 29 July 2017
The crackdown on immigrants paves the way for a police-state regime and attacks on workers more broadly.
By Fred Mazelis, 26 July 2017
Mayor Blasio and Governor Cuomo, both Democrats and equally beholden to Wall Street, have no solution to the transport crisis in the US financial and cultural capital.
By Alan Whyte, 21 July 2017
A series of incidents in the last number of days and weeks have revealed a deepening crisis in transit in the New York and New Jersey area.
By Philip Guelpa, 17 July 2017
Under recent rulings by the US Supreme Court, the ability of politicians to engage in legally protected corruption has been greatly expanded.
By Isaac Finn, 13 July 2017
Following a walkout on July 11 of roughly 700 workers at Newark Liberty International Airport, SEIU 32BJ ended a threatened three-day strike against PrimeFlight Inc., after the company agreed to negotiate.
By our reporters, 12 July 2017
The WSWS spoke to train commuters in New York City about the dangers and frustrating conditions that have overwhelmed the mass transit system in recent months.
By Philip Guelpa, 11 July 2017
Deteriorating economic conditions combined with inadequate social services lead to sharp rise in New York’s homeless population.
By Alan Whyte, 11 July 2017
Two months of emergency repair work began Monday on the busiest train station in the US, escalating the crisis of transportation in the New York City area.
By Alan Whyte and Sandy English, 3 July 2017
The American Society of Civil Engineers says New York City’s transit system needs at least $68 billion over the next 20 years.
By our reporters, 3 July 2017
Subway workers and passengers spoke about the dangers due to decay of the transit system.
By Isaac Finn, 1 July 2017
Dr. Henry Bello opened fire Friday on his former coworkers at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital after being fired from his job two years ago.
By Fred Mazelis, 1 July 2017
The newspaper announced plans to lay off dozens of copy editors, along with “voluntary” buyouts that could also lead to layoffs of reporters.
By Isaac Finn, 29 June 2017
On June 27, an A train in upper Manhattan derailed, injuring 34 riders, including 17 who were taken to the hospital.
By Philip Guelpa, 27 June 2017
Both the absolute rate of poverty and the degree to which the poor are segregated into effective ghettos have increased since the 2008 crash.
By Katy Kinner, 21 June 2017
The real estate mogul, who has forcibly evicted hundreds of people, was sentenced to a year in jail for crimes against the banks, not tenants.
By Alan Whyte and A. Woodson, 20 June 2017
In a city that is home for 82 billionaires, the subways are still using a signal system with technology that dates back to 1904, posing significant dangers.
By Isaac Finn, 19 June 2017
New York Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio declined last week to fund a $50 million pilot program to provide half-priced fares for poor New Yorkers, as part of the fiscal 2018 budget.
By Katy Kinner, 5 June 2017
Plans for luxury housing to be built on NYCHA property in Manhattan will leave hundreds of prospective low-income tenants in “affordable” units without sunlight.
By Philip Guelpa, 2 June 2017
Cuts to social programs will severely affect the living conditions of workers who already suffer from poverty and a lack of affordable housing.
By Alan Whyte, 2 June 2017
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has warned Amtrak’s emergency repair work at Pennsylvania Station will “create a summer of hell” in the city.
Vote Isaac Oseas for NYU Student Senate
By Isaac Oseas—IYSSE candidate for NYU GSAS Student Senator, 12 May 2017
The IYSSE at NYU is running a candidate for NYU Student Senate to build a socialist, anti-war movement on campus and defend academic freedom.
By Fred Mazelis, 19 April 2017
The Excelsior Scholarship will reach only a small number of students, and will not cover most of the expenses associated with attending college.
By Sandy English, 29 March 2017
The university is led by a series of Trump administration officials, a multitude of Wall Street bankers and a host of other financial speculators.
By Alan Whyte, 28 March 2017
For the sixth time since 2007, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority increased fares and tolls by about 4 percent on buses, subways, commuter railroads, bridges and tunnels.
By Fred Mazelis, 27 March 2017
The murder of Timothy Caughman by James Jackson, who confessed to plotting to kill as many black men as possible, is another in a series of racist crimes committed in recent months.
New York University Student Activities Board rejects IYSSE appeal on club status: An act of political censorship
By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality at NYU, 27 March 2017
The International Youth and Students for Social Equality at NYU calls on all students to oppose the perfunctory rejection of the IYSSE’s appeal for club status for the second semester.
By our reporters, 25 March 2017
Over the course of a three-hour traffic stop, some 100 people gathered, despite sub-freezing temperatures, to oppose the anti-democratic proceedings.
“We refuse to be thrown away like the bakery’s garbage”
By Philip Guelpa, 24 March 2017
An estimated 30 Hispanic workers at the Tom Cat Bakery have received letters giving them two weeks to prove their legal status or face termination and possible deportation.
By Philip Guelpa, 21 March 2017
Bill de Blasio’s latest housing proposal would merely shift homeless people from one form of temporary and thoroughly inadequate shelter to another.
By Isaac Finn, 18 March 2017
On Wednesday, the International Youth and Students for Social Equality appealed a recent decision by the New York University Student Activities Board’s denying the group club status.
By Jason Melanovski, 15 March 2017
All of the deaths came after the windstorm itself had passed and were the result of a social and economic system ill-prepared to deal with such crises.
By Alan Whyte, 10 March 2017
NYU has been intransigent in its opposition to adjuncts’ demands despite the fact the university has an endowment of about $3.5 billion.
By a WSWS reporting team, 9 March 2017
New York University’s Student Activities Board has rejected the IYSSE’s application for club status for the second semester, even though students completed all necessary requirements.
By Daniel de Vries, 8 March 2017
NYU rejected the group’s application, even though the IYSSE met or exceeded all requirements for new clubs, including hundreds of students signing petitions in support of the group.
By Fred Mazelis, 4 March 2017
The president of CCNY was forced to resign last October after she was targeted in a corruption probe which continues to expand.
By Isaac Finn, 4 March 2017
An IYSSE representative recently sat down with NYU professor Bertell Ollman to discuss the issues around the club application process at NYU.
By our reporters, 2 March 2017
Several professors have written to the NYU Student Activities Board demanding an end to efforts by the university to prevent the IYSSE from organizing a club on campus.
By Steve Light, 22 February 2017
A string of shootings by police of people with fake guns has occurred in recent years, including the killing of 12-year-old Tamir Rice in 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio.
By Alan Whyte, 20 February 2017
Less than one-third of those eligible to vote actually ratified the 28-month-long contract, which does nothing to improve wages, health and pension benefits and work conditions.
By Isaac Finn, 16 February 2017
In replying to the IYSSE’s call that it end its silence on political censorship at NYU, the ISO said it supports the democratic right of students to form an IYSSE club while denouncing the IYSSE’s “aggressive sectarianism.”
By Alan Whyte, 13 February 2017
With ratification ballots due back February 15, workers have expressed substantial opposition to the tentative deal pushed by the Transport Workers Union (TWU).
“The working class should defend immigrant rights”
By a WSWS reporting team, 13 February 2017
A WSWS reporting team interviewed transit workers and found a lot of hostility to the contract.
Open Letter to the International Socialist Organization
By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 10 February 2017
On February 7, the IYSSE wrote the ISO to demand that it reverse its anti-democratic position supporting NYU’s decision to bar the IYSSE from campus.
By Steve Light, 7 February 2017
The effects of record homelessness on children in New York City are compounded by inadequate resources for public schools.
By our reporters, 3 February 2017
Chapters of the International Youth and Students for Social Equality led campus rallies to defend immigrant and refugee rights against the policies of the Trump administration.
By Steve Filips, 1 February 2017
Workplace fatalities will be certain to increase under the administration of Trump, which has pledged to gut what little remains of federal workplace safety regulations.
“This situation is bad for democracy”
By our reporters, 1 February 2017
The IYSSE gathered dozens of student signatures in support of its application for club status and is holding a rally and meeting on Thursday, February 2.
By Alan Whyte, 27 January 2017
New York’s Metropolitan Transportation voted Wednesday to increase its fare and tolls about 4 percent.
By Christopher Tiberio, 20 January 2017
With an explosion of the city’s homeless population, the NYPD has taken control of security in the shelters as a way to monitor and terrorize their temporary residents.
“We should take a stand and reject this contract”
By a WSWS reporting team, 20 January 2017
New York transit workers will be voting on a tentative agreement that will continue the erosion of their living standards and working conditions.
By Alan Whyte, 18 January 2017
Transport Workers Union Local 100 announced an agreement Monday that will do nothing to stop the erosion of living standards for 38,000 bus and subway workers in New York.
By our reporting team, 18 January 2017
Transit workers spoke to the World Socialist Web Site after the Transport Workers Union announced a deal for a new four-year agreement covering 38,000 bus and subway workers employed by the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA).
New York University: College, Inc.
By Isaac Finn, 17 January 2017
New York University announced last month that it will spend more than $1 billion on the construction of a single building, partially financed through contributions from ultra-wealthy individuals.
By Philip Guelpa, 16 January 2017
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which runs New York City’s buses and subways, is tens of billions of dollars in debt.
By Mark Witkowski, 13 January 2017
New York City’s Second Avenue subway, which opened at the start of the year amid media fanfare, is geared mostly to the interests of the wealthy and the city’s real estate industry.
An attempt to appease anger over student loan debt
By Josh Varlin, 11 January 2017
Whether or not Cuomo’s proposal is enacted this year, it is clearly aimed at appeasing the anger among workers and young people at growing inequality and attacks on living standards.
By Alan Whyte, 9 January 2017
Transport Workers Union Local 100 officials have praised state Democrats who have overseen the attack on workers’ wages and pensions.
By Steve Light, 29 December 2016
Officials claimed the levels of lead in drinking water in the city's public schools were safe, but the testing was exposed as deceptive.