Tag: New York City

Disrupting Bloomberg

Dissent has been bubbling up more and more frequently here in the cold, snow-blown streets of New York. The other day, when it was announced that Wall Street was using its bailout funds to hand out record bonuses to its…

Jon Stewart takes on Gaza

He’s braver than me, that’s for sure. The Daily Show With Jon StewartM – Th 11p / 10c Strip Maul Barack Obama InterviewJohn McCain Interview Sarah Palin VideoFunny Election Video The best part, in my opinion (sorry, don’t have time…

I Am Sean Bell

This short documentary, I Am Sean Bell: Black Boys Speak by Stacey Muhammad is exactly what it sounds like.  Black boys (between the ages of 11 and 13), along with their parents, speak about the brutal murder of Sean Bell…

On Increasing Poverty and Homelessness

The above video really did break my heart. On the one hand, I really do worry that there’s something exploitative about filming and watching this man’s pain. On the other hand, I feel like we need to watch, and turning…

Esmin Green

If this story doesn’t disgust you, I don’t know what will: It was a nightmare captured on surveillance video. A woman who had waited nearly 24 hours to be seen in a Brooklyn public hospital collapsed, fell face-down on the…

The End is Near

Because I actually agree with Christopher Hitchens. New York is supposed to have learned from that and from similar errors of the past, and to have understood that Brobdingnag is all very well—indeed is very desirable and impressive—in Wall Street…