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Is Rikers Island Really Closing? Or is De Blasio Misrepresenting the NYC Council Vote?

October 25, 2019

Eddie Conway spoke with organizer Albert Saint-Jean from Just Immigration about the impact of the NYC Council borough-based jail vote, about nonprofits that are funding more incarceration, and the misreporting of Rikers Jail closing.

NYC Council Votes to Build More Jails, Continue Mass Incarceration

October 18, 2019

Eddie Conway speaks with No New Jails organizer Pilar Maschi ahead of the NYC Council jail vote about what grassroots activists can do to continue the fight to keep new jails out of New York City.

With Rikers Island Jail to Close, Activists Fight Against Four New Jails

October 7, 2019

Eddie Conway speaks to Brittany Williams and Ngozi Alston from No New Jails NYC about the four new jails planned for construction in New York in 2020, which have $11 billion earmarked for their construction and will be the tallest jails in the world. They say these will continue the legacy of mass incarceration.

NYC Announces $5 Billion Fossil Fuel Divestment and Lawsuit Against World’s Biggest Polluters

January 12, 2018

Betamia Coronel, Divest New York Lead Campaigner of 350.org discusses why this is a big environmental victory and what’s next on the divestment agenda

Chokwe Lumumba

March 2, 2014
Tolu Olorunda and Rosa Clemente continue their discussion on Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba, who recently passed at age 66

Bill de Blasio

November 5, 2013
Ari Paul: Serious questions remain over NYC mayor-elect De Blasio’s progressive credentials

NYPD's 'Stop and Frisk'

September 18, 2013
Rania Khalek: Despite running on an anti-‘stop and frisk’ platform, democratic mayoral candidate de Blasio linked to Bill Bratton who has backed ‘stop and frisk’