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For North Troy Teens, there is SANCTUARY ON THE HUDSON

Teenager’s voices are heard, and their work respected at the Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy, New York, located within three long blocks of the Hudson River, also a sanctuary for learning. Last summer, Genesis Cooper, Gabby Espada and Shansanique Pollack, under the mentorship of Jared Wesley Singer and Catherine Rafferty ventured out on a […]readmore

Workers Vote No on Union in Bessemer, Ala.

Although the final vote reportedly dealt a blow to Amazon workers’ unionization efforts in Bessemer, Alabama — with, according to the National Labor Relations Board, 738 in favor to 1,798 against, the “setback” has not killed the spirit of the movement. Following are perspectives culled from media coverage of the fight by such workers as […]readmore

Shelton Johnson: Bringing History to Light

Detroit, Michigan native Shelton Johnson had little experience with the natural world. But he always dreamed of living in the great outdoors. When his father was stationed in the Air Force in Germany, Shelton, at age five, became in awe of the Bavarian Alps, later called Berchtesgarden National Park.   “I had no idea at […]readmore

State budget Includes $2.4 Billion for Landlords and Tenants

 Tenants and landlords who lost income during the coronavirus pandemic, may see relief. The new state budget is making $2 billion available through the new state budget agreement reached by state lawmakers last week. The spending plan includes $2.3 billion in federal money, plus another $100 million from the state for those who have been unable to pay […]readmore

Dr. Beverly Wright, Environmental Justice activist and scholar, appointed as

Dr. Beverly Wright, Ph.D, executive director of the New Orleans-based Deep South Center for Environmental Justice which she founded in 1992, has been appointed by President Biden to his White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council.  In this role, Dr. Wright joins other appointees in advising President Biden and Vice President Harris on how to address […]readmore

‘It’s personal to me’: 11th-hour signing of HALT Act praised

By Thomas O’Neil-White www.news.wbfo.org Solitary confinement reform is personal for Jerome Wright, a statewide organizer for the HALT (Humane Alternatives to Long-Term) Solitary Confinement Act campaign who served 33 years in prison. The measure restricts the amount of days an inmate spends in solitary confinement, as well as prohibiting the practice to vulnerable populations and providing […]readmore

Protecting Environments in the Courts and on the River

In January 2017, Riverkeeper won one of its longest battles — which spanned over five decades — when it joined New York State and Entergy in a historic agreement to close the aging and dangerous Indian Point nuclear power plant by April 2021. Indian Point Energy Center (I.P.E.C.) was initially a three-unit nuclear power plant […]readmore