Investigating Hugo Chávez's death

Within hours of the death of Hugo Chávez, the ANSWER Coalition and other groups in the U.S. filed Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) demands seeking information that "relate to or reference or discuss any information regarding or plans to poison or otherwise assassinate the President of Venezuela"

Activists speak out to demand oversight of jail

On Feb. 5, community members and activists gathered at the monthly meeting of the Onondaga County Legislature to demand the creation of an independent community mechanism to impose oversight on the policies, practices and procedures of the misnamed Onondaga County “Justice” Center.

Free Arely Tomas Orozco!

Arely Tomas Orozco, mother of three young U.S.-born children, is facing deportation after New York State Police racially profiled the driver of a vehicle in which she was a passenger. Take action today!

FBI documents reveal secret Occupy monitoring

Documents obtained by the PCJF (a steering-committee member of the ANSWER Coalition) reveal that the FBI engaged in extensive monitoring of Occupy, including in Syracuse and other Central New York sites.

Syracuse police chief refuses to discipline crooked cops

A report released by the Citizen Review Board confirmed that Syracuse police chief Frank Fowler is using his authority to protect cops who have been engaging in theft, unconstitutional searches, lying on reports and using racist language.

Transgender civil rights legislation introduced in Syracuse Common Council

On Nov. 19, the Syracuse Common Council will vote on legislation that will prohibit discrimination against individuals based on the way that they understand, identify, and/or express their gender.

Demand that police stop cooperating with ICE!

Demand that Syracuse police immediately halt asking about the immigration or national origin status of witnesses, suspects, crime victims and others.

Why rebellions are sweeping the Middle East, Africa and Asia

The surprise of the U.S. government at the embassy protests shows its imperial arrogance, believing it can bomb and occupy the Middle East without triggering a response from the victims. A backdrop of colonial violence gives some insight as to why small sparks can create region-wide upsurges against the perpetrators of those crimes.

Grand jury refuses to indict killer jailers

As outrageous as it is, the lack of a criminal indictment against Raul Pinet Jr.'s killers was not unexpected.

New bus hub discriminates against people with disabilities

On Aug. 9, several community organizations endorsed a letter to Centro written by Sally Johnston, of Disabled in Action of Greater Syracuse, detailing features of the new Centro Transit Hub that discriminate against the elderly and people with disabilities.

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