- Democracy is in dissent. Democracy is in resistance. Democracy doesn't come from the top, it comes from the bottom.
-- Howard Zinn in the documentary film The People Speak
Jelani Mashiriki’s campaign to represent the 35th District on the New York City Council was skillfully poised for action (or, really, interaction) and sent out this email only two days after winding up the grueling fundraising process candidates must go … Continue reading
Earth Matter NY is a tiny not-for-profit organization headquartered in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, “dedicated to advancing the art, science, and application of composting in and around New York City.” Earth Matter might seem to be about compost, but there … Continue reading
On September 25 at the Rustik Tavern in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, a crowd of more than 100 people convened for the launch of a new political campaign — Jelani Mashariki is running for a seat on the New York City … Continue reading
Bum Rush the Vote announced today the second candidate to run under their people’s PAC banner — Jelani Mashariki is launching his campaign to represent his Brooklyn district in the New York City Council this evening with a fundraising party … Continue reading
(This post was originally published in Workhorse Politics) This vid was made by the venerable organization Interfaith Worker Justice. It’s a heart-warming success story told with great humor by Cleve Williams, a trash sorter at an Ohio recycling plant. Cleve … Continue reading
596 Acres was launched in 2011 when its founders set out to identify all parcels of public land sitting vacant in Brooklyn, mapped the results, and calculated that there were no fewer than 596 acres of publicly-owned land in that … Continue reading