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Unfair treatment at work or school
JOIN THE PEOPLE’S PRESS
Are you having problems with a landlord, public agency, your boss?
Share your stories of fighting against injustice or mistreatment.
Help us get the word out to others.
We can help publicize your struggle (and protect your identity).
Join us for a Public Meeting
Sunday, December 6th, 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Bundy Museum of History & Art
129 Main Street
Refreshments and Snacks Will be Served
Come and share your thoughts, concerns or just see what we’re about.
If you have an idea, we’ll help you get it out there.
If you can’t make the meeting, tell us about your issue or concern by e-mailing –
firstname.lastname@example.org or by mailing us at:
P.O. Box 475
Binghamton, N.Y. 13902
Can you afford healthcare?
Ever been denied coverage?
Have high co-pays?
Ever heard of Medicare for All?
Why haven’t our politicians told us about it?
Would you like to know more about Medicare for All?
Save the date!
November 12, 2015 @ 7 p.m.
127-129 Main Street Binghamton 13905
Long term advocates and supporters
Dr. Robin Eastman Abaya &
Leonard Rodberg, Ph.D
Physicians for a National Health Plan (PHNP)
will explain Medicare for All
and how it can benefit us!
This program is Free and Open to the Public!
Refreshments will be served!
Sponsored by: Broome Tioga Green Party, People’s Press, Student Labor Alliance
For more information about this meeting contact: Sonya Collins R.N. 772-9097
By Josh Price, author of Prison and Social Death
On January 15, 2015, Salladin Barton was found dead in his cell at the Broome County Jail. A mentally ill and developmentally challenged man, Mr. Barton had been held at the jail for nineteen months without trial. Jail officials had placed him repeatedly in solitary confinement and in restraints during that time. The direct cause of Mr. Barton’s death is still unclear. Toxicology reports were inconclusive. He may have fallen and knocked his head. He may have died from injuries he sustained the day before from a bad beating by corrections officers. We just don’t know. Read the rest of this entry »
By Andrew J Pragacz email@example.com
The Broome County jail holds more people today than seventeen years ago, despite stagnating arrests and crime rates. In 1997, 375 persons sat in the jail on average, translating into over 2,700 distinct persons, by 2014 that number shot up to 481, with over 3,500 entering the jail yearly. Why is BC incarcerating so many more people? Read the rest of this entry »
By Joan McKiernan
Biased policing, criminal justice system and schools; mass incarceration; poverty; income and wealth inequality were all faulted by speakers at a forum to discuss local race relations held recently in a local church. Speaking under a ‘#BlackLivesMatter’ banner, the meeting opened with the 1938 Langston Hughes poem,”Kids Who Die,” which was perfectly suited to the continued onslaught on black and brown men and women in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »
By the Recalcitrant Gourmet
On Wednesday January 14, 2015 inmate Salladin Barton was found “unresponsive” while in the custody at the Broome County Jail. He was later pronounced dead at Wilson Hospital. The family’s attorney, Ronald Benjamin, and inmates who served time with Barton report that there are a plethora of written abuse allegations. These include: the denial of food, medicine (Mr. Barton suffered from mental illness) and basic medical care as well as physical and mental abuse – the use of solitary confinement as a “punishment” and constant racial slurs. Read the rest of this entry »