Attention Readers!

Join the Fight Back against:

Inequality

Racism

Poverty Wages

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

Binghmaton 13905

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 –

peoplespressbc@gmail.com or by mailing us at:

People’s Press

P.O. Box 475

Binghamton, N.Y. 13902


Medicare for All! (meeting announcement)

                                                                      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.

                                                                                 Bundy Museum

                                                             127-129 Main Street Binghamton 13905

                                                                 Long term advocates and supporters

                                                                        Dr. Robin Eastman Abaya  &

                                                                             Leonard Rodberg, Ph.D

                                                                                           from

                                                           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


Hold Sheriff Accountable for Jail Deaths

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 »


What’s Wrong With the Broome County Jail?

By Andrew J Pragacz                 ajrpragacz@gmail.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 »


Conversation on Racism Must Continue

 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 »


Community Action Meeting Regarding the Tragically Negligent Death of Salladin Barton

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 »


The Kids Who Die

This is for the kids who die,

Black and white,

For kids will die certainly. Read the rest of this entry »