Politically Assessing Year One of de Blasio’s Rule

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Democrat (and former self-described advocate of “democratic socialism“) Bill de Blasio has been mayor of New York City for one year having won 73% of the vote (roughly 700,000 votes) in the 2013 mayoral race. The same election saw the city council’s Progressive Caucus double in size and with the council’s 48-to-3 Democratic-to-Republican majority, de Blasio has been able to get a lot done during his first year in office. Assessing these achievements and understanding what de Blasio and his administration represent politically is critical to correctly orienting to the actually existing class and political struggle at the local level. Continue reading

The Politics and Demographics that Sabotaged the #EricGarner Grand Jury Decision

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Staten Island is New York City’s only reliably Republican borough in part because it is the city’s whitest, least ethnically diverse borough. Continue reading