NYC Mayoral candidates have begun courting a growing demographic of reliably Democrat-leaning Staten Island voters: Muslims. Arabs, in particular, are one of Staten Island’s fastest growing ethnic groups. From 2000-2011, the population increased by 113 percent. The statistic mirrors upward Muslim immigration trends across the nation. US wars and
Join Plea For The Fifth as we celebrate women and genderqueer histories, struggles, and futures. Below are our March publications. The Socialist History of International Women's Day and Why it Must Be Remembered [https://www.pleaforthefifth.com/the-socialist-history-of-international-womens-day/] Written by Alia Danilo [https://www.pleaforthefifth.com/author/alia/], Candy Mantilla
Leticia Remauro, a GOP candidate for Staten Island Borough President with a history of racist remarks [https://forward.com/news/461979/leticia-remauro-who-apologized-for-saying-heil-hitler-has-history-of/] , was among a busload of Islanders who traveled to Washington D.C. on January 6. In screenshots from a now-deleted Facebook Live video, Remauro – a 30-year [https://www.
The energy of the Bay Ridge Rally on Saturday, January 9, 2020, calling for the resignation of newly elected Congressmember Nicole Malliotakis, was palpable from beginning to end. Just before noon, a small, entirely masked crowd began to gather around Congressmember Malliotakis’s office at 7716 3rd Avenue within the
On August 1, a relatively new Young Leaders of Staten Island (YLSI) led the first annual “Path of Liberation” [https://champ.gothamist.com/champ/gothamist/news/staten-island-burgeoning-youth-led-movement-social-justice-afoot?__twitter_impression=true] march along Staten Island’s former Underground Railroad route, beginning at the often forgotten Sandy Ground Settlement [https://maap.columbia.
On September 14, 2020 whistleblower Dawn Wooten, a former nurse at Irwin County Detention Center (ICDC), a Georgia ICE facility, reported that a doctor at the facility has been performing forced sterilizations on detained migrants, specifically removing all or parts of people’s uteruses. The disturbing reports of non-consensual sterilizations