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  • Business_week
    The link between climate change and the devastation wrought by Superstorm Sandy across much of the Northeast was brought into focus Thursday when New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg endorsed President Obama, citing his policies on the environment. Just days before the elections, Bloomberg wrote: "We need leadership from the White House — and over the past four years, President Barack Obama has taken major steps to reduce our carbon...
    Nov 02, 2012 | Story
  • Helena_wong-caav
    Another area of New York City hit hard by Superstorm Sandy is Chinatown in the southeastern section of Manhattan, where many businesses remain shuttered and residents are still without power, some of them stranded on high floors of apartment buildings. The group CAAAV: Organizing Asian Communities has been leading a relief effort, with volunteers distributing supplies and canvassing buildings. Hundreds of people lined up Thursday to receive...
    Nov 02, 2012 | Story
  • Mike_burke-rockaways
    Power has returned to most of Manhattan, but well over one million residents of New York City’s outer boroughs and New Jersey remain in the dark. We begin our coverage of Superstorm Sandy’s hardest hit areas with the Rockaways, a peninsula located in the southeast section of New York City. Democracy Now! senior producer Mike Burke and videographer Elizabeth Press traveled to the Rockaways on Friday and filed this report. [includes...
    Nov 05, 2012 | Story
  • Occupy_sandy
    In addition to the National Guard and FEMA, one of the more active relief efforts in New York City has been a volunteer effort organized by alumni of Occupy Wall Street called Occupy Sandy Relief. Along with groups like 350.org and Recovers.org, Occupy activists quickly mobilized hundreds, and then thousands, of people to help affected areas of New York City. Democracy Now! senior producer Mike Burke speaks with Occupy organizer Catherine...
    Nov 05, 2012 | Story
  • Amy-staten_island
    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says up to 40,000 displaced residents are now in need of shelter in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. That’s the same number of runners who would have ran the New York City Marathon that, up until Friday night, Bloomberg had insisted would go on. Bloomberg had for days resisted calls to cancel the marathon, saying he wanted New York City to show it could get past the storm. But Bloomberg’s...
    Nov 05, 2012 | Story
  • Sandy-staten_island
    Staten Island Borough President James Molinaro angrily denounced the Red Cross response to Superstorm Sandy. "I have not seen the American Red Cross at a shelter. I have not seen them down south shore, where people are buried in their own homes, have nothing to drink, have nothing to eat. ... My advice to the people of Staten Island is: do not donate to the American Red Cross. Let them get their money elsewhere." [includes rush...
    Nov 05, 2012 | Story
  • Team_dn!
    In our first broadcast since the Democracy Now! studio regained power, we’re joined by three staffers who have been on the ground taking part in and reporting on the tri-state’s response to Superstorm Sandy: Democracy Now! senior producer Mike Burke, who visited the devastated peninsula of Far Rockaway; Democracy Now! producer Steve Martinez, who lives in northwestern New Jersey and has a family home on the Jersey Shore; and...
    Nov 05, 2012 | Story
  • Silencedmajority
    Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman speaks at the first event at the Tribeca Barnes & Noble since its reopening post-Hurricane Sandy. She links Sandy and other extreme weather events to climate change, and discusses the corporate media’s failure to make the connection.
    Nov 05, 2012 | Events
  • Riverkeeper
    Many of the East Coast’s waste treatment plants failed during Superstorm Sandy, causing them to release thousands of gallons of raw sewage into the area’s waterways. In this video report, Democracy Now! teams up with the watchdog group Riverkeeper to tour New York City’s industrial waterfront four day after the storm, and find mixed results from water samples taken along the way. [includes rush transcript]
    Nov 09, 2012 | Web Exclusive
  • Rolling_jubalee_opt_1
    An offshoot of Occupy Wall Street has launched a new movement called "Rolling Jubilee" to buy distressed debt from financial firms, often for pennies on the dollar, and then canceling it so that borrowers do not have to repay. The people who incurred the debt in the first place then get a certified letter informing them they are off the hook. Typically, financial institutions sell debt for pennies on the dollar to third parties who...
    Nov 15, 2012 | Story