The Big Conversation Series Kicks Off With Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn

by The Other Side UTICA – Bill Ayers, retired Distinguished Professor of Education and Senior University Scholar from the University of Illinois at Chicago, founder of Small Schools Workshop, the Center for Youth and Society, and, in the 1960’s in his opposition to US involvement in Vietnam, co-founder of Weather Underground, and his wife and co-activist, Bernardine Dohrn, will be featured speakers at The Other … Continue reading The Big Conversation Series Kicks Off With Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn

Getting a Sense of Class Consciousness

by Justin Thompson I have a confession to make—–Karl Marx still has relevance in 2017. Call me crazy, call me a socialist, call me whatever you want. The United States has an unhealthy obsession with wealth, status, and prestige. Going to school we are told if we graduate high school; we will land a big job. We are then told to go to college and … Continue reading Getting a Sense of Class Consciousness

Brindisi to Sponsor Town Hall on American Health Care Act

Source: nyassembly.gov ROME – Amidst calls to his office concerning healthcare and the limited public forums being offered to discuss it, Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi will host a town hall meeting where area residents can pass along their concerns about proposed changes to the health care system. The Town Hall takes place Wednesday, May 17th from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Ava Dorfman Senior Center, 305 … Continue reading Brindisi to Sponsor Town Hall on American Health Care Act

Upcoming: Akiko Rsuru-Joe Magnarelli Quartet at The Other Side

by Sojourner Staff On Friday, May 19 at 8:00 p.m. The Other Side gallery and community space in South Utica presents the Akiko Tsuruga-Joe Magnarelli Quartet. The evening’s performers are as follows: Akiko Tsuruga, Hammond organ Joe Magnarelli, trumpet Mike Dubaniewicz, saxophone Mike Melito drums Tickets are $15, $8 for students To reserve call 315-735-4825 or email kodomenico@verizon.net or stop by at Cafe Domenico, 2011 … Continue reading Upcoming: Akiko Rsuru-Joe Magnarelli Quartet at The Other Side

Sanctuary Cities VS Political Goonery

by Meaghan Curley Arguments against sanctuary cities and their policies to help undocumented immigrants from the leering threat of overzealous ICE agents and their obsequious county jailers are followed: “Well, if the illegals didn’t break the law then they have nurthin’ to fear” “This is America: Either follow the law or kick rocks somewhere else with less freedom” “If an illegal immigrant, or any non-citizen, … Continue reading Sanctuary Cities VS Political Goonery

Album Review: The Lovely by Kevin Alexander

by Mark Ziobro The Lovely is a nine song album by local Herkimer artist Kevin Alexander that’s track number has a special significance; at seven years, the album took almost as long to create as it’s song listing count. Alexander is no stranger to music, and has been playing in local venues such as the now defunct Blub! Blub! Hookah Hub, and the Tramontane Café … Continue reading Album Review: The Lovely by Kevin Alexander

A DAY WITHOUT IMMIGRANTS RALLY PLANNED IN UTICA MAY 1

by Sojourner Staff UTICA – On Monday, May 1 between 6 and 9 p.m., local citizens will hold a rally in support of immigrant rights and worker justice as part of national May Day actions. It will be held at the DeSales Center, 309 Genesee Street, Utica, across the street from Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute. Parking is available in the lot next to the building. The rally … Continue reading A DAY WITHOUT IMMIGRANTS RALLY PLANNED IN UTICA MAY 1

35 Million-Strong Strike Against Temer’s Neoliberal Reforms Brings Brazil to a Halt

by TeleSUR Amid record levels of unemployment and a terribly unpopular government, unions and citizens from all walks of life are taking part in one of Brazil’s biggest ever strikes. Since early Friday morning, more than 35 million people in Brazil have been taking part in one of biggest general strikes in the country’s history against President Michel Temer’s neoliberal reforms, bringing the country to … Continue reading 35 Million-Strong Strike Against Temer’s Neoliberal Reforms Brings Brazil to a Halt

Local Citizens Plan Silent Counter-demonstration at Tenney’s ‘Deplora-Ball’

Press Release NEW HARTFORD – Representative Claudia Tenney has refused to hold a public Town Hall on the grounds that such an event poses a security risk to her. Nonetheless, Representative Tenney and her supporters will be celebrating President Trump’s first 100 days in office in a New Hartford bar on Friday, April 28th. This event, to be held at Cavallo’s bar and restaurant in … Continue reading Local Citizens Plan Silent Counter-demonstration at Tenney’s ‘Deplora-Ball’

UC Students to March in Response to Campus Racism

by Sojourner Staff UTICA – Several actions are planned today, the final day of classes, on the campus of Utica College to protest racist incidents which have occurred this past semester, including the emergence of more racist graffiti yesterday. The actions are all under the umbrella of a broader event being called Love UC, Hate Racism. There will be a meeting in Duffy Plaza between 3:30 and 3:45 … Continue reading UC Students to March in Response to Campus Racism