Photo: Todd Saddler, playing the Ghost of Trickle-Down Economics, uttering the words “Welfare Queens!” on Tuesday, December 12, at Tom Reed’s Ithaca office. Screenshot from Daniel Burns’ Facebook video. Keep clickbait-y, Facebook-sourced TruthSayers reporting coming by making a donation today. By Josh Brokaw josh.brokaw@truthsayers.org ITHACA, N.Y. — A group of Ithacans opened a sit-in at…Continue Reading “Tom Reed’s Office Visited by Scrooge, Ghost of Trickle Down Economics”

By Beth Harris and Patricia Rodríguez All views expressed are that of the authors, who were participants in the events they report on below. From November 10 to 12, several members of the Ithaca College community and the Tompkins County Immigrant Rights Coalition (TCIRC) traveled to the Arizona/Sonora border to participate in the 2nd Border…Continue Reading “Cross-Border Organizing: Report from the SOAW Border Encuentro”

By Patricia Dubin All views expressed are that of Ms. Dubin, who was a participant protester in the events she reports on below.  About seventeen protesters gathered in Rockefeller Hall on Cornell’s campus on Saturday, November 18, to show their opposition to speaker George Phillips of “Reclaim New York.” Reclaim New York is an anti-tax…Continue Reading “Bannon Advised, Mercer Funded Group Faces Protesters at Cornell”

Words & Photos by Josh Brokaw A group of about 20 people gathered along East Martin Luther King Jr. Street in front of the Gateway Commons this Friday, September 22, to register their protest against the Republican health care bill currently proposed in Congress by Senators Lindsey Graham (South Carolina) and Bill Cassidy (Louisiana). “The…Continue Reading “Ithacans Protest Proposed GOP Health Care Bill”

TruthSayers cartoonist Christine Finnigan submitted these notes and photographs from Representative Tom Reed’s visit to the Trumansburg fire hall on Saturday, June 3. If you have writing, photos, or video to share on meetings or other issues of public importance, email josh.brokaw@truthsayers.org. Words & Photos by Christine Finnigan Another exercise in futility trying to be…Continue Reading “Notes & Photos: Tom Reed in Trumansburg”

By Josh Brokaw About 40,000 AT&T Mobility workers are planning on going out on strike for three days starting at 3 p.m. on Friday, May 19, if their contract demands are not met. The workers include those represented by Communications Workers of America District 1 at AT&T Mobility corporate-owned stores in Ithaca, Horseheads, Vestal, Johnson…Continue Reading “AT&T Workers Planning Weekend Strike Across New York, U.S.”

By Josh Brokaw Representatives of Dominion Transmission heard their company’s commitment to being a good neighbor questioned over and over in a meeting at the Varna Community Center on Monday, May 1. The Borger Compressor Station, on Ellis Hollow Road in the Town of Dryden, is slated to receive upgrades as part of Dominion’s $158…Continue Reading “‘What Are You Hiding?’ – Citizens Question Dominion Pipeline Project”

By Josh Brokaw Some Ithaca College students are planning on “camping in” this week at the school’s Peggy Ryan Williams Center, the glossy, glassy administration building with a spectacular view of Cayuga Lake. Students for Labor Action at Ithaca College held a press conference on Tuesday, May 2, to announce their action in support of…Continue Reading “Ithaca College Students Camping In For ‘Fired 3’ Professors”