By Daniel Bromberg Cornell University ILR School ‘20, Brooklyn-born The opinions expressed by this author in this piece are his alone. Want to respond to this column? Have another important issue in your community you want to talk about? Email  josh.brokaw@truthsayers.org – we’ll help you publish your truth. Ithaca, NY— In addition to placing community…Continue Reading “Cornell Students Demanding University Act Against Confederate Memorabilia Sales at Fairs”

This week: Tompkins County is working on a “recovery & resiliency” program, with planning funded by state Homeland Security monies. The Chain Works and Cornell North Campus projects continue to be reviewed by local authorities. The Town of Ithaca is hearing about the potential of industrial hemp. Do you want to know what your local…Continue Reading “Make Laws, Raise Hell: March 25-30 Tompkins County Government Happenings”

Photos by Josh Brokaw josh.brokaw@truthsayers.org Black Lives Matter Ithaca called for a rally on Tuesday, September 11, on State/MLK Jr. St. outside the current location of the Tompkins County Office of Human Rights. “IT’S TIME TO TURN OUT AGAIN!” the Facebook invite to the rally said. “Fight crooked bosses and landlords! Fight gentrification! In the…Continue Reading “Photos: Rally For Office of Human Rights”

SUPPORT MORE TRUTHSAYERS REPORTING BY MAKING A DONATION TO THIS INDEPENDENT MEDIA OUTLET TODAY Featured photograph: Artwork by Dan Burgevin displayed outside Rep. Tom Reed’s Corning office on June 27, 2018.  Josh Brokaw/TruthSayers By Josh Brokaw josh.brokaw@truthsayers.org Citizens of New York’s 23rd Congressional District visited Rep. Tom Reed’s Corning office on Wednesday, June 27, to encourage their…Continue Reading “Tom Reed Constituents Visit Corning, Urge Empathy For ‘Vulnerability and Hopes of Immigrant Children’”

SUPPORT MORE TRUTHSAYERS REPORTING BY MAKING A DONATION TO THIS INDEPENDENT MEDIA OUTLET TODAY Featured photograph: Jamila Walida Simon, standing, Amos Malone, and Xavier Rusk at right, at a Human Rights Commission meeting on June 25, 2018. Josh Brokaw/TruthSayers By Josh Brokaw josh.brokaw@truthsayers.org Nearly 100 people gathered at the Tompkins County Public Library on Monday, June 25,…Continue Reading “Tompkins County Human Rights Advocates Gather to Fight for Future of Office”

Keep TruthSayers Happening as a Public Forum by Donating Today On Monday, May 14, several supporters of the Tompkins County Office of Human Rights spoke in the legislature chambers during the Health & Human Services committee meeting, expressing their support for the continued funding of human rights law enforcement in Tompkins County. County administrator Jason…Continue Reading “Tompkins County’s Reputation ‘Severely Damaged’ by Human Rights Situation, Advocates Say: Next Steps Under Discussion”

Keep TruthSayers Open as an internet bulletin board for social change action with a donation today From left: Wells College students Hannah Taggart, Stephanie Moore, Christine Johnson-Alexander, Name Withheld, Chandler Smith. Photo provided. Wells College students were occupying their school’s administration building this week to protest the Wells administration’s decision to pass over Professor Shilpashri Karbhari…Continue Reading “Wells College Students Occupy Administration Building, Demand New Diversity and Equity Measures”

Would you like to see an in-depth report on Rep. Tom Reed’s family medical debt collection firm? Click on this big, bold sentence to learn how you can help TruthSayers report more stories that matter to you. By Josh Brokaw josh.brokaw@truthsayers.org A city committee will be deciding on Thursday morning whether to enter into an…Continue Reading “$120 Million, 15-Story Green Street Project Up for Vote on Thursday, Citizens Say “Stop the Privatization of the Commons””

Keep TruthSayers Happening as a Public Forum by Donating Today The opinions expressed by the author are hers alone. If you’d like to share your thoughts or news about an important issue in your community, email josh.brokaw@truthsayers.org By Patricia Rodríguez prodriguez@ithaca.edu There are many efforts to construct solidarity among the different local organizations doing social…Continue Reading “Grassroots Solidarity Across the World: Learn More at Ithaca College This Tuesday”

SUPPORT MORE TRUTHSAYERS REPORTING BY MAKING A DONATION TO THIS INDEPENDENT MEDIA OUTLET TODAY Bank Alley off the Ithaca Commons was packed with people for three-quarters of its length on the afternoon of Saturday, March 24, for the Ithaca version of the 800-plus Marches for our Lives held nationwide in support of gun control legislation. Organized initially…Continue Reading “Photos: March For Our Lives Ithaca”