Activists and advocates in New York City have long called for the city to make sharp cuts to the NYPD, the nation’s largest police force. The uprising against police brutality, in New York and around the country, has suddenly put serious momentum behind those demands.
Abigail Savitch-Lew is a fiction writer and journalist whose articles have appeared in City Limits, Dissent, YES! Magazine, the Nation, the Appeal, Open City, and Urban Omnibus.
A year after the devastating West Virginia chemical spill, residents have organized. But preventing another tragedy will require taking on the energy industry.