Buffalo City Council Votes to Ban Gas Drilling and Fracking | AlterNet

Pittsburgh made headlines not too long ago by approving a measure to ban corporate personhood and the controversial natural gas drilling practice of “fracking” which can contaminate water sources. And now, Buffalo is rocking the boat too. Buffalo News reports: The Common Council has voted to ban any form of natural gas extraction in Buffalo, […]

Milton Rogovin, Social Documentary Photographer, Dies at 101 – WNYC

Milton Rogovin, known for his striking black-and-white portraits documenting social inequity in New York City, died of natural causes on Tuesday. He was 101. Rogovin started his career as an optometrist in Buffalo, but at age 45, after his reputation was besmirched by the House Committee on Un-American Activities, he began shooting photos. via Milton […]

Friends Scared about Paladino? Tell Them This.

Every progressive will prefer the program of Howie Hawkins and the Green Party to the conservative economic agenda of Andrew Cuomo (D-I-WFP). But many people vote their fears rather than their values and hope. Polls show that Paladino has no chance of winning. Every time he talks he alienates more voters. He trails Cuomo by […]

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