Class war

The Governor of New York State has called for a cut of $53 million
to the City University of New York system. This comes after a $68
million cut to CUNY last year, and a 15% tuition hike for CUNY
students. This, of course, comes at the same time as a multi-trillion
dollar public bailout of the speculators on Wall Street. This is a
class and race war, with the rich gorging on the resources that once
lifted immigrants and working people in New York to middle class
status. Now is the perfect time to read Christopher Newfield’s history of this
war
. Take it with you to the barricades!

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Ashley Dawson

Ashley Dawson, a professor of English at the Graduate Center/CUNY and the College of Staten Island, is a scholar of postcolonial studies and a climate justice activist. He is the author of two recent books on topics relating to the environmental issues, Extreme Cities: The Peril and Promise of Urban Life in the Age of Climate Change (Verso, 2017) and Extinction: A Radical History (O/R, 2016), as well as many other books on topics relating to migration, global justice, and cultural struggles. He is currently completing a book on energy democracy and just transition entitled The Energy Common.