Progressive Events

With the general election fast approaching, Howie Hawkins is calling on all of us to put in the work to make this an election for the Greens to remember. It is time we send a message to Albany that we will no longer tolerate the status quo!

Featured Event

9/25/2018: Socialist Panel Session on Low Wages featuring Richard Wolff, Howie Hawkins, JoAnn Lum and Tana Forrester. Details and RSVP here (7-9 pm).

Additional Events

NYC Events 

9/22/2018:Tabling at the Atlantic Antic Festival in Brooklyn (11am-6pm). Details and RSVP here

9/24/2018:Recruit Volunteers for Howie Hawkins at Queens College (2-5 pm). Details and RSVP here.

9/26/2018:Recruit Volunteers for Howie Hawkins at Brooklyn College (1-4 pm). Details and RSVP here.

9/27/2018:Recruit Volunteers for Howie Hawkins at Lehman College (2-5 pm). Details and RSVP here.

9/29/2018: Howie Hawkins at Global Citizen Festival (2-6pm). Details and RSVP here.

10/02/2018: Socialist Solution Panel on Education at LGBT Community Center in Manhattan. Details and RSVP here.

Long Island Events

10/15/2018:Howie Hawkins talks with the Green Party of Nassau (7:30-9 pm) Details and RSVP here.

Calling All Volunteers

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Michael Blecher
New York City Campaign Director


March Against Gentrification


Press Contacts: Alicia Boyd -  (718) 703-3086;  [email protected]   

    Imani Henry - (646) 820-6039, [email protected]


Saturday, September 15, 2018 11am 6pm
Starting at Parkside Avenue B, Q subway stop and Ending in Sunset Park

The Brooklyn Anti-Gentrification Network (BAN), a people of a color-led grassroots coalition, has organized Brooklyn’s second borough-wide march against gentrification, racism, and police violence. The march follows BAN’s first borough-wide action that attracted over 500 people last year. The demonstration from  Flatbush to Sunset Park will include rallies in four locations across gentrifying neighborhoods, featuring speakers facing rent hikes, landlord harassment, rezoning, police violence, and privatization of public green spaces like the Brooklyn Botanic Garden in their communities. The march has been endorsed by 80 community-based organizations, small businesses, tenant associations, families impacted by police violence, local chapters of national anti-police brutality groups, and is still growing.

Demands of the march include:

  • Stop the Department of City Planning (DCP) rezonings of Brooklyn neighborhoods like Bushwick, East Flatbush, Crown Heights, Sunset Park, and Downtown Brooklyn

  • Stop Cornell Realty from building a luxury high-rise development that will devastate the Brooklyn Botanical Garden

  • End to racial policing and harassment that lead to the countless murders of Black and Brown people by the NYPD, End Broken Windows policing and the collaboration between ICE and the NYPD

  • Pass The Small Business Jobs Survival Act—SBJSA Intro 737-2018 by the City Council and support commercial tenant protections

  • Invest public funds to maintain -- not privatize -- NYCHA, grow low-income housing programs and enforce rent regulations, instead of using shelters as a form of permanent housing for our families and children

  • End of the onslaught of gentrification and corporate greed that caters to the affluent and white seeks to displace low- to middle-income people and destroys the social, economic, linguistic, and cultural diversity of Brooklyn

The City has squandered and mismanaged public assets to enrich developers while the people they serve face impoverishing rents and landlord harassment, loss of small affordable businesses, and crumbling public transit and parks systems. BAN challenges the de Blasio administration and politicians who run on platforms of fighting inequality while perpetuating the tale of two cities.

March Route and Rally Stops:

  • 11am      Gather & Rally at Parkside and Ocean - Flatbush 

  • 12pm      March Begins 

  • 12:45pm Rally at The Brooklyn Botanical Garden - Franklin Ave and Montgomery St - Crown Heights 

  • 2:40pm   Rally at Warren St & 3rd Ave 

  • 4:30pm   Gather at 36th St & 4th Ave - Sunset Park 

  • 5:30pm   Rally at Sunset Park 



Facebook: @BANgentrification Twitter: @BANgentrifying Website:


September 15th 2018 The Brooklyn March Against Gentrification, Racism, and Police Violence  March

Sponsored by The Brooklyn Anti-Gentrification Network (BAN)   

#BKMarch2018 #BANGentrification #TakeBackOurCommunities

Endorsers as of September 12th  2018

*denotes BAN Member Organization

The 164 Linden Blvd Tenants Association

The 332 Rutland Road Tenants Association

The 441 Brooklyn Avenue Tenants Association

The 693 Madison Street Tenants Association

The 699-711 Ocean Ave Tenants Association

The 700 Ocean Ave Tenants Association

ACT-UP Boston

Anakbayan New York

The Artist Studio Affordability Project (ASAP)*

The Association of Legal Aid Attorneys, UAW Local 2325 - CAMBA Legal Services Unit

Bay Ridge for Social Justice

Black Alliance for Just Immigration*

Black Alliance for Peace

Black Trans Media

Brooklyn Community Bail Fund

Brooklyn Laundry Social Club

Brooklyn Treasures Uncovered

The Campaign for an Elected Civilian Review Board

Campaign to Stop REBNY Bullies

Chelsea Coalition on Housing

Chinatown Art Brigade

Coalition for the Revitalization of Asian American Studies at Hunter (CRAASH)

Co-Editors of Zoned Out! Race, Displacement, and City Planning in New York City

Common Notions

Corporate Campaign, Inc.

The Committee for Nicholas Naquan Heyward Jr.

Communities United for Police Reform (CPR)

The Community Development Project of The Urban Justice Center

Crown Heights Tenants Union

The Crystal House Project*

The CUNY Adjunct Project

Donkeysaddle Projects

East Harlem Preservation


Equality for Flatbush*

Families United for Racial and Economic Equality (FUREE)*

The Family of Saheed Vassell

The Family of Shantel Davis

Fight Back Bay Ridge

FIRE:Fight for Imm/Migrants Everywhere

Flower Lovers Against Corruption (FLAC)

Freedom Socialist Party


The Grand Putnam Tenants Association

Haiti Liberté


Human-scale NYC

The Illuminator

The International Action Center


Jehu's Table

Justice For All Coalition

The Justice Committee

The Labor Educator

Lefferts Community Food Coop

Legal Services Staff Association, NOLSW/UAW 2320

Metropolitan Community Church

Metropolitan Council on Housing

Mi Casa No Es Su Casa: Illumination Against Gentrification*

Movement to Protect the People (MTOPP)*

My Brooklyn, LLC, The Producer of the “My Brooklyn” Documentary

The New York City Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild

OD for the People

The Peoples Power Assemblies - NYC

Peer Connect

Picture The Homeless

Queens Neighborhoods United

Queer Detainee Empowerment Project (QDEP)

Radix Media

Saint Rose

Sunset Park for a Liberated Future (SPLF)

Southwest Brooklyn Tenant Union*

Third Root Community Health Center*


URIP (The Undoing Racism Internship Project)

White Noise Collective - NYC

Why Accountability

Workers World Party (WWP)



News for August 23, 2018

Brooklyn is Not for Sale: A Calendar Alert from Click Here

What is Blockchain? Well, it seems that Blockchain is catching the eye of advertisers. Adweek has just created a newsletter and is posting stories about Blockchain. Now things will start to get crowded around here, so hold on to your bitcoins. Here is a story Adweek has explaining Blockchain: Click here



Join Howie Hawkins tomorrow, at New York City Hall, at 11:00 A.M. to discuss his housing plan for New York State/City. Here is what he will discuss:

Hawkins to Outline Affordable Housing Plan for New York City and State
Howie Hawkins, the Green Party nominee for Governor, will release his affordable housing agenda at a news conference on the steps of City Hall in Manhattan on Friday, August 24 at 11:00 AM.
Hawkins will discuss steps to strengthen rent control, including repealing the Urstadt Law to restore home rule on NYC rent regulations. He will address the issues of homelessness, gentrification and displacement under Mayor de Blasio housing policies, and how to finance repairs at NYCHA and also build new public housing to relieve the housing affordability crisis. NYCHA needs $32 billion over the next five years to fix problems with lead, mold, elevators, boilers, roofs, and other repairs.
Unaffordable housing is a statewide problem. Over 50% of New York renters pay more than the federal affordability standard of 30% of household income. More than 25% pay more than 50% of their income in rent.


News for August 22, 2018

A Fast Track to Nowhere
To say that the NYC Transit System is in deep trouble would be an understatement. And now that the head of the New York City Transit Authority has had his first town hall with the people, Mr. Byford will be passing around the hat to start funding the repair projects. The only problem is that no single group has $38 billion dollars to give him. All levels of government, federal, state and city are going to have to find ways of funding the repairs that are needed.
To get a more detailed account of the meeting, follow this Curbed article here:
Green Party Candidate Howie Hawkins
With all the banter about the coming debate between Cynthia Nixon and Andrew Cuomo, let us not forget that there are other candidates running for New York Governor. Listen to the Black Agenda's interview of Howie Hawkins, Green Party candidate for Governor.

News for August 13, 2018

We Need Your Support

Hunger Strike at City Hall

Our friends from Citywide Alliance Against Displacement are asking for help. Please come out and help these people get back into their homes.

The tenants of 85 Bowery are resuming hunger strike on May 30th at 11am in front of City Hall! 
The Bowery tenants--including babies and seniors--were displaced in the cold night of January 18, by their landlord Joseph Betesh in collaboration with City agencies with the excuse of making repairs. Since then, these families have been homeless, forced into cramped conditions. The Bowery tenants’ actions to go back home, including a 5-day hunger strike, made the Mayor's Office oversee the repairs. Nevertheless, Mayor de Blasio not only has allowed Betesh to keep delaying the repair process, but has acquiesced in his most outrageous act--tossing the tenants’ belongings into dumpsters!
This time, the hunger strike will be in front of City Hall to denounce Mayor de Blasio's role in helping landlords evict tenants and facilitating displacement of communities across the city. He has been pushing for pro-developer rezoning plans, while refusing to pass community-led rezoning plans like the Chinatown Working Group plan. For a mayor who prides himself on being a protector of working families and immigrant communities, this is shameful.
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! On May 30th, the 85 Bowery tenants are resuming their hunger strike. They are fighting to go back home and are taking the lead to put an end to De Blasio's displacement agenda.
The tenants and supporters demand that Mayor de Blasio:
· Guarantee on paper a deadline by which the tenants can return home
· Stop having City agencies evict tenants on behalf of landlords
· End pro-developers displacement agenda; instead, pass community-led rezoning plans like the Chinatown Working Group plan.
Would you like to stand with the Bowery tenants and grow our force to fight for our communities and hold the City accountable for displacement? Please fill out the volunteer form using the link below to join our fight!
Volunteer sign-up:
See Facebook page for the launch of hunger strike: