Caitlin Esch is a writer who lives in Greenpoint.
APR 2007 | Local
In 1903, when Japanese and Mexican immigrant workers wanted to unionize in California, the American Federation of Labor denied them a union charter, refusing to work with non-whites. The Industrial Workers of the World, on the other hand, embraced workers of all colors, as long as they were a little red. At less than $4 an hour, some Mexican workers in Brooklyn today earn little more than they would have in 1903and these workers are again turning to the IWW.
JUN 2007 | Express
In September 2006, Bolivian President Evo Morales went before the United Nations, asking the General Assembly to reverse the UN ban on international trade of coca-products, which has been in place for nearly half a century.
MAY 2007 | Express
Verify the documents, I thought. What the hell is that about? Trembling, I moved forward to the first row and settled into an empty armchair. That bit about the verifications was like a knife through my heart. If they try to verify them, Im screwed . I would have sold my soul to the Devil for that visa, but there was no time for the ceremony.
OCT 2007 | Local
In this country, theres no time for love. Nobody make time for love.
That got everybody laughing because Marie was eight months pregnant.