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Interruption as Intervention: Why I Fucked with Chuck (Schumer)

Andrew | Yesterday, as I found myself deep in a sea of Williamsburg hipsters awaiting a "Pool Party" concert at East River State Park, a rather unexpected "special guest" was announced by an entirely too enthusiastic emcee for the artfully apathetic aesthetes who dared not display any sentiment beyond irony. I assumed maybe we'd be graced by some luminary of the scene (spending the last five years in Binghamton, NY prevents me from naming whom that might be).
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Frack Ban Activists with Dr. Vandana Shiva at Riverside Church

JR | Climate justice and food justice activists rallied at the lecture of noted environmentalist and ecofeminist, Dr. Vandana Shiva, at Riverside Church today to clarify the responsibility of activists in the face of concerted pressure by pro-gas drilling industry and 'environmental' groups. Marcia Reynolds, whose family has been farming in upstate Otsego County for four generations pointed out the folly of movements that call for a moratorium on gas drilling, saying "I don’t want the drilling delayed while these companies keep buying up leases. I want it banned now". more...  8 Comments

Al-Awda Responds to Politicians' Attempt to Silence Gaza Flotilla Survivors

Al-Awda NY | Words of truth strike fear into the hearts of certain hate-filled New York politicians who have voted time and again to turn U.S. taxpayers' dollars into missiles and bombs for Israel's war machine. more...  6 Comments

New Yorkers Visit Max Brenner, Ricky's, Aroma Espresso Bar With Boycott Message

Adalah-NY | As the MV Rachel Corrie, the second half of the Gaza Freedom Flotilla, was towed into the Israeli port of Ashdod after another attempt to break Israel's siege on Gaza, 100 New Yorkers marched through the streets of Manhattan, south of Union Square. Heeding the Palestinian civil society call for intensifying boycott and sanctions against Israel in the wake of this week's Freedom Flotilla massacre,the marchers chanted, sang songs and performed poetry outside three locations targeted for boycott. more...  14 Comments

Rainforest Action Network stars in “FSC and the City”

Anais Pagano | Activists Challenge Mainstream Environmental Organization's Continued Support for Industrial Logging of Old-Growth Forests, Tell RAN “It’s Time for a Divorce” (from FSC) more...  8 Comments

New York Activists Launch New Internet Calendar

NY Activist Calendar | The volunteers expect the calendar to provide the sort of progressive bulletin board that places like the Bay Area and Portland have had for years. more...  3 Comments

Police Raid 13 Thames Art Space, arresting members of Anarchist Media Collective

I AM Collective | On April 13 in Brooklyn NY, the NYPD entered without a warrant 13 Thames Art Space, a Bushwick based art and performance space where members of the Independent Anarchist Media (I AM) Collective have been organizing the Fourth Annual NYC Anarchist Film Festival in honor of Brad Will. Read More || DC-IMC feature with pics

Film Fest Is on Police Radar, Anarchists Say || Streaming video via YouTube || Download mpeg4 video file, 3mb. more...  15 Comments

Zapatista-Inspired Rally Held in New York City; Aims to Fight Gentrification

Paola Reyes | Over 120 people and 40 organizations participated in the Third Encounter for Dignity and Against Gentrification hosted by the Movement for Justice in el Barrio this past Sunday in East Harlem, New York. more...  4 Comments

50 Protest Human Rights Violator & Israeli Settlement Builder Leviev in New York

Adalah-NY | Fifty human rights activists performed for Valentine's Day shoppers compelling them to boycott the Israeli diamond and settlement mogul Lev Leviev outside his store on Madison Avenue. The New York protest took place against the backdrop of an escalating arrest and harassment campaign by the Israeli military against Palestinian human rights organizations and protest and boycott activists from the West Bank villages where Leviev has built settlements. more...  1 Comments

Days 1 and 2: Eyewitness Reports from Port-au-Prince

Weekly News Update | [The author was in Port-au-Prince with a delegation when the January 12 earthquake struck the city. Because of limited electricity and internet connection, he was only able to send the first report out before he got back to New York the morning of January 18. ] more...  3 Comments

Workers Call on Starbucks to Honor Dr. King with March and Rally

Industrial Workers of the World (NYC GMB) | The Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) branch here held a march and rally at Starbucks to call on the corporation to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the federal holiday commemorating his birth. The Starbucks Workers Union of the IWW is demanding that Starbucks pay a holiday premium to baristas who work on MLK Day just as the Seattle-based chain does for five other federal holidays. more...  0 Comments

THIS SUNDAY: Gaza Report Back

The Indypendent | Join us this Sun., Jan. 17, for our Gaza report back, discussion and fundraiser at 5 p.m. at Brecht Forum. more...  7 Comments

NYers Carol for Leviev Boycott while Israel Jails Protesters’ Palestinian Allies

Adalah-NY | On a snowy Saturday afternoon, forty-five human rights carolers serenaded Madison Avenue shoppers with familiar holiday tunes outside the storefront of Israeli diamond and settlement mogul Lev Leviev, but their lyrics called for the boycott of Leviev’s companies. The New York protest took place against the backdrop of a growing arrest campaign by the Israeli military against Palestinian protest and boycott activists from West Bank villages where Leviev has built settlements.
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Savagery on the Hudson: Three Ideas to Fix New York’s Fiscal Crisis

Billy Wharton | We need to vote with our feet in the street – to let these ideas reverberate from every community in the city. Or else, next year we may just face the “Super Gigantic Terrible Budget” or the “Fiscal Godzilla Destroys New York Budget.” more...  1 Comments

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