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AFRICAN MOVIE ACADEMY AWARD WINNING FILM ABOUT MALCOLM X SCREENS IN BROOKLYN

Nicole Stoll | Tuesday, July 20th, 2010 actor Ephraim Benton and his “Chillin on da Corner & Beyond” screening series present award winning documentary “Malcolm’s Echo: the Legacy of Malcolm X” directed by Dami Akinnusi. “Malcolm’s Echo”, a festival favorite is a powerful and timely discussion on how Malcolm X's thoughts and philosophies are being used as a foundation to create a new vision. The film looks beyond the stereotypes of Malcolm X and attempts to understand the real message of his legacy echoed through those who knew him. more...  2 Comments

Happy New Year, For Tenants Nothing's Changed!

Dave Crow | Unfortunately, 2009 proved for many big-city tenants that the golden rule was promiscuously traded for gold. Why would 2010 be any different? more...  1 Comments

THE KINGSBRIDGE SHUFFLE

Gregory A. Butler | Why is the Retail, Wholesale, Department Store Union, a labor organization with a 62 year history of signing low wage union contracts, suddenly so interested in "living wage jobs"? more...  6 Comments

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

Voices of the Other New York: Dispatch from the Second Encuentro for Dignity

Michael Gould-Wartofsky | Amid the global financial crisis, the private equity companies that once threatened to swallow up the last of Manhattan’s affordable housing stock may be on the road to mass extinction. And amid the political crisis in Albany, the politicians who promised rent reform may be on the road to nowhere. But the “Other New York” is still here and still at it, fighting for the block and the dignity of its denizens.
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Right to the City Alliance Members Released From Central Booking

NYC IMC | According to a Picture the Homeless press release, "the last of the Right to the City Eight were released from Central Booking, after spending more than 24 hours locked up. Many thanks to all of you who turned out for this morning's press conference, or made calls to the police or the Mayor's office, or spread the word to friends and allies. The police response shows that the Mayor is vulnerable and nervous, and we need to keep the pressure up. And the PRESS response shows that people are paying attention. So stay tuned as we turn up the heat." more...  3 Comments

Make Obama enact Single-Payer health care!

forwarded by Skinny John | The Obama "Transition" Team has announced a project for people across the country to host and attend "health care discussion meetings" to gather ideas and input from the grassroots about healthcare reform. more...  1 Comments

Global credit crisis: support the London declaration

Church Action on Poverty | The recent international conference on Responsible Credit in London has made a declaration calling on governments and banks to take action to protect vulnerable people during the economic crisis. more...  0 Comments

Anti-Authoritarians Disrupt Bank of America Branches in NYC

Stephanie Basile | This is one of many actions that were held in solidarity with the striking UE workers in Chicago. more...  1 Comments

Israeli paper Globes on settlement-builder Leviev's rights abuses in Angola

Adalah-NY | "I was beaten until I fainted. When I return to consciousness it was dark. The next day I crawled back." Testimonies from the mine in which Leviev is a partner. Shooting at residents, murderous beatings with digging spades, whipping, and being thrown into the mud. Tough testimonies from Angola describe the treatment of the area's poor by security personnel at the mine in which Leviev is a partner. Associates deny this: "those were not out people." Leviev's spokesperson: "The group created a revolution in the diamond industry in Africa in general and in Angola in particular. We have widespread social and philanthropic programs there." more...  0 Comments

Financial Crisis and the Poor

Attac Austria and Norbert Glaser | The financial market crisis has long spilled over in the real economy. Therefore politics is called to do everything to get the economy started again and prevent unemployment. Without political and public pressure, frauds will continue in the global financial casino after all the losses are socialized. more...  0 Comments

WED: Anti-Authoritarian Call for Sit-Down Strike Solidarity!

directactionsolidarity | Anti-Authoritarian meet-up outside of St. Mark's Church
10th St. and 2nd Ave. in the East Village
Wednesday, December 10th
12 Noon more...  3 Comments

Rent-A-Center Protests Continue in Queens; 2 Arrested

Aron Guy | Councilman Eric Gioia and other religious and community leaders gathered outside a Rent-A-Center on Steinway Street in Astoria, Queens to denounce the destabilizing influence of rent-to-own businesses in low-income communities. Activist Taharka Robinson urged the passage of Assembly Bill 66, which would provide more consumer protection in the rent-to-own industry. Robinson and activist Kirsten Foy were arrested in an act of civil disobedience. more...  1 Comments

No 2010 Olympics Vancouver Canada - No Olympics on Stolen Native Land

afrikakorps | A coalition of Indigenous elders, social justice activists and community organizers are voicing opposition to the upcoming Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada. NO OLYMPICS ON STOLEN NATIVE LAND! more...  0 Comments

Venezuela Headlines #63

Michael Fox | Venezuelan Political Leaders React Positively to Regional Election Results - United Socialist Party of Venezuela Wins 81% of Mayoral Offices in Elections - International Observers “Dazzled” by Venezuelan Electoral Process - Russia and Venezuela Sign Nuclear Energy Accord - Venezuela Proposes New Regional Currency - Venezuelan Trade Union Leaders Shot - Beneficiaries of Venezuelan Missions March Against Threats by Opposition Governor-Elect - Chávez Encourages Party to Propose Amendment for his Re-Election more...  0 Comments

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