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How 'Bout that Press Shield Law Now?

Chris Anderson | By all accounts, including the Times' own internal investigation into the circumstances behind Miller's jailing, Judy seems to be the last person any honest journalist would want arguing their constitutional rights. To add insult to injury, the people who have done the most to shed light on l'affaire de Miller-- the participatory journalists and the bloggers-- probably wouldn't even be covered under the Federal law that Miller and the Times are so passionately promoting. more...  0 Comments

Dairy Salesman, Alleged Mob Member Feared “Whacked”

Bennett Baumer | Ricci, on trial for corruption and fraud with top International Longshoremen's Association officials, went missing this week. His lawyer fears he may have been murdered. more...  2 Comments

AIDS Activist Callout - Walk the Lincoln Tunnel: 7:30am, Oct. 15th

c2ea | Meet at times square tomorrow morning at 7:30 am for this historic event. AIDS activists from all over the city will be joining together to kick off the Campaign to END AIDS, We meet in times square at 7:30 and the tunnel opens for us at 8:30 sharp!!! Lets make history together! more...  3 Comments

Mr. Bush Goes to Tikrit (Sort of)

Jeremy Scahill | Just when you think that President Bush couldn't out-Saddam Saddam any more, he goes and does something that proves you wrong. If any Iraqis caught the hilarious videoconference today between Bush at the White House and troops from the 42nd Infantry Division in Tikrit, it may have seemed like a high-tech version of a familiar scene from the old days when Saddam used to travel to Tikrit to feel (and more importantly to have others feel) his greatness. more...  2 Comments

Announcing: Indy Kids

Indy Kids | Indy Kids is a new free newspaper that aims to educate children on current news and world events from a progressive perspective and to inspire in children a passion for social justice and learning. It is geared toward kids in grades 4 to 6 in New York City. Indy Kids is produced with the support of Indymedia New York City and individual donations. more...  2 Comments

What is the Bloomberg 600?

Bill Ray | In an effort to fend off criticism from sophisticated bloggers and the web savy populus, Bloomberg's squad of researchers procures of 600+ URL
names. Unfortunately his team of ivy league researchers isn't the least creative in their attempt to sidestep alternate voices. Almost all the purchased url's-- including,, and point to "Bloomberg Media." One of the URL's they didn't buy was more...  3 Comments

Disgraced New York Times Reporter Judith Miller to Speak to Participants in the 2005 SPJ Convention

Press Release | Interesting: Miller won't even confirm that she'll give interviews to reporters on her own paper ... but will still accept a "first amendment award" from the SPJ.


INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 12 (AScribe Newswire) -- New York Times reporter Judith Miller, who was jailed four months for refusing to reveal the source who disclosed the identity of undercover CIA agent Valerie Plame, will speak to participants of the 2005 SPJ Convention & National Journalism Conference at 8:15 a.m. Oct. 18 in Las Vegas. more...  2 Comments

Bad UFT Contract to be Sent to Membership for a Vote

Guan Yu | At a delegate assembly held Tuesday 10/11/05 40% of the delegates voted against the sending bad contract proposal to the members despite leadership's attempt at vote manipulation. The contract proposal will now go to the rank and file for a vote. [Also See NYC Teacher Blog] more...  7 Comments

NYCLU Pushes Buffalo High School to Release Students from Mandatory JROTC Program

NYCLU | Buffalo's Hutch Tech High School has agreed to allow one student to withdraw from JROTC, but the school has yet to change its mandatory freshman JROTC policy--even in the face of the New York State Education Law, which prohibits enrolling students in JROTC without parents' and students' consent. more...  1 Comments

Victory Party For Juanita Young!

October 22 Coalition-NY | Sunday, October 16, 2005
Ten Pell Restaurant
10 Pell Street, off Bowery Street (D to Grand Street, F to East Broadway, or J/M to Bowery)
$15 or more per person more...  1 Comments

Protest Police Brutality On October 22

October 22 Coalition-NY | 10th Annual National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation
2pm rally at Madison Park
~4pm march to Times Square more...  2 Comments

E. San Juan's New Book on Class Struggle in the Global Cultural Front

by Jeffrey A. Cabusao | Filipino critic E. SAN JUAN's new book of essays, WORKING THROUGH THE CONTRADICTIONS (Bucknell University Press), engages with, among other topics, the problem of cultural revolution in the Philippines and the plight of Overseas Filipino Workers--part of the 10-million-strong Filipino diaspora around the world. Without revolutionary theory, Lenin said, there cannot be any worthwhile revolutionary praxis. This is a worthy contribution to the formation of that theory in practice.
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Vallone Jr's Vendetta

Visual Resistance | Vallone Jr. — who inherited his council seat from his father — was one of the main hot-air opponents of Marc Ecko’s street party and made a big stink about Cope2’s Time Magazine billboard. He constantly bleats to whatever reporters will listen about the menace of graffiti-writing hoodlums run amok. Now he’s playing the white-collar Dirty Harry at press conferences, claiming Kiko caused $100,000 in damage. [Read More] more...  0 Comments

Teachers Debate Contract, Move Online

OnNYturf | Despite the rosy press conference at city hall announcing the new teacher contract, how teachers feel about the proposal is still up in the air. If recent posts at Edwize, the UFT community site, over the past few days are any indication, there is still convincing to be done. The Teacher's Deligate Assembly will vote on ratifying the contract proprosal tomorrow. Assuming that happens, it will then be put before the teachers for a vote.

I am glad to be able to mention in a story because something interesting is happening online here. We may be seeing the formation of the most significant NYC-centric online political community yet. [Read More] more...  3 Comments

Odd Guests at Monday's Columbus Day Parade

New Yorker | Tired of the narrow-minded bigots and ideologues who increasingly dominate the Supreme Court? Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia will appear in town on Monday as the Grand Marshal of the annual Columbus Day Parade. The parade, which celebrates the life of the "Great Discoverer", begins at 11 a.m. at 44th and 5th Ave. It will proceed up 5th Ave. to 79th St. before turning east to 3rd Ave. Give this rightwing crackpot the New York welcome he deserves! [Ex-Mussolini Soldier Also at Parade || "Small World" Columbus Day Podcast] more...  1 Comments

Watergate Is Dead

Chris Anderson | Watergate-- or rather, the myth of what Watergate was-- is dead. Like many aging corpses, the myth shows signs of a long, slow decline into irrelevant senility; nevertheless, the final blows have been painful to watch.

The coup de grace came on Friday afternoon, known to politicians and media watchers alike as “document dumping” day, the time when bad news is buried by the weekend in order to avoid media scrutiny. This time, however, it seems that it was the media itself that did the dumping. “A New York Times reporter has given investigators notes from a conversation she had with a top aide to Vice President Dick Cheney weeks earlier than was previously known,” wrote Reuters late Friday. “Reporter Judith Miller discovered the notes -- from a June 2003 conversation she had with Cheney's chief of staff, Lewis "Scooter" Libby -- after her testimony before the grand jury last week.” more...  4 Comments

Campaign to End AIDS Kick Off Rally Starts Oct 15th!

Robin Milim | This fall, ten caravans of people with AIDS, family members, supporters and activists will cross the country, stopping in large and small cities and towns for HIV/AIDS education, awareness and media events to talk about an end to the AIDS pandemic, as they move towards our nation’s capital.

In Washington, over 10,000 caravan participants and thousands more supporters will join together for five days of action, support and prayer from November 8 to 12, as Congress and the President determine the future of key domestic and global AIDS and health care programs. The start date for this is Oct. 15th as we leave from Times Square and Broadway at 8 AM, thru the Lincoln Tunnel and on the DC! Come "Walk the Tunnel" with us! more...  0 Comments

Two Major New Developments in Plame Case Close Out the News Week

Chris Anderson | As Patrick Fitzgerald's investigation into the leaking of the identity of CIA operative Valerie Plame wraps up, two new developments in the story emerged on Friday afternoon. Coming at the end of the work week, the stories involved the three central characters in the case: Karl Rove, "Scooter" Libby, and New York Times reporter Judith Miller. more...  1 Comments

Getting Home Before It's Gone

T. Soundararajan Anita Johnson, and Jeff Chang | The bigger picture, many community activists argue, is a resettlement policy that looks like selective depopulation. In New Orleans and parts of the Gulf Coast, predominantly poor communities and communities of color are being dispersed, as families are scattered across the country with one-way tickets and no way to get back home. [Also See: Harlem 'Gulf Wars Forum With Katrina Survivors || Stranded: Katrina Victims Stuck in Dangerous Shelters (Indypendent)] more...  2 Comments

In Our Hearts Infoshop Burglarized: Benefit Party Sun. 10/9!

krazdale(at) | The In Our Hearts Infoshop and lending library which has been operating out of 131 Grand St. (The Free Store) for the past 3 months was burglarized sometime in the past 72 hours. About 200 books, a macintosh desktop computer, a DVD player and VCR player are some of the items stolen from the infoshop. more...  15 Comments

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