Sander Hicks | On Wednesday, June 24, 2009, the New York City Coalition for Accountability Now (“NYC CAN”) filed petitions for a referendum to create an independent investigation of 9/11/01.
Michael Letwin, NYCLAW | As discussed below, "TULIP," initiated by Stuart Appelbaum, is a "progressive" mouthpiece for the Histadrut, the Zionist labor federation that has spearheaded -- and whitewashed -- apartheid, dispossession and ethnic cleansing of the Palestinians since the 1920s. more... 9 Comments
Marie Trigona | The phenomenon of worker occupations continues to grow as the world falls deeper into the current recession. Nearly 20 new factories in Argentina were occupied since 2008. more... 0 Comments
repost of Al Giordano (with unknown additions/alterations) | "They’ve tried to make it seem like the conflict is about whether Zelaya himself could run for reelection, even though the proposed Constitutional Convention – if approved on November 29 to happen sometime after that date, the same day a new president would be elected, and if it permitted reelection of presidents – would nonetheless happen too late to allow Zelaya himself to pursue it. See how badly they’ve mangled the real story out of Honduras?
Freedom Walker Birch | The Black community is plagued with disunity. The plethora of approaches to solve this dilemma has failed to transform relations amongst people of color. But the recent influx of community gardens has introduced a simple, effective solution to building solidarity. more... 0 Comments
Workers Action | Maybe you didn’t hear the news: Card Check — the key provision of the Employee Free Choice Act — is dead. You might not have gotten the message because U.S. labor “leaders” are remarkably silent on the issue. Not a peep.
Jacquie Simone | lThe Rock Dove Collective, an alternative community health exchange in New York City, is encouraging patients and healthcare providers to exchange services instead of money in return for treatment. Rock Dove offers a network of healthcare providers who accept mutual aid, meaning that they allow patients to provide services instead of paying for healthcare. more... 19 Comments
John Ross | MEXICO CITY/MORELIA (June 4th) - Despite a raging war against homegrown drug cartels, politics may well be Mexico's most dangerous drug. Addicted to authority, Mexican politicos crave more and more power and are disposed to obtain same by any means necessary. Conversely, the powerless, who are legion, crave drugs to assuage their condition.
Immanuel Wallerstein | What about the United States? When the coup occurred, some of the raucous left commentators in the blogosphere called it "Obama's coup." That misses the point of what happened.. Neither Zelaya nor his supporters on the street, nor indeed Chavez or Fidel Castro, have such a simplistic view. They all note the difference between Obama and the U.S. right (political leaders or military figures) and have expressed repeatedly a far more nuanced analysis. more... 1 Comments
Jacquie Simone | A July 9 rally, organized by the Correctional Association of New York, New York Civil Liberties Union and Women on the Rise Telling HerStory (WORTH), was held outside Governor Paterson's NYC office in support of state anti-shackling legislation (S.1290-A/A. 3373-A). The bill would ban the use of restraints on incarcerated women during labor and post-delivery recovery and limit the use of restraints during transportation to and from hospitals in New York. The demonstrators are hopeful that Paterson will sign the bill, which was passed unanimously by the New York State Senate and overwhelmingly by the state Assembly in May. more... 0 Comments
Al Giordano | "The Honduran civil resistance may be ignored by the international media, and vociferously denied by those in the Oligarch Diaspora that spam the Twitter feeds and comments sections of the blogosphere claiming that gatherings of hundreds and thousands of dissidents were "only fifty people" and other such bold and wishful lies.
Julia Dunn | The Sic Transit Gloria Exhibit highlight all things transportation related, and many bicycle focused pieces. The Reinvention of the Wheel panel presentation combined many groups together to talk about progress and where New York City stands now. more... 0 Comments
Soozy Duncan | After days of gathering supplies and last-minute organizing in Cairo, the Viva Palestina U.S. convoy is beginning to mobilize. This morning 87 members of the caravan traveled to pick up 47 never-used trucks which will be loaded with medical aid to be brought into Gaza. The remaining half of the delegation will re-join the drivers near the Egyptian border before all cross together through Rafah.
Andrew Hinderaker | Workers and their supporters rallied at Scoop in SoHo demanding unpaid wages. more... 0 Comments
The Politics of Immigration | “RoxRoy is really putting his neck out there in this struggle,” said Pastor Michael Ellick of Judson Memorial Church, a founding member of the New Sanctuary Coalition. “He knows full well that he might be risking his own case by taking this public stand. But every day he makes moral choices that look to the broader picture.” more... 7 Comments
AJLPP | The Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) based in the United States, and the Filipino-American Community expressed outrage over the series of bombing in the Southern Philippines. The AJLPP express grave concern that the July 5-6 bombings in Mindanao may spread to the other urban centers like Manila. We squarely lay the blame to the US-Arroyo regime and her subalterns in the military who may be behind these barbaric bombings. This is the same scenario staged by the US-Marcos regime when it declared martial law in 1972. Although the perpetrators like to appear that the targets of the bombings are Catholic Cathedrals, Christian population centers and points to the MILF, Abu Sayyaff (ASG) or JI-Al Queda, the Filipino people suspects that the military is behind the bombings as elucidated by ISAFP Sgt. Vidal Doble. more... 0 Comments
IFCO - NY BUS | On July 6th, the NY Bus for the IFCO/Pastors for Peace 20th Annual Caravan to Cuba set-off to Concord, New Hampshire yesterday and today we are in Boston doing an event and collecting aid! It is a very exciting time for the caravan as we collect 250 tons of humanitarian aid all across the country on our way to McAllen, Texas to challenge the immoral economic embargo that the US placed on Cuba 48 years ago as well as challenging the travel ban with our bodies crossing the border into Mexico with 135 people. The NY Bus is only one of 14 different vehicles with drivers and caravanistas who are traveling around doing events in different cities every day. To stay updated on the Pastors for Peace routes please go to www.pastorsforpeace.org and find the blog that is updated daily by our caravanistas! more... 0 Comments
Nick Cooper | 30 people gathered today in front of the Peruvian Consulate to protest the treatment of indigenous in Peru and to support the Peruvian general strike. Nick Cooper spoke with those in attendance. more... 0 Comments
Melinda Tenenzapf | The City Planning Commission voted 12-0 on Wednesday, June 17, 2009 to approve the 3rd drafted Coney Island Redevelopment plan. Upon the first vote by Chairwoman Amanda M. Burden, union leaders and community members stood up in protest, holding signs and chanting “Good Jobs! Affordable Housing!” more... 1 Comments
anon | The yearly meeting of the economically leading nations, which in the last times 2007 and 2008 caused massive protests in Germany and Japan, this time takes place from the 8th till the 10th of July in Italy. Eight years after Genua, the rightist extremist premier Silvio Berlusconi again hosts the summit meeting. At that time the italian police shot and killed a demonstrator and tortured dozens. The premier plead for acquittals, some responsible persons have been advanced to EU positions meanwhile. more... 0 CommentsPage 108 | Page 106
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