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Green Party Nominates Clark, Lawrence for US Senate; Willebrand Comptroller

Mark Dunlea | Gloria Mattera, a long time peace activist from Brooklyn was nominated to run for Lt. Governor on a ticket with Syracuse labor activist Howie Hawkins ( Colia Clark was nominated to run for the US Senate seat presently held by Chuck Schumer, while Cecile Lawrence was picked to fill out the Senate seat previously held by Hillary Clinton. Julia Willebrand, a long time environmental activist from Manhattan who received more than 117,000 votes for Comptroller four years ago, was chosen to run for that seat again. more...  4 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 City Cutting After School Programs

Sam Alcoff | The federal government keeps trying to tell us that things are looking up for the economy, but cities and states across the country are still struggling to meet budget requirements. One of the things on the chopping block here in New York City is after-school programs, which provide kids of working parents someplace to go, get help with homework, and stay off the streets. GRITtv's Sam Alcoff and Anna Gold visited one such program, CAMBA, in Brooklyn and brought us this report. more...  4 Comments

Union protests Mott's in NYC

Retail Action Project | Mott's, of the Dr. Pepper Snapple group, is trying to force shameful concessions on the 300 workers at its bottling plant in upstate NY. more...  0 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

Don't Trust the NYS DEC. Gas Drilling still not Banned!

Anne Marie from Online | You may have heard or read that the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has decided not to allow gas drilling within the Catskill and Delaware watersheds, which supply water to NYC.

Don't believe it. more...  3 Comments

Climbers Unfurl Banner to Protest NYC's Use of Rainforest Wood | During lunch hour in New York City, two climbers scaled the 40-foot flagpoles at the southern entrance of City Hall Park to hang a 150-square-foot banner reading, “If Bloomberg Is So Green, Why Is NYC America’s #1 Consumer Of Rainforest Wood?” more...  5 Comments

Activists Hang Banner Protesting Rainforest Wood Use @ City Hall Park Flagpoles

Rainforest Relief & NYC Climate Action Group | April 21, 2010: Today at 1PM, two climbers scaled 40-foot flagpoles at
the southern entrance of City Hall Park to hang a 150-square-foot banner
reading, “If Bloomberg Is So Green, Why Is NYC America’s #1 Consumer Of
Rainforest Wood?” more...  1 Comments

Rally for Justice for the Central Park Five

by Amadi Ajamu | Without any physical evidence, the NYPD and the District Attorney's office, namely fiction crime writer Linda Fairstein, railroaded five young boys to further their own careers. They spent a total of forty years in prison. more...  2 Comments

Community Garden Controversy Reignited.

Jennifer Riveraton | New Yorkers for Parks (NY4'P's) announced the hiring of a new executive director last month, but the appointment of Lee Stuart has disturbed some in the community garden movement. Ms. Stuart played a central role in a major open-space dispute in the South Bronx, that on November 21, 2002, led to the arrest of three residents – at gunpoint – advocating for community gardens. more...  2 Comments

Activists Against PVC and Mountaintop Removal Speak at NYU Environmental Forum

Wetlands Activism Collective | On Wednesday, April 14th: Lois Gibbs of the Center for Health, Environment & Justice and Dea Goblirsch and Jeff Friederich of Climate Ground Zero and spoke at a panel on environmental justice issues entitled, " PVC and Coal Corporations: Poisoning Our Communities & Destroying Ecosystems." The event was sponsored by Students Creating Radical Change @ NYU. more...  1 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

The New York Anarchist Film Festival

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A Convergence of Dreams: The Third Encuentro for Dignity & Against Displacement

RJ Maccani | Rebel voices from throughout the world came together in East Harlem, New York at the Third New York City Encuentro for Dignity and Against Displacement. Hosted by Movement for Justice in El Barrio (Movement), more than 200 people and 40 organizations joined the gathering. more...  1 Comments

Aafia Siddiqui: Victimized by American Depravity

Stephen Lendman | criminal depravity more...  4 Comments

Building Bridges Radio: Breaking the Gaza Blockade with MP George Galloway

Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash | Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report
National Edition
Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg
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RED CROSS UNDER FIRE! Where's The Money For Haiti?

Amadi Ajamu | “We have been on the ground and we know the people are in need of shelter. The money collected by the Red Cross for Haiti is not getting there. We are tired of the excuses. That's our blood down there and our money. We demand immediate shelters for our people,” more...  4 Comments

Villagers Flee ethnic violence in nigeria

Stop the ethnic cleansing | Reports of massacres in Nigeria are ignored by the mainstream media. Indymedia is silent as well. Why the silence on Africa? more...  3 Comments

Movement for Living Wages, Community Space, Grows at Queens Center Mall

Queens Center Mall Campaign | The coalition fighting for living wages and community space at the Queens Center Mall confronted the mall owner, the Macerich Company, Monday demanding a meeting to begin discussions on how to transform the publicly subsidized poverty wage center into a responsible development that pays employees a living wage and benefits the community.
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‘Gaza Hungers for Justice’: Hundreds Demonstrate At Waldorf

Alex Kane | While the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) were holding a $1,000 a plate fundraiser at the ritzy Waldorf Astoria hotel in Manhattan, hundreds of Palestine solidarity activists from a wide array of organizations took to the streets to protest Israeli war crimes, the blockade of Gaza, and the occupation of Palestine. more...  7 Comments

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