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Amadi Ajamu | NYC Councilman Chares Barron is running for Governor, Buffalo's highly awarded educator/historian Eva Doyle for Lt. Governor and the Harvard educated attorney and former Administrative Judge, Ramon Jimenez is the candidate for Attorney General - November 2, 2010 elections. more...  6 Comments

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

As Mercury Soars, Con Ed Takes a Hit

Billy Wharton | Time to get serious about creating a people’s movement for the right to affordable, dependable and sustainable energy. more...  0 Comments

Erich Fromm and His Proposal for a Basic Income

Klaus Widerstrom | Philosopher and psychoanalyst Erich Fromm never abandoned his vision of a humanist non-estranged society where persons were not commodified or mere goods producers but were emancipated and shared in social, cultural and economic freedom. He wrote "Having or Being" at age 76. His first book "Escape from Freedom" explains why people fall for totalitarian leaders. Hope like the immigrant is often inconvenient, pressing to new perspectives and orientations (cf. Ernst Bloch, Jurgen Moltmann and Dorothee Soelle). more...  9 Comments

A way out of the deepening crisis

Sam Webb | Verbal remarks based on this report were delivered to 29th National Convention of Communist Party, USA, May 21-23, 2010 in New York City. more...  0 Comments

Milk Not Jails: rural-urban partnerships oppose the prison industrial complex

bjhokanson | Most prisoners are from urban areas, creating the impression of an urban issue. But most prisons are located in poor rural areas. Between 1990 and 1999 alone, 245 prisons and many more local jails were built in rural America. That's a new prison every 15 days. There are more prisoners in America—2.4 million—than farmers. more...  1 Comments

Joy of Resistance Multi-Cultural Feminist Radio on women serving in Iraq

Joy of Resistance | Joy of Resistance: Multicultural Feminist Radio returns to the airwaves of WBAI 99.5 FM at 11 a.m. Thursday with a special report on women soldiers serving in Iraq.
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Al-Awda NY: The Way Forward for Palestine Solidarity

Michael Letwin | The principle of self-determination means, above all, that decisions about what is or is not "realistic" belongs to those who live under oppression, rather than their sympathizers -- however well meaning. more...  5 Comments

Updating Lynne Stewart's "Love Struggle:" Part II

Stephen Lendman | Lynne's struggle for justice continues more...  4 Comments

Building Bridges Radio: NYS Domestic Workers Will Win

Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg | Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report
National Edition
Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg
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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

DAY 10: NY RALLIES FOR IMMIGRANT YOUTH: Senator Schumer Misses Deadline to Meet

The Politics of Immigration | DIA 10: NUEVA YORK APOYA JÓVENES INMIGRANTES: Senador Schumer No Cumple Su “Deadline” de los Jóvenes Inmigrantes Después De 220 Horas en Huelga de Hambre more...  3 Comments

Charter School Myths Debunked

Billy Wharton | The presentation addressed a series of myths that had been circulated about charter schools. Schall described charter schools as serving to undermining the public schools mission of educating all students, siphon-off tax funds and to bust the teacher’s union. more...  3 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

Cooper Union Student Shot in Face and Loses Eye in Demonstration in Israel

ISM | American activist loses eye after being shot in face with tear gas canister more...  30 Comments

New Yorkers Protest Israeli Attack on Aid Boat

Billy Wharton | Signs reading “US Dollars out of Israel” and “Save Humanity, Boycott Israel” reflected the sentiment of demonstrators. more...  7 Comments

NYC Activists Drop Banner In Max Brenner, Israeli-Owned Chocolate Store

Niomke Friedman | Six activists in New York City dropped a banner from the balcony of the Union Square branch of the Israeli-owned chocolate chain Max Brenner in the middle of late morning crowds. The bedsheet-sized banner read "SIEGE ON GAZA ISN'T SWEET: BOYCOTT BRENNER." more...  12 Comments

Anti-war activists challenge Obama at West Point graduation

Don DeBar | During a visit by Obama to West Point, he was greeted by protestors who called attention to the fact that he is as culpable as George Bush for the illegal killings taking place in Iraq and Afghanistan. more...  5 Comments

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