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Powerful Unity Shown for Workers and Immigrant Rights During May 1st Actions

May Day United | After a year of attacks to erode public employee union and immigrant rights, unity was forged for the most profound May 1st marches and rallies seen in recent years. Calls for the right to organize for every worker for good jobs, a legalization program for all immigrants, and an end to the continued marginalization of African-American workers found common cause among a diverse array of workers. more...  0 Comments

Fourth Park Slope Establishment Switching Hummus Brands

Park Slope Greens | Gourmet Food Mart is the fourth Park Slope food retailer to respect workers' rights in their supply chain. Beginning later this week the 11th St. deli will stop carrying Flaum Appetizing's Sonny & Joe's hummus due to egregious labor law violations at their East Williamsburg facility. Flaum's owner, Moshe Grunhut, illegally fired seventeen of their Latino workers en masse after the employees stood up against over a decade of unlawfully withheld overtime pay, denial of benefits, and abusive treatment from management. more...  2 Comments

"1st Great War of the 21st Century"

Stephen Lendman | global war more...  0 Comments

New Yorkers Against Drones

Felton Davis | Let's hear it for the Hancock 37, arrested on Friday at the National Guard Air Base in Syracuse, during a die-in against the war and the Reaper Drones.

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Unpermitted Earth Day Banner Action at Washington Square Park | To raise awareness about deforestation on Earth Day, activists launched a balloon-rigged 300-square foot banner at the arch in Washington Square Park on Friday afternoon. more...  1 Comments

NYC Protest Against Fiat's Trade With Iran

NYC Protest Against Fiat's Trade With Iran | NYC Protest Against Fiat's Trade With Iran more...  0 Comments

Author Kasbarian Rekindles Past

Tom Vartabedian | A modern-day fabulist shows that, in spite of genocide, a culture survives. more...  0 Comments

"We will not abandon our committment to Social Security"

Barack Obama | "This is my vision for America-a vision where we live within our means while still investing in our future; where everyone makes sacrifices but no one bears all the burden; where we provide a basic measure of security for our citizens and we provide rising opportunity for our children..The most fortunate among us can afford to pay a little more.." more...  0 Comments

May Day United Calls for No Work, No School, No Shopping on May 1, 2011

May Day United | May Day United, the national network of worker and community-based organizations, released a call today for working families to say no to work, school and shopping on May 1st. more...  1 Comments

A People’s Budget – Fighting Back on Tax Day

Michael Fox | It is tax day. A day when we should be proud to contribute to our country; to pave our roads, to fund our social services, and to pay our teachers, police officers, firefighters and civil servants. “Proud” is not the word I would use, but there are answers, from a "People's Budget," to Participatory Budgeting and grassroots organizing.
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Alarming New Fukushima Reports

Stephen Lendman | nuclear catastrophe more...  0 Comments

Some Photos from the UNAC Protest

amy | "This is the new face of the anti-war movement," said the organizer as protesters streamed into Foley Square. Two independent counters put the turnout as somewhere between 2500 and 4000. The event was organized in response to a call by the United National Antiwar Committee (UNAC). more...  0 Comments

Journey sues Adalah for butchering their song

Zoe | Rock band Journey sues BDS group for (badly) singing their song.
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SWOP-NYC | Police believe that a serial killer is responsible for murdering at least eight people found on a remote Suffolk County beach since December. Reports indicate the murder victims were in the sex trade. As sex workers and allies, SWANK and SWOP-NYC mourn the lives of these individuals and extend our sympathies to their families and communities. more...  2 Comments

NYC Boycott Israel group posts silent video after YouTube removes original

Adalah-NY | After receiving over 30,000 views in just two days, a video of New York human rights activists commemorating Palestinian Land Day by calling on Americans to boycott Israel was taken down on the evening of April 1st by YouTube. Today, Adalah-NY posted a silent version of the video on YouTube. In the video, originally posted on March 30, more than 30 dancers accompanied by the Rude Mechanical Orchestra surprised crowds at New York's bustling Grand Central Terminal with an unannounced song and dance.

Reposted silent flash mob video | YouTube notification of removal of original video due to "copyright claim"

UPDATE: Journey sues Adalah for butchering their song more...  6 Comments

Brooklyn Neighborhood Tackles Hate Violence

Chelsea Johnson-Long | Brooklyn, NY- April 16th 2011 -- Amidst a plague of recent hate violence in New York City, one neighborhood based organization has said enough is enough. On Saturday, April 16th the Audre Lorde Project’s Safe OUTside the System Collective will host the 3rd Annual Safe Neighborhood Summit- a one day conference to address hate violence in the Bed-Stuy community and create concrete ways to address it. There are over 100 community members, local business owners, and organizations expected to attend. more...  1 Comments

Park Slope Associated Supermarket Discontinuing Sales of Sonny & Joe's Hummus

Park Slope Greens | The Associated Supermarket in Park Slope has joined a growing number of food retailers that have discontinued the sale of Sonny & Joe's hummus, over workers' rights concerns at Flaum's East Williamsburg food production and distribution facility. Flaum and its owner Moshe Grunhut illegally fired seventeen of their Latino workers en masse after the employees stood up against over a decade of unlawfully withheld overtime pay, denial of benefits, and abusive treatment from management. more...  2 Comments

NYC's anti-gay St. Pat's parade: LGBT groups demand removal of NYPD contingents

Irish Queers | LGBT activists today announced plans to protest NYPD participation in the New York City St. Patrick's Parade, which takes place this Thursday. The parade is touted by organizers as an “anti-gay, Catholic” event, and has been defined in court as a “private, religious procession” in order to preserve the right to exclude LGBT marchers. In advance of the parade, a group of eleven LGBT community organizations delivered a letter to NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly calling for the full withdrawal of uniformed officers from the anti-gay march. Protesters contend that NYPD marching contingents violate NYC's human rights code. more...  2 Comments

Tribute to Dr. Olivia Hooker

Amadi Ajamu | Women’s history month is a time to honor phenomenal women who have contributed to strengthening and developing our communities nationally and internationally. The December 12th Movement could not have chosen anyone more deserving of a tribute than Dr. Olivia Hooker. Dr. Hooker is one of the survivors of the white terrorist attack on Tulsa Oklahoma’s black community of Greenwood on May 31, 1921. more...  2 Comments

Exorcism Versus America’s Naïve Movie Industry (alternative movie review: The Rite)

Thor Thader | But “demonic possession” is not necessarily a phenomenon that must be based on Christian beliefs in the supernatural; because to be “possessed” is to be unduly “influenced” by that which is not in the self’s best interest (that is to be influenced by something harmful), be it a wound, a disease, or any set of ideas that are delusional or false and that operate against the self ’s true values. For example, if you believe in deliberately created lies that are fed to you by a political conspiracy, such as a secretly funded think tank meant to misrepresent facts, and you act on those beliefs, say by voting for someone who misrepresents his real aims—then technically you are “possessed” by influences inimical to your best interests.
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