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Randall’s Island Tennis Expansion FCRC Hearing Abruptly Canceled

Ren | A Franchise and Concession Review Committee (FCRC) hearing on the proposed Randall's Island tennis expansion hearing was abruptly cancelled an hour before the meeting after a number of elected officials were expected to oppose the expansion A Walk in the Park has learned. The Parks Department and Randall's Island Sports Foundation pulled out according to several city sources.

Last story: Tennis pro John McEnroe Confronted for Privatizing Randall's Island more...  1 Comments

#ImmigrantsOccupy March/Los Inmigrantes Ocupan! Manifestacíon y Marcha

NY Activist Calendar | El 18 de diciembre es el Día Internacional del Migrante y nos hacemos solidarios con aquellos que a nivel mundial proclaman los Derechos del inmigrante y los Derechos Humanos.
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Newark Unemployment Protest in 6th Month is a Model for the Nation

Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg | The U.S. economy is struggling, but in many black communities Americans are in the throes of a depression. With unemployment exacting an outsize toll on African-American men and women, a coalition initiated by the People’s Organization for Progress has been demonstrating daily for over 6 months in a busy intersection in Newark flanking a statue of Abraham Lincoln outside the Essex County Courthouse. The 381-day protest is modeled after one of the most famous battles of the Civil Rights era — the Montgomery bus boycott in 1955-56.

To listen or download go to
 http://buildingbridgesradio.blogspot.com/2011/12/newark-unemployment-protest-in-6th.html

Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report is regularly broadcast live over WBAI, 99.5 FM in the N.Y.C Metropolitan area on Mondays from 7-8pm EST and is streamed, and archived at www.wbai.org. more...  0 Comments

The Crisis, Trust and Homeowners

Tomasz Konicz | Capitalism cannot function any more without credit-financed debt on account of constantly increasing productivity. The recession will come because the indebtedness-dynamic can hardly be maintained with which the capitalist zombie-economy suffocating in its own productivity is kept alive in its pseudo-life. more...  0 Comments

Labor’s Choice in 2012

Mark Vorpahl, Workers Action | 2011 has been an historic year in the U.S. From last winter’s explosion of mass protests in response to the attacks against public workers’ unions, especially in Madison, Wisconsin, to the even more widespread Occupy Wall Street Movement (OWSM), there have been few years in the past decades that demonstrate so clearly the fighting spirit of workers in America when they are forced to defend themselves from corporate attacks. For those who have been working for a change in this country’s political direction, 2011 has rewarded our efforts with hope. more...  0 Comments

The latest escalations in class warfare

Brent Herbert | News from the front more...  1 Comments

America Lurches Toward Full-Blown Tyranny

Stephen Lendman | tyranny more...  0 Comments

Central Bank Intervention: Much Ado About Nothing

Stephen Lendman | class war more...  0 Comments

100 Mayors Oppose the Keystone XL Pipeline

www.eugeneweekly.com | 20% of the earth's people are using up 80% of the earth's resources. Time for resource-sparing lifestyles and work sharing! Will the US make the transition from empire to republic and from excess to access? Like capitalism, the Keystone XL pipeline is full of contradictions. Capitalism, fixated on the short-term and excessive profits, tends to destroy its own foundations. How bizarre to build a 1700 mile pipeline to ship oil to China with 30-foot trucks made in South Korea that are too wide for the roads! more...  0 Comments

Better Instead of More

Jorg Lessing | Economics should be a part of life, not a steamroller crushing self-determination and creativity. Economics changes with the times. Once savings was the elixir and then spending was the elixir. The planet is endangered when growth and work become fetishes pursued for their own sake. Frank Rotering in "Needs and Limits" discusses the reality of "ecological overshoot." more...  0 Comments

At Risk Eurozone Sovereign Credit Ratings

Stephen Lendman | Eurozone more...  0 Comments

Saladify! A New Food Preparation Movement

Brian Briareus | No, we are not just talking more kinds of salad. Rather this “neo” verb means putting salad ingredients into foodstuffs that normally do “not” have much in the way of “raw” salad items in them—thus we will be combining raw nutrition power with tasty cooked flavors and textures. Imagine your next bowl of chili (either traditional or veggie) as “saladified”. After you prepare your favorite traditional chili, as you shut the stove off (being still hot), stir in fresh, chopped onion, garlic, spinach, tomato, celery, cilantro, (maybe a little jalapeno), and maybe grated cheddar cheese. Now you have more colors! more textures! more flavors! higher ratio of vegetable mass! (and higher levels of nutrients and live enzymes). Doesn’t that bring a smile to your heart? It should. After all aren’t you just a little bored with the traditional same old same—even if it is classic? Saladify my friend. Saladify your chili and you will be glad you did! more...  0 Comments

Indefinite Domestic Military Detentions

Stephen Lendman | Congress is now considering legislative language to mandate indefinite military detentions of US citizens suspected of present or past associations with alleged terrorist groups, with or without evidence to prove it. The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 [...] goes beyond previous laws by hardening them extrajudicially.

The last time Congress authorized indefinite detentions for uncharged US citizens without trial was in 1950. The Emergency Detention Act provision of the Internal Security Act authorized incarceration for those considered likely to commit espionage or sabotage. It was never used, then repealed by the 1971 Non-Detenton Act, stating: "No citizen shall be imprisoned or otherwise detained by the United States except pursuant to an Act of Congress." more...  0 Comments

Spreading Eurozone Contagion

Stephen Lendman | class war more...  0 Comments

The importance of Occupy and how it is already affecting the future, and what next?

autonomous | The importance of Occupy and how it is already affecting the future, and what next? more...  0 Comments

Information on the COP17 Conference Durban SA 28 November - 8 December 2011

Centre for Civil Society | The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) has been identified as the site of this year’s COP17 alternative space, known as the ‘People’s Space’, where national and international civil society will come together around the global issue of climate change more...  1 Comments

The Future of the Social State by Christoph Butterwegge

Christoph Butterwegge | The extended family as a kind of "self-help group" replaces the social state in the backward-oriented utopia of liberal-conservatism. Nothing hurts families more than the "rebuilding" or dismantling of the social state and the marketing of interpersonal relations justified with the keywords "globalization" and "location protection." more...  0 Comments

Occupy Wall Street Events for 11/14/11

NY Activist Calendar | All events subject to change. Be sure to check:
 http://occupywallst.org/

For additional events, go to:
 http://www.nycga.net/events/
 http://nycalendar.org (filter by tag: #occupywallstreet)
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The One Percent Turns the Class War into a Generational War

Dean Baker | The cost of making social security solvent for 75 years amounts to 0.58 of the GDP. The cost of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan amounts to 3 times that much. The cost of transferring wealth to the top 1% over the past 30 years is 6% of the GDP, 10 times as much as the social security cost. But it is only the shortfall in Social Security that the media want us to see as a crisis. more...  0 Comments

"Occupy Wall Street" -- Strategy For Expansion

Mitchel Cohen | In the 60's, we "shut down" all sorts of buildings. Now, a new proposal by Mitchel Cohen says: "Let's occupy and Open'm Up!" more...  2 Comments

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