Big Cities, Big Boxes | Richard Musick has been writing eloquent op-eds lately, most recently a piece that appeared in The New York Sun on Friday, August 19, called Too Valuable? about the threat of the city's use of eminent domain hanging over Willets Point... more... 0 Comments
Josh | Responding to an apparent but unannounced shift in NYPD policy, the Screen Actors Guild is warning its members that they may be arrested if the police discover they are carrying a police uniform. more... 2 Comments
Peak Oil NYC | I have read through the whole Maass piece on peak oil in the Sunday Magazine section of the NY Times. I have many thoughts but I'm just going to rattle off a couple of key points and then post a copy my letter to Dr. Stephen Levitt, author of "Freakonomics", who wrote a dismissive review of the article on his blog.
CounterRecruiter | Pittsburgh Indymedia has more coverage on the protests including video of the shooting. At least five protesters were arrested and two were hospitalized. One woman was bit by a police dog. A second woman suffered injuries after being shot... [Read More] more... 1 Comments
duko | RELIGION AND UNITY-STRUGGLE-UNITY WITH PROGRESSIVE RELIGIOUS FORCES
Kaczynski / 2008 | Choosing a President is never easy. After all, we are forced to choose between a handful of narcissists pre-selected by the ruling class. Since states are by nature terrorist, why not select the lesser of evils and pick the least terrorist amongst the candidates? more... 0 Comments
UAW 2110 | UAW Local 2110 writes: "On Wednesday, August 31st, our historic first contract covering the NYU graduate assistants will expire. The NYU administration has announced they will not bargain a new agreement. How can they get away with this? Last summer, the Bush-dominated National Labor Relations Board narrowly voted to overturn the rights of graduate employees at private universities to organize."
From a previous report on the NYU union issue: "Several hundred people packed a Town Hall Meeting at NYU on Tuesday July 12 in overwhelming support of the first graduate student labor union at a private university in the United States." [Read More]more... 0 Comments
CHUCKMAN | LEFT IN THE DUST more... 0 Comments
John Tarleton | An alliance of homeless activists and religious leaders has wrested an agreement from the city to allow monthly interfaith memorial services for the dead at Potter’s Field on Hart Island. About 2,000 to 3,000 unknown or unclaimed New Yorkers are buried each year in the pauper’s cemetery, which is administered by the city’s Department of Corrections. more... 2 Comments
more bikes!! | you can be part of an amazing undertaking. . . a new project by and for bike activists, and bike enthusiasts alike more... 0 Comments
Liz Elliott and Shay Sanchez | The future of Critical Mass in New York City remains uncertain, as environmental group TIME’S UP! is forced to foot the bill for an impending court battle. more... 3 Comments
Queeruption network | You are invited to the 9th Queeruption in Tel-Aviv, August 2006!
Clayton Halllmark | Whether you’re a Friend of Cindy Sheehan, a tourist, or a history buff, it's fun to sneak a peak at the president's Crawford, Texas, Ranch -- aka the Texas White House, or (to locals like Larry Mattlage) Prairie Chapel Ranch. Larry Mattlage is a not-too-happy neighbor of George Bush and, now, Cindy Sheehan. He really is a good guy, a Texan who wants to be left alone but is caught in the middle. More about Larry Mattlage later. To Cindy Sheehan, God bless you. We all have grieved, though most of us not for a relative killed in Iraq. We grieve with Cindy Sheehan. Since President Bush has no time for Cindy Sheehan, here is a sneak peek for her of where Bus should meet her. more... 1 Comments
Sarah Stuteville | “They pay minimum wages. This store doesn’t. That one across the street doesn’t either,” says Manuel Guerrero, a union organizer for the Retail Wholesale and Department Store Workers Union (RWDSU). Guerrero walks down Knickerbocker Avenue’s busy retail strip in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bushwick, cataloguing abuses on streets choked with cheap clothing and sneaker shops, bodegas, and 99-cent stores. more... 0 Comments
Bombs And Shields | According to the weblog Bobms and Shields, "recently murdered freelance journalist Steven Vincent was a key player in the gentrification of the Lower East Side. Before his tragic death in Basra, Iraq he was a major opponent of squatters and anarchists in the Lower East Side." [Read More at Bombs and Shields]
Background on the killing of Steven Vincent from NYC Indymediamore... 21 Comments
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The Indypendent, NYC IMC | Download the entire issue as a PDF, or read the articles online. The Indypendent is "a free paper for free people," produced bi-weekly by volunteers in NYC. Be the media. more... 0 Comments
Nicholas Powers | Do we eat just to eat? Or do we consume more than food when we eat? During the Holocaust, starving inmates of concentration camps waited before meals. As hunger tightened skin around bone, they set a table and served each other the thin soup because to fight for food was to lose the last remnant of one’s humanity.
Jay Bachhuber | New York is a city where thousands of people go hungry every day, while trash bags bulge with uneaten and unspoiled food. According to a 2000 waste composition analysis, New Yorkers produce more than 400,000 tons of food waste a year, even while 480,000 people need food assistance every day. The city spends up to $71.38 per ton to ship its solid waste to landfills in Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania, placing a huge burden on taxpayers. more... 0 Comments
Kari Lydersen | Spanish-language TV both in the US and in many Latin American countries is perhaps best known for its sensational, sex- and drama-soaked telenovelas (soap operas) and variety shows, soccer games and news segments heavy on the blood and gore of accidents or street crime. more... 0 CommentsPage 5 | Page 3
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