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Oil and Global Warming Event: Voices from the Front Lines

Andrea Buffa, Global Exchange | It's been a hot summer. Some would say un-naturally so. Join Global Exchange for a special event about global warming and oil over-consumption with grassroots leaders from communities that are severely impacted, including the Arctic, Iraq, New Orleans, Nigeria and the small island nations Micronesia and Tuvalu. Speakers include UN Ambassador Enele Sosene Sopoaga of Tuvalu, which is drowning because of rising sea levels, and Faith Gemmill of the Arctic, which is melting because of rising temperatures.

See also: CLIMATE JUSTICE NOW! G8 + 5 Climate Summit, October 3-4 in Mexico City! CALL TO ACTION | Rising Tide North America | Reclaim the Commons more...  1 Comments

There Are No Black Bloggers in Harlem or New York City.

Daily Gotham | At least judging by the recent photograph of a special "local blogger" event hosted by Bill Clinton.

Liza Sabater writes: "These are the 20 liberal bloggers that just met with Bill Clinton in Harlem. As you can see, not one of them is black or latino. At least to Peter Daou and the DailyKos crowd. Needless to say, I do not know what to make of this." [Read More at Daily Gotham] more...  8 Comments

UFPJ: We Won! We're Marching!

Susan UFPJ | In a stunning turn of events, the NYC Police Department has reversed its previous decision to deny us the right to march near the United Nations on Sept. 19th. more...  12 Comments

Clamor Magazine erases rapes, promotes racism

smberg | Once upon a decade ago, antifeminist Katie Roiphe said women who "cried rape" the morning after were lying because they really wanted the sex but were just ashamed to admit it. Now Clamor Magazine brings writer Yasmin Nair and the next installment of the "Women Lie About Rape" chronicles. more...  29 Comments

UFPJ: We Are Marching -- Permit or No Permit

Susan UFPJ | On Tuesday, Sept. 19, President Bush will be speaking at the United Nations as part of an election-year public-relations push on his disastrous Iraq War. The New York City Police Department has refused to grant a permit to United for Peace and Justice to march anywhere near the United Nations. Based on feedback from our member groups and supporters, we have come to a decision: We are marching anyway. Permit or no permit, we will stand up against this immoral war and for our right to dissent. [Blasts From the Past, UFPJ Backs Down ... From the Archives: February 15, 2003 || F15 Indypendent Covering the Permit Battle (pdf) || RNC 2004, "The Not Quite Battle of Central Park."] more...  13 Comments

IndyKids: New Volunteer Open House

IndyKids | Thursday, Sept. 14, 2006, 7:30 PM: IndyKids is helping to create the next generation of informed thinkers. Get involved! [Indykids Website and Back Issues || Critical Literacy Podcast on Indyids] more...  0 Comments

NYPD Impedes Planned Bush Protest

susan ufpj | Next Tuesday, September 19, President George Bush will be addressing the United Nations in defense of the disastrous Iraq War. United for Peace and Justice has planned a peaceful march and rally to voice our opposition and call for the troops to come home.

Yesterday we met with the New York Police Department, who informed us they will not allow any marches near the United Nations that day. more...  26 Comments

9/11 Commemoration: American Women Demonstrate in Chains and Burkas Against Afghan Embassy on 9/11

By Sara Cantrell (NYC)- Afghan Wire News | "America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense, it is the other way around.
Human rights invented America." - President Jimmy Carter

Following that credo, on September 11, 2006, American women handcuffed and chained themselves to the Afghan Embassy in Washington, DC to protest against Hamid Karzai's oppressive government. A spokeswoman stated that this was "just the start of demonstrations against the Afghan Embassy in Washington to protest President Karzai's illegal imprisonment of innocent Americans and treatment of Afghan women." more...  1 Comments

9/11 Commemoration: Photos, Our Grief is not a Cry for War

Stanley W. Rogouski | 5 years ago, September 22, 2001 a group of artists performed “Our Grief is Not a Cry for War.” It was just before the war with Afghanistan. more...  0 Comments

9/11 Commemoration: 9/11 Remembered

Ula Kuras | At ground zero today, thousands gathered to commemorate the tragedy of the 9/11 attacks. Families and relatives of those who died lit candles and signed murals to honor their loved ones. Artwork and collages were on display, as well as large scale photographs of the events surrounding the WTC disaster. Among those present were groups claiming that 9/11 was an inside job, planned and executed by the government. more...  5 Comments

Daniel McGowan Off of House Arrest

Family and Friends of Daniel McGowan | Today Daniel's lawyers received word that Judge Aiken signed off on the motion which allowed Daniel's electronic monitoring device to be removed. Other restrictions still apply, but he is allowed to be out of the apartment and enjoy the crisp autumn weather coming our way. more...  1 Comments

George Carlin goes on an anti-elite tear

Ken Knabb | Amazing anti-corporate rant by George Carlin. "It's called the American Dream because you'd have to be asleep to believe it." more...  1 Comments

The Eagle Has Crash Landed

A.K. Gupta | There was little doubt at the time that the eagle was soaring. Few opposed the power grab at home, the Taliban were scattered in a few weeks, and nations rushed to enlist in the “war on terror.” It was no longer just cranky Marxists who talked of imperialism; liberals and conservatives alike hailed a reinvigorated Pax Americana. more...  0 Comments

Behold the Pale White Lie: Why Conspiracy Theories are Patriotic

Nicholas Powers | “Have you heard about the Jews? Four thousand of them called in sick the morning of 9/11. Did you hear about the blasts inside the towers? Planes didn’t destroy the Towers; the CIA stuck explosives inside and detonated them. A janitor heard bombs go off. more...  33 Comments

Rep. Towns Must Be Held Accountable for DR-CAFTA Sellout

Adam Weissman | Ed Towns signing of The US-Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement, contradicted his vehement earlier opposition to the agreement and compromised the interests of workers, small farmers, healthcare recipients, and the environment. Towns must demonstrate that he commit to putting voters before corporate interests, or voters must look to his anti-free trade opponent, Charles Barron, as an alternative. more...  1 Comments

Walking from Queens to Brooklyn With My Thoughts

Umar Lee | an area that has been described as desolate and in need of development so that it can merge nicely into the working-class areas of Maspeth and the gentrifying globoland of Williamsburg. Yet as I walked block after block I saw factories and warehouses that were open late at night, parking lots full of the cars of workers, and the sound of American industry in the air.
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THE INDYPENDENT Special Sept. 11 edition

nyc imc print | THE INDYPENDENT Special Sept. 11 edition more...  0 Comments

I Was Heartcrunched by Crunch Fitness

David Arthur Walters | Paul Goodman rightly noted that corporations don't have to say they're sorry. more...  0 Comments

Fight for Houston Street Bike Lanes

Yankee | Today, Peakguy, Super G and I attended a rally-slash-PR event intended to call attention to the need for a bike lane on Houston St. Houston St. is currently being redeveloped, but there are no plans to make the street safer and more accessible for cyclists. While Greenwich Village and Community Board 2 had a significant amount of input regarding the redesign, their initial focus was on pedestrian safety, and cycling issues fell by the wayside. Since the original plan for the redesign was approved, however, three cyclists have died on Houston Street, providing the impetus for the community to ask the DOT to reconsider the plan and add a bike lane. This measure is supported by just about all Manhattan luminaries short of the mayor himself: Borough President Scott Stringer, Assemblyperson Deborah Glick, Councilman Alan Gerson, Senator Tom Duane, even Speaker Christine Quinn.

As a cyclist, this seems like a no-brainer to me. But the issue of bike lanes is actually a contentious one. Drivers, of course, think they're the only thing that matters, and often feel like cyclists are nothing more than a nuisance. The DOT doesn't want the hassle of putting a lane in, because it may take precious space away from cars.

But are bike lanes even useful? Are they safe for cyclists? Well, there are pros and cons to the issue. more...  0 Comments

Let's Bankroll

Clinton Fein / | We heard horror and glory, glamorized on TV We heard lies and excuses and we watched ABC Our cynicism stretched so taut, no sweet sentiment this season No action, nor reaction, no rhyme and no reason more...  0 Comments

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