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.
Daily Gotham | At least judging by the recent photograph of a special "local blogger" event hosted by Bill Clinton.
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
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
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 | 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
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.
By Sara Cantrell (NYC)- Afghan Wire News | "America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense, it is the other way around.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
nyc imc print | THE INDYPENDENT Special Sept. 11 edition more... 0 Comments
David Arthur Walters | Paul Goodman rightly noted that corporations don't have to say they're sorry. more... 0 Comments
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.
Clinton Fein / Annoy.com | 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 CommentsPage 47 | Page 45
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