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No Child's Behind Left

Marion Brady (posted by Hoipolloi Cassidy) | "Picking through the present pileup as it settles into place, questions for those now in charge arise." more...  0 Comments

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Detained by TSA at JFK

nycispes | The Venezuelan Mission to the UN is holding a press conference Sunday evening regarding the earlier detention and harassment of Venezuelan foreign minister Nicolas Maduro, after accompanying President Hugo Chavez during his visit to NYC for the conference at the United Nations. more...  11 Comments

Chancellor Klein Vilifies NYC Teachers as 'Undesirable.'

Peter L. Waldman | NYC public schools are fast becoming revolving doors of 3-year internships for ambitious, well-meaning kids, often from elite colleges, who are on their way to bigger and better things: law school, business school, medical school (The New York Times, 10/2/05). This de-professionalization/peace-corp-ing of the teaching profession in New York City is demeaning, a threat to New York City teaching professionals, and an aggressive attempt to turn back the clock on ninety years of New York City teacher activism. more...  7 Comments

Bush lauds melting of Arctic ice as victory in war on terrorism

Kenneth J. Theisen | A parody of the president more...  2 Comments

The Fall 2006 Issue of IndyKids is Out!

IndyKids | The Fall 2006 issue of IndyKids is out!

This issue includes articles on tomato pickers in Florida, war in the Middle East, Iran, funding for schools, MySpace, Little League baseball, puzzles and the new IndyKids mascot design contest. more...  0 Comments

Hugo Chavez: Welcome Here

Modern Pitung | I had the good fortune of being one of the folks in the audience at Cooper Union when Hugo Chavez came to speak. As the yellow corporate media here in New York City continue to lie and obfuscate about Chavez's appearances, all in the interest of fomenting yet another conflict, I felt compelled to write. more...  25 Comments

Cuban VP Council of State Speaks at Church in Harlem

Ula Kuras | The Church of Intercession in Harlem, which has a history of opposition to the blockade in Cuba, drew a large crowd of ticket-holders to an evening that included key note speaker Esteban Lazo Hernandez, Vice-President of the Council of State, Head of the Department of International Relations and Member of the Delegate Committee to Cuba’s National Assembly of Popular Power.

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Feet Forward: The Pitfalls of Protest in NYC

Erin Thompson | Although sixteen antiwar activists were arrested in a separate act of civil disobedience at noon in front of the UN on First Avenue and 44th St., the UFPJ march characterized an event that was a far cry from wholesale civil disobedience threatened earlier in the week. Officially permitted by the NYPD at the last minute, much of the march happened in the far left lane of traffic-clogged Midtown streets before ending in a rally behind barricades at Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza. more...  0 Comments

NYC Area Activist Gets 3 Years in Prison for Peaceful Protests

Bombs and Shields | Andy Stepanian and Darius Fulmer of the "SHAC 7" were sentenced to three and one years in prison for their participation in the campaign to end cruel animal experimentation by the Huntington Life Sciences (HLS) corporation. more...  4 Comments

Where the Terrorists Come From

D. Burbeck | Let's be careful about calling people
terrorists, but the people who are
strapping on bombs and walking into
a situation where they can murder
several dozen civilians can, I believe,
be considered terrorists and not
military personnel. more...  0 Comments

Photos: Civil Disobedience at the United Nations

Stanley W. Rogouski | The Bush Crimes Commission Led Civil Disobedience at the United Nations. more...  14 Comments

Resistance Escalatates: 16 Arrested at U.N Today - Non Violent Civil Disobedience

World Can't Wait | 16 courageous anti-Bush activists are now (3:15PM) being held by the NYPD at
Metro North jail on 54th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues. IF YOU CAN,
PLEASE GO THERE IMMEDIATELY TO OFFER YOUR SUPPORT AND DEMAND THEY BE
RELEASED. And spread the word and this press release!



Tuesday - September 19, 2006, 3PM

16 ARRESTED FOR ATTEMPTING TO SERVE BUSH COMMISSION VERDICT ON BUSH AT U.N.
"YOU ARE GUILTY OF WAR CRIMES."

Press Contact: Larry Everest at 718-825-9119

Shortly after noon, right as Bush stepped to the podium to deliver his
speech at the U.N. General Assembly, a line of 13 anti-Bush activists
stretched across 44th Street at 1st Avenue chanting "Arrest Bush," "Bush is
a War Criminal", "Bush Step Down." Within minutes 16 were arrested in front
dozens of press crews.

The civil disobedience action was organized by the Bush Crimes Commission
(www.bushcommission.org) and World Can't Wait-Drive Out the Bush Regime
(www.worldcantwait.org). Protesters included a former State Dept. official,
a priest, military families, Iraq veterans, students, humanists, and others.
They were attempting to serve Bush with the Bush Crimes Commission's Verdict
of GUILTY of war crimes and crimes against humanity. Several protestors
were assaulted by the police and are still in jail. They stated:

"We have come to the United Nations today to engage in non-violent civil
disobedience. We demand the war on Iraq end immediately. We oppose any
attack on Iran. We declare to the world that President George W. Bush has
been found guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity. He does not
speak for us.

"These crimes must come to a halt. As the Not In Our Name Statement of
Conscience (Jan. 2005) said: 'It is our responsibility to stop the Bush
regime from carrying out this disastrous course. We believe history will
judge us sharply should we fail to act
decisively.'"

Arrestees included:
* Ann Wright. one of three State Department officials to publicly resign in
protest of the Iraq war
* Elaine Brower, mother of U.S. Marine stationed in Fallujah and a
spokesperson for World Can't Wait-Drive Out the Bush Regime
(www.worldcantwait.org)
* Fr. Luis Barrios of St. Mary's Episcopal Church
* C. Clark Kissinger, convener of the International Commission of Inquiry on
Crimes Against Humanity Committed by the Bush Administration
(www.bushcommission.org)
* Beth Lamont, the American Humanist Association's UN representative

Their action follows the delivery to the White House on September 13 of the
Verdict from the Bush Crimes Commission. The Commission found the Bush
administration guilty of crimes against humanity on five counts. A few days
later, Bob Herbert wrote:
"One of the biggest concerns of the administration is the possibility of
evidence emerging that could lead to charges of war crimes against
high-ranking officials." (NYT, 9/18)

Many of the CD participants are calling national protests across the country
on October 5, which will be the subject of a full-page ad sponsored by World
Can't Wait in Wednesday's USA Today. more...  0 Comments

AJLPP-USA Mobilize for the Martial Law Commemoration and International Global Days of Action

Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP)-USA | he Alliance for Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (AJLPP)-USA in solidarity with the people of the Philippines in their militant protest against political killings, call to resume peace negotiations and in commemoration of the 34th year of the declaration of martial rule in the Philippines launches different types of activities from September 21-23 in four major cities in the United States. AJLPP also invite the public especially those survivors or people who witnessed and experienced martial law and are against political killings in the Philippines to come and join this commemorative events. more...  0 Comments

Save Darfur Rally

Liana Grey | Over 20,000 people rallied on Sunday for an end to the genocide. According to Save Darfur, over 400,000 civillians have been killed by the Sudanese government and its Janjaweed militia: "with much international pressure, the Darfur Peace Agreement was brokered in May 2006 between the government of Sudan and one faction of Darfur rebels. However, deadlines have been ignored and the violence has escalated." more...  9 Comments

Why We Protested Newt Gingrich at the New School + photos + video

J. Dewey, The Old School for Social Research | "Let the Poor Represent Themselves" was chalked on the ground outside Newt Gingrich's talk Sept 13th. What happened? Here's an analysis by some New School students of what went down and why.

See also: Newt Gingrich Talks to the New School About Poverty more...  3 Comments

Decline of the American Empire

CHUCKMAN | BIG CHANGES ARE UNDERWAY, AND AMERICANS ARE THE LEAST READY more...  0 Comments

African American Day Parade

Kazembe Balagun | Over 10,000 people attended yesterday's African American Day Parade in Harlem For over 30 years, the parade has been a convergence of Black pride, power and beauty. The Free Mumia Coalition/Jericho Movement, along with the New Black Panther Party received a ovation from the crowd. more...  3 Comments

Newt Gingrich Talks to the New School About Poverty

... | Newt Gingrich!

See also: Why We Protested Newt Gingrich at the New School + photos + video: A description and critical reflection of the Newt Gringich protest and speech on Sept 13th, 2006 more...  3 Comments

IMPERIALISM 101 - The U.S. Addiction to Oil, War and Mayhem - Part I

Stephen Lendman | THE US HISTORICAL PURSUIT OF GLOBAL DOMINANCE more...  0 Comments

More information about the BuSh incursion into NYC

FYI | - more...  0 Comments

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