Lee Bollinger | Columbia University has always been, and will always be, a place where students and faculty engage directly with important public issues. We are justifiably proud of the traditions here of intellectual inquiry and vigorous debate. The disruption on Wednesday night that resulted in the termination of an event organized by the Columbia College Republicans in Lerner Hall represents, in my judgment, one of the most serious breaches of academic faith that can occur in a university such as ours. more... 4 Comments
Bob | For Emil Dammling, a 72-year-old wheelchair user from West Haven , Connecticut , attending New York City sporting events are the biggest thrills of his life. He was thrilled to have tickets to Tuesday night's playoff game at Yankee Stadium and took MetroNorth all the way from New Haven to Manhattan's Grand Central Terminal, but that thrill would soon turn to dismay when he discovered that the elevator from the street to the mezzanine was out of service, an all to frequent occurrence according to disability advocates. more... 0 Comments
Gregory A. Butler | The Ironworkers Union has set up a segregated low-wage local for Mexican lathers in the south and west. This 21 state "local union", run by White officers, basically functions as a company union for low wage scab rebar contractors. more... 0 Comments
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P. Collins | "Why is Islam Under Attack?"
Sam | I went to the World Can't Wait protest and, I have to say, I needed that. A lot of young people involved, people fired up, and beautiful weather: who can complain? That said, I had a few thoughts which I thought I'd share for the few activists reading this. [Photos || World Can't Wait -- For What?] more... 28 Comments
Elliot D. Crooks and Comrade Gumby, breaking news taken from 'The Bwog' | As a large, vocal protest raged outside Roone Arledge Auditorium at Columbia University, Minuteman founder Jim Gilchrist was heckled and confronted onstage by students, prompting a fistfight between students and the Minutemen. According to an on-scene report, "there [were] at least two minutes of chaos between students, other students and the Minutemen." It seems Gilchrist was prevented from speaking. [Read Original Post and Comments]
Jed Brandt / WCW | The World Can't Wait has called for a national day of action on October 5th against the Bush administration and the war in Iraq. In New York City, students are walking out in the morning and people are gathering across the street from the United Nations as 12 noon. By 1:30 pm, a permitted march will go down 2nd Avenue to Union Square for an rally that begins at 4:00 pm. On Your Own Terms: Open Letter to Activists Regarding World Can't Wait || New York Protest Info || Complete listings of protests around New York State and the country. more... 0 Comments
By Bill Van Auken | Last May, in the wake of mass demonstrations that brought millions of immigrants to the streets in cities throughout the United States, New York’s Democratic Senator Hillary Clinton spoke with disdain for the Republican right’s proposals mandating a crackdown on foreign-born workers.
Jed Brandt | Tired of stewing in anger while "long war" and torture are normalized, working on campaigns that don't touch the highest powers and an activist culture where we tear each other down instead of pushing forward? Me too. That's why I'm getting involved in this fight and taking it to my neighbors, friends and the street on October 5. This is not a one-day fight. It's nobody's dog-and-pony show.
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edt, blhl, rtna | The borderlands Hacklab,Electronic Disturbance Theater and Rising Tide North America call for a virtual sit-in against the websites of the G8+5 and the Mexican government during the G8+5 meetings on October 3-4th, 2006 in Mexico.
Stephen Lendman | Palestinian Oppression Continues more... 0 Comments
Lauren | Critical Mass rode again last night. Here's photos from the ride. more... 6 Comments
Elliot Crooks, Swashbuckler | On Wednesday October 4th, Jim Gilchrist, founder of the rascist vigilante group the Minutemen, will be speaking at Columbia University's Lerner Hall (114th and Broadway) thanks to a lovely invitation from the campus Republicans. We're asking for people to come out and creatively resist the event. Previous Indypendent Coverage: |Armed Vigilantes ‘Patrol’ Mexican Border |How I Organized a May Day Shutdown |Immigrants Rising in Brooklyn |Latino Workers Face Tough Conditions in New Orleans Cleanup |250 Years of Backlash more... 15 Comments
antiwar | **please forward widely!** more... 3 Comments
Stephen Lendman | How the Wall St. Journal savages Hugo Chavez. more... 0 Comments
Animal Rights | The Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act is currently pending in Congress, and industry groups are doing their best to push it through quickly and with little public scrutiny, Patriot Act style, before Fall recess.
Maria Skouras | On September 17, 2006 at 10 a.m., New Yorkers and tourists anywhere along Fifth Avenue between 8th and 73rd Street encountered demonstrators embracing silence to honor those American soldiers who have perished in Iraq as part of a vigil named “Number the Dead” (hyperlink to http://www.numberthedead.com/). For one hour, participants held signs displaying the name, age, and hometown for each of the 2,683 U.S. soldiers who died in Iraq. more... 6 Comments
Bennett Baumer | Met Life advertises the market-rate apartments as “luxury” and charges thousands of dollars for them—not bad for a complex that many tenants referred to as “projects.” “Stuy Town set the mold for urban redevelopment. The government gave a huge gift to Met Life, condemning the land and turning it over to Met Life with large-scale displacement of poor people,” said tenant historian Roberta Gold. || Full Story more... 5 CommentsPage 49 | Page 47
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