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Bush Seen with Satan in Seattle

Kenn | President Bush made a brief but busy stop to the Seattle area Friday June 16th, 2006, greeting party leaders and recently disclosed – Satan - before zooming past a group of protesters and finally speaking to a crowd of well-heeled donors with tales about life in the Oval Office. more...  2 Comments

Beneath the Whited Sepulcher: A Review of My Name is Rachel Corrie

Stanley W. Rogouski | Bringing the play to New York City would present difficulties not encountered in London. Last April, James Nicola decided to stage the play at the New York Theater Workshop, apparently without having familiarized himself with the explosive nature of the subject matter. He backed down at the first sign of trouble and cancelled the production. At this point, the liberal and progressive community in New York City and in the country as a whole, who had been strangely silent about Corrie’s death two years earlier, decided to take notice and a grassroots movement began staging the parts of the play in town squares and on college campuses across the country. It culminated in a massive rally at Riverside Cathedral presided over by Amy Goodman and what seemed to be the collective presence of New York City’s radical left. Finally, in October, Rickman and Katherine Viner were able to stage My Name is Rachel Corrie at the tiny Minetta Lane Theater in the West Village, and Rachel Corrie’s ghostly presence rises from the grave and speaks. more...  4 Comments

The Bronx is Burning (Under the Microscope)

Modern Pitung | The borough I call home, the Bronx: How my mention of its name used to strike a mysterious sort of terror in the heart of the white man. A recent New York Times article suggests that the sense of terror at the dread phrase "The Bronx" has subsided. Only now I am the one having the sense of terror. more...  7 Comments

Stewart Supporters Rally on Eve of Sentencing

David Ferris | One day before Lynne Stewart is scheduled to be sentenced for providing “material support” to terrorists, several hundred supporters, family members, and colleagues of the radical activist lawyer rallied at Riverside Church Sunday evening in a spirited demonstration of solidarity and support. Standing before a banner reading, “We love you Lynne, and everything you stand for,” they celebrated Stewart’s dedication to human rights and urged leniency and mercy in the judge’s decision, which they hoped would result in a non-custodial sentence.
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"Empowering women is the best antidote to extremism anywhere. Women don't go off to drink away their money at the bar or go to cockfights."

eld.j | This year’s Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to ‘the banker of the poor,’ a man whose visionary idea about empowering poor women by making them economically independent has helped tens of millions of people and created a micro-loan system now copied by over one hundred countries, not all of them poor . Muhammad Yunus, a Bangladeshi professor of economics, speaks with the passion of a prophet and has fervently believed in his idea since the mid 1970s, ignoring skepticism and the angry and often violent reaction of his own chauvinistic Moslem society. I interviewed Muhammad Yunus in 1999 and traveled around Bangladesh to visit the beneficiaries of his idea……
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Experimental Weapons in Palestine?

STOP | This report has been triggered by the warning launched in mid-july by some doctors of Gaza hospitals, who, for the first time, have treated inexplicable wounds more...  0 Comments

Why Hipsters Aren't All That Hip

Forrest Perry | Over the past decade, I have gone from being politically unconscious to leaning left. During that period of transition, I was cool. Put differently, I was something of a hipster. Not quintessentially so, but I certainly did, and to some extent still do, have some hipster credentials... more...  3 Comments

Response to US Rep Charlie Rangel's comments on President Chavez

Stephen J. | My letter to US Rep Charlie Rangel (D-NY-15) regarding his attack on President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela from a progressive citizen who lives in his district. more...  3 Comments

Mis reflexiones

Graciela | Carta que expresa las impresiones de una maestra cubana por la cruel e inhumana acción de que fue víctima un niño cubano en un concurso internacional sobre el medio ambiente desarrollado en Argel. more...  0 Comments

Thom Hartmann's New Book: SCREWED, The Undeclared War Against the Middle Class

Stephen Lendman | HOW DEMOCRACY AND THE MIDDLE CLASS ARE BEING DESTROYED more...  1 Comments

North Korea's Bomb

CHUCKMAN | AMERICA'S UNWILLINGNESS TO TALK more...  0 Comments

Fascism and the power of Indymedia

Bronterre O'Brien | The international anti-fascist magazine Searchlight last August published an article exposing Irish fascist, Gerry McGeough, and his magazine the Hibernian. On August 24, Indymedia New York, republished the article. Indymedia Ireland also published extracts. The articles have now provoked an irrational rant from McGeough. His attempted rebuttal give further proof of the original articles basis theme-the fascism of McGeough and of his magazine the Hibernian. more...  1 Comments

Book Talk-- Activism, Inc.: How the Outsourcing of Grassroots Campaigns Is Strangling Progressive Politics in America

labyrinth | This book offers a chilling review of the consequences of political outsourcing. Connecting local people on the streets throughout America to the national organizations and political campaigns that make up progressive politics, it shows what happens to the passionate young activists outsourced to the clients of Activism, Inc. more...  0 Comments

Guerilla Art at Columbia: Minuteman Debate Continues

Elliot Dee C. | Debate and actions at Columbia University continue, as new discourses have opened up about free speech, the role of campus organizing, and the role of the student in general. Many lines are (unfortunately? fortunately?) being drawn, between those that support the actions, and those that feel civil disobedience is out of line, as well as those who feel homeowork is more important than anything else. [Univision Video || WCW Statement || 'Minuteman drector-- what a jackass'] more...  5 Comments

Ridgewood Peace Protest Begins on October 14

Adam | Day after day news stories come out about more horrible things that are happening in Iraq. Every day there are more dead soldiers, more car bombs, more shootings and more cases of torture and humiliation. Why then, is it that the mainstream anti-war movement is only visible every 6 months or so to have a big march? If this war is going to end any time soon, there needs to be a well organized anti-war movement that is constantly visible. Democrats, greens, libertarians, socialists, anarchists and independents rarely agree on everything, but the one thing that they do all agree on is that it is time to stop the war. It is time to put aside our differences and unite for our common goal. more...  3 Comments

Help Infoshop publish the Black Bloc PapersI

Infoshop | Infoshop.org and the Alternative Media Project are excited about the first book being published this month by our new imprint, Breaking Glass Press. We are publishing the revised edition of the Black Bloc Papers, which has been edited and compiled by David Van Deusen & Xavier Massot. more...  1 Comments

Indigenous Teachers Defend ´A Just Cause´

John Gibler | OAXACA CITY - Every night streets here become battlefields in waiting. But behind the commandeered city buses, burned trucks, and coils of barbed wire, a group of atypical urban rebels stands guard. ||A Long Weekend in Oaxaca Ends Without Military Intervention ||Student March, Climate & Oaxaca in Mexico ||We Walk Slowly: Other Campaign Update ||Oaxaca on the Brink: Popular Rebellion Spreads in Southern Mexico ||Marcha por la dignidad de los pueblos de Oaxaca ||Oaxaca une a los mexicanos contra la represión more...  3 Comments

Christian Political Leadership, Hypocrisy, Duplicity, and Purposeful Evil

Seven Star Hand | If Christian leaders are going to go around attacking others for not living up to their professed values, it's a damn good idea to be truthful and actually walk the walk. Logs and motes in the eye, camels through the eye of a needle, glass houses, kettles and pots, and what goes around comes around, et al. Karma's a bitch when She finally decides enough is enough! This wouldn't have been so bad on Republicans if they hadn't been such arrogant hypocrites in order to corner the so-called values voters! more...  0 Comments

Police Go Nuts: Six Arrested after Anti-Minutemen Demo at Mexican Consulate

onto | About 6 anarchist and sds folks were arrested today at the anti-minutemen demo at the consulate. One of them is being charged with spitting on the floor, and the other five are charged with 1 misdemeanor count of inciting a riot and 2 misdemeanor counts of disorderly conduct. They were at the 13th precinct at 21st st between 2nd and 3rd, but they're being moved to the tombs at 100 centre st i believe. There are gonna be folks outside the criminal courts there from now till morning, i presume, waiting until they get out. If anyone wants to get out there and show support, go for it. There are NLG people and mds and sds and nymaa and others working on getting bail, figuring out the next step.

Update:Statement from an Anti-Minutemen Arrestee

URGENT APPEAL! Anti-Minutemen Protesters Still In Jail, Still Need Solidarity

Photos | 6 arrested | Tell the whole story more...  13 Comments

THE WORLD CAN'T WAIT! Syracuse, Albany, New Haven

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