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Peoples Organization for Progress MLK Commemoration: Photos

Stanley W. Rogouski | About 300 people marched in downtown Newark to commemorate Martin Luther King the weekend after the 39th anniversary of his assassination. more...  4 Comments

CALL THAT HUMILIATION?

Terry Jones | No hoods. No electric shocks. No beatings. These Iranians clearly are a very uncivilised bunch

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Mumia's Oral Arguments set for May 17

Hans Bennett | On May 17, the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in the case of internationally renowned black death-row journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal. The court will consider four different issues that it has already certified for appeal. It will then decide to either grant a new trial, affirm the life sentence, or re-instate the death sentence. more...  0 Comments

Humanism, the West’s Last Great Utopia

Jorge Majfud | This is the root of the modern and postmodern conflict. Both The End of History and The Clash of Civilizations attempt to cover up what we understand to be the true problem: there is no dichotomy between East and West, between us and them, only between the radicalization of humanism (in its historical sense) and the conservative reaction that still holds world power, although in retreat – and thus its violence. more...  1 Comments

A Sea of People to Show How Climate Change Will Alter New York City

Sung Bin Park | The Sea Of People project combines the dynamics of a mass rally with the expressive power of an interactive artistic installation. Following a 12 Noon Rally in Battery Park on Saturday, April 14, 2007, thousands of participants, dressed in blue, will stretch north in two columns along the projected eastern and western 10-foot waterlines that may one day redefine lower Manhattan under the ten-foot sea level rise scenario. more...  2 Comments

Ike was right

Digery Cohen | He said that “In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the militaryindustrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.” more...  0 Comments

Naomi Klein Speaks at NYC Ethical Culture Society: full transcript

DOGSPOT | Naomi Klein recently appeared in New York for the launch of Jeremy Scahill's book on Blackwater and delivered a short speech at the the Ethical Culture Society. The transcript below is courtesy of Democracy Now!. more...  0 Comments

Nueva Esperanza Garden (E110th St @ Fifth Ave) Under Attack! Come if you can NOW

Time's Up! | HELP NEEDED, gardeners are now risking arrests by locking themselves in the garden and have now climb trees more...  2 Comments

Ramapo High School Walkout in Support of Teachers

Adam | Students from Ramapo High School in Franklin Lakes, NJ are going to walk out of classes on Monday in support of the teachers in their on-going dispute with the Board of Education. The teachers in the Ramapo-Indian Hills district have been working all year without a contract. more...  1 Comments

Domestic Workers Group Demands Full Investigation of Filipina's Death

Kabalikat Domestic Workers Support-- NY/NJ | The Filipina domestic workers support network known as KABALIKAT, an organizing project of the Philippine Forum, convened over 75 domestic workers and concerned community members for a forum last Sunday, April 1, demanding a full investigation behind the mysterious death of Felisa "Fely" Garcia, 58, a Filipina domestic caregiver found dead by an alleged suicide in her bedroom last March 14 in the Bronx. more...  0 Comments

IWW Hits Giant Big Apple with Daily Pickets

Stephanie Blight | Members from the NYC IWW put up daily picket lines this past week in front of Giant Big Apple Beer Ltd in Woodside, Queens. People were out there every day from Monday through Saturday. The pickets were held in response to the vandalism of union workers’ cars. The goal of the pickets was to hurt the company by preventing trucks from making deliveries to the company. more...  1 Comments

Random Thoughts on the Fight Against the Iraq War

MARKIN | NOT ONE PENNY, NOT ONE SOLDIER FOR THESE WARS more...  0 Comments

NYC Critical Mass: Victorious Despite Heavy NYPD Bullying

roger m | The 3-30-07 NYC Critical Mass miraculously managed to proceed in varying degrees despite heavy police attack and bullying. To my knowledge, there were 3 arrests and many bogus tickets. No one I spoke with was charged with violation of the new "parading regulation." The heavy handed NYPD actions amounted to blatant intimidation, harassment and continuing violation of NYer's rights in the campaign to shut down the free spirited Critical Mass. more...  3 Comments

South Bronx Students Fight City Hall

antrim | About sixty students from the Community Social Justice School and supporters held a press conference yesterday on the steps of the Tweed Courthouse, where the Department of Education is located, to speak out against intrusive and unfair behavior of NYPD officers as well as additional security officals who conduct security in the school.

The New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) were present at the school last week to monitor the metal dectection security process applied to students following concern expressed by an after school program coordinator, Karim Lopez, who was fired when the school found out he called the NYCLU.

Currently, students are waiting the decision of the Chancellor, who will rule on the issue. more...  2 Comments

NYC Concedes Defeat and Drops Major Lawsuit Against Time's Up!

Times Up! | The City of New York quietly dropped a major lawsuit against TIME'S UP! after two years of legal browbeating at taxpayers' expense. In the lawsuit, filed March 22, 2005, the City claimed that cyclists riding together in a group are required to apply for a parade permit. The lawsuit against TIME'S UP! and four of its volunteers sought to inhibit their right to free speech and to freely assemble in public space.



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NYC Immigrants in the Zapatista's Other Campaign

J.S. | VIDEO SCREENING: DIALOGUE WITH THE ZAPATISTAS

THURSDAY, April 5th, 8:00 PM
The New School
65 Fifth Avenue, RM 205 btw. 13th and 14th St. more...  1 Comments

"Operation America Rising" will be the largest support the troops rally in history

YouTube Politics . Org | "Operation America Rising" will be the largest support the troops rally in history. On 07-07-07 more...  11 Comments

NYPD Repression in South Bronx High School

Harry Bubbins | An afterschool program coordinator at a South Bronx high school who invited the New York Civil Liberties Union to observe the NYPD’s random scanning procedures, was forcibly detained by NYPD School Safety Agents, held for questioning, and then later banned from the school building indefinitely by the Department of Education last Wednesday, March 21st. On the same morning, students from CSSJ who refused to walk through the random scanners, were intimidated and threatened into complying with the scanning procedures. more...  11 Comments

"People's Rally for Peace and Justice" in Newark, NJ

Erik-Anders Nilsson | Held by the “Peace and Justice Coalition”, a group of over 124 endorsing peace and justice organizations, and led mainly by The People’s Organization For Progress” (a Newark based peace and justice group whose Chairman is Mr. Larry Hamm), the Essex County College hosted event in Newark, NJ was attended by more than 600 activists.

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Protesters Occupying Staten Island Congressman's Office

Tommy M | Peace Action Staten Island and friends (including Movement for a Democratic Society and World Can't Wait) are inside the office of Congressman Vito Fossella. more...  4 Comments

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