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Malaria Drug Has Potential to Help Kids (IndyKids)

Mallory Jensen | Go to  http://www.indykids.net/ to download the paper, find out how to get copies and to subscribe.

The new issue includes articles about immigrant families in detention, Armenian history and culture, prisoners set free thanks to DNA evidence, kids’ opinions on military recruiters in schools, a special feature on journalism, plus sports, letters and more!

Visit:
 http://www.indykids.net/teachers/index.html
for the Teacher's Guide that accompanies the new issue. more...  0 Comments

Battery floods with "Sea of People"

Gillian M. Kalson | Sea Monster activists formed a blue-clad mass in Battery Park this past Saturday in support of new legislation demanding an 80 percent reduction in greenhouse gases by 2050. more...  2 Comments

Rally Against Columbia University Expansion Plan on Wednesday, April 18

columbiawatch | Community residents and Columbia University students will be protesting against the Columbia University Administration's latest plan to grab more West Harlem land for its own use, despite the opposition of local community activists to Columbia's latest plan for institutional expansion (as indicated by the following press release) more...  1 Comments

Protests at IMF/World Bank Spring Meetings – a Prelude to October

Mobilization for Global Justice | From April 13-15, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank met in Washington DC. Once again, the Mobilization for Global Justice (MGJ) and allied groups organized protests to highlight the profound injustice that these institutions visit upon the world. This time, however, the April protests wren merely a prelude to bigger, more exciting things happening in the fall. more...  3 Comments

Parade Without A Permit

RHA | An Un-permitted Parade to Call Out Chiristine Quinn and Defend Free Assembly more...  4 Comments

Westchester County, NY Wholesaler Calls for Boycott of Coca-Cola

Jason Gooljar | Yesterday, I was walking home from White Plains, NY when on Central Avenue I saw something rather interesting. A local beverage wholesaler by the name of the Leewood Beverage Center had signs in their windows that read “Boycott Coke for Unfair Trade Practices”. more...  1 Comments

Billionaires for Coal Personally Thank Manhattan Banks

jessica lee, The Indypendent | Brushing aside global warming as "a liberal myth," a handful of “wealthy elite” visit the "Wall Street Seven" coal-burning power plant investors more...  4 Comments

Protest Grows over Blackwater U.S.A Training Camp

Tony Perry | Founded in 1997, the North Carolina-based Blackwater USA specializes in training private security guards and law enforcement personnel at its facilities in Moyock, N.C., about 220 miles south of Washington, D.C., and Mount Carroll in northwestern Illinois. Potrero would be its first facility in the West. more...  1 Comments

The Rising Sea of Action: Creative New Yorkers Turn Up the Political Heat

Jessica Lee | Joining more than 1,100 actions in all 50 states for the Step It Up! Campaign on the National Day Against Climate Change, New York City organizers hope that this dramatic action will help convince Congress to cut global warming – causing pollution by 80 percent by 2050.

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American Author, Satirist, and Social Critic Kurt Vonnegut Dead at 84

IMCista | American author, and satirist Kurt Vonnegut has died. He was 84.

Most famous for his great anti-war novel Slaughterhouse Five, Vonnegut authored 14 other novels, mainy of them works of social criticism. Vonnegut was a harsh critic of war, American imperialism, scientific expertise, and the general miserable behavior of most human beings. He was a member of the American Civil Liberties Union, and the American Humanist Association, which promotes individual freedom, rational thought and scientific skepticism, made him its honorary president. He was a merciless critic of George W. Bush and the current American government.

Vonnegut was a native Hoosier who spent most of his life in New York State.

What follows is an excerpt from Vonnegut's novel Breakfast of Champions. Add some of your own favorite Vonnegut quotes in the comments below. more...  9 Comments

Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) Organizer Beaten to Death in Mexico

madhatter | FLOC Organizer Beaten to Death in Mexico
by James Parks, Apr 10, 2007

 http://blog.aflcio.org/2007/04/10/floc-organizer-beaten-to-death-in-mexico/

Santiago Rafael Cruz, an organizer for the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC), was found bound and beaten to death this morning in the group's Monterrey, Mexico, office. more...  0 Comments

Why the recent Climate Report was so Harsh

Don Beck | Here is a collection of reports about the scientific studies being conducted around the world from just the past few months. These are the reports that went into the IPCC's data bank and where from they came to their latest estimates and projections. The first few have been published after the Feb. 2 IPCC release.

The majority of them are from foriegn news agencies and were never published in the US media. Our corporate media wants you to know
every detail of a woman who decides to fly to Vegas rather than get married. They don't care if you are aware of the facts regarding our changing climate.

Please send this to eveywhere you can.
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Down Under Veil

Marianna Leishman | Cronulla Beach, in Southern Sydney, wasn’t so tranquil in December 2005 when thousands of Anglo-Australians went on an anti-Muslim rampage, resulting in an unprecedented beach lockdown. A crowd of 5,000, organized by word of mouth and text messages, reportedly chanted slogans such as “wog-free zone,” “ethnic cleansing unit,” and “Lebs go home,” in reference to the estimated 250,000 Australians of Lebanese descent. more...  0 Comments

NY tattoo artist monica Henk in hit and run accident/in coma

mourner | Monica is essentially brain dead. Her entire family has signed documents to turn off life support, they are waiting for the hospital to process the request. All efforts are being focused on finding the hit and run driver.
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NYC Anarchist Book Fair this weekend

poster | So here it is. The confirmed details of the '07 NYC anarchist book
fair. It was a long time coming but it is finaly done!! This is going
to be a very exciting event and hope everyone will come on down!

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Sisters in Strength Strikes Back: Our Struggle with Street Harassment

Jazmine Lincoln | “Hey ma, your bootie looks nice.” If she keeps walking, the response that inevitably follows from his mouth ranges from “You can’t take a compliment?” to a derogatory name calling. Girls and women face this public harassment from boys and men every single day. more...  1 Comments

High Spy

Paul Werner | A new video work at the Metropolitan Museum in New York makes surveillance into art - and we all love art, don't we? more...  0 Comments

Report from Ramapo High School Walk Out

Adam | Overall, it was a very successful protest with about 100-150 students walking out of class and defying the administration to voice their support for the teachers. more...  1 Comments

Minuteman Elicits Jeers and Rage at NYU

antrim caskey | Chris Simcox, co-founder of vigilante group, the Minutemen, drew a large group of protesters outside the Kimmel Building at NYU, Monday, April 9, 2007.

See also: RESOLVED: MINUTEKLAN WILL NEVER BE WELCOME IN NYC more...  7 Comments

Foreclosures Hit Brooklyn Hard

DMI Blog |

This estimate comes from a new report released by Senator Chuck Schumer, and appeared in the Brooklyn Courier-Life yesterday.

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