LeftyHenry | Bring family, friends, fellow students, workers, and community members in celebration of international worker's day, and in protest against crackdowns, deportations, and attacks on honest hardworking immigrants who have come here fleeing NAFTA, CAFTA and other free trade treaties and are just looking for a better life more... 5 Comments
NewStandard | We regret to announce that, after nearly 3 and a half years online, we will discontinue publication of The NewStandard this Friday. more... 1 Comments
Jonathan Shockley | Profits or survival?
Suzanne B. Pekow | For a growing number of senior citizens, gambling addiction is a problem that is often financially and emotionally crippling, yet it is one that few health care providers are trained to screen and diagnose.
J. Alexander Nixon, The New York Megaphone | While he was mayor, Rudy Giuliani implemented his “quality of life campaign” which presumably was meant to make NYC a prettier, happier place to live. He tried to cut down on things like graffiti and jumping the subway turnstile. Because the cabaret laws were already on the books (but hadn’t been enforced in years), Giuliani simply beefed up enforcement. As a result, “Guiliani Time” caused a lot of bars and clubs to be fined or closed down. By 2002, of the 4,811 city venues with liquor licenses, only 276 were licensed cabarets where people were allowed to dance. more... 0 Comments
Angel Thompson-Georges, The New York Megaphon | The paper industry has a deservedly bad reputation when it comes to ecological impact; few manufacturing industries can say otherwise. Years of irresponsible environmental practices will plague future generations, but from the inside I am watching an industry taking responsibility for its history and actions. Perhaps driven by the connection between raw materials and ecological impact, or maybe because of the tradition of nepotism that remains, the paper industry is making changes to ensure a more sound environmental future.
Time's up! | This spring, Rising Tide will bring the global struggle for climate justice to the belly of the beast, connecting the dots between the overarching crisis of climate change and the grassroots struggles of communities resisting the fossil fuel industry’s assault on their land and culture. Through partnering with local environmental and climate justice organizations in each region, we seek to amplify the voices of those most affected by climate change and the fossil fuel industry, boosting support for these revolutions on the local level and creating a culture of solidarity across lines of race, class and gender. more... 1 Comments
Coordinator | This historic conference will unite unions, worker centers, international labor groups, journalists, scholars and media ativists for the first time to network and develop media strategies to support the emerging global workers' movement. more... 0 Comments
IMCista | On Wednesday, May 2 at 6:30 pm at Cooper Union, hear inspiring readings and vocal performances by:
CHUCKMAN | NEITHER ECONOMICS NOR ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS SUPPORT THIS SCAM more... 0 Comments
Gideon Oliver | From the Memorandum and Order: "This case is one of many cases arising from the arrests of approximately 1,800 people during the Republican National Convention (the “RNC”) in New York City in the summer of 2004. Throughout the litigation, the City of New York and the individual defendants (collectively, the “City”) have withheld or redacted a number of documents requested by the plaintiffs on the basis of various privileges. On March 14, 2007, I granted in part and denied in part the plaintiffs’ motion to compel production of documents that the City claimed were subject to the self-critical analysis privilege, the attorney-client privilege, and the deliberative process privilege. MacNamara v. City of New York, No. 04 Civ. 9216, 2007 WL 755401 (S.D.N.Y. March 14, 2007). The plaintiffs now seek an order compelling the City to produce in unredacted form additional documents that the City has withheld on the basis of the deliberative process privilege and the law enforcement privilege. In addition, the plaintiffs seek an order reopening depositions at which the City instructed witnesses not to answer questions regarding the presence of undercover or plainclothes officers at demonstrations. For the reasons set forth below, the plaintiffs’ motion is granted in part and denied in part."
Justice For Conn Selmer Workers | For over one year 230 UAW Local 364 strikers have been forced out at Conn Selmer's in Elkhart, Indiana. Conn Selmer's is owned by Steinway Musical instruments and this May Day in New York there will be a solidarity picket in support of the Elkhart, Indiana strikers. There will also be a delegation of striking workers on the picket line more... 0 Comments
stormaker | On Monday April 23rd the NY City Council is preparing to override the Mayor’s veto of its terrible pedicab bill. This bill would ban the bikes from bike lanes and bridges, give the NYPD the right to ban them from any streets anytime, ban tiny electric-assist motors, require six times as much insurance as a yellow cab and permit only enough of these fine conveyances to serve the most profitable locations, like Times Square.
Liana Grey | On Friday, April 20th, over 1,000 student activists gathered for Get on the Bus, an annual protest hosted by Amnesty International. A panel of speakers went over this year’s issues (China’s role in the Darfur genocide, the Bhopal chemical plant explosion, human rights abuses in the War on Terror, and Guatemala’s Civil War), before the crowd headed over to JP Morgan and the Chinese and Gautemalan missions to the UN. more... 0 Comments
Edwize | On Thursday, April 19 an agreement was reached between New York City, the Department of Education and member organizations of the Coalition to Put The Public Back In Public Education – the UFT, ACORN, the Coalition for Educational Justice, the New York Immigration Coalition, the Working Families Party, and the Urban Youth Collaborative. Other groups, [...] more... 0 Comments
StayFree! | Slate has a nice column about Donald Shoup's pathbreaking book The High Cost of Free Parking, called Why Parking Your Car Is More Environmentally Destructive Than Driving It . . more... 0 Comments
leijia | at today's queer-solidarity-parade-without-a-permit action, there was a ton of press and three arrests. not going to mess with details of what happened, but they are at the first precinct and will be there overnight. jail solidarity ongoing. charges we know so far are resisting arrest and obstructing governmental administration. more... 17 Comments
International Solidarity Movement | Rare case of 96 hour detention of international, possible trial on
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