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May 1st Rally 2007 at Union Square: "No Human is Illegal."

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 News to Shut its Doors

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

NYT Downplaying cell phone theory of bee extinction

Jonathan Shockley | Profits or survival?
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Senior Gambling Addiction

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.

I recently visited an Atlantic City casino to talk with some older New Jersey residents about the role gambling plays in their lives. I also spoke with Keith Whyte, executive director of the National Council on Problem Gambling, and Dr. Christine Fernandez, PhD., Project Manager of the Gambling Disorders Clinic at Columbia University Medical Center.
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Dancing With Myself

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

The Paper Industry Greens Up Its Act

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.
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Rising Tide Road Show comes to NYC

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

Labor's Voices 3, April 26-28, 2007 - CUNY Graduate Center

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

Voices of a People's History of the United States

IMCista | On Wednesday, May 2 at 6:30 pm at Cooper Union, hear inspiring readings and vocal performances by:

Allison Moorer, Steve Earle, Ally Sheedy, Brian Jones, Danny Glover, Deepa Fernandes, Erin Cherry, Harris Yulin, Kathleen Chalfant, Kerry Washington, Opal Alladin, Staceyann Chin and Stanley Tucci.
The public performances of Voices are inspiring, challenging reminders of our rich history of protest and its relevance for today. more...  0 Comments

Politicians making fools of us all: The Ethanol Scam


April 20, 2007 Decision in RNC Putative Class Action Re: Privilege Assertions

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."

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NYC 2007 May Day Solidarity Picket At Steinway Hall

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

City Council Speaker Quinn vs the Environment

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.
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Amnesty International’s Get on the Bus Protest

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

Coalition Agreement With New York City, DOE

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

The High Cost of Free Parking

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

Three Arrests at Today's 'Parade Without a Permit'

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

Israeli detention of Puerto Rican activist Tito Kayak continues after protest

International Solidarity Movement | Rare case of 96 hour detention of international, possible trial on
Sunday: Tito's action was part of the weekly Friday demonstrations against Israel's Apartheid Wall in the village of Bil'in, which has stolen 60% of the land from the village. Yesterday's demonstration came after the Second Annual Bil'in International Conference on Non-violence. more...  2 Comments

Melting Ice: A Report From Alaska (IndyKids)

Katy Parrish | Go to 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!

for the Teacher's Guide that accompanies the new issue. more...  0 Comments

Major Leagues Go Global (IndyKids)

Chris Anderson | Go to 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!

for the Teacher's Guide that accompanies the new issue. more...  0 Comments

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