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The peace movement must confront Israel/Zionism

James Petras | "Despite the massive and sustained pro-war activity of the leading Zionist organizations inside and outside of the government and despite the absence of any overt or covert pro-war campaign by ‘Big Oil’, the leaders of the US peace movement have refused to attack the pro-Israel war lobby and continue to mouth unfounded clichés about the role of ‘Big Oil’ in the Middle East conflicts." more...  1 Comments

Chilean, Bronx Activist Victor Toro Detained By Homeland Security

Syracuse @ | Well known Chilean political activist, Bronx immigrant rights activist, former political prisoner of the Pinochet regime, and life long freedom fighter Victor Toro has been detained by Homeland Security more...  5 Comments

Lesbians sentenced for self-defense: All-white jury convicts Black women

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Lesbians sentenced for self-defense
All-white jury convicts Black women

By Imani Henry
New York
Published Jun 21, 2007 2:58 AM

On June 14, four African-American women—Venice Brown (19), Terrain Dandridge (20), Patreese Johnson (20) and Renata Hill (24)—received sentences ranging from three-and-a-half to 11 years in prison. None of them had previous criminal records. Two of them are parents of small children. more...  20 Comments

Rally Against Racist Policing with SCARP!

NYC ABC Reposting Service | Join the Student Coaliton Against Racial Profiling (SCARP)
Monday July 9th at 4:00pm
Gather with us for a legal rally in front of the 83rd Precinct
480 Knickerbocker Ave @Bleeker St.
Bushwick, Brooklyn
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Message of the Cuban Five to the USSF

posted by F Espinoza | Gerardo Hernández sent a message on behalf of the Cuban Five to the participants and organizers of the Atlanta Social Forum... more...  1 Comments

McGowan's Motion Denied; Goes to Prison on July 2nd

Friends of Daniel McGowan | Daniel's motion to stay out on bond until the Bureau of Prison designates him to a permanent facility was denied today by Judge Aiken. He will be self-reporting to federal prison Monday, July 2nd. We hope he will be able to report to the Metropolitan Detention Complex (MDC) in Brooklyn. In the government's brief opposing Daniel's motion, the prosecutors cited Daniel's interview with Amy Goodman on Democracy Now a few days after he was sentenced as well as the fact that the website we run for him, www.supportdaniel.org, is still operational as arguments for why he should self report on July 2nd. more...  16 Comments

East New York Farms! Begins New Season

UCC | The East New York Farms! project will open its seasonal market on Saturday, June 30th. East New York Farms! is an urban agriculture project in Brooklyn that features a youth internship program, two community gardens that use sustainable growing methods, and a Saturday market with local growers and vendors. more...  1 Comments

350 Turn Out for Town Hall Meeting on Bush-Cheney Impeachment

Donald Paneth | The nature of the audience presented an observable difficulty: the majority were middle-aged or elderly, many carrying canes or pushing walkers. There was a scattering of young people, wearing an article of orange clothing in sympathy with those detained without recourse. more...  5 Comments

A March for Transgender Justice

Paul Schrodt | A group of transsexuals and supporters led by the TRANSJUSTICE organization led a rally on Friday, marching and speaking out against "trans-phobic" police officers. This is the group's third annual "Trans Day of Action," held during gay pride week. TRANSJUSTICE is part of the Audre Lorde Project, a community center for gays, lesbians, two-spirit, trans and gender non-conforming people of color. more...  0 Comments

Bobby Seale to Speak at Afro-Punk Festival

imcista | Afro-Punk Festival June 28-July 7

This Independence Day, celebrate some true revolutionaries during the third annual Afro-Punk Festival at BAM, featuring film, music, and art united under the banner of black rebellion. This year's festival is focused on the Black Panther party, including a discussion with Black Panther co-founder Bobby Seale, two programs on July 4 featuring documentaries about them, and an exhibit of archival photographs by the Black Panthers party photographer Stephen Shames. For the full line-up, visit BAM.org/afropunk. more...  3 Comments

Mermaid Parade Reaches 25

Alex Nathanson | This past Saturday New Yorkers came out to Coney Island to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Mermaid Parade, but for many it was also a funeral procession. more...  7 Comments

Skateboarding's Critical Mass (Sort of)

Alex Nathanson | The past Thursday, June 21, 1200 skateboarders came out to celebrate and promote skateboarding. more...  0 Comments

'New Jersey 7' Asking For Community Support

FIERCE! | On August 18, 2006, seven young African American lesbians traveled to the West Village from their homes in Newark for a regular night out. When walking down the street, a male bystander assaulted them with sexist and homophobic comments. The women tried to defend themselves, and a fight broke out. Thus began the women’s nightmare for almost a year. Three of the women accepted plea offers. On June 14th, 2007 Venice Brown (19), Terrain Dandridge (20), Patreese Johnson (20), and Renata Hill (24) received sentences ranging from 3 1/2 to 11 years in prison. more...  12 Comments

Outrage against Police Abuse Grows

Amadi Ajamu | Demands to fire and prosecute rogue cop Sgt James Talvey, accused of brutalizing human rights attorney Michael Tarif Warren and wife Evelyn, have intensified. Several hundred protesters returned to the 77th Precinct in Crown Heights on Sunday to voice their outrage. Veteran activist Viola Plummer of the December 12th Movement and NYC Councilman Charles Barron led the rally.
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Photos: Protest in Support of Michael Warren and Against Police Brutality

Stanley W. Rogouski | Over 100 protesters held a demonstration in front of the 77th Precinct in Crown Heights. more...  0 Comments

NYC Police Brutalize Human Rights Attorney

Amadi Ajamu | A human rights attorney known for handling cases of police brutality became a victim of police abuse last Thursday evening in Brooklyn. Attorney Michael Tarif Warren and his wife Evelyn, who is also an attorney, were driving along Vanderbilt Ave around 6:00 pm, when they witnessed NYPD officers "kicking and stomping" a handcuffed young black man. The Warrens pulled over to help. more...  16 Comments

42 Democrats Vote for Torture School

# | On 6/21/07, 42 Democrats voted No on the McGovern Amendment which would have cut off funding to the torture school formerly known as the School of Americas (Assassins), now known as Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC). 6 more votes were needed to pass it. All Reds and Greens would certainly have voted Yes and that is what makes Reds and Greens viable.
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Michael and Evelyn Warrens Released

reposted from political prisoner list | #5: Atty. Michael Warren, lip swollen walks out of the 77th pct. with his wife Evelyn and Councilman Charles Barron. He was released due to community pressure after a sergeant from the pct. punched Atty. Warren, dragged him out of his car, and arrested him and his wife. 100 or so supporters gathered at the station house and forced the NYPD to release him. photos by William Farrington
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Radical Homosexual Agenda Zaps Quinn on Police Authority

James Wagner | Tonight The Radical Homosexual Agenda struck once again, dramatically zapping Chris Quinn deep inside City Hall during her presentation at the the "Celebration of LGBT Pride" hosted annually by the City Council Speaker. || OnNYTurf Coverage more...  17 Comments

Peruvian Town Pays the Price in Pollution for the Opulence of One New Yorker

Jimmy Wells | An infamous polluter and millionaire resident of New York, Irs Rennert, takes millions of dollars from a metalurgical complex high in the Peruvian Andes, while children in the town suffer from extreme amounts of lead, arsenic, and other heavy metals in their blood. The children are born with low birth weights, developemental problems, and high instances of cancer, while the company refuses to make the improvements necessary to make the metal smelter a sustainable part of the community. more...  2 Comments

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