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Protesters demand Clinton change her position on the war

Alex Nathanson | Protesters demanded Clinton change her policy on Iraq and end the war on Monday, July 30. more...  2 Comments

Oaxacans Boycott and Protest Official Guelaguetza Despite Repression

Barucha Calamity Peller | Ruiz's government is forced to pay state workers to attend official festival, tens of thousands march. Repression continues and tensions build over state elections more...  2 Comments

More Demonstrations at Massey Investors' Office On Wall Street

sw | After a brief weekend respite, a group of activists once again took to the streets of New York City to protest against investors in Massey Energy Company and its practice of mountaintop removal coal mining in southern Appalachia. Visits were made to Citibank, Bank of America and Goldman Sachs office branches, where protestors filled the lobbies with chants such as "King coal? Off with his head!", displayed a banner demanding an end to mountaintop removal mining, and distributed literature on the practice and the companies' involvement with Massey to bank customers, employees, and passersby.

See also stories from last week's anti-coal protest: 1 | 2 more...  11 Comments

A3: Deadline to Stop City from Smashing our Rights to TAKE PICTURES IN STREETS!

Independent Media Lover | We've got until Thursday, really, and i just found out about this on Friday. Sneaky bastards. Little by little, that's how they take 'em away. Little by little, very quietly and strategically. The most serious threat against OUR SAFETY is if we can't monitor police anymore. Now the terrorists have won. This is ridiculous; possibly a test to see how quickly we can mobilize? I guess we gotta play this stupid game now too, and MOBILIZE, again.

Press Release from Wed, not even a week ago, from pictureny.org, which lists 5 ways to ACT NOW, before Aug. 3rd. more...  4 Comments

Mayor of Morristown New Jersey Holds Anti-Immigrant Rally

Stanley W. Rogouski | Mayor of Morristown New Jersey Holds Anti-Immigrant Rally more...  21 Comments

Real reason for Haiti raid

JOHN YEWELL | Guy Philippe, the target of the raid, avoided capture and is now in hiding. He has since been heard on Haitian radio claiming hisattempted arrest was for political reasons.
Between his alleged drug affiliations and human rights abuses,Philippe has few friends in the government of current Haitian PresidentRene Preval or in the United States. But according to a report thisweek by Kevin Pina, writing for the Haiti Information Project, theremay be another explanation for the DEA grab.
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Citibank and BofA Urged to Divest From Dirty Coal

Appalachia Rising | On Friday, July 27, a crowd of protesters filled the Midtown Manhattan lobbies of two large Citigroup offices and a Citybank branch, as well as three branches of Bank of America. The protesters demanded that Citibank and Bank of America withdraw their investments from Massey Energy Co., the notorious coal company known for its abuse of the people and environment of southern West Virginia, as well as other areas in the southern Appalachian coalfields, through the use of mountain top removal coal mining. more...  4 Comments

Hip Hop Event Canceled By NYPD, Event Organizers Set to Protest on Scheduled Day

reporting for the people: G1 | BRONX- What should have been a family-oriented Hip Hop festival at a community garden in the South Bronx will now be the site of a neighborhood protest, as residents voice concerns over an NYPD decision to deny event organizers the required permits. more...  2 Comments

The political meaning of the conflict between Cindy Sheehan and the Democratic Party

David Walsh | The arrest of antiwar activist Cindy Sheehan along with several dozen others on July 23 in the office of Rep. John Conyers, Democratic congressman from Detroit, has a political significance that transcends the immediate event.

Sheehan and others had come to Conyers’ office in Washington to urge him to pursue impeachment proceedings against President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney. In 2005-06, when the Democrats were in the minority in Congress, Conyers grandstanded on the issue, holding hearings that raised impeachment and introducing legislation seeking an impeachment inquiry into the launching of the Iraq war. more...  0 Comments

Sicko and Socialism

Josh Luckner | Michael Moore’s latest film, SiCKO, is from beginning to end an all-out assault on the for-profit U.S. health care system. Most of us have heard of the 47 million Americans, including 10 million children, without health insurance, a number that has been steadily rising ovCost of US Healthcareer the last few years.

But Moore clearly states in the opening minutes of the film that SiCKO isn’t about them. The focus of the movie is on the nearly 250 million Americans who are insured. He focuses on how the health industry in the U.S. is set up not to provide, but rather to deny care. As a former “denial management specialist” says in the film, “It’s not unintentional. It’s not a mistake. It’s not an oversight. You’re not slipping through the cracks. Somebody made that crack and swept you towards it, and the intent is to maximize profit.” more...  0 Comments

US out of Appalachia! by Friday!

sw | 7/27 FRI: No mountain top removal more...  0 Comments

Burn The War!: A Review of The Camden 28 by Director Anthony Giacchino (Indy)

Chris Anderson | The country mired in an endless war, rising dissent, creative direct action — Camden 28 director Anthony Giacchino, much like the directors of the 2002 film The Weather Underground, obviously hopes to strike a chord in sympathetic viewers of a new antiwar era by reminding us of the tactics of an earlier generation of activists. Unfortunately, the upshot of his conventional but moving documentary is to demonstrate the vast gulf that separates the Vietnam Era from our own. more...  2 Comments

Julie Raskin vs. AK Gupta: Congestion Pricing Scheme Sparks Heated Debate in The Indy

Speedbump | With the legislature slated to approve a special commission Thursday to study the merits of congestion pricing, many more months of wrangling can be expected over the future of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's controversial proposal. Meanwhile, backers of the plan like Julie Raskin of Transportation Alternatives say its about time car owners pay up for their profligate ways while A.K. Gupta of The Indypendent questions the mayor's motives and the narrow, single-issue politics of the plan's supporters. more...  1 Comments

Photos & Reportback from the Summer Really Really Free Market!

R. Lee Free | Over the course of the day we had around 5-600 people stop by St. Mark's Church to enjoy a small taste of what a non-capitalist world may look like, and how we can take care of each other and our needs without resorting to centralized state bureaucracy or cutthroat capitalism. more...  2 Comments

Celebrate Indypendent Journalism at The Brecht Forum

The Indy | Night includes: 10 ways to fight back against bad landlords with Tenants' Voice columnist Bennett Baumer. Did you know you can get thousands of dollars in rent money BACK if they don't make necessary repairs? Plus, a presentation of some of the best Indy Illustrations with art director Frank Reynoso. See what a difference illustration can make! And more! more...  0 Comments

Mexican State Surrounds Oaxaca

translation from indyOax (by braulio) | Boycott the Commercial Guelaguetza more...  1 Comments

New York Premier of Oaxaca Human Rights Documentary

maldeojotv.net | New York Premier of Oaxaca Human Rights Documentary
"Compromiso Cumplido" (True to My Pledge) Duration: 70 minutes
Monday, July 23rd @ 7PM - $5 to $10 Suggested
Bluestockings Bookstore
172 Allen Street between Stanton and Rivington :: 212.777.6028 more...  8 Comments

Troops Out Now Coalition Rallies Anti-War Forces in Times Square

K. Cyr | The sounds of protest at Times Square rose above the din of taxi horns and emergency sirens that usually fill the air during the afternoon rush hour. || Photos 1 more...  3 Comments

July 19 Indypendent: Bitter Harvest

Sleepless Printistas | Plus: "White Justice" in Jena, a debate over congestion pricing, two visions of Africa, a recap of the U.S. Social Forum, sports (sports???), and more. more...  10 Comments

'In Oaxaca, Because There’s Culture, There’s Resistance': The Battle for Oaxaca

Kelly Lee, Michael GW, James Kautz | On the morning of July 16, 2007, the people of Oaxaca poured into the Zocalo, intent on reclaiming their annual cultural celebration known as the Guelagetza. By late morning, the “People’s Guelagetza” had become a “megamarcha” with thousands taking to the streets. By early afternoon, it had become a battle for the city, after police attacked the peaceful march. Pictures 1 || 2 || 3 more...  2 Comments

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