Stanley W. Rogouski | About 1000-1500 people protested Bush at the UN. more... 21 Comments
Alex Kane | On the morning of September 25, 2007, a loose coalition of anti-war groups gathered outside the UN at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza to protest the visit of George W. Bush. The coalition comprised of the NYC chapter of World Can’t Wait, Code Pink, Grannies for Peace, the War Resisters League, and a host of other groups, and the amount of people totaled about 1200. Barricades lined 1st avenue, with a large contingent of police officers deployed to deal with the chaos that ensues when world leaders converge on New York City, especially unpopular ones. The protest was confined to an area that was closed off with barricades on both sides. more... 7 Comments
Willie Mays | Forget Ahmadinejah - we have more pressing problems at home. Notice the NYT is nowhere to be found on this story and all over the Jena 6.
Renee Feltz | "Iranian television will show propaganda and will show that we Americans will accept his political views," said an unidentified Iranian-born Columbia student during Geraldo Rivera's live Fox News report from campus the night President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's controversial address. Apparently he hasn't seen the Press TV channel. more... 0 Comments
Chris Anderson | Even on its best days, Columbia University exhibits something of fortress-like mentality. Its statuesque stone walls add a touch of Romanesque grandeur, but they mostly just serve to remind visitors and the occasional perceptive student of the institutions' historic isolation from its surrounding community. September 24 2007 was not one of Columbia's best days. The visit of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad segmented the campus and the streets outside into varying playpens for the exercise of free speech. more... 6 Comments
K. Cyr | A candlelight vigil was held in front of the U.S. Army Recruiting Station in East Harlem this past Friday evening. Over 20 people gathered to share their experiences and grievances about the overwhelming presence of Army recruiters in Harlem and Washington Heights since US occupation in Iraq. The vigil was the first action in Harlem to demonstrate solidarity with the Iraq Moratorium, scheduled to take place on the third Friday of every month. Visit www.iraqmoratorium.com for more information of who is organizing across the nation.
K. Cyr | SDS exhibits activism throughout Manhattan more... 0 Comments
j-No | In the morning hours of Saturday, September 22, Bishop Josu Iriondo, under the guidance of professional anti-abortion creep Chris Slattery, led his flock on a march from St. Roch's Church in an attempt to deny women legal access to abortion services at Dr. Emily's in the Bronx Women's Medical Pavilion. Their plan failed miserably, due to the efforts of a bold and fearless clinic defense team composed of clinic staff, volunteers, and anarchists who kept the clinic open and functioning. more... 5 Comments
Alex Kane | There was no seat left unfilled in the New School's Theresa Lang Auditorium Thursday night as around 250-300 people gathered to mark the release of Simon Critchley's new book, Infinitely Demanding: Ethics of Commitment, Politics of Resistance. In addition to hearing Simon Critchley speak, another big draw was Cornel West, the acclaimed professor, author and activist. The book's title provided the focus of the night's discussion as both Critchley and West spoke for about half an hour before taking questions from the audience.
John O'Hagan | The New School chapter of SDS had its first event named the Iraq Moratorium. The Iraq Moratorium will become a monthly event that will put continual pressure to end the war, and give the antiwar movement more of a presence. more... 0 Comments
John S. | "On behalf of the Iranian government and the nation, I condemn the hijacking attempts and terrorist attacks on public centers in American cities which have killed a large number of innocent people," President Khatami said in reaction to the worst attack on American soil since Pearl Harbor. ... "My deep sympathy goes out to the American nation, particularly those who have suffered from the attacks and also the families of the victims," he said, noting, "terrorism is doomed and the international community should stem it and take effective measures in a bid to eradicate it." Khatami added that the Islamic Republic of Iran is treading a road to uproot terrorism and to this end, he noted, it will spare no efforts. more... 4 Comments
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Anti-Warrior | Decentralized antiwar actions will take place in scores of cities around the country Friday as a part of Iraq Moratorium, which will be held on the third Friday of each month until the war is over. In New York, the New School SDS chapter will lead a mid-day march on Lockheed Martin offices while members of East Harlem for Peace and Justice will hold a vigil from 6:00-7:30 outside a "U.S. Army Career Center" that was opened last year at 103rd and Lexington Ave. more... 4 Comments
J.B. Conners | It was a powerful day, full of energy, new forces, determination and purpose. And the willingness of Iraq vets to walk point, and face arrest captured the urgency of this moment. more... 1 Comments
antiwar unity | This is a call for unity and clarity in the US antiwar movement. As activists from a variety of movements, we have a responsibility to articulate a vision for the antiwar movement that moves us forward, at a time when the ravages of colonial occupation are most deeply felt in Palestine, Iraq, and elsewhere around the world, as US imperialism continues to threaten yet more war internationally, and as racism and repression within the United States threaten our lives and our communities.
Shocking! | Klein exposes how moments of collective crisis—9/11, the tsunami, or Hurricane Katrina for example—have been used as opportunities for rapid-fire corporate raids on societies reeling from shock. She calls this phenomenon disaster capitalism. In contrast to the popular myth of this movement’s peaceful global victory, Klein shows how it has exploited moments of shock and extreme violence in order to implement its economic policies in so many parts of the world—from Chile to Russia, China to Iraq, South Africa to Canada. Often a refusal to comply results in distinctly more corporeal shocks: the shock of torture. Pinochet’s Chile and Guantánamo Bay are just two examples. more... 8 Comments
WRL | The New York chapter of the War Resisters League kicked off a
Baku Lost | For over two years, Burger King have been given the opportunity to work with the CIW and take responsibility for the extreme poverty and degradation faced by thousands of women and men who harvest tomatoes for your hamburgers, poverty to which Burger King's tomato purchasing practices have contributed directly.
Borko Amulic | A review of The Body Hunters: Testing New Drugs on the World’s Poorest Patents by Sonia Shah
tw | Here is a link to Philly IMC's coverage of the taxi Drivers Strike in Philly. It is important that NY IMC figures out a way to counter the dominant message out there which disempowers some of the most exploited workers in the CITY. DO YOUR JOB!
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