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Columbia says no to racist acts on campus

John O'Hagan | Columbia students and faculty rallied against a series racist events that have recently occurred on their campus. Wearing orange, a diverse crowd of 40 people stood in front of Dodge Hall on campus and
heard speakers. more...  2 Comments

Representative Ed Towns (D-Brooklyn) urged to end war in Iraq

John O'Hagan | 1200 signatures were collected and presented to Ed Towns. Afterwards, Middle East expert Stuart Schaar explained how oil was a central motive for the invasion and continued presence of U.S. troops in Iraq. more...  1 Comments

Author Naomi Wolf Warns of Fascism in America.

Alex Kane | Fascism is coming to America. This is the overarching message of Naomi Wolf’s new book, The End of America: A Letter of Warning To A Young Patriot. Naomi Wolf came to the Barnes and Noble on 22nd Street and 6th Ave. to promote this book, and she has been promoting it for the last month. Wolf, an American author and activist whose claim to fame was the
feminist book The Beauty Myth, argues that there are ten definitive steps that governments take in order to turn their society into a fascist one. These ten steps, argues Wolf, are occurring right here in
America, under the administration of George W. Bush. more...  13 Comments

Case of Iraq Humanitarian Traveler Goes the the Full Federal Court

Judith Karpova | In the penultimate step before considering whether to take her case to the Supreme Court, Judith Karpova of Kerhonkson, NY, has challenged the 3-member Second Circuit Federal Court of Appeals in their August 28th ruling against her for travel to Iraq prior to the 2003 war. more...  0 Comments

IndyKids November issue brainstorm/planning

INDYKIDS | Come help us brainstorm and plan for IndyKids Issue #12 coming out in November. All are welcome! more...  0 Comments

New York City Indymedia Reporting Workshop October 13!

The Indypendent volunteers | Do you want to be the next citizen reporter?

Are you tired of the mainstream media and want to learn how to BE the media? more...  1 Comments

Vicente Fox Disrupted in NYC

Friend of Brad Will | Vicente Fox appearance disrupted by questions about Oaxaca and Brad Will. more...  23 Comments

Why is the antiwar movement so weak?

Eric Ruder | From socialistworker.org more...  7 Comments

Spook Who Sat at the Door, screening and fundraiser

nymaa.org | Join us to raise money for NYMAA's Props Crew, as they begin planning for a massive citywide speaking tour to kick off in the spring. Also, be one of the first people to get your hot little hands on the new, limited-edition @narchist Panther t-shirt, along with other dope NYMAA
swag like buttons, patches, and more t-shirts.
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Prayer Vigil for Homeless Hate Crime Victim

Picture the Homeless via Nightwalker | Dear Friends and Family,

On Friday, a homeless man named Felix Najera who was sleeping on the sidewalk on 103rd St. between Park and Lexington in East Harlem was set on fire and suffered burns over 78% of his body in the latest local example of a disturbing nationwide trend of brutal hate crimes against people who are homeless.

Please see below for a press release issued jointly by the office of East Harlem City Council Member Melissa Mark-Viverito and Picture the Homeless. In addition, we hope you will join us this Friday night, October 12, starting at 6pm, as we hold an all-night vigil in East Harlem - to pray for Felix, to vow that all life be respected, and to commit to ending the misguided policies that contribute to and exacerbate homelessness.

Thank you,

Leaders and Staff
Picture the Homeless more...  2 Comments

"Top City Produce" Workers Locked Out

Worker Freedom | October 03, 2007

PICKET PLANNED SATURDAY, OCT 6 AT 5:30 AM more...  0 Comments

Hawaiian Islands are Contaminated with Depleted Uranium

Lindafaye Kroll RN BSN | Please be pro-active and help us protect Hawai'i; demand the military not store, use or transport depleted uranium in the Hawaiian Islands. more...  0 Comments

U.S. Democrats Still Weak and Useless!

Peter Stern | U.S. Democrats Still Weak and Useless!
The Bush administration's policies, goals, objectives and direction will remain an American staple for many years.

While both houses of the U.S. Congress have slight Democrat majorities, they are not sufficient to change the Bush administration's foreign and domestic policies --- even if the Democratic Party wanted to make any changes.

Without a 2/3 majority, Bush may still veto any bill or resolution without any retribution. Hence, the Democrats can NOT override successfully ANY Bush veto.

In other words, without such a majority and a real commitment from the Democratic Party, American citizens will remain deep within the muck and corruption of the current administration's haphazard direction for many years to come and our grandchildren will continue to pay the bulk in lost lives, freedoms and tax dollars for our poor judgment.

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Peter Stern, 16700 FM 1826, Driftwood, TX 78619, 512-858-0488




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Second Set of Disappearances Continue

Ted Stein | If extraordinary renditions were the sanitized words used to describe the first set of disappearances, transfer and repatriation are the sanitized words being used to describe the second set of disappearances. Yesterday, the Department of Defense 'transferred' eight more prisoners from Guantanamo to governments where torture and indefinite detentions are common. more...  0 Comments

NYC, the NYPD, the RNC, and Me: Fortress NYC

Nick Turse | Since then, the city's security forces have eagerly embraced an Escape From New York-aesthetic -- an urge to turn Manhattan into a walled-in fortress island under high-tech government surveillance, guarded by heavily armed security forces, with helicopters perpetually overhead. Beginning in Harlem in 2006, near the site of two new luxury condos, the NYPD set up a moveable "two-story booth tower, called Sky Watch," that gave an "officer sitting inside a better vantage point from which to monitor the area." The Panopticon-like structure -- originally used by hunters to shoot quarry from overhead and now also utilized by the Department of Homeland Security along the Mexican border -- was outfitted with black-tinted windows, a spotlight, sensors, and four to five cameras. Now, five Sky Watch towers are in service, rotating in and out of various neighborhoods. more...  11 Comments

Parade Without a Permit: Reportback

Radical Homosexual Agenda | Fists raised, drums thumping, our pack proved you don't need permission to process through the City with 50 or more people. It wasn't just a healthy sign of the democratic process. It was a fucking good time. Diners smiled and clapped. Passersby jumped in. more...  10 Comments

Demonstrators demand UN Action on Burma, Condemn China

Alex Kane | In response to the recent military crackdown in Burma, around a hundred people rallied outside of the United Nations, chanting “Free, Free Burma” and “UN Security Council Take Action Now”. The initial protest of two hundred people started at 12 PM in front of the Burmese Mission to the UN, and was then moved to right outside the United Nations on 47th and 1st Avenue. The latter part of the protest lasted till about 6 PM. Given that the protest was for the whole day, snacks and water were on hand for the demonstrators. A lot of people dressed in red, showing solidarity for the Burmese monks who are being violently repressed for protesting the rise in Burmese fuel prices. The majority of the crowd was filled with Burmese exiles and exiled Burmese monks, as well as students and activists. more...  7 Comments

Columbia University President Bollinger's Salary: Over $660,000 Per Year

bob f | Columbia University President and Washington Post Company/Newsweek media conglomerate board member Lee Bollinger is paid a higher salary by "non-profit" tax-exempt Columbia University than many for-profit Big Apple business executives are paid. more...  1 Comments

Police Brutality Strikes Fifth Anniversary of Sylvia Rivera Law Project

The Audre Lorde Project | At the Sylvia Rivera Law Project's after-party following its fifth anniversary celebration last night, two members of the community were violently arrested and others were pepper sprayed by police without warning or cause. The two folks who were arrested remain in police custody and should be arraigned today. more...  4 Comments

This Saturday: Parade Without a Permit

RHA | We’re going to assemble in City Council Speaker Christine Quinn’s district to PARADE WITHOUT A PERMIT! We’re going to deliver a big FUCK YOU to Speaker Quinn—after all, she’s quashed some of the very civil rights that made it possible for her, an out lesbian, to hold political office.

Bring noisemakers, signs and your dancing bodies out to reclaim OUR streets! more...  14 Comments

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