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Picket line protests repression of striking miners in Cananea, Mexico

Internationalist Group | NEW YORK, 12 January -- The attack by over 800 state and federal police and Mexican army soldiers, aimed at dislodging striking miners from Cananea (Sonora state), was answered with a protest picket in New York. In front of the Mexican consulate, some 20 demonstrators proclaimed their solidarity with the mineworkers, who have been on strike since July 30 against terrible safety conditions at the Cananea complex and against government attacks on the workers. more...  4 Comments

Beat the Deep Freeze (Indypendent)

Bennett Baumer | New York City’s Housing Maintenance Code requires that landlords provide hot water year round and heat from October through May when it’s cold. Not having heat and hot water during the winter can turn deadly for the most vulnerable New Yorkers. Below are helpful tips to getting the heat and hot water turned on: more...  0 Comments

Homeless Face A Cold Fight (Indypendent)

Alex Kane | Prevention Assistance and Temporary Housing (PATH) intake facility for homeless families in the Bronx was home to the “sleep-out” protest Dec. 13 against the Department of Homeless Services’ policy of denying people emergency shelter. Frigid temperatures did not keep homeless families, community leaders and activist groups from voicing opposition to the Department of Homeless Services (OHS) policy in the form of a candlelight vigil, defiant chants and a press conference. more...  0 Comments

3rd Annual Ghost Bike Ride

Alex Nathanson | The 3rd annual Ghost Bike memorial ride was held this past Sunday. In 2007 at least 23 bike riders were killed by cars on the streets of New York and on average a pedestrian is killed by a car every other day. more...  1 Comments

Mrs. Plummer vs. Speaker Quinn

Amadi Ajamu | On this frigid January morning, hundreds trekked to the U.S. Southern District Federal Court in Downtown, New York City to witness the civil case of Viola Plummer vs. NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn. They soon filled the courtroom to capacity. The overflow watched via satellite from another room, and more filled the halls. Clearly the Sonny Carson street name saga continues to resonate among Black and progressive New Yorkers.
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Interview with John David Kwabili of Kenya Indymedia

John Tarleton | While the international media focuses on shocking stories of ethnic violence in Kenya following a disputed presidential election, activists with Kenya Indymedia ( are working to create a space where their fellow citizens can “voice their thoughts, fears, tribulations and aspirations” and strive toward restoring peace in their society. more...  2 Comments

Indypendent Election Coverage: Roundup

Indy Roundup | Recent coverage of the 2008 Presidential Election, courtesy of the Indypendent. more...  0 Comments

On the Democratic Debate Debacle

Gore Vidal | I don’t know how many of you were as appalled as I was at the way that the presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich was totally erased from the last Democratic debate held in Iowa. This was a decision that was made, I can tell, jointly by the one-time voice of AIPAC, Mr. Wolf Blitzer, and, at the same time, The Des Moines Register-or whatever it is called-a paper of no consequence for the United States of America. more...  0 Comments

The Indypendent Goes to New Hampshire!

Arun Gupta | We’re sending Steve Wishnia to New Hampshire for five days to do some election coverage. He’s blogging for The Indypendent website and is writing the cover story for the next issue, which hits the streets in a week. While this is a departure from our usual reporting style, Steve can spin a good tale with his caustic wit, seasoned reporting skills and skeptical eye. He’ll be looking at larger issues of what’s motivating the electorate and what this election is really about, rather than doing the usual horse race coverage endemic to the corporate media. more...  1 Comments

Shell Oil/Broadwater in Long Island Sound Shot Down

By Judy Benson , | Still awaiting the final version of a key federal report, the Broadwater Energy project has been told that its application with state-level environmental regulators is lacking in several key areas and that the project could have “significant adverse impacts” on Long Island Sound's fish and lobsters.

Broadwater, a partnership of Shell US Gas and Power and TransCanada Corp., applied in early 2006 to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for permission to locate a floating liquefied natural gas processing, storage and supply barge in New York state waters in the middle of Long Island Sound. more...  5 Comments

Krugman on trade: It does not benefit most US workers

Thomas Riggins | Krugman says social safety net needed more...  0 Comments

Robert Reich's Wrecking Ball

Thomas Riggins | Judt diagrees with the former Secretary of Labor on the nature of "Supercapitalism." This review suggests that socialism is the only way to overcome the negative aspects of globalization that Judt and Reich discuss. more...  2 Comments

Stop NYC from Bulldozing Washington Square Park

Mitchel Cohen | City Council Chair Christine Quinn is using her office's discretionary funds to help pay for the chainsawing of at least 32 trees in the Park in the next few weeks, and the razing of much of the Park to suit NYU's corporate desires. more...  28 Comments

Sonny Carson Specter Haunts Speaker Quinn

Amadi Ajamu | Mayoral hopeful, New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn's attempts to curry favor among Blacks since her Sonny Carson Avenue debacle that split the City Council down racial lines, have proven catastrophic. Quinn keeps stumbling on Mr. Carson’s legacy.
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March on Wall Street Save Our Homes: Photos and Commentary

Stanley W. Rogouski | Jesse Jackson is a clever stage manager. If the New York City government under its multi-billionaire mayor likes to respond to political rallies by ringing them with heavily armed troops and with metal barricades in order to demoralize their participants, to make them feel small and marginal, then Jesse Jackson knows how to make it work to his advantage. As far as rallies in New York City go, the “March on Wall Street Save Our Homes” wasn’t much, but that, in a way, was entirely the point, David come to Goliath.
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Hillary: Say No to Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Bill

Jessica Lee, The Indypendent | A demonstration took place outside of Senator Hillary Clinton’s New York office Dec. 10 to encourage her to vote against the Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act (S. 1959) if the bill should make it to the floor of the senate. more...  7 Comments


ueser | The Myanmar Mission on the upper east side woke up to some surprising Human Rights Day activism this morning. On the symbolic day as the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon publicly condemned the Myanmar government, which changed its name from Burma during this current military regime, by stating that international community's patience with the junta is "running out fast," stark red paint resembling blood was thrown on the door of the embassy and the sidewalk of the gated entrance was spray painted with an image of two saffron monks and the words "PEACE IN BURMA" in red, symbolizing the colors of the Saffron Revolution, the term coined for the protests against the country's military junta led by Buddhist monks. more...  4 Comments

Candlelight Vigil on Dec. 17: Intl. Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers

SWANK | New York, NY-- SWANK [Sex Workers Action New York] announces a candlelight vigil to be held December 17th, 5-7 PM, on the steps of Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square Park South, calling attention to the global hate crimes committed against sex workers for International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers. more...  0 Comments

Demo Against HR 1955 and S. 1959

R. Adical | Monday December 10th
(International Human Right's Day)
12 noon to 1:30 PM

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton
780 Third Ave @ 48th Street
New York, NY 10017

Demand she Stop HR 1955 & S.1959
"The Violent Radicalization and
Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act" more...  24 Comments

Beloved South Bronx Activist Passes Away

Alex Kane | Hernandez, through the Freedom Community Center, worked on helping residents in the low-income Mott Haven neighborhood of the South Bronx. The center focuses on improving housing, helping with substance abusers, job placement and other vital social services. more...  2 Comments

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