NYC IMC | NEW YORK - Three detectives were acquitted of all charges Friday in the 50-shot killing of an unarmed groom-to-be on his wedding day, a case that put the NYPD at the center of another dispute involving allegations of excessive firepower. more... 11 Comments
John Brown | Breaking News - All 3 killer cops have been acquitted of the murder of Sean Bell.
Mahatma Ghandi | Join bestselling writer Jonathan Schell, author of The Seventh Decade: The New Shape of Nuclear Danger, and Pulitzer prize-winner Taylor Branch, author of Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, as they discuss Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr. and the enduring power of nonviolence in our contemporary world. more... 2 Comments
Eric Volpe | The event started at 4:00 PM with a vigil and leafleting at the IRS office at 110 44th Street. Between five and six PM the protesters marched on the sidewalk to the General Post Office at 8th Avenue and 33rd Street, accompanied by music from the Rude Mechanical Orchestra and banners from Bread and Puppet Theater. Some of the marchers chanted enthusiastically, while others handed out flyers, including the War Resisters’ League pie chart, to puzzled and amused passersby. more... 28 Comments
Bennett Baumer | After a pair of legislative victories in the New York City Council penalizing landlord harassment and protecting Section 8 tenants, the housing movement hopes to continue its luck in the political muck that is state government. The Real Rent Reform Campaign seeks to stem the slow and steady erosion of the rent stabilized housing stock through vacancy decontrol. more... 0 Comments
Alex Kane | The chain link fences are up around the north end of Union Square Park as the city prepares to launch a $20 million renovation that critics say privileges private business interests over the public good. more... 2 Comments
John Tarleton and Jessica Lee | King was cut down by a sniper’s bullet on April 4, 1968. He was 39. Summing up his life two months earlier, King said, “If you want to say that I was a drum major, say that I was a drum major for justice … I won’t have any money to leave behind. I won’t have the fine and luxurious things of life to leave behind. I just want to leave a committed life behind.”
Sophie Forbes | The Indypendent hit the streets in Queens to talk to residents about how the economic downturn the country has taken affects their daily lives. more... 0 Comments
Adalah-NY | Over 80 New Yorkers from diverse communities gathered last Saturday, April 5th in the Salam Lutheran Church in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Deir Yassin massacre, which occurred on April 9, 1948. Speakers discussed the need to redress the human rights violations that Israel committed in 1948 as a step towards a just future. The audience included a blend of ethnic groups and faiths from around the city. The event, which featured talks by Muhammad Jaradat, a co-founder of the Badil Resource Center in Bethlehem, and Eitan Bronstein, Director of the Israeli organization Zochrot, was part of a year-long series of activities to celebrate the Nakbah, the Palestinian catastrophe.
Alex Nathanson | In response to MTA fair hikes and a lack of improved services members of Boring Inc. have taken it upon themselves to become "MTA Service Specialists" and improve customer service on subways in New York. more... 2 Comments
Partisan Defense Committee | Saturday, April 19 in Philadelphia
By P. Kirkpatrick Reardon | Organized by the Rainforest Action Network (RAN), the demonstration against Citibank was one of more than 150 actions and street performances staged across the world April 1 as part of Fossil Fools day, an environmental day of remembrance and action, organized by International Rising Tide Network and the Energy Action Coalition, dedicated to public pranks and humorous protest against the fossil fuel industry. more... 4 Comments
Thomas Marczewski | Wearing yellow shirts that declare, "Stop Loan Sharks," hundreds of protestors from across the US marched on JP Morgan Case headquarters and then into the lobby of Bear Stearns across the street. Having suffered through the mortgage crisis, and finding themselves unable or struggling to pay off higher interest rates, the participants on Wednesday expressed their outrage at a government backed $20 billion dollar bail-out of Bear Stearns, one of the key investment banks behind the melt-down. more... 4 Comments
Thomas Marczewski | Lighting candles and holding sings displaying 4000, at least one hundred people gathered together at Union Square park at 6:30PM on Tuesday. They came to commemorate a morbid landmark in the war on Iraq. As of that day, 4,000 US soldier had been confirmed dead. more... 4 Comments
Dan Scott | Perhaps the only thing that has stopped government from broadly using “illegal telecom assisted wiretap evidence” against ordinary Citizens is that Telecoms don’t have immunity from being sued by charged criminal and civil asset forfeiture defendants. more... 0 Comments
Anti-Profiteering Spirit Squad | On Wednesday, March 19, at approximately 8:30 am, over 30 young activists from the Anti-Profiteering Spirit Squad staged a massive nonviolent blockade in New York City at the international headquarters of the sixth largest war profiteer and defense contractor in the United States, L-3 Communications Corporation, at 3rd Ave. and 40th St. more... 4 Comments
Friends of Brad Will | The international network demanding accountability for the murder of US journalist Brad Will released secret documents detailing proposed military support for Mexican security forces implicated in murder, torture and continuing arbitrary detentions.
-- | NYPD look just like viscious Chinese goon squad - busting up a free Tibet protest in New York. more... 25 Comments
Thomas Marczewski | Protesting the 5th Anniversary of the War in Iraq more... 2 Comments
Sophie Forbes | The NY Granny Peace Brigade organized a Knit In in response to the 5th anniversary of the war. Grannies were knitting stump socks, booties, sweaters and other items for wounded veterans and their families and for Iraqi Children. "Every stitch will be a symbol of our determination to end this war, restoring our nation's priorities to constructive action, responsibility and caring for all." (Source: Granny Peace Bridgade Flyer.) These pictures document some of the grannies and other protestors who joined them at their Knit-In. more... 0 CommentsPage 93 | Page 91
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