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WBAI Station Board Approves Budget Cuts as Pacifica’s Financial Crisis Deepens

John Tarleton | After starting the meeting 45 minutes late and sparring for 20 minutes about amendments to the agenda, the Board settled into a discussion about reducing the annual budget by more than 20 percent from $3.99 million to $3.17 million with several hundred thousand dollars being cut from staff salaries and benefits.
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Reverend Billy Leads Protest Against Union Square Privatization

Alex Nathanson | On Thursday, September 18, a group of about 35 people dressed in chef’s uniforms, banging pots and pans, and led by Reverend Billy made their way through Union Square in protest of the privatization of the Children’s Pavilion. more...  3 Comments

South Bronx Rhythm Resistance

Timothy Murray | The legal struggle continues for South Bronx-based hip-hop activists Rodrigo and Gonzalo Venegas, who were aggressively arrested by New York Police Department officers June 18. The brothers, members of the popular group Rebel Diaz, said they were trying to help a street vendor on Southern Boulevard in Hunts Point who, they felt, was being harassed by police officers. more...  1 Comments

City Pushes Arab-American School to the Brink

Alex Kane | Designed to be a beacon of multiculturalism, KGIA was surrounded by controversy from its inception (see below). Parents, students and educators say that inadequate classroom resources, an unresponsive school administration, lack of support from the New York City Department of Education (DOE) and teacher firings pushed the school to the brink of failure more...  0 Comments

Tickets Still Available for 2008 Election Panel w/ Naomi Klein & Jeremy Scahill

The Indypendent | Come on down! There's been a tremendous outpouring of interest in tonight's 2008 election panel with Naomi Klein, Jeremy Scahill, Roberto Lovato, Malia Lazu and Laura Flanders. However, there are still seats available for tonight's event at the Great Hall at Cooper Union. Walk-up tickets will go on sale at 6:15 p.m and doors will open for the main event at 7:30 p.m. There are also still a few tickets available for the private reception beforehand with the panelists that will run from 6:30 to 7:30. more...  0 Comments

Black Agenda Report: Heroes and Heroines of Community Organizing

Black Agenda Report | Community organizers are our best defense against the likes of Rudolph Giuliani and Sarah Palin. "In this age of Disaster Capitalism, it is the rich that sow the seeds of ethnic cleansing in the heart of urban America," while the community organizer fights to stabilize America's cities. more...  2 Comments

Controversy Still Plagues Military Commissions

Antiwar.com | One month ago, when the jury in the first U.S. war crimes trial since the Second World War found Salim Hamdan guilty of providing material support for terrorism, but not guilty of conspiracy, the U.S. administration regarded it as a victory, even though numerous commentators – myself included – remained profoundly critical of the entire process. more...  0 Comments

Women, children's rights stressed in Women's Month

Ian Ocampo Flora | "Macho" men and "tough" Filipino husbands, your days of lording it over your wives are numbered! more...  0 Comments

pro-Palin feminists

LA Times (repost) | Where are the pro-Palin feminists?
Amanda Marcotte says it's impossible to be both socially conservative and feminist. Katherine Mangu-Ward offers herself as an example of a feminist who supports McCain's running mate. more...  1 Comments

McKinney-Clemente On Ballot in NY-Celebrate and Organize THIS WEDNESDAY

forwarded by Skinny John | Congratulations to everyone who worked so hard all summer long to get us on
the ballot. Now we have to hit the ground running to make the most of the 8
weeks left until Election Day. more...  15 Comments

Remembering New York's Attica Prison Riot of September 9, 1971: Thirtyseven year

Dee | This article is in remembrance to the inmates, prison staff and all involved in The Attica prison riot of 1971. To those who were killed, and those who were wounded. May the prison conditions of yesterday not be repeated and forgotten today, and the lives lost not be in vain. May we all learn from our mistakes and realise that everyone, including those in prison are human and have human rights. more...  1 Comments

DNC Reflections: This Is What Activistism Looks Like

John Tarleton | Recreate ‘68 eschewed confrontational street tactics in favor of permitted marches emphasizing the struggles of oppressed peoples both inside the US and around the world. But with an enigmatic name (Which part of 1968 do we want to recreate—the assassinations, the race riots, the thrashing of antiwar protesters, the election of Richard Nixon?) and a laundry list of causes (Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestine, Haiti, Venezuela, Mumia, Leonard Peltier, the Cuban 5, etc., etc.), their message was as impenetrable for the uninitiated as that of the anarchists who came across as having no message at all. more...  12 Comments

Breaking: RNC 8 Charged with "Conspiracy to Riot in Furtherance of Terrorism"

Twin Cities | Ramsey County Prosecutors have formally charged 8 alleged leaders of the RNC Welcoming Committee with Conspiracy to Riot in Furtherance of Terrorism. Monica Bicking, Eryn Trimmer, Luce Guillen Givins, Erik Oseland, Nathanael Secor, Robert Czernik, Garrett Fitzgerald, and Max Spector, face up to 7 1/2 years in prison under the terrorism enhancement charge which allows for a 50% increase in the maximum penalty. more...  4 Comments

Help Needed for RNC Arrestees from New York

@ friend | After an exciting day of diverse actions against the RNC in St. Paul yesterday:(http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080901/ap_on_el_pr/cvn_convention_protests) Several NYC Anarchists are facing trumped up felony charges. Bail will likely be set at around $8,000 (possibly more) for each person facing felony charges. We are asking people to help raise bail money for our comrades, the NYC Anarchist Black Cross will be collecting funds to send to those doing legal support in Minneapolis. more...  6 Comments

Amy Goodman Arrested covering Twin Cities

hiaw | Amy Goodman arrested more...  13 Comments

Listen to Live Reports from the Streets at RNC

NYC IMC | Portland IMC Radio is providing live reports coming from citizen journalists in the streets at RNC more...  1 Comments

The Battle for the Soul of El Barrio

Next Left Notes | Carrying signs that said, “Harlem no se vende” (Harlem is not for sale), “We will not be moved” and “El Barrio will not be sold”, the protesters marched down Third Avenue to Viverito’s home. Mothers, fathers and young children held vigil outside the townhouse as activists spoke out against Viverito’s support of gentrification. Protesters spoke through a makeshift bullhorn - a rolled up sign - pointing out that, in addition to voting for the rezoning of 125th Street, Mark Vierito also voted for the Columbia University expansion into West Harlem. The announcement was met with jeers and boos.
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Grannies to "walk the planks" for peace

Jamie Lehane | Nearly 40 protesters gathered at the Times Square U.S. military recruiting center to spread a message of peace August 26 to commemorate Woman’s Equality Day and the second day of the Democratic national convention. The protest urged the Democratic Party to stand on a platform for peace and to take U.S. troops out of Iraq. more...  0 Comments

Emergency Rally Takes On Immigration Related Attacks

Jamie Lehane | A crowd of human rights and immigration activist gathered outside the New York City U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement building August 22 in protest of the recent immigration raids in North Carolina and Iowa. The raids have torn apart hundreds of families and left children homeless. The rally was also a show of solidarity with Luis Ramirez, a Mexican immigrant who was beaten to death by three teenagers in Pennsylvania July 12. more...  1 Comments

Anti-War Activists Win $2 Million Dollar Settlement from NYC

NYC IMC/Center for Constitutional Rights | A group of 52 local activists today announced a $2 million settlement in their lawsuit against the City of New York. The activists were illegally arrested on April 7, 2003 while protesting against the Iraq war in front of a military contractor's
offices in midtown. The settlement in Kunstler et al v. New York City follows the dismissal in 2003 of all criminal charges brought against these individuals and four costly years of delays by the City in negotiating an end to the civil lawsuit. more...  1 Comments

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