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NYC Election Night Party Preview: Activists Ready to Celebrate, Then Agitate

John Tarleton | Long before Bush-bashing became commonplace, radicals were speaking out from Day One and protesting against the policies of the most reactionary administration in modern U.S. history. Now, after eight long years, America stands on the verge of electing a charismatic, highly intelligent, moderate-to-liberal African-American president. So, who doesn’t want to party even if there are many reasons to be wary of Obama’s agenda and the people who are backing him?
Here’s a sampling of a few of the parties going on around town Tuesday night. more...  0 Comments

DOMESTIC WORKERS MARCH TO THE UN TO CHALLENGE DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY

DAMAYAN | New York City—Amidst global economic turmoil and the leadup to the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) held this week in the Philippines, about 60 domestic workers and their allies marched to the United Nations last Friday, October 24, to bring international attention to human rights abuse in the homes of UN diplomats. more...  0 Comments

photos from NYC Brad Will action

Jerry | activists demand justice for Brad more...  6 Comments

Carousel of Hope Ball signals collapse of settlement-builder Leviev PR strategy

Adalah-NY | In a stunning reversal, Israeli billionaire and settlement-builder Lev Leviev will not be sponsoring the Children’s Diabetes Foundation’s (CDF) 2008 Carousel of Hope Ball in Beverly Hills this Saturday evening. Alexis Stern of Adalah-NY explained that, “The developments with CDF, Oxfam, UNICEF and various stars appear to signal the collapse of Leviev and BluPRint’s cynical public relations strategy. The message is that no amount of deception, branding and PR can make a businesses’ human rights abuses acceptable.” more...  2 Comments

Radical Homosexual Agenda disrupts hearings on term limits at City Hall

Radical Homosexual Agenda | RHA disrupted hearings Friday, October 17 at City Hall to call attention to the fact
that Mayor Bloomberg, with the help of Speaker Quinn, is attempting an
undemocratic power grab. more...  2 Comments

Photos of Nassau County Police Attack on Iraq Veterans

ally | Here are photos of the incident last night in which Nassau County Police used horses and batons to brutalize Iraq-war veterans. more...  4 Comments

Photos from IVAW

Jamie Lehane | photos more...  1 Comments

At Least Nine Demonstrators Arrested as Iraq Vets Try to Enter Final Debate

Alex Kane | At least five members of Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW), a group of military veterans who are calling for immediate withdrawal from Iraq, were arrested, as well as at least four civilians, according to National Lawyers Guild observers. Nassau County police on horses trampled one member of IVAW, Nick Morgan, a veteran who served in Iraq for about a year. Morgan was knocked to the ground, and according to witnesses, the horse hooves slammed down on his face. A gash was visible on the side of his head as blood dripped down onto the pavement. more...  1 Comments

PANIC DECLARED Empty store shelves, gas pumps, ATMs ahead.

Clayton Hallmark | We know capitalism is a goner when neocons like Bush switch from privatization to nationalization -- and when everything we tried since the 1930s Depression has failed. We would still be in it if not for WWII. After the war we relied on Interstates and suburb evelopment, then the service economy, especially finance (see chart). Well the finance economy is failing -- esp. important to NYC -- and there is no leg left to stand on. more...  0 Comments

MIRABAL CENTER ANNOUNCES CONVENTION OF TENANTS IN HARLEM AND WASHINGTON HEIGHTS

Jennifer Jo Janisch | Mirabal Sisters Cultural and Community Center announces a Harlem and Washington Heights tenant convention, naming Pinnacle Group, Vantage Properties, and Columbia University as the main agents of displacement and gentrification in Upper Manhattan. more...  0 Comments

CUNY Rising: College Activists Mobilize Campus-Wide 3-Day Social Forum

Chris Cascarano and John Tarleton | Battered by budget cuts and burdensome tuition costs while facing an indifferent administration, students at the City University of New York (CUNY) will hold a three-day gathering to chart a course for reviving campus activism. more...  1 Comments

The People Have Spoken Coalition Rally: City Hall

Stanley W. Rogouski | Norman Siegel's new The People Have Spoken Coalition held a press conference and rally for on Sunday at 2:00 PM on the steps of City Hall. more...  0 Comments

Images from Tenants Rally for Affordable Housing

Michael Gould-Wartofsky | Tenants and allies from across New York City gathered in Harlem on a rainy Wednesday, October 1 to demand "Real Rent Reform" amid the housing crisis. October 1 was Day 1 of new rent hikes for over 1 million rent stabilized apartments, at a time when New Yorkers face rising prices, falling wages, cutbacks and layoffs. Tenant activists came with 4 demands: Reinstate Home Rule over Rent & Eviction Rules. Repeal Vacancy Decontrol. Reform the Rent Guidelines Board. Save Affordable Housing in the Mitchell-Lama and Section 8 Projects. Following are images from October 1. more...  2 Comments

Protesters Crash USS Intrepid Homecoming

Eric Stoner | While hundreds gathered to welcome the return of the USS Intrepid to its Manhattan pier on October 2, not everyone present was there to celebrate. More than a dozen peace activists carried banners and leafleted along the waterfront to protest what one demonstrator called “an obscene monument to war.” more...  6 Comments

LESLIE CAGAN Resigns from UFPJ

CHE | UFPJ's LESLIE CAGAN:

'This past weekend I told the UFPJ national steering committee that I
have decided to leave my position on the staff of UFPJ.' more...  2 Comments

Activists Scale Flagpole Behind Iconic Merrill Lynch Bull, Raise Banner

RAN | Activists Scale Flagpole Behind Iconic Merrill Lynch Bull, Raise 150-Square Foot American Flag with ‘Foreclosed?’ Stamped Over It

Pics to be posted on understory.ran.org soon more...  0 Comments

Protest on Wall St.

Alex Nathanson | Photos from Todays Protest on Wall St. more...  11 Comments

Activists Disrupt Reception for Colombian Prez to Protest Free Trade Agreement

TradeJustice NY Metro | Two activists disrupted a reception for Colombian President Alvaro Uribe Velez to denounce Uribe’s support for a free trade agreement between the US and Colombia. Activists shouted, “No Free Trade Agreement with Uribe’s death squad government! Over 100 union organizers have been killed in the last 2 years in Colombia! Uribe is lying about demobilizing the death squads! The free trade agreement will mean more Afro-Colombian communities displaced for oil palm plantations and more indigenous people displaced for oil pipelines!” more...  5 Comments

New York socialites dismayed by protest at Leviev-sponsored fundraiser

Adalah-NY | Manhattan’s elite were aghast to be greeted this evening by 25 chanting protesters when they exited their SUVs and limos to attend a glitzy fundraiser sponsored by Israeli billionaire Lev Leviev for the Museum of the City of New York. Leviev has been criticized for his businesses’ human rights violations and unethical practices in Palestine, Angola, Namibia and New York City. The Director of the Museum of the City of New York had failed to respond to phone calls and a September 16th letter from the New York rights coalition Adalah-NY, that is promoting a boycott of Leviev’s businesses. Adalah-NY’s letter informed the museum of the inconsistency of Leviev’s business practices with the museum’s mission, and with non-profit ethical standards. more...  2 Comments

Two Protesters Arrested at Union Square Demonstration

Jacob Scheier | Thirty-Forty protesters in chef costumes banged pot and pans to demonstrate their outrage over plans to turn the historic north end pavilion in Union Square Park into an upscale restaurant. The protest was led by preacher-activist Reverend Billy, who was arrested along with another protester. more...  2 Comments

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