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New Yorkers Reject Paterson’s “Doomsday” Budget

Counterhegemonic | We must encourage democratically organized political expressions which reflect the growing anger and disillusionment of poor and working class communities. All available forms of non-violent protest – from sit-ins to occupations, from education to mass direct action – must be employed in this struggle. more...  0 Comments

NYC cop who knocked down CM cyclist indicted on felony and misdemeanor charges

plausible_deniability | A grand jury indictment is expected to be unsealed Tuesday in the case of a New York City police officer shown in video footage knocking a bicyclist to the ground in Times Square. Officer Patrick Pogan is expected to plead not guilty. more...  1 Comments

Anti-Authoritarians Disrupt Bank of America Branches in NYC

Stephanie Basile | This is one of many actions that were held in solidarity with the striking UE workers in Chicago. more...  1 Comments

Rights advocates protest “Diamonds & Champagne” cocktail at Leviev’s store

Adalah-NY | New York human rights advocates protested this evening at the Madison Avenue jewelry store of Israeli billionaire and settlement mogul Lev Leviev where the elite, online social group “A Small World” held a cocktail party to "Buck the Recession with Champagne & Diamonds." Ten protesters chanted and banged drums on the street in front of the store despite the rain and cold, and despite an aggressive, but failed attempt by the NYPD to move them down the street from the store.
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Rent-A-Center Protests Continue in Queens; 2 Arrested

Aron Guy | Councilman Eric Gioia and other religious and community leaders gathered outside a Rent-A-Center on Steinway Street in Astoria, Queens to denounce the destabilizing influence of rent-to-own businesses in low-income communities. Activist Taharka Robinson urged the passage of Assembly Bill 66, which would provide more consumer protection in the rent-to-own industry. Robinson and activist Kirsten Foy were arrested in an act of civil disobedience. more...  1 Comments

New York Says NO to Budget Cuts

NYC Local of SP-USA | The NYC Local of the Socialist Party USA therefore encourages immediate acts of non-violent protest to defend education, healthcare, transportation and social services. All of these are our rights as human beings and are fundamental to the creation of a democratic socialist political project. more...  5 Comments

Manhattan Night Court At 100 Center St. Part I

Paolo Mastrangelo | One man present who had been charged with fare beating on the m35 that morning, who did not want to give his name, claimed that he and five others here in court were picked up that morning after boarding the bus at approximately 6:30am on their way to an outpatient facility in Harlem. They are homeless, living in the shelter, and the bus is their connection to job interviews, mental health facilities, friends and family. None of them had money for the fare, and all snuck on the bus from the back door. more...  1 Comments

Seattle WTO Shutdown 9 Year Anniversary: 5 Lessons for Today

David Solnit | This was the question a group of organizers from different parts of the last decades of global justice organizing responded to last week at a forum in New York City put together by Deep Dish TV, an independent video/media pioneer. Here are my thoughts. more...  0 Comments

Bed-Stuy Community and Religious Leaders Protest at Rent-A-Center as NYPD Arrests Two

Aron Guy | Community leaders in Bed-Stuy protested in front of two different Rent-a-Centers on Friday. Rent-a-Center's rent-to-own business model results in customers paying two or three times the retail price for an item. more...  5 Comments

Breathing Life Back into the Anti-Globalization Movement

Jacob Scheier | Nine years to the month after the "Battle of Seattle", academics and activists gathered at NYU's Gallatin School on Friday night to take stock of a movement that briefly flourished at the beginning of the decade before disappearing from the United States after September 11. more...  0 Comments

New York Rights Advocates Protest Hebron Settlement Fundraiser

Adalah-NY | Thirty-five rights advocates from Adalah-NY and Brooklyn for Peace rallied this evening outside the Marriott Marquis hotel in Times Square to protest a fundraiser held there by the Brooklyn-based Israeli settlement group the Hebron Fund. Standing on 45th Street near New York’s Broadway theaters, the protesters’ chants included:

“Mamma Mia Marriott, you support a racist lot;” and
“Hebron’s settlers, Klu Klux Klan, racist groups go hand in hand.” more...  5 Comments

Nuclear Waste Dumped into Hudson River

Cathy Garger | Internationally renown radiation scientist and researcher Dr. Chris Busby speaks about the radioactive waste dumping into New York's Hudson River.
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Photos: Marching Against Racism In Rural New Jersey

Stanley W. Rogouski | Over 300 people march in Hardwick New Jersey to support Gary Grewal and his family, supporters of Barack Obama who were the victims of a cross burning. more...  5 Comments

10,000 people protest against Prop 8 and the Mormon Church

Alex Nathanson | 10,000 protest Prop 8 more...  16 Comments

Photos: Anti Proposition 8 March from Lincoln Center to Columbus Circle

Stanley W. Rogouski | Beween 5000 and 10,000 people marched from Lincoln Center to Columbus Circle. more...  2 Comments

Governor Patterson's Budget Cutting Machine

Counterhegemonic | Left to his own devices, Paterson will continue to trumpet a message of cutbacks and the privatization of essential services such as the non-profit health insurers GHI & HIP. Though he asks for public input on the cuts, New Yorkers can see this as a blighty wound scenario. more...  4 Comments

Corporate Media Targeted in Actions Across US

Signore Gattaccio | On the morning after election day. Hundreds of newspaper boxes had their covers changed and contents augmented with anarchist news and opinion, a small payback for the election media blitz and near media blackout that followed militant conflict at the conventions. more...  4 Comments

And Yet More Election Night Photos: 125th Street

Stanley W. Rogouski | Several thousand people gathered at the corner of 125th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. to watch the election returns. more...  3 Comments

Election Night 2008 in Rockefeller Center

Jamie Lehane | Outside the Rockefeller Center hundreds of people gather and listen quietly as Obama gives his acceptance speech. more...  3 Comments

NYC ELECTION NIGHT! Union Square:

MK Britton | A parade beginning in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn ends up in Union Square. Organized by Julian Barrett and Kyra Raskin, the parade was the result of only a few days of planning and was publicized via Facebook and e-mail lists. A 130 x 65 foot flag was procured by an e-mail correspondent. The flag, an impressive effort of several people over the course of a week, provided a centerpiece for the Union Square gathering. Dancers, musicians, and Obama supporters collected underneath the flag in celebration of the election. more...  6 Comments

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