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A Question Over Iran: Can the People Make History or Not?

By Mike Ely | The Kasama Project | There is a self-deceptive politics (among some leftists) that seeks to prettify all kinds of reactionary forces that (for one reason or another) are in opposition to U.S. imperialism — including Islamic reactionaries, Kim Jung Il, “hardline” revisionists of the Li Peng and Eric Honecker type and so on. And in the process they have a real, almost startling, hostility toward sections of the people who rise up in important if still-inarticulate ways. My sense is that such politics arise from a despair over actually developing our own revolutionary forces — and a resigned assumption that we have no other alternative but to fall behind any forces (ugly, oppressive, reactionary or not) who (one way or another) who seem to be on America’s shit list.


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Outrage at NYPD homophobia-driven Violence in Crown Heights

Jessica Aguirre | As New York prepares for LGBTQ pride celebrations, a new case of homophobia-driven police brutality has sobered the city. more...  3 Comments

Hundreds Protest the Rockefeller Drug Laws in New York City

Ariel Tirosh | Hundreds of New Yorkers gathered outside of Governor Paterson's Manhattan office today to call on Paterson, State Senator Malcolm Smith, and other legislative leaders to repeal the 70s-era Rockefeller Drug Laws. more...  0 Comments

The struggle for communication.

Emilio de Lima (Ed.) | The IMC of the world are the most appropriate space for discussions and proposals around the right to communication. The hemisphere, the continent and the world were, are and will be affected by what happens to almost the 200,000,000 (two hundred million) Brazilian citizens. We are all together on this ship in danger that is the planet earth. No one is alone or alone can solve the most serious problems.

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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


October 22 Coalition-NY | December 21, 2008
Doors open at 6:00, show starts at 6:30pm
The Delancey Bar & Nightclub (bottom floor)
168 Delancey Street (between Clinton & Attorney), Manhattan on the Lower East Side
(J to Essex or F to Delancey)
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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

Greece: The Rebelion of Silence/La Rebelión del Silencio

Carlos Vigueras | The young people and his testimony about the murder of Alexandros Grigoropoulos put the eyes of the world in Greece.
Freedom and justice is demanded by million of people around the world.
Los jóvenes y su testimonio acerca del asesinato de Alexandros Grigoropoulus ponen los ojos del mundo en Grecia.
Libertad y justicia demandan millones de personas alrededor del mundo. more...  0 Comments

Lawsuit Takes on NYPD Press Credential Policy

Alex Kane | The New York Police Department’s system for issuing annual press credentials to journalists is unconstitutional and arbitrary, a federal lawsuit filed Nov. 12 alleges. more...  0 Comments

This civilization is rotten to the core !!!

Seven Star Hand | The Vatican and its primary cohorts are the secret rulers of Planet Earth and their primary tools of governance are secrecy and the deceptive triangle formed by money, religion, and politics. It is beyond obvious that monetary, religious, and political leaders will never solve humanity’s persistent problems. To do so would free you from their deceptions and put them out of work… more...  1 Comments


NYCLAW -- New York City Labor Against the War | "We knew keeping the windows in the warehouse was a bargaining chip." more...  0 Comments

Summary of pleadings of Korkoneas in police murder of 15 year old Greek youth

nystagmenos | This is a summary of the main points covered in the first court pleadings of the police officer who pulled the trigger on Alexandros Grigoropoulos, and who was charged with intentional homicide. more...  0 Comments

Jesús Reyes Heroles, despidos y corrupción en PEMEX

Unión Nacional de Técnicos y Prof. Petroleros | El jueves 4 de noviembre a las 19:00 horas el director general de Petróleos Mexicanos, Jesús Reyes Heroles González Garza fue obligado a recibir a la Comisión de Trabajo de la Cámara de Diputados requerido para que explicara los despidos injustificados. more...  0 Comments

"This cop who did it must see what it is to kill a kid and to destroy a life."

emiliano | Amazing how different we are from other people in the world. In the US, teenagers are killed in cold blood every few weeks by police, and only minimal outcry is ever voiced, and usually it is from activists rather than the general public. We have become so totally jaded, consumed with our possessions, immersed in a sea of digits signifying the (ever more imaginary and precarious) financial wealth accredited to each of us, lost in our iPhones, boxed away for shipment in our SUVs, that the many deaths at the hands of the US government at home and abroad as well as the infinite harm we inflict on the world, well, we just don't notice it.

For perspective, here's a quote from the streets of Athens:

"Rage is what I feel for what has happened, rage," said one protesting student. "This cop who did it must see what it is to kill a kid and to destroy a life." more...  1 Comments

Coalition of Immokalee Workers visiting NYC Tuesday & Wednesday!

SFA | Subway, the third largest fast-food chain in the world and the biggest fast-food buyer of Florida tomatoes, reached an agreement on December 2nd with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers to help improve wages and working conditions for the workers who pick their tomatoes. more...  0 Comments

Cops kill 15 year old student in Greece

Greek Anarchosyndicalist | Cops kill 15 year old student in Greece more...  2 Comments



THE RESOURCE WARS - Antony Loewenstein @ Bluestockings TONIGHT

j hill | Friday, December 5th @ 7PM - Free Reading: Antony Loewenstein "The Blogging Revolution" @ Bluestockings
With the advent of decentralized publishing with a wide reach (think: the interweb!), blogging has become a important tool for international reporting. In "The Blogging Revolution," Antony Loewenstein investigates the impacts of blogging on state authority and mass media in propagating truth. Loewenstein is an Australian journalist and the author of "My Israel Question." - Bluestockings: 172 Allen Street between Stanton and Rivington, 212.777.6028 more...  0 Comments

Editorial Cartoon: Never Mind the 'Big Tent'...

Mike Flugennock | At least up until the last "election" or two, you used to hear a lot – especially from the Donkeycrats – about the proverbial "Big Tent", ostensibly used to symbolize the Party's acceptance of diverse constituencies, but was actually just a cheesy way for your Party to pander to segments of the voting population it normally wouldn't give the time of day to.

Once again though, huge props to the Obama Mob for taking this concept a bold step further... more...  4 Comments

Joy of Resistance presents "Feminist Agenda for a New Political Era" Thursday

Joy of Resistance | Joy of Resistance Multicultural Feminist Radio returns to WBAI in its new regular time slot, the first December of each month.
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