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The A-String: DKT/MC5 and the Sun Ra Arkestra Play Free Music (Indypendent)

Steve Wishnia | An array of about 20 musicians clad in golden headdresses and sequined caps filled the stage, fronted by five geriatric hornmen in electric-blue capes. Saxophonist Marshall Allen, a red-bearded octogenarian who’s been directing the band since 1995, wore a cape resembling a shower curtain covered with Saturnesque tropical fish, with a matching cap shaped like a floppy, molten bicycle helmet. more...  0 Comments Amilcar Cabral On Culture and National Liberation

Amilcar Cabral | When Goebbels, the brain behind Nazi propaganda, heard culture being discussed, he brought out his revolver. That shows that the Nazis, who were and are the most tragic expression of imperialism and of its thirst for domination--even if they were all degenerates like Hitler, had a clear idea of the value of culture as a factor of resistance to foreign domination. more...  0 Comments

"What's My Name, Fool?" -- A Left Hook of a Book (Indypendent)

Bennett Baumer | Sports – and I’m not talking about kickball and ultimate Frisbee – are often anathema to all that is sensitive and progressive. From ESPN broadcasting from a set resembling an Iraq war gunner’s nest, or George Steinbrenner and other major-league baseball owners playing “God Bless America” during the seventh-inning stretch, pro sports can leave anyone left of right field nauseated. more...  1 Comments - International Art Contest

Maria Novella Gai | Press release n. 5 Florence, 10/08/05


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El Independiente - includes the Sixth Declaration of the Selva Lacandona EN/SP

michael | Latest issue of the El Independiente - includes the Sixth Declaration of the Selva Lacandona (in English and Spanish)
La nueva edicion de El Independiente - incluye la Sexta Declaración de la Selva Lacandona (en ingles y espanol) more...  0 Comments

Malcolm X Grassroots Movement Black August Benefit

hip-hop head | A benefit for the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, the 2005 Black August show featured equal parts emceeing and politics. Founded as a response to the killing of George Jackson, Jr. Black August celebrates everyone from Freedom Fighters, Grassroots Organizers, to Graffitti Writers. more...  1 Comments

Billioniares Rush to the Aid of StarBucks

Diva Denz, reporting | Manhattan Billionaires could not sip their lattes idly while StarBucks Corporation faced attacks by pro-union protesters on Saturday, August 6. Instead, a bevy of Billionaires recognized our #1 specialty coffee retailer for its outstanding performance in union-busting and its continuing commitment to pay its baristas unlivable wages. more...  40 Comments


Michael Kane | [The following is a telling article from the August 7 NY Post about the situation in my workplace. Sound familiar? -WS]

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Two NYC officials endorse racial profiling

Scott Adams | Brooklyn Assemblyman Dov Hikind and Staten Island Councilman James Otto want racial profiling of Middle Easterners.
Hikind: "They all look a certain way...It's all very nice to be politically correct here, but we're talking about terrorism."
Otto: "Plain and simply, young Arab fundamentalists are the individuals undertaking these acts of terror...A particular group of people who are engaging in these terrorist activities. And they're not skinny, balding Italian-Americans from Staten Island." more...  5 Comments

Review: Rooftop’s Mixed Bag of Shorts at the Mall Garage

Leah Mermelstein | Rooftop Films, N.Y.C.’s premier mobile independent theater, packed 13 films, five sets of fireworks and music by the Mountain Goats onto the roof of the Fulton Mall parking lot for their Fourth of July show. (Overstimulated and hanging out at the mall – very American.) The closest set of fireworks was occluded by some building that snuck by the event planners, but what appeared to be a carpet bombing of pyrotechnics in the distance did seem appropriate. more...  0 Comments

Review: Beefcake Americana

Amy Wolf | Now showing at the Museum of Sex, 233 5th Avenue. For hours and tickets see

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Review: Beware "Refinement"

Diane Mason | from the August 1st issue of The Indypendent more...  24 Comments

Review: The Daily Show DVD

Erica Patino | Want to combine the heartbreak of the last presidential election with the convenience of at-home theater? The Daily Show with Jon Stewart: Indecision 2004 features all this plus sharp satire that is as much a criticism of major network news and newspaper coverage as it is a genial look at American politics. The three-DVD set includes on-site coverage of both political conventions, presidential debates and live coverage on election night. more...  0 Comments

FILM - Rize: White Eyes, Black Bodies

Yvonne Liu | What is essentially an extended music video with interviews attempts to pass as a serious documentary about the lives of the dancers. more...  4 Comments

Indypendent: Psychedelic Splatter and Screams of Freedom

Steve Wishnia | The series’ last two shows will be July 24 and 31. The Lucky Cat Lounge in Williamsburg and ABC No Rio will pick up some of the slack. more...  0 Comments

Indypendent: Operation Red Scare: The Academic Battlefield

Bill Berkowitz | David Horowitz, the 1960s left-wing radical turned right-wing activist/provocateur and Republican political consultant, has crafted a campaign to stifle the speech of liberal academics. more...  0 Comments

Indypendent: Brooklyn Greens Gun for Marty

Rahul Chadha | Since assuming the office of Brooklyn Borough President in 2002, Marty Markowitz has dedicated himself to a bare-knuckled boosterism designed to evoke nostalgia for a Brooklyn that no longer exists. more...  4 Comments

Indypendent: St. Brigid’s on the Cross?

Bennett Baumer | From The Indypendent's August 1st Issue more...  0 Comments

NYC Picket: Not Back?n Down For Fired Wobbly Sarah Bender! -Sat. Aug. 6th

STarbucks Union | Picket at the 17th and 1st Starbucks Saturday, Aug 6th at 2pm more...  0 Comments

2005 Black August Film Fest

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