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My experience and suggestions for Critical Mass

Obert | The bicyclists are winning in the ongoing struggle against police oppression. more...  8 Comments

NYPD Arrests 49 Bicyclists during August Critical Mass

NYCBKR | City fails to squash Critical Mass despite continued intimidation and arrests. || More Coverage of Last Nights CM more...  15 Comments

Independent Media Covers, Debates Ecko Graffiti Block Party

Hiphopmusic.com | I was on WBAI's Wake Up Call this morning at 8AM, giving my impressions of today's event along with Joe Schloss. You can hear our conversation here: (play/download), we come on about 30 minutes in. [Read More] more...  0 Comments

Critical Mass! Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!

bike ninja | there are a few themes for the night. there are a bunch of afterparties.
jump on a bike and have some fun! more...  1 Comments

Submit to Blacked-Out Media

Blacked Out Media | The NYC Indymedia Video Collective is currently seeking submissions for Blacked-Out Media. Submissions should be no longer than ten minutes in length and should serve as a socially/politically conscious mini-documentary. Segments should be high resolution and submitted on mini-DV. more...  0 Comments

Harambee Radio: wordcore/author lawrence ytzhak braithwaite & HecOne (welfare po

Ytzhak |
AUG 25 - 9:00 PM/EST on Harambee Radio: Dalani Aamon speaks with wordcore/author lawrence ytzhak braithwaite (lord patch) & mc/activist HecOne (welfare poets) hour more...  0 Comments

Images: Bike Lane Liberation Day

fred askew | Bicyclists gather on 2nd Ave. to "ticket" motorized vehicles parked or standing in the bike lane more...  10 Comments

Billionaires Support Their Silent Advocate, Betsy Gotbaum, at City Hall

Maya Foxnew | Getting drunk on power, Billionaires for Betsy and Bloomberg took time off backroom schmoozing and dealing at City Hall to show their support for their Silent Advocate, Betsy, brandishing signs saying "Silence is Golden" and "Silence=Wealth." "We are truly Buy-Partisan, as that is the way to get things done at City Hall, whether it is a 1.6 Billion dollars of Corporate Welfare for Morgan Stanley, or 20 to 40 story buildings in Brooklyn", says Emma Nent Domain.
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Got Philosophy?

Jon G | Who really knows philosophy? The burning question can be answered. Philosophy is wonder. However what philosophy -is- is limited. It is a question asked in restlessness of the late evening when there is no need to want to answer. more...  1 Comments

Corporate Graffiti is Legal, Phew!

Compilation |

Kat writes: "A party planned to promote a graffiti video game can go forward as planned this Wednesday in Chelsea. The Bloomberg administration had revoked a permit for the event, but District Court Judge Jed Rakoff said the mayor's view went against the First Amendment. "By the same token, presumably, a street performance of 'Hamlet' would be tantamount to encouraging revenge murder," he said in federal court in Manhattan. Of course, spraypainting without corporate authorization is still illegal."

Meanwhile, readers of the Stay Free blog debate the line between corporate and political speech and its relation to the Ecko case. And for more on the politics of street art, check out the Visual Resistance weblog.

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Corporate Graffiti is Legal, Phew!

Kat |

A party planned to promote a graffiti video game can go forward as planned this Wednesday in Chelsea. The Bloomberg administration had revoked a permit for the event, but District Court Judge Jed Rakoff said the mayor's view went against the First Amendment. "By the same token, presumably, a street performance of 'Hamlet' would be tantamount to encouraging revenge murder," he said in federal court in Manhattan. Of course, spraypainting without corporate authorization is still illegal.

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Fascists Don't Resign. They Must Be Removed II.

Lloyd Hart | "Why hasn't Karl Rove resigned?" seems to be the question written on the faces of all my liberal friends as they walk around Martha's Vineyard this summer in a conscious stupefied form of denial I have literally never seen before. more...  0 Comments

BIKE NATIONAL CONVENTION 2 continues with Group Rides all weekend long!

bike ninja | STILL WE RIDE!
In celebration of our great biking community, TIME'S UP! is hosting over 2 weeks of rides, workshops & events to commemorate another year of bicycle action and enthusiasm. The BNC will provide New Yorkers and visitors a chance to participate in rides that showcase NYC's unique bike-riding environment and the communities of cyclists who inhabit and support it. more...  3 Comments

Anarchist folk TOMORROW (thurs) at Freespace on LI!

militantsmiles | Anarchist and political folk music thurs, Aug 18th at the LI Freespace. more...  0 Comments

Whose streets? Our Streets?

Liz Elliott and Shay Sanchez | The future of Critical Mass in New York City remains uncertain, as environmental group TIME’S UP! is forced to foot the bill for an impending court battle. more...  3 Comments

Bike National Convention 2 continues with group rides all week long...

bike ninja | Back by popular demand, the BNC 2 has a ride everyday from Aug 12-28th. In celebration of our great biking community, Times-Up! is hosting over 2 weeks of rides, workshops, movies & events to commemorate another year of bicycle activism and enthusiasm. The BNC will provide New Yorkers and visitors a chance to participate in rides that showcase NYC's unique bike-riding environment and the communities of cyclists who inhabit and support it. more...  0 Comments

Rock 'n' Roll Camp for Girls Hits NYC

homefries | An offshoot of the original Rock 'n' Roll Camp for Girls on the west coast, the Willie Mae Rock Camp was organized by feminist musicians and offered workshops on such topics as anti-oppression, instrument instruction, and self-defense. more...  0 Comments

Latest Edition of Riseup Radio: Breathalizers, Movies and Radio

Riseup Radio | On this edition of Rise Up Radio:

* youth news;
* The Michigan ACLU on their fight against mandatory youth breathalizer laws;
* Mark Rosenberg of Rooftop Films on their New York Non Fiction show and turning down publicity from Bruce Ratner ...

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OK man tries to carry bomb onto Plane; Released on Bail; GOP Pol. Supports Him..

News From Babylon | University of Oklahoma student Charles Dreyling Jr., 24, was released into the custody of his parents this afternoon. Dreyling went before US Magistrate Gary Purcell just after 3:30. Purcell questioned him at length and asked him if he understood the charges made against him. Dreyling said ‘yes your honor’. In a sworn affidavit Dreyling told FBI agents the device in his carry-on bag was an explosive device that he described as ‘basically a pipe bomb’, and he admitted to agents he had been making bombs since he was 14 years old. more...  1 Comments

A Look Into the Mirror

Manuel Valenzuela | great opinion piece on the state of american society more...  0 Comments

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