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Tonight- TIMES UP! movie night presents An Inconvenient Truth

Times Up! Environmental Group | Event Details :: An Inconvenient Truth (2006)
Date: Thursday, February 8th, 2007
Time: 8:00 PM
Location: Time's Up 49 East Houston (between Mulberry and Mott)
Details: An Inconvenient Truth (2006)

Former VP and Presidential candidate Al Gore's crusade to raiseawareness of global warming gets a useful new platform in An Inconvenient Truth. Davis Guggenheim's docu is a straightforwardrecord of the lecture Gore has toured for years, juiced by elaborategraphics. An excellent educational tool. (Variety)

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Classical warfare

Paul Werner | A followup on the meeting at New York City's Department of Cultural Affairs to present a new system of funding for cultural institutions. more...  0 Comments

The Middle Passage-the crime of slavery, it's origins, the film to see

Reparations Now | Africa, 1810. Nighttime. A slave ship leaves Senegal on the west coast
of Africa headed, with its cargo of slaves, for the Americas.
This eighteen-week sea journey—an eternity of hell—condenses the
centuries of cruelty during which countless European ships plied the
transatlantic slave trade. more...  0 Comments

Sun Feb 11 3PM "Congo: White King, Red Rubber, Black Death" screening

Tommy SP-NYC | "...reveals a staggering human rights violation and a vivid portrait of a cruel and amoral forerunner of the global corporations of today who are ravaging the economies of Third World countries and leaving the poor worse off than ever before."
-Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
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m*a*m*a craftastic celebration

mamajen | mothers alliance for mutual aid (m*a*m*a)'s FUNdraiser on Friday, February 23rd. more...  0 Comments

Contest: Music for Youth Resistance!

Rise Up Radio | WBAI's Rise Up Radio is looking for a new theme song — a soundtrack for youth culture and resistance. We've launched a contest where you submit the songs, and you choose the winner! The music can be original, a remix or mashup and whatever genre. Details below and at www.riseupradio.org more...  0 Comments

Wal-mart in Brooklyn?

Rine (repost) | As you may know, Wal-Mart has had its eye on New York City for years. Now, Wal-Mart's latest attempt to sneak into NYC is taking place in Brooklyn at Allbee Square.
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24 hr Dance Marathon and Rally to Reform the Cabaret Law

j0hn | Please come dance with us, for part of the 24 hour Marathon this Friday, and/or especially the big rally afterwards from noon to 2 on the 10th.

We're dancing to draw attention to our grass roots drive to reform the 1926 law (created to prevent inter-racial mingling) that forbids dancing without a virtually impossible to acquire cabaret license. It's a redundant and embarrassing law unique to NYC. It is enforced arbitrarily, and is yet another example of the loss of our civil liberties. more...  2 Comments

Next Saturday! 2/10! Benefit Show for Andy Stepanian & the Earth First Journal!

In Our Hearts Collective | Come out and show support for Andy Stepanian, a NYC activist serving three years in prison for organizing and attending animal rights protests, and the Earth First! Journal, a radical environmental magazine in severe financial crisis! more...  0 Comments

The Barclays Backlash

Atlantic Yards Report | From Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn (DDDB.NET)

Barclays Imbroglio Continues...

More on the Barclays naming-rights matter in breaking news from the Brooklyn Paper website, where the paper makes a correction to a glaring error, but stands by the substance of its initial article on the issue:From the editor: Our Barclays coverage (Editorial)

Barclays: No ‘blood money’ here
By Dana Rubenstein
A British bank that is under fire from black leaders for profiting from the slave trade centuries ago is fighting back, issuing a long-awaited statement that claims the allegation “is simply not true.”
Article

Letter sent from Barclays to the Brooklyn Paper.

London calling
The Independent, a British national newspaper, published on Friday an account of the controvery surrounding Barclays bank in Brooklyn.
ArticleAnd Norman Oder, who was the recipient of a letter from Barclays Bank as well, writes this followup: The Barclays backlash; call for retractions met with resistance, questions

Barclays Capital is fighting back, sending strongly-worded letters to journalists who've written about the reported links between the company and slavery, and asking us to "immediately retract and cease making any further misrepresentations of this sort." Barclays two weeks ago announced a more than $300 million deal for naming rights to the Atlantic Yards arena, to be known as the Barclays Center.

I received a copy of the letter emailed to two different email addresses as well as hand-delivered to my workplace. The latter was delivered some five hours after I emailed several pointed questions to Barclays, asking for backup information. No response was forthcoming by the end of the day.

Brooklyn Paper stands ground, mostly...

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8th Anniverary Amadou Diallo Memorial Film Screening

Christina Z | Hundreds of people gathered at Riverside Church for film screening contrasting and commemorating the lives and tragic deaths of Amadou Diallo and Jesse Thyne, an American Peace Corps volunteer living with the Diallo family in Guinea, West Africa. more...  1 Comments

Free Leonard Peltier! Native American Political Prisoner 31 Years Imprisoned

www.LeonardPeltier.net | Free Leonard Peltier! 31 Years of Injustice is too long!
On the 31st anniversary of the unjust extradiction and arrest of AIM (American Indian Movement) leader Leonard Peltier, the NYC Leonard Peltier Support Group more...  1 Comments

Book Review-- Theology: A Very Short Introduction

Thomas Riggins | This small book by theologian David F. Ford reveals that his science does not deal with anything remotely resembling knowledge of reality. more...  0 Comments

JustSeeds benefit show, Thursday Feb 8

visualresistance.org | Last month, Just Seeds faced near-collapse when its fulfillment company suddenly went bankrupt. A month later, over a dozen artists around the country are banding together to transform the pioneering radical art distro into a national artist-owned cooperative. We think the potential of such a project is unlimited. We’re organizing a benefit gallery show on February 8th to help raise funds to build the infrastructure for this new radical art service: more...  0 Comments

WOID XVI-27. Closely watched museums

James Jackson Jiveass | The Mayor and City Council announce new way of funding cultural organizations. Does that mean, at long last, a better way of holding them to account? more...  0 Comments

Sunday February 11 screening "Congo: White King, Red Rubber, Black Death"

Lumumba | CONGO: WHITE KING, RED RUBBER, BLACK DEATH describes how King Leopold II of Belgium turned Congo into its private colony between 1885 and 1908. Under his control, Congo became a gulag labor camp of shocking brutality. Leopold posed as the protector of Africans fleeing Arab slave-traders but, in reality, he carved out an empire based on terror to harvest rubber. Families were held as hostages, starving to death if the men failed to produce enough wild rubber. Children's hands were chopped off as punishment for late deliveries. more...  1 Comments

Rebel DTA's How Did Our Oil Get Under Their Sand?

O. Tree | Rebel DTA's How Did Our Oil Get Under Their Sand? is unapologetic leftist experimental electronica more...  0 Comments

Earth First Enemy, Pacific Lumber Co. files bankruptcy

The Toxic Reverend | Posting of a news story from the Santa Rosa California Press Democrat: about Pacific Lumber Co. filing bankruptcy. That is the lumber company that Juli Butterfly Hill was tree sitting about as an Earth First advocate. The question of Pacific Lumber spending too much money when they funded a recall campaign against the Humboldt County District Attorney that had charged them with fraud, is also posed. With a link to "Red Collar Crime" that is documenting the "political fallout" when criminal charges are filed against a corporation. at www.angelfire.com/nm/redcollarcrime more...  0 Comments

New Year Destruction at the Hill of Tara, Ireland

turoe | In flagrent contempt of best archaeological and ecological practice, a systematic campaign of tree felling, earth clearance and monument removal has begun at the Hill of Tara. This is even before the Public Private Partnership (PPP) contract for the M3 Motorway, through the Tara / Skryne Valley, has even been signed. Daily protests are taking place, every 7am in the morning at the Hill of Tara car park. more...  0 Comments

THE TWILIGHT OF AMERICAN CULTURE [BOOK REVIEW]

Thomas Riggins | Morris Berman's book says the solution to American cultural decay is for intellectuals to drop out and become "monks" who, as individuals, should work to preserve our cultural heritage. more...  0 Comments

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