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New York Fire Tragedy a Lesson for Muslims and Non-Muslims

Umar Lee | With the cost of living sky-rocketing in NYC and housing prices so high ( which translates into high rents for most people) those that are in New York and have to work hard for a living are forced to live in cramped conditions often times and there is a housing crisis for the working-class and the working-poor in New York as more and more ground is made way to gentrification and development. If something is not done about houisng in this city we are likely to see more tragedies in the future. more...  0 Comments

WED 3/14: The Price of Fire -- Bolivia Book Event w/Ben Dangl @ Vox Pop, 7PM

Vox Pop | We are proud to host this fun and informative cultural event about The Price of Fire: Resource Wars and Social Movements in Bolivia. Author Benjamin Dangl will make a visual presentation and lead a discussion about the subjects in the book. From the first moments of Spanish colonization to today's headlines, The Price of Fire offers a gripping account of clashes in Bolivia between corporate and people's power, contextualizing them regionally, culturally, and historically. Live music will follow the presentation and book signing. more...  0 Comments

The Murder of Fred Hampton (film)

Ytzhak | Fred Hampton was a high school student and a promising leader when he joined the Black Panther Party at the age of 19. His status as a leader grew very quickly. By the age of 20 he became the leader for the Chicago Chapter of the Black Panther Party. He was in involved in a lot of activities to improve the black community in Chicago. He maintained regular speaking engagements and organized weekly rallies at the Chicago federal building on behalf of the BPP. He worked with a free People's Clinic, taught political education classes every morning at 6am, and launched a community control of police project. Hampton was also instrumental in the BPP's Free Breakfast Program. Hampton had the charisma to excite crowds during rallies, he was suppose to be appointed to the Party's Central Committee. His position would have been Chief of Staff if he did not have an untimely death on the evening of December 4, 1969. more...  0 Comments

The Black Gangster as Urban Resistance: Sam Greenlee, The Spook Who Sat By the D

Ytzhak | we have seen greenlee’s works in the practical show and prove mode when a group of kids led by a crack dealer and pimp (eazy e of n.w.a.) fed up with destroying his own people deterritorializes the crack game and made it a rap business = out of oppression comes the transformative effects of sankofa—the underground scene which faces down capitalism by messaging the music via resistance on the street corner, prince buster’s “voice of he people” jamaican sound system or kids selling cds on sky trains and subways of independent creative beats, riddim and proletariat poetry delivered by and for the fighters in poverty—art of the oppressed and frontal attack of the insanity of amerikkkanadian industry and landscape.

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Photos of Oaxaca Street Art

John Gibler | Photos of new Oaxaca street art from March 08 more...  0 Comments

SAT 3/10: David Rovics, Eric Larsen, Soulforce -- Music/Book Event @ Vox Pop

Vox Pop | We are proud to host this fun and exciting cultural event featuring David Rovics, the voice of the revolution; Eric Larsen, author of A Nation Gone Blind; and Soulforce, your Brooklyn source for hip hop and soul. This is Rovics's first gig on his east coast tour, with Mat Callahan and Yvonne Moore , a fantastic duo coming all the way from Switzerland. Also joining them will be Lars Din from Gainesville, Florida, another fantastic political songwriter. Yet another musician named Lars, Lars Ro, from Copenhagen, Denmark, will also open for Rovics. more...  0 Comments

Make a Film and Make a Difference!

Rachel Peterson | NUFF Global is a grassroots side-project of the Nordic Youth Film Festival (NUFF) held each year in more...  0 Comments

free Left Forum plays - Saturday 8pm

LeftForum Shitworker | Two free plays, which are part of the Left Forum conference more...  0 Comments

SAT 3/10: David Rovics, Eric Larsen, Soulforce -- Music/Book Event @ Vox Pop

Vox Pop | We are proud to host this fun and exciting cultural event featuring David Rovics, the voice of the revolution; Eric Larsen, author of A Nation Gone Blind; and Soulforce, your Brooklyn source for hip hop and soul. This is Rovics's first gig on his east coast tour, with Mat Callahan and Yvonne Moore , a fantastic duo coming all the way from Switzerland. Also joining them will be Lars Din from Gainesville, Florida, another fantastic political songwriter. Yet another musician named Lars, Lars Ro, from Copenhagen, Denmark, will also open for Rovics. more...  0 Comments

SAT 3/10: David Rovics, Eric Larsen, Soulforce -- Music/Book Event @ Vox Pop

Vox Pop | We are proud to host this fun and exciting cultural event featuring David Rovics, the voice of the revolution; Eric Larsen, author of A Nation Gone Blind; and Soulforce, your Brooklyn source for hip hop and soul. This is Rovics's first gig on his east coast tour, with Mat Callahan and Yvonne Moore , a fantastic duo coming all the way from Switzerland. Also joining them will be Lars Din from Gainesville, Florida, another fantastic political songwriter. Yet another musician named Lars, Lars Ro, from Copenhagen, Denmark, will also open for Rovics. more...  1 Comments

"Salt of the Earth" film screening Saturday March 24 7PM Manhattan/NYC

PeoplesVideo.tv | Salt of the Earth is based on a 1950 strike by zinc miners in Silver City, New Mexico. Against a backdrop of social injustice, a riveting family drama is played out by the characters of Ramón and Esperanza Quintero, a Mexican-American miner and his wife. In the course of the strike, Ramón and Esperanza find their roles reversed: an injunction against the male strikers moves the women to take over the picket line, leaving the men to domestic duties. The women evolve from men’s subordinates into their allies and equals. more...  0 Comments

OurHistoryIsStillBeingWritten:3Chinese-CubanGeneralsInTheCubanRevolution

Chinese-Cuban Revolutionaries | Our History Is Still Being Written: The Story of Three Chinese-Cuban Generals In The Cuban Revolution more...  0 Comments

West Point

Mr Roger K. Olsson | West Point more...  0 Comments

rethos.com - witness the manifesto

www.rethos.com | Rethos.com the world's first social-networking website devoted to uniting socially engaged individuals, non-profit organizations, and socially responsible business on social and environmental issues. As a platform for change, rethos.com enables members to be informed via comprehensive multi-media, unite with allies who share a common passion and purpose, and take urgently needed action. more...  0 Comments

Free Screening and Discussion: Engendering Colonialism

Ari Moore | Join us for a free screening and discussion of "Engendering Colonialism: The Effect of 100 Years of U.S. Colonialism on Women in Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Cuba, and The Philippines," looking at 100 years of U.S. colonialism and its impact on the women of Hawai'i, Cuba, the Philippines and Puerto Rico - and their resistance to it. Presented by the Socialist Party USA Greater NYC Local, GABRIELA Network USA, and the ProLibertad Freedom Campaign, in observance of IWD (International Women's Day). more...  1 Comments

UNDERSTANDING THE FILIPINO EXODUS AND DIASPORA

Alegria Concepcion | Two new books by noted Filipino author E. SAN JUAN, Jr. seek to explore the predicament of millions of Filipinos leaving the Philippines and working or settling in other countries. An unprecedented 9-10 million of 87 million Filipinos are scattered around the planet. Their huge remittance props up a sharply divided class society where a tiny oligarchy (supported by Washington/Pentagon) exploits and oppresses the majority. Over 830 victims of extrajudicial killings occurred from 2001 to the present under Arroyo's corrupt, illegitimate regime. Why is this happening? Are you contributing to the pain and suffering? more...  0 Comments

STOP THE KILLINGS IN THE PHILIPPINES TOUR - NYC EDITION

Bayan-USA | Since 2001, over 830 BAYAN members and affiliates have been killed under the Arroyo regime. The alliance remains at the forefront of a broad-based people's movement heavily critical of Arroyo's domestic policies and subservience to the US war and trade agenda in what Bush has tagged "The Second Front" in the War on Terror. more...  0 Comments

"A Critique of Pure Reason"

Hoipolloi Cassidy | In response to the title of David Brooks' op-ed in today's New York Times more...  0 Comments

Jesus Camp Review

pointer | Nothing is scarier to me than adults who isolate and attempt to brainwash children. Be it the SS Youth movement, the Evalangelicals in this movie, or Tom Emanski with his baseball videos. The head Reverend in the movie states that Palestinian websites have photos of five year-old children being trained to die for their cause. She was pleaing to the masses to catch up on training their children to be troops for god and the Christian way. When did leading a pious life equate into signing up for a religious war? more...  7 Comments

POINT OF ATTACK, Film Showings

Diana Crowder | Point of Attack is a documentary that should be seen by all of us to remind us of how fragile our freedom can be. It tells personal stories of internment like jailing of large numbers of people post-911. The filmmaker Kathleen Foster will discuss the film after the two showings on March 31 in Montclair, NJ and April 19 in Manhattan and how these raids and arrest continue today and what folks can do to stop the inhumanity. more...  0 Comments

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