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The Mayor who cried wolf for political gain

dino | It worked for Bush and Bloomberg is trying to make it work for him, putting fear on the minds of New Yorker's in order to make cameo opportunities right before the November 8th election. You would think His spending $50 million plus would be good enough for a victory, but skipping the debates and crying wolf my do just the opposite. more...  3 Comments

small WORLD - Columbus: Fact vs. Fiction

small WORLD Podcast | Interview with Dr. Dona De Sanctis of the Order Sons of Italy in America about the Columbus: Fact vs. Fiction report more...  0 Comments

small WORLD: Music Monday! Stephen Kent

small WORLD Podcast | Didjeridu player extraordinaire! more...  0 Comments

THIS FRIDAY - ZAPATISTAS IN NYC: SCHOOLS FOR CHIAPAS PRESENTS... | Schools For Chiapas, a Zapatista solidarity organization, is touring the east coast. On the afternoon of October 14th, they will be making a stop at The New School for a special presentation. Come to learn more about the Zapatista Movement and the work Schools for Chiapas is doing to support the revolutionary indigenous resistance. Food and refreshments will be provided, and crafts and merchandise directly from rebel territory will be available for purchase. more...  0 Comments

POET's Verses Sing of New Orleans

Dotty Simons | Her world fell apart
Like having her ass
Handed back in a sling.
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Made In Secret: The Story of the East Van Porn Collective Screening in NYC

one tiny whale | Made in Secret: The Story of the East Van Porn Collective, is about a group of arty, punky, queer-positive, bike-riding anarcho-feminist rabble-rousers who decide to make their own sexy little movies to combat the patriarchial, hetero-normative, exploitive garbage being cranked out by Hollywood and the porn industry. But in a bigger sense, it's also about the collective process and consensus decision-making. more...  0 Comments

The Headline We Haven't Seen

No Land Grab |

TimesRatner Report

The price tag of Ratner's arena has ballooned to from $435 to $555.3 million. Norman Oder makes a good point in his follow-up blog to the report on the Times's coverage, that under normal circumstances this would be a big story. But Ratner's supersized megablockolis is anything but normal. [Read More]

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NYPD Bicycle Theft at Bedford Ave Station | Around 7 pm on October 5, 2005 the NYPD removed bicycles locked to the entrance of the Bedford Avenue L station in Williamsburg. Although signs indicate property attached to these MTA railings will be removed, there was no such warning for bicycles removed from nearby signposts. In fact, according to NYS Vehicle and Traffic Law Article 24, Section 1115, it is completely legal to lock a bicycle to a signpost, lamppost, bus stop pole, parking meter or any other public street fixture as long as it does not alter or interfere with the operation of public traffic signals and signs. more...  26 Comments

Group says WV Governor broke promise on Marsh Fork Elementary

Coal River Mountain Watch | A citizens’ group and concerned parents of the children at Marsh Fork Elementary School in the Coal River Valley of West Virginia expressed disappointment in Governor Joe Manchin’s decision to drop his investigation of health concerns at the school. The school has gained attention over the summer as residents protested Massey Energy’s coal operations next door.
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Steven Englander | On Thursday October 20 ABC No Rio, the Lower East Side
Arts Center, will hold a benefit auction at Jeffrey Deitch's Wooster Street Space (18 Wooster Street). The event will run from 6:00pm to 10:00pm.
Proceeds from this event will go to ABC No Rio's Building Renovation Fund to renovate its home at 156 Rivington Street and expand its existing resources and facilities. To date, over $225,000 has been raised. more...  0 Comments

Chicano Artist Promote Healthy Diversity

Pachuco | In response to the recent seizures and closings of Chicano cultural centers, intrusions into Chicano communities to demand that Chicano monuments be taken down and insulting the Chicano culture, a group of Chicano Artists has responded by promoting multiculturalism and healthy diversity. more...  1 Comments

Critical Mass is Thirteen: The Culture War is Older

Chris Carlsson | (from Indybay): "Amazing to think it's been 13 years since the first “Commute Clot” brought together about 50 bicyclists at “PeeWee” Herman Plaza at the foot of Market Street in San Francisco. Within a few short months it had gained the moniker “Critical Mass” and the excitement and euphoria and sheer novelty of an “organized coincidence” that fills the streets with bicycles instead of cars was rapidly reproducing itself across the planet." [Read More] more...  2 Comments

Theater Of War (The Indypendent)

Rachael Breitman | A review of several recent anti-war plays in the downtown theater scene. more...  1 Comments

A Knock At The Door (The Indypendent)

Donald Paneth | A review of an anti-Bush art exhibition held at the Cooper Union and the South Street Seaport Museum more...  1 Comments

A Rare Look Inside North Korea (The Indypendent)

Diane Mason | A DVD review of A State Of Mind from VeryMuchSo Productions by Daniel Gordon about lives in North Korea. more...  0 Comments

What's It Worth? (The Indypendent)

Diane Mason | Film reviews of Quanto Vale Ou E Por Quilo? , Mi Enemigo, and El Inmortal. more...  0 Comments

Upcoming Indy Movies: Cuba, Falluja, and Third World Newsreel

Anonymous | Finally, our friends at Third World Newsreel are holding a film festival entitled "Call For Change" this weekend at BAMcinematek. more...  0 Comments

The G-String: Sex And The CDC (The Indypendent)

Amy Wolf | This issue's sex column takes a look at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's latest survey more...  1 Comments

The A-String: Blues Folk Resist Oppression's Yoke (The Indypendent)

Steve Wishnia | This issue's music column The A-String covers Otis Taylor and an Oldie Of The Month more...  1 Comments

A Requiem for Critical Mass?

BikeBlog / Open Newswire |
Meanwhile, Peter writes about the most recent CM in NYC:

"I decided to do the Critical Mass bike ride again, (after a few months off, for good behavior). It was sad to see how few people showed up for the ride. Usually the whole back part of Union Square is filled with chatty cyclists of all shapes and sizes. This time, there were about 150 people, milling around the steps on 14th St." [Read More] || Police Threaten London CM || All the Critical Mass News Fit to Print || Critical Mass Call Out || A Happier Video: 30,000 Riders in Budapest more...  1 Comments

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