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New Yorkers Find Foie Gras Unpalatable

Daniel Packer, The New York Megaphone | NY State Assemblyman John McEneny has introduced a bill that would amend the NY state animal cruelty law so that it’s “unlawful to force-feed a bird, by hand or machine, for the purpose of fatty enlargement of the bird’s liver.” State Senator Frank Padavan introduced legislation that would ban foie gras production statewide. more...  15 Comments

Call for Political Poems

Gregg Mosson | CALL FOR POEMS. Poems Against War: A Journal of Poetry and Action (Vol. 6) seeks poems for its 2007 issue on the theme of "Music of Change." more...  1 Comments

It’s time to confront the gun lobby

D. Grant Haynes | The senseless murder of 32 people at Virginia Tech underlines once again the necessity for stricter gun control laws in the United States. more...  0 Comments


Islamic Community Net | Waleed Shaalan sacrificed his own life to save the life of a classmate from the Virginia Tech maniac. He leaves behind a wife and infant daughter. more...  0 Comments

FREE: Parading "permit" download

roger m | Download and print this handy generic "permit" to bring to your demo. Let the "authorties" know they aren't fooling you/us with all this NYPD hocus pocus. more...  1 Comments

Why Virginia Tech killings happened

editorial | Why Virginia Tech killings happened more...  10 Comments

Spinning, Lying and Distorting History: Media Response to VT Tragedy

Liam O’Donoghue | According to syndicated radio talk show host Rusty Humphries, Virginia Tech gunman Cho Seung-Hui is “frying in hell.” “I just wish he were alive,” Humphries added dryly, “so we could put him to death.” more...  0 Comments

Major Leagues Go Global (IndyKids)

Chris Anderson | Go to to download the paper, find out how to get copies and to subscribe.

The new issue includes articles about immigrant families in detention, Armenian history and culture, prisoners set free thanks to DNA evidence, kids’ opinions on military recruiters in schools, a special feature on journalism, plus sports, letters and more!

for the Teacher's Guide that accompanies the new issue. more...  0 Comments

Book Review-- The Sword of Constantine

Thomas Riggins | The Sword of Constantine actually tries to dilute the role of the Church in the rise of anti-Semitism more...  0 Comments

Bryan Ferry apologises for Nazi remarks

eno | Singer Bryan Ferry has apologised for an interview in which he praised the iconography of the Nazi party. more...  1 Comments


Alex | Bruce Ratner is attempting to build 16 giant skyscrapers and a sports arena for high income residents in the heart of brooklyn. The buildings set to be destroyed on thursday are going to be used for parking space! We cannot allow this to happen! more...  1 Comments

WED 4/18: Howard Zinn Movie, 7 PM; Fetzer Festival, 9 PM; FREE, Vox Pop

Vox Pop | Howard Zinn is an author, activist, professor, playwright, and a great American. You Can’t Be Neutral On A Moving Train chronicles his life as an advocate for peace and justice in a militaristic and exploitative world. FREE popcorn! Afterwards, please join us for the Fetzer Festival, as we celebrate Jim Fetzer and his new book, The 9/11 Conspiracy. Dr. Fetzer has written extensively on 9/11, JFK, Paul Wellstone, and other topics. FREE Movie @ 7PM, FREE Book Party @ 9 PM. more...  1 Comments

The Gates of Neverland

Not an American | No one in the corporate media addressed the constant stream of white nationalist rhetoric coming out of the Imus in the Morning Show until it was both unavoidable and, more importantly, until it could be spun in a way that minimized the amount of damage it would do to the corporate media elite. more...  0 Comments

paraSITE: A Decade of Urban Intervention

madhatter | paraSITE: A Decade of Urban Intervention more...  0 Comments


Paul Werner | Yet another scholar fired from a French state museum: how does this connect to global politics? more...  0 Comments

About the Don Imus Brouhaha...

D. Grant Haynes | MSNBC and CBS displayed exceptional cowardice in prostrating themselves so completely before the recent media-generated fire storm surrounding Don Imus. more...  6 Comments

SUN 4/15: Mattilda Book Event, Rejecting the Rules of Gender and Conformity

Vox Pop | Please join us for a fun and interesting cultural event featuring Nobody Passes, a new book about gender and conformity edited by Mattilda, a.k.a. Matt Bernstein Sycamore. Mattilda will discuss and read from the book, as well as challenge our notions of identity, categorization, and community. Both cultural and countercultural norms will be up for debate. Other contributors will present, too. Open Mike to follow. FREE! Vox Pop, 5 PM more...  0 Comments

NYC Musicians Organize Protest For Saturday Over Closing of Tonic

... | COME to TONIC
Saturday April 14th
FROM 11 a.m. until...
107 Norfolk Street
(between Delancey and Rivington)


Why Every Ho Isn't The Same | he media’s attempt to draw a moral equivalency between a rapper’s use of the term “ho” and radio host Don Imus’ use of the terms “nappy headed ho” referring to the Rutgers women’s basketball team, is disingenuous. more...  4 Comments

American Author, Satirist, and Social Critic Kurt Vonnegut Dead at 84

IMCista | American author, and satirist Kurt Vonnegut has died. He was 84.

Most famous for his great anti-war novel Slaughterhouse Five, Vonnegut authored 14 other novels, mainy of them works of social criticism. Vonnegut was a harsh critic of war, American imperialism, scientific expertise, and the general miserable behavior of most human beings. He was a member of the American Civil Liberties Union, and the American Humanist Association, which promotes individual freedom, rational thought and scientific skepticism, made him its honorary president. He was a merciless critic of George W. Bush and the current American government.

Vonnegut was a native Hoosier who spent most of his life in New York State.

What follows is an excerpt from Vonnegut's novel Breakfast of Champions. Add some of your own favorite Vonnegut quotes in the comments below. more...  9 Comments

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