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NYU GRAD STUDENT: WHY I AM ON STRIKE (Indypendent)

MICHELLE FAWCETT | Why do we struggle so? Because, unlike President John Sexton and the NYU brass, we truly are passionately devoted to academic freedom and advanced intellectual inquiry, and we think the university should be the place where we can pursue that.
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Markets and Power

Elmar Altvater | The dreadful reality is the `best of all possible worlds' as in the world of Voltaiire's Candide. Serious financial crises, increasing poverty and high unemployment cannot shake a modern Candide.. The ideological legitimacy of neoliberfalism is over, Walden Bello said.. The market cannot exist without the political power that allocates property rights and effectively keeps non-owners from the property of others.. Markets and power enter into a symbiosis within the neoliberal project of globalization. The contradictions of market and power are considerable. more...  0 Comments

Iraqi resistance sets back Bush’s ‘plan for victory’

John Catalinotto | There are still 160,000 U.S. troops in Iraq, many for their third tour. Many of these troops are reservists who had no idea when they joined up years ago that they would be expected to subdue an extensive uprising of a population fighting for the sovereignty of their nation. New recruits for both active and reserve military units, especially in the U.S. Army, still number way under quotas. more...  0 Comments

Building Bridges Radio: Rebuilding New Orleans & the Gulf with Curtis Muhammad, Co-Founder, Community Labor United,

Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg | Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report presents this 28 minute radio program.
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Henry Kissinger and President of Colombia Alvaro Uribe at NYU????

ME | Thursday, December 15th,
6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Closing Panel: New Political Policies for the Americas

Participants:
Felipe González, former President of Spain; Henry A. Kissinger, Ex-Secretary of State of the United States; Alvaro Uribe, President of Colombia; Ernesto Zedillo, Ex-President of Mexico;
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Victory for Mumia

www.freemumia.com | Today the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued the most important decision affecting my client, Mumia Abu-Jamal, since the lower federal court ruling in December 2001. An order was issued this morning that the court will accept for review the following issues, all of which are of enormous constitutional significance and go to the very essence of Mumia's right to a fair trial due process of law, and equal protection of the law under the Fifth, Sixth and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution... more...  3 Comments

Rev Billy Shopocalypse Tour Accident

Michael ONeil | Holiday City, OH (December 07, 2005): Around 1 am last night on Route 80 en route to Indiana, a semi-truck rear-ended the tour bus of anti-consumerism activists Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping. The rear of the vegetable oil-powered tour bus was up-ended, sending equipment, furniture and Church members tumbling toward the front until the bus came to rest. A team of 15 emergency vehicles, plus 1 helicopter, shut down that segment of Highway 80 for several hours. more...  0 Comments

From Venezuelan Hearts To The U.S. Hearths

Xavier Tayo | In the Tremont section of the Bronx on Tuesday U.S. Congressman Jose Serrano, Venezuela's Ambassador to the United States Bernardo Alvarez, and CITGO CEO Felix Rodriguez announced the details of a deal to deliver low cost heating oil to residents of the South Bronx. The program was brokered by Representative Serrano and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez while touring the Bronx last September.

"The low-income residents of my district who will benefit from this historic agreement are going to see real savings and improvements in their quality of life," Congressman Serrano said. more...  1 Comments

Money, Power and the Human Psyche

Gerhard Danzer | Slavery still exists as money slavery all over the world where more than a third of humanity must survive at the subsistence level.. When a value blindness occurs in a person, his sense of reality becomes dead.. A person is a citizen of two worlds, the real world of things and the ideal world of values and ideals. more...  0 Comments

TRAIN IN VAIN? A Critique of our efforts to foment a "self-reduction" movement on San Francisco's MUNI transit system.

Kevin Keating, formerly of Muni Social Strike | The following article is part of a longer work-in-progress analyzing the strengths -- and there were a few -- and the larger failings of an effort in the summer and fall of 2005 to catalyze an Italian-style self-reduction movement against austerity measures on San Francisco's MUNI transit system.
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Building Bridges Radio: NYU Firings; Delphi Uprising; International Debt

Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg | WBAI Radio's Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Produced & Hosted by Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash
Monday, December 5, 2005, 7 - 8 p.m. EST, over 99.5 FM
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CLIMATE INDYMEDIA Is Born

Lloyd Hart |
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Building Bridges Radio:IWW Wins Victories vs Starbucks; Argentineans Fire the Boss

Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg | Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report presents this 28 minutes radio
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Union-busting NYU Professor Crossed the Line on Democracy Now!

Anarchist Friends of NYU Grad Workers | Professor Paul Boghossian, appearing on today's Democracy Now! to serve as an apologist for NYU union busting, displayed class bigotry so abhorrent that a response is required. Boghossian, who dripped contempt for working people with every word he spoke, illustrates well the unity between the U.S. intellectual elite and corporate interests. more...  4 Comments

The Fifth Branch: Financial Markets and Time-Space Compression

Elmar Altvater | Many remain excluded from this time- and space compression. Most of the earth's population are barred from the advantages of globalization like greater mobility and improved communication. Elmar Altvater is an emeritis professor of political economy at the Free University of Berlin. more...  0 Comments

Negotiate Now! Reportback

NYU Inc | Today was GUS’s Negotiate Now! a day of action at NYU, and the event was a big success. The day started with roving street theatre, a hillarious parody of the GSOC situation that ended with the “student body” chasing a 9-foot tall Sexton puppet and his mouthpiece, the Provost, around the park. [Read More and Read Discussion on Why Students Chose Not To Occupy the President's Office]

The Bobst library at NYU was taken by undergraduates by storm according to various reports of the incident, including This one from the Washington Square News.

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Propaganda 101 First Saturdays

Propmag 101 | Every month Propmag 101 works to find new artists and writers to put together its First Saturday Parties and Mini-Mags. Our ultimate goal is to inject progressive politics into pop culture and build community. Come out to Studio 459 in Brooklyn on December 3rd to see what we're all about. more...  0 Comments

We shut down the WTO 6 years ago on November 30th

Anarchist | Love and Rage in Seattle: The Day the WTO Stood Still | WTO Interviews: Voices from around the Planet |No to WTO archive |The Birth of Indymedia! | Photos | Faq about anarchists in seattle N30 | Interviewer with Black Blocker | Linguistic analysis of below communique | Looking Back Five Years to The Battle of Seattle more...  15 Comments

NYU Throws Down the Gauntlet

Nerds on Strike | In an email to New York University's Graduate Student community, University President John Sexton writes:

"Because we take our responsibilities seriously, graduate assistants who do not resume their duties by December 5 or the first scheduled teaching assignment thereafter – while experiencing no consequences for this semester – will for the spring semester lose their stipend and their eligibility to teach.

"For those graduate assistants who return by December 5th and accept a teaching assignment for the spring, this acceptance comes with the commitment to meet their responsibilities without interruption throughout the spring semester."

The loss of the stipends, worth $19,000 a year, as well as teaching assignments, would take away the primary means by which most NYU Graduate Students pay for their education. more...  4 Comments

IWW increases pressure on Starbucks

Ida C. Benedetto | Meanwhile, labor complaints against the company moved forward.

Workers at the Starbucks on the south east side of Union Square are working to organize a union. The management has refused to sit down and bargain. On Friday, from 4 to 7, employees and suporters formed a picket outside the store. For more info, see www.starbucksunion.org more...  3 Comments

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