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On communities within government

Jason Gooljar | Reading about the abuse that the Mexican people have endured from neoliberal policies in maqiladora factories you wonder if there is any hope at all left. For those who do not know, a "maqiladora" is a factory that assembles imported US parts then sends them back to the US. It is truly disgusting, that is the only word I have for such a device devised by greedy capitalist pigs. more...  0 Comments

No Work instead of Precarius Work

Karl-Heinz Lewed | After the fall of the New Economy, flexibility, individualization and outsourcing are obviously threats not promises and mean nothing but poverty and precarious working conditions. more...  0 Comments

The Iranian Oil Bourse

F. William Engdahl | In the present situation, the oil bourse represents a symbolic manifestation of Iran's desire to be less dependent on a US-dominated dollar-world. more...  0 Comments

Immokalee workers announce "Real Rights Tour"

nacho | ...the caravan will be joined by supporters from throughout the region
for a major rally in Chicago, where they will call on the fast-food giant
McDonald’s to work with the CIW and help establish real labor rights for the
workers who pick tomatoes for McDonald’s suppliers. more...  1 Comments

Pentagon quietly builds up South American bases

Teresa Gutierrez | Under the guise of fighting the so-called drug war or seeking “Al Qaeda terrorist cells,” Washington’s real intention is to prepare to overcome the rising movements against U.S. imperialism that are sweeping the region. more...  0 Comments

Campaign for justice in Bhopal

Pragya Bhagat | On December 3, 1984 the world's worst industrial disaster attacked the Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal. Twenty-one years later, the death toll has risen to more than twenty thousand, with thirty people still dying every month due to exposure-related illnesses and more than 150,000 living with them. Dow bought Union Carbide in 2001, purchasing its assets as well as its liabilities. Dow set aside $2.2 billion to pay off former Union Carbide asbestos workers in United States but refuses to pay the liabilities in India. University of Texas students are protesting against this apartheid. more...  0 Comments

West Side Real Estate Interests say, "Send Our Garbage to South Bronx!!!

Misc | In a surprising and careless effront to poor and people of color communities everywhere, Friends of Hudson River Parkl, in a misguided attempt to influence City policy, actually advocates dumping more waste and pollution in the South Bronx! Here is posted the NY Times article, commentary on Hudson River park's ill advised letter, and the actual statement itself, and a list of their Board members... more...  3 Comments

Builidng Bridges Radio: Michael Eric Dyson & Tim Wise on Katrina

Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg | Radio WBAI's Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report
Produced by Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
Monday, February 20, 2006, 7 pm - Midnight EST, over 99.5 FM
or streaming live at  http://www.wbai.org
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U.S. threatens military action against Iran

Sara Flounders | The U.S., let us never forget, is the only country that has ever used nuclear weapons against a civilian population. more...  1 Comments

EPA, Whitman blasted for lies about post 9/11 air quality

Mary Owen | The ruling greenlights a lawsuit that seeks a special fund for medical monitoring and treatment of long-term health effects in non-emergency workers, residents and students who were exposed to the toxic air and toxin-laden debris that blanketed the area after 9/11; damages for exposure to hazardous materials from the World Trade Center collapse; and reimbursement for cleanup costs. more...  0 Comments

New NMASS Video Project: Ground Zero Health

NMASS Video Project | NMASS members fought hard to make this program a reality, and this video tells of one member's experiences. [Read More and See NMASS Video] more...  1 Comments

Welcome home party for former anarchist prisoner Jim Borek/Grub

In Our Hearts | Come party and hang out with Jim. He is home after nearly seven years
overseas. Jim was arrested after the June 18th Carnival against
Capitalism Protest in London. He spent a number of years on the run
and was confined to a prison cell for the past 2+ years. Learn more
here:  http://bombsandshields.blogspot.com/2006/02/jim-boreknew-york-new-york-anarchist.html more...  4 Comments

NYC Documentary Premiere - Mexican teachers fight for economic and social justice

DJ Squeezebox | For over 20 years, global economic forces have been dismantling public education in Mexico, but always in the constant shadow of popular resistance. Granito de Arena is the story of that resistance...the story of hundreds of thousands of public schoolteachers who have endured brutal repression in their 25-year struggle for social and economic justice in Mexico's public schools. Award-winning filmmaker, Jill Freidberg (This is What Democracy Looks Like) will be present for all screenings. more...  0 Comments

NYU Grad Student Union Reaches 101st Day of Strike; Benefit Friday

NYU Undergrad | 101 D AY S P A R T Y! Benefit Party for GSOC

The strike will have been on for 101 Days this Friday, Feb. 17. That means its time for a party to celebrate, reinvigorate, and get some funds (and fun) for the students who are being punished by the administration.

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The Latest on Atlantic Yards

OnNYturf and New Yorker | a href=http://www.onnyturf.com/articles/read.php?article_id=198>Will from OnNYTurf writes: "A State Judge ruled Monday that the Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC), which is reviewing Ratner's development plan for the Atlantic Yards area in Prospect Heights, must dismiss its retained attorney David Paget. Until working for ESDC Paget was Ratner's attorney, and was actually working on Ratner's proposal to the ESDC. [...] The decision to boot Paget from ESDC was one half of the judge's ruling in a case brought by Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn and a coalition of Brooklyn community groups and Brooklyn lawmakers. In the other half the judge ruled in Ratner's favor to allow demolition of six buildings owned by Ratner." [Read More]

Meanwhile, IMC readers sound off on the recent WNYC report on the Ratner Arena. "Your interview with the filmmaker at 475 Dean Street represents the laziest kind of local reporting," one writes. more...  3 Comments

Denmark's Racist Cartoons: WW Editorial

Workers World | Hand-in-hand with their governments, media outlets ... continue to unapologetically publish these images under the banner of “free speech”—that is, freedom for the wealthy who control the capitalist media to put out whatever biased, racist, pro-imperialist propaganda suits their agenda. more...  54 Comments

Protest Racist Cartoons

International Action Center | This Friday in New York the International Action Center will mobilize in solidarity with our Muslim brothers and sisters who will be gathering for noon prayers in front of the Denmark consulate in a protest against disrespect and racism. more...  2 Comments

Get your new NYC GreenMap @ Launch event 2Nite

Green Apple | Explore energy impacts, conservation and renewbles with the Powerful Green Map of NYC.
Learn more about the worldwide GreenMap Project. more...  2 Comments

BIO TECH NYC 06

Win Animal Rights | PROTEST BIO-CEO 2006

Dates: Tuesday & Wednesday, February 14 and 15, 2006
Time: 6:00 PM
Place: Waldorf Astoria Hotel, 301 Park Avenue (at 49th St.)
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When it Snows, Where Do the Homeless Stay?

Jason Gooljar | Yes, I know it's snowing outside in New York and throughout the northeast and other regions. It does this every year without fail. It does look like a blizzard and I'm quite sure there will be a tremendous amount of snowfall. But a thought came to mind this time. It had to do with the homeless population. In times of inclimate weather, where do they go? more...  3 Comments

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