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How Capitalism Failed African Americans

Alan Woods | Originally published in the book Marxism and the USA, published by and available from Wellred.
The Second American Revolution [The U.S. Civil War] was a tremendous step forward, but it never realized its promise to Black Americans. The real winners in the Civil War were the Northern capitalists who opened up new markets and obtained a huge new supply of dirt-cheap labor. Nearly a century and a half after the abolition of slavery in the U.S.A., we are very far from achieving genuine equality for all, regardless of race, color or sex. Despite a number of advances achieved through the struggles of black people in the 1960s, the position of black Americans remains one of clear disadvantage. Michael Moore points out that in the U.S.A. today: more...  0 Comments

New Year Destruction at the Hill of Tara, Ireland

turoe | In flagrent contempt of best archaeological and ecological practice, a systematic campaign of tree felling, earth clearance and monument removal has begun at the Hill of Tara. This is even before the Public Private Partnership (PPP) contract for the M3 Motorway, through the Tara / Skryne Valley, has even been signed. Daily protests are taking place, every 7am in the morning at the Hill of Tara car park. more...  0 Comments


Win Animal Rights | Saturday, Jan. 20, 2007 - Meet at Lexington Avenue and 86th Street at 4:00 PM
Sunday, Jan. 21, 2007 - Meet at Lexington Avenue and 86th Street at 4:00 PM

***Join us for a vegan dinner at a local restaurant after the demos*** more...  2 Comments

Girls for Gender Equity: An interview with Mandy Van Deven

Mickey Z. | "GGE's mission is to improve the physical, psychological, social and economic development of girls and women," Van Deven told me. "GGE encourages communities to remove barriers and create opportunities for girls and women to live self-determined lives through a combination of advocacy, leadership and self-esteem development, community organizing, education, and service provision." more...  0 Comments

The Company Towns of Greater Yellowstone

Jim Macdonald | In Big Sky, Montana, some residents are trying to keep the Big Sky Resort from housing employees in the same motel where some guests will also be staying. This essay talks about that in terms of the larger "company town" atmosphere that prevails in Greater Yellowstone. We can only hope that the fears of lower property values offered by the very rich of Big Sky come to pass. more...  0 Comments

Fifth Estate Issue Release Party @ Bluestockings 1/22

the kids | ome help celebrate the release of 'Fifth Estate’
#374, produced in New York City for the first time
since the anti-authoritarian journal's 1965 founding
in Detroit! more...  2 Comments

Screening of "Act of War: The Overthrow of the Hawaiian Nation"

Kanaka Maoli | This hour-long documentary is a provocative look at a historical event of which few Americans are aware. In mid-January, 1893, armed troops from the U.S.S. Boston landed at Honolulu in support of a treasonous coup d'etat against the constitutional sovereign of the Hawaiian Kingdom, Queen Lili'uokalani. The event was described by U.S. President Grover Cleveland as "an act of war."
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Born in Flames, Free Screening Tonight, Thursday, Jan 11th, 8:00 pm | Thu, Jan 11th, 8:00 pm
Born in Flames (1983)
This is the kind of movie that brings communities together, director Lizzie Borden explores racism, classism, sexism and heterosexism in an alternative United States Socialist Democracy. The plot concerns two feminist groups in New York City, each voicing their concerns to the public by pirate radio. more...  1 Comments

Outing the Constitutional Criminals

populist | The purpose of the personal income tax is to redistribute wealth upward and to control the civil society. The purpose of the Federal Reserve is to redistribute the wealth upward and to control the civil society. The receivers of the redistributed wealth and the controllers of the society are the private owners of the Federal Reserve -- not the government.
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CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: NYC Grassroots Media Conference - Feb 24, 2007 at New School University

NYC Grassroots Media Coalition | This year, the NYC Grassroots Media Conference seeks to ask: What are the common threads inherent in our global struggles for social change and how does media contribute to our understanding of the root causes of injustice faced by world communities? From educating ourselves and our government leaders to spreading our messages and recruiting broader and more diverse constituencies into our campaigns, media is central to the struggle for social justice. Therefore, the fight for better access to and representation in the media is essential for advancing peace and justice both at home and abroad.

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Global actions target Starbucks union-busters

Worker Freedom | Actions in some fifty cities around the world, including Australia, Canada, Germany, Great Britain, New Zealand and American cities including New York, Chicago, Minneapolis and San Francisco protested Starbucks’ anti-union practices and the wrongful firing of five union activists over the Thanksgiving weekend Nov. 24.
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Register Now! NYC Grassroots Media Conference, Feb 24, 2007 - New School University

radiKelly kaPOWski | Join us for the 4th Annual NYC Grassroots Media Conference, where we will
strategize how media can be used as a tool to achieve social justice across
boundaries and beyond borders. more...  0 Comments

Building Bridges Monday:State of the Dream 2007;War is Suicide; Law Students Aid Gulf Coast Residents

Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash | Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report
Produced by Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
Monday, January 8, 2007, 7- 8 pm EST,
over WBAI Radio 99.5 FM
or streaming live at
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Heinz Dieterich:"In Venezuela, Conditions for Building Socialism of the 21st Century Have Been Created"

Cristina Marcano | Dieterich: "a socialism in which the majorities have the greatest historically possible degree of decision-making power in the economic, political, cultural, and military institutions that govern their lives".
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Pinnacle Group LLC: New York's Evil Empire?

Jason Gooljar | I saw it firsthand yesterday. Walking into a building with a friend and community activist of the area that is owned by the Pinnacle Group LLC, I saw the conditions that tenants are living in within the Morrison-Soundview Avenues area of the Bronx. The Pinnacle Group owns an entire strip of buildings not far from the 6 subway train stop. What is being done to the tenants of these buildings must end. The former Attorney General seems to have been investigating and I hope that investigation will continue under the new Attorney General Andrew Cuomo. more...  3 Comments

Freegan lite

roger m | "It is about being aware of the excesses of consumer culture and the fact we are drawing down our resources and making people miserable around the world." more...  33 Comments

1/22: This is Forever Series: 5th Estate 'Autonomy Issue' Release Party

the kids | Come celebrate the release of one of the longest running radical publications in the US, part of the This is Forever: Form Inquiry to Refusal Discussion Series. more...  1 Comments

Playing with Fire: America and the Dollar Illusion

Gabor Steingart | Greed triumphed over fear for a few years-but then fear came back. The government has to do whatever it can to put an end to the growing disparity between imports and exports. Everyone knows how dangerous the game is, but continuing to play it strikes them as less dangerous than quitting. The crash can be deferred, but not stopped. more...  0 Comments

Building Bridges Radio: Rep John Conyers-National Health Care – The Time Has Come

Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg | WBAI's Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report presents this 29 minute radio program.

Naomi Klein: Scrap NAFTA, rejoin the Americas

Tor Sandberg | A rebellion against neoliberalism is sweeping the southern hemisphere.. Disaster capitalism is not only about the profiting from disaster but also about clandestine introduction of privatization in moments when people are in shock. more...  0 Comments

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