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NYU Grad Student Union Authorizes Strike

Sean Nortz | NYU Graduate Students, through GSOC/Local 2110 UAW, have authorized a strike this morning which will result in a complete stoppage of work by graduate students in response to the administration's refusal to renew their contract, which expired on August 31, 2005 (the National Labor Relations Board, composed largely of apointees from a reactionary Bush administration, determined, contrary to a 2000 ruling, that universities do not have to negotiate with graduate student unions). A contract "offered" to the union by the administration in August was "little more than a public relations stunt" which acquiesced to none of the principal demands in an acceptable fashion.

The graduate students and their union have the overwhelming support of undergraduate students, faculty, and the rest of the NYU community. The administration must now show what its priorities are through its response to the strike.

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CUCKOO ECONOMICS (Abridged Ed.)

Gavin R. Putland | By deliberately confusing assets that can be *produced*
with assets that can only be *acquired*, modern economics
laid the ideological foundation for unemployment, poverty,
inequality, and the looming global depression. more...  0 Comments

Building Bridges Radio:Radio City Orchestra Fights Back;Halloween Costume Workers Protest;Civil Disobedience Against War

Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg | WBAI Radio's Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Produced & Hosted by Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash
Monday, October 31, 2005 7 - 8 p.m. EST, over 99.5 FM
or streaming live at  http://www.2600.com/offthehook/hot2.ram more...  0 Comments

Settlers: The Mythology of the White Proletariat

nobody | J. Sakai's Settlers: The Mythology of the White Proletariat (OCR) more...  1 Comments

Halloween Critical Mass After Party: with Free Valet Bike Parking!!

X^ | If you are riding tonight and you feel like you need to take a break: at 49 east Houston st, there will be free secure VALET BIKE PARKING and you can come at anytime after 7pm. There will also be lawyers available and information about your friends and loved ones who were also on the ride. Times Up will also be collecting any and all photography and video you have for future use.
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Police Crack Down on Cyclists Day Before Critical Mass.

Sebastian C. | One biker notes: "Heads up everyone! Looks like the crackdown is starting a day early this month... I wasn't privy to any ticketing myself, but it looks like they're itching to ticket any and all cyclists this fine day."

[Another Report of Aggressive Ticketing] more...  8 Comments

Fire exposes lack of safety on subways

G. Dunkel | Several hundred thousand New York City commuters were delayed getting to work on Friday morning, Oct. 21, by an electrical fire in the West 4th Street station. Instead of dealing with the conditions that created this fire, however, the city is planning to spend hundreds of millions on a new surveillance system in the subways. more...  2 Comments

Teachers for a Just Contract

G. Dunkel | Several independent organizations of teachers are organizing a “vote no” campaign against the contract negotiated by the United Federation of Teachers with the New York City Department of Education. Over 200 teachers demonstrated outside the UFT headquarters on Oct. 21 urging the “no” vote. more...  2 Comments

Fighting national oppression: Road to anti-war unity

Fred Goldstein | To be sure, a few slogans were added on. A New Orleans speaker was included in the program. But what was needed was to embrace the struggle of New Orleans for dear life. The Black leaders fighting for the cause of New Orleans should have been offered the opportunity to convene and discuss with the organizers, reshaping the program without sacrificing the struggle against the war. more...  0 Comments

La vida y la deuda en los Estados Unidos

Wadi'h Halabi | Extorsionistas en Trajes Elegantes, Causas de la Bancarrota, Tasas Abusivas de Intereses more...  0 Comments

Who's Behind the Minutemen?

Alex Gould |
Contrary to the official story, the USA is not one nation of many immigrants, but a prison of oppressed nations, including Latin@s. In the year 2004, another racist threat emerged against Latin@ and other immigrant workers: the Minutemen. more...  1 Comments

A Critical Mass is more than You

bringer | still we ride more...  13 Comments

Geldof, Bono and Live 8 Are Blairpoop and Bushit.

Lloyd Hart | I mean, it does make sense that record companies would have to bribe radio stations into playing that last piece of shit that U2 put out. more...  1 Comments

New York City Smoker's Unite!

Jim the cigar man | Smoking and Dancing are going to be outlawed in NYC soon. more...  30 Comments

Shareholder Value

Daniela Dahn | Since unemployment has reached an unparalleled dimension under the unique combination of enormously increased productivity, global wage dumping, weakened unions and non-existent system competition, I prefer unparalleled solutions: a radical redistribution of work and income leading to no one being superfluous and everyone being useful. more...  0 Comments

Weds 10/26 Stop Killer Coke - Global Tour & NYC Press Conf, Rally,March

UNITED STUDENTS AGAINST SWEATSHOPS | Pressure Mounts on Coca-Cola in Murder of Workers at its Bottling Plant in Colombia
Lea sobre la accion en Nueva York este miercoles y luego la gira norteamericana - Read about NYC Action first this Wednesday and then the North American Tour also below:  http://www.studentsagainstsweatshops.org/campaigns/coke_main.php more...  0 Comments

SF Healthcare Workers Strike Report

union guy | Workers from unions on all sides of the supposed "split" in the labor movement are standing together against utter Hospitals in the Bay Area. more...  0 Comments

Halloween Really, Really Free Market-October 29th at St. Mark's Church

Swap-O-Matic | just in case you were questioning whether anything was for sale, no!
its the really, *REALLY* free market.
12 noon at St. Mark's Church courtyard, 2nd avenue and 10 street more...  0 Comments

Bloomberg's affordable housing not for middle class

Truth On Bloomberg Group | If you and one roommate each make more than $9.81 per hour, then you make "too much money" to be eligible for Bloomberg's affordable housing plans, no matter how many he builds. more...  0 Comments

More thorns in Bloomberg's side....

Peter B. | Already chilling the champaign and practicing his acceptance speeches, Mike Bloomberg is still being probed, prodded and hounded about on the web. All this, as a welcoming into his 4th complete year as a public servant (?) and his ferver of being re-elected as mayor of NYC. Questions are now being asked as to the validity of Bloomy's "press releases" and mayorial goings on about the city over the last 4 years. more...  0 Comments

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