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Fur Free Friday

Win Animal Rights | Friday November 25, 2005, join Win Animal Rights for one of the most important anti-fur events of the year, Fur Free Friday. On this day, we will continue our on-going campaign as we again confront one of the most notorious fur mongers in New York City, Dennis Basso. more...  0 Comments

Want NYC Indymedia Office Furniture?

IMCista | To pick up any of the furniture we're giving away, call 212-684-8112 or email  imc-nyc@indymedia.org to arrange a time. more...  2 Comments

Protest Against Military Recruitment Saturday in Hicksville, NY!

resist | Saturday, November 19th 2005, we will be protesting the recruitment of America's youth in Hicksville, NY. Our goal is to show resistance towards the unjust war in Iraq and the possibilities of further U.S. aggression across the world. more...  5 Comments

Anarchist Origins of Social Security

The New SPACE | A talk by Eric Laursen
Wednesday, November 16 at 7:30 pm more...  3 Comments

NEW ANTI-CAPITALIST COLORING BOOK

I'd Rather Be Drinking | Announcing "WORK . COMMUNITY . POLITICS . WAR" a new coloring book for the angry wage-worker. more...  0 Comments

Building Bridges Radio: NYU a Union Buster; The First Lady of Zambia

Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg | WBAI Radio's Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Produced & Hosted by Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash
Monday, November 14, 2005, 7 - 8 p.m. EST, over 99.5 FM
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WAL-MART Movie Makes Waves with Robert Greenwald, Producer, WAL-MART: The High Cost of Low Price

Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg | Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report presents this 28 minute radio program.
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Taking a Stand Against Injustice: a Historical Account

richard myers | Slaughter in Serene: the Columbine Coal Strike Reader tells the history of Colorado working folk taking a stand against economic injustice
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Images: NYU Strike

fred askew | Striking graduate students and their supporters continue to picket at NYU more...  3 Comments

"Casino Jack" Abramoff's African Scheme Letter- Equatorial Guinea Connections?

Harry Bowman | The letter by "Casino Jack" Abramoff to President Omar Bongo of Gabon mentions a neighboring African nation and a man named "Roger" not identified in the Washington Post report. The nation may be Equatorial Guinea and "Roger" may be known crony Roger Stone. Interestingly, Stone was involved in a fraudulent anti-casino effort similar to the one perpetrated by Abramoff and Bush Southeast regional campaign director Ralph Reed. The letter may be part of a similar attempt to extract money from persons with business before the US government. more...  0 Comments

France: Burning All Illusions

DANIELLE FOLLETT AND A.K. GUPTA |


The death on Oct. 27 of two youth who were fleeing random police checks in a Paris suburb has sparked weeks of chaos that has sent the nation’s political ideals up in smoke.

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France: Racism, poverty fuel rebellion

Fred Goldstein | The working class leadership in France has been weak on this question and downright reactionary at times. Right now they need to stop retreating. They must not confine themselves to mere protests against reactionary measures of repression. They need to demand that all the cops be withdrawn, that the emergency decrees be revoked. They need to come out for the justified rebellion.

The rebellious youth must be embraced as part of the working class. They may be unemployed, underemployed and/or unorganized, but right now they are potentially the greatest allies of the organized workers. They have overwhelmed a part of the state. They are mobilized and if they were to be joined by a solidarity strike against racism, poverty and oppression, the entire working class could push the ruling class offensive back.

It would be a mirror, but on a grander scale, of when the French workers in 1968 followed the students with a general strike and shook the ground under French capitalism. It is the lack of understanding of the national question, of the colonial question, of the importance of coming out against national oppression, that now stands in the way of a united struggle against capitalist exploitation itself. This must be overcome. more...  1 Comments

The Problem with Frenchness

Juan Cole | A lot of the persons living in the urban outer cities (a better translation of cite than "suburb") are from subsaharan Africa. And there are lots of Eastern European immigrants. The riots were sparked by the deaths of African youths, not Muslims. Singling out the persons of Muslim heritage is just a form of bigotry. Moreover, French youth of European heritage rioted quite extensively in 1968. As they had in 1789. Rioting in the streets is not a foreign custom. It has a French genealogy and context. more...  1 Comments

Wal-Mart Movie and Forum: Sunday Nov. 13

Tommy | Join the Socialist Party of New York City on Sunday, November 13 at 3:00 pm for a free screening of the brand-spankin new documentary, "Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price." more...  0 Comments

Competition is not a Natural Law

Gisbert Otto | Instead of working out and overcoming the causal problems, people try to put a veil of the fun society over the whole-as in the times of Rome.. Ideologues elevate the principle of competition into a natural law with their attempt to immunize the market economy from everyform of criticism.. The simplest kind of Darwinism is the foundation of their ideology. In this perspective, the development of human cultures is as uncontrollable as evolution.. The assertion of eternal laws is an essential characteristic of all totalitarian movements (Hannah Arendt). more...  1 Comments

GREENSPAN’S DUBIOUS LEGACY

STEVEN PRESSMAN | In June 1987, President Ronald Reagan named Alan Greenspan to head the Federal Reserve. He was confirmed and took office in August. That October, the stock market crashed. The Dow fell more than 500 points in one day – its largest point drop in history. Greenspan immediately lowered interest rates and made it clear that he would keep lowering rates to ensure that the market meltdown would not create a depression, as the October 1929 crash had. more...  0 Comments

BLOWING BUBBLES: AN ECONOMY BUILT ON DEBT

ALAN G. NASSER | Four factors determine economic growth: consumer spending, “capital” investments, government spending and U.S. exports. How has the behavior of these four types of expenditures affected working people? more...  0 Comments

ORGANIZING, STRIKES, AND BANKRUPTCY: WORKING IN AMERICA

BENNETT BAUMER | The Restaurant Opportunities Center of New York (ROC-NY), a workers’ center, has launched an effort to organize Chinese restaurant workers.

Faced with a five percent hike in their health care premiums, angry Philadelphia transportation workers began a strike against the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) on October 31.

Companies are increasingly using bankruptcy as a way to gut union contracts and lower industry standards. This October, the automotive parts manufacturing company Delphi followed the example of Big Steel and the airlines in filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy to reduce wage and benefit costs. Delphi wants to slash the United Auto Workers (UAW) wage and benefit package (wage, pension, health insurance, sick and holiday pay) from $65 an hour to $16-$18.
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Walloping Wal-Mart

F. TIMOTHY MARTIN |
Opposition to Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer, is escalating as a coalition of the company’s detractors prepare to launch a week-long series of grassroots actions nationwide, Nov. 13-19. Led by WalMartWatch, an umbrella group of liberal and progressive organizations founded by Service Employees International Union (SEIU) head Andrew Stern, tens of thousands are expected to take part in organized discussions and protests, held at community centers and churches across the country, as well as outside many of Wal-Mart’s 3,600 stores. more...  0 Comments

An Open Letter to NYU Undergraduates On the Graduate Worker Strike

Retail Worker | The decision of NYU President John Sexton to withdraw union recognition from graduate employees represents an affront to the dignity of those workers and belies any notion that NYU is some sort of enlightened institution. In response to the University's move, on October 31, the NYU graduate workers union (GSOC/Local 2110 UAW) voted by an overwhelming 85% majority to withhold their labor in defense of the right to free association. I write to you because, as an NYU undergraduate, you are uniquely positioned to make a major contribution to the struggle for social justice by supporting this strike. I'm also writing because without your support this strike will end in defeat. more...  3 Comments

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