media | Here's a list of resources and schedule for March 4th student actions for education in NYC. There will also protests nationwide, including SUNY and most notably in California. Spread the word! more... 15 Comments
Movement for Justice in El Barrio | An invitation to: Members and families of organizations, community members, and people of good conscience, who are fighting against displacement in their communities across NYC.
The Indypendent | Join us this Sun., Jan. 17, for our Gaza report back, discussion and fundraiser at 5 p.m. at Brecht Forum. more... 7 Comments
Al-Awda New York | On December 27, 2009, while holiday crowds fill the streets, New Yorkers will hold a massive demonstration in Times Square to commemorate the anniversary of the deadly Israeli assault against the Palestinians of Gaza.
Mike GW | Yesterday, September 24, President Alvaro Uribe of Colombia was in town for the UN General Assembly. By noon, a picket line was up at his hotel. Protesters would hold half of a block of Central Park South for the next two hours while they leafleted, chanted, sang, and spoke against the presence of President Uribe in our city. more... 0 Comments
Julia Dunn | The Chair and the Maiden Art Gallery, near the Stonewall Inn, portrays Suzanne Poli's work from the Stonewall Riots 40 years ago to today's pride parades and held a reception for the artist on Thursday June 25 while displaying the images the week leading up to the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. more... 0 Comments
NYC IMC/IVAW | Iraq Veterans Against the War is asking supporters to assemble "starting
John Tarleton | This week the White House is going to try to push through the biggest
Soozy Duncan | A crowd of 50 protesters took it to the streets on Thursday afternoon, in what has been one of many protests following the complete acquittal of 3 police officers in the shooting death of Sean Bell. Bell, age 23, was killed in a hail of 50 police bullets on November 25, 2006, the morning of what would have been his wedding day. On April 25, 2008, the 3 officers indicted in the killing were acquitted on each of the 8 counts which had been brought against them for the incident. more... 0 Comments
Amy L. Dalton | "If you're not going to lock up the guilty in this town, then I guess you're going to have to lock up the innocent," declared the Rev. Al Sharpton as he and other religious and community leaders, at the request of the family of Sean Bell, announced plans for a series of traffic blockades. In response, people converged on a half-dozen selected intersections, some intent on arrests and others to support. Here are pictures from the action that began at Varick & Houston Streets, marched slowly for a half mile along a route that was not disclosed in advance to those gathered, and stopped to block two adjacent intersections at Hudson & Canal, resulting in nearly two dozen arrests. Representing in colors were the NAACP and SEIU. more... 4 Comments
NYC IMC | Howard Zinn's A People's History of American Empire
Aman Gill | A demonstration called by the Partisan Defense Committee on March 28, 2008, near City Hall in Manhattan rallied support for activist Mumia Abu-Jamal in the wake of a recent court decision against him. On March 27, 2008, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia upheld Mumia Abu-Jama's conviction of murder. The ruling, should it withstand appeal, disallows further challenges to the conviction despite a preponderance of evidence pointing to Mumia's innocence and to a police misconduct in investigating and prosecuting the case. It leaves Mumia facing two stark choices: life in prison or death by execution. more... 5 Comments
Adalah-NY | Forty New Yorkers commemorated the Palestinian national holiday Land Day Saturday with the eighth protest at the Madison Avenue jewelry store of Israeli billionaire Lev Leviev. The protest included songs, theater and testimonials from villages threatened by Leviev’s settlements. Land Day marks Palestinians' ties to their land, in defiance of Israeli efforts to displace them.
Soozy Duncan | A mixed group of approximately 200 activists chanted, waving signs and flags, outside the Waldorf-Astoria hotel on Tuesday evening, protesting the $1000-a-plate fundraiser which was being held. more... 3 Comments
Alex Kane | An estimated 130 people held a demonstration against the Colombian government on Thursday, March 6, 2008. The protest was held at East 57th Street and Lexington Ave. The demonstrators voiced opposition to various injustices perpetrated by the government of Alvaro Uribe Velez, the President of Colombia. The demonstrators were united in their calls for peace and an end to the civil war that has lasted for over 35 years. more... 3 Comments
Alex Kane | The event in New York City was held outside a military recruitment center in East Harlem on 103rd Street and Lexington Ave. A coalition of anti-war groups, including Code Pink NYC, World Can’t Wait and the Harlem Revolution Club, participated in the action that drew between 30-40 people. more... 5 Comments
Adalah-NY | Facing the shop window at LEVIEV New York which was emblazoned with the words “Celebrate Love with Leviev” in pink, the New York protesters carried red, heart-shaped signs saying “Settlements are Heartless,” “Have a Heart Leviev” and “Won’t You be Just.” more... 9 Comments
Indy Person | The 2008 elections are upon us, whether we like it or not. So, who's up? Who's Down? What does it all mean? And how can progressives and radicals best respond to the challenges and opportunities posed by the presidential elections? Indypendent contributors Jessica Lee, Arun Gupta, Steven Wishnia and Nicholas Powers will be discussing all of this and more at Freebird Books on Thursday at 8 p.m. at Freebird Books in Red Hook. Freebird Books is located at 123 Columbia near Kane. Nearest subway stop is the F train at Bergen St. more... 1 Comments
Alex Kane | A “Harlem Community Forum” organized by Nellie Hester Bailey, director of the Harlem Tenants Council, was held on January 23 at the Ambrose Church on West 130th Street. Around 60 people came out to the event, which was billed as a response to the Bloomberg proposal to rezone 125th Street in Central Harlem. The six panelists touched on a diversity of issues including race, gentrification and the connection between this proposal and the Columbia University planned gentrification of West Harlem. more... 6 Comments
NYC IMC | NYC Indymedia Open House This Tuesday at 7pm! Our office is located at 4 W. 43rd St.(btw 5th and 6th Ave.) Suite 311. To find out more, call 212-221-0521 more... 0 Comments
NYC IMC | MLK Day March Against Wage Slavery, IAC March Against Racism, 23rd Annual MLK Day Celebration. more... 3 Comments
Alex Kane | Around 75 people gathered at the Ambrose Church on West 130th Street in Harlem for a discussion organized by the Harlem Tenants Council on race, the African American community and Barack Obama. Activists from a variety of causes including police brutality, housing and political prisoners talked about what the candidacy of Obama meant to the black community. more... 5 Comments
Adalah-NY | A diverse group of enthusiastic participants sang loud and creative versions of 11 traditional holiday songs. Carolers serenaded upscale Madison Avenue shoppers and New York City police with the debut performance of “I Made a Little Settlement” to the tune of “Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel”:
Alex Kane | Around two-dozen members of Friends and Family of Daniel McGowan and others braved the cold and held a demonstration on Herald Square, at West 34th Street and 6th Ave., marking the two year anniversary of Operation Backfire and the Green Scare. The protest started at 1 pm and lasted till about 2:30 pm, and was held in the middle of a shopping mayhem atmosphere, with hundreds pouring into Macy’s. more... 1 Comments
Adalah-NY | New York, NY, Dec. 8 - Wealthy Madison Avenue holiday shoppers were greeted Saturday afternoon by boisterous music and dancing, as 60 New Yorkers protested in a growing campaign to boycott Israeli diamond magnate Lev Leviev over his settlement construction in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. Participants performed a joyous dabke, a traditional Palestinian dance, and chanted to music from the eight-piece Rude Mechanical Orchestra. During the protest, Harvard professor Alan Dershowitz entered LEVIEV New York and emerged to jeers as he displayed a LEVIEV shopping bag to the crowd.
Stephanie Basile | Movement for Justice in El Barrio has been fighting the effects of neoliberalism in East Harlem. Two years ago they decided to connect their struggles to struggles all over the globe when they became adherents to the Zapatistas' Sixth Declaration. They recently conducted a presentation explaining their own work and their relationship to the Zapatistas. more... 3 Comments
Adalah-NY | “Leviev claims that we are ignorant of his activities. We know that he is destroying West Bank Palestinian communities like Bil’in and Jayyous with the Israeli settlements his companies are building,” said Ethan Heitner of Adalah-NY. “The five settlements where he has built homes threaten to derail the negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians that started in Annapolis last week. They carve the West Bank into disconnected enclaves, seize valuable resources, and isolate Jerusalem, rendering the creation of a viable Palestinian state impossible. Leviev’s philanthropy in other parts of the world is small compensation for his contribution to inflaming arguably the world’s most important political conflict.”
Supporter | On November 26th, Picture the Homeless and the Charles H. Revson Fellowship co-sponsored a panel at Columbia University entitled "Empty Buildings, Crowded Shelters." A packed house came to hear about the intersections of homelessness, housing policy, and vacant property. more... 2 CommentsPage 2
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