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League of Humane Voters of NYC Endorses Zenobia McNally

LOHV-NYC | The League of Humane Voters of New York City (“LOHV-NYC”) announced today that it is endorsing long-time Flatbush resident and community activist Zenobia McNally for City Council in the 40th Council District (Kensington, Prospect-Lefferts, Ditmas Park; parts of Crown Heights, Flatbush and East Flatbush). A vacancy was created in the 40th District when Yvette Clarke was elected to Congress. A Special Election will be held on February 20th. more...  0 Comments

Classical warfare

Paul Werner | A followup on the meeting at New York City's Department of Cultural Affairs to present a new system of funding for cultural institutions. more...  0 Comments

FRI 2/9: Deepa Fernandes (WBAI) + Daniel Hopsicker (9-11) @ Vox Pop in Brooklyn

Vox Pop | We are proud to host an exciting and provocative event, with two of the leading progressive independent journalists of our time: Deepa Fernandes and Daniel Hopsicker. We hear Deepa every morning on WBAI, where she hosts WakeUp Call. Her new book takes on Homeland Security and the draconian immigration policies of Bush. Daniel Hopsicker has been single-handedly tracking down and reporting the secret history of 9/11 ring-leader Mohamed Atta, from the scene of the crime, in Florida. Open mike on immigration beforehand and jazz afterwards. more...  2 Comments

Hidden terrorism: the last days

HRLF | The Israelis are trying, by a hopeless campaign, to convince the world of their loyalty and cleanliness, but they already revealed, through nearly sixty years of repression, their real intentions. more...  0 Comments

STATEMENT ON THE POLITICAL KILLINGS IN THE PHILIPPINES

Fil-Am Students Against Political Killings | We Filipino-American students call for an end to the murder of activists in the Philippines and to a Philippine government that works against rather in the national interest. more...  1 Comments

FRI 2/9: Deepa Fernandes (WBAI) + Daniel Hopsicker (9-11) @ Vox Pop in Brooklyn

Vox Pop | We are proud to host an exciting and provocative event, with two of the leading progressive independent journalists of our time: Deepa Fernandes and Daniel Hopsicker. We hear Deepa every morning on WBAI, where she hosts WakeUp Call. Her new book takes on Homeland Security and the draconian immigration policies of Bush. Daniel Hopsicker has been single-handedly tracking down and reporting the secret history of 9/11 ring-leader Mohamed Atta, from the scene of the crime, in Florida. Open mike on immigration beforehand and jazz afterwards. more...  0 Comments

Balibo Murderer Implicates Indonesian Government

dingo | Yunus Yosfiah, former Indonesian government minister and commander of Kopassus, the elite government sanctioned hit squad functioning as part of the Indonesian military, has been formally identified by an eyewitness as the person who initiated the cold-blooded murder of five Australian journalists in East Timor in 1975. Not mentioned in recent reports is the exact order Yosfiah issued to his troops. Indonesian troops were extremely reluctant to fire on five unarmed Australian non-combatants, who had openly surrendered. [Then] Captain Yunus Yosfiah, issued the murderous order, “don’t think, just shoot”, before he commenced firing on the unarmed Australian journalists! more...  0 Comments

Democrats’ “Out of Iraq” caucus puts on a show for its radical friends

Tom Carter | It is not a revelation that Waters and Woolsey are political impostors, who have made their careers by adapting themselves to the policies of the American ruling elite while conning their constituents with demagogy and empty promises. Nor are the opportunist politics of the forces that dominate United for Peace and Justice a new discovery.
Nevertheless, this reporter was struck by the unqualified and unrestrained character of the support—even adulation—exhibited for these Democratic Party fakers by those in the audience. more...  1 Comments

Worldwide call

revolution | Boycott Israel: the counter banner more...  0 Comments

THU 2/8: How to Oust a President / Como Expulsar a un Presidente

World Can't Wait/Jackson Heights | Come see the 30-minute video “Oust!” about the Filipino people’s movement that succeeded in ousting a corrupt, militarist, anti-people president in 2001. Bring your ideas and join us as we discuss what it will take to drive out the Bush regime. more...  0 Comments

24 hr Dance Marathon and Rally to Reform the Cabaret Law

j0hn | Please come dance with us, for part of the 24 hour Marathon this Friday, and/or especially the big rally afterwards from noon to 2 on the 10th.

We're dancing to draw attention to our grass roots drive to reform the 1926 law (created to prevent inter-racial mingling) that forbids dancing without a virtually impossible to acquire cabaret license. It's a redundant and embarrassing law unique to NYC. It is enforced arbitrarily, and is yet another example of the loss of our civil liberties. more...  2 Comments

Florida to Abandon Touch-Screen Voting

www.democracynow.org | In Florida, Governor Charlie Crist has announced the state will abandon touch-screen voting machines in favor of paper ballots. The $30 million replacement would mark the nation’s biggest rejection of voting-machines to date.
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México: ¿Ahora Qué/What Now? -- Monsivais and Reguillo at NYU, Feb 1 at 6:30pm

NACLA Report on the Americas | In an exclusive appearance in the United States, two of Mexico’s most important public intellectuals, Carlos Monsiváis and Rossana Reguillo, will discuss the roots and repercussions of the current political situation in Mexico at New York University’s Silver Center (100 Washington Square East), at the Randolph Sommerville Theater (703), on February 1, 2007 at 6:30pm. more...  0 Comments

German Arrest Warrants, 13 CIAs:Bird,Bryson,Deckard,Fain,Fairing,Franklin,Grady,

Ralph Morris | The arrest warrant issued in Germany today for 13 CIA employees has not been made public, but here are the names that will appear on it anyway. Most if not all are aliases, although the first names of the three pilots probably are correct.

The warrants are for the kidnaping and torture by U.S. Government agents of Khalid el-Masri. El-Masri was on vacation in Macedonia when he was kidnapped and transported to a CIA-run "black site" in Afghanistan. After several months of confinement in squalid conditions, he was abandoned on a hill in Albania with no explanation. He was never charged with a crime.
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WOID XVI-27. Closely watched museums

James Jackson Jiveass | The Mayor and City Council announce new way of funding cultural organizations. Does that mean, at long last, a better way of holding them to account? more...  0 Comments

Bush in NYC Wednesday, Noon, Wall Street

tommy | Noon near wall street more...  4 Comments

Libby's a distraction.

Carolyn Kuhn | Think Valerie Plame and her supposed CIA employer, Brewster Jennings, were secret? How about Paul Jennings, Burke Dennehy, Irish-Anglo Bank, Robert Ellmann, Jean C. Edwards? Were they secret? Or was Libby just trapped to take the fall for his boss Cheney plus Bush and Rove -- the ones who should be investigated and tried. more...  0 Comments

U.S. Ready For Woman President.

Elijah Gatewood | The unfortunate thing, it is just not Senator Hilary
Clinton. more...  0 Comments

Ready, Aim, Fire: The Politics of Arson

Kat Aaron | Two Seton Hall students were sentenced last Friday to five years in prison for setting a fire that killed three of their fellow students. Three deaths, five years. The two young men could be out on parole in as little as 16 months.Daniel McGowan is also going to serve prison time in an arson case. He participated in an two arson attacks at a tree farm and a lumber company. He didn’t kill anyone. Yet the shortest sentence he faces is longer than the 5 year maximum term that the two Seton Hall students will serve. more...  2 Comments

Record Number of New York City Children Under Investigation Die.

Eugene Weixel | When the number of removals spikes so does the number of child fatalities. It's easy to figure out why. Caseworkers are swamped with "cover your ass" reports from various mandated reporters. They spend hours waiting in family court while other cases are placed on their desks, some of these cases being about real children who are in real danger more...  0 Comments

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