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Bush's unwelcome gift to NATO: Afghanistan

populist | Economically, most Afghans see neither an improvement in their personal lot, or view the rebuilding of their country happening at an acceptable pace. more...  0 Comments

Ford Motor Co. Dumps on the Garden State

The Record | For 25 years, the Ford Motor Co.'s factory in Mahwah churned out the latest in Detroit horsepower -- 6 million vehicles in all. But before closing in 1980, it also generated an ocean of hazardous waste. Much of that remains where it was dumped -- in watersheds and other environmentally sensitive places, including a 900-acre tract in Ringwood that's home to people who say the pollution has made them sick.
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Is the Pentagon breaking ranks with the Commander in Chief?

Repost from jamie | "Failure to plan, and train properly has plagued U.S. efforts in Afghanistan, Iraq and now that failure has come home to roost in the United States," the confidential report said. more...  0 Comments

Why New York City teachers are angry

G. Dunkel | One UFT member pointed out the flaws to Workers World. “Zero percent for the first year, 2 percent for the second. This means that for the two-and-a half years we worked without a contract, we’ll get about a thousand dollars. Not much for New York City.” more...  1 Comments

The truth about Bloomberg.

Naught Bloomberg | Bloombert's advertising is plentiful. However, knowledge about Bloomberg's record is rare.

From Housing & Education to civil rights,  http://www.truthonbloomberg.org sheds light on Bloomberg's poor performance as mayor and why he should not be re-elected in November. more...  1 Comments

EVENT: Gloria Mattera, Green for Brook. Borough Pres., at Levee Bar - Berry Street at N. 3rd

Mark Borino | Support the largest progressive political campaign in New York CIty and get involved with our continuing struggle to Defend Brooklyn against developers, corporations and vile politicians. more...  3 Comments

Real Reports of Katrina Relief: Sept. 29th Rita Edition

Naomi Archer | Yesterday I drove to the Algiers Red Cross distribution point which is located in the southern section of the Algiers neighborhood near the middle-class white section of town. As soon as I walked in, I noticed a
frowning young man in a khaki shirt and black hat with a sidearm and corporate logo prominently displayed. more...  0 Comments

After September 24: What way forward in the struggle against war?

By Bill Van Auken |
The massive march in Washington on September 24 for the immediate withdrawal of US troops from Iraq was followed two days later by a smaller civil disobedience protest in front of the White House where scores were arrested.

The first of the 370 taken into police custody Monday was Cindy Sheehan, the mother of a fallen US soldier who gained national attention last month by camping out near Bush’s Texas ranch to call for an end to the war and demand the president explain to her why her son was killed.
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Filiberto Ojeda Ríos assassinated by FBI

Tom Soto | On Sept. 23, as hundreds of workers and their families were participating in the annual pro-independence commemoration known as "El Grito de Lares," agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigations descended on the town of Hormigueros in western Puerto Rico and fired the shots that killed Puerto Rican liberation hero Filiberto Ojeda Ríos. more...  0 Comments

Attention Walmart Shoppers: You Are On Your Own

Nick Cooper | The shopping centers that have replaced our communities don't provide shelter from storms. more...  0 Comments

Tom DeLay Indicted!!!!

jw | A Texas grand jury on Wednesday charged Rep. Tom DeLay and two political associates with conspiracy in a campaign finance scheme, forcing the House majority leader to temporarily relinquish his post. more...  0 Comments

Breaking: Congress Republican chief charged

AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF | DeLay indicted on conspiracy charges more...  0 Comments

Race Is Back: Bloomberg Goes to Africa

OnNYturf | Well, that didn't take long. Just when we thought race baiting was out of NYC Mayoral politics...Its Back! Representatives Jerrold L. Nadler of Manhattan and Gregory W. Meeks of Queens are upset with Staten Island congressman Vito Fossella over his comment that a Ferrer victory would mean going "right back to the antagonistic years under David Dinkins." [Read More] more...  0 Comments

Battleground: New Mexico vs Aspartame & Ajinomoto, litigation New York

Dr. Betty Martini | Don Rumsfeld ran the aspartame company & used his clout to get FDA approval. See clip: http:www.soundandfury.tv/pages/rumsfeld2.html New Mexico decides 10405 if it has the power to ban this poison. Aspartame brain tumor cases being accepted for litigation in New York and New Jersey. more...  0 Comments

Documenting White Skin Privilege

Bartelby | After working closely with both historical passenger manifests for Ellis Island immigrants and evacuee lists for hurrican Katrina I can tell you with absolute certainty that white skin privilege in the early 20th century extended as far as the docks in Europe where immigrants were boarding. more...  4 Comments

Bigger Pics- Demo @ 26 Fed. Plaza 9/26/05

Someone There | The following pictures were taken at the demonstration on 26 Federal Plaza on 9-26-05 protesting the FBI assassination of Puerto Rican revolutionary leader Filberto Ojeda Rios. more...  1 Comments

Hundreds Protest FBI Assassination of Puerto Rican Nationalist

Juan Antonio Ocasio Rivera | Hundreds of people packed the sidewalk at Federal Plaza Monday, rallying against the FBI intervention and assassination in Puerto Rico of respected Nationalist Filiberto Ojeda Rios. [See Pictures of the Rally] || [Coverage From Visual Resistance] more...  1 Comments

Demonstration on 26 Federal Plaza 9-26-05 Pictures

Someone There | The following pictures were taken at the demonstration on 26 Federal Plaza on 9-26-05 protesting the assassination of Filberto Ojeda Rios, Puerto Rican revolutionary leader, by the FBI.... more...  0 Comments

More anarchist photos from DC on 24th

anon | More pics of anti-authoritarian bloc in DC more...  10 Comments

Standing Up Against Marty

No Land Grab |

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From the Brooklyn Downtown Star:

Mattera worked it into her opening statement, attacking Markowitz for his support of the proposal, which she called "the biggest sweetheart deal that has ever been done," and she continued to provoke him throughout the debate.

"I don't know if he was clueless about the scope of the plan or he just didn't care," Mattera said about Markowitz.

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