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Help! Al Qaeda Must Be Everywhere!

Dave Lindorff | President Bush eliminated the need for warrants for NSA bugging jobs, but when the warrants are as easy to get as they are in the FISA courts, the only reason he’d do that is to keep the taps completely secret. And why would he want to do that? more...  0 Comments

RALLY: Support the TWU!

Troops Out Now Coalition | Thursday, December 22
4-6 pm
Assemble on the Manhattan side of the Brooklyn Bridge more...  0 Comments

Transit workers strike for dignity

Milt Neidenberg | A strike raises the potential for class-wide solidarity, while recognizing the struggle against racism and the right of the nationally oppressed to self-determination. Workers and the oppressed nationalities will be able to separate friend from foe. A strike makes it clear that class collaboration only serves the interests of the bosses, the government and the laws used against unions. Labor needs to build an independent movement free from the machinations of capitalist political parties. more...  0 Comments

RTW Strike Bulletin #2: Strike to Win!

Revolutionary Transit Worker | We must demand that Toussaint withdraw all offers of concessions. Now that we are on strike it only makes sense to stick to our guns and for once actually win what we deserve. The main demands that RTW has been championing since we hit the streets are still the minimal demands we must stick to in order to win: Amnesty from All Taylor Law Penalties! A Big Wage Raise! No Givebacks on Healthcare or Pensions! No Broadbanding–NONE! more...  0 Comments

new strike support logistics list

aaa | it's a low-volume list for practical and logistical content only. no articles or opinion posts. more...  1 Comments

New York Police Covertly Join In at Protest Rallies

nyt/JIM DWYER | Undercover New York City police officers have conducted covert surveillance in the last 16 months of people protesting the Iraq war, bicycle riders taking part in mass rallies and even mourners at a street vigil for a cyclist killed in an accident, a series of videotapes show. more...  3 Comments

Beyond the Nickel and Dime: Transit Strike Is Our Strike

Jed Brandt | This is a battle for New York. Gentrification, "Giuliani Time," a billionaire mayor, the whole issue of who owns this city. If the TWU wins, we all do. And the effect won't just be in the paycheck of the workers directly involved, but in the capacity of everyday people to learn from their own experience that so much more is possible than what the bosses, media and "authorities" demand.

To read the full analysis with embedded links to background information, see Red Flags:
 http://burning.typepad.com/burningman/2005/12/transit_strike_.html more...  17 Comments

Charles Schwab,SRA International,Mantas Inc.,CIA and Bellador Group

Tony Ryals | Should the CIA be allowed to both invest in U.S. SECURITIES AND 'ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING' TECHNOLOGY OR A COMPANY INVOLVED IN 'AML' THAT COULD BE USED BOTH TO DETECT UNUSUAL ACTIVITIES IN STOCKS BUT ALSO TO COVER IT UP ? NOTE,MANTAS WAS IN CHARGE OF CHARLES SCHWAB'S ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING OPS WHEN JAMES DALE DAVIDSON OF AGORA INC.,BALTIMORE AND THE BELTWAY'S FAR RIGHT NATIONAL TAXPAYERS UNION PROMOTED THE FRAUDULENT ENDOVASC OF MONTGOMERY, TEXAS THROUGH AGORA INC.'S 'VANTAGE POINT' AND MILLIONS OF SHARES WERE DUMPED FROM A SCHWAB ACCOUNT.(I.E.ILLEGAL PUMP AND DUMP SCAM.)

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Zapping the Empire: The Grey Lady's Smokeless Gun

Joe Broadhurst | Bush says he protects civil liberties, Bush admits he violates civil liberties, Bamford says it's a felony, the Pentagon admits it is watching activists, ACLU says Talon database is huge, Bush says 30,000ish Iraqis murdered, New York Times held story for Bush Administration, New York Times held story for Bush Administration, New York Times held story for Bush Administration & many, many Americans are illiterate. more...  0 Comments

PHOTOS: New Yorkers Live Without Public Transit

Erin Siegal | General strike photos more...  0 Comments

Big Brother Bush and the NSA Spying on Domestic Groups

Todd Anderson | The shocking revelations about the FBI surveillances have occurred just as the NSA’s illegal wire tapping, and spying scheme that was approved by Bush has become salient. The domestic spying has blatantly intruded upon at least 150 activist groups without any affiliation with international terrorists that the Bush Administration has labeled as enemies to the radical right, and conservative neocons within the Bush Adiminstration. The US Constitution has been blatantly disregarded and violated with a virtually Gestapo like precision that is reminiscent of the Nixon Administration. [Also See: An Impeachable Offense? Bush Admits Authorizing NSA to Spy Without Warrant || A Boot Stamping on a Human Face] more...  5 Comments

Contact Kalikow, Pataki, Bloomberg, and other MTA Board Members

Tommy M, spnyc(at)newyorksocialists.org | Tell MTA Chair Kalikow, Gov. Pataki, and Mayor Bloomberg that you're sick of their union bashing!

Bios and contacts of the vice chairs of the MTA, and info on the businesses Kalikow owns are attached, along with a couple of articles on the extreme-right slimyness of Peter Kalikow. Please add to these contacts and repost! more...  0 Comments

Peace, Truth. and Ramsey Clark

populist | Why, the question is being asked, does a high profile American defend people and causes that are not only anti-Establishment, but anti-American as well? more...  1 Comments

Bush Says He's Above the Law: So Did King George!

Steven Black | Get ready for dinner, Mutton! more...  0 Comments

"Their fight is our fight" - Support the TWU

Elizabeth | "I’ll be honest with you—last night, I wasn’t sure I wanted to strike," said a bus driver from the Manhattanville depot. "But today, being out here, I feel good, like a human being, seeing all the support we’re getting. I know we’re doing the right thing, and that we need to stand up and fight."
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To show that he was with the "people," Bloomberg—trailed by an entourage of bodyguards, aides and reporters—walked across the Brooklyn Bridge into Manhattan along with thousands of people heading to work. One problem with the photo op—Bloomberg doesn’t live in Brooklyn. He must have been driven there by limo so he could walk back across the bridge at rush hour. more...  0 Comments

From RTW Strike Bulletin #1: How Local 100 Won the Strike of ’66

Revolutionary Transit Worker | We must render the Taylor Law as useless as Condon-Wadlin, as nothing but a piece of paper that should be swept away along with all the bosses’ other threats. The fight begins with the demand for Amnesty From All Taylor Law Penalties – We Won’t Go Back to Work Without It! more...  0 Comments

From RTW Strike Bulletin #1: The First Great Battle of the 21st Century

Revolutionary Transit Worker | The bosses' message is clear: there will be no “American Dream” – future generations will have to work harder and longer for less and less, to keep up the bosses’ profits. Of course the “American Dream” has been a lie for most workers, and in this racist country it has been particularly so for most Blacks, Latinos and immigrants. Indeed the racist and anti-working class drives of the system are key to why Local 100 is being singled out for such attacks. more...  0 Comments

From RTW Strike Bulletin #1: Local 100 -- United, Invincible!

Revolutionary Transit Worker | Picket lines are the backbone of our strike. Keeping them strong, in spite of fatigue and the bitter cold, is essential. But with the bosses and politicians escalating their attacks we need a plan to step our strike up. We must show we’re more committed than ever. more...  0 Comments

NYTimes: MTA Went to War With TWU to Save Only $20M Over 3 Years

Will | The pension demand that finally scuttled the transit talks would have saved the M.T.A. less than $20 million over three years. more...  2 Comments

Transit Strike Is a Bike Rider's Dream

Critical M@ss | posted here (with photos):
 http://www.villagevoice.com/blogs/powerplays/archives/002211.php
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