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Phone bank to Help Elect Malik Rahim to Congress!

forwarded by Skinny John | Help make calls from your home to voters in Malik's district. Help build our virtual phone bank at Green Change.The more people we talk to, the more VOTES we get!
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Victory in El Barrio

Jennifer Janisch | The global economic crisis that has shaken the real-estate industry has one tenant organization in East Harlem celebrating victory over a British landlord. more...  4 Comments

Protest to End the Federal Reserve tomorrow, in 39 cities

me | Endless war? Inflation tax? Bailouts for Wall Street? The Fed did it. END THE FED!
Join us in confronting this unconstitutional, privately owned banking cartel that our leaders refuse to talk about.
Saturday, November 22nd, 2008, MEET AT 1pm at the CORNER OF Liberty St and Church St on 11.22. Then march to the FED and back to park. more...  0 Comments

The Fight for “Real Rent Reform” Begins: Democrats Win Majority in State Senate - Will it Clear the Way for Pro-Tenant Bills?

Kenny Schaeffer | After nearly 50 years of Republican control of the New York State Senate, Democrats and the Working Families Party unseated two long-term incumbents to gain a 32-30 majority on Nov. 4. This should pave the way for long-overdue legislation to address New York City’s housing crisis that tenants’ groups have been working on for years. more...  0 Comments

Tree of Life - Coconut Oil

Karen Smith | Coconut Oil SLAMMED – Soybean Growers make a KILLING
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Film from Nahr al-Bared Camp (Lebanon): "Transitions"

a-films | More than a year after their homes were destroyed during the battle between the Lebanese army and the militant islamist group Fatah al-Islam, the majority of the refugees from Nahr al-Bared in North Lebanon find themselves in a difficult situation. Not able to return to their homes, stuck in pre-fabricated housing units and often unemployed, many of them feel frustrated and hopeless, only sometimes seeing a glimmer of hope.
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New From the 123 Community Space

@ friend | The 123 Community Space 123 Tompkins Ave(at Myrtle) Brooklyn, NY 11237 206-333-1355 more...  3 Comments

Lebanon: "Nahr al-Bared Between Past and Present" (Video)

a-films | One year has passed since the first Palestinians were allowed to return to the outskirts of the destroyed Nahr al-Bared refugee camp, to the so-called "new camp". Meanwhile, up to 15.000 people have resettled there, many of them waiting to access their destroyed homes in the "old camp", the core of what used to be Nahr al-Bared Camp. The Lebanese army still exclusively controls the old camp as well as parts of the new camp.
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Movement for Justice in El Barrio Film Series and Panel at Maysles Institute

Movement for Justice in El Barrio | Over the next six months Maysles Cinema, a new theater devoted to documentary film and operated by the Maysles Institute, presents an in-depth examination of communities in New York undergoing change, Rent Control: NYC Documented and Imagined. Movement For Justice in El Barrio, an organization cited by the Village Voice as "the Best Power to the People Movement in NYC," will screen several of their own documentaries and we'll celebrate the 40th anniversary of East Harlem's own Young Lords with Iris Morales' Palante Siempre Palante! (1996) Sunday, Oct. 26 6:00 pm more...  0 Comments


Mike Howells | while the public housing struggle unfolded in New Orleans ACORN received, at minimum, almost a million dollars in grant money from the government agency pursuing the demolition of the four housing developments. And the lion’s share of this money wound up in ACORN’s coffers just months before HUD announced its decision to demolish the Big Four. With this in mind it is reasonable to conclude that HUD funding did factor into ACORN’s decision to keep its distance from the public housing movement. more...  2 Comments

Economic Fascism and The United States

Kenn Spacefield | If I do not believe in, trust, or support the US Federal Government, my home should not be in jeopardy. The Federal Government, whenever they choose, through the IRS, will take your home if you do not support them. This confiscation of property by the Federal Government is absolutely and unequivocally wrong, and it is illegal.

For the Federal Government to threaten me with stealing my home because I want them to fail, is economic FASCISM.
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Jennifer Jo Janisch | Mirabal Sisters Cultural and Community Center announces a Harlem and Washington Heights tenant convention, naming Pinnacle Group, Vantage Properties, and Columbia University as the main agents of displacement and gentrification in Upper Manhattan. more...  0 Comments

Wall Street Bailout May Hammer Tenants

Bennett Baumer | Wall Street’s mortgage and credit crisis will have a huge price tag and tenant advocates fear one casualty could be a swath of New York’s affordable housing stock. Call it Wall Street stabilization over rent stabilization. more...  2 Comments

CUNY Rising: College Activists Mobilize Campus-Wide 3-Day Social Forum

Chris Cascarano and John Tarleton | Battered by budget cuts and burdensome tuition costs while facing an indifferent administration, students at the City University of New York (CUNY) will hold a three-day gathering to chart a course for reviving campus activism. more...  1 Comments

Protesters Crash USS Intrepid Homecoming

Eric Stoner | While hundreds gathered to welcome the return of the USS Intrepid to its Manhattan pier on October 2, not everyone present was there to celebrate. More than a dozen peace activists carried banners and leafleted along the waterfront to protest what one demonstrator called “an obscene monument to war.” more...  6 Comments

Money Karma Comes Home to Roost

Seven Star Hand | Be patient and read what I have been saying for insights into another way to manage this civilization, without money and without evil cabals running this world. more...  0 Comments

No to the Bailout of the Capitalist Speculators!

Internationalist Group | The financial crisis that has been heating up since early 2007 reached the boiling point in late September. Credit markets virtually stopped functioning. A full-blown panic swept stock markets worldwide. The U.S. economy is in the throes of a recession that could turn into a Depression lasting for years. In these dire straits, the Wall Street speculators who set off this crisis are demanding that the government rescue them with a bailout priced at $700 billion. The actual costs will be far higher, a trillion dollars or more. Meanwhile, the Democrats are pushing hardest for the Bush bailout of the banks. Presidential candidate Barack Obama blames "greed" for the crisis on Wall Street (capitalism without greed?) and says there must be no "blank check to Washington" -- meaning he's for putting in a few conditions as window dressing. Following in the Democrats' footsteps, the AFL-CIO labor bureaucrats called a demo for "No Blank Check for Wall Street." Yet no amount of regulation will stop the boom-bust cycle of capitalism. Meanwhile unemployment lines are growing and a million families were thrown out of their homes by bank foreclosures in the last year. While the fat cats, Democrats and bureaucrats are all going for the Bush bailout to prop up U.S. capitalism, revolutionary Marxists oppose this trillion-dollar giveaway to the Wall Street speculators, calling instead for a program of transitional demands leading to the expropriation of the banks and the entire bourgeoisie through workers revolution. more...  1 Comments


Kenn Spacefield | Bailouts give you healthy circulation in your rectum. more...  0 Comments

Rebuilding Hope under Occupation

Soozy Duncan | Under the threat of demolition of their homes and their new kindergarten, the children of Aqaba are making pinwheels. The town is paving its main road. And there are plans for a water tower. more...  0 Comments

Changing the Rules to Keep the Ruling Class in the Drivers Seat

sd | A better solution to the financial crisis is to cancel all debts. more...  0 Comments

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