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Photos: Rally Against Hondouras Military Coup (29 JUN 2009)

Andrew Hinderaker | Rally in NYC to support democratically elected Zelaya and denounce the Honduras coup. more...  2 Comments

A Community Reflects on Stonewall

Julia Dunn | Richard Wandel, archivist from the LGBT community center in New York City gives a detailed account of Stonewall and the 40 years of the gay rights movement that followed and ignited from the riots. more...  0 Comments

"Summer In The Streets" For Palestine Kicks Off in Greeley Square

New York Campaign for the Boycott of Israel | Twenty New York activists performed near a street fair at Greeley Square in Manhattan on Saturday, calling for a boycott of communications giant Motorola until it stops providing technology to the Israeli army and settlement movement. It was the third action organized by the New York Campaign for the Boycott of Israel (NYCBI) and the first of a planned series of summer actions around the city to publicize the campaign. Motorola has been targeted for boycott by the U.S. Campaign to End the Occupation and groups throughout the country because of their business with the Israeli army and illegal Israeli settlements. more...  1 Comments

Workers and allies shake up Rite Aid shareholder meeting in NYC

Rand Wilson | Veteran Rite Aid employee Angel Warner from the company's massive million-square-foot distribution center in the high-desert community of Lancaster, California, stood up for employees at the company's annual meeting. more...  0 Comments

Broken Hearted Citizens Demand Justice

Families for Freedom | On the eve of Father’s Day, Families for Freedom’s Youth Committee held its annual vigil to raise awareness about American kids whose families are ripped apart due to the federal government’s draconian deportation policies.

Deporting Fathers in the Name of Homeland Security || Roxroy's Support Circle Blog more...  0 Comments

Iranian Solidarity Rally at UN: Images

Stanley W. Rogouski | About 300 people gathered at the UN to show their solidarity for the anti-government protesters in Iran. more...  3 Comments

A Question Over Iran: Can the People Make History or Not?

By Mike Ely | The Kasama Project | There is a self-deceptive politics (among some leftists) that seeks to prettify all kinds of reactionary forces that (for one reason or another) are in opposition to U.S. imperialism — including Islamic reactionaries, Kim Jung Il, “hardline” revisionists of the Li Peng and Eric Honecker type and so on. And in the process they have a real, almost startling, hostility toward sections of the people who rise up in important if still-inarticulate ways. My sense is that such politics arise from a despair over actually developing our own revolutionary forces — and a resigned assumption that we have no other alternative but to fall behind any forces (ugly, oppressive, reactionary or not) who (one way or another) who seem to be on America’s shit list.


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A Permit-Less Parade For More Than 51

Julia Dunn | The Radical Homosexual Agenda hosted its third parade without a permit to protest the parade permit law passed in New York City, that was deemed unconstitutional by a criminal court judge, but prevents groups of 50 or more from marching together without a permit from the New York Police Department.

Photos by Andrew Hinderaker || Report by Radical Homosexual Agenda more...  1 Comments

Holding on in East Harlem and Points West, North and South

Black Agenda Report | “Neoliberalism is the root cause of rampaging gentrification and displacement, from New York to New Orleans to Atenco, Mexico.” Keen observers of political-economy would agree with this assessment from Zapatista-inspired community activists in Spanish Harlem, who recently organized an “encuentro” with similar minded Black and Asian activists. All concluded that the issue is bigger than Harlem: “This displacement is created by the greed, ambition and violence of a global empire of money that seeks to take total control of all the land, labor and life on earth.” more...  0 Comments

NY Premiere of "William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe"

Soozy Duncan | There will be a Q&A with directors Sarah and Emily Kunstler, Phil Donahue, Liz Fink, and Yusef Salaam, moderated by Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman after the screening of "William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe"
Saturday, June 20 at 12:30 pm
BAM, 30 Lafayette Avenue
Brooklyn, NY

To read review of the film, see below. more...  0 Comments

Chronicle of the Second NYC Encuentro for Dignity & Against Displacement

Movement for Justice in El Barrio | This past Sunday, June 7th, 2009 in zapatista East Harlem known as El Barrio, the Second New York City Encuentro for Dignity and Against Displacement, with the participation of 38 organizations representing the resistance against neoliberalism in New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts. This second encuentro, just as the first one – held two years ago -, was inspired by the encuentros of the Zapatistas in Mexico from below and to the left, in order to get know each other and recognize one another in our struggles for a world where many worlds fit and against neoliberal exclusion.

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Lockdown at Schumer's office protests "free trade massacre" in Peru

Press release by activists (photos by Jb) | Activists charge Schumer with complicity in the murder of dozens of indigenous Peruvians killed over the weekend in a wave of repression against indigenous people engaged in nonviolent protest against the US-Peru Free Trade Agreement. Peruvian President Alan Garcia has used the FTA as a pretext to institute new laws that usher in an unprecedented wave of extractive industries – expanding logging, oil and gas drilling, mining, and destructive agriculture into the Amazon Rainforest. more...  4 Comments

Outrage at NYPD homophobia-driven Violence in Crown Heights

Jessica Aguirre | As New York prepares for LGBTQ pride celebrations, a new case of homophobia-driven police brutality has sobered the city. more...  3 Comments

Crisis Brewing at Manhattan’s Community Access TV Station

Lyell Davies | May 28, 2009—Community television producers and a former Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN) staffer assembled outside MNN to charge that the station is failing in its mission of providing media services to community organizations and is cracking down on staffers opposed to the organization’s present direction. more...  0 Comments

Press Release: Socialists Call for Swift Action to Combat Swine Flu Outbreak

Socialist Party USA, NYC Local | “Access to healthcare is no problem for a billionaire like Michael Bloomberg,” says Billy Wharton, Chairperson of the Socialist Party of New York State, “for the rest of us hospital visits mean facing medical bills and debt." more...  0 Comments

New York Activists to Leonard Cohen: "Don't Play Apartheid; Don’t Play Israel!"

Adalah-NY | New York activists gathered in front of Radio City Music Hall Sunday night during a Leonard Cohen concert to call upon the singer/songwriter to cancel his scheduled September concert in Israel. The protesters sang songs, chanted, handed out leaflets to concert attendees and produced sidewalk art. The call comes in support of earlier calls by Jews, Palestinians, Israeli citizens and residents of the UK, and coincides with the publication of an open letter by the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) calling for protests throughout the cities Cohen is touring. more...  16 Comments

NYers Call for Mother’s Day Boycott of Leviev Diamonds over Israeli settlements

Adalah-NY | On the day before Mother’s Day, 40 New York human rights advocates gathered at the Leviev jewelry store on Madison Avenue and called on throngs of weekend Madison Avenue shoppers to boycott Israeli diamond mogul Lev Leviev over his companies’ construction of Israeli settlements on Palestinian land in West Bank villages including Bil’in and Jayyous. Mother’s Day is one of the biggest jewelry shopping periods in the US annually. The New York protest came as controversy is growing in Norway over Norwegian government investments in Leviev’s company Africa-Israel. The New York protesters also commemorated Bassem Abu Rahma from Bil’in who was shot to death by Israeli soldiers last month during a peaceful protest against the construction on Bil’in’s land of Israel’s wall and of the Mattityahu East settlement by a Leviev company. more...  1 Comments

Roundup of Coverage of May Day 2009 in New York City

NYC IMC | May Day 2009 in New York City was celebrated in the rain, as over a thousand people gathered in different locations in the metropolitan area to rally for immigrant rights. more...  3 Comments

Street Vendors Rally at City Hall

Karen Yi | New York City's street vendors demand more jobs on the steps of City Hall. more...  3 Comments


Gregory A. Butler, local 608 carpenter | Why are there two separate May Day rallies in New York City this Friday?

What is the reason for this division in the workers movement? more...  11 Comments

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