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Second New School Occupation Ends with Arrests and Violent NYPD Tactics

NYC IMC | 60 students entered into a New School University building early in the morning April 10 and occupied it for over five hours before a violent NYPD raid broke the demonstration up, resulting in the arrests of 19 people. more...  1 Comments

New Rules Favor Developers, Critics Charge

Gerard Flynn | Rule changes proposed by the New York City Department of Buildings in February have been slammed by critics citywide, and have raised fears that the changes could lead to a significant rise in illegal construction across the city and boroughs after they are implemented in mid-April.

The Rules of the City of New York (RCNY) guide city agencies like the Department of Buildings (DOB) when interpreting the City Charter and enforcing its laws. RCNY changes can be made by the Buildings Department without a vote from the City Council. more...  0 Comments

We Won't Back Down: Starbucks Manager Threatens Lawsuit and t Against IWW

Worker Freedom | Statement of the IWW Starbucks Workers Union followed by threat letter received yesterday

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NYC cop who knocked down CM cyclist indicted on felony and misdemeanor charges

plausible_deniability | A grand jury indictment is expected to be unsealed Tuesday in the case of a New York City police officer shown in video footage knocking a bicyclist to the ground in Times Square. Officer Patrick Pogan is expected to plead not guilty. more...  1 Comments

Lawsuit Takes on NYPD Press Credential Policy

Alex Kane | The New York Police Department’s system for issuing annual press credentials to journalists is unconstitutional and arbitrary, a federal lawsuit filed Nov. 12 alleges. more...  0 Comments

Colombia/This year have been recruit 11.000 children by illegal groups

Tribunal Internacional sobre la Infancia | The denounce was made by Sergio Tapia, president and International Attorney for Human Rights in the International Tribunal about the childhood affected by the war and the poverty. more...  0 Comments

Human Rights Require International Freedom of Movement and Residence

Joseph Nevins | Sixty years ago this week the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The declaration has helped legitimate the supposed right of nation-states to regulate immigration, thus denying freedom of international mobility and residence, and undermining basic human rights in the process. more...  0 Comments

Workers in Chicago Win! Local Votes to end Sit-in

Counterhegemonic | Vote is 'Yes' at Republic; Plant Occupation Ends more...  0 Comments

Una Carta del Mundo para los 5‏ Héroes Cubanos

envia F Espinoza | Desde este momento, llamamos a los hombres, mujeres, niños y ancianos del mundo a que se unan a la idea de enviarle una felicitación de "Fin de Año" a estos muchachos de la dignidad y el decoro... more...  0 Comments

WED: Anti-Authoritarian Call for Sit-Down Strike Solidarity!

directactionsolidarity | Anti-Authoritarian meet-up outside of St. Mark's Church
10th St. and 2nd Ave. in the East Village
Wednesday, December 10th
12 Noon more...  3 Comments

How the CIA Steals Money From Taxpayers

© Michael E. Salla, PhD | In 1989 Catherine Austin Fitts became Assistant Secretary for Housing in Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). She began to notice money was not properly tracked as it moved between different HUD departments and there was a lack of proper accounting mechanisms to deal with discrepancies in revenue indicated fraud at an alarming level. [28] She attempted to put in place some credible financial tracking mechanisms to identify where the money was going and to identify the responsible individuals and HUD departments, but after 18 months on the job she was suddenly fired by the Bush administration. Fitts was told the day after she left that her financial reforms through ‘place-based financial accounting and statements’ would also be terminated. [29] more...  0 Comments

No 2010 Olympics Vancouver Canada - No Olympics on Stolen Native Land

afrikakorps | A coalition of Indigenous elders, social justice activists and community organizers are voicing opposition to the upcoming Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada. NO OLYMPICS ON STOLEN NATIVE LAND! more...  0 Comments

The Weeds that Bind

Reginald Blanton | Remember that “strange fruit”--African Americans hanging from that “good ol’ oak” in the middle of the town’s square, burned and dismembered before throngs of white, and sometimes smiling, spectators? This wasn’t only the Death Penalty’s popular form throughout chattel slavery and up until the early 1900’s but is the grave in which the Death Penalty’s roots are deeply embedded. more...  0 Comments

Hold Wal-Mart Accountable for its Part in Workers' Death

Brandworkers International | Shoppers are reportedly being investigated regarding their role in this incident.

Wal-Mart should also be investigated, specifcally under criminally negligent homicide law and reckless endangerment law, among other laws. more...  0 Comments

Manhattan Night Court At 100 Center St. Part I

Paolo Mastrangelo | One man present who had been charged with fare beating on the m35 that morning, who did not want to give his name, claimed that he and five others here in court were picked up that morning after boarding the bus at approximately 6:30am on their way to an outpatient facility in Harlem. They are homeless, living in the shelter, and the bus is their connection to job interviews, mental health facilities, friends and family. None of them had money for the fare, and all snuck on the bus from the back door. more...  1 Comments

Victory Declared for Iraq Vets and Supporters as Nassau County Drops Charges

Alex Kane | In a significant move for the Hempstead 15, the Nassau County District Attorney’s office has agreed to drop the charges of “disorderly conduct” and “failure to obey a lawful order” against 10 Iraq War veterans and 5 of their supporters when what is known as a six-month “Adjournment to Contemplate Dismissal (ACD)” is finished. more...  3 Comments

Hold Obama Accountable, Part 1

forwarded by Skinny John | While many are still boasting, roasting, coasting and toasting the election results the business of governing has already begun. So too the business of holding the new administration accountable must begin without delay. more...  0 Comments

Obama supporters: The Trouble With Eric Holder

forwarded by Skinny John | Holder was part of the legal team that in 2005 developed strategies for securing re-authorization of the Patriot Act, the anti-democracy legislation that your incoming President Obama voted to renew! Is this what you voted for? more...  1 Comments

WILL THE ROYAL FAMILY NOW HELP PRESIDENT OBAMA ~ FREE THEM ?

LAWYERS FOR POOR AMERICANS | QUEEN ELIZABETH II & PRESIDENT OBAMA TELL THE US CONGRESS GIVE THEM LIBERTY OR GIVE THEM LAWYERS !


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Support Parole for Political Prisoner Seth Hayes

Robert Seth Hayes Support Committee | Robert “Seth” Hayes is a U.S. political prisoner and former member of the Black Panther Party who has been imprisoned in New York state for more than three decades. When Seth was convicted in 1974, his sentence was 25 years to life. The implicit understanding at the time of his sentencing was that Seth would serve 25 years as a minimum, after which time he would be eligible for release based on his record and conduct in prison.

In December of 2008, Seth will be going before the parole board for the sixth time. more...  0 Comments

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