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Story Menu For October 7 Indypendent

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McReynolds Protests Exclusion from Schumer Debate

McReynolds for US Senate | "How is that Chuck Schumer votes to illegally invade Iraq in an alleged effort to restore democracy but fails to support democratic elections in America," asked David McReynolds, the Green Party candidate for US Senate. McReynolds is protesting his exclusion from the two debates that Schumer has agreed to participate in. more...  0 Comments

Brooklyn Critical Mass

Still We Ride | Any details on Brooklyn Critical Mass? more...  6 Comments

UNITE-HERE Local 54 plans largest labor march in history of Atlantic City to back hotel-casino strikers: October 16

Nightwalker | UNITE - HERE Local 54 is planning the largest labor march and rally in the history of Atlantic City to support the courageous strikers in their struggle against greedy, nasty, casino conglomerates. Below you will find details: more...  3 Comments


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Hack attacks that appear to come from NYC IMC

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Update: Indymedia, Rackspace, MLAT

NYC IMC | Today, Rackspace Managed Hosting issued the following public statement:

"In the present matter regarding Indymedia, Rackspace Managed Hosting, a US based company with offices in London, is acting in compliance with a court order pursuant to a Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT), which establishes procedures for countries to assist each other in investigations such as international terrorism, kidnapping and money laundering. Rackspace responded to a Commissioner’s subpoena, duly issued under Title 28, United States Code, Section 1782 in an investigation that did not arise in the United States. Rackspace is acting as a good corporate citizen and is cooperating with international law enforcement authorities. The court prohibits Rackspace from commenting further on this matter."

According to The Register, however, "Dai Davis, an IT lawyer at London law firm Nabarro Nathanson, said Rackspace's statement fails to clarify the legal basis of the raid." Indeed, there is still no hard evidence definitively proving that the FBI is the law-enforcement agency involved in the seizure. Democracy Now noted today only that " a U.S. governmental agency ordered the company to hand over the servers."

Also, online accounts of a recent visit by FBI agents to the Seattle IMC surfaced late last night. Several IMC's hosted by Rackspace remain offline.

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RNC Arrests: Why a Civil Suit is Necessary

Benjamin Bernard | Today, the NYCLU filed suit on behalf of protesters arrested at the Republican convention.

(from the Open Newswire): Recently, someone in the forums commented that WTC arrestees are “never satisfied,†suggesting that we should be content with the dismissal of the charges against us. In a sense he or she is right, the District Attorney’s choice to drop the charges does not satisfy us. Whether or not we like it, the civil suit is the only mechanism in society that will provide accountability for the city’s conduct at the WTC and other arrest locations. As a likely plaintiff I expect and hope that my "compensation" will be very small monetarily, but very high in other ways. In my opinion, there are better uses of public money. That said, public censure of the police and of their prescribed method of preemptive arrest is important not only to "teach them a lesson," and provide redress to the named plaintiffs, but to inform the brass that there are consequences when they act in violation of citizens' rights, which may possibly alter their policy at future demonstrations.

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World War 3 art collective march today 5:00 43rd & B'way

WW3 | march against US bombing in iraq more...  1 Comments

Draft TV commercials on NY1 channel

Billy O'Connor | No draft here, move along... more...  8 Comments

Stories of the RNC

jonnyamerica5 | Wed., October 20, 7:30pm. $5 Galapagos Art Space 70 N. 6th St. btw Wythe & Kent more...  2 Comments

Million Worker March Forum, Sat Oct. 9th, 5pm

Sam Morales | (from the Open Newswire): Representives from the IWW, NYC Labor Against the War, and the Socialist Party USA discuss the Million Worker March and their perspectives on the labor movement.

Saturday, October 9th, 5pm at 339 Lafayette Street (corner of Lafayette and Bleecker). Ring buzzer #11 for the A.J. Muste Room (third floor).
(F train to Broadway/Lafayette, 6 train to Bleecker St.)

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In America 2014, It Happens Here

Neela Ghoshal | America 2014: An Orwellian Tale by Dawn Blair more...  6 Comments

Geishas Gone Gangsta: Worshipping at the altar of style.

Catriona Stuart | A3 the Revolution: Televised, Terrorized, Sexualized more...  0 Comments

Sudan: Oil, Water, and Guns

Kazembe Balagoon | After 37 years of civil war in Sudan, the United States government is finally taking notice... more...  3 Comments

Chumps Deluxe

Steve Wishnia | Debate ‘04 As Lame As the Choice more...  0 Comments

Bush Cuts Section 8, Again

Steve Wishnia | After announcing on Sept. 27 that it was backing off from a proposal that would have significantly reduced rent subsidies for New Yorkers in the Section 8 voucher program, the Bush Administration went ahead and made similar cuts anyway... more...  5 Comments

Nader Calls For Kerry & Bush To Resign From Skull & Bones

skullbonesleftwatch | Anti-war prez candidate Ralph Nader recently called for Kerry & Bush to resign their membership in Yale's Skull & Bones secret society. more...  9 Comments


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Columbia Provost: We Like Democracy When People Vote, Just Not When They Unionize

Big Bill | Today, Columbia University Provost Alan Brinkley sent out an impassioned plea for Columbia U. students to register to vote before the Oct. 8th deadline. "This Friday, October 8th, is an important deadline if you plan to exercise your right to vote in the upcoming election in New York," read an email sent out to students today.

Such civic high-mindedness would be appreciated if Brinkley and his C.U. cohorts hadn't done everything possible to squash one of the other important "democratic freedoms" excercised by citizens of this country-- the right for workers to unionize and collectively bargain with their employers.

This example, while trivial, just goes to show that the floweriness by which "voting" is talked about in the U.S. today by the powers that be actually proves its relative inadequacy as a means of social change. The kind of democracy that would truly change things in this country is squashed by shills for corporate university investors and the NLRB. If it wasn't dangerous, they wouldn't care to stop it.

Interested in calling out Brinkley on his hypocritical attitude? Reach him at:

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