Mark Dunlea | David McReynolds, the green party candidate in NY for US Senate against pro-war, pro-patriot Act Chuck Schumer, was on the national staff of the War Resisters League for four decades. McReynolds is a long time leader in the peace movement, having led some of the key initial protests against the Vietnam War. The first openly gay individual to run for President in 1980 on the Socialist Party line, his public coming out as a gay peace activist is considered an important moment in gay liberation. He supports an immediate withdrawal of American troops from Iraq; repeal of the Patriot Act; normalancy of relations with Cub; single payer health care. and more. He is on Row I. more... 0 Comments
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War Resisters League | The War Resisters League marks Election Day 2004 by asserting true democracy â€” voting with our bodies, not just our ballots. We vote to end war, we vote to end killing, we vote for schools and jobs and justice. And in a time marked by war and killing, building a world of peace and justice will take more than punching a card or pulling a lever. In the evolving tradition of nonviolent organizing â€” from Gandhi's struggle to liberate India and King's movement for civil rights in the U.S., to the antinuclear protests of recent times â€” we call for this civil disobedience action to be organized with an affinity group structure, with participants who have participated in nonviolence training and are in agreement with the nonviolence guidelines. For these reasons, we ask you to join us in a nonviolent antiwar demonstration on November 3, 2004 at 8 am in a solemn procession starting from Ground Zero. more... 6 Comments
stop the war | No Matter Who Wins, The Election has been stolenâ€¦ And the war continues Join us Wed. Nov. 3 Union Square 5-7pm more... 4 Comments
fred askew | October Critical Mass Photos more... 0 Comments
Dan Savage and David Schmader, Stranger.com | A Do-It-Yourself Guide to This Season's Quickest, Least Expensive, and Spooky-Ookiest Halloween Costumes more... 4 Comments
NYC IMC | Despite days of legal wrangling, NYPD harassment of Crticial Mass escalated last night, with reports that between 33 and 47 people were arrested.
More arrests occurred at the CM after-party, with IMC writers charging that "as of 12:30am, police had apparently unsuccessfully tried to seize control of the Times Up space and were making a number of arrests. Many people in the space or on the street are understandably upset. The police appear to be closing part of Houston St in the process."
Another party-goer wrote: "as we vacated, about 20 of us, cops grabbed their chain slicer and started to cut locks off bikes, even though we videotaped it with the news and even though the federal judge said no."
The conflict between Critical Mass, which is a largely spontaneous, unregulated monthly bike ride, and the City of New York, which since Giuliani has attempted to regulate every last ounce of spontaneity out of the City, appears to have reached a boiling point.more... 23 Comments
Mainstream Media | A day after a federal judge denied the city's request to block a monthly Critical Mass bicycle protest ride in Manhattan, more than 1,000 people took part in the ride last night. When it was over, tensions with the city had hardly subsided, as 33 of the participants were arrested for running red lights and other violations. more... 1 Comments
rekt | Police have apparently seized control of part of the Time's Up space and are arresting people more... 16 Comments
zmmm | Halloween CM O29 more... 1 Comments
Peter Ravenscroft | This is a request for support in asking the International Criminal Court to investigate war crimes in Iraq. It has local interest to New York because some of your folk are in the front line of that war. more... 4 Comments
NYC Indypendent | With the election fast approaching, this week's Indypendent has on the ground reports from Pennsyvlvania, Ohio, Oregon and New Hampshire as well as a look at rogue media conglomerates like Sinclair and Clear Channel that are always ready to give the Bush administration a boost. We also profile a crusading 3rd party candidate in the Queens and look at how conservatives are winning the campus wars. We also have updates from Palestine, Haiti and Iraq plus reviews of a new Woody Guthrie autobiography and Steven Wishnia's "ultimate guide" to cannibas connoisseurship. Full PDF
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AF _August Sound Coalition | Oct 29. Grassroots radio transmissions from coast to coast. 5 days from the election/extravaganza. Tune in. more... 2 Comments
Liel Leibovitz / Jewish Week | n interviews with four of the seven students who appear in the film, and more than two dozen others â€” mostly Israeli or American Jewish students who attended MEALAC classes over the last five years â€” a much different picture emerges than the one seemingly portrayed on screen. The students most familiar with the MEALAC department, while noting that some professors are highly critical of Israel and its policies, defended the teachers as well within the bounds of academic give-and-take. Most of the complaints on campus appear to be from pro-Israel activist students not in the MEALAC program, raising questions of where anti-Israel bias â€” which clearly unsettles some students â€” ends and intimidation begins, and who can best assess the situation. â€œThe class was an incredible experience,â€ said Lia Mayer-Sommer, 24, referring to Massadâ€™s class titled â€œPalestinian and Israeli Politics and Societies.â€ Mayer-Sommer, an Israeli native, added that â€œit wasnâ€™t fun to be the only Israeli in class, but I never felt intimidated. Passionate, emotional, but not intimidated.â€ more... 4 Comments
Mark Dunlea | David McReynolds, the Green Party candidate for US Senate, said today that peace in the Middle East would not be possible until the US became an honest broker in the dispute. "The US cannot tell Israel and Palestine how to solve their conflict; that is for them to figure out. But for the US to become neutral in this dispute means we must cease all economic and military aid to Israel, particularly when they continue to build the illegal separation wall on Palestine territory and continue to impose an illegal military occupation in the Gaza strip and the West Bank," stated McReynolds, who was a senior staff person with the War Resisters League for 39 years. more... 1 Comments
email@example.com | FOR MORE YEARS!? http://www.know-our-enemy.net/for-more-years/ A new series of protest posters just in time for the election. more... 2 Comments
David Kubiak and Kyle F. Hence | New York, NY (October 28, 2004) - On behalf of New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, Chief Investigator William Casey today accepted a Complaint and Petition from a group of New York City citizens including 9/11 family members, survivors and a Ground Zero triage physician. The Complaint demands that the AG open a criminal inquiry and/or grand jury investigation into the many still unsolved crimes of September 11, 2001 over which he has jurisdiction. more... 5 Comments
TIME'S UP! | Critical Mass for Halloween. Enjoy and be careful. more... 2 Comments
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