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NYPD COVERING UP FOR OFFICER WHO LIED ABOUT SHOOTING

One People's Project | This is a story that is just coming out, and what is pissing people off the most about it is it isn't coming out as much as it should. On Dec. 21, a police officer was involved in a shooting in Brooklyn. He gave a decription of his assailant - black man, wearing a black mask, and black clothes - and his fellow Boys in Blue put the entire community on lockdown, accosting every black man they could find on the street and whatever home they burst into. The next day it came out that the officer shot himself. That's right, HIMSELF! The worst thing about this: that's all we know! As far as anyone knows, the officer has not been charged for lying to authorities, his name or any other info has not been released, and the local media might as well have put the story in the classified section for all the coverage given this. Unfortunately for the local media and the NYPD, the black community in New York also own media outlets, and they have been talking about this for the past week. You had to go to 98.7 KISS-FM, and 1600 WWRL-AM, where they are talking about this quite a bit, and with people like Lt. Eric Adams of One Hundred Blacks in Law Enforcement Who Care pushing this issue, you can expect us all to have an good idea of what happened before long. We are going to stay on this one, so if you don't hear anything else about this in the next few weeks, come back this way. more...  0 Comments

2 DAY POST INNAUGURAL CONFERENCE ON ART AND ACTIVISM

Laurie Schoeman | Amnesty International Firefly Project, Theaters Against War (THAW) Art is Permitted Everywhere and FELT are pleased (overjoyed!) to invite you participate in our upcoming conference on arts + activism. AND SO FORTH: A Post-Inaugural Assembly January 22nd + 23rd, 2005 OfficeOps in East Williamsburg "All art is a revolt against man's fate." -Andre Malreaux Over 45 artists, producers, curators, activists, and YOU will come together to share skills and strategies for raising social and political consciousness through the arts. AND SO FORTH is two days jam-packed with panel and roundtable discussions, hands-on workshops, film screenings, collaborative art projects, performances, a gallery exhibition of political art and more. ASF is open to the public, and costs $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Check out www.aifirefly.org/andsoforth for the full schedule of events. > More about And So Forth :: > Scheduled to coincide with the official beginning of George W. Bush's > second presidential term, ASF was conceived and organized by members > of Amnesty International Firefly Project in response to the surge of > politically-engaged art-making that swept New York City in the months > leading up to the Republican National Convention and the 2004 > election. Prominent members of New York City's burgeoning artist-activist > community will join representatives from politically-oriented and > grassroots arts organizations to discuss topics ranging from the > political potential of gallery exhibitions to documentary filmmaking, > public performance, political satire, and fundraising. > > The election is over, but that doesn't mean everything should grind > to a halt: ASF is intended as a space for artists and activists to > share skills and strategies for raising social and political > consciousness. By providing a non-partisan forum for discussion, > ASF's organizers hope to reaffirm local commitment to arts activism, > strengthen ties among members of New York City's artist-activist > community, and address ongoing social-justice concerns. > Some Participating Artists and Organizations :: > Billionaires for Bush > Music for America > Dread Scott > Jazz Against War > Prometheus Radio Project > Barbara Hammer > Peter Kuper > Mariam Ghani > Chitra Ganesh > UnionDocs > The Onion > Blackkat > David Rees > The Civilians > Gigantic Art Space > Najla Said > Sophia Skiles > Stephan Smith > Paper Tiger Television > Soft Skull Press > Danny Schechter > WITNESS > Visual Resistance > International WOW > . . . and many more > > :: Contact Us :: > andsoforth@aifirefly.org more...  1 Comments

Permits Granted.

Champ. 5 / 2. | more...  12 Comments

Tsunami Global Vigil for the Global Village NYC locations

Global Vigil / HiMY SYeD | Global Vigils will take place on Sunday, 9 January, Monday, 10 January and Wednesday, 26 January 2005 in cities across the planet. The earthquake and tsunami hit Asia on Sunday December 26th, 2004. We did not mourn immediately because we knew so little. Soon, a fuller understanding of what happened crossed our consciousness. We realised that the earthquake and tsunami HAD hit Asia – but it had also hit the whole world. more...  0 Comments

Bicycle Film Fest: Call For Entries

Darren Cervi | Bicycle Film Fest: Call For Entries more...  0 Comments

GOT RIGHTS? Free Films on PATRIOT ACT 1&2- SUN Jan9@5PM

doc.tails | DOC.TAILS! DOCUMENTARIES & COCKTAILS A Weekly Sunday Evening Film Series Featuring Compelling Documentaries & Prominent Guest Speakers In a Relaxed Cocktail Lounge. more...  2 Comments

NYC's Rolling Letter Campaign!

Social Security Now! | Save Social Security From Bush! more...  0 Comments

2 Nights of Haitian Films

Dr. Steeve Coupeau / Caribbean Cultural Center | Caribbean Cultural Center Hosts 2 Nights of Haitian Films more...  0 Comments

Joint Anti-Terrorism Task Force Visits War Resisters League

WRL Worker | At 3:30 on January 7, two officers from the Joint Anti-Terrorism Task Force rang the bell at the War Resisters League office located 339 Lafayette St. more...  7 Comments

Free Naturalism Workshop

Arnell Dowret | WBAI’s "Equal Time For Free Thought" and The Center for Naturalism invite you to a free three night workshop- more...  1 Comments

Demockracy Lite!

Indy Ad Council | Here's New York radio personality Rush Limbaugh for Demockracy Lite! more...  4 Comments

Upcoming NYC Counter-Inaugural Meeting and Screening

NYC Counter-Inauguration | more...  2 Comments

March 19 United Demonstration Against the War & Occupation

stop the war | Labor, community groups, and antiwar organizations join to say, "Troops Out Now!" more...  8 Comments

URGENT! Elect a Progressive to City Council!

Harry B | It is a very short time frame for this special election.  Your involvement is needed ASAP to elect a progressive African-American woman to City Council in the South Bronx!  Send a check and spend a few hours collecting signatures. We can win this one w/a little commitment from each of YOU! We have 10 days to get 3,000 signatures. more...  11 Comments

Uptown Youth for Justice Meeting Saturday morning

Tom Smith | Neigbhorhood Youth Center vs. Columbia U.'s real estate grab--1/8 Saturday 11 am 512 W 143rd St. Between Broadway and Hamilton. more...  0 Comments

HRPT Sent Formal Complaint Letter To NYPD About Use Of Pier 57; NYPD List Of Modifications To Pier Does Not Include Clean-Up Of Contamination

Drew Poe | The Hudson River Park Trust, which manages the piers along the Hudson River including Pier 57, formally complained to the New York City Police Department that they were in violation of a written agreement between HRPT and the NYPD for use of the site during the Republican National Convention (RNC), according to documents obtained by this author. The complaint came in an August 30, 2004, letter to NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly and is signed by Connie Fishman, President of the HRPT. The original agreement between the two agencies is official entitled a Memorandum of Understanding, or MOU. more...  2 Comments

Department of Buildings Confirmed No Certificate of Occupancy Issued For Pier 57; Mayor Intervened To Halt DoB From Releasing Further Information; Links Between DoB and HRPT Come To Light

Drew Poe | The conversion of Pier 57 into a detention facility for arrestees during the Republican National Convention (RNC) was conducted without the issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy from the Department of Buildings (DoB) in New York, knowledgeable sources have now confirmed. The lack of a Certificate of Occupancy (C.O.) would be a violation of building codes and regulations governing construction and use of properties in New York, and there is no policy which would allow the New York City Police Department (NYPD) or other city agencies to violate building codes, according to information originating from within the Legal Bureau of the DoB. This information also confirms that the Commissioner for the DoB could in theory take action with regard to the violation of the building codes mandating Certificates of Occupancy, but so far not even a preliminary investigation of the matter is underway. more...  1 Comments

Why Does The Site Keep Going Down?

Reader | Access to your site is becoming limited. Is this a technical problem or something more sinister? I've been unable to access the site normally. This is one of the first times I was able to get through. more...  8 Comments

Indypendent to Host Free Community Reporting Workshop Series Starting January 15

John Tarleton | Interested in journalism but not sure how to get started? The Indypendent will hold its second annual winter community reporting workshop series from 2-5 p.m. on Saturdays January 15, 22 and 29. Over the course of three sessions, we will work on the basics of story development, interviewing, research and editing. There will be lots of participatory, hands-on exercises. If you've been holding back on writing stories or want to bolster your basic reporting skills, this is a great opportunity. Several longtime Indypendent staffers as well as journalists from Democracy Now, Free Speech Radio News and The Norwood News will be helping out with the workshop. All classes are free. Limited spaces available. For an application, email workshop@indypendent.org or call 212-684-8112. Don’t hate the media. Become the media! more...  0 Comments

Not One Damn Dime Day

Extra<G | January 20th, 2005 is "Not One Damn Dime Day", those who oppose what is happening in our name in Iraq can speak up with a 24-hour national boycott of all forms of consumer spending. more...  10 Comments

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