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UNION BUSTING IN UNION SQUARE

MOR | It might be hard to believe, but Whole Foods Market is as vile a corporation as any other big chain. They don't pay a living wage, they engage in fraud by stealing from employee profit-sharing, hire multi-million dollar union busting corporations and have refused to buy from union farms. The company is owned by anti-labor activist John Mackey, a venture capitalist whose attitudes toward labor are aligned with the Bush administration. They are growing and spreading internationally. Last year alone, they went from having just 5,000 employees to over 32,000. As they expand they are lowering wages, deccreasing benefits and crushing union organizing efforts all across the country. more...  5 Comments

New Yorkers Demand More Affordable Housing

Pictures by Antrim Caskey | In one of the largest housing demonstrations in decades, an estimated 5000 activists and advocates from community groups, housing organizations, labor union, AIDS organizations and clergy gathered at City Hall yesterday to demand more affordable housing for New York's have-nots.

Housing Groups Battle for Battery Park $$ || Whose Side Are They On? Mayoral Hopefuls Seek Landlord Dollars, Tenant Votes || The Housing Crisis: What Needs to Be Done? || Take That! Bush Threatens New Round of Housing Cuts || Housing First || New York City AIDS Housing Network || Subscribe to The Indypendent

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Call For Work: Bikes and Civil Rights Video Zine

Let's Get Critical! | In the wake of the New York Republican National Convention police and major media outlets have repeatedly attacked the monthly Critical Mass bike ride. Police Commissioner Kelly has even gone so far to make a connection between Critical Mass and terrorism. A small group of ardent bicylists and experienced media activists are compiling a VideoZine about the Critical Mass maelstrom. We need your help. more...  1 Comments

Showing Friday Nite! Danny Schechter's new film `WMD weapons of mass deception`

Paul O'Hanlon | This is an announcement of the showing of Danny Schechter's new film at two New York City locations with a biography of Danny and a review of the film. Several photos are attached. more...  0 Comments

EPICENTER: Aid for Tsunami Victims in Aceh

Yvonne | Epicenter: Aid for Aceh Thursday, February 3, 2005 8:00 pm to 2:00 am at The Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center 107 Suffolk Street (between Rivington and Delancey Streets) Manhattan (Suffolk Street is two blocks east of Essex Street, which is a continuation of Avenue A south of Houston Street. The nearest subway stops are: IND Sixth Avenue F train to Delancey Street, and BMT J, M, or Z trains to Essex Street) Admission: sliding scale $10-$30 Donate $40 or more and receive a limited edition t-shirt with art by Seth Tobocman (WW3 Illustrated) Indonesian food, Brooklyn Brewery beer, and wine available by donation. All proceeds go towards Aceh tsunami relief. For more information call (212) 340-9462 or write info@aceh.liushifu.org or go to http://www.acehfoundation.org Sponsored by Bluestockings Books, WBAI 99.5 FM, Ocean Press, the Theater of the Oppressed Laboratory (TOPLAB), Breakbeat Science, Revel Arts, Liv-I-Culture, The Brecht Forum, Amoeba Technology, HavocSound, Blackkat, Beatboxer Entertainment, and Brooklyn Brewery. more...  1 Comments

Working Families Party Announces All-Out Grassroots Campaign Against Social Security Privatization

Dan Cantor | Calling the battle over the future of Social Security "the crucial fight of the moment", the Working Families Party announced Wednesday that it is launching a massive grassroots campaign to deter 16 so-called moderate Republican Congresspeople in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut (and any spineless Dems) from supporting the Bush-Delay attack on current and future retiress. more...  8 Comments

Major Companies Avoid State Taxes

Coaltion for Tax Justice | Many of the nation’s largest, most profitable companies, including those based in New York State, are paying little or nothing in state and local income taxes, a new study shows. Major corporations headquartered or doing significant business in New York paid less than 3% of their profits in corporate income taxes between 2001 and 2003, the report said. more...  0 Comments

Did J20 Protest Have An Effect? Read This Excellent Report

Messenger | January 20, 2005 DC Report the unreported news of inauguration day by Avram Friedman Visible Resistance to Bush Grows Geometrically in Fourteen Days more...  3 Comments

Wolves massacred in Canada: pelts for sale in NYC

noah sudarsky | A brutal snowmobile wolf hunt in the Northwest territories kills hundreds of wolves every year. Profit is the driving force, not population control. more...  1 Comments

nyc: know your rights and don't talk to the feds!

xxxx | recent events may be bringing federal attention to nyc's anarchist community. please review the following know your rights documents, even if you feel like you know all this stuff. more...  3 Comments

Hat City Free Press Volume 4 Issue 2 Due Out Friday

madhatter | Hat City Free Press Volume 4 Issue 2 Due Out Friday more...  0 Comments

Affordable Housing Coalition to March on City Hall Tomorrow

NYC-IMC | A coalition of more than 60 community groups, housing-advocacy groups, labor unions, AIDS organizations and clergy will march across the Brooklyn Bridge to City Hall Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. to demand that city officials free up hundreds of millions of dollars revenues from Battery Park City to finance affordable housing for middle and low-income New Yorkers. Five to ten thousand people are expected to attend. The marchers will also urge officials to preserve rent controls, adopt zoning plans that include affordable housing, help the city gain control over rent laws that are currently under state jurisdiction and ensure that AIDS patientsin temporary housing get priority on permanent housing. These are "things local officials can act on right away," march organizer Jennifer Flynn explains in this week's Indypendent. Housing Groups Battle for Battery Park $$ || Whose Side Are They On? Mayoral Hopefuls Seek Landlord Dollars, Tenant Votes || The Housing Crisis: What Needs to Be Done? || Take That! Bush Threatens New Round of Housing Cuts || Housing First || New York City AIDS Housing Network || Subscribe to The Indypendent more...  3 Comments

Please get in touch if the NYC DA's Office is still holding your bike in connection with a Critical Mass-related arrest.

Gideon | Please get in touch (or have your lawyer get in touch, if you have one) if the NYC DA's Office is still holding your bike in connection with a Critical Mass-related arrest, so that I can pass along some information that might be helpful in getting it back. more...  5 Comments

June 10-12 Weekend of Resistance for Jeff 'Free' Luers

Friends of Jeff 'Free' Luers | There will be an event in NYC as part of this weekend with former Political Prisoner Asanti Alston, Andy Stepanian, music, film, food and more. Details coming soon. more...  2 Comments

E P I C E N T E R : Aid for Tsunami Victims in Aceh, Indonesia (Feb 3, NYC)

Yvonne | Epicenter: Aid for Aceh Thursday, February 3, 2005 8:00 pm to 2:00 am at The Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center 107 Suffolk Street (between Rivington and Delancey Streets) Manhattan Friends of Aceh will donate the funds raised directly to indigenous organizations engaged in immediate humanitarian relief, long term reconstruction, renewal and community organizing. Friends of Aceh is an ad-hoc coalition of New York-based and Acehnese activists, musicians, visual artists, and collectives working together to raise funds and consciousness for Aceh. Sponsored by Bluestockings Books, WBAI 99.5 FM, Ocean Press, Theater of the Oppressed Lab, Breakbeat Science, Revel Arts, Liv-I-Culture, The Brecht Forum, Amoeba Technology, HavocSound, Blackkat, Beatboxer Entertainment, & Brooklyn Brewery. Raffle prizes generously donated by our sponsors and Autonomedia, Toys in Babeland, The Culture Project, Performance Space 122, Counter Restaurant and others. more...  0 Comments

Hunger Action: Universal Health Care, not Cuts, is Solution to Medicaid

Mark Dunlea | The Hunger Action Network today called upon the State Legislature to support universal health care rather than agreeing to the billions in cuts to health services proposed by Governor Pataki. more...  0 Comments

Support the Brooklyn 7 in Court!

APOC - Critical Resistance | more...  2 Comments

Duane Reade security guard beats up alleged thief

appauled | A Duane Reade security guard beat up a man for allegedly stealing a razor. more...  8 Comments

Inauguration Protest Video

FluxRostrum | Check Point "Dubya" focuses on constitutional violations by security forces and the brutal over use of pepper spray at the 14th & Penn parade check point. 8 minutes more...  0 Comments

Arrested at Critical Mass...avoidable?

Kym Perfetto | An account from one of the eight arrested on Friday. As police continue to harrass, how can previously-arrested cyclists avoid facing more charges? more...  13 Comments

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