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Alienation of Park Land Continues with Water Park “Development” on Randalls Island

Marina Ortiz | Although Commissioner Benape claims the Water Park will serve a “park use,” it will only do so minimally and for a cost. For most East Harlem residents - under whose jurisdiction Randalls Island lies - that is a price too high to pay. more...  1 Comments


NYC War Resisters League | This is a second meeting of a new coalition seeking to combine our efforts towards dramatic actions with a national impact. Ideas include teach-ins in the 5 boroughs, nonviolent direct action on Wall Street, all-night candlelight vigils, march and sit-ins at recruiting centers, postering neighborhoods, etc.
We hope to reach out to all communities - as participants and spectators - through encouragement of diversity in message and technique and and a creativity and energy that reflects the level of our outrage.
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DeLay Does Dems a Favor

Ari Berman | Democrats picked up their 30thseat in the House of Representatives last night more...  1 Comments

Florida recount | Well,

Obviously the machines in Sarasota did not find the 18k votes that they didn't initially count on Nov 7. As such, the only way that citizens' votes can really be counted in this congressional race is to hold a re-vote.

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Protests spark clashes in Bolivia

BBC News | The right is calling for increased regional autonomy and is opposed to constitutional changes proposed by EVO. more...  0 Comments

Protesting NYC’s killer cops

Jared Rodriguez and Danny Katch | Two weeks after the police murder of Sean Bell on the morning of his wedding day, New York City is still boiling and protests are growing.
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MADELINE WHYTE | Free speech rights under attack. more...  0 Comments

12/17/2006 New York City: "De Nueva York Hasta Oaxaca" - (From New York to Oaxaca)

el pinche simon | 12/17/2006 New York City: "De Nueva York Hasta Oaxaca" - (From New York to Oaxaca)

2:00PM - 12:00AM Julia de Burgos Cultural Arts Center 1680 Lexington Ave.

A human rights benefit for media and medical supplies sent to indigenous communities In the state of Oaxaca, Mexico, hosted by and more...  0 Comments

December 17 Mass Rally in Manila:Unresolved issues justify protest, say bishops

AJLPP-USA | AJLPP-USA and other news sources reported today that the December 17 prayer rally in Manila will push through.

An “escalation of crises” that the leaders of the country’s Roman Catholic Church can no longer take sitting down prompted the Church to spearhead tomorrow’s planned huge prayer rally at Manila’s Rizal Park.

News reports also confirmed that top officials of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines yesterday rebuffed calls from administration stalwarts for them to abandon the rally at the Quirino Grandstand in the wake of the decision by Ms Arroyo’s allies to scrap plans to convene a constituent assembly.

The CBCP secretary general, Msgr. Juanito Figura, said the CBCP could no longer ignore the escalating problems facing the country, including the questions surrounding President Macapagal-Arroyo’s disputed victory in the 2004 elections.

Figura specifically cited the “Garci” tapes, which set off the election controversy, the P728-million fertilizer fund scam and the so-called Mayuga report on the alleged involvement of military officials in election fraud as among the issues unresolved to this day.

“The Church cannot play blind, deaf and mute to the sufferings that these issues have brought,” Figura said in a press conference. more...  0 Comments

Omissions In the Iraq Study Group Report

Stephen Lendman | Omissions in the ISG Report are more important than what's in it. more...  0 Comments

"Green My Apple"

Antrim Caskey | Thursday evening, Dec 14, about 50 Greenpeace activists and their supporters converged at the Fifth Avenue Apple store to bring awareness to their Green My Apple campaign. Activists used giant flashlights--equal to 16 million candles--to shine green light onto the pristine glass cube. Green My Apple is a campaign that urges Apple to step up and create a green recycling program for their products, Macs, iPods, iBooks. "Right now, poisoned Aples full of chemicals like toxic flame retardants, and polyvinyl chloride are being sold worldwide. Then they're tossed, they usually end up at the fingertips of children in China, india and other developing world countries. They dismantle them for parts, and are exposed to a dangerous toxic cocktail that threatens their health and the environment," says a flyer handed out at the event. more...  4 Comments

Bike & Skate contingent in the Justice & Reform March this Saturday

Time's Up! | You can meet up with us in two different locations; these rides will converge at a place TBA on the March.

Saturday, December 16, 2006.
12 Noon at Madison Square Park (south)
12 Noon NW corner of 59th and 5th Ave (corner of central park) more...  1 Comments

SMASH THE KLAN: May 12, 2007, Hammonton, NJ

Working Class Emancipation | ****************
Saturday, May 12, 2007
Rally in Hammonton, New Jersey

Help us build a massive mobilization to kick the Klan out of Hammonton!

* Distribute this leaflet.
* Form an anti-Klan committee now in your union, workplace, or school.
* Prepare for public anti-Klan coordinating meetings, as part of a national effort to stop the Klan.
* Raise funds to help with organizing and defense.
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EU Weather: Once in 10,000yrs

bracewell | 2006 EU temperatures would occur less than once every 10,000 years (assuming that the climate is not changing & for a large part of Europe.)
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Slave Reparations Case Gains Legal Ground!

Amadi Ajamu | The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has revitalized the reparations class action lawsuit against U.S. corporations who participated in the Trans-Atlantic slave trade and slavery. Significant parts of the previously dismissed landmark case have been reversed and remanded back to the District Court on the grounds of the defendants’ violation of consumer fraud statutes. Corporate defendants include J.P. Morgan Chase, Fleet Bank (now Bank of America), Aetna, Brown Brothers Harriman, Union Pacific Railroad, and New York Life.
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Who Rules Columbia?--Part 7

columbiawatch | If you're interested in the hidden history of Manhattan's Columbia University which rarely gets mentioned on your local PBS-affiliated tv station, you might find the following excerpt from NACLA's 1968 pamphlet, "Who Rules Columbia?" of use. more...  0 Comments

The profitable nature of the Wooster Collective

Glas | This article is in response to the show put on by the Wooster Collective this weekend at 11 Spring Street St. more...  71 Comments

The behavior of starving bed bugs

Brent Herbert | More amateur bed bug science...a study in bed bug etymology more...  2 Comments

The Failed Drug War: Stopping the Violence Means Rethinking Policy

K. McLaughlin | New Jersey's drug war is being lost a little more each day. The policy of the U.S. government isn't working, it's time for a change. more...  2 Comments

NYPD Kills Another Person

Compiled from NY Times etc | The man, Timur Person, 19, of the Bronx, died after the police shot him five times at close range in the chest while an officer was on top of him Wednesday night, according to Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly.

During the event, the sergeant felt what he assumed could be a gun pressing through Mr. Person’s jacket, Mr. Kelly said. The sergeant, who was on clearly on top of Mr. Person and in control, then yelled, “Gun, gun,” and “Shoot him, shoot him,” to a second police officer, who then fired, Mr. Kelly confessed. more...  2 Comments

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