Irish Queers | "While we stand here – watching tens of thousands of NYPD officers march in a parade with an explicit message of hate – African-American communities and other New Yorkers are gathering in Times Square to hold the NYPD to account for the murder of Sean Bell. Like us, they are standing up to fight the NYPD’s willful discrimination, its indifference to communities, its strong-arming of our streets, and its failure to take responsibility for creating a culture of violence." more... 5 Comments
Not I | Somebody doing this? more... 2 Comments
JOSEPH GOLDSTEIN | Police Officer Kenneth Boss once was part of a group of officers who fired 41 shots at an innocent Muslim, Amadou Diallo. Gunning down another Muslim in Iraq last year as part of the Marine Corps whetted his appetite for more Muslim blood. Now he wants his NYPD gun back so that he can be free to kill again. more... 1 Comments
Tommy M | There is so much exciting stuff happening in New York and beyond that you can get involved in to help fight for farmworker justice: we've included all of it in one big happy message, so enjoy! more... 0 Comments
thomas paine | If you were in NYC during the RNC, or know someone who was, and witnessed the fascist preemptive mass arrests, you know the truth. The cops - brass - and civilian commanders - the Mayor - should be charged for civil rights offenses. Such contempt for the law by law enforcement and high officials should not be allowed to pass without a response.
kilroy | A Ride to End All Wars is an inter-borough bike ride for peace in conjunction with the March 19 Peace Actions Coalition, taking place on Sunday, March 18th, 2007. more... 0 Comments
D | In an attempt to rise out of sweatshop conditions, workers in the Brooklyn wholesale food distribution industry have engaged in strikes, protests, and filed lawsuits alleging minimum wage and overtime violations. Over 20 workers from two warehouses were fired in the past few months in retaliation for their union activities. This is a direct assault on workers, and we want to show the bosses that we won't stop the fight! more... 0 Comments
Bob Nichols, Project Censored Award Winner | About 200 Executioners will report for work one day soon at the Lawrence Livermore Nuclear Weapons "Lab" in Livermore, California and methodically, even "professionally," set about executing the premeditated random murder of hundreds of innocent victims in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Working Class Emancipation | Immigration Gestapo kidnaps 500 workers in New Bedford
Sam Alcoff | For three hours on Friday night, over 100 activists came out to Manhattan's Community Church of New York in support of eight recently arrested veteran members of the Black Panther Party. Yet the night skipped any mourning or weariness as host Lumumba Bandele of the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement quickly pledged both a new wave of activism to free these activists as well as a resurgence in the movement to free all political prisoners: the crowd's prolonged response suggested a willingness to fight. more... 18 Comments
tfg casper | We are the moderate multitude that has marched, chanted, and testified against an imperial project of brutality and arrogance for 4 years. We are the nameless ones who have seen the powerful unmoved by millions marching, chanting and crying out. This journey has brought us to a question: Is there nothing more? and an answer: There is, and we must make it ourselves. more... 2 Comments
Norman Oder | [From my remarks at the Grassroots Media Conference. A lively crowd of about 50 came to listen to and question the panel, organized by Stuart Schrader of Picketing Henry Ford. Also participating were Lumi Rolley of NoLandGrab and Candace Carponter of Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn. Attendees might notice that this version differs slightly from that delivered orally.]
forwarded by Skinny John | Richard Brown, Richard O’Neal, Ray Boudreaux, and Hank Jones were arrested in California. Francisco Torres was arrested in Queens, New York. Harold Taylor was arrested in Florida. Two men charged have been held as political prisoners for over 30 years—Herman Bell and Jalil Muntaqim are both in NY State prisons. more... 0 Comments
forwarded by Skinny John | As Congress is still debating possible immigration legislations, the daily attacks continue in our neighborhoods and cities. Now more than ever we need to join forces and find a way for our voices to be heard and begin to take a stand against these injustices. more... 1 Comments
Alex | March 10th, 1959 is the historic date when hundreds of thousands of Tibetans risked their lives and poured into the streets of Lhasa, the capitol of Tibet, and protested for their freedom. They were killed in the thousands by the brutal Chinese government. So this march 10th, we will show the Chinese government that the movement has not died, but that it has grown larger and will keep growing. more... 0 Comments
Bill Brown | I have just been contacted by the NY Times, asking me if I am the "splasher." I am not. more... 3 Comments
Constance D. Sisk | My name is Constance Sisk. I work with the New York City Taxi Workers Alliance. In mid-March, we will be hosting taxi drivers from across the US and Canada, as we come together to found the first international alliance of taxi workers. We are asking you to support this historic effort, by purchasing space for a message from your union or organization in a journal we are putting together to mark our gathering. This journal will be distributed to over 50,000 taxi workers and allies in total. more... 1 Comments
zapagringo | How did a small group of Mayan indigenous people armed with machetes, sticks, and a few guns-certainly no military threat to the Mexican regime-force the then-ruling PRI to make more concessions to the political opposition of their country in the three weeks following the Zapatistas' 1994 uprising than they had in the 50 years prior?
streetsblog | A few weeks ago I attended the first of the Community Leader meetings for the PlanNYC 2030 Sustainability initiative. I thought Streetsblog readers might be interested in some reflections on this from a neighborhood environmentalist perspective.
D | 9:30 AM @ Sunrise Plus/E-Z Supply, 48-01 Metropolitan Ave. in Ridgewood, Queens.
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