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Is Soy Safe?

Miah Daley, The New York Megaphone | "Not all soy processing uses alkaline soaking solutions and not all soy is produced using aluminum equipment. Harsh alkaline soaking solutions are used mainly in the production of modern soy foods such as soy protein isolates, soy protein concentrates, soy supplements, soy protein shakes, textured soy protein (TSP), etc." Soy milk, tofu, and tempeh generally come from whole soybeans, not soy protein isolates, and therefore would not be at risk of aluminum contamination. Ingredient labels can tell you whether a food is made from whole soybeans or soy protein isolates. more...  0 Comments

How Green Is Our Mayor: Bloomberg announces PlaNYC 2030

streetsblog | Bookmarking his much-vaunted Earth Day speech with congratulatory video clips from California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Mayor Mike Bloomberg called for New Yorkers to take the initiative in the international fight against global warming, positioning himself as a leader on the issue. more...  7 Comments

Feminist Youth Discussion Group Forming in White Plains

Jon Wilkes Booth | YouthPAC is forming a Feminist Discussion Group in White Plains, the first meeting is this tuesday at 5 at the Wespac space. more...  1 Comments

Week of Events for Immigrant Rights

xborders | Saturday, April 21st @ 9:30 am to 1pm: Immigration and Young People – A
training for youth ages 15 -22; For more info call 212-627-2227 ext.248.
Register by e-mail to

Federal Plaza:

Saturday, April 21, 2007 @ 1-3pm, 26 Federal Plaza: Childrens Vigil!
Join us to hear the children speak for themselves on how current
deportation policies impact their lives.

At/around NYU:

Monday, April 23rd @ 6:30pm: A Community Forum: Finding the Facts on
Immigration, Palladium Multi-Purpose room

Thursday, April 26th @ 7pm: Lessons for Immigration Policy: the Bracero
Guest Worker Program, Kimmel 905-907

Friday, April 27th @ 3pm-6pm: We Have a Dream, a Day of Action in
support of the DREAM Act - Speakers, Performers, and ACTION! Washington
Square South

Union Square:

Tuesday May 1 @ 4:00 pm: MAYDAY Rally & March, Union Square Park. EQUAL

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5th Annual Liberation Conference: Agriculture, Imperialism and War 4/28/07 Syrac

S.A.R.O. | A brief writeup on the upcoming 5th Annual Animal Liberation Conference Series: Agriculture, Imperialism and War, held by Syracuse Animal Rights Organization, in Syracuse, NY on April 28th 2007. more...  0 Comments

Rally Against Columbia University Expansion Plan on Wednesday, April 18

columbiawatch | Community residents and Columbia University students will be protesting against the Columbia University Administration's latest plan to grab more West Harlem land for its own use, despite the opposition of local community activists to Columbia's latest plan for institutional expansion (as indicated by the following press release) more...  1 Comments

Westchester County, NY Wholesaler Calls for Boycott of Coca-Cola

Jason Gooljar | Yesterday, I was walking home from White Plains, NY when on Central Avenue I saw something rather interesting. A local beverage wholesaler by the name of the Leewood Beverage Center had signs in their windows that read “Boycott Coke for Unfair Trade Practices”. more...  1 Comments

Imus - Huge Victory Against Racism

Prodcued by Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash | WBAI Radio's Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Produced & Hosted by Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash
Monday, April 16, 2007, 7 - 8 p.m. EST, over 99.5 FM
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Attention Yount Westchester Radicals

Jon Wilkes Booth | YouthPAC is a radical group based in White Plains. more...  1 Comments


Radical Homosexual Agenda | Come and Parade without a Permit to protest the NYPD Parade laws and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn's support of these regulations! more...  0 Comments

American Author, Satirist, and Social Critic Kurt Vonnegut Dead at 84

IMCista | American author, and satirist Kurt Vonnegut has died. He was 84.

Most famous for his great anti-war novel Slaughterhouse Five, Vonnegut authored 14 other novels, mainy of them works of social criticism. Vonnegut was a harsh critic of war, American imperialism, scientific expertise, and the general miserable behavior of most human beings. He was a member of the American Civil Liberties Union, and the American Humanist Association, which promotes individual freedom, rational thought and scientific skepticism, made him its honorary president. He was a merciless critic of George W. Bush and the current American government.

Vonnegut was a native Hoosier who spent most of his life in New York State.

What follows is an excerpt from Vonnegut's novel Breakfast of Champions. Add some of your own favorite Vonnegut quotes in the comments below. more...  9 Comments

City Limits - Students on Camera: Schools Under Watch

Willie Mays | Here's a trick - read this while listening to Dead Prez's "'they' schools." Absolute Madness.

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“Black Diamonds” Receives The Spadaro Documentary Award

Catherine Pancake, Black Diamonds Movie | Catherine Pancake, West Virginia native and Baltimore, MD wins “Spadaro Documentary Award” for Black Diamonds: Mountaintop Removal and the Fight For Coalfield Justice.View Trailer

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Report from Ramapo High School Walk Out

Adam | Overall, it was a very successful protest with about 100-150 students walking out of class and defying the administration to voice their support for the teachers. more...  1 Comments

incendiary devices and hot air

history is a weapon | Corporate media debates Blogger Code of Conduct while Indymedia flamewar enters fifth day more...  4 Comments

Taking on the Mob

Bennett Baumer | The longshoremen of Local 1588 in Bayonne, NJ knew their place – they worked and kept their mouths shut. When your past union president, an exboxer named John DiGilio, is found floating in the Hackensack River with two bullet holes in his head, you don’t ask too many questions. When the man who usurped the local from him threatens to settle disputes with a blowtorch to the crotch, you don’t go to the union office to voice concerns about benefits or safety issues. more...  3 Comments

Peoples Organization for Progress MLK Commemoration: Photos

Stanley W. Rogouski | About 300 people marched in downtown Newark to commemorate Martin Luther King the weekend after the 39th anniversary of his assassination. more...  4 Comments

¡Resistencia Visual! Images from the people’s struggle in Oaxaca

Visual Resistance | ASAR-O stencilOn June 14th of 2006, the governor of Oaxaca, a state in southern Mexico, ordered the removal of striking teachers from the city plaza. The authorities, which ranged from Federal police, Municipal forces to firefighters, were unsuccessful in removing the teachers despite battling them with tear gas and live ammunition. The teachers, with the support of the surrounding community, erected barricades to prevent the police from regaining control of downtown Oaxaca City. Three days later the APPO (Asamblea Popular del Pueblo de Oaxaca) was convened which called upon people in Oaxaca to organize themselves into popular assemblies. People organized by street blocks, neighborhoods and municipalities to work cooperatively and govern themselves while demanding the resignation of the Ruiz administration.

Growing from this momentum a group of artists began to utilize their skills as printmakers to communicate the demands of the APPO. The collective, now known as ASARO, created stencils, woodblock prints, and posters that began to appear on walls all over Oaxaca. Following the traditions of Mexican popular art and printmaking, ASARO offers the movement new images that communicate some of the values and demands being made in Oaxaca.

The Visual Resistance Collective, CASA, and Carlito’s Cafe are proud to present the artwork of ASARO in NYC this Wednesday, April 11th, 7-10pm @ Carlito’s Café y Galería, 1701 Lexington Ave (bet 106 & 107 st).

Also coming up: Realizing the Impossible: Art and Anarchism A roundtable discussion on Monday, April 16, at 7:30 p.m., 16 Beaver Street, NYC more...  0 Comments

4/7 Sat - MLK Commemoration March for Peace & Justice in Newark

srcnwk | Martin Luther King was assassinated April 4, 1968. He died fighting for freedom, justice, equality, and peace. Let us remember his legacy and continue his struggle! Join us on April 7, 2007 at 12:30pm, at Broad and Market Streets, in downtown Newark. more...  0 Comments

Naomi Klein Speaks at NYC Ethical Culture Society: full transcript

DOGSPOT | Naomi Klein recently appeared in New York for the launch of Jeremy Scahill's book on Blackwater and delivered a short speech at the the Ethical Culture Society. The transcript below is courtesy of Democracy Now!. more...  0 Comments

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