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Students walk out for teachers Strike At Scranton Catholic School.

Worker Freedom | Students walk out for teachers
Action supports teachers at Holy Redeemer, who picketed before classes began Friday. more...  1 Comments

Students Walk Out of Garfield (NJ) High to Support Teachers

Worker Freedom | Students walked out en mass from Garfield (NJ) High School today, demonstrating in support of teachers who have been working without a contract since June. The student action, triggered by a fire alarm around 9 a.m., came a day after 350 teachers called out sick in an apparent protest over the contracts stalemate, prompting the district to closed schools. more...  2 Comments

Ash Wednesday Vigilance: Local Group Stands Up for Detained Immigrants

Amy L. Dalton | The Interfaith Refugee Action Team–Elizabeth (“IRATE” for short) held its regular ash Wednesday vigil on Feb. 6 outside of the Elizabeth Detention center, a privately run prison that confines refugees while their cases are pending. More than 150 participants from New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey Gathered at the prison for prayers and song, and received the traditional marking of ash on their foreheads. Groups represented included Pax Christi, the National Association of Social Workers, the New York New Sanctuary Movement, Sojourners Prison Visitation Project, the Haitian Solidarity Network of the Northeast, the May 1 Coalition, the Globe & Port Coalition, and at least a dozen churches and faith-based communities. more...  0 Comments

Building Bridges:Puerto Rico Teachers' Strike; Plan Mexico; Ruby Dee on The Emmy

Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg | WBAI Radio's Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Produced & Hosted by Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash
Monday, March 3, 2008, 7 - 8 p.m. EST, over 99.5 FM
or streaming live at  http://www.wbai.org
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VIDEO: Mike Africa Jr. interview about the MOVE 9 Parole Hearings

Hans Bennett | Born in prison, MOVE member Mike Africa Jr. is the son of MOVE prisoners Mike Sr. and Debbie Africa, who are both eligible for parole in 2008, after 30 years in prison, along with the six other remaining MOVE prisoners. This video is the first in a series of videos to be released in the weeks leading up to the Parole Hearings in April. more...  0 Comments

Downward Arch (Indypendent)

Alex Kane | In what was billed as a “memorial” for Washington Square Park, an estimated 100 people gathered at Judson Memorial Church Feb. 6 to protest plans to radically redesign one of Greenwich Village’s most iconic public spaces. more...  2 Comments

Tenants' Voice Column (Indypendent issue #116)

Bennett Baumer | Are your lights out in the hallway? Is there a non-payment notice posted on the door? If a bad landlord has got you down, you are not alone. And soon you will have legal recourse. more...  1 Comments

Bonjour, Comrade Courbet!

Paul Werner | Setting the record straight on Gustave Courbet, friend of Proudhon, member of the Paris Commune and a major French painter of the nineteenth century.. more...  0 Comments

MARCH UPCOMING EVENTS, ACTION ALERTS, AND NEWS FROM THE NYC POLITICAL PRISONER,

NYC ABCF | contents

Upcoming Events: Warrens in Court 9AM Monday 3/3, Letter-Writing Dinner Tuesday 3/4, Jericho Movement Black and Red Dance 3/29

Action Alerts: Letters Urgently Needed for Robert Seth Hayes Medical Crisis, Letters Needed to Parole the MOVE 9

News: Jeff Luers Resentenced, Avelino Gonzalez Claudio Extradited- Pleads Not Guilty, Update on Laura and Kevin, ELP Statement on Chris “Dirt” McIntosh, Anarchist Solidarity in Uruguay

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NJ Day Laborers may lose workers center

United Day Laborers of Passaic, NJ | PASSAIC -- United Day Laborers of Passaic, NJ continue to struggle to keep their worker's center alive. Rent hasn't been paid this month on a day-laborer center that opened a year ago near The Home Depot, with the aid of city officials. Now the center is expected to close. In recent months, construction work in the area has been scarce. That sluggish labor situation has made it difficult for workers to come up with cash to pitch in toward the center's monthly $500 rent, several laborers said. more...  0 Comments

Mount Vernon Voters Seek Justice in Federal Court

RoadRuner Express | The recent mayoral election in Mount Vernon, New York led to a $600 million lawsuit charging the FBI, U.S. Attorney, Westcheter County Board of Elections and candidates Clinton Young and Janet Schneider with political conspiracy that disenfranchised voters. more...  0 Comments

NYPD Officers Who Killed Sean Bell Start Trial

NYC IMC | Check out NYC IMC's exclusive coverage of the Sean Bell case below. more...  0 Comments

VOTE PSL in 2008: Federal, state and local candidates across the U.S.

votepsl | The Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL) is fielding a slate of candidates in the 2008 U.S. presidential elections: Gloria La Riva for President and Eugene Puryear for Vice President. We are also running candidates in federal, state and local races in many areas. more...  0 Comments

Slouching towards Washington

Trotsky the Horse | Reading the liberal democratic blogs, you'd think cheating isn't cheating as long as their side does it. more...  0 Comments

Redlining: Why So Few Harlemites Own Property (Indypendent)

Renee Feltz | Redlining is the unethical practice in which financial institutions, such as banks or mortgage lenders, refuse to lend money in neighborhoods populated by people of color. It is one of the main reasons so few Harlem residents own real estate in their community more...  0 Comments

MOVE 9 Parole Hearings set for April

Hans Bennett | Almost 30 years after the Aug. 8, 1978 police siege on MOVE's West Philadelphia home, the remaining eight prisoners are eligible for parole. Phil Africa is asking for people to write letters of support to The Parole Board. more...  0 Comments

125th Street on the Line (Indypendent)

Renee Feltz | While real estate developers dream of luxury high rises, many harlemites worry that massive redevelopment of 125th street could change their neighborhood forever. more...  0 Comments

WWII Conscientious Objector Ralph DiGia Dies at 93 (Indypendent)

Judith Mahoney Pasternak | Ralph DiGia, World War II conscientious objector, lifelong pacifist and social justice activist, and staffer for 52 years at the War Resisters League (WRL), died Feb. 1 in New York City. He was 93 more...  0 Comments

ABC No Rico (Indypendent)

James Trimarco | A group of volunteers gathered in ABCNo Rio’s community arts center gallery on a cold Saturday morning in early February. The topic under discussion was grave. The future of No Rio — an open space for New York’s radical arts and squatter communities for nearly thirty years — was at stake again. more...  7 Comments

Bloomberg Squeezes Student Funds (Indypendent)

Joseph Huff-Hannon | Hundreds of New York City public school students gathered at the Department of Education’s doorstep this Valentine’s Day — and they weren’t there to deliver a candygram. The students chanted “Asian, Latin, black or white, to fight the cuts we must unite” and “We give Tweed an F!” down Chambers Street in Lower Manhattan on the chilly winter afternoon. more...  1 Comments

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