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"Pushing Back" the Lies

Walter F. Wouk | The Thomas Paine Project was founded in 2000 to call attention the threat to our civil liberties posed by the government’s war on marijuana. more...  1 Comments

Linn Washington Jr. on "The Framing of Mumia Abu-Jamal"

Linn Washington Jr. | This week, author J. Patrick O'Connor toured NYC, speaking about his new book. This article is written by a veteran Philadelphia journalist who attended the event in Philadelphia on Wednesday, which concluded O'Connor's East Coast tour. more...  0 Comments

Joy of Resistance examines the "wedding industrial complex" Sunday

Joy of Resistance | A special edition of Joy of Resistance multicultural feminist radio on WBAI 99.5 FM Sunday at 5 p.m. more...  0 Comments

NYC Venezuelan Consulate to Sponsor Independence Day Celebration Monday June 30

Simon Bolivar | Venezuela, along with our sister countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, is building paths toward a new independence from neo-colonialism. Find out more about this process Monday night from Bernardo Alvarez, Venezuela's ambassador to the U.S., Dr. Adina Bastidas, Executive Director of the Inter-American Development Bank, Maria Fernanda Espinosa, Venezuela's ambassador to Ecuador and Sen. Piedad Cordoba of Colombia who is working to facilitate a just and peaceful end to her country's civil war. This free event starts at 6:30 p.m. and will be held at the SEIU-32BJ Building at 101 Avenue of the Americas, one block north of Canal St. Trains: A, C, E. 1 to Canal St. more...  0 Comments

Nader Rallies NYC Supporters, Suggests Obama Will Be 'Greatest Disappointment'

Inni Chowdhury | About 100 diehard Naderites welcomed their hero on June 18, when he came to New York’s Upper West Side to tout his third-party campaign for the White House. Ralph Nader and his running mate Matt Gonzales will be on the Independent Party ticket. For the man on the top of the ticket, his vision for the future is simple; he wants “to wage peace, not war.” Nader is against anything becoming “corporatized,” a process that has reached its peak under President Bush. Nader also had strong words for the Democrats presumptive nominee, saying he wished the Senator well, but thought “Obama will be the greatest disappointment.” more...  1 Comments

Can the Media Continue to Ignore "The Framing of Mumia Abu-Jamal"?

Hans Bennett | On Monday, O'Connor appeared on "Jazz and Justice" (LISTEN HERE) and a book-signing event at Baruch College in New York City. Tuesday night, he is appearing at The Brecht Forum alongside Pam and Ramona Africa. The San Francisco Bay Area is now preparing for a similar tour this Fall.

Despite an important NY Times article written in May, the mainstream media has virtually ignored this powerful new book which argues in painstaking detail that Abu-Jamal is innocent and that the actual shooter of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner was a man named Kenneth Freeman. Watch a video-interview at City Hall (PARTS 1, 2, and 3), a text-interview an excerpt, a previous interview, O’Connor’s review of “Murdered By Mumia,” and his response to the March 27 ruling.

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a CUNY Social Forum is on the way...

Maria | Over the last several months, CUNY students from across the city and the CUNY system have come together to create a strong foundation to facilitate cross-CUNY activism and to build a base of students/faculty willing and able to address the issues facing CUNY students. One of the ways we hope to learn more about issues to be addressed at various campuses is to organize a CUNY-wide Social Forum that will be take place in October. more...  0 Comments

2004 RNC protest videotapes subpoenaed by NYC government

I-Witness Video | I-Witness Video, which documented the police at the 2004 Republican National Convention in association with the National Lawyers Guild, has received two subpoenas from the City of New York in connection with civil lawsuits related to the RNC arrests. The subpoenas are so broad that we believe the City's true motivation is not defending themselves from lawsuits about false arrests, but rather intelligence-gathering. We have moved to quash the subpoenas and are fighting their demand to turn over the names of individual videographers.

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Rebel Priests Push for Torture Abolition at West Side Church Appearance

Inni Chowdhury | Two priests who were jailed for demonstrating at a U.S. military base where soldiers are trained in torture techniques spoke at an Upper West Side church on Thursday night, hours after the Supreme Court ruled that detainees held at Guantanamo have a right to challenge their imprisonment before a judge. more...  0 Comments

'The Reflecting Pool' Premieres in New York City at Pioneer Theater July 11

Jodie Baltazar | The first dramatic feature film to challenge the official version of 9/11 events, The Reflecting Pool, will screen twice a day July 11-16 and July 18 at the Pioneer Theater in New York City. The Reflecting Pool follows a journalist who teams up with the father of a 9/11 victim to investigate the official version of the events. What they find poses a disturbing question: To what extent was the U.S. Government at fault for the attacks? more...  0 Comments

FRIDAY The 13th Prisoner Support!

NYC ABCF | FRIDAY
- 9:30 AM Picket Against Grand Jury Harassment Against Puerto Rican Independence Movement

- 7pm Listening Party for Emergency Info on POW Russell Maroon Shoats with Live Performances

- 8pm Green Scare benefit show and dance party for eco-prisoners Jeff Luers and Eric McDavid


TUESDAY- Book Signing for, “The Framing of Mumia Abu –Jamal”
With Author, J. Patrick O’Connor
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Labor for Palestine: Report on NYCLAW Picket at NYC 6/5 Israel Celebration

New York City Labor Against the War (NYCLAW) | On Thursday, June 5, some fifteen union members and other activists participated in an emergency picket line for more than two hours outside a "Celebration" of the "60th Anniversary of Israel" held at AFSCME District Council 37, the largest city workers' union in New York. more...  0 Comments

Sean Bell Summer

Aman Gill | More than a month after the notguilty verdict in the Sean Bell case, community organizations are trying to build momentum to implement NYPD reforms, including establishing an independent prosecutor’s office and reducing the presence of armed police in schools, while starting neighborhood initiatives to film police activities. more...  0 Comments

Sierra Leone Movement Under Attack!

UhuruRadio.com | Slanderous news media has appeared in a government linked newspaper and a campaign of rumors has been initiated, obviously designed to undermine and isolate the Africanist Movement and its director, Chernoh Alpha M. Bah. Sierra Leone’s neocolonial government is apparently moving to criminalize the Africanist Movement in order to justify jailing and/or otherwise destroying these courageous leaders of our struggle for African self-determination. more...  0 Comments

UNION SQUARE BANNER DROP

Savitri D | Reverend Billy, Savitri D and Mark Read unfurled a banner down the face of the Union Square Park Pavilion Wednesday evening to draw attention to the threat of privitization. Come out Thursday at 5. more images at revbilly.com more...  0 Comments

Joy of Resistance multicultural feminist radio Thursday

Joy of Resistance | Joy of Resistance: Multicultural Feminist Radio returns to the airwaves of WBAI radio on Thursday, June 5, at 11 am.
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ALL OUT Union Square Thursday JUNE 5th 5 pm

Savitri D | Bloomberg and his cronies have a vision of New York City where parks are for-profit, people are squeezed out of public spaces, and free assembly is made nearly impossible. more...  0 Comments

New York Patients Urge Senate to Pass Medical Marijuana Bill

Karen O'Keefe | Today, a TV ad began airing featuring a quadriplegic from Kingston, urging the state Senate to pass a bill allowing the doctor-advised, medical use of marijuana. Several patients traveled to Albany to talk to the press and to lobby senators. Among them was Barbara Jackson, a great-grandmother from the Bronx who survived cancer and was arrested last year for using marijuana to treat her dangerous appetite loss.

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The MTA & demand for Irish-language linguistic parity

Na Ceithearna Coille, Craobh Nua Eabhrac | "Ag baint úsáid as aon gníomharthaí ab ghá." -Maolcholm X
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E-Z Supply Ordered to Pay IWWs $1 Million

Stephanie Basile | Legal action is one of the many tools the IWW uses to put pressure on the boss. Several favorable rulings have recently come down. more...  3 Comments

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