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11 Organizations Demand Mets Cancel Citi Field Fundraiser for Israeli Settlers

Adalah-NY | Eleven organizations from the US, Palestine and Israel have called on baseball’s New York Mets to cancel a November 21st dinner at the Caesars Club at Citi Field for the Brooklyn-based Hebron Fund. The dinner is a fundraiser for Israeli settlers in the Israeli-occupied West Bank City of Hebron. In a letter sent to the Mets on November 3rd, the groups said, “The New York Mets will be facilitating activities that directly violate international law and the Obama administration’s call for a freeze in settlement construction, and that actively promote racial discrimination, and the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians from their homes in Hebron.” Seven hundred Israeli settlers, living amidst 150,000 Palestinians in Hebron, are expanding their hold on the historic old city by driving out the Palestinian residents.
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In Queens, singing protesters urge Motorola boycott due to Israeli rights abuses

New York Campaign for the Boycott of Israel | Twenty New York human rights advocates captivated Astoria, Queens shoppers today with songs and street theater calling for a boycott of communications giant Motorola until it stops selling products that aid Israel’s army and settlement movement. Today’s protest outside a Sprint store selling Motorola cellphones on Steinway Street was the second of five summer actions planned by the New York Campaign for the Boycott of Israel (NYCBI). The protests are part of a growing worldwide boycott movement, which gained momentum with Israel’s attack on Gaza killing 1400 Palestinians. more...  2 Comments

Rent-A-Center Protests Continue in Queens; 2 Arrested

Aron Guy | Councilman Eric Gioia and other religious and community leaders gathered outside a Rent-A-Center on Steinway Street in Astoria, Queens to denounce the destabilizing influence of rent-to-own businesses in low-income communities. Activist Taharka Robinson urged the passage of Assembly Bill 66, which would provide more consumer protection in the rent-to-own industry. Robinson and activist Kirsten Foy were arrested in an act of civil disobedience. more...  1 Comments

Colombia Hip Hop in NYC

FREKUENSIA KOLOMBIANA | Colombia Hip Hop

FREKUENSIA KOLOMBIANA
Tuning into the Colombian Hip Hop Movement
Limited Edition DVD / CD Box Set launch in New York City
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DAY LABORERS ARRESTED IN QUEENS

ME | The police arrested 10 immigrants on Tuesday on charges that they blocked a sidewalk at a popular gathering place for day laborers in Jackson Heights, Queens, the chief spokesman of the Police Department said.

The arrests came in response to repeated calls from neighborhood residents complaining about the laborers —most of them undocumented — who congregate every day at the intersection of Broadway, 37th Avenue and 69th Street, said the spokesman, Paul J. Browne.

“Police responded to community complaints about them blocking the sidewalk and congregating,” Mr. Browne said, adding that there were 50 to 60 workers at the location on Tuesday morning before the arrests.

“We responded and asked them to disperse,” Mr. Brown said. “All but 10 of them did.”

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September 11: A Literary & Musical Event

Mickey Z. | Buzzer Thirty presents a provocative and entertaining reading/musical event... more...  0 Comments

Youngest ever British person visits longest serving men in solitary at Angola

carrie reichardt | An 11 year old from London has become the youngest ever British person to visit two prisoners in Louisiana State Prison, who are the longest serving inmates in solitary confinement. Herman Wallace and Albert Woodfox have spent over 35 years held in 6ft x 9ft cells for crimes even a federal judge has overturned. more...  0 Comments

International Conference on Human-Powered Transportation

mind wide open | Human-Powered Transportation Festival Begins. All rides Free This Weekend. more...  0 Comments

Reminder: Astoria Event on August 7

Mickey Z. | "Myth America: War, elections, and our way of life" more...  0 Comments

"Stand-Up Tragedy" A Mickey Z. event on August 7

Mickey Z. | Come join the author of books like "The Seven Deadly Spins," "50 American Revolutions You're Not Supposed to Know," and the brand new novel, "CPR for Dummies," to discuss the anti-war movement, the 2008 election, war, peace, cell phones, gorillas, Gwen Stefani, and MUCH more...including a special musical guest. more...  0 Comments

Homophobic Attack in West Queens

Marisa Ragonese | In aftermath of Monday’s assault on Father Braxton, Director of Carmen’s Place, a homeless shelter for LGBT youth, participants gather to discuss hostility they face daily in school and in the streets of Queens more...  0 Comments

Daniel McGowan Transferred - Threat of Madison Grand Jury

Family and Friends of Daniel McGowan | Daniel McGowan has been moved to the Columbia County Jail in Portage, Wisconsin. The reasoning for his move is unknown, but could be related to an as yet to be convened grand jury in nearby Madison. more...  0 Comments

Executive Signing Statements

Ann Ikemann | Pharaoh Bush - Let My People Go
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"We Are All Sean Bell"

andre Sandoval |  http://current.com/items/88925086_we_are_all_sean_bell more...  0 Comments

Protests Continue in the Wake of 'Killer Cops' Acquittal

Soozy Duncan | A crowd of 50 protesters took it to the streets on Thursday afternoon, in what has been one of many protests following the complete acquittal of 3 police officers in the shooting death of Sean Bell. Bell, age 23, was killed in a hail of 50 police bullets on November 25, 2006, the morning of what would have been his wedding day. On April 25, 2008, the 3 officers indicted in the killing were acquitted on each of the 8 counts which had been brought against them for the incident. more...  0 Comments

Officer Discliplined After Questioning Black Police Commander

from WNYC, May 11 | A city police officer has been disciplined after he and a colleague (both plainclothes) stopped and questioned a black motorist who turned out to be one of the NYPD's highest ranking commanders (also plainclothes). more...  1 Comments

Joseph Guzman Live Sunday, 1pm EST on UhuruRadio.com

UhuruNews.com | Hosts Ivory Sobukwe-SoDaye, International People's Democratic Uhuru Movement (InPDUM) President and Kobina Bantushango will talk with Joseph Guzman, live from New York City, on last week's acquittal of the three policemen who fired 50 shots, injuring Guzman and killing his friend, Sean Bell, both unarmed. They will be joined by Diop Olugbala, NYC InPDUM organizer.
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“50 Shots Equals Murder!” Sean Bell Supporters Take It to the Streets on Friday

John Tarleton | The march had finally stopped as people assembled in a small plaza located between several of the South Jamaica Houses to listen to speakers who climbed atop a childrens’ jungle gym. It was a surreal, almost cinematic moment, as an NYPD helicopter circled over the projects, its powerful spotlight moving across the crowd. Veteran revolutionary Carl Dix exhorted those present to change the world. “The system has no future!” He cried out to a roar of applause. “What has a future is revolution!” more...  2 Comments

Calls for Justice Are Loud in Sean Bell Case

NYC IMC | Following yesterday morning's announcement of Judge Cooperman's "not guilty on all counts" acquittal verdict of 3 of the 5 NYPD officers involved in the murder of Sean Bell, hundreds gathered in Queens to express their outrage more...  1 Comments

PICS - SEAN BELL PROTESTS (CONFRONTATION AT POLICE PRECINCT)

me | PICS - SEAN BELL PROTESTS (CONFRONTATION AT POLICE PRECINCT) more...  10 Comments

Sounding the Bell for Justice

Yonathan Dessalegn & Amy L. Dalton | On Friday, April 25th, hundreds of outraged protesters converged at the Queens County District Attorney’s office in Kew Gardens, Queens to protest the acquittal of police officers responsible for Sean Bell’s death. From there they walked several miles past Queens Boulevard to the heart of Jamaica, where the shooting took place.
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Three Cops Acquitted In Killing of Sean Bell

NYC IMC | NEW YORK - Three detectives were acquitted of all charges Friday in the 50-shot killing of an unarmed groom-to-be on his wedding day, a case that put the NYPD at the center of another dispute involving allegations of excessive firepower. more...  11 Comments

Pigs who killed Sean Bell let free by judge

ALasBarricadas | Judge Arthur Cooperman let the three pigs who killed Sean Bell - Michael Oliver, Gescard Isnora and Marc Cooper free. Yet another sad example of how the US government's so-called "justice system" really works.

People's Justice (  http://www.peoplesjustice.org ) is one of the main organizers of protests regarding this. They are supported by Make the Road by Walking, the International Action Center, the Brecht Forum, the War Resisters League and other organizations. more...  0 Comments

I will be in the streets when the Sean Bell verdict is handed down!! APRIL 25

ME | I will be in the streets when the Sean Bell verdict is handed down!! APRIL 25 more...  0 Comments

Todos Somos Inmigrantes

Poetas en Nueva York | Join this campaign in the quest to the legalization of workers and share with us the proud of being an immigrant. more...  1 Comments

Tough Times in Queens (Indypendent)

Sophie Forbes | The Indypendent hit the streets in Queens to talk to residents about how the economic downturn the country has taken affects their daily lives. more...  0 Comments

Defense Begins in Sean Bell Trial

Soozy Duncan | Police officer Michael Carey took the stand Thursday as the first witness for the defense in the trial of fellow officers Michael Oliver, Gescard Isnora, and Marc Cooper for the shooting death of 23-year-old Sean Bell. Bell was killed in a hail of 50 bullets on November 25, 2006, the eve of his wedding. Officer Carey was a member of the same undercover unit as the officers on trial, and although he himself discharged 3 shots into the vehicle which Bell and his 2 friends, Joseph Guzman and Trent Benefield, occupied, he does not face any charges relative to the incident. more...  0 Comments

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