Chris Voss | I was traveling in New York and decided to attend the rally, I have not developed all my film, but here is the first roll. I was impressed (I live in Oakland, CA) how despite such a horrendous tragedy, new york can come together and see through their grief. What a great city. Full Story 3 Comments
Andrew | Yesterday, as I found myself deep in a sea of Williamsburg hipsters awaiting a "Pool Party" concert at East River State Park, a rather unexpected "special guest" was announced by an entirely too enthusiastic emcee for the artfully apathetic aesthetes who dared not display any sentiment beyond irony. I assumed maybe we'd be graced by some luminary of the scene (spending the last five years in Binghamton, NY prevents me from naming whom that might be).
Al-Awda NY | Words of truth strike fear into the hearts of certain hate-filled New York politicians who have voted time and again to turn U.S. taxpayers' dollars into missiles and bombs for Israel's war machine. Full Story 6 Comments
Stephen Lendman | a human tragedy and gross injustice Full Story 2 Comments
Angola 3 News | Angola 3 News interviews Jeanne Theoharis, the author of an April, 2009 article in The Nation, entitled “Guantanamo At Home,” which focuses on the arrest, prosecution, and imprisonment of US citizen Syed Hashmi Metropolitan Correctional Center in a New York City. As Hashmi's December 1 trial date looms, supports have been holding weekly vigils. For more information on NYC activism, please visit www.freefahad.com and www.educatorsforcivilliberties.org. Full Story 0 Comments
Michael Letwin, NYCLAW | As discussed below, "TULIP," initiated by Stuart Appelbaum, is a "progressive" mouthpiece for the Histadrut, the Zionist labor federation that has spearheaded -- and whitewashed -- apartheid, dispossession and ethnic cleansing of the Palestinians since the 1920s. Full Story 9 Comments
Stanley W. Rogouski | According to the Tel Aviv Centenial Board's press release "this Sunday the Israeli Ministry of Tourism in cooperation with the Tel Aviv Yafo Centennial Administration and the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs will be brought Israel to New York by turning the area of Central Park near the Naumberg Bandshell into an artificial Tel Aviv beachfront, complete with a 1,300 square foot sand section featuring chairs and parasols- allowing visitors to soak up a faux-authentic Mediterranean tan." It was protested by Code Pink and Palestinian Solidarity Activists. Full Story 1 Comments
Adalah-NY | New York activists gathered in front of Radio City Music Hall Sunday night during a Leonard Cohen concert to call upon the singer/songwriter to cancel his scheduled September concert in Israel. The protesters sang songs, chanted, handed out leaflets to concert attendees and produced sidewalk art. The call comes in support of earlier calls by Jews, Palestinians, Israeli citizens and residents of the UK, and coincides with the publication of an open letter by the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) calling for protests throughout the cities Cohen is touring. Full Story 16 Comments
Alex Kane | About 900 New York City Jews participated in a twenty-four hour protest outside the World Zionist Organization and Jewish Agency offices on 3rd Ave. between 40 and 41st St. in Manhattan, calling for justice for the Palestinian people and an end to the occupation of Palestine.
Margot Kassmann | Having money is not reprehensible from Jesus' perspective. But thinking I am an achiever and make my life myself is incompatible with the Christian faith. The pressure to perform is brutal, Many are in such a hamster wheel they no longer reflect about the meaning of the whole. Full Story 0 Comments
Pointer | The Scientologists and Me Full Story 0 Comments
Seven Star Hand | The Vatican and its primary cohorts are the secret rulers of Planet Earth and their primary tools of governance are secrecy and the deceptive triangle formed by money, religion, and politics. It is beyond obvious that monetary, religious, and political leaders will never solve humanity’s persistent problems. To do so would free you from their deceptions and put them out of work… Full Story 1 Comments
Ahmar Mustikhan, Freelance Journalist | The American Friends of Baluchistan, a voice for peace in southwest Asia, expressed solidarity with the victims of Mumbai mayhem at a rally in Washington DC. It deplored Pakistan has refused to hand over the wanted terrorists. Full Story 0 Comments
LAWYERS FOR POOR AMERICANS | *** GREAT SOCIETIES THAT DO NOT PROTECT THE INNOCENT, BECOME THE GUILTY ? Full Story 0 Comments
Reza Hossein Borr | The Tortured body of Mohammad Brahouee was delivered to his family after being kidnapped on the first of December 08 by Iranian security forces, according to Balochistan Human Rights Watch. Mohammad was seriously beaten up in his own home, in front of his four children and wife and some neighbors. When he became unconscious, the security forces kidnapped him and informed his family after four days that he was dead. Full Story 0 Comments
Ahmar Mustikhan, Freelance Journalist | Shabbir Nooruddin, brother of the pope of a Muslim sect, was hurt at the Oberoi Hotel in Mumbai when the Pakistan-based 'Army of Pure' turned India's famed Bombay or 'City of Joy' into one of tears for three whole days. He is still in hospital. Full Story 0 Comments
Mike Collins | Although the recent financial crisis has dominated the headlines, several area comedians have not forgotten the tragic and ongoing genocide in Darfur. This December will see "Tell your Friends! There's No Christmas In Darfur!," a once-in-a-lifetime gathering of some of the city's top comics to benefit Save Darfur! Full Story 0 Comments
Rabbi Arthur Waskow, Shalom Center | In last week's issue, the Forward (the nearest thing there is to a national Jewish weekly) published as a guest essay in its "Forum" an attack on the action gathering "Jews Uniting to End the War and Heal America" that The Shalom Center, the Workmen's Circle, and Jewish Currents are organizing this coming Sunday, November 23, at Central Synagogue in New York City.
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