The Portland Racial Justice Congress is trying to whip together some cash so they can get transportation down from Maine to the Millions March in New York City on Saturday December 13. If you can’t make it to this important demonstration, chipping in a few bucks to help others get there would be a very […]
The Stop Mass Incarceration Network has called for a come-one-come-all meeting tomorrow in New York City. The cause: to bring an end to the systematic practices that lead to the discriminatory treatment of Black Americans at the hands of the criminal justice system. Their call to meet and plan an entire week of outrage is […]
“… as New York Braces For More Demonstrations Over Eric Garner…”
These are the words I heard yesterday as I listed to National Public Radio news, in a story regarding the death of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man choked at the hands of the officers of the New York City Police Department.
This weekend, on the Pace University campus on lower Manhattan, American leftists will gather for the Left Forum, a conference that is this year focused on the theme of environmental and economic transformation. The initial session of lectures on Friday will include topics such as Social Movements and Left Transformative Organizing and Mass Murder An […]
A massive protest by Occupy Wall Street is underway.
The New York Times (you know, “All the News That’s Fit to Print”) refuses to cover it anywhere on its front page, where over a hundred other news headlines sit.
Among the stories the New York Times decides is “fit […]
I note in this morning’s Bangor Daily News that Governor Paul LePage and his Republican allies intend to cut funding for Head Start programs, despite solid empirical evidence that for every dollar invested in early childhood education, nearly nine dollars in economic benefit to society is generated.
I note two excerpts from yesterday’s New York […]
There were huge and dramatic May Day protests throughout Manhattan and across the country yesterday, but if you look at the front page of the New York Times, you wouldn’t know anything had happened at all. […]
Just as hundreds of protesters from Brooklyn poured into Bryant Park, hundreds of others left to protest restaurant exploitation of immigrant workers. The May Day general strike and protests for economic justice appear to be having a strong impact so far today. […]
Yesterday, NYPD entered activists’ homes under the guise of other business and began interrogating people about plans for the May Day protests. Why? Is protest now a crime in New York City? […]
A whopping 102 organizations in New York City have endorsed — and, more importantly, are set to participate in — a long list of protest activities tomorrow, May 1 2012. These include actions approved by local, state and federal government officials — and actions that have no approval save the authority of the United States […]