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
A massive protest by Occupy Wall Street is underway. Photo: ArckiiART 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. Photo: OccupyWallStNYC Among the
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
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
Next Tuesday, May 1 will be a day of General Strike in communities across the United States. It’s a day of no working, no school, no banking and no shopping, with 123 American cities planning participation so far.
When groups like Americans Elect refer to the “sensible center” while drawing up lists of names of acceptable presidential contenders — names like Evan Bayh, Erskine Bowles, Tim Pawlenty, Mitch Daniels, David Walker and Michael Bloomberg — they’re appealing to the idea that these are
President Barack Obama gave the green light to child soldiers in Chad, the Congo, and Yemen. The Lorax markets Mazda SUVs: a thing that everyone, everyone, everyone needs? When officials conducted a Photo Op to show off their new drones flying over American skies, the
The Occupy Wall Street Library is gone. No, not just gone. Destroyed by the NYPD on orders of Michael Bloomberg: 2:44 a.m. NYPD destroys OWS Library. 5,000 donated books in dumpster. More: NYPD destroying american cultural history, they’re destroying the documents, the books, the artwork