Tag Archives: New York City

“Takeover”: Young Lords’ Juan González on Hospital Protest Doc. Shortlisted for Academy Award

  The documentary “Takeover,” which chronicles the radical actions of the Young Lords, was recently shortlisted for an Academy Award. In 1970, the Puerto Rican collective took over a condemned hospital in the South Bronx to demand the construction of a new hospital, free healthcare for all, and more. “I’m still amazed there’s been so […]

Today We Launch the Injustice Boycott in Standing Rock, San Francisco, and New York City

It’s not a petition. It’s not a Facebook page. It’s not a retweet or a hashtag.

Lucia Wilkes Smith. ‘The Monuments Men’: My brush with moviemaking

I get it:  It’s not a documentary. But there’s that local, real-life angle I wish it could have portrayed. Article by: LUCIA WILKES SMITH StarTribune.com  Updated: February 10, 2014 – 6:19 PM From left are Sam Epstein, John Goodman, George Clooney, Matt Damon and Bob Balaban in a scene from “The Monuments Men,” a film […]

▶ The War at Home and Abroad: Police Militarization and Anti-War Movement

Published on Dec 23, 2013 On Wednesday, December 4th, 2013, Ali Issa, national field organizer with War Resisters League, spoke at an event called “The War Here and Abroad: CUNY and U.S. Empire” at CUNY’s Graduate Center in NYC. The City University of New York – one of the largest public university systems in the U.S. […]

Kathy Kelly: Afghan Street Children Beg for Change

By Kathy Kelly  December 30, 2013    Kabul, Afghanistan is “home” to hundreds of thousands of children who have no home.  Many of them live in squalid refugee camps with families that have been displaced by violence and war.  Bereft of any income in a city already burdened by high rates of unemployment, families struggle […]

Alex Pareene>NYPD must spy on all Muslims to protect us from Iranian photographers

NYPD must spy on all Muslims to protect us from Iranian photographers New York City’s own constitutionally iffy intelligence agency justifies itself with fear-mongering BY ALEX PAREENE   THURSDAY, MAR 22, 2012   Salon.com Ray Kelly (Credit: Reuters/Brendan McDermid) The NYPD is less a “police department” than a secretive and unaccountable international intelligence-gathering organization with a large minority-frisking […]

Video> A Message to Mayor Bloomberg from Anonymous

Media focus on tiny Tea Party rally, ignore antiwar march

Stop Blacking Out Progressive Protests Media focus on tiny Tea Party rally, ignore antiwar march Reported by FAIR:  Fairness and Accuracy in Media     Fair.org A sparsely attended Tea Party rally in Washington, D.C., on March 31 in support of federal spending cuts received generous media attention. One report (Slate, 3/31/11) suggested there was “at […]