Monthly Archive: February 2012

Stand Up Against the Suppression of the Occupy Movement

The Bloomberg administration directed the NYPD to forcibly evict Occupy Wall Street from Zuccotti Park in November. Coordinated evictions of Occupy encampments in most U.S. cities followed. The Call for Mass Action against the Suppression of the Occupy Movement, stated,…
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March 1st NYC DAY OF ACTION TO DEFEND EDUCATION!

WHY YOU SHOULD JOIN US ON MARCH 1ST We reject the agenda of the 1%, which has led to cuts in funding for public education, soaring student debt, school privatization and job insecurity. Student loan debt in the United States…
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Mott Haven residents protest new crossroads plaza

[Spider_Single_Video track="5" theme_id="3" priority="0"] Mott Haven residents made their voices heard last night over plans to build a new crossroads plaza in the neighborhood. Protesters gathered outside a Community Board 1 meeting to argue against a development at 149th Street…
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Tempers flare at Community Board 1

Morning Glory Gardeners Confront Developers After They Destroyed Their Garden. Protesters blast development plan Mott Haven resident Aazam Otero urged Community Board 1 to consider a garden rather than new buildings on 149th St. and Southern Boulevard. A heated war…
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For FreshDirect, an Old-Fashioned Handout

FreshDirect, the groceries-to-your-doorstep delivery service, enjoyed a quite profitable week recently.As I noted in my Gotham column Tuesday, the company, which forever has “iconic” pasted to its name in press releases, toyed briefly with relocating to New Jersey. Development officials…
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Creeping Fascism? Ask the Cop on the Corner

The infant U.S. police state is no longer learning to crawl; it has learned to walk and will soon be stomping its boots in a neighborhood near you. The list contines to grow. The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The…
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