fix articles 98971, union square park
Lynch Law U.S.A.: State Defends Murderer of Trayvon Martin (tags)
Outrage over the murder of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin compounds daily as the killer remains free, facing no criminal charges for gunning down the unarmed black youth from Miami Gardens, Florida. On February 26, George Zimmerman, a white self-appointed captain of a "neighborhood watch" team in a gated community in the Orlando suburb of Sanford, shot Martin, a black high-school student, who was returning to the home in the development where he and his father were staying. Police and local prosecutors never charged Zimmerman and accepted his cynical claim that he shot the unarmed youth in "self-defense." Thousands have demonstrated around the country, particularly after police tapes of 911 calls by Zimmerman were released, showing that he was stalking Martin. But the main thrust of liberals is to divert the protests into a movement for gun control laws and to get rid of "Stand Your Ground" laws such as Florida's which make it legal to shoot in self-defense. The ruling-class response deliberately tries to obscure the key fact that this was racist murder. Trayvon Martin was killed for the "crime" of "walking while black."
Big Banksters on Wall St. Finance Military-Industrial Complex (tags)
Big corporate banks on Wall St. not only benefitted from the "too big to fail" bailouts handed to them by BOTH Bush AND Obama (how's that for change?), these banks also benefit from the multiple wars of imperial expansion the U.S. has waged in the recent decades.
Artists For Human Rights World tour Exhibit (tags)
Artists For Human Rights. Firs displayed in New York as part of the Global Summit on Human Rights held at United Nations Headquarters. The works of Over 30 artists, presenting their passionate and personal views on human rights.
Shopping in Eden (tags)
A New Yorker goes to the first Trader Joe's in the city and feels oddly safe.
COAST TO COAST - AMERICANS ARE PROTESTING (tags)
Recently, I was involved in a project that required a visit to every Independent Media Center in the country. I learned of an enormous movement happening across the United States that literally astounded me. There are protests and marches in every major city in the country.
NY Village Voice Article on October 22nd (tags)
An article in the NY Village Voice on the October 22nd coalition's National Day of Protest against Police Brutality for regional logistics visit indymedia sites and www.october22.org
Building Bridges Internet Radio-"The NYC Candlelight Vigil for Peace" (tags)
Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report in Exile brings you this 25 minute internet radio piece on the "Candlelight Vigil for Peace" held at Union Square Park, Friday, Sept 14 - 6-8PM Building Bridges is broadcast on internet Radio WBAI IN EXILE-www.wbix.org-Wednesdays 8-9PM EST