Our strategy needs to be politically clear and connected to our core progressive...– Bob Wing: “Notes Toward a Social Justice Electoral Strategy”
Bob Wing: “Notes Toward a Social Justice Electoral... →
From Helena: A piece by Bob Wing on electoral strategy and social justice…good thinking on why and how we should be engaging/challenging larger system. Has great historical breakdown.
NYT: Tibetan self-immolations under China... →
NYT’s coverage of the wave of self-immolations by Tibetans and Buddhist monks in protest of the Chinese government and military repression: “Tibetan Self-Immolations Rise as China Tightens Grip”. I’ve written about this previously here. Over the past year 29 Tibetans, seven of them in the last three weeks, have chosen a similarly agonizing, self-annihilating protest...
We’re #3 in Stop-and-Frisks by the Police
jacksonheights: From Yasmine: AJ posted this article about the top 10 places to get s&f by nypd with jh/e elmhurst @ 3rd… Gothamist: “Top 10 Places To Get Stopped And Frisked By The NYPD” 1. 75th Precinct, East New York Brooklyn, 31,100 2. 73rd Precinct, Brownsville Brooklyn, 25,167 3. 115th Precinct, East Elmhurst/Jackson Heights Queens, 18,156 4. 40th Precinct, South Bronx,...
Coverage from Wednesday that brings forward the...
It became widely understood that a closeted student at Rutgers had committed...– Ian Parker “The Story of a Suicide: Two college roommates, a webcam, and a tragedy.” The New Yorker
The Trayvon Martin Killing, Explained →
dear malarial mosquito-bitten arm dear burned dear earthquake rubble-crushed, I...– Tamiko Beyer. bough breaks. 2011.
Info on the international solidarity movement to save Jeju Island from the building of a naval base which would destroy the endangered wildlife and coral reefs in the area as well as bring military-industrialization to Gangjeong village. The local New York City organizers come from various organizations including Nodutdol!
For folks interested in agitprop, political graphics, and AIDS activism in the 80s–90s, NYU’s 80WSE gallery has an exhibit on Gran Fury, the guerilla art-activist collective that produced some of ACT UP’s most memorable and powerful work. Here’s the New York Times review and info below. Today is the last day of the exhibit. I went a few weeks ago, and it’s a selective...
Gentrification is a replacement process. So it is where diversity is replaced by...– Sarah Schulman on the relationship between the AIDS crisis and gentrification in her book The Gentrification of the Mind: Witness to a Lost Imagination (via Mark)
Donate: Jorge Munoz, Angel in Queens, Jackson... →
jacksonheights: i’m sure many of you know about Jorge Munoz, who brings food to the corner of 73rd street every night to day laborers, cooked by him and his mother. if you don’t, more info here: http://www.anangelinqueens.org they have an ongoing list of needed items pasted here below. if anyone has any…
Audre Lorde Project x 15 years
As many of you know, the Audre Lorde Project is one of the organizations I admire and love the most, and they’re celebrating their 15th anniversary this year! Please consider supporting them, and if you’re free (and in NYC that night), please join them for their 15th anniversary gala next Thursday. It will be amazing and truly inspiring. Details are below. To talk a little more...
Top 10 Immigration Myths and Facts →
danielextra: 1. MYTH - Immigrants don’t pay taxes All immigrants pay taxes, whether income, property, sales, or other. As far as income tax payments go, sources vary in their accounts, but a range of studies find that immigrants pay between $90 and $140 billion a year in federal, state, and local taxes. Even undocumented immigrants pay income taxes, as evidenced by the Social Security...
Marking the 10th Anniversary of the Gujarat...
Namita joined over 100 desis, allies, and activists at the Ghandi statue in Union Square, NYC, yesterday to mark the 10th anniversary of the Gujarat Massacre and to call for justice for the victims of the violence organized by Chief Minister Modi. Namita attended and said she was encouraged that so many community members remembered and stood in solidarity even 10 years later. From the vigil...
Nhat Chi Mai was one of the first six people ordained into the Tiep Hien Order....– Thich Nhat Hanh. Love in Action: Writings on Nonviolent Social Change.