City Newspaper, Rochester's Alternative Newsweekly, magaging editor Chad Oliveiri interviews Amy Goodman of Democracy Now in "The sounds of silence." Oliveiri also asks the tough questions in â€˜Democracyâ€™ denied: Why WXXI wonâ€™t air â€˜DN!â€™, an interview with WXXI's Creative Director Jon Haliniak.
The Stonehurst Capital Invitational Regatta is going on in Genesse Park today. Walking through the Park, as I often do on Sundays, a ROTC military officer approached me and asked if I had a wrist band to cross the Bridge.
Two Rochester bands will be playing a campaign fundraising concert on Wednesday, October 6, 2004. The benefit will be at Montyâ€™s Krown, 875 Monroe Avenue. Local favorites, Giant Panda Gorilla Dub Squad and The Hayseeds will be performing.
It's refreshing to flip through the am dial and hear something other than Laura Ingram and Bill O'Reilly. While we have yet to get the quality of Democracy Now! on the Dial in Rochester, its good to have some antidote to the spewing crap on most of talk radio.
A review of the RNC protests: Is the performance and pageantry of modern protest effective? Why the greatest threat to the peace movement may not be the totalitarian police response but the lack of coordination and commitment by activists. This will be among the topics of discussion at the RochesterIndyMedia video screening this Sunday, Sept. 26 at 3 p.m at the Visual Studies Workshop. A 45- minutes of short video segments of various actions during the week of demonstrations against the republican national convention in NYC.
Part 1 of the following article was submitted first to the Democrat and Chronicle's Speaking Out Editor. After Kathleen Wagner refused to publish the submission as a Speaking Out Essay, it was then submitted (with the same result) to Rochester's so-called "alternative weekly," i.e., City Newspaper. In accordance with my strong belief in divine providence --- the submission probably belonged on this page from the start.
As we sum up the week of protest at the RNC and look to the struggles ahead, we should think about those who
will be cracking history books in the future. We need to think about this today as we run the streets and struggle to win
hearts and minds, fighting for a whole different world. As we rise up to say NO! to this rolling juggernaut of imperialist
destruction, we need to think about all those future people who will be learning about the historic struggles that took
place in the early part of the 21st century. When the world was crackling with both danger and opportunity..how did
Arundhati Roy, acclaimed Indian author and activist, is in Western New York this week to participate in two speaking events. Just Buffalo Literary Center organized the Wednesday and Thursday evening events as part of their program to engage the community in discussion on one particular book. This year Just Buffalo chose Roy's God of Small Things. In addition to her fiction, Arhundhati Roy, has spoken and written extensively on the Global Justice movement, her latest work is entitled "The Ordinary Person's Guide to Empire." Rochester Indymedia was able to interview Arundhati Roy Wednesday, the following are audio files from the interview in MP3 and Ogg formats.
The DNC 2 RNC march began in Boston following the Democratic National Convention, and arrived in Manhattan today. They had been marching for over a month and for 258 miles. The reason for the march, according to the DNC2RNC, is that, "rather than representing the interests of the people, both Democrats and Republicans choose to build systems of violent exploitation." The march bridged the DNC protests in July with the upcoming RNC protests, and called attention to the overwhelming similarities between the Democrats and the Republicans.
The RNC Delegates Working Group would like to announce the launch of RNCdelegates.com! On this website, people mobilizing against the RNC will find the names, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers of many of the delegates going to the Republican National Convention later this month.
Rochester Raging Grannies sing in Buffalo: "Follow the money to see why the war was long planned...Follow the money, then we will all understand -- it leads to the White House front door...They've gone and bombed the Iraqis so Halliburton can get more...George Bush and Cheney, they're evil right down to their toes...they lie to the people while the list of our debt grows and grows...Big Money interests dictate our government's plan. It's time to take back our country....(Southwestern NY Peace Center, Oct. 30, 200) 2 minutes winmedia 1.3 megs
After declaring his candidacy for Rochester City School Board over six weeks ago, local educator, David Atias, turned in 2252 petition signatures to get on the ballot for this Novemberâ€™s election as a Green. Atias, along with over a dozen volunteers, worked through constant bad weather over the six week petitioning period to get over 750 signatures above the amount required to get on the ballot.