"Now we get to go out and lie to our members once again," a union staffer recently complained to me. She was referring to the 2004 presidential election, and her frustration is understandable. Like most of organized labor she, and her union, are convinced that the Bush administration must go, and that the only way to make that happen is to persuade their members, and millions of traditional non-voters, that Senator John Kerry represents their interests. This is a thankless and difficult task since, like the sister says, it's a lie.
You've probably noticed the new look for the Rochester Indymedia website. The idea behind it was to use color to create more distinction between the center column, leftbar, rightbar and calendar ALA the amazing indybay website (www.indybay.org). Hope you like it... Please use this thread for any bug reports, complaints, suggestions, etc.
North East Mutual Aid is an informal network of anti-capitalist anti-authoritarians. Our purpose is to open lines of communication so that existing groups and individuals throughout the Northeast can better coordinate support for each other in our local actions and struggles.
A press conference will be held on Tuesday, July 6th at 10 am at 242 West Main Street, the building that formerly housed Josh Lofton Academy. Chair of the Green Party of Monroe County, David Atias, will formally step down from his position and announce his candidacy for a vacant seat on the Rochester City School Board. Vice-Chair, Jason Nabewaniec will take over as Chair for the remainder of the year.
Homeland Security decision to deport Ansar Mahmood imbued with xenophobia
-Being charitable to a family friend is "aggravated felony".
Vigil planned for this Thursday, July 1 and Saturday, July 3 at 9 p.m. at INS Detention Center in Batavia.
In the following article, Toby, a local Rochester activist, describes the jail solidarity action he was involved with at the G-8 protests in Brunswick, Georgia. The G-8 (Ruling Class Leaders from US, Great Britian, Japan, Italy, France, Germany, Canada, Russia, European Union) met on an Island off the mainland of Georgia at the beginning of June, 15 activists from around the country were arrested after trying to cross a bridge to the summit site.
The Green Party of Monroe County (GPoMC) is proud to announce the nomination of David Cobb as the Green Partyâ€™s candidate for President of the United States and Pat LaMarche as Vice President. GPoMC lobbied uncommitted New York State delegates at the National Convention to support Cobb and the GPoMC will be working to get his name on the ballot in New York.
The children of Rochester canâ€™t afford to lose any educational services that are being provided by the federal, state or local governments. Itâ€™s clear that instead of cutting funding and services --- the exact opposite needs to be happening. That is, if we are serious about significantly improved academic achievement --- then many of the children are going to need (not less), but additional resources and services. And let me translate this point --- so that itâ€™s clear: Iâ€™m talking about the need for additional money.