News12 LI excludes third party candidate from debate

Mike McDermott is on the ballot, as a Libertarian, for Congress, 3rd District, Long Island, NY. Even though he is ballot-qualified, News12 is excluding him from their debates. The e-mail excerpted below is from a Libertarian-minded, occupy friend. Please help if you believe in ballot access. Letters-to-the-editor might be useful. And, an e-mail for News12 […]

Last Night: Police rise to new level of abuse and violence against Occupy demonstrators

Two things: One: I believe that one reason the NYPD was as arrogant and violent as they were last night, is because of new policies and legislation passed by Obama and Congress in the last few weeks. People need to slow down and check out what our entire government – both parties – have been […]

Rupert Murdoch’s son: Resigns one thing; stays on at company; moves to New York!

Lucky us! [sarcasm] (excerpt from) The Seattle PI James Murdoch resigns as News Intl executive chair Cassandra Vinograd, AP / Feb 29, 2012 LONDON (AP) — James Murdoch, the executive at the epicenter of the phone hacking scandal at his father’s British newspapers, is stepping down as executive chairman of News Corp.’s U.K. newspaper arm, […]

Live! NY Gov press conference on teacher evaluations (tied to student standardized test scores)

The eloquent and educated opposition to Governor Cuomo’s plan can be found at this video: More Than A Number: An Educational Symposium _____________________ The regular media portrays this as Governor Andrew Cuomo vs. The Teachers’ Union. It is actually Govenor Cuomo’s bad ideas for children, battling the Teachers’ Union sell-out and compromise over the children. […]

Does fracking cause earthquakes?: Expert in Ohio says, yes.

KW writes: I hope that with this admission from Ohio that fracking literally shakes the earth under our homes and feet, more folks in New York will struggle against fracking. I wonder how many people previously believed that man-made activity could cause earthquakes? This is eye-opening news. See links to fracking info for New York […]

OWS on New Year’s Eve: After midnight – some in park, some on the march

Updates and live streaming links at occupywallst.org. Live Updates from the Ground (As reported at occupywallst.org on New Year’s Eve): 12:45pm EST: Thousands still in the Square, as a march leaves Liberty. Headed down Broadway, police moving in pursuit. 12:40pm EST: The party continues at Liberty. Cops have backed down for now. The barricades are […]

Republican Croci beats Dem incumbent for Supervisor: Town of Islip in Rep control

Story at Long Island Press: here. Recount Confirms GOP Unseats Nolan in Islip By Timothy Bolger on November 22nd, 2011 “Suffolk election officials said Republican Tom Croci beat Democratic Islip Town Supervisor Phil Nolan by 343 votes following the recount.” Plus, LI Press reports:

As court deliberates, two statements against Bloomberg’s eviction of OWS – Green Party & NYCLU

(And, of utmost importance, be sure to go into NYC this Thursday, Nov 17th. We are going to occupy the whole city! Info at OccupyWallSt: here. Long Islanders will meet at the LI Waiting Room of Penn Station at 3:30pm Thursday.) (Court Update from The Guardian:” 2.02pm: The supreme court hearing has now finished, and […]

Border Patrol makes upstate NY a Constitution-free zone

NYCLU Report Reveals Troubling Border Patrol Tactics in Upstate New York  The U.S. Border Patrol is using aggressive policing tactics far from the border in upstate New York to increase arrest rates with little regard to New Yorkers’ constitutional rights and freedoms, according to a report released today by the NYU Immigrant Rights Clinic, the New York […]

OWS and Politics: What should an occupier do on Election Day?

Kimberly writes: My personal suggestion for occupiers on Election Day: Write-in “Occupy”. Below are links to several interesting opinion pieces on voting and the occupy movement, plus some pull quotes and my own comments. I tried to see if I could find any trends or plans of occupiers to send a message on Election Day […]

World Health Organization Recommends POPs Exposure Minimization Effort for Protection of All Children

“We are on the threshold of establishing new paradigms for public health protection that will bring an end to careless chemical use by corporations.”-Donald L. Hassig How can you help address these issues with your family? In your community? By lobbying politicians? There are harmful and cancer-causing chemicals which travel through the air and through […]

Information on Persistent Organic Pollutants PLUS press conference about POPs and NY State government

Persistent Organic Pollutants are chemical substances that appear in the air, and in animal fat. POPs is a nickname for these harmful pollutants. Cancer Action New York studies the problem of POPs. The organization attempts to get various layers of government to acknowledge the reality of POPs,  to take logical steps to reduce POPs, and […]

In NY: Democratic Party Governor defies public, will stand with Republicans to oppose millionaire’s tax

Update on 10/19/2011: While one organization tried to honor Andrew Cuomo, Occupy Wall Street protesters gathered outside. An attendee, feminist author Naomi Wolf, realized their point, and she was arrested for standing on the sidewalk to draw attention to Cuomo’s objection to the millionaire’s tax. Great video! She was arrested in her fancy dress for […]

Evicting Occupy Wall Street?: Update, video, and chant

PLEASE TAKE ACTION TO STOP EVICTION TOMORROW! 1) In NYC: Call 311 and tell Bloomberg to support our right to assemble and to not interfere with #OWS. (Long Island and all out of town call 212-NEW-YORK/212-639-9675) 2) Come to #OWS on FRIDAY AT 6AM to defend the occupation from eviction. (Nearby subway stations: Cortland Street, […]

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