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 […]

To my friends and all fellow Americans: Please don’t ruin it for me (don’t get scanned or patted down)

If there is any possible way that you can skip any flight plans for Wednesday, November 24, 2010, please do. For a list of groups planning various levels of boycotts and demonstrations, please see the bottom of this post. If you allow yourself to get scanned by x-rays, or demeaned by having your genitals touched […]

Nader: TSA is delivering naked insecurity

As published in USA TODAY, November 18, 2010, and sent to Nader’s e-mail announcement list: TSA is delivering naked insecurity by Ralph Nader To airline passengers: Get ready for naked insecurity. To the Department of Homeland Security: If you thought this week was bad, brace yourself for a tsunami of protests in the days ahead. […]

How do full body scanners make women feel?

Kimberly writes: Below is an excellent video to express how women feel when faced with the choice of full body scanners or having to have an aggressive pat down by TSA personnel at airports. I will not fly due to this horrible violation of human rights. Though, I know that my decision lets the human […]

X-Rays: A naive celebration on Google’s front page graphic

Have you seen the graphic du jour at Google today? It is a whimsical collage of x-ray images, with the note “115th Anniversary of the Discovery of X-rays”. X-rays are one of those scientific inventions which have been used with more celebration, and much less caution, than needed. It is ironic that Google is celebrating […]

Long Island bus service cuts?: MTA public hearing

Kimberly writes: On a light note on the topic, I got a first hand report on the MTA Hearing from my friend Daniel Karpen. He attended the hearing in Garden City.  Daniel reports that he told stories of the horrors of the current train system that caused all of the MTA commissioners and some of […]

Guv cand Whitney (G-IL) Blasts Latest Round of Cuts

Illinois Green Party candidate Rich Whitney criticized Governor Quinn’s announcement today of specific budget cuts in education and social services. Schools will receive a total of $311 million dollars less than last year and funding to the Department of Human Services will be cut by $576 million. The reduction in funding in education will mostly […]

NY State Senator Craig Johnson tapped for MTA panel

Hat/tip to The Time Union/Capitol Confidential blog for the story (excerpt from) Newsday Sen. Craig Johnson tapped for MTA panel by James T. Madore / July 18, 2009 ALBANY – State Sen. Craig Johnson of Port Washington is poised to join a powerful board that oversees building projects by the Long Island Rail Road, New […]

Bronx County Green Party Faults State and City Elected Leader for MTA Crisis

Announces New Initiative to Put Candidates on the Ballot Green Party of New York State Committee members from Bronx County will appear at the MTA Fare Increase hearing at the Westchester County Center today. In addition to the Westchester public hearing today, officials from the Bronx County Green Party will also attend the Bronx public […]

Wed. May 7th: Vigil, pray, demonstrate for Sean Bell

Please consider joining the non-violent vigils/demonstrations in New York City to protest the acquittal of the officers who killed Sean Bell, an innocent man. At the bottom is a media report of where the demonstrations will begin as published at the Daily Voice. Also, there is information at National Action Network. Here is the official […]

TRIM Deadline extended AGAIN 10/24/07

NY DOT has once again extended the Draft EIS comment period. The new, and FINAL deadline is October 24, 2007. If you have not already done so, PLEASE SEND YOUR COMMENTS TO THE DOT BEFORE THIS DATE! THE PROJECT IS STILL VERY MUCH ALIVE! WE NEED YOUR HELP TO STOP IT NOW! ALSO PLEASE SEND […]

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