Thursday, June 30, 2005

July 14: Anti-recruiting action

From Brooklyn Parents for Peace
In the face of deepening opposition to the war and occupation of Iraq, the military has stepped up its recruiting efforts, much of which is concentrated in the public schools.

Please join us on Thursday July 14 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm for a mass leafletting of folks near the Flatbush Ave. recruiting center (between Fulton St. and Lafayette Ave.) to oppose this perversion of education.

We will be trying to reach as many people as possible in downtown Brooklyn, and your assistance is needed. Brooklyn Parents for Peace will be joined by UFT Against the War; Military Families Speak Out and the Campus Action Network.

Yours for Peace,
Charlotte Phillips, Chair

David Tykulsker and Rusti Eisenberg, Vice-Chairs
Brooklyn Parents for Peace
138 Court Street, PMB 416
Brooklyn, NY 11201
telephone/fax: 718 624 5921

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Benefit screening: "Still We Ride"

Elizabeth Press, Andrew Lynn and Christopher Ryan
2005, 40 minutes, DV., Total program time: ca. 90 minutes.
Friday July 8th 7 PM
Anthology Film Archives
32 Second Avenue at Second St.
(212) 505-5181

The producers of STILL WE RIDE and Anthology Film Archives present a benefit screening of this documentary on Critical Mass. Proceeds will benefit the legal defense of the New York City Bicycling Community.
On Friday August 27, 2004 in New York City, just days before the start of the Republican National Convention, 264 people were arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and parading without a permit during the monthly bicycle celebration. Critical Mass began in 1992 in San Francisco and has since spread around the world to over 300 cities.
The August, 2004 crackdown in NYC was the beginning of an ongoing effort to suppress free assembly for group rides. The monthly cycle of arrests and bicycle seizures has forced the bike community into a legal battle with the city and politicized the very act of riding a bike.
A forty-five minute program of more light-hearted shorts will accompany the film.

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Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Anti-war march in D.C. Sept. 24th

Call for United Mass Action on September 24 in Washington DC
End Colonial Occupation from Iraq to Palestine to Haiti
Call for united mass action
Thousands will march on Saturday, September 24 in Washington DC. The A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition urges the antiwar movement to come together for a united demonstration.
Mass March on
Saturday, September 24
in Washington D.C.

Stop the War in Iraq
End Colonial Occupation from Iraq to Palestine to Haiti
Support the Palestinian People's Right of Return
Stop the Threats Against Venezuela, Cuba, Iran & North Korea
U.S. out of the Philippines
Bring all the troops home now
Stop the Racist, anti-Immigrant and anti-Labor Offensive at Home, Defend Civil Rights
For further info: A.N.S.W.E.R.
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Bush also bombs on TV

Bush's Iraq speech draws career-low TV audience. In other words, if Bush were a sitcom, he would be cancelled.
According to Reuters:
President Bush's latest address to the nation, urging Americans to stand firm Iraq drew the smallest TV audience of his tenure, Nielsen Media Research reported on Wednesday.
Live coverage of Bush's half-hour speech on Tuesday night from the Ft. Bragg military base in North Carolina averaged 23 million viewers combined on four major U.S. broadcast networks and three leading cable news channels, Nielsen said.
Designed largely to bolster sagging public support for the persistently bloody conflict in Iraq, the speech fell 8.6 million viewers shy of Bush's previous low as president, his Aug. 9, 2001 address on stem cell research, which was carried on six networks.

If you're wondering why this might be,The Nation's David Corn writes about "Bush's No-News Iraq Speech"
Twelve days ago, The Washington Post reported that the Bush White House had concluded that George W. Bush--who was facing sinking polling numbers regarding the war in Iraq--needed to "shift strategies." He would (of course) not be implementing any policy changes, the paper noted; his new approach" would be "mostly rhetorical." Yet in his prime-time speech on Iraq--delivered before a quiet audience of troops at Fort Bragg on Tuesday evening--Bush proved the Post report wrong. There was no shift of strategy--rhetorical or otherwise. Bush delivered a flat recital of his previous justifications of the war, while offering vague assurances that (a) he realizes (really, really) that the war in Iraq is "hard" work and that (b) his administration is indeed winning the war. On that latter point, Bush mentioned no metrics (as Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld would call them)--that is, concrete indicators--to demonstrate that he holds a more accurate view of the war than, say, Republican Senator Chuck Hagel who days ago exclaimed, "The reality is that we're losing in Iraq." Bush's plan this night was rather transparent: assert success...and then assert it some more.

At other points during the war when the White House became worried about public opinion, the White House dispatched Bush to make a major speech on the war. But those speeches had little, if any, impact on the public mood, the policy debate, or the events in Iraq. His Fort Bragg address can be filed in the same folder. It was an artificial event; Bush was standing at the podium and reading words off a TelePrompTer that were written by a speechwriter not because he had anything new or significant to say but because the White House had no better PR alternatives at this moment. (What no flight suit?) And in this White House reconsidering policy is not an option.
Abe Lincoln, of course, explained all this long ago, "You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time."

(photo: Larry Downing, Reuters)
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July 23: Celebrate the 3rd Anniversary of the Downing St. Meeting

Celebrate the 3-Year Anniversary of the Downing Street Meeting with Your Own Town Hall Meeting or House Party
Be part of a national day of action on Saturday, July 23, 2005.
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Tuesday, June 28, 2005

July 9th-Anti: 4th of July Barbeque

(Lynne Stewart)
Resistance in Brooklyn invites you to our
Annual Anti-4th of July Barbeque
Saturday, July 9 4:30pm-9pm

Awarding RnB's annual John Brown Award for Anti-Racist Activism to Lynne Stewart
Joined by Mandy Carter, Director of Southerners on New Ground

Fundraiser for the National People of Color Nonviolence Network/War Resisters League People of Color Caucus

Sliding Scale $10, 15, 20
No one turned away
Full dinner provided

309 Park Place, Bklyn (betw. Vanderbilt & Underhill)
Trains: 2,3,4,5 to Grand Army Plaza; Q to 7th Avenue
For more info: (718) 399-8366

(photo: David Karp, AP)

July 4th: "Close Guantanamo"


This July 4th, a diverse coalition including individuals and organizations ranging from Eve Ensler, Gloria Steinem, The Center for Constitutional Rights, Code Pink, The Culture Project, Not In Our Name, United For Peace and Justice, and WEDO (Women's Environment & Development Organization) (more names to be added) are asking people across the United States to join the call to shut down the Guantánamo prison camp and demand an immediate independent investigation into the widespread allegations of abuse taking place there.

Guantánamo has become a world-wide symbol for the current Administration's arrogant disregard of basic human rights. In the past weeks, world leaders including Presidents Carter and Clinton have joined leading human rights groups in calling for the closing of Guantánamo and other illegal prison facilities around the globe.

In New York City:
JOIN: Eve Ensler, Gloria Steinem, Center for Constitutional Rights, Code Pink, The Culture Project, Not in Our Name, United for Peace and Justice, and WEDO

Readings from testimonials of detainees, their families, and their lawyers.

Monday, July 4th, 2005 10am - NOON

34th Street and 6th Ave., New York, NY

Film: "Howard Zinn: You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train"

Howard Zinn: You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train

A Film by Deb Ellis and Denis Mueller

In these turbulent times, Howard Zinn is inspiring a new generation. This acclaimed film looks at the amazing life of the renowned historian, activist and author. Following his early days as a shipyard labor organizer and bombardier in World War II, Zinn became an academic rebel and leader of civil disobedience in a time of institutionalized racism and war. His influential writings shine light on and bring voice to factory workers, immigrant laborers, African Americans, Native Americans and the working poor.

Featuring rare archival materials and interviews with Zinn and colleagues such as Noam Chomsky, You Can't Be Neutral captures the essence of this extraordinary man who has been a catalyst for progressive change for more than 60 years.

Narrated by Matt Damon
Featuring music by Pearl Jam, Woody Guthrie & Billy Bragg!
78 minutes + bonus materials, color, 2004
First Run Features

"He has changed the consciousness of a generation." -Noam Chomsky
"Before Michael Moore, there was Howard Zinn." -Boston Herald
"A striking portrait of a truly great American." - CBS Radio
"If Fahrenheit 9/11 unveils the problem, then You Can't Be Neutral... offers the hope that there indeed are solutions." -Boston Phoenix
"An excellent introduction to a man whose thoughts on war, peace and dissent have become increasingly influential in ever more confusing times." - TV

Celebrate Assata Shakur's birthday with Prolibertad


Join ProLibertad on our annual Freedom Cook Out to HighLands Pool in Ringwood, New Jersey

Enjoy the sun, fun and relaxation of HighLands Pool. Bring your swimming trunks for the cool and refreshing Chemical-free mountain stream fed pool. We will have FOOD, FUN, MUSIC, GAMES, SPORTS and RELAXATION.


Bring a cupcake, candle or musical instrument as we celebrate the life of our sister Assata Shakur

Saturday July 16th, 2005 at 9am. Get on the Bus! Support ProLibertad!
Meet at the corner of w179th St. and Broadway at 9am to catch one of our Freedom Vans to HighLand Pools.

Transportation from NYC ($10), Entrance to HighLand Pools ($5) and Food ($5); all together $20. Contact ProLibertad to reserve a seat on our Freedom Bus by calling 718-601-4751 or email

For more information on the ProLibertad Freedom Picnic, please contact ProLibertad at, Bronx 718-601-4751, Manhattan 212-927-9065, New Jersey 201-435-3244. Check out the website:

Canada is represented too
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Gay Pride 2005

A tribute to an old friend of ours-Bob Moore-who died much too soon
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My Alma Mater
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Gay Pride 2005
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Gay Pride 2005
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Gay Pride 2005
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Everyone who marched is a super hero
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Gay Pride 2005
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I have the greatest desire to change this to "Absolut Impeach"
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LGBT: Homeless group
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All ages are welcome
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Gay Pride 2005
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"The Spirit of Stonewall"
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"Stop the U.S. War on the World. Support Liberation of All Peoples"
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Little more need be said
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Gay Pride 2005-Amnesty International
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We certainly hope so
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She blew me a kiss. How could I leave her out?
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Right on. If only there had been more of this
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The venerable Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC)
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2 pm: A moment of silent remembrance
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Pflag-Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays
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Posing for the camera
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I Know it's a commercial, but I still like it.
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Harlem United Commubity AIDS Center
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Asian & Pacific Island Coalition on HIV/AIDS
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Gay Pride 2005:Las Buenas Latina Lesbianas
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Gay Pride 2005
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Gay Pride 2005
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The Big Apple Corps
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Gay Pride 2005
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Longtime activist and 1970 Grand Marshal "Mama" Jean Devente
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The 1969 Stonewall car
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Monday, June 27, 2005

"Your Health, Your Right," The Callen-Lorde Health Center
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Gay Pride 2005: Grand Marshal Pauline Park

One of three Grand Marshals Pauline Park, political scientist and transperson. She challenges "post identity" politics and the lack of visibility of persons of color in the transgender movement

"The worst kinds of identity politics can be exclusionary, but the very best kinds of identity politics can be empowering and, indeed, liberating," she told Gender Talk 2005.

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Gay Pride 2005

After the politicians,. the march.
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