October 29, 2012

October 29, 2012

Sourced from: alternet.org

Over the past weeks New Yorkers have been gathering to discuss how to fight the neo-Nazi party, which recently announced it was opening an office in Queens.

For over 20 years the people of the tiny, central Mexican state of Tlaxcala have been resisting a toxic mix of free trade, political corruption, and its byproduct of environmental crises. This short documentary shares the voices and testimonies of members of CNUC, the National Urban and Peasant Council, who have been tirelessly building community-based health, education, and infrastructure projects, while defending family farms, forcing government accountability, and deepening leadership among the poor, from below and to the left.

Tom Dodge works for the U.S. Postal Service and is a union official. At a solidarity rally of union members and social justice activists to "save the Postal Service," held in Baltimore, MD, on Sunday, October 28, 2012, he shared his views on the ongoing campaign by the grasping 1% Gang to "privatize" the U.S. Postal Service.

Audience looks on as Mary Washington testifies to the Maryland Senate Committee on Budget and Taxation. Photo by Leo Zimmermann.

People packed into a Maryland Senate briefing last week on Wednesday, October 17, in order to oppose a new youth jail in Baltimore.

Photo at FORCE's and Luminous Intervention's Action to Upset Rape Culture on 10/21/2012. Photo By: Casey Lynn

Last Sunday, October 21st, 2012, a group of activists comprised of the team FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture and the activist collective Luminous Intervention gathered at Capitol Hill for an action to both engage in the national discourse on rape and to  upset rape culture. This is an exclusive Indyreader  interview with Hannah Brancato and Rebecca Nagle of FORCE. We'll let them describe the action and its purpose in their own words.

Radical Pavilion at the Baltimore Book Festival 2012. Image: redemmas.org

Check here for coverage of this year's Radical Pavilion at the Baltimore Book Festival! We'll have livestreamed video and audio from talks by Amy Goodman, Cindy Milstein, Dean Spade, Josh MacPhee, and more!