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Endorsement: Our Vote’s for Velazquez

Written by Our Town Downtown on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown, Politics

Photo by Jonathan Springer Over the course of her 20 years in Congress, Nydia Velazquez has earned the nickname of “La Luchadora,” or the “The Fighter.” And for the first time in almost a decade, Velazquez is facing a serious fight against three Democratic opponents in the race over the newly redrawn 7th Congressional District. In a congressional environment [&hellip
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Infamous D17 Occupy Protesters All Found Guilty of Trespassing on Church Property

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Blog, Breaking News

Remember that gang of protesters—led by Bishop George Packard—whose case just went to trial after six months of limbo? All eight were found guilty of trespassing, and one received a particularly harsh sentence, reported Gothamist.  (by Alissa Fleck) Occupier Mark Adams, charged additionally with criminal mischief and “attempted possession of burglar’s tools,” will spend forty-five [&hellip
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Occupy, Then What? A French Perspective on the OWS Movement

Written by NYPress on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, NY Press Exclusive, Opinion and Column, Our Town Downtown

By Laurent Berstecher   Having grown up in France, I have always been skeptical of social movements. It must be said that, in my home country, demonstrating is as much a means to express political grievances as it is a folkloric tradition. Almost every year, outraged citizens pour into the streets of Paris to protest [&hellip
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OWS Congressional Candidate George Martinez Fails to File with FEC for TV Debates

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Politics

As the fight for Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez’s seat rages on before the June 26th democratic primary, three of the four candidates—Councilman Erik Martin Dilan, Velazquez and political newcomer Dan O’Connor—were slated to debate on NY1′s Inside City Hall last night. The debate was ultimately postponed, due to the unexpected death of Velazquez’s mother, but the [&hellip
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Down to ZERO: Students, Activists Renew Rally Cries

Written by admin on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

0425-college-loan-debt_full_600 May sees Renewed Activism with “May Day” and “Occupy Student Debt” May has seen a renewed vigor for certain activist movements, namely “Occupy Student Debt” and, on May 1, “May Day.” For it’s part, the Occupy Student Debt movement renewed its protest efforts as collective student debts broke the $1 Trillion threshold, with rallies planned [&hellip
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Talking Up Downtown with Thai Jones and Bill Ayers

Written by Alan Krawitz on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Microsoft Word - Thai Jones Catalog Page 2.docx Few city residents realize it, but today’s Occupy protests are rooted in events that took place nearly a century earlier. New York City journalist and author Thai Jones is keenly aware of this fact as he specializes in researching and writing about radical political movements from the 20th century. His latest book, More Powerful Than [&hellip
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Not-So Brilliant Disguise: Bruce Springsteen’s ballyhooed new album Wrecking Ball is considered by Editor Armond White and critic Ben Kessler

Written by Armond White on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit, Music

Springsteen’s New Album Wrecks Faith “Why does he sing like that, he’s from New Jersey!” a friend cracked when Bruce Springsteen‘s Nebraska debuted in 1982. Nebraska’s affected Oakie drawl–fashioning a down-home, pessimistic response to President Reagan’s “Morning in America”–has since become Springsteen’s formal vocal register. His method-acted empathy with our mythic depressed underclass marked the [&hellip
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First Person with OWS Protester Lucas Vazquez

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Ringing in the three-month anniversary of OWS Dec. 17 marked the three-month anniversary of Occupy Wall Street. As a birthday present, I and others in the movement sought to re-occupy another public space, Duarte Square, at the intersection of Sixth Avenue and Canal Street—just to clarify, Duarte Square is both a publicly owned triangular sidewalk [&hellip
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