Pseudo-left sectarian outfits in the orbit of Workers World Party, which is actually in league with international fascism, now aggressively seek to exploit the anti-fascist upsurge in the United States for purposes of party-building and spreading their toxic politics. These supporters of genocidal dictators like Bashar Assad also sat down at a Russia-hosted Euro-fascist confab with the very neo-Confederates and white nationalists they now claim to oppose. It is imperative that activists do not take their bait.
Lynne Stewart, the fighting activist attorney who gained fame with her 2005 conviction for “providing material support” to terrorism, died at her home in Brooklyn. (Photo: The Indypendent)
The New York Police Department reached a new settlement providing greater oversight of intelligence-gathering programs, after a federal judge rejected an earlier deal.
A federal judge rejected the New York Police Department's proposed settlement of a lawsuit accusing the department of improperly monitoring the city's Muslim community.
The suspect in the Chelsea bombings apparently expressed admiration for al-Qaeda and ISIS in his personal journal—which will be exploited by the media and ISIS alike.
9-11 conspiracy guru Christopher Bollyn, an open Jew-hater who has appeared on David Duke's radio show, was met by protesters outside his gig at Brooklyn's "progressive" venue.
The New York Police Department came to a settlement agreement in two civil rights lawsuits accusing the NYPD of wrongfully monitoring Muslims after the 9-11 attacks.
Marking International Human Rights Day, activists gathered at New York's Columbus Circle, overlooked by the Trump Hotel, for a rally in solidarity with Syrian refugees.
A lawsuit challenging the NYPD's surveillance of Muslims can proceed, a US appeals court ruled, opening the way for a trial on the program's constitutionality.
9-11 still provides an occasion for jingoism and war propaganda. But the day's commodification and transformation into an empty spectacle is now even more disturbing.