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ANC Atrocity in South African Shack Settlement

On Saturday 26 September, Abahlali baseMjondolo, the shack dwellers movement, was attacked in the Kennedy Road settlement, Durban, by an armed mob chanting ethnic slogans and backed, fully, by the ANC. [The following is based on a report from an Abahlali member in Durban]

Kennedy Road is one of the poorest shack settlements in Durban. Local police appear to be entirely complicit in these attacks, as do local members of the African National Congress.

19 Arrested at Aetna's NYC Office Single-Payer Sit-In

Nineteen people have been arrested at Aetna office in New York City during a sit-in to end insurance abuse and to win health care for all!

Video of the event is available here: http://bit.ly/XRg6j

Bishops Speaks Out On the Attacks on Abahlali baseMjondolo in Durban Bishop Rubin Phillip

Democracy Under Attack in Kennedy Road

G-20 Resistance Protests Grip Pittsburgh

Police Fail to Contain People's Uprising, Groups Reunite across City

The Pittsburgh G-20 Resistance Project (PGRP) held its mass unpermitted march today starting in Lawrenceville, with attendance of about 2,000. Despite the use of rubber bullets, chemical weapons, and LRAD attacks, demonstrators have remained on the street for over four hours and actions continue across the city.

Paint Your Lane! DIY Bike Lanes Dan Koeppel From Bicycling

The bridge is calm as Sunday morning dawns. At either end of the span, the freeway ramps are idle. Below, a few shorebirds peck at the marshy floor of the river. This is an out-of-character moment: During the week, thousands of cars pass through here, coming from the north, south and east, pinching into four lanes as they make their way toward the commercial centers of downtown Los Angeles, Hollywood and the city beyond.

Could the great recession lead to a great revolution? Immanuel Ness From the Christian Science Monitor

For the first time in generations, people are challenging the view that a free-market order – the system that dominates the globe today – is the destiny of all nations. The free market's uncanny ability to enrich the elite, coupled with its inability to soften the sharp experiences of staggering poverty, has pushed inequality to the breaking point.

Why Richard Florida's honeymoon is over Richard Lautens From The Toronto Star

Uzma Shakir scanned the crowd, tapping her pen on the table. It was her turn. It was hot – too hot, an early-summer evening scorcher. All the chairs were filled. Latecomers spilled out the back and on to the gritty sidewalks on Bloor St. W. near Lansdowne.

She stood. "I am the creative city," she said. Laughter. "That's what Richard Florida says. I make it really exotic."

New York CIty's "Picture the Homeless" Forms Tent City Beka Economopoulos

On Thursday at 11:00 AM, members of Picture the Homeless orchestrated a spirited occupation of a warehoused (vacant) lot, currently owned by the firm JPMorgan Chase, a recent beneficiary of billions in taxpayer bailout money.


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