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Re: “NOPD shuts down Iron Rail, Plan B and others in permit bust

excuse me markmayhew. transgender and lady friendly days ONCE a week are pretty common & best practices in communities that want to create safe spaces for all specifically because of reactions like yours that end up as defaults in open repair nights in a patriarchal society. perhaps some women and transgender folks (by no no no means all) do not want to deal with your insults and claims of reverse discrimination while they are trying to get some actual work done on their bike!

separately, anarchism, by definition, is opposed to state coercion or domination. the resources brought to the community by free events, meeting space and a lending library there clearly should outweigh the meager sales tax that was owed. that's if you agree we live in a world where the state has fallen far short of using our funds effectively, in fact failing to meet folks basic human needs of housing, health and shelter.

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Posted by neworleansindymedia on 03/11/2011 at 7:31 PM

Re: “Project Censored

2008.

Dear Gambit Weekly Editors,

We praise you for covering Project Censored's Top 25 under-reported stories of 2008. It's critical to support independent forms of media and investigative journalism that keep our government accountable, and expose corporate exploitation and disregard for human rights.

Ironically, Project Censored's #2 story, the Security and Prosperity Partnership was in fact convened in New Orleans in April of this year. Unfortunately, Gambit Weekly did not cover this "NAFTA on Steroids," as it was described in last week's feature. Nor have major local media such as the Times Picayune reported in any depth on other Project Censored stories with local relevance, such as #6, "Radicals = Terrorists." Two protestors chained themselves to public housing to prevent its demolition and are charged with fashioning a fake explosive device, which is now an act of terrorism in the eyes of the government.

Likewise, here are five other "censored" local stories:

-->Displacement of Mid-City residents for the LSU-VA Hospital, and a total absence of relocation assistance for the hundreds of renters who will be forced out.
-->Human Rights abuses at the Youth Study Center, New Orleans' juvenile jail, which still operates without proper renovation from heavy flooding and is at the center of a current lawsuit against the city government. (see Project Censored #18 "Cruelty in Juvenile Detention Centers)
-->Gruesome in-state shelter conditions during the Gustav evacuation that has dissuaded many from heeding future evacuation calls.
-->NOPD arrests for simple municipal & traffic violations,
which are fineable nonviolent offenses, still account for nearly half of 60,000 arrests each year.
-->Nearly 200 people rallied and marched in New Orleans to support human rights for the gay and lesbian community after California's Proposition 8 banned same-sex marriage.

Wishing you a progressive New Year!,

New Orleans Independent Media Center Collective
neworleans.indymedia.org

Posted by neworleansindymedia on 05/15/2009 at 10:56 PM

Re: “Project Censored

This letter to the editor was originally sent via email on December 5, 2008 and was never printed publicly.

Posted by neworleansindymedia on 01/27/2009 at 11:27 PM

Re: “The Rest of the 25

Dear Gambit Weekly Editors,

We praise you for covering Project Censored's Top 25 under-reported stories of 2008. It's critical to support independent forms of media and investigative journalism that keep our government accountable, and expose corporate exploitation and disregard for human rights.

Ironically, Project Censored's #2 story, the Security and Prosperity Partnership was in fact convened in New Orleans in April of this year. Unfortunately, Gambit Weekly did not cover this "NAFTA on Steroids," as it was described in last week's feature. Nor have major local media such as the Times Picayune reported in any depth on other Project Censored stories with local relevance, such as #6, "Radicals = Terrorists." Two protestors chained themselves to public housing to prevent its demolition and are charged with fashioning a fake explosive device, which is now an act of terrorism in the eyes of the government.

Likewise, here are five other "censored" local stories:

-->Displacement of Mid-City residents for the LSU-VA Hospital, and a total absence of relocation assistance for the hundreds of renters who will be forced out.
-->Human Rights abuses at the Youth Study Center, New Orleans' juvenile jail, which still operates without proper renovation from heavy flooding and is at the center of a current lawsuit against the city government. (see Project Censored #18 "Cruelty in Juvenile Detention Centers)
-->Gruesome in-state shelter conditions during the Gustav evacuation that has dissuaded many from heeding future evacuation calls.
-->NOPD arrests for simple municipal & traffic violations,
which are fineable nonviolent offenses, still account for nearly half of 60,000 arrests each year.
-->Nearly 200 people rallied and marched in New Orleans to support human rights for the gay and lesbian community after California's Proposition 8 banned same-sex marriage.

Wishing you a progressive New Year!,

New Orleans Independent Media Center Collective
neworleans.indymedia.org

Posted by neworleansindymedia on 01/27/2009 at 11:25 PM

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