Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Recycle Bloomberg's junk mail

Host: hey, bloomberg! clean up your trash!
Type: Causes - Protest
Network: Global
Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: steps of city hall
City/Town: New York, NY

"have you been inundated with bloomberg campaign mailings? we have! for months! how many trees is this supposedly environmentally conscious mayor responsible for killing? instead of throwing all his crap in the garbage, we thought it would be a good idea if everyone saved the stuff, we'll collect it and then dump it all on the steps of city hall!"

you don't have to actually show up to this thing! we just want your garbage! :)

for right now, just spread the word! email your nyc friends and family! put a box in the garbage/recycling room in your building with a note asking for bloomberg mailings! make a flier and put it up around your neighborhood! and we're looking for drop off points around the city if you have any ideas! :)

and start saving bloomberg's trash!

don't worry, you can cross out your name and address!

(This is a FaceBook event.)

Monday, September 28, 2009

Veterans reject Bloomberg

Veterans groups AWOL from Mayor Bloomberg's list of endorsements

From The Daily News :

"Mayor Bloomberg appears to have a veteran problem. As of last week, his campaign counted more than 400 endorsements - but just one of them was from a veterans group. And that group doesn't even exist.

"...Bloomberg hasn't reached out to soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, hasn't done enough to help homeless or addicted vets, and hasn't gone out of his way to help veterans get jobs and housing.

"...And Bloomberg has been to only one servicemember's funeral in more than three years."

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Misogynistic Mayor may cost Quinn her Leadership

The mayor doesn't like discussing the subject of the class action sexual harassment case against him and his company.

In addition to the pattern of sexual harassment and discrimination at Bloomberg L.P., look at how Mayor Michael Bloomberg has treated New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn.

Quinn's power base is now in question -- following her close association with Mayor Bloomberg> and his controversial push for third term extensions.

Bloomberg tricked Quinn into doing his dirty work on extending term limits, and then left her out to fend herself against voter anger. More evidence of his bias against women.

From The New York Times : Answers About Michael R. Bloomberg, Part 2 :

Q. Are the sexual harassment issues that are being brought against Bloomberg L.P. recent, or were they prior to his terms as mayor? If they are later than 2002 hasn’t he divested himself from any active role in the company and should it not be a relevant issue? If events occurred during his company stewardship, that is a different matter and should be brought to bear in the current campaign. Would you comment on this subject? — Posted by Ned Brody

A. A complicated subject. Mr. Bloomberg and his company faced three sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuits when he was still in charge of Bloomberg L.P. One suit, by a woman who charged Mr. Bloomberg with snapping “Kill it!” when she told him she was pregnant, claimed that he and other company executives subjected women to “repeated and unwelcome” sexual comments and overtures. That suit was settled the year before Mr. Bloomberg became a mayoral candidate. He did not admit guilt, and the plaintiff accepted an undisclosed sum and agreed to remain forever silent. A second harassment suit was dropped because of legal blunders by the woman’s lawyer, and a third was withdrawn after the plaintiff’s husband, another Bloomberg employee, pleaded guilty to stealing from the company.

We need to liberate the women who work around Mayor Bloomberg.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

YouTube censors Blogger

WEEKS BEFORE NYC MAYORAL ELECTION, YOUTUBE.COM SUPPRESSES FREE SPEECH has censored the artist-activist-citizen journalist Suzannah B. Troy by suspending her entire account (300 videos).

Suzannah B. Troy, a New York City-based artist, citizen journalist, and blogger, has had her account inexplicably suspended by the popular video website.

First Suzannah B. Troy, next us.

Ms. Troy has spent months creating, editing, and posting hundreds of original citizen journalist videos focusing on the controversial election this year of local candidates running for third terms in office. In particular, Ms. Troy's videos have been highly critical of the New York City Council and Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

The nature of the videos on her account have ranged from breaking news-quality videos of voter demonstrations, to video blogs of her commentary on the elections, to artistic interpretation of news events. There is no reason for her account to be suspended by YouTube other than for the political and artistic nature of their content.

Please write to Youtube at: and ask them for their official policy of suspending accounts of artists and citizen journalists.

We are only weeks away from an important election, which shall decide if City Council Members and Mayor Bloomberg will thwart the will of voters' two referrenda on term limits. And missing from the free exchange of ideas during the critical debates that will be taking place in the time leading up to the election will be Ms. Troy's body of work.

Without you stepping in to blog, publish, or report about this questionable suspension of Ms. Troy's YouTube account (as well as the potential of loss of hundreds of videos), other citizen journalists may face the same sad fate : cyber suppression.

Please consider the importance of voter participation in free and open democratic elections.

UPDATE: After pressure, restores Blogger's account

The blog site Queens Crap is reporting that YouTube has restored Suzannah B. Troy's account.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Bloomberg: Politics, not progress

Remember the 2006 Queens Blackout

Bloomberg didn't care, and I won't forget that.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Bloomberg's second term to end on sad note

With primary election over, activists focus on thwarting Bloomberg's campaign for a controversial third term as Mayor of New York City.


Friday, September 11, 2009

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Mark Green exposes Mike Bloomberg

Billionaire socialite Michael Bloomberg, in an ill-fated, ego-driven drive for an unprecedented third term in office as mayor, deliberately denied voters a referendum on extending term limits and is believed to be willing to spend upwards of $100 million of his own money to win re-election.

What is wrong with this picture ?

Mark Green on NY1's Inside City Hall with Dominic Carter : discussing the Term Limits Extension in New York City.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Teachers oppose Bloomberg

'The mayor says it's his way or "the bad old days." That's a false choice. We need a system that works better than what we have.'

Arthur Goldstein, an ESL teacher at Francis Lewis High School in Queens, wrote an editorial in The New York Daily News, in which he pointed out many shortcomings of the mayoral control over the Department of Education.

Mr. Goldstein reminded us that, "A few years ago, the mayor fired two members of the Panel for Educational Policy who had the nerve to disagree with him."

"This mayor boasts about accountability. Teachers are accountable. Principals are accountable, but the only time the mayor is accountable is once every four years.

"That's not enough, particularly for a man who is prepared to spend $100 million to buy reelection and who scoffed at the voters by changing the term limits law they twice affirmed.

"Four more years of this system guarantees the privatization and destruction of public education in New York City. That's a prospect we should all oppose."

Read the entire editorial: Teacher Against Mayoral Control: All that power hasn't made things better.

People have the power

You can be on the winning side that will put a Democrat into City Hall; just vote against Mayor Bloomberg.

It won't take an enormous feat to defeat socialite billionaire Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his multi-million dollar self-financed squatting of City Hall.

It is possible to evict him out of office.

All it will take is for you to cast your vote against him.

It's as simple as that. No more, no less.