Monday, February 20, 2012

Protesters sue Pepper Spray Cop

Protesters have filed a federal lawsuit against a "white shirt" NYPD official, who was videotaped dousing peaceful women with pepper spray.

On September 24, 2011, Deputy Inspector Anthony Bologna was videotaped dispensing pepper spray into the faces of several women, among them the two plaintiffs, Chelsea Elliott and Jeanne Mansfield. The plaintiffs and other women were trapped inside of a plastic orange net by police, when Deputy Inspector Bologna stepped up and sprayed the women. The assault and battery video was then posted on YouTube, and it immediately went viral.

Photo credit : Jim Kiernan / Gothamist

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

St. Vincent's Community Assembly

Approximately 70 residents of the Lower West Side of Manhattan gathered at the LGBT Community Center in Greenwich Village on January 31, 2012, to participate in a community assembly to organise and brainstorm ideas to fight for a full-service hospital to replace St. Vincent's.

Stay tuned for more action ideas....

This St. Vincent's Community Assembly was sponsored by the Healthcare for the 99% Working Group of Occupy Wall Street. This is an independent, unofficial video, and it is not endorsed or approved by any of the participants.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Michael Bloomberg Nanny Mayor

Is Michael Bloomberg the ultimate nanny mayor ?

In a sign of growing desperation about his drooping reputation, lasting legacy, and his close ties with City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has launched a Super Bowl commercial, to fluff himself up.

In a post entitle, "Bloomberg cements place as Nanny State King," gives some history to how Mayor Bloomberg has legislated everybody's private life. FYI to everybody : Mayor Bloomberg's regimented "nanny state" wouldn't be possible without help from Speaker Quinn.

Bill Rudin Condo Kills

Do Protesters Have To Leave A Coffin Outside St. Vincent's Hospital, To Demonstrate How Deadly The Rudin Luxury Condo Conversion Really Is ?

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The people, who live around the Rudin Luxury Condo Conversion Project at St. Vincent's Hospital, will live a life of a nightmare for years : they will be living next to a major construction project that will stir up asbestos, rodents, noise, and other construction-related pollution. And this is not even taking into consideration the fact that the luxury condominiums and townhouses are replacing a full-service hospital, meaning, that there is no no where to go if residents (including the luxury condo buyers) have asthma attacks, heart attacks, strokes, or trauma. All this courtesy of Seventh Avenue Socialite Amanda Burden and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn.