On Sunday afternoon, seven mayoral hopefuls gathered for a forum co-hosted by the Arab American Association of New York (AAANY) and the Islamic Center at New York University. Community organizers hailed it as an historic moment. Nearly three weeks after the Boston bombings--and in the heat of the de ... More >>
NBC recently brought to light the Obama Administration's policy of conducting drone attacks on civilians "even if there is no intelligence indicating they are engaged in an active plot to attack the U.S." so long as "an informed, high-level" official thinks they're warranted.
This is apparently ap ... More >>
It looks like it's no longer just Bronx parents asking the DOE and the NYPD: Why so many student arrests?Last month we attended a roundtable hosted by the New Settlement Parent Action Committee and other community organizers that brought together concerned Bronx parents, students and representatives ... More >>
The New York Civil Liberties Union today is unveiling a new phone application said to help New Yorkers keep tabs on illegal police stops.
The application, developed by consultant Jason Van Anden, allows you to record a stop and frisk in progress, automatically send the video to the civil liberties ... More >>
An Iraq war vet and inmate at Nassau County Correctional Center committed suicide Feb. 24 -- making him the fifth prisoner to take his own life in the facility since 2010. Seven inmates in total have died in this period, and state authorities have determined that several of these incidents were prev ... More >>
The Secret Policeman's Ball: Coldplay, Mumford & Sons, Russell Brand, Eddie Izzard, and many others
Radio City Music Hall
Sunday, March 4
Better than: Watching the Lohan Saturday Night Live on DVR.
Going to a live show that's actually meant to be broadcast on television can be a deadly propositio ... More >>
"Red China" had been effectively closed to U.S. trade for years when President Nixon began softening things up in the 70s. Subsequent Presidents from both parties have followed Nixon's lead, and now, along with state visits like the one Chinese Leader Hu Jintao made last week to the White House, we ... More >>