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Friday, January 25, 2002

  • The Law of the Fist: New York Police Vow to Crush Protests Against the World Economic Forum

    Next week, the World Economic Forum will hold its annual meeting in New York, from January 31st to Feb 4th. At themeeting, 1,000 of the world’s top business leaders, and hundreds of political and media leaders will come together toshape the global agenda. This year the WEF says their meeting will focus on finding ways to "reverse the globaleconomic downturn, eradicate poverty, promote security and enhance cultural understanding." Those who oppose theglobal financial spread say this means rescuing failing corporate giants and clamping down on dissent.

  • The Law of the Fist: New York Police Vow to Crush Protests Against Theworld Economic Forum Cont’d

    After the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia the summer of 2000, Philadelphia police commissioner JohnTimoney was widely hailed in the media as having won the battle of the streets. But what was the cost, and what doesit mean for New York next week? Timoney is now CEO of a private security firm that’s been brought in to help with theprotests in New York.

  • Brazil Gears Up for the World Social Forum

  • Singing to Break the Silence: A Conversation with Singer-Songwriter-Activist, Dar Williams

    Dar Williams is one of today’s most acclaimed singer-songwriters, a folk artist in the tradition of Joan Baez, JoniMitchell, and Utah Phillips. She has said of her music, "I hope I’m writing songs that go into the niches and placesother people don’t." But she has one song that holds a special place in the hearts of us engaged in the struggle tosave grassroots community radio: a song she wrote about the influence of New York Pacifica station WBAI called "AreYou Out There?" which goes:

    And what’s the future, who will choose it?
    Politics of love and music
    Underdogs who turn the tables
    Indie versus major labels
    There’s so much to see through
    Like our parents do more drugs than we do

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