Manhattan, NY Focus
Bloomerg wants to help Wal-Mart open up in NYC even though Wal-Mart has been shown to deliberately destroy small businesses, use illegal immigrant labor paying them slave wages, and treating their workers badly.
I don't mind big chain stores. I like IKEA and CostCo and Trader Joe's in particular. But Wal-Mart has been shown to be bad for communities they open up in.
Wal-Mart has a gender discrimination suit against them still active: Meet the Woman Behind the Walmart Gender Discrimination Suit
Learn about Wal-Mart’s Dismal Record on Worker and Customer Safety (PDF)
Wal-Mart's Wage and Hour Violations (PDF)
HELP STOP WAL-MART AND BLOOMBERG FROM RUINING NYC
Go here to find out more. Bloomberg is a lost cause, but write NYC Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and Comptroller John Liu and tell them to stop Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart and Bloomberg are anti-union, anti-small business and anti-community. Let's get our Public Advocate and Comptroller fighting for us!
New state ethics bill introduced
Bloomberg is going too far: Firefighters union President Steve Cassidy says the mayor’s proposed cuts “threatens the safety of civilians and firefighters alike.”
Also: Libraries Warn of More Closing...because Bloomberg doesn't think libraries are important.
Teachers Hit Hard By Mayor's Budget...Bloomberg seems to ALWAYS sacrifice our schools, libraries, hospitals and firehouses but never puts the squeeze on developers. Shows you where HIS priorities lie.
Atlantic Yards-- Roll Out the Dough, Land Grab to Go...more on eminent domain abuse, giving the Manhattan angle: Detailing Columbia University's Eminent Domain Abuse
St. Vincent’s Closing Puts Midwives in Jeopardy...more on St. Vincent's closing: St. Vincent's Hospital closing means no home births...This is a very important issue, though often ignored: Action Alert to save midwifery in NY City and NY State...Meanwhile, while the so-called "Public" Advocate (who is well known as favoring developers) does nothing, Yetta Kurland is suing to keep St. Vincent's open: Community Advocate Suing to Keep St. Vincent's Hospital Open
Bloomberg letting shady Pensiongate figure, Steve Rattner, organize his foundation
Wal-Mart NYC? Not So Fast
Now Bloomberg is cutting back help for HIV/AIDS sufferers
Geithner Says Wall Street Reform Good for City
NY League of Conservation Voters: Another group bought by Bloomberg...I stopped donating to the LCV after their local branch was bought by Bloomberg. Really showed me that they are not to be trusted.
Bloomberg failing on public transportation
Privatizing Parks is a Bad Idea
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Some Living Liberally groups: Progressive Action Through Social Interaction
Reading Liberally NYC Classics
"Saving Democracy One Book at a Time"
A Liberal Book Club at a cool bar
Third Monday of each month, 6:30 pm
140 east 27th st in the backroom
New York, NY, 10016
Eating Liberally Manhattan
Food and Good Politics Mix
Eating Liberally meets every month -- with food, guest speakers, films, discussions -- though not on a consistent night
Location: The Tank, 354 W. 45th Street (between 8th and 9th.)
For more info: Contact the chapter leaders
The Original Drinking Liberally
"Promoting Democracy on Pint at a Time"
* When? Every Thursday of each month, 7:30 pm
* Where? Rudy's Bar & Grill, 627 9th Ave (between 44th and 45th)
Drinking Liberally Steps Out
* When? Third Tuesday of each month, 7:00 pm
* Where? XES Lounge, 157 West 24th St (Between 6th and 7th Avenue)
Greenwich Village Drinking Liberally
* When? First Tuesday of each month, 6:00 pm
* Where? Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street (between Thompson and Sullivan)
Washington Heights Drinking Liberally
* When? Last Sunday of each month, 6:30 pm
* Where? Coogan's, 4015 Broadway (at 168th Street)
Democracy for America Groups in Manhattan: Organizing the Left one Neighborhood at a Time.
These Meet the First Wednesday of every month.
Upper West Side - 7:00 pm, The Parlour (back room) - 250 West 86th Street (btwn B'way and West End Ave.), with hosts Bernadette Evangelist and Sally Swisher.
West Village - 7:00pm, Kettle of Fish, 59 Christopher St. (near 7th Ave.) with host Tracey Keij-Denton.