Sunday, May 30, 2010

June 3: Code Pink benefit play

Join CODEPINK NYC & friends from the Lower East Side Girls Club for a special benefit performance of Karen Malpede’s new play PROPHECY,
featuring Kathleen Chalfant, George Bartenieff and Najla Said.

Thursday, June 3rd, 7:30 p.m.

Written & directed by KAREN MALPEDE

Performance followed by a talk-back with Laura Flanders of GRIT TV

Fourth Street Theater
83 East 4th Street

General Admission Tickets: $40 each
Sponsor a ticket for YOU AND a Lower Eastside Girls Club teen: $75

All ticket holders are invited to join CODEPINK NYC at the Lower Eastside Girls Club's Art+Community Gallery for a pre-show wine and cheese reception on June 3rd @ 6pm. 56 east 1st Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues.

All ticket holders are also invited to a special talk-back with Noam Chomsky to be held at the New York Theater Workshop (79 East Fourth Street) at 10 p.m. on June 8th.

The Lower Eastside Girls Club ( provides a place where girls and young women 8-23 can grow, learn, have fun, and develop confidence in themselves and their ability to make a difference in the world. By delivering strong arts, literacy, science, health and leadership programs we provide girls with the vision to plan – and the tools to build – their future. All Girls Club programs develop environmental, entrepreneurial and ethical leadership in the girls we serve.

“The play is a thing of beauty…and I’m here to tell you to see it.” David Swanson, After Downing Street

More about the play: In PROPHECY, the Abraham-Sarah-Hagar myth echoes through the marriage of Sarah and Alan Golden. Sarah Golden is an acting teacher who tries to avert the tragedy of a talented young man who went to war for tuition money but returns with a terrible secret seared into consciousness. Then, Alan's estranged daughter arrives from the Middle East, seeking retribution.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

June 8: Are Sports Boring? Debate Zirin v. Gupta


TUESDAY, JUNE 8, 7:30pm
The Brecht Forum,
451 West Street
(Bt Bank and Bethune Sts)

Join The Indypendent for an evening of forensic fisticuffs and verbal violence as Dave Zirin defends sports against Arun Gupta’s claims that sports are boring.
Zirin is a sports columnist for The Nation and author of A People’s History of Sports in the United States.
Gupta is a founding editor of The Indypendent.
Co-sponsors: The Nation, Haymarket Books, The New Press and the Brecht Forum.

Cash bar.
All proceeds benefit The Indypendent. 212-904-1282 •

Friday, May 21, 2010

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

A suggestion for Congress: Follow the money

Here's a simple suggestion for Congress: Whatever the corporate oligarchy - oil companies, Wall Street banks, health insurance companies - spend millions of $ trying to prevent you from enacting into law, that should be your top legislative priority. Corporations in the U.S. have always been predatory, but today profits have become the holy grail and they are unwilling to spend any money that will decrease this "manna from heaven." Without strong unions, and with the dependence of the political elite on bribes (oops, political contributions) and the congenial relationship between the media and the oligarchy, there is no one left to protect the rest of us. So why not say: "We're here to protect all our constituents, not just our sponsors."

Thursday, May 06, 2010

May 22: Harvey Milk Day of Action for Full Federal Equality

Harvey Milk Day March for Federal Equality

Saturday, May 22, 2010, 11:00pm

March from LGBT Center,
208 West 13th Street
(bt 7th Av & Greenwich Av.)

The march begins at the LGBT Center in Manhattan with rallies along the way including Union Square, St. Vincent's Hospital, Army Recruiting Center, Marriage Bureau and finally ending at City Hall.

A Lost weekend

So Losties, here's the latest news.
ABC has extended the final episode (5/23) to 2 1/2hrs (9-11:30pm). ABC's reasons are fairly obvious: bt. $850,000 and $950,000 per 30 sec. ad., it may be extended further (ABC can't stand not making every dollar they can). Obviously exec producers Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof will take all the time ABC will give them (any creative artists would).

The second piece of news: Following the finale, the stars and producers join Jimmy Kimmel for "Jimmy Kimmel Live: Aloha to Lost," Sunday, May 23 from 12:05 p.m. - 1:05 a.m., ET on ABC, following local news. According to the N.Y. Times, the Jimmie Kimmel show will "feature alternative endings to the show and appearances by the producers [Cuse & Lindelof]."

So here's the schedule for the Lost Weekend: 5/22, 8pm - the original pilot (2hrs); then 5/23, 7-9pm, a 2-hr look back at the series; and then the final 2 1/2 hr episode. Then Jimmie Kimmel's tribute to Lost at 12:05pm

And then the abyss!

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

May 8:The New York City Labor Chorus Spring Concert

Photo by Harlan Reid -
CWA Local 1180

The New York City Labor Chorus,
one of the premier choral groups celebrating the history and struggle of working people for nearly 20 years
invites you to its Spring performance.

Saturday, May 8th, 2010, 8:00 PM

the Peoples’ Voice CafĂ©

the Community Church of New York (Unitarian-Universalist)

40 E. 35th Street (between Park Ave. & Madison Ave.)

May 8 :BBQ & Books through Bars

Saturday, May 8, 2-6 pm

BBQ & book drive for Books Through Bars

Freebird Books:
123 Columbia Street,
(F-train to Bergen or B61-bus to Kane St.)*

“Every time you stop a school, you will have to build a jail. What you
gain at one end you lose at the other. It's like feeding a dog on his own
tail. It won't fatten the dog.”
--Mark Twain