Help us save community gardens in Brownsville! The New York City Council,
City Councilwoman Tracey Boyland, and Community Board 16 have voted to
destroy all community gardens in Brownsville.

Community Rally, Monday, December 17

1:30 PM

In front of Community Board 16

444 Thomas Boyland Street

Brownsville, Brooklyn



A Call for a National Student Mobilization Against the WEF

From Thursday, January 31st to Sunday, February 3rd 2002
at Columbia University in New York City


Mailing List -


What is the WEF?

Every year, 1,000 top business leaders, come together to shape the global
agenda, while political elites and media luminaries gaze on admiringly. The
World Economic Forum (WEF) will hold its annual meeting at the Waldorf
Astoria Hotel in New York City from January 31st to February 4th 2002. By
its own description, the WEF is a special club of elite business leaders,
whose annual meeting is the world's global business summit.

What is the WEF's agenda?

At the New York WEF summit, the world's richest CEOs will collaborate with
the world's most powerful politicians to set the global economic agenda.
Meanwhile, in the halls of Congress, the world's most powerful politicians
are collaborating with the world's richest CEOs to expand the "war on






A Limited Number of People are Allowed at City Hall Steps for Press Conference.
We Hope The Mass of People Will Come to The Rally

Come Bring any Props-Mops, Brooms, Masks, Asbestos Suits etc.
Express Your Outrage

Endorsers: WTC Emergency Environmental Group, Independence Plaza Tenants
Association, PS 234 Parents Association, PS 89 Parents Association, IS 89
Parents Association, Stuyvesant High School Parents Association, Stuyvesant
High School Student Union, UFT Chapter of Stuyvesant High School, Lower
Manhattan Resident Relief Coalition, Good Old Lower East Side, Met Council On
Housing, Tenants and Neighbors, New York Public Interest Research Group,
Asbestos, Lead and Hazardous Waste Laborers Local 78, Chinese Progressive
Association, New York City Coalition to End Lead Poisoning.

"" writes:
hi all, it seems the sheriff got to charas this morning at 9am with a 72
hour notice of eviction..the lawyers assure me its a 6 day notice by law
which would be december 24th. but the face of the notice says 72 hours
and we have to count on the sheriff and the force showing up monday
morning. i am losing my computer in about 15 minutes as council member
lopez is picking it up (it was a loaner). we will try to find another
asap. but as of right now.
we are calling a mass demo for monday morning december 17th.
7am. at charas. we do have a court date tuesday morning 9:30am at 111
center street. saralee evans court room, but singer is trying to evict
us before we get there. the hotline will remain open 982-9446 and we are
planning a meeting, so call in if your interested. xs

Trans Gas Energy is planning to build one of the largest power plants in New York City on the Williamsburgh, Brooklyn waterfront at North 12th St. This plant would spew hundreds of tons of sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, particulate matter, formaldehyde and other toxic pollutants into the air each year.

There are already 5 existing or permitted power plants along a 1 1/2 mile
stretch of the North Brooklyn waterfront, and 97 facilities with air pollution permits within one mile of the TGE power plant site, contributing thousands of tons of toxic emissions into the air each year.

LiveWork Coalition Members and Friends,

Please be reminded that we will be having a very
important event this Sunday, December 16th,
4:30PM-5:30PM, to commemorate the D.U.M.B.O. evictions
of December 2000. This will be a Candlelight Rally at
the site of the evictions, 247 Water St.

The press and our legislative representatives will be
there, including Joe Lentol, Richard Gottfried and
others. A large turn-out will send a strong message to
the press and the legislators.

We need everyone to donate an hour of their time this
Sunday to stand with us in support of A5580, The Next
Generation Loft Law.

The World Economic Forum says about itself:

"The World Economic Forum, based in Geneva, Switzerland, is an
independent organization committed to improving the state of the world. Funded by the
contributions of 1,000 of the world's foremost corporations, the Forum
acts in the spirit of entrepreneurship in the global public interest to
further economic growth and social progress. The Forum serves its members and
society by creating partnerships between and among business, political,
intellectual and other leaders of society to define, discuss and advance
key issues on the global agenda."

Four major coalitions are planning actions against the Annual Meeting of
the World Economic Forum (WEF) in New York City from January 31-February 5,

Don writes: "We Can Close Indian Point Nuclear Power Plants!

Your attendance is crucial at a Critical Hearing on Thursday, December 13,
2001 at 7 p.m., at the Westchester County Center's Little Theater, located at
Tarrytown Road at Intersection of Central Park Avenue and Bronx River

Come at 6:15 p.m. for a candlelight vigil and rally with speakers and
important information about Indian Point on the County Center steps.

for more information contact Don at:

(914) 739-2700 days - (914) 945-0815 eves


Bob Erler writes:

Luddites and Neo-Luddites

Chaos Day 2001 Lecture by Peter Lamborn Wilson

The December Anarchist Forum

On Tuesday, December 11, at 7:30pm, the Libertarian Book Club's Anarchist Forum welcomes Peter Lamborn Wilson giving his annual Chaos Day
presentation. Peter has been called by the "Village Voice" the Underground-anarcho-Sufi. Peter is well known both for his radio show "The Moorish Orthodox
Radio Crusade"â and his numerous books, including the recent Escape from the Nineteenth Century

Peter will speak on "Luddites and Neo-Luddites" ,
discussing the moral and ethical arguments against the excesses of new technology, from King Ludd to the Internet. When is resistance to change the right choice
and when the wrong? After his presentation, an open period of questions and discussion will follow. Peter will also be ready to sign copies of his books.

The event
will take place at the Brecht Forum on the 10th floor of 122 West 27th St. [between 6th and 7th Aves.], a short walk from the 28th St. 1, 2, N, and R stops,
the 34th St. B, D, and Q stop, and the 23rd St. F stop.
There is no set fee for the presentation, but a contribution to aid the LBC is requested. If you have questions, contact the LBC /Anarchist Forum,
212-979-8353, 339 Lafayette St., Room 202, NYC, NY 10012 or e-mail:

339 Lafayette Street, Room 202
New York City, New York 10012

Jon Jost writes: "Hello,

We are a group, operating from's web site (Community > Forums > Cinema Electronica) planning on making in the coming year a global portrait, to be posted on the
internet, and at the conclusion turned into an installation work and perhaps some kind of linear
cinema piece to show in festivals or other suitable venues.

Our present plan is that participants shoot a one minute shot each week, under a minimal bit of
aesthetic and topical guidance so as to make the total communal work coherent. Of this minute,
those who can would be asked to post 10 to 20 seconds of each shot to a website presently being
established for this purpose. Simple instructions will be given for posting. At the conclusion of
the year participants would be asked to post their tape (or a copy) to me, Jon Jost - moderator of
Cinema Electronica, to assemble (with lots of community advice, I hope) into a work presentable
as an installation, DVD, and/or tape.

The central intention is to attempt to make a global portrait - the world, circa 2002, as seen
through the eyes of those participating.
We hope to attempt as well to be inclusive of those - the vast majority of humans - who do not
have the means and cannot afford to so show their world.

Our intention is to begin on January 1, 2002, so time is short. If you can participate, or can point
us to web addresses or email lists which would be useful in broadening our participating
members, please let us know.

Thank you,

Jon Jost, on behalf of those working on the Worldview 2002
Cinema Electronica. Contact me at"

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