The World Can't Wait
- New York 10/11/2014 (WBAI)

The Global Frackdown is a day of international actions against fracking, a day to come together — to unify as New Yorkers and as members of our global community — to demand an end to the dirty and dangerous practice of fracking. 

Town Hall Meeting: Fracking & NYC

Saturday, October 11, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
St. Mark's On the Bowery, 131 E. 10th Street

Town Hall Meeting to discuss the need for a ban on hydraulic fracturing in New York! Physician, Nobel Peace Prize nominee and world-renowned anti-nukes activist Dr. Helen Caldicott will join us and speak to the dangerous threats posed to New York City's tap water.

Other Actions: 

Town Hall on Solitary Confinement

Saturday, Oct. 11 from 11:00 a.m. 
The Bronx Defenders -- See more about their work here. 360 E 161st St, Bronx (btw. Cortlandt & Melrose Aves): - #4 to 161 St.-Yankee Stad.; #2, 5 to Prospect Ave.

The World Stands with Palestine (and All Oppressed People)

Saturday Oct. 11 5:30-9:30

Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center - 3940 Broadway, New York, New York 10032

A night of music, poetry and discussion, as we link the lives of everyday people, building bridges of solidarity from Palestine to Puerto Rico to Ferguson, discussing the plight of political prisoners at home and abroad, victims of police brutality and murder, U.S. imperialism, war and occupation.  People fight individual and group struggles, in a global system, but the causes and campaigns are very much interconnected.  See list of speakers here.

Sponsored by Existence is Resistance and The Campaign To Bring Mumia Home

7th Annual Indigenous Day of Remembrance

Sunday Oct 12, 2014 from 12:00 Noon to 3:00 pm 
Central Park Merchants Gate, on Columbus Circle - NE corner of 59th St./Central Pk South, Central Pk West/8th Av. & Broadway,
Honoring the ancestral memory and the legacy of all indigenous peoples! All are welcomed to attend. Let us honor, remember, and celebrate through word, song, and dance.
Facebook event.

The Epidemic of Birth Defects in Iraq and Our Duty as Public Health Researchers

Tuesday, October 14th 11:30am
Allan Rosenfield Building, 8th Floor Auditorium 722 W. 168th St. - Reception to follow
Featuring: Dr. Muhsin Al-Sabbak - Basra Maternity Hospital, Iraq and Dr. Mozhgan Savabieasfahani - Environmental Toxicologist

The Specter of a Closed Internet: What is at Stake?

The Center on National Security at Fordham Law:
Tuesday, October 14, 4:30 p.m -- NOTE TIME CHANGE
.Fordham Law School, 2nd floor, Bateman Room
150 West 62nd St., NYC
The FCC has received nearly four million public comments about their crucial upcoming rule-making decision on the question of net neutrality.   Will the FCC allow broadband discrimination based on clout and resources? Will this debate be affected by recent concerns about intelligence agencies and surveillance, and who controls access to data?  In the fight between an open and closed internet, what are the stakes for the public, for the future of business creation, information flow and democratic governance? 

SPEAKERS: Tim Wu is a professor at Columbia Law School specializing in the Internet, the media and communications. He is credited with coining the term "net neutrality" and is the foremost author and theoretician on the subject of the 
open internet.   Micah Sifry is the co-founder and editorial director of Personal Democracy Media, which focuses on how technology can influence the political process.  He is a co-founder of the Sunlight Foundation, and has taught and written extensively about the relationship between politics and the internet.  
You must register: Go to email with 'Internet' in the subject line.

"All Things Possible" - including a ban on fracking in NY!
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 6:30 PM
Outside the Barnes & Noble, Union Square -- 33 E 17th Street  New York, NY 

Join NYC Grassroots Alliance for a rally to ban fracking outside Governor Cuomo's book launch event at the Union Square Barnes & Noble. The book is titled All Things Possible – so let's show him that a ban on fracking isn't just possible, it is imperative.

See "Extreme Whether"
A new play by Karen Malpede — bringing home the intense struggle that is being waged in the US over climate change.
Thursday 10/2–Sunday 10/26:
Speakers in the Festival of Conscience after each performance except Sun: Thurs-Sat at 7:30 pm, Sun at 3 pm 
 @ Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave., between 9th and 10th Sts, NYC  Click here for Tickets.

New York City Chapter, The World Can't Wait!

305 West Broadway, #185, New York, NY, 10013


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