Posted by TAG - December 25, 2011 | Editorial




A Holiday Wish For Peace — and Justice — from Polyp.org.uk
Used with permission – all rights reserved.

NEW YORK — Christmas Day, 2011. Here is a wish for the ever elusive Peace On Earth from your friends at NLN — and a gift from our friend Paul at Polyp.org.uk. Paul does terrific cartoons that he shares with non-profits and progressives.

On behalf of all the photogs, cartoonists, and journalists who have donated their labor to NLN over the past eight years — thank you, our readers, for supporting us. And happy holidays.

Peace,

Thomas Altfather Good, Editor.


The usual suspect
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Posted by TAG - December 11, 2011 | News


Protesters gathered at 61 Street and Madison Avenue on Saturday
(Photo: Thomas Good / NLN)

NEW YORK — December 10, 2011. Saturday was international Human Rights Day and the NAACP, Make The Road, and other civil rights organizations joined with a number of labor unions, including 1199SEIU, the United Federation of Teachers, and the Transit Workers Union, to mark the occasion with a rally and march in support of civil rights.


The UFT fielded a large contingent
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On a crisp Fall morning protesters representing over 100 organizations gathered at 61 Street and Madison Avenue to protest what they described as efforts by the billionaire Koch brothers to disenfranchise people of color by bankrolling politicians who support laws requiring voter ID cards.


Protesters marched past the office of Koch Industries
(Photo: Thomas Good / NLN)

According to protesters, Koch Industries has funded conservative and Tea Party candidates who have proposed or enacted laws in 34 states that would restrict voting rights and require voters to obtain ID cards — cards protesters compared to “Poll Taxes” used by some southern states during the Jim Crow period. Poll taxes made it impossible for impoverished citizens to vote.


The NAACP and others issued a call to “Stand For Freedom”
(Photo: Thomas Good / NLN)

Thousands of New Yorkers responded to the call to “Stand For Freedom,” marching past the Koch brothers offices on 61 Street. Winding their way down Park Avenue, the procession chanted, “This is what democracy looks like” and “We are the 99 percent.” At the end of the march the protesters rallied at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza near the UN.


Will they be able to vote?
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NY1 is reporting that Koch Industries said the corporation is “being targeted for political reasons.”


A Transit Worker (left) and a Teamster at the protest
(Photo: Thomas Good / NLN)

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(Photo: Thomas Good / NLN)