NYC Ban Fracking Hearing

Wednesday NYC Hearing 11-30-11

DEC Public Hearing on Fracking: New York, NY

The New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) released
a ludicrous draft environmental impact –
statement and issued draft regulations for fracking. News article with us denouncing the false study. They want to
start right away, but WE WON’T LET THEM.

DEC will hold four public hearings on these drafts. Each hearing will
have an afternoon session from 1pm to 4pm and an evening session from
6pm to 9pm. They will accept comments in written and oral format at
the hearings. Feel free to take the stage to speak at any time, or
from the audience, or outside, or inside.

It is extremely necessary that we flood these hearings with
supporters like you who are fighting for a BAN on fracking. Carry
Ban signs and reject talk about safe fracking or
“regulations”, a moratorium, a divide and conquer strategy or the
false promise of jobs.

Event LocationTribeca Performing Arts Center
199 Chambers Street
New York, NY 10007

Get involved!

Fight Poverty & Violence March- Saturday 11-19

See the March and Rally video coverage by Channel 5 News here.

This Saturday, November 19th at 1pm the Congress is having a Poverty & Violence March and Rally.
All organizations and community members should meet us in front of St. Pius Church located at 414 E. 145th St. between Willis and Brook Avenues at 1pm.
Organizations are encouraged to bring banners, posters and  informational flyers that can highlight these issues as well as other issues that our respective organizations are working on.
We will be marching to Brook Park (E. 141St. & Brook Ave.) where we will have a huge Rally and raffle off a turkey or two for the community!
 Dr. Drum
For any donations to help purchase one of the turkeys or any other questions please contact Maxi at (347) 645-7604 .
La Marcha sobre la Pobreza y Violencia es manana sabado, 19 de noviembre a la 1pm.
Reunase con nosotros al frente de la Iglesia St. Pius localizada en el 414 de la calle E. 145 St. entre avenidas Willis y Brook.
Vamos a marchar hasta Brook Park localizado en la calle E. 141 St. y Brook Avenue.
Todas las organizaciones y miembros de la comunidad estan envitados.
En el Parque Brook  todas las organizaciones y communidad van ha poder hablar sobre qualquier tema y tambien vamos a rifar algunos pavos para la comunidad.
Para mas informacion llame a Maxi al (347) 645-7604.
Attached is a copy of the flyer.
Incluido esta el flyer.
Qualquiel informacion sobre el Congreso por favor mandemelo a este nuevo correo electronico:

Día de Muertos in Brook Park

We sure had a lot of marigolds in the garden, thanks Flores!
Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and around the world in many cultures. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. It is particularly celebrated in Mexico, where it attains the quality of a National Holiday, and all banks are closed. The celebration takes place on November 1–2, in connection with the Catholic holidays of All Saints’ Day (November 1) and All Souls’ Day (November 2). Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed and visiting graves with these as gifts.
Scholars trace the origins of the modern Mexican holiday to indigenous observances dating back hundreds of years and to an Aztec festival dedicated to a goddess called Mictecacihuatl. The holiday has spread throughout the world: In Brazil, Dia de Finados is a public holiday that many Brazilians celebrate by visiting cemeteries and churches. In Spain, there are festivals and parades, and, at the end of the day, people gather at cemeteries and pray for their dead loved ones. Similar observances occur elsewhere in Europe, and similarly themed