United Front Against Austerity – Public Assembly

– New York 10/27/2012
United Front Against Austerity, Public Assembly
Saturday, 12:00pm
Walker Auditorium / INN World Report
56 Walker St
New York, NY 10013
(one and one half blocks south of Canal Street, between Church & Broadway)

Purpose: To organize an effective opposition to the impending austerity offensive; agitate to shift the burden of the economic depression onto Wall Street oligarchs; and to build momentum toward a genuine political revolution of, by and for the people.

Participants will hear proposals from distinguished speakers, engage in floor debate, and vote on vital strategic matters. The UFAA intends to build on Wisconsin and Occupy – with decisions, demands and action.


Cindy Sheehan – Antiwar Activist
Webster G. Tarpley – Author, historian and economist
Dr. W. Randy Short – SCLC, University of Virginia
Don DeBar – Founder, Community Progressive Radio
Anthony Monteiro – African-American Studies, Temple University
Dr. Jay Arena – Professor of Sociology, College of Staten Island, CUNY
Eric Lerner – Popular science writer and Occupy Wall Street activist
Rev. Edward Pinkney – Benton Harbor, Michigan activist (via Skype)
Murrell Brooks – Political Science, Virginia Wesleyan College
Eric Draitser – Independent journalist, StopImperialism.com
Bruce Marshall, moderator – former Congressional candidate, Green Party of Vermont

We will also hear from the following speakers through pre-recorded messages:

Amelia Boynton Robinson – Civil rights leader
Yanis Varoufakis – Political economist, Greek SYRIZA coalition
Glen Ford – Radio host, Black Agenda Report
Stephen Lendman – Research Associate, Center for Research on Globalization
David Swanson – Activist, blogger and author

Press Contact:
Elena Cromeyer, ecromeyer@gmail.com or Eric Draitser, ericdraitser@gmail.com



NYC 10/16/2012 (WBAI)

The WBAI Benefit Art Show and Auction has begun with the opportunity to preview and bid on artworks prior to the silent auction evening, WEDNESDAY, NOV.  7, 7:30pm at the Steve Kasher Gallery, 521 West 23rd St.

Go here to preview and bid on a wide array of artwork donated by well known distinguished artists.

WBAI has been honored by the outpouring of support for the auction by NYC’s art community. All 2-d and 3-d media are included in the show; painting, works on paper, art books, sculpture, printmaking, photography, posters, and collage. They include contemporary works as well as noted historical pieces donated by the estates of prominent artists owing to the artists’ known affection for WBAI.

The live auction will be attended by many of your favorite WBAI producers, the contributing artists, as well as several celebrity guests.

Contributing artists include:
Raja Aissa
Saul Appelbaum
Jonathan Auch
Richard Avedon
Melanie Baker
Fran Bealor
Liza Bear
Leonardo Benzant
Marcia Berstein
Nancy Burson
Theresa Byrnes
Brainard Carey
Chambliss Giobbi
Roy Colmer
Beatrice Coron
Frank Craven
Elise Engler
Collette V. Fournier
Deborah Freedman
Phyllis Galembo
Andrew Garn
Allen Ginsberg
Max Ginsburg
John Gonzalez
Stanley Greenberg
Dimitry Gubin
Robert Hale
Richard Haas
Ron Haviv
Alfredo Jaar
Bonnie Josephson
Anton Kandinsky
Marc Kehoe
Dred scott Keyes
Yashua Klos
David Krase
Robert Lach
Jack Laroux
Gilles Larrain
Louise Lawler
Jennifer MacFarlane
Jennifer Mack
Stephen Mallon
John Malloy
Thelma Mathias
Fred W. McDarrah
Barbara Mensch
Elias Melad
Arnold Mesches
Ann Messner
Charles Mingus lll
Gail Nathan
Ruth Bauer Neustadter
Moano Niumeitolu
Kevin Noble
Cherie Nutting
Alice O’Malley
Ken Paprocki
Valerie Piraino
Aga Ousseinov
Tom Otterness
Carlos Pinto
Faith Ringgold
Saul Robbins
Arlene Rush
Mark Saltz
Claude Samton
Tony Savino
Carl Scorza
Davina Semo
Stephen Shames
Kiki Smith
Ming Smith
Nina Sobell
Helen Stummer
Anita Thacher
Spencer Tunick
Judith Turner
Carlos Vanegas
Marjorie Van Dyke
Ken Van Sickle
Charlene Weisler
Lorraine Williams
And others –

WBAI is actually hosting and establishing an art event that is proving to be the go-to event of the season!

Curated by: Jim Wintner
Special Thanks to: Nina Felshin, Harley Spiller/Franklin Furnace & Robert CurcioImage

Dr. Michio Kaku: Physics of the future Lecture (05/07/12)

Dr. Michio Kaku is a theoretical physicist, best-selling author, and popularizer of science. He will lecture on his book Physics of the Future on Monday, May 7th at the New York Society for Ethical Culture in Manhattan. The lecture will explore what’s possible in medicine, biotech, artificial intelligence, space travel, computers, nanotech, and also jobs and the economy. Dr. Kaku’s weekly program, Explorations, airs Saturdays on WBAI. Continue reading