Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Still no word...


07 in-truck, originally uploaded by Green Biker.

My bike is still in Lock down. Time's Up, located at 49 East Houston St. in downtown manhattan had a huge meeting last night to discuss the new lawsuits put forward by the city against the critical mass.

The National Lawyers Guild reports that the police say they don't know where the bikes are from the recent Critical Mass attack.

Oh well, I've got plans.

Here is a message from Time's Up plus a list of upcoming events.

Special note...we really need everyone's support on this. We are in a situation not just about a fun event and the cop spoiling it. This is about a direct attack on our civil liberties. Please donate to the Bike Legal defense fund.

SUPPORT FREE SPEECH and YOUR RIGHT TO ASSEMBLE!



This week the City of New York filed a lawsuit against TIME’S UP! and four of its volunteers, prohibiting them from participating in and promoting the Critical Mass bicycle ride. The suit also challenges the rights of 20 or more people to meet in a park without a permit.



TIME'S UP! has established The TIME'S UP! Bike Legal Defense Fund and asks supporters to donate funds to help fight this assault on our rights.



http://www.times-up.org/



TIME'S UP! has been a strong defender of the bicycle community in the face of the City’s harassment, which began with the Republican National Convention. We have been operating on a shoe-string budget with an all volunteer staff; even our lawyers have been working practically for free. We believe that the City filed its lawsuit against TIME'S UP! because of our support for the bicycling community.



Our lawyer, Norman Siegel, advises that this is a huge case, which could seriously infringe on the First Amendment rights of all New Yorkers. The suit against TIME'S UP! is being used as a test case, so it’s very important to get the word out about the potential implications this suit could have on all groups that exercise their rights to free speech and assembly.



There will be huge legal costs because of the free speech ramifications, so we really need your help and support! All donations to the TIME'S UP! Bike Legal Defense Fund will go to help fight this assault on our rights.



STILL WE RIDE
AND SPEAK
AND ASSEMBLE!

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Please join us for the events, workshops and rides listed below. As always, details follow the headlines.

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BIKE REPAIR WORKSHOPS

Every Tuesday, 6 p.m.

TIME'S UP! Space, 49 East Houston (bet. Mott and Mulberry)

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BLESS THE BIKERS and DRIVE THE DEVIL FROM DEVIL-OPERS with

REV BILLY AND THE STOP SHOPPING CHOIR

Wednesday, Mar. 30, 8 p.m.

St. Mark's in the Bowery (10th Street at 2nd Ave.)

$5 for Critical Mass cyclists who say "I Miss Ludmilla"

Nobody turned away.

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FIX YOUR BIKE WORKSHOP

Every Thursday, 6 p.m

TIME'S UP! Space (basement), 49 East Houston (bet. Mott and Mulberry)

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MOVIE NIGHT

Every Thursday, 8 p.m.

This week (Mar. 31): Video Potpourri

Next week (April 7): The Corporation

TIME’S UP! Space, 49 East Houston (bet. Mott and Mulberry)

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FERAL VISIONS TOUR

Thursday, Mar. 31, 7.30 p.m.

ABC NO RIO , 156 Rivington Street (between Suffolk & Clinton)

Take F, J, M, Z to Delancey/Essex

FREE

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CENTRAL PARK MOONLIGHT RIDE

Friday, Apr. 1, 10 p.m.

Columbus Circle entrance to Central Park

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FREE RIDE TO FIRST SATURDAY AT THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM

Saturday, Apr. 2

Union Square, south side, 5:30 p.m.

OR

George Washington Statue in the Square on the Brooklyn side of the Williamsburg Bridge, 6:00 p.m.

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BROOKLYN CRITICAL MASS

Friday, Apr. 8, 7 p.m.

Grand Army Plaza entrance to Prospect Park

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PROSPECT PARK MOONLIGHT RIDE

Saturday, Apr. 9, 9 p.m.

Grand Army Plaza entrance to Prospect Park

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BIKE REPAIR WORKSHOPS

Every Tuesday, 6 p.m.

TIME’S UP! Space, 49 East Houston (bet. Mott and Mulberry)



Come learn how to fix bikes, do simple maintenance and tune-ups at the bike mechanic skill share. All the fun is in the basement.

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BLESS THE BIKERS and DRIVE THE DEVIL FROM DEVIL-OPERS with

REV BILLY AND THE STOP SHOPPING CHOIR

Wednesday, Mar. 30, 8 p.m.

St. Mark's in the Bowery (10th Street at 2nd Ave.)

$5 for Critical Mass cyclists who say "I Miss Ludmilla"

Nobody turned away.



March Critical Mass left Reverend Billy reciting the 1st Amendment again and again, straight into the faces of NYPD: "and the right of the people peaceably to assemble! and the right of the people peaceably to assemble! and the right of the people..." The March 30th service will explore how much the developers' grip on the zoning-building permit process resembles the militarized law enforcement of New York City. Saints in attendance include First Amendment defender and the people's candidate for Public Advocate, Mr. Norman Siegel, and neighborhood-defense activists from Brooklyn.



TIME’S UP! will have a table. Get to the church early so you have time to buy a t-shirt and pick up an April/May calendar.

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FIX YOUR BIKE WORKSHOP

Every Thursday, 6 p.m.

TIME'S UP! Space (basement), 49 East Houston (bet. Mott and Mulberry)



Bring your bike to the basement and share skills with other cyclists while you fix up your own bike.

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MOVIE NIGHT

This week: Video Potpourri

Thurs., Mar. 31, 8:00 p.m.

TIME’S UP! Space, 49 East Houston (bet. Mott and Mulberry)



Come check out TIME’S UP!’s greatest hits with footage of recent demonstrations and rides, including Critical Mass footage.

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FERAL VISIONS TOUR

Thursday, Mar. 31, 7.30 p.m.

ABC NO RIO , 156 Rivington Street (between Suffolk & Clinton)

Take F, J, M, Z to Delancey/Essex

FREE



Come check out this slideshow about rewilding, radical homesteading, and realizing our wildest dreams! The goal of our tour is to inspire and empower participants to break down the layers of alienation at work in our lives that keep us dependent on complex industrial and social systems. Our presentation explores ways that people are breaking free of the tentacles of civilization, and how people are reconnecting with the natural world around them.

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CENTRAL PARK MOONLIGHT RIDE

Friday, Apr. 1, 10 p.m.

Columbus Circle entrance to Central Park



Join us for a relaxing auto-free ride through Central Park. Enjoy the tranquility of the park and its beautiful ponds and waterways. This totally safe ride, with front and rear bike guides, is a nature lover’s dream – in Manhattan! The ride moves at a very leisurely pace with a few stops to enjoy the scenery. We usually finish before midnight, back at Columbus Circle. Total mileage is under 10 miles. Any kind of bike will work.

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FREE RIDE TO FIRST SATURDAY AT THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM

Saturday, Apr. 2

Union Square, south side, 5:30 p.m.

OR

George Washington Statue in the Square on the Brooklyn side of the Williamsburg Bridge, 6:00 p.m.



Come ride with TIME’S UP! to the Brooklyn Museum’s monthly free extravaganza, "First Saturday." The entire museum is open until 11:00 pm and there are free events inside. This is a one-way ride, but it's easy to get back to Manhattan (if that's where you're going) by bike or on the Subway.

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BROOKLYN CRITICAL MASS

Friday, Apr. 8, 7 p.m.

Grand Army Plaza entrance to Prospect Park



Come out and join this moving celebration of what our streets and environment could be like with sustainable transportation
.Brooklyn style!

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PROSPECT PARK MOONLIGHT RIDE

Saturday, Apr. 9, 9 p.m.

Grand Army Plaza entrance to Prospect Park



Join us for a totally safe, auto-free ride as we explore Prospect Park at night. Enjoy the peace and tranquility of the fields, woods and ponds. Bike guides in the front and back.



This ride will be followed by a group ride to a benefit for Critical Mass arrestees. Benefit is at 91 Meserole St. (between Manhattan Ave. and Leonard St.)

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Support the environment! Make a donation to TIME’S UP! at http://www.times-up.org/store.php







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TIME'S UP! is a direct-action environmental group that uses events
and educational programs to promote a safer, quieter, friendlier,
and more environmentally sustainable city. We're community-based,
all-volunteer, and non-profit. It's easy to help: Join!

1 Comments:

Anonymous mg said...

Just a test

9:06 AM  

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