Archive for September, 2011

NYPD Spying on Hunter-CUNY Muslim Clubs

Monday, September 26th, 2011

The WORD’s Senior Editor Colleen Siuzdak is running down this story first reported by Leonard Levitt on his NYPD Confidential, about New York’s Finest (several of whom have been indicted in a ticket-fixing scandal; check out NY Daily News, Your Free Press, Huffington Post, Hizb ut-Tahrir America, et. al).


MEDP 292, AKA Basic Reporting, 2011, Fall

Sunday, September 25th, 2011



World Trade Center, One Day Before the 9/11 Tenth Anniversary

Saturday, September 10th, 2011

Was just scoping out the scene at WTC around 4, when I came across this pose below. They fly combat planes and fight fires so this picture shouldn’t be a big deal but the last time this photographer saw one with an automatic weapon was in Washington Heights, Manhattan, about 25 years ago: A Secret Service agent, blonde, white and in her mid 30s, briefly flashed the submachine gun concealed under her long coat to another agent, male, white, with whom she was talking. A visiting Dominican dignitary was visiting near 169th Street and Broadway.

The next picture is a hoot.



Saturday, September 10th, 2011

Several days ago, New America Media invited this writer to attend a meeting of New York City-based ethnic journalists who would be talking about their articles for the tenth anniversary of 9/11. Asked about my plans – this writer hadn’t been planning to share –  he spoke in tongues, that is, his response was as articulate as a person speaking with his tongue flailing the roof of the mouth and the sides of his teeth, upper and lower.  Caught off guard, he couldn’t articulate, didn’t enunciate.

What follows is what  might have been said or referred to if this writer had had the presence of mind many wish for when a signature moment beckons them to rise to the occasion:  From the Center for Constitutional Rights regarding a panel discussion, September 12: The 9/11 Decade and the Decline of U.S. Democracy.


Like Phoenix Rising – Sort Of

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011

Awash in all manner of demands demanding his attention, the WORD editor has not been blogging for many weeks. That is about to change.

Promise (for those interested).