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Stanley Cohen unbound: Radical lawyer out of jail, headed abroad

BY SARAH FERGUSON | Going to prison can be a radicalizing experience. So what happens when you take a radical attorney and lock him up in a federal prison camp in northeast Pennsylvania for 11 months on criminal tax offenses? Not much, according to former East Village attorney Stanley Cohen. “Prison didn’t touch me. It didn’t […]

Updated Thurs., May 1, 1:30 a.m. Some of this article appeared in last week’s issue of The Villager. BY SARAH FERGUSON | He’s defended everyone from Lower East Side squatters and the homeless denizens of Tompkins Square Park to the leaders of Hamas and most recently Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law. Now friends and supporters of […]

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BY MARY REINHOLZ | The old, red-brick building on the west side of Downtown Manhattan was once home to luminaries like Dylan Thomas, Arthur Miller, Joni Mitchell and any number of wannabes and miscreants who needed an affordable place to crash. This onetime crucible of creativity is nearly empty now, a ghostly construction site as […]

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BY MARY REINHOLZ | The old red-brick building on the West Side of Downtown Manhattan was once home to luminaries like Dylan Thomas, Arthur Miller, Joni Mitchell and any number of wannabes and miscreants who needed an affordable place to crash. This onetime crucible of creativity is nearly empty now, a ghostly construction site as […]

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Updated Sun., July 29, 11 p.m.: Bitter Twitter Battle: In other Deborah Glick news (though, we’re sure she would hardly consider it “news”), she recently unblocked Arthur Schwartz on her Twitter account — but it took a little hardball by Schwartz first. On June 12, the Village district leader e-mailed the veteran assemblymember, citing the […]

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Harassing tenants a crime To The Editor: Re “Croman to serve 1 year on mortgage, tax fraud” (news article, June 8): It is unbelievable that the current criminal penal codes do not include provisions for harassment, intimidation or creating conditions for uninhabitable apartments, all of which have caused so much agony and pain to Steven […]

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Cochise salutes Apache To The Editor: Re “R.I.P., Apache” (Scoopy’s Notebook, May 10): Rest in peace, Apache. You’ll always be remembered for the person that you was and still are: a street warrior, youth advocate, the L.E.S. DJ who lovingly moved the hearts of the people toward a positive path, a father to many and […]

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BY BILL WEINBERG | This May Day season has been a real political eye-opener for me. On International Workers’ Day itself, I was part of the Free Syria bloc at the Foley Square rally —consciously dissident, in repudiation of the growing flirtation by elements of the American left with the genocidal dictatorship of Bashar Assad. In […]

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BY SARAH FERGUSON | What is the relationship between the Left and Free Speech? And is some speech so beyond the pale, that it’s wrong to even engage in debate? These questions took center stage last Sunday during a political forum held at Theatre 80 St. Mark’s. The panel was titled: “The Post-Political Condition: Trump, Brexit, the Middle […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | Updated Sat., April 29, 8:30 p.m.: Radical attorney Stanley Cohen is a veteran of the East Village’s anarchic squatter battles versus the police. And he proudly notes that his mouth was bloodied for the first time when he was 16 and was crossing the Brooklyn Bridge in an anti-war march. So the […]

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