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“North Troy venue announces upcoming spring season”


 

Published: 04/11/18

Publication: The Saratogian

 

“Oyster,” a modern multimedia opera about iconic folklorist Alan Lomax, will be at The Sanctuary for Independent Media as part of its spring event season. Photo provided

TROY, N.Y. >> North Troy venue …

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Ruderal Ecologies Symposium Kicks Off Spring 2018 Season!


Start off Earth Week right, with the opening of The Sanctuary for Independent Media’s Spring 2018 season! The season begins on April 14 and runs through June 2, with the overarching theme of Ruderal Ecologies & Sustainable Growth.

SANCTUARY SPRING 2018 EVENT SCHEDULE:

RUDERAL ECOLOGIES: GROUNDS FOR CHANGE A weekend symposium …

MassiveMesh Visits Sanctuary to Plan Public Internet


TROY, NY. (March 27, 2018) — MassiveMesh Networks’ representatives Jenni Tompkins and Ryan Sady discuss plans to establish a public wifi network around the Sanctuary for Independent Media with Sanctuary organizers Branda Miller, Steve Pierce, and Dan Phiffer on Tuesday March, 27.

As part of their mission to provide electronic media programs and …

Ruderal Ecologies Symposium: Presenter Bios


Ruderal Ecologies Symposium Presenters:

Julia Cavicchi, Anne Pfeifenberger & Olivia Golden Environmental Studies, Skidmore College ’18

Julia, Olivia, and Anne are Environmental Studies seniors at Skidmore College who have been delving into the capital region’s sewer systems for their capstone research on Combined Sewer …

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Jazz Sanctuary from 7-10 PM Every Night


Jazz Sanctuary is a wonderful celebration of all that is creative, dedicated to …

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NATURE Lab Environmental Education Center!


We need your help! With your help we can create a permanent home for NATURE Lab

Traevon Vautrin: The Sanctuary for Independent Media’s prodigy


Published: 02/07/2018

Publication: The Alt

Eleven-year-old Traevon “Trae” Vautrin is a very busy intern. In the downstairs studio of The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy, he darts from the printer to the couch to the computer. He’s meant to be on the …

Protesters in Troy push for changes in wake of AG’s report on fatal shooting


Published: 1/19/2018

Publication: The Saratogian 

TROY, N.Y. >> More than a dozen concerned citizens gathered on a stage at The Sanctuary for Independent Media on Thursday night, only a couple of days after the state Attorney General’s Office issued a report ripping the conduct of the Troy …

Troy activists want review board: Residents call for reforms after Schneiderman’s report on 2016 police shooting


Published: 01/19/2018

Publication: Times Union

Residents call for reforms after Schneiderman’s report on 2016 police shooting

 

Photo: Lori Van Buren

 

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Troy merchants to set up Sunday in Colonie Center


Published: 01/09/18

Publication: Troy Record

 

By Lauren Halligan, The Record

COLONIE, N.Y. >> A group of Troy merchants are setting up shop at the mall this weekend, in a new collective pop-up called #ShopTroyNY.

Following the launch of a social media campaign called #ShopTroyNY, …

THANK YOU!!!


The outpouring of support from this community helped us raise $32,584—we can now help build two new progressive radio stations for the Capital Region.

The Hudson Mohawk Radio Network is now live, test broadcasting on WOOA 106.9 FM Albany and WOOS 98.9 FM Schenectady. The FCC construction permits will

Chris Hedges on the American Empire’s Descent Into Dystopia


In a powerful speech delivered at The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy, N.Y., Chris Hedges analyzes fascism and empire in the Trump age. The Truthdig columnist begins by enumerating…

Sanctuary TV: Chris Hedges Q&A “Fascism in the Age of Trump”


Journalist, author and war correspondent Chris Hedges took questions after speaking at The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy NY on November 10, 2017 on fascism and empire in the age of Trump.

Land bank builds toward better Troy


Fighting blight is an unheralded struggle for the Troy Community Land Bank, a constant effort to keep buildings from deteriorating, knocking down structures when they can’t be salvaged and enticing investors into North Central, the city’s poorest neighborhood.

In its third year of existence, the land bank is developing a system geared toward improving the entire neighborhood rather than just individual properties.

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Investigative reporter Azmat Khan visited the sites of nearly 150 U.S.-led airstrikes in northern Iraq and interviewed hundreds of survivors, their family members, local officials and others about the damage caused by the bombings.

Low-power FM station with progressive message coming to Albany


A new low-power radio station run by advocates for environmental and progressive causes will be taking to the airwaves in Albany in January.

The broadcast tower for WOOA-FM went up last week atop the roof of the Social Justice Center on Central Avenue in Albany, said Mark Dunlea, chairman of the not-for-profit Green Education and Legal Fund, which holds the station’s federal broadcast license.

Sanctuary TV: Chris Hedges on Fascism in the Age of Trump


Journalist, author and war correspondent Chris Hedges spoke in at The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy NY on November 10, 2017 on fascism and empire in the age of Trump.

Chris Hedges is the best-selling author of War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning (2003), a finalist for the …

Azmat Khan at Sanctuary for Independent Media


Published: 11/27/17
Publication: All Over Albany

Award-winning journalist Azmat Khan will be at the Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy this Friday, December 1 for a talk.

Khan has reported for a bunch of different outlines, including Frontline, and she’s Future of …

“In Mecca with eye, iPhone”


Siri is confused. She and I are riding on the Wifi network kindly provided by Osama bin Laden’s family, who own the biggest construction conglomerate in the Holy Land. She does not seem to know where we are, geographically speaking. Siri thinks we are in Doha in Qatar, my previous stop, but I am with my iPhone 4s and pocket Quran in Mecca.

“Putting Food By” working party in KitchenSanctuary


Learn about the art of harvesting and saving the food from your garden, ready to use all winter long!

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May. 23
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3rd Annual Plant Sale
Jun. 02
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