Monday, May 22, 2017
The Upstander
Angad Singh

Vice Journalist On American Identity and Standing Up

Angad Singh is an American. Like all Americans, he’s a lot of other things too. He’s a video journalist at VICE, a Southerner, an activist, and a Sikh. “People call me a Sikh-American. That’s my religious background: I’m a Sikh. [...]

May 22, 2017 Opinion
Activists flip off Trump Tower

As Trump’s Impeachment Looms, The Resistance Finally Hits Its Stride

In the wake of the dismissal of FBI Director James Comey, the resistance has changed: it’s found its groove. Comey was fired by President Donald Trump on Tuesday, several days after Comey reportedly asked the Justice Department for more funding [...]

May 13, 2017 Opinion
Chechnya Protest

Grassroots Activists Demand Chechnya Action From UN

Grassroots activists held a rally at the United Nations Headquarters in New York last weekend to demand an investigation into the mass murder of gay men in Chechyna. The group gathered at Ralph Bunche Park on First Avenue to put pressure on [...]

May 9, 2017 Grassroots, LGBTQ, News
Black Lives Matter Vigil

Black Lives Matter NY Holds a Vigil for Jordan Edwards, Alton Sterling

Black Lives Matter of Greater New York held a candlelight vigil at Union Square this weekend to pay tribute to Jordon Edwards and Alton Sterling, who were both fatally shot by police. Activists gathered to demand justice for Edwards and [...]

May 8, 2017 Grassroots, Human Rights, News
New York City Hall

Stop Airbrushing Women From Politics

Though New York may appear a progressive utopia to those far from its shining lights, the politics of the city is littered with examples of dirty-dealing, nepotism, election-fixing, and outright corruption. Worse, for a city that allegedly values equality its [...]

May 3, 2017 Opinion, Women
Pride

NYC Pride Parade Organizers Backtrack On Resistance March

Heritage of Pride, the non-profit organization that plans and produces New York City’s official LGBTQ Pride events, is backtracking on parts of its decision to allow the resistance to be represented at this year’s march. Several weeks ago, Heritage of Pride [...]

May 2, 2017 LGBTQ, News
PCM

Flurry of Weekend Protests Mark Trump’s 100th Day, Prove Resistance is Not Going Away

Protesters flooded the streets this weekend to mark President Trump’s 100th day in office, proving that the resistance movement is going strong. The annual People’s Climate Movement March took place in Washington, DC and cities across the country on Saturday April [...]

May 1, 2017 Grassroots, News
Resistance Roundup1

NYC Resistance Roundup: May 1

Trump’s First 100 Days Marked With Protests Protesters flooded the streets of cities across the US over the weekend to mark President Trump’s one-hundredth day in office. In Washington, DC around 200,000 participated in the People’s Climate March to protest [...]

May 1, 2017 Grassroots, News
Trans Lives Matter

Murdered Trans Women of Color Honored at Washington Square Park Rally

Demonstrators gathered in Washington Square Park last night to honor the nine transgender women of color murdered in 2017 so far. Last week, Chay Reed, 28, from Miami was fatally shot as she fled from her attacker. Reed is the ninth [...]

April 27, 2017 Human Rights, LGBTQ, News
Cooper Union

Tenants’ Rights Activists Blast Proposed Rent Hike

The Rent Justice Coalition brought tenants from across New York City to Manhattan to demand the Rent Guidelines Board (RGB) freeze costs for rent-stabilized apartments for a third straight year, but left downhearted when the board voted to raise rents instead. [...]

April 26, 2017 Grassroots, Human Rights, News