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Monthly Archives: November 2016


Discr-immigrant-nation: Fear Brewing in New York’s Immigrant Communities

NYU School of Law’s Immigrant Rights Teach-In on November 28 is attended by lawyers mostly, working for nonprofits offering legal aid to immigrants. But dotted about the crowd, waiting patiently to ask their questions, are grim-faced New York immigrants and [...]

November 30, 2016 Opinion, Uncategorized
Hands in a circle

‘Good Guys’ Organizer Hits New York

San Francisco-based community organizer, Sarah Turbow, transformed a Jewish community center on the Upper West Side, Manhattan, into an interactive classroom for hundreds of New Yorkers eager to learn how to become effective activists under a Trump presidency. The event, [...]

November 29, 2016 Grassroots, News

What To Do If You Are Victim to a Hate Crime (or Witness One)

Victims and witnesses to hate crimes should report the attack to police and civil rights organizations, said Christina Elhaddad, an immigrant justice court fellow at the Arab American Association of New York (AAANY). Elhaddad was speaking at NYU Law School’s [...]

November 29, 2016 Human Rights, News
Democratic Party Exit Sign

Will Anti-Trumpists Reject The Democratic Party?

Grief is provoked by all manner of stimuli, but the way it is expressed is curiously uniform. Many are familiar with the Kubler-Ross model, or the five stages of grief, which postulates that terminally ill patients will experience denial, anger, [...]

November 28, 2016 Opinion

LGBT Suicide Helpline Calls Skyrocket in Wake of Trump Victory

A suicide helpline for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people says calls have tripled since Donald Trump won the election on November 8. “Everyone is more emotional when they call, regardless of age or demographic group,” says [...]

November 26, 2016 LGBTQ, News
Fists raised in the air

Trump Resistance Town Hall Gathers Momentum

Activists from across New York City gathered at the LGBT Center in Manhattan Tuesday for the first of what is promised to be a regular series of ‘Trump Resistance Town Halls’. Over a hundred New Yorkers gathered for the free [...]

November 22, 2016 Grassroots, News
Steve Bannon

Alt-Right Ideologue Steve Bannon Has No Place in Government, Activists say

A small group of demonstrators gathered in Union Square, New York on November 22 to hand out leaflets urging members of the public to keep Steve Bannon out of the White House. Bannon, who was recently appointed chief strategist and [...]

November 22, 2016 Grassroots, News
The Base Brooklyn

Anarchist Collective Mobilizes Support

Four hundred budding organizers filled Verso Books’ Brooklyn Loft on November 19 for a meeting called by Brooklyn’s The Base anarchist collective to respond to Donald Trump’s impending presidency. An additional 100 people arrived at the doors after the space reached capacity, and held [...]

November 20, 2016 Grassroots, News
You Matter Nation meeting

#YouMatterNation Urges Takeover Of Democratic Party

Activist community ‘You Matter Nation’ hosted its first organizing meeting on Friday to mobilize anti-Trump New Yorkers for the 2018 midterm elections and encourage them to get involved running the state Democratic Party. An estimated 600 people attended the meeting [...]

November 20, 2016 Democratic Party, News
Manhattan Young Democrats logo

Young Democrats Elect Leadership

The Manhattan Young Democrats (MYD) elected new officers to lead their post-election fightback at a bustling meeting in the East Village on Tuesday. Over 60 people from across the island gathered at Pinks bar for the youth group’s November general meeting [...]

November 18, 2016 Democratic Party, News