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Monthly Archives: January 2017

Capitol building

Democratic Senators Should Block Trump’s Nominees – Here’s Why

The Democratic elite gathered in Phoenix, Arizona on January 14 for the first of several forums to debate the future direction of the party and its response to the unprecedented threat of the Trump presidency. Opening the event, interim Democratic [...]

January 31, 2017 Opinion
Trump Supporters

I Tried To Talk To Donald Trump Voters At The Inauguration And They Were Not Open to ‘Having a Dialogue’

Donald Trump would like you to believe that he is bringing unity to the country, but the nation has never been more divided. To bridge that divide, I believe it is my duty to reach across the political aisle and [...]

January 30, 2017 Opinion
Demonstrators at Battery Park

Refugee Ban Slammed at Battery Park Demo

Downtown Manhattan was packed with demonstrators Sunday protesting against President Donald Trump’s executive orders banning refugees and certain immigrants from entering the United States. The rally at Battery Park, organized by The New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC), Make The Road New [...]

January 29, 2017 Human Rights, Immigration, News
Laptop in Bed

Protesting From Bed in the 21st Century

By the time January 21 rolled around, like millions of other women, I’d had enough. Having watched a man so divisive and vile be elected and sworn in as president, shouting: “From this day forward it is going to be [...]

January 27, 2017 Opinion
People Over Pipelines Protest

Jane Fonda and Josh Fox Lead NY Protest Against Trump’s Standing Rock, Keystone XL Executive Orders

New Yorkers gathered in Columbus Circle in New York Tuesday night after President Trump signed executive orders to revive the Dakota Access (DAPL) and Keystone XL oil pipelines. Both projects had been previously blocked by former President Barack Obama, who [...]

January 27, 2017 Grassroots, News

In Their Own Words, Oil Pipeline Protesters on Why They Marched

Over a thousand New Yorkers joined forces with water protectors from Standing Rock on Tuesday night to protest Donald Trump’s executive orders to reinstate the Dakota Access and Keystone XL oil pipelines. Alice, who declined to provide her last name, [...]

January 26, 2017 Grassroots, News
Manhattan skyline

Bright Lights, Small Cities

“The reason Trump won,” the man at the head of the table said, pounding his fist to emphasize the point, “is that America is in crisis, and he was the only one to acknowledge it.” Around him, the group of [...]

January 25, 2017 Opinion
Women's March on Washington

The Women’s March Wasn’t Just a March. It was the Birth of the Anti-Trump Movement

Kellyanne Conway, America’s favorite peddler of alternative facts, says she didn’t see the point of the Women’s March on Washington. “I frankly didn’t see the point. I mean you have a day after [President Trump’s inauguration that] is uplifting and [...]

January 24, 2017 Opinion
Women's March on Washington

Reflecting on the Women’s March on Washington

Participation in mass political action can be curiously therapeutic. Whether it speaks to a hardwired genetic drive for togetherness, or satisfies a psychological hunger for empathy, there is something palliative about taking to the streets with hundreds of thousands of [...]

January 23, 2017 Opinion
Barack Obama

Inauguration 2017: The Obama Legacy

To mark the 58th Presidential Inauguration, The Upstander will publish a series of infographics comparing the state of the union at the time of President Barack Obama’s first inauguration with the state of the union today.  First up, a review [...]

January 20, 2017 Democratic Party, News