Saturday, October 21, 2017
The Upstander

Monthly Archives: February 2017

Mayor Bill de Blasio State of the City speech

Mayor Targets Affordability Crisis in State of the City Speech

Mayor Bill de Blasio pledged to tackle the skyrocketing cost of living in New York in his annual State of the City speech on Monday night. “We understand that the affordability crisis is a fundamental and a profound problem. It [...]

February 14, 2017 Democratic Party, News
Deport President Bannon sign

Undocumented Immigrants in New York Are “Not Alone” Protesters say

New Yorkers gathered in rallies over the weekend to protest Donald Trump’s crackdown on illegal immigrants. Approximately 40 foreign nationals in the greater New York area were detained in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids over the weekend, leaving New [...]

February 13, 2017 Immigration, News
Singers under Washington Square Arch

More #ThisIsWhatDemocracySoundsLike Sing-Alongs Planned in Washington Square Park

Several hundred protesters and passers-by formed an impromptu choir under the Washington Square Arch last Sunday as part of an unusual protest against Donald Trump. According to organizers, the #ThisIsWhatDemocracySoundsLike event was intended as a communal sing-a-long for freedom, and attracted musicians, singers [...]

February 11, 2017 Uncategorized
Transgender Forum

Transgender Forum Holds Strategy Session to Discuss Trump Policies

The Transgender Forum met at the YWCA in Brooklyn last week to discuss issues affecting the transgender and Gender Non-Conforming (GNC) community. The Trump administration is expected to make big changes that will impact the lives of transgender and GNC [...]

February 10, 2017 LGBTQ, News
No Ban March

How to Argue With Conservatives Who Agree With The Muslim Ban

Donald Trump’s Muslim ban may have been stayed by the Ninth circuit Court of Appeals this week, but a vast proportion of the country still agrees with it. If you are debating the topic with a conservative, you may be tempted [...]

February 10, 2017 Opinion
NYC High School Protest

NYC Students Walk Out Of Schools In Anti-Trump Protest

Hundreds of high schoolers from across New York descended on Foley Square on Tuesday afternoon as part of a city-wide walk out in protest of President Trump’s travel ban. The walkout, organized by student activists through social media, was initially [...]

February 7, 2017 Grassroots, News
Hands shaking

No, Well-Intentioned Allies Are Not A Threat To The Environmental Justice Movement

Elizabeth Yeampierre is a commanding speaker. The executive director of Uprose, Brooklyn’s oldest Puerto Rican community-based organization, and champion of the environmental justice movement, took to the podium at last week’s People’s Climate March meeting and stole the show with [...]

February 7, 2017 Opinion
Trump Rally

What I Learned At A Pro-Trump Rally

I got wind of a pro-Trump rally happening in front of Trump Tower on Sunday afternoon. I wasn’t sure what to expect. Coming from central Pennsylvania and working years in retail, I know pro-Trump types very well and am not afraid [...]

February 6, 2017 Opinion
Peoples Climate Movement

Climate Activists Plan Record-Breaking March

Budding environmental activists from across the five boroughs of New York City gathered in Midtown Thursday to plan what they hope will be the largest climate change march in history. Hosted by The People’s Climate Movement NY (PCM), the organizing [...]

February 3, 2017 Grassroots, News
Protest

Time To Resist Holds First Public Meeting

New York-based grassroots resistance group Time to Resist held its first public meeting to discuss meaningful ways for the community to fight back against Donald Trump’s administration and executive orders. Around 200 people attended the meeting at Community Church in [...]

February 2, 2017 Grassroots, News