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Monthly Archives: April 2017

Tax March NYC

New York Gears Up For Tax March

New York activists are expected to flood the streets of Manhattan on Saturday to demand President Trump release his tax returns. The NYC Tax March is one of a series of demonstrations scheduled for April 15 – US National Tax [...]

April 11, 2017 Grassroots, News
Anti-War Protest

New Yorkers Hit the Streets to Protest US Government’s Bombing of Syria

Anti-war protesters gathered in Manhattan on Friday night to rally against Thursday’s airstrike on Syria and to demand an end to US intervention in the Middle East. Sister marches took place in cities across the country, including Washington, D.C, Baltimore and [...]

April 10, 2017 Grassroots, News
Resistance Roundup1

NYC Resistance Roundup: April 7

‘No IDC’ Protesters target Senator David Carlucci Activists with local grassroots groups Rise and Resist, Rockland United, Rockland Action Citizens Network, Indivisible Rivertowns, and Ossining for Fair Funding joined with constituents of New York Senate District 38 to oppose Senator [...]

April 7, 2017 News
Trump Supporter

No, Nicholas Kristof, We Shouldn’t Be Nice To Trump Voters

Dear Nicholas Kristof, In your April 6 column, you implore progressives to “be nice to Trump voters.” Why? Because these supposedly passed-over voters in flyover states feel they are not being listened to and because liberals don’t understand their positions. Also [...]

April 6, 2017 Opinion
Rally + Rise

Q&A: ‘Rally + Rise’ Founder On The New Activism

New York-based activist group Rally + Rise stands out in a city crowded with like-minded organizations for its bare bones approach to community organizing. Instead of pummeling would-be volunteers with lengthy call sheets and time-consuming meetings, the group asks New [...]

April 5, 2017 Upstanders
Fearless Girl protest

Activists Protest “Fearless Girl” Statue in the Dead of Night

An anonymous group of activists paid a visit to the “Fearless Girl” statue in Manhattan’s Financial District on April Fools day to protest what they say is a non-intersectional symbol of solidarity. The piece, entitled “#WhichWomen: An Investigation into the [...]

April 4, 2017 Grassroots, Human Rights, LGBTQ, News, Women
Black Lives Matter protest

Black Lives Matter Protest Driven to the High Line after Police Harassment

Black Lives Matter demonstrators held a rally outside Macy’s this weekend, to call out NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio, who has publicly given his support to New Yorkers protesting against Donald Trump, but continues to support non-progressive policing policies in [...]

April 3, 2017 Grassroots, Human Rights, News
Healthcare-is-no-joke

Activists and Healthcare Unions Push For Medicare-For-All in New York State

Activists and healthcare unions marched in New York this weekend in opposition to recent efforts to repeal the Affordable Healthcare Act (ACA), and put pressure on local senators to support a statewide Medicare-for-all bill. Around 300 protesters gathered at Trump [...]

April 3, 2017 Grassroots, News