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Monthly Archives: June 2017

Cube

New York Artists Wade Into Shakespeare in the Park Censorship Row

Artists in New York held an ‘Ides of June’ rally at the Cube in Astor Place yesterday to protect freedom of expression. The protest follows the decision by Bank of America and Delta Airlines to withdraw funding from New York’s Public [...]

June 16, 2017 Grassroots, News
muslims

I Can’t Decide Whether the Counter-Protest Is The Best Or The Worst Thing About The Resistance

On Saturday June 10, 400 demonstrators gathered in Manhattan to counter-protest a rally being held by a right-wing group who say Sharia is incompatible with Western democracy. The anti-Sharia protests were organized by ACT for America, the largest anti-Muslim group [...]

June 13, 2017 Opinion
Universal healthcare

From Dream To Reality: Single-Payer Healthcare in New York Is Within Reach

It’s an idea whose time has come. In fact it’s an idea whose time came a long, long time ago across much of the western world. That idea is single-payer healthcare: a system that provides universal, free-at-the-point-of-need care where the [...]

June 5, 2017 Opinion
New York State Senate

New York’s Rogue Senators Show Up Democrat’s Shortcomings

Unless you are an avid follower of New York politics, you might not have heard of the Independent Democratic Conference (IDC) until very recently. In fact, it has only been since the inauguration of Donald Trump in January this year that a spotlight [...]

June 4, 2017 Opinion
Brad Hoylman

New York State Senator Hoylman: It Will Take a Woman to Fix Albany

Brad Hoylman, New York state senator for the 27th district, has commended the work of local activist groups that have formed in New York in the wake of Donald Trump’s election. The state senator, whose district encompasses a broad swathe of Manhattan, [...]

June 3, 2017 Democratic Party, Grassroots, News