Sunday, October 22, 2017
The Upstander

All posts by Clementine Havemeyer


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
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
Activists flip off Trump Tower

As Trump’s Impeachment Looms, The Resistance Finally Hits Its Stride

In the wake of the dismissal of FBI Director James Comey, the resistance has changed: it’s found its groove. Comey was fired by President Donald Trump on Tuesday, several days after Comey reportedly asked the Justice Department for more funding [...]

May 13, 2017 Opinion
US Capitol

Tax March Brings Much Needed Solidarity to the Resistance

On Saturday April 15, traditionally Tax Day in America, over 200 marches and rallies took place across the country and beyond, to demand that Donald Trump release his tax returns. The president refused to disclose his as a candidate and now [...]

April 17, 2017 Opinion

Resistance Works! What I Learned From Taking Back NY Pride

Three weeks ago, LA Pride organizers announced that the city’s annual parade would be replaced by a march to protest President Trump’s treatment of LGBTQ citizens. Plans were quickly put into action to do the same for New York’s flagship Pride event. [...]

March 31, 2017 LGBTQ, Opinion
Caring for one another

How to Resist Without Burning Out

It’s been fifty days since Donald Trump was elected President of the United States. In that time, he has kick-started the process of dismantling the administrative state, fired multiple staffers for reasons ranging from defiance to espionage, given the green [...]

March 16, 2017 Opinion
Don't Block My Net

Net Neutrality: America’s Forgotten Civil Rights Battle

Unless you’ve been living in a bubble for the last year, you will be aware of the role “alternative facts” played in the Presidential election. From mainstream media outlets like FOX News to alt-right websites like Breitbart, misinformation was —and [...]

February 23, 2017 Opinion

Stop Mocking Safe Spaces and Trigger Warnings

Have you ever thought about why someone might need a safe space? Have you ever thought about why someone might need a trigger warning? The truth is, we often do not think about why someone might need these things – [...]

February 20, 2017 Opinion

Dismantling Your Privilege Is the Only Way to Save America

There’s a broad swathe of the country, Democrat and Republican alike, that say liberal snowflakes will be the undoing of America. That it’s the progressive agenda, rather than the tyrant in the White House, that’s going to bring the country to [...]

February 14, 2017 Opinion
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