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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
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
Long Island City

The Long Island City Moms Spearheading The Resistance

The ringleaders of the resistance often come from unexpected quarters. Take the example of the founders of the Long Island City (LIC) Coalition, a community group committed to opposing the Trump administration and achieving political change at the local level. [...]

May 30, 2017 Grassroots, News
Chechnya Protest

Grassroots Activists Demand Chechnya Action From UN

Grassroots activists held a rally at the United Nations Headquarters in New York last weekend to demand an investigation into the mass murder of gay men in Chechyna. The group gathered at Ralph Bunche Park on First Avenue to put pressure on [...]

May 9, 2017 Grassroots, LGBTQ, News
Black Lives Matter Vigil

Black Lives Matter NY Holds a Vigil for Jordan Edwards, Alton Sterling

Black Lives Matter of Greater New York held a candlelight vigil at Union Square this weekend to pay tribute to Jordon Edwards and Alton Sterling, who were both fatally shot by police. Activists gathered to demand justice for Edwards and [...]

May 8, 2017 Grassroots, Human Rights, News
New York City Hall

Stop Airbrushing Women From Politics

Though New York may appear a progressive utopia to those far from its shining lights, the politics of the city is littered with examples of dirty-dealing, nepotism, election-fixing, and outright corruption. Worse, for a city that allegedly values equality its [...]

May 3, 2017 Opinion, Women
Pride

NYC Pride Parade Organizers Backtrack On Resistance March

Heritage of Pride, the non-profit organization that plans and produces New York City’s official LGBTQ Pride events, is backtracking on parts of its decision to allow the resistance to be represented at this year’s march. Several weeks ago, Heritage of Pride [...]

May 2, 2017 LGBTQ, News
PCM

Flurry of Weekend Protests Mark Trump’s 100th Day, Prove Resistance is Not Going Away

Protesters flooded the streets this weekend to mark President Trump’s 100th day in office, proving that the resistance movement is going strong. The annual People’s Climate Movement March took place in Washington, DC and cities across the country on Saturday April [...]

May 1, 2017 Grassroots, News
Resistance Roundup1

NYC Resistance Roundup: May 1

Trump’s First 100 Days Marked With Protests Protesters flooded the streets of cities across the US over the weekend to mark President Trump’s one-hundredth day in office. In Washington, DC around 200,000 participated in the People’s Climate March to protest [...]

May 1, 2017 Grassroots, News
Trans Lives Matter

Murdered Trans Women of Color Honored at Washington Square Park Rally

Demonstrators gathered in Washington Square Park last night to honor the nine transgender women of color murdered in 2017 so far. Last week, Chay Reed, 28, from Miami was fatally shot as she fled from her attacker. Reed is the ninth [...]

April 27, 2017 Human Rights, LGBTQ, News