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Public Advocate Letitia James

New York Public Advocate Slams Fox News at Midtown Rally

New York City Public Advocate Letitia James led a fiery protest outside the News Corporation building in Midtown Manhattan on Wednesday night to condemn Fox News and high-profile presenter Bill O’Reilly for repeated incidences of sexism and racism. Speaking through [...]

April 13, 2017 Grassroots, News, Women
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
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
Resistance Roundup1

NYC Resistance Roundup: March 31

Heritage of Pride Bows to Resistance Group Demands After several weeks of negotiations, Heritage Pride, the organizers of New York’s Pride Parade, bowed to pressure from activist groups to feature the resistance in this year’s march. New York activist groups [...]

March 31, 2017 Grassroots, News
Resistance Roundup1

NYC Resistance Roundup: March 24

Constituents Confront Marisol Alcantara Over IDC Membership Members of grassroots activism group Rise and Resist will join with constituents of Senator Marisol Alcantara (SD-31) to protest her affiliation with the Independent Democratic Conference (IDC) in front of her offices at [...]

March 24, 2017 Grassroots, News
NYC Heritage Pride

Tensions Flare at NYC Pride Planning Meeting

Heritage of Pride, the non-profit organization that plans and produces New York City’s official LGBT Pride events, has promised to make a decision in the next week as to whether it will permit the resistance to be represented at this [...]

March 23, 2017 Grassroots, LGBTQ
Medicaid Protest

“I Wouldn’t Be Alive Today Without Medicaid”

People with disabilities held a “live theater” rally yesterday next to Federal Plaza in New York, to protest the Republican-proposed American Healthcare Act. The bill, also known as Trumpcare, is projected to leave 24 million more Americans uninsured than the [...]

March 22, 2017 Grassroots