Wednesday, August 23, 2017
The Upstander
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
Cooper Union

Tenants’ Rights Activists Blast Proposed Rent Hike

The Rent Justice Coalition brought tenants from across New York City to Manhattan to demand the Rent Guidelines Board (RGB) freeze costs for rent-stabilized apartments for a third straight year, but left downhearted when the board voted to raise rents instead. [...]

April 26, 2017 Grassroots, Human Rights, News
Voting

Activists Target New York Voting Reform

New York prides itself as a beacon of progressiveness. Yet in one crucial respect the state is notoriously retrograde: on voting reform. When it comes to voter participation, New York is less a shining beacon and more a black hole. [...]

April 24, 2017 Human Rights, News
Resistance Roundup1

NYC Resistance Roundup: April 21

Protesters Condemn Goldman Sachs Tax Avoidance Demonstrators assembled outside Goldman Sachs’ offices in the Financial District on April 18 to protest the tax dodging practices of the Wall Street behemoth. Organizers advertised the gathering as a chance to condemn the [...]

April 21, 2017 Democratic Party, Grassroots, News, Women
We The People

How Republics Stand

Democracy works when those in power respond to those without. The American brand may have been put through the wringer of late – and even come under direct attack by a foreign power – but its cogs have kept turning,; [...]

April 18, 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