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Resistance Roundup1

NYC Resistance Roundup: April 14

Rise and Resist Storms Trump Tower Members of grassroots activist group Rise and Resist staged a protest and sit-in at Trump Tower on April 13  in support of refugees and immigrants and to denounce the Trump administration’s anti-immigrant policies. Participants unfurled banners [...]

April 14, 2017 Grassroots, News
Affordable Housing

Navigating New York’s Affordable Housing Crisis

An evening grappling with New York City’s maddening housing laws may not sound like the sort of thing to get millennials’ hearts racing. Yet dozens joined the Manhattan Young Democrats’ Affordable Living Task Force (ALTF) in Midtown on April 5 [...]

April 14, 2017 Democratic Party, Human Rights, News
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
Hands Off Syria March

Why I Have No Time For Assad Apologists

Hear that? It’s the baying crowd of Assad apologists, screaming invective from beyond the lunatic fringe of civilized political discourse. They pipe up each and every time there’s a new twist in the rotten saga of the Syrian Civil War, [...]

April 12, 2017 Opinion
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
Resistance Roundup1

NYC Resistance Roundup: April 7

‘No IDC’ Protesters target Senator David Carlucci Activists with local grassroots groups Rise and Resist, Rockland United, Rockland Action Citizens Network, Indivisible Rivertowns, and Ossining for Fair Funding joined with constituents of New York Senate District 38 to oppose Senator [...]

April 7, 2017 News
Trump Supporter

No, Nicholas Kristof, We Shouldn’t Be Nice To Trump Voters

Dear Nicholas Kristof, In your April 6 column, you implore progressives to “be nice to Trump voters.” Why? Because these supposedly passed-over voters in flyover states feel they are not being listened to and because liberals don’t understand their positions. Also [...]

April 6, 2017 Opinion
Rally + Rise

Q&A: ‘Rally + Rise’ Founder On The New Activism

New York-based activist group Rally + Rise stands out in a city crowded with like-minded organizations for its bare bones approach to community organizing. Instead of pummeling would-be volunteers with lengthy call sheets and time-consuming meetings, the group asks New [...]

April 5, 2017 Upstanders
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