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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
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
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
Follow the leader

The Resistance Needs Followers More Than It Needs Leaders

New York City suffers from an embarrassment of talent. If you live here, and come up with a good idea – for a business, a movie, an app – chances are someone has not only already thought of it, but [...]

March 28, 2017 Opinion
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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

The Filipino Activist Taking The Fight To Trump In Queens

What would you do if you were a 38-year-old single parent who was financially responsible for your sister and your parents—but you were in a dead-end job with no opportunities on the horizon?  Seriously – what would you do? If [...]

March 20, 2017 Immigration, Upstanders
Funeral for the US Presidency

Activists Stage Mock Funeral Mourning the Presidency

Anti-Trump activists held a New Orleans-style funeral procession mourning the death of the US presidency as part of an unusual President’s Day weekend’s protest. Members of Rise and Resist, a group of grassroots activists founded in response to the election [...]

February 19, 2017 Grassroots, News
Hands shaking

No, Well-Intentioned Allies Are Not A Threat To The Environmental Justice Movement

Elizabeth Yeampierre is a commanding speaker. The executive director of Uprose, Brooklyn’s oldest Puerto Rican community-based organization, and champion of the environmental justice movement, took to the podium at last week’s People’s Climate March meeting and stole the show with [...]

February 7, 2017 Opinion
Senator Bernie Sanders

Overwhelmed When It Comes to Fighting Donald Trump? Here Are Four Different Types of Grassroots Resistance Emerging in New York

It’s been a little over a week since Donald Trump was sworn in as President. In that time, he has launched major assaults on the civil liberties and human rights of Muslims and immigrants, inflamed relations with Mexico, and set his [...]

February 1, 2017 Grassroots, Opinion
Laptop in Bed

Protesting From Bed in the 21st Century

By the time January 21 rolled around, like millions of other women, I’d had enough. Having watched a man so divisive and vile be elected and sworn in as president, shouting: “From this day forward it is going to be [...]

January 27, 2017 Opinion