Sunday, October 22, 2017
The Upstander

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I Can’t Decide Whether the Counter-Protest Is The Best Or The Worst Thing About The Resistance

On Saturday June 10, 400 demonstrators gathered in Manhattan to counter-protest a rally being held by a right-wing group who say Sharia is incompatible with Western democracy. The anti-Sharia protests were organized by ACT for America, the largest anti-Muslim group [...]

June 13, 2017 Opinion
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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
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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
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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
Privilege

Dismantling Your Privilege Is the Only Way to Save America

There’s a broad swathe of the country, Democrat and Republican alike, that say liberal snowflakes will be the undoing of America. That it’s the progressive agenda, rather than the tyrant in the White House, that’s going to bring the country to [...]

February 14, 2017 Opinion