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New York Artists Wade Into Shakespeare in the Park Censorship Row

Artists in New York held an ‘Ides of June’ rally at the Cube in Astor Place yesterday to protect freedom of expression. The protest follows the decision by Bank of America and Delta Airlines to withdraw funding from New York’s Public [...]

June 16, 2017 Grassroots, News
Chechnya Protest

Grassroots Activists Demand Chechnya Action From UN

Grassroots activists held a rally at the United Nations Headquarters in New York last weekend to demand an investigation into the mass murder of gay men in Chechyna. The group gathered at Ralph Bunche Park on First Avenue to put pressure on [...]

May 9, 2017 Grassroots, LGBTQ, News
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
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

Time To Resist Holds First Public Meeting

New York-based grassroots resistance group Time to Resist held its first public meeting to discuss meaningful ways for the community to fight back against Donald Trump’s administration and executive orders. Around 200 people attended the meeting at Community Church in [...]

February 2, 2017 Grassroots, News
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
Demonstrators at Battery Park

Refugee Ban Slammed at Battery Park Demo

Downtown Manhattan was packed with demonstrators Sunday protesting against President Donald Trump’s executive orders banning refugees and certain immigrants from entering the United States. The rally at Battery Park, organized by The New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC), Make The Road New [...]

January 29, 2017 Human Rights, Immigration, News
Schultz speaking at the first meeting of NYPAN in December

NYPAN Demands Representation of Progressives in Democratic Party

The New York Progressive Action Network (NYPAN) has vowed to challenge the Democratic National Committee for representation, after recent elections in New York indicated significant support for the progressive agenda. Thirty three percent of New York Democrats voted for grassroots candidate Zephyr [...]

January 10, 2017 Democratic Party, Grassroots, News
Computer with code

Wanted: Tech Savvy Activists

A grassroots political movement is by nature a scrappy, rough-and-ready thing. Unlike a conventional electoral campaign or professional lobbying organization, it cannot count on big money or big personalities to achieve its objectives. What it can count on is the [...]

January 9, 2017 Opinion
Chess Pieces

The Left Must Learn To Be Led

“Those who love peace must learn to organize as effectively as those who love war.” The words of Martin Luther King Jr. have gained fresh potency in the current political climate. All across the country brand new activist collectives and [...]

December 5, 2016 Opinion