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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
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
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
Black Lives Matter protest

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
Standing Rock protesters at Grand Central

Water Protectors Bring #NoDAPL Protest to New York Subway

Water protectors from the Standing Rock camp in North Dakota took to New York’s subway system last night to protest the ongoing battle with the United States government over the Dakota Access oil pipeline (DAPL). Protesters say construction of the pipeline [...]

March 16, 2017 Grassroots, News
Not My President Rally

“Not My President Day” Protesters Rally at Trump International Hotel

New Yorkers gathered at the Trump International Hotel on Monday for a Not My President Day’s rally protesting the “un-American” policies of the current White House. The rally, which took place between 12pm and 4pm at Columbus Circle, was attended by [...]

February 21, 2017 Grassroots, Human Rights, Immigration, LGBTQ, News, Women
Deport President Bannon sign

Undocumented Immigrants in New York Are “Not Alone” Protesters say

New Yorkers gathered in rallies over the weekend to protest Donald Trump’s crackdown on illegal immigrants. Approximately 40 foreign nationals in the greater New York area were detained in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids over the weekend, leaving New [...]

February 13, 2017 Immigration, News
Singers under Washington Square Arch

More #ThisIsWhatDemocracySoundsLike Sing-Alongs Planned in Washington Square Park

Several hundred protesters and passers-by formed an impromptu choir under the Washington Square Arch last Sunday as part of an unusual protest against Donald Trump. According to organizers, the #ThisIsWhatDemocracySoundsLike event was intended as a communal sing-a-long for freedom, and attracted musicians, singers [...]

February 11, 2017 Uncategorized
Transgender Forum

Transgender Forum Holds Strategy Session to Discuss Trump Policies

The Transgender Forum met at the YWCA in Brooklyn last week to discuss issues affecting the transgender and Gender Non-Conforming (GNC) community. The Trump administration is expected to make big changes that will impact the lives of transgender and GNC [...]

February 10, 2017 LGBTQ, News
People Over Pipelines Protest

Jane Fonda and Josh Fox Lead NY Protest Against Trump’s Standing Rock, Keystone XL Executive Orders

New Yorkers gathered in Columbus Circle in New York Tuesday night after President Trump signed executive orders to revive the Dakota Access (DAPL) and Keystone XL oil pipelines. Both projects had been previously blocked by former President Barack Obama, who [...]

January 27, 2017 Grassroots, News