Category Archives: Protest

Flag Day 2017

Protest is patriotic. I’ve resisted absorbing that the incompetent-in-chief was born on Flag Day. No patriot, he. If our system works as designed (and if the members of the majority party in Congress grow a collective backbone–so far, no profiles … Continue reading

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Immigrants Are Welcome Here, But Not NotMyPresident

Demonstrators along the West Side Highway in midtown unwelcomed Trump back to the town where he was resoundingly defeated in the 2016 election (in Manhattan, 64,929 to Clinton’s 579,013). As the motorcade passed, the crowd ferociously chanted, “New York hates you,” … Continue reading

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May Day, Foley Square, New York (Sanctuary) City

May Day, a celebration of workers’ dignity, rights, and strength, originated in 1886 in Chicago, part of the labor movement’s fight for the eight-hour work day. In the Untied States, the international workers’ holiday has become a crucial part of the immigrant … Continue reading

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Working to Bend the Arc*

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated 49 years ago today in Memphis, where he’d gone to support the striking sanitation workers. Today on the damp steps of City Hall, at the 11th Annual NYC Equal Pay Day rally, all of … Continue reading

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This Is What A Women’s Movement Looks Like

Any doubts that the strength demonstrated by the record number of women in the streets on January 21 signaled the beginning of a new movement for equality and social justice, were fading in the weeks since and were totally demolished yesterday, International Women’s Day. … Continue reading

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Where’s Faso? Or, What if They Held a Town Hall and the Congressman Didn’t Show Up?

I vote in New York City, in the 10th Congressional district (“the fighting 10th,” as Colbert would have said in his Report days), which is represented by the brilliant, progressive Democrat Jerry Nadler, who recently introduced a Resolution of Inquiry, potentially a first … Continue reading

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If It’s Tuesday, It Must Be 780 Third Avenue

As Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee were boycotting scheduled votes, stalling the confirmation of two #SwampCabinet aspirants, Steven Mnuchin for Treasury, and Tom Price for Health and Human Services, a crowd of a few hundred demonstrators gathered in falling snow on … Continue reading

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