Category Archives: Protest

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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