This Tuesday, women and men throughout the US and in 200 countries worldwide came together for the RISE to end violence against all women and girls as part of Valentine’s Day.
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We hand-delivered more than 160 pages of petition signatures, telling the Comptroller to protect the environment and New Yorkers and drop fossil fuel investments from the City’s more than $170 billion portfolio.
Thousands of people turned out to say “No” to Trump’s Executive Order to ban Muslims from entering the United States. Even those who are legal citizens and Green Card holders were detained for hours or not allowed to return.
The New York Immigration Coalition and interfaith groups from around the New York City area held a vigil and Jummah prayer for immigrant communities. The event attended by around 250 people.
The coalition calling for De Blasio to step down underscores their anger at his Mandatory Inclusionary Housing initiative, a key element of his Affordable Housing Plan passed in March.
PEN America’s literary protest brought together hundreds of writers and artists, including Amy Goodman, alongside thousands of New Yorkers on the birthday of Civil Rights icon Martin Luther King, Jr.
I live in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York, a trendy slice of South Manhattan which defines “gentrification”. Lots of tourists mix with a strong LGBT community of residents. The election hit Chelsea hard.
The New York Conservative Party has been ballot-qualified longer than any other third party
Amy Goodman and Juan González were joined by special musical guests Patti Smith and Tom Morello to celebrate two decades of Democracy Now!
Today marked the four year anniversary of the start of the Fight For 15 movement, which has made strong headway in raising the minimum wage across the country