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New York Protests

This Is What It Looks Like When New York City Erupts With Cries For Justice

The Huffington Post | Emily Kassie & Carly Schwartz | Posted 12.15.2014 | Black Voices

Demonstrators flooded New York City's streets Saturday afternoon and into the evening, swarming the NYPD headquarters and demanding an end to racial i...

NYC Clergy: 'God Can't Breathe'

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 12.13.2014 | Religion

When a coalition of clergy arrived at the New York City Hall to stage a "die in" prayer protest on Monday Dec. 8, they were met with a welcome surpris...

New York Protest Organizers Look To Keep Momentum From Fading

Reuters | Robert MacMillan | Posted 12.08.2014 | Black Voices

NEW York, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Organizers of New York City's protests against police violence huddled on Sunday to explore fresh ways to keep people enga...

Nationwide Protests Condemning Police Brutality Continue With No End In Sight

Posted 12.07.2014 | Black Voices

Demonstrations continued Saturday night in New York City and across the country, as protesters raised their hands and voices to decry abusive police t...

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Akai Gurley Protesters Gather At Housing Project Where He Was Killed

HuffingtonPost.com | Roque Planas | Posted 12.12.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- As rain poured down in New York City on Saturday afternoon, more than 50 protesters gathered at the Louis Pink Houses, the Brooklyn housin...

4th Night Of Police-Violence Protests Expected In New York

Reuters | Posted 12.06.2014 | Black Voices

(Adds Brooklyn funeral, paragraph) By Robert MacMillan and Andrew Chung NEW YORK, Dec 6 (Reuters) - A fourth evening of ...

New York Sees Third Night Of Protests Over Police Violence

Reuters | Posted 12.07.2014 | Black Voices

By Robert MacMillan, Andrew Chung and Sebastien Malo NEW YORK, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Protesters in New York and other U.S. cities rallied ...

Carly Schwartz

Protesters Shut Down Three New York City Bridges

HuffingtonPost.com | Carly Schwartz | Posted 11.25.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- Thousands of protesters stormed New York City streets Monday night, shutting down at least three bridges and snarling traffic in response ...

Fossil Fuels Don't Pollute, We Do

Bryce Goodman | Posted 11.24.2014 | Green
Bryce Goodman

While we can and should continue to work towards viable fossil fuel substitutes, the thought that such alternatives will meet energy demands in the short run is, unfortunately, a fantasy. Which means that the most, and perhaps only, surefire way to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels is simply to consume less.

Activists Hand Out 'Pink Slips' In Manhattan For Super Tuesday

AP | Posted 03.06.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- Activists holding "pink slips" have scattered across lower Manhattan to call attention to the millions of unemployed. Organizers had pred...

NY Tech Meetup Protesting SOPA Outside Senators' Offices

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh & Christopher Mathias | Posted 01.18.2012 | New York

NY Tech Meetup, a community comprised of more than 19,000 technology enthusiasts, held a large rally Wednesday afternoon to protest the anti-piracy le...

Christmas List for Occupy Wall Street

Nicholas Brown | Posted 02.21.2012 | Politics
Nicholas Brown

I sympathize with Occupy Wall Street to the degree that I can discern their goals but I find myself continually frustrated by the movement itself. Here is my holiday wish list of four things I would like to see from OWS.

Protestors Rally Against Fracking In New York City

AP | Posted 12.01.2011 | New York

By Mary Esch, Associated Press NEW YORK -- Gas-drilling opponents including actor Mark Ruffalo and "Gasland" documentary producer Josh Fox called f...

New York Muslims Rally To Protest NYPD Surveillance Program

AP | EILEEN SULLIVAN and CHRIS HAWLEY | Posted 01.18.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — Hundreds of Muslims prayed in a lower Manhattan park and marched to New York Police headquarters Friday to protest a decade of police...

What Protests?

Posted 11.17.2011 | New York

Mayor Bloomberg addressed the large Occupy Wall Street rallies at a press conference late Thursday. The mayor claimed that protesters had antagonized ...

Why I Am Getting Arrested Today

Carl Dix | Posted 12.21.2011 | Black Voices
Carl Dix

Today I am joining arms with Cornel West and others to voluntarily land myself in the custody of the police. We are conducting non-violent civil disobedience to put a Stop to the NYPD policy of "Stop & Frisk."

Wait, Aren't Family Homes Off-Limits?

Jacoba Urist | Posted 12.12.2011 | New York
Jacoba Urist

Under all of Occupy Wall Street's signage, there's a fundamental truth we can't afford to ignore: the growing income gap in this country is a big problem for everybody. Yesterday, though, they crossed a line in the sand.

Seven Snappy Comebacks for Those Lame Anti-"Occupy" Talking Points

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 12.10.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Here are a few easy comebacks covering everything from the supposed "hypocrisy" of demonstrators who buy cardboard to snarky comments about scruffy-looking anticapitalists with beards.

Inside The Experience Of A Jailed Journalist During Occupy Wall Street

MetroFocus | John Farley | Posted 11.27.2011 | New York

On Sept. 24, while working on a story about citizen journalism for my employer, I found myself arrested, along with many other people. My arrest gave ...

Occupy Wall Street Enters Its Fourth Day

Posted 11.20.2011 | New York

The 'Occupy Wall Street' protest entered its fourth day on Tuesday, as anti-corporate protesters continued to occupy parts of lower Manhattan. While t...

UN General Assembly: What It Means For NYC

Posted 11.19.2011 | New York

While President Obama is expected to discuss the ever complicated Palestinian statehood question and Russia headache at this month's United Nations Ge...