02/06/17 10:59am
This week in anti-Trump activism in NYC: Know your rights (and party for them too)

Cher gets it; Trump does not. Photo by Gaby Del Valle/Brokelyn.

If Trump’s electoral win and the Patriots’ somehow Super Bowl victory can teach us anything, it’s that sometimes the bad guys come out on top–but only temporarily. Two weeks have passed since the inauguration, but the constant barrage of covertly racist executive orders, extrajudicial decisions and bad tweets means the #resistance is alive and well. Here’s our latest roundup of anti-Trump events and rallies happening this week—plus plenty of parties, fundraisers, and other opportunities to let off some steam. We’ll keep updating as more come in. (more…)

02/01/17 3:27pm
Resist Trump Tuesdays Schumer Grand Army Plaza

Keep on fightin’ and using fruit puns, friends. Photo by John Wentz.

Yesterday was Tuesday, so naturally Park Slopers and farther afield Brooklynites came together to resist Trump under the organization of activist groups #ResistTrumpTuesdays and Resist Trump New York.

Protesters — about 1,400 to 2,000 people, one NYPD Community Affairs officer estimated — densely packed Prospect Park West by Grand Army Plaza, in front of Senator Chuck Schumer’s home. Some signs roasted Schumer, telling him to “grow a spine,” “grow a pear,” “stop confirming fascists,” “stop crying start fighting,” and to “resist or resign,” while others were less disparaging and more encouraging — “Chuck, we need a hero!” “use the filibuster,” and “keep it up Chuck.”

If you missed the protest last night, you’ll definitely have more chances: #ResistTrumpTuesdays, which is affiliated with the Working Families Party and has been resisting Trump on Tuesdays since the start of the year, will be hosting another protest next week — this time across the river in Columbus Circle — and many more times beyond that. Details are forthcoming, but our guess is the event will be in the evening, the world will still not have achieved peace, and America will still be being governed by an evil tyrant cheeto.
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01/30/17 1:24pm
This week in activism: Anti-Trump protests, fundraisers and more in NYC this week

A sign at Sunday’s Battery Park protest. Via @yrfriendsydney on Instagram.

To quote a tweet over the weekend: “So far so good. Only a couple hundred more Saturdays of unprecedented national protests and we should all be okay.” It seems the nihilistic, Tasmanian Devil of racism that now occupies the Oval Office is not going to ease up trying to undermine fundamental American values any time soon. But every step of the way, Trump’s actions have been meet with virulent protests nationwide — and unprecedented fundraising for groups like the ACLU.

In other words: Strap in kids, we’re in this for the long haul. Here are the latest protests/rallies and anti-Trump fundraisers this week, which span the spectrum from protests outside Sen. Chuck Schumer’s office to a class teaching women how to embrace the revolutionary thing known as “pockets.” We’ll keep updating this list as more come in too.  (more…)