Tag Archives: protest

May Day: Immigrant Rights Protest-Live Blog

Posted on 01. May, 2010 by .

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Reporter: Amy Yensi Today, May 1, 2010, there is a protest against the new Arizona law sb1070, starting at 12 p.m. There are protests in several other cities around the country. The New York City rallies will happen at Union Square, 14th St and Foley Square at Thomas Paine Park. The protesters feel the legislation […]

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CUNY Cornered the Cookie Story

Posted on 17. Dec, 2009 by .

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The CUNY J-School was all over the closing of the Stella D’oro cookie factory in the Bronx.

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A Symbol of Capitalism Celebrates Communism, Stirs Controversy

Posted on 16. Dec, 2009 by .

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The Empire State Building lit it’s tower to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China in September. More than a couple of people were not psyched. Here’s a slideshow and story.

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Pet Protest

Posted on 10. Dec, 2009 by .

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Protesters didn’t care that how much the puppies in the windows were. They didn’t even want them there in the first place. Over 20 protesters marched outside Pet Fashion’s Columbus Avenue location, to denounce the store’s decision to sell puppies. The four-month-old store has only been selling canines for a month, but protester believe the […]

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Astorians Hold Vigil For Gay Marriage

Posted on 09. Nov, 2009 by .

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Last night, Western Queens for Marriage Equality held a candlelight vigil in support of same-sex marriage. They stood on Astoria Boulevard, outside the office of State Senator George Onorato, who has said he will vote against marriage equality in New York. Brandon Brock organized the vigil when a vote on the issue became imminent. He […]

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If there’s a protest of a protest, but no protesters are there to hear it, does it make a sound?

Posted on 05. Oct, 2009 by .

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When the Westboro Baptist Church made an announcement on their website, godhatesfags.com, that they were coming to protest “sin” in Brooklyn, they got a fair amount of publicity. The group was scheduled to protest outside of three Jewish temples in Brooklyn on September 26. They only made it to two.

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Protest Aimed at 60 Years of Chinese Communist Party Rule

Posted on 01. Oct, 2009 by .

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Nearly a hundred people from a number of anti-Chinese government groups gathered in front of the Chinese Consulate in midtown Manhattan last night to protest the continued rule of the Chinese Communist Party. The protest, staged to coincide with the 60th anniversary of the CCP seizing power, was in sharp contrast to the scene at […]

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Solidarity Through Creativity

Posted on 28. Sep, 2009 by .

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As the beginning of three days of protest against President Ahmadinijad’s speech at the United Nations, a large group of Iranians gathered Tuesday outside the UN to mark their solidarity with those still in Iran.  Rather than begin with a massive protest, the organizers displayed a video art piece to a calm crowd. “The making […]

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"Marg bar dictator!" Iranians demand freedom on the streets of New York.

Posted on 25. Sep, 2009 by .

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Sheyda has a green scarf over her nose and mouth. It is to avoid recognition, she says, as she is returning to Iran. She was one of the hundreds of protesters gathered on 40th Street and 3rd Avenue; and though some were afraid, it didn’t stop them from speaking out and demanding freedom from Ahmadinejad’s rule.

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"Not Our President"

Posted on 25. Sep, 2009 by .

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I stood on a street corner in Midtown East on Wednesday just blocks away from the United Nations as I saw a sea of green before me chanting words like freedom and democracy in their native Farsi. Hundreds of Iranian Americans, wearing green to symbolize peace, spoke out against the Iranian government and its treatment […]

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