Posts Tagged ‘protest’

AIDS Activists Climb Flagpoles At City Hall

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IMG_0859 copy By Aaron Adler Two members of Housing Works, a New York-based healthcare and AIDS advocate group, climbed two 40 foot flagpoles at the southern end of City Hall Park in lower Manhattan on Wednesday around 10:45 a.m. The activists, wearing helmets and climbing gear, unfurled a 30 foot banner that read “HOUSING IS HEALTHCARE: HOUSE [&hellip
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Does Backpage.com Help or Hinder Sex Trafficking? Protesters Outside the Village Voice Disagree

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Norma Ramos addresses the crowd. “Village Voice shame on you, most of you have daughters too!” “Village Voice you have a choice, stop selling girls with no voice!” Last Wednesday these chants echoed throughout Cooper Square, where protestors led by the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW) and Prostitute Research & Education (PRE) rallied outside the Village Voice’s office. The [&hellip
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Down to ZERO: Students, Activists Renew Rally Cries

Written by admin on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

0425-college-loan-debt_full_600 May sees Renewed Activism with “May Day” and “Occupy Student Debt” May has seen a renewed vigor for certain activist movements, namely “Occupy Student Debt” and, on May 1, “May Day.” For it’s part, the Occupy Student Debt movement renewed its protest efforts as collective student debts broke the $1 Trillion threshold, with rallies planned [&hellip
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Church Member Arrested During Landmark Protest

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

A member of West Park Presbyterian church’s governing board, Hugo Meneses, was arrested during an April 17 protest against efforts to landmark the West 86th Street building. The protest was just days before a City Council subcommittee held its first hearing on the landmark proposal, which has already gotten support from the city’s Landmarks Preservation [&hellip
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POLS PROTEST UPSTATE DRILLING

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit

When the state laid out rules on Sept. 30 for natural gas drilling upstate, elected officials miles away in New York City said, “kill the drill.” That is because the drilling, believed to contaminate water, would be allowed near watersheds where city residents get their drinking water. Borough President Scott Stringer, along with other city [&hellip
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