Wednesday, July 18, 2012
By Adam Dawson : It's A Free Country blogger
This particular rally is another exhortation to the masses to restore…something. Honor, Freedom, Love, Courage, Pride, Smokin’ Guitar Solos, Meerschaum Pipes, Book Sales, Whatever.
Thursday, February 09, 2012
By Kathleen Horan : Reporter, WNYC News
UPDATED. Ramarley Graham was shot and killed by an NYPD officer a week ago in the Bronx. Police followed the 18-year-old into his apartment believing he had a gun, but no weapon was ever found. There’s been a passionate outcry by the community about the killing — especially because it happened inside the teenager's home.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
By Beth Fertig
Thousands of city workers rallied outside City Hall on Tuesday, following a march across the Brooklyn Bridge to protest Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposed budget cuts to teachers, childcare, parks and library workers.
Monday, February 21, 2011
By Solomon Kleinsmith : IAFC Blogger
Two weekends ago I flew out to New York City, for a conference for independent activists.
I was hoping for a learning experience that would be welcoming for independents of all (or at least most) stripes, but I got a rally for left-leaning to left-wing independents. It really would have taken some serious effort to collect a less representative sample of independents.
Wednesday, November 03, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Hundreds of people gathered at City Hall park on Tuesday to protest against New York state's relationship with the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Glenn Beck held his "Restoring Honor" rally this past weekend, on the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream," speech, in Washington, D.C. Beck quoted from King's speech, invoking his memory, and called on God and American values to lead the way in Beck's movement.
We asked you: What is the takeaway from the "Restoring Honor" rally? You weighed in with some very strong feelings, and had plenty of different perspectives to offer.
Monday, August 30, 2010
The Tea Party movement has billed itself as "grassroots libertarian," and has focused on government over-spending and attention to the Constitution in its rallies to date. Glenn Beck's ostensibly non-political "Restoring Honor" rally this weekend turned to religion, invoking God as a force of change. How will religion play a role in the movement from here on out — and will it be a force of growth or a dividing line?
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Separated by just a couple of blocks and a vigilant police force, supporters and opponents of the proposed Park51 development rallied simultaneously on Sunday in hopes of influencing the public debate over the Islamic cultural center and mosque. The rally against the project was the more sophisticated of the two events, boasting a stage and sound system from which Bruce Springsteen and various country hits blared. The other rally, supporting Park51, was organized by a coalition of anti-war and socialist groups, but drew unaffiliated individuals and some Muslims as well. Many of them said the opposition to the mosque was borne of Islamophobia.