As the “March against Racism” began on Saturday morning in Potsdam, New York, organizer Jennifer Baxtron told the crowd to raise their signs and let their voices be heard. “Show everybody that even in this little town, love conquers hate,” she said. “Love overpowers hate.” Nicole Roché reports on a march that sought to shine a light on the need to address issues of racism and xenophobia in the majority-white “North Country” of northern NY - and beyond.
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By Torri Lonergan
As political violence continues in Nicaragua, neighboring Costa Rica is receiving a significant number of Nicaraguan refugees. In recent months, Costa Rica has seen an upsurge in anti-immigrant sentiment as well as popular demonstrations in support of the refugees. Torri Lonergan reports from Costa Rica in her second installment for our Weaving the Streets project.
By Rob Williams
In this piece originally published by the Global Critical Media Literacy Project, Rob Williams and Emily von Wiese deconstruct the media narrative surrounding the role of Twitter in Iranian political protest.
By Nicole Eigbrett
BOSTON, MA – Demonstrators gathered at the Boston Police Headquarters in Roxbury on April 4, demanding for justice for Stephon Clark, Usaamah Rahim, Terrance Coleman, and several other victims who were killed by police officers.
By Wyatt Adams
“How can that be?” asked the older Austrian man sitting on the next barstool. “How can that many people deny accepted science?” Weave News reporter Wyatt Adams reports for our Weaving the Streets project on his visit to the annual Climate March in Vienna, where climate change denial is almost unthinkable.
By Steve Peraza
Follow-up to our earlier report from Steve Peraza: On Thursday evening, community leaders shut down traffic in downtown Buffalo at a rally protesting the death of Wardel “Meech” Davis, an unarmed black man who died in police custody the night of February 7th. Here are some of the sights and sounds.
By John Collins
On a day when major cities across the United States saw large rallies and protests against President Donald Trump's Executive Order on immigration, Weave News was on hand to provide exclusive live coverage of a rally that took place in the small town of Canton, NY. Located less than 30 minutes from the Canadian border in northern NY state, Canton has a population of roughly 6,000 people. Yet its rally, which attracted some 300 local residents, garnered national attention when it was listed in an article on ThinkProgress and featured on an MSNBC map of major protest actions.
By Steve Peraza
This article is the first contribution to Beyond Broken Windows, a new Weave News project that explores the impacts of the “broken windows” style of policing, which encourages police officers to use arrests and citations to regulate outward signs of disorder (like broken windows). The project will also examine reform initiatives and issue campaigns nationwide that seek to implement alternative styles of policing.
By Savannah Crowley
In her first contribution to our Weaving the Streets project, Savannah Crowley narrates the experience of participating in a public demonstration following the killing of Alfred Olango by police in El Cajon, CA. "We're tired, we're sick, we've seen tragedy, we're dealing with trauma. Sometimes it's hard to get up and get going," she writes. "I want to remind us to help each other along. We need to encourage each other."