Voices and Stories from the NYC Climate March

Across the country and the world last Friday, kids and adults marched and rallied in solidarity in a Climate Strike. The NYC Mayors office puts the number of people who marched in Manhattan at 60,000, according to the NTY Times; the organizers say 250,000. This journalist’s estimate puts the numbers far closer to the cities…

Photos from the Picket Line in Rochester – Midnight

Mike Elk and I have been on the picket line for the last week speaking to union workers who are on strike from their jobs at GM.  Our first stop was in Rochester, NY. When you think of union autoworkers you think Detroit, maybe Ohio… but thousands are employed by GM and other auto manufacturers…

UAW Vote in Chattanooga is Close

You can support Zach’s work at his Patreon.  Earlier this month I worked with Mike Elk of PaydayReport.com for Subverse.net – we got some really interesting behind the scenes stories about the United Auto Workers union vote and why there might just still be hope for a union at the VW plant in Chattanooga, Tenn….

Patriot Prayer’s Joey Gibson has a sad day in Albany

Originally Published in NationofChange.org It’s been a hell of a week for Patriot Prayer’s Joey Gibson. First, he gets sued for a million dollars and then his “big” anti-choice rally in Albany, NY is a bust. The “Pro-Life rally for the innocent in NY” as it was promoted on Patriot Prayer’s facebook page was organized…

Moveon Protests Trump’s Fake Emergency at the White House

Originally published at NationofChange.org It’s been a long two years since President Trump’s first “emergency” – which was the so-called “Muslim Ban.” Thousands of people responded immediately across the country, headed to major airports to protest and provide support for the people coming in that might be stopped on their entry into the United States….

Let Them Eat Wall

Frigid temperatures didn’t stop federal workers and others from showing up to Federal Plaza in Chicago on Thursday to protest the continuing shutdown of the government over President Donald Trump’s border wall. The shutdown, which began before Christmas, entered its 22nd day on Saturday, and is now the longest in American history. “Federal workers and…

Christmas in Trumpland: The Biloxi Rally

It’s 4 days until Christmas which means the war on Christmas is in high form. Donald Trump, Fox News and the rest of the right-wing media has been in full force going after supposed claims of people being too politically correct around this highest of high religious days. First there was the gingerbread man according…

Over 300 arrested at Senate offices during #CancelKavanaugh sit in

Chanting “No to Kavanaugh” over the megaphones, one by one they were pulled from the floor and arrested. Zach D. Roberts / NationofChange / News Report – Originally published on October 5, 2018 Today was a journey for the protesters that have been showing up daily to say no to the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh…

‘They want to undo the #Metoo Movement:’ The people unite against Kavanaugh

Three hundred similar gatherings took place across the country, according to the organizers, including a wide number of groups like the Women’s March, ACLU and Planned Parenthood Action Fund. Zach D. Roberts / NationofChange / News Report/Originally published  October 4, 2018 As I write this Wednesday night, the FBI investigation into Judge Kavanaugh is concluding…

Chicago Anti-Violence Activists Shut Down Lake Shore Drive

Chicago anti-violence activists shut down Lake Shore Drive Thursday afternoon before marching to Wrigley Field to draw attention to gun violence, crime, and other issues afflicting resource-starved neighborhoods in the city. “There are too many killings in Chicago, there are too many police-involved killings in Chicago,” said Tio Hardiman, one of the demonstration’s organizers. “It’s…