Greetings from the Resistance – Kickstarter

I’ve been covering resistance movements in America since I became a photojournalist. Before that I was an activist, and organized several Bush era protests in Upstate NY. I covered the 2004 GOP convention protests in NYC, anti-war protests, and more. When Occupy Wall Street came about I was there the first day and was beaten…

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…

So You’re Covering a Protest – Here’s the SH*T You Need

“Charlottesville changed everything” is a continual mantra of reporters that don’t actually get into the fray too often – but those of us who covered Ferguson and other actions before – know that it’s been like this for a while. I’ve been covering protests of all kinds for about 18 years now and have seen…

Chicago Marches For May Day

Hundreds rallied and marched in Chicago Tuesday to commemorate May Day, also known as International Workers’ Day. May Day, which sees millions of workers and others march across the globe, has deep roots in Chicago. Workers in the late 19th century—many of them immigrants—built a movement demanding an eight-hour workday, better working conditions, and changes in…

Chicago Rallies For Stephon Clark

Hundreds of demonstrators rallied in Chicago Monday evening in response to the shooting of Stephon Clark by police in Sacramento, California, along with the hundreds of others killed by police. “It’s 2018 people. It’s 2018 and young black people, young queer people, young brown people, young immigrants, and people who are not so old are…

Chicago Students Join The National Walk Out Against Gun Violence

Thousands of students in Chicago and across Illinois joined millions of other young people that walked out of their classrooms Wednesday as part of a nationwide protest against gun violence. Walkouts in Chicago began as early as 8:00 a.m., with many timed for 17 minutes – one for each student that was killed at the…

Chicago Unions Rally For International Women’s Day

Hundreds rallied at the Thompson Center in the Chicago Loop to celebrate International Women’s Day and call for equal pay and respect for women on the job. “I’m fighting for a future where my children and grandchildren don’t have to worry about harassment on the job,” Genoveva Ramirez, a janitor and member of the Service…