Interview with Arrested Photojournalist Michael Nigro

https://c10.patreonusercontent.com/3/eyJwIjoxfQ%3D%3D/patreon-media/p/post/28472051/3dae307f90a54d71a5e7958b036cbebe/1.mp3?token-time=1564617600&token-hash=dRjMHut6US0QZHDkYxansweT1-CWGvQLoQv-hGV2STg%3D&ext=.mp3   I’m on with photojournalist Michael Nigro, he’s covered nearly every major protest or rally you can think of – from Standing Rock to Charlottesville to… and here’s specifically why we’re having him on this week – the Extinction Rebellion protests in New York City where he was arrested. This isn’t the first time…

Women’s March survives and thrives in LA

Originally printed at NationofChange.org In 2017 the first set of Women’s Marches were considered the largest single-day protest of all time in the US. The three largest cities were Washington DC with over a million, Chicago with 250,00 and Los Angeles with 750,000. Three years later the numbers may be a bit smaller but for…

WATCH: CBS Sunday Morning on Photojournalists

CBS Sunday morning ran a 9 minute segment on combat photojournalists – focusing on Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros’ legacy – it’s a high recommended watch. The piece also discusses the important Bronx Documentary Center. If you haven’t seen Hondros the fantastic documentary about the award winning photojournalist Chris Hondros yet – it’s currently available…

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…