September 22, 2018

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With the wins of Democratic Socialist, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and other progressive candidates, we are seeing the themes of Occupy Wall Street once again, as campaign slogans that are galvanizing voters and shaping public sentiment. What’s different, however, is that these ideas are not theoretical — they are laser-focused and politically-achievable: Medicare for all, tuition-free public college, a federal jobs guarantee and restoring Glass-Steagall. In this era of post-Citizens United, wh...

July 20, 2017

Marni Halasa is a lawyer, journalist, activist and performance artist, and the founder of Revolution Is Sexy, a one-stop shop for activists, groups and organizations needing advice and counseling on how to stage protests that attract the attention of mainstream media. Halasa, who was active in Occupy Wall Street, was an editor for the book “Occupy Finance,” which educated the wider public about the 2008 financial crisis. A native of Akron, Ohio, she came to New York City after getting her law de...

June 8, 2017

In recent months, millions across the globe have taken to the streets to rally against President Donald Trump and inequality and to raise awareness for climate change, the importance of science and countless other causes.

“Here we are in this situation where there’s all this unprecedented danger, cuts to social programs, healthcare … but it’s also an opportunity to build mass movements,” Marni Halasa, a self-described “professional protester,” told Metro.

Over the past 18 years, the...

June 8, 2017

New York: I organized and moderated a panel at the 2017 Left Forum, the largest national conference of left-leaning activists. The panel discussed how activists can get media attention and sustain attention throughout time. Panelists included David Sauvage, co-founder of Occupy.com and documentary filmmaker, Elliot Crown, NYC actor/puppeteer and myself, Marni Halasa of Revolution Is Sexy. Topics included how to change the media narrative of the left to be more inclusive of everyone from all poli...

May 12, 2017

The agitated crowd outside Harlem Success Academy 1 fumed over Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare and slash education funding. Protesters blasted Ryan’s lead role in pushing the proposed American Health Care Act, which threatens to rip health insurance from 24 million Americans and penalize those with pre-existing conditions.

The school serves students in grades K-4.

People chanted “Die quick if you get sick!” and “How can you sleep at night? Healthcare is a human right!” as they waited for Ry...

May 12, 2017

It was an education event, but much of the anger surrounded health care policy as protesters greeted House Speaker Paul Ryan in Harlem. NY1's Lindsey Christ filed the following report.

House Speaker Paul Ryan was greeted by jeers in Harlem as he visited the flagship of the Success Academy Charter School network.

Some protesters s

pent hours waiting to denounce the powerful Republican, five days after he pushed a controversial repeal of Obamacare through the House.

"Paul Ryan has devoted his entire p...

May 12, 2017

A protestor dressed as the grim reaper takes part in a demonstration outside the Success Academy charter school before House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., arrives, Tuesday, May 9, 2017, in the Harlem neighborhood of New York. Scores of protesters greeted Ryan as he visited a New York City school run by former New York City Councilwoman Eva Moskowitz, who was considered for the post of U.S. 

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May 7, 2017

Watch these TED TALKS about how a Universal Basic Income can help all segments of society: the poor, the middle class and the wealthy: https://medium.com/basic-income/7-great-ted-talks-for-basic-income-1472e77b737f

May 7, 2017

For President Donald Trump’s first homecoming visit to New York City, protestors welcomed him with vocal resistance that flanked him every which way...With Trump’s trip announced well in advance, protesters were prepared, launching vocal confrontations at strategic points throughout Manhattan...(for more see link)

http://www.manhattanexpressnews.nyc/new-yorks-thumbs-presidents-homecoming/

May 5, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump returned to his hometown on Thursday for the first time since taking office, as many New Yorkers took to the streets to protest the politics of the man who built his name and fortune in the city.

The presidential motorcade passed hundreds of demonstrators as it arrived at the decommissioned aircraft carrier Intrepid in the early evening for a meeting with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull hours after it was originally scheduled.

Before leaving Washington, Trump...

May 5, 2017

New Yorkers protest President Donald Trump's return 

Elliot Crown in costume as King Trump, a golfing President about to hit the planet, is joined by "Miss Mar-a-Lago" as hundred of New Yorkers protest President Donald Trump along the West Side Highway on Thursday, May 4, 2017. Trump returned to his hometown for the first time since his inauguration, but was met with throngs of demonstrators who sent the message that, despite growing up here and having his name on buildings throughout the city, t...

May 5, 2017

Despite May Day protests, capitalism is alive and well in New York

...There was Marni Halasa, 51, the figure skating teacher and founder of revolutionissexy.com who was wearing tights decorated with dollars, and a tutu made of bills, posing for pictures in Union Square. She started enacting theatrical protests during the Occupy Wall Street era and her current outfit drew attention at last month’s Tax Day March. She supports a universal basic income to overcome some of the inequities of capitalism...

April 18, 2017

Revelers Don Their Sunday Best For Annual NYC Easter Bonnet ParadeUS-EASTERN-NEWYORK-RELIGION-EASTER-PARADEA girl holds a Duck in front of St. Patrick's Cathedral as she attends the annual Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet Festival on the Fith avenue April 16, 2017. (Photo credit: KENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images)

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/photo-galleries/2017/04/16/revelers-don-their-sunday-best-for-annual-nyc-easter-bonnet-parade/

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