February 24, 2017

Thousands of people took to the streets on Monday to take part in 'not my Presidents' Day' protests against Donald Trump. 

Planned marches took place in New York, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Chicago and Salt Lake City while unofficial demonstrations with the same theme cropped up elsewhere.

Tens of thousands of people were expected at the Los Angeles event and nearly 50,000 are due to turn out in New York City. 

Exact turnout figures aren't yet clear but the largest appeared to have been in Ne...

February 24, 2017

An anti-Donald Trump rally held in New York on Sunday afternoon counted celebrities including former Trump-friend Russell Simmons and Susan Sarandon among those in attendance.

About 1,000 people of different ethnicity and faith attended the demonstration, called 'Today, I Am A Muslim Too,' in Times Square, Manhattan.

Simmons, who previously said he has not spoken to Trump since 2015, cheekily told the crowd: 'We are here, unified, because of Donald Trump, so we won’t speak too harshly of...

January 23, 2017

On Saturday, one day after Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, the Women’s March on Washington is expected to bring tens of thousands of demonstrators to Washington, D.C., many of whom will be there to protest Trump’s past behavior and current policies.

Women voted against Trump by wide margins, and Trump remains deeply unpopular among women. But organizers say Saturday’s march is about more than protesting Trump himself. Among the marchers will be represent...

January 21, 2017

...One woman wore a ball gown to represent the “Miss Handled” election. Another woman, in a cheetah costume, held a sign that said “Scratch the Election.”

Hallie Pope, a 29-year-old attorney from Washington, D.C., said she was protesting because she thinks democracy has come to a breaking point.“I think our system of government is reaching a point beyond repair,” Pope said. “[Trump] motivates people with hatred.’’Jim McGee, a 29-year-old software engineer who was also in McPherson Square, said he...

January 20, 2017

 ...Marni Halasa, a professional figure skater in New York City, has joined the post-election demonstrations outside Trump Tower in Manhattan. She has donned an elaborate leopard outfit for those protests which she says is intended to remind people about Trump’s coarse comments about women.“I'm marching for power to be returned to ordinary citizens and mass movements like this can change policies,” Halasa said of her participation in the Washington march.Her personal message to Trump: “You can r...

January 19, 2017

Although President-elect Donald Trump has his supporters here, for many in dark blue New York, watching the Inauguration may not feel like much of a celebration.

As the Queens native is sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on Friday, some people are planning to commemorate the day in a range of creative ways, from pay-as-you-wish admission at city museums to a special “Buffet of Tears” all-you-can-eat taco breakfast in Brooklyn.

If you’re looking for a way to observe the d...

January 11, 2017

Standing outside of Trump Tower for a protest with the group Refuse Facscism, reporter Diana Blass stops and asks me why I am dressed like a devil. I respond: THE ROAD TO HELL IS PAVED WITH BILLIONAIRES! Chasing News and reporter Diana Blass do a great job of following Marni -- lawyer, journalist, activist , NYC parade personality, NYC's favorite skater and professional figure skater -- through the creative process, interviewing what she thinks politically, how she crafts her opinions into her a...

December 10, 2016

You don’t have to call it a Trump rally.

But some market specialists appear to be struggling to pin a name to the recent moves across global markets, which has pushed the S&P 500 index SPX, +0.18%Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.11% the Nasdaq Composite IndexCOMP, +0.31% —and most recently the Dow Jones Transportation AverageDJT, +0.45% —into record territory since President-elect Donald Trump’s Nov. 8 victory over rival Hillary Clinton. The Dow scored its 14th record close on Friday....

December 8, 2016

VOTE HACKING FOR DUMMIES IN MAINSTREAM MEDIA! Conceived by Elliot Crown, USA Today gives "Vote Hacking For Dummies" and "American Voter" mainstream media coverage!!! Said Mr. Crown: Never thought this image would get mainstream publication. Green Party Presidential Candidate Jill Stein's changed that, and made this forbidden story news, as it should be: out into the open. Marni gives a great soundbite about the need to secure our elections in USA Today's video. It's moments like this that keep m...

September 17, 2016

BY BILL EGBERT | Five years ago, the Occupy Wall Street protest spawned a movement and pushed economic inequality into the mainstream political conversation. On Sept. 17, participants returned to Lower Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park to recall the protest and renew their call for economic justice.

About 70 people turned out for the sit-in sequel, which included the same sort of costumes and strident signage featured in the original protest — though, mercifully, no drum circles.

In addition to waving han...

July 21, 2016

The sun beat down relentlessly on Public Square as officers stood back watching and waiting. Over the sound of drums, drowning out the hate from Westboro Baptist Church, there was yelling.

A white guy, then a black guy. A racial epithet, a curse word, then a shove.

The crowd convulsed.

“Everybody pray right now!” a craggy old woman, shrouded in all black, shouted as protesters ran toward and then away from the fray. “Everybody stop what you’re doing and pray right now!”

This was Tuesday – hours befo...

July 21, 2016

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Some demonstrations are not protests, and some protests are not raging polemic fire storms.

Marni Halasa, an Akron native living in New York City, will demonstrate the latter point here during the Republican National Convention. She will do it with the whimsy and colorful verve of a Mardi Gras float, with an infectious smile and a distinct leftward tilt that is quite real.

She said performance artist, professional protester, lawyer, journalist, and figure-skating instructor also...

March 12, 2016

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