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Mother’s First Vote

by 06/19/2012
Neighborhood: East New York

Alice Mattison's left-leaning mother got her first chance to vote in 1932 - but she had to do it disguised as a republican.

Ex Post Facto Intro

by 09/02/2005
Neighborhood: Midtown

A brief introduction kicking off our gala celebration of the RNC 2004 1st Anniversary

Dissent is a Marathon . . . Not a Sprint

by 09/01/2005
Neighborhood: Midtown

Mickey Z. takes aim at his critics in the Anybody But Bush (ABB) movement

A Specter is Haunting Williamsburg

by 09/01/2005
Neighborhood: Brooklyn, Williamsburg

Lost in a phantom alternate Williamsburg, the author gets some much needed-help from the unlikeliest of sources

A Waitress on the Convention Floor

by 09/01/2005
Neighborhood: Midtown

A woman takes a waitstaff job in Madison Square Garden. Speak truth to power or take the money and run?

New York Public Library Order Display

by 09/01/2005
Neighborhood: Midtown

Protest hits the New York Public Library and all hell breaks loose

RNC Email Diary

by 09/01/2005
Neighborhood: Midtown

LL Smooth J provides his listserve with a blow-by-blow of unfolding RNC events, mass arrests, and Young Republican decadence

Vacation as Defiance

by 09/01/2005
Neighborhood: Greenwich Village

The Constitution got a standing ovation

Pregnant and Protesting The Lion King

by 09/01/2005
Neighborhood: Times Square

A letter recounting the long effort to prepare for the RNC from the perspective of a committed activist

At the Edge of the Frozen Zone

by 09/01/2005
Neighborhood: Midtown

A study of life in the near vicinity of Madison Square Garden during the RNC and its impact on local businesses

A Cab Driver Prepares

by 09/01/2005
Neighborhood: Midtown

A cab driver's efforts to adapt drive him to a state of severe bipolarity

Convergence

by 09/01/2005
Neighborhood: Chelsea

In this excerpt, a liberal attends a civil disobedience workshop and learns something about radicalism and the cost of dissent