¡Feliz Año Nuevo! – Happy New Year 2015! (PHOTOS).

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Wednesday, December 31st, 2014. New York City – Today is the last day of 2014. I am so grateful. This year was amazing. Thanks to all of you for your love and support.

I wish you the best in 2015. It will be an amazing year, too.

Positive affirmations for 2015. Positive affirmations are positive statements or positive thinking that help us to enhance our lives. Click here to see some positive affirmations with beautiful pictures. All photographs were taken by me.

After 20 years of living in NYC, I would love to return to my homeland in Puebla, Mexico to visit the grave sites of my parents and to develop a visual history of #indigenous life in south-central Mexico.
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Wednesday, December 31st, 2014. New York City – Today is the last day of 2014. I am so grateful. This year was amazing. Thanks to all of you for your love and support.  I wish you the best in 2015. It will be an amazing year, too.
¡Feliz Año Nuevo! – Happy New Year 2015!
Photo by Javier Soriano/http://www.JavierSoriano.com/

Miércoles, 31 de diciembre del 2014. Ciudad de Nueva York – Hoy es el último día del 2014. Estoy muy agradecido. Este año fue increíble. Gracias a todas y todos por su amor y apoyo.

Les deseo lo mejor en el 2015. También será un año increíble.

Afirmaciones positivas para el 2015. Las afirmaciones positivas son declaraciones positivas o pensamientos positivos que nos ayudan a mejorar nuestras vidas. Oprime aquí para ver afirmaciones positivas con hermosas fotos. Todas las fotografías fueron tomadas por mi.

Después de 20 años de vivir en la Ciudad de Nueva York, me encantaría volver a mi tierra de origen en #Puebla, México para visitar las tumbas de mis padres y para desarrollar una historia visual de la vida #Indígena en el sur-centro de México.
¡Necesito tu apoyo!
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Miércoles, 31 de diciembre del 2014. Ciudad de Nueva York - Estoy muy agradecido. Este año fue increíble. Gracias a todas y todos por su amor y apoyo. Les deseo lo mejor en el 2015. También será un año increíble. Afirmaciones positivas para el 2015: http://www.JavierSoriano.com/blog/Positive-Affirmations/ Después de 20 años de vivir en la Ciudad de Nueva York, me encantaría volver a mi tierra de origen en #Puebla, México para visitar las tumbas de mis padres y para desarrollar una historia visual de la vida #Indígena en el sur-centro de México. ¡Necesito tu apoyo! Ve a mi sitio: www.JavierSoriano.com/blog/returning-home para conocer más sobre mi y para ver las diferentes formas como puedes apoyarme.
¡Feliz Año Nuevo! – Happy New Year! 2015.
Photo by Javier Soriano/http://www.JavierSoriano.com/
Viernes, 2 de Enero, 2015. Ciudad de Nueva York - Estoy muy agradecido. Este año fue increíble. Gracias a todas y todos por su amor y apoyo. Les deseo lo mejor en el 2015. También será un año increíble. Afirmaciones positivas para el 2015: http://www.JavierSoriano.com/blog/Positive-Affirmations/ Después de 20 años de vivir en la Ciudad de Nueva York, me encantaría volver a mi tierra de origen en #Puebla, México para visitar las tumbas de mis padres y para desarrollar una historia visual de la vida #Indígena en el sur-centro de México. ¡Necesito tu apoyo! Ve a mi sitio: www.JavierSoriano.com/blog/returning-home para conocer más sobre mi y para ver las diferentes formas como puedes apoyarme.
¡Feliz Año Nuevo! – Happy New Year 2015!
Esta es la primera salida del sol del 2015 en NYC.
This is the first NYC sunrise of 2015.
Photo by Javier Soriano/http://www.JavierSoriano.com/

Some of my photos and videos from 2014

Sunday, December 21st, 2014. New York City – Yesterday, 12/20/14, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement & Allies organized the event, “MXGM: Live In – Action Against Police Brutality.” The action was at the Atlantic Center Mall in Brooklyn, NYC. The event was part of #ThisStopsToday. 11 Days Of Action.
12/20/14 Atlantic Center Mall. Brooklyn, NYC – 7 minutes of silent for the 7 minutes that the NYPD were recorded not providing medical care to Eric Garner after Officer Danny Pantaleo applied an illegal chokehold to Eric.
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com

#ThisStopsToday. Assata Shakur chant.
Video from the action on 12/20/2014.
The event “MXGM: Live In – Action Against Police Brutality” was organized by Malcolm X Grassroots Movement & Allies. The action was on Saturday, December 20th, 2014, at the Atlantic Center Mall in Brooklyn, NYC. The event was part of #ThisStopsToday. 11 Days Of Action.
One of the organizers said on Facebook, “We are gathering to honor those who have passed on and to say No more, the constant killing of Black people at the hands of police must stop!!”

Jose LaSalle, said on Facebook, “To have any pro-cop rally when the people has been denied justice in the case of Eric Garner and Mike Brown is an attack on all those that has been victimize by the militarize police department. I believe that everyone has the right to express their belief in any manner they want, but not on the blood of our stolen love ones. Police terrorizes people around the world and murder people with impunity. We the people must send police and those that support killer cops a message! We will not be silent or silenced.”
12/19/2014 City Hall, NYC – Protestors against police brutality marching in the streets of New York City.
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
On 12/19/14, was the “ThankYouNYPD” rally and the counter rallies: “SHUT THE NYPD DOWN”, “#NOTHANKYOUNYPD Action to Counter the Dec 19th #BlueLivesMatter Rally at City Hall Park #OccupyForGarner #BlackLIVESMATTER Justice For Us ALL!” and the “Silent Vigil at #ThankYouNYPD Rally” at City Hall.

Approximately 50 people attended the “ThankYouNYPD” rally and at least 300 people attended the counter rallies.

After the rally at City Hall, protestors against police brutally marched to the Brooklyn Bridge and tried to cross it, but police officers did not allow them to cross the bridge. Protestors then marched to the Manhattan Bridge and again, tried to cross the bridge. Police officers blocked them and the traffic had to stop for like 20 minutes. Protestors returned to City Hall.

Saturday, December 13th, 2014. New York City – Today, 12/13/14, was the millions March NYC. The march started at Washington Square Park and ended at One Police Plaza. They “demand justice for Mike Brown, for Eric Garner, for Akai Gurley, for all those innocent people of color killed by the misuse of police force.”
12/13/2014 Millions March NYC.
Photo by Javier Soriano/http://www.javiersoriano.com/
On 12/13/14, was the “Millions March NYC”. The march started at Washington Square Park and ended at One Police Plaza. Organizers say 50,000 people attended the march.

They “demand justice for Mike Brown, for Eric Garner, for Akai Gurley, for all those innocent people of color killed by the misuse of police force”

“International Human Rights Day-for an International Day of Action to End Police Brutality and declare that #BlackLivesMatter everywhere. Police forces across the world brutalize minorities with excessive force and face no consequences.”_JUSTICE LEAGUE NYC
12/10/2014. City Hall, NYC – “#BlackLivesMatter” “#ICan’tBreathe”.
19-year-old Eric Garner Jr (wearing a white jacket). He is the son of Eric Garner. Eric was killed by NYPD Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo.
Russell Simmons (wearing a blue jacket), NYCLU Executive Director Donna Lieberman (wearing a black jacket).
Photo by Javier Soriano/http://www.JavierSoriano.com/
On Wednesday, December 10th, 2014, JUSTICE LEAGUE NYC gathered for a press conference at City Hall to announce their list of demands.

On Facebook they said, “International Human Rights Day-for an International Day of Action to End Police Brutality and declare that #BlackLivesMatter everywhere. Police forces across the world brutalize minorities with excessive force and face no consequences.”

They add, “We begin our #ICantBreatheUntil campaign on this day to show solidarity with families of Mike Brown, Eric Garner, Rekia Boyd, Ramarley Graham, John Crawford III, Sandra Amezquita and countless other people of color who have lost their lives to police violence, to show solidarity with Black and Brown communities, and commit to ending police brutality and structural racism of nation states. Our aim is a #GlobalShutDown that shows the world powers that solidarity knows no borders.”

Un grupo de manifestantes bloquearon el puente Verrazano esta mañana.
12/08/2014 – A legal observer from the National Lawyers Guild and the protestors blocking the Verrazano Bridge.
(Un observador legal del National Lawyers Guild y los manifestantes que bloquean el puente Verrazano.)
Photo by Javier Soriano/http://www.JavierSoriano.com/
On Monday, December 8th, 2014, a group of protestors blocked the Verrazano Bridge.

Part of their press release says, “This morning, community members from across New York City staged a civil disobedience protest action in response to the grand jury decision to not indict NYPD officer Danny Pantaleo for the chokehold death of Eric Garner. Several dozen protesters took commuters and the NYPD by surprise as they stormed on to the Verrazano Bridge during early morning rush hour traffic.

The protesters ran out onto the highway, unveiled banners reading “Eric Garner,” “Mike Brown” and “Black Lives Matter,” laid homemade coffins on the freeway, and chanted and sang songs together for 7 minutes before exiting the freeway. The protesters stated that they wanted to block the highway for 7 minutes in honor of the 7 minutes that the NYPD and EMTs were recorded not providing medical care to Eric Garner after Officer Pantaleo applied a chokehold to him.”

Hundreds of students and other protesters staged walkouts, die-ins and sit-ins in NYC to demand justice for Mike Brown.
12/01/2014 NYC – Photo by Javier Soriano/http://www.JavierSoriano.com/
On Monday, December 1st, 2014, hundreds of students and other protesters staged walkouts, die-ins and sit-ins in NYC. The nationwide protests were after the decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson over the killing of the unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. They gathered at Union Square and then they marched to Times Square.

According to The Guardian, “Organisers used the anniversary of Rosa Parks’s refusal to give up her bus seat for a white passenger in Montgomery, Alabama, as a galvanising image on social media. The iconic moment in US civil rights history occurred 59 years ago, on 1 December 1955.”

Yesterday, November 27th, 2014, was the 45th National Day of Mourning. It was dedicated to Native political prisoner Leonard Peltier. The United American Indians of New England says “Add your voice to the millions world-wide who demand his freedom. Help us in our struggle to create a true awaren of Native peoples and demonstrate the unity of Indigenous peoples internationally. Help shatter the untrue glass image of the Pilgrims and the unjust system based on racism, sexism, homophobia and war.”
11/27/2014. Plymouth Rock, Massachusetts – 45th National Day Of Mourning dedicated to Leonard Peltier. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
On November 27th, 2014, was the 45th National Day of Mourning. It was dedicated to Native political prisoner Leonard Peltier.

The United American Indians of New England said, “Since 1970, Native Americans have gathered at noon on Cole’s Hill in Plymouth to commemorate a National Day of Mourning on the US thanksgiving holiday. Many Native Americans do not celebrate the arrival of the Pilgrims and other Europeean settlers. Thanksgiving day is a reminder of the genocide of millions of Native people, the theft of Native lands, and the relentless assault on Native culture. Participants in National Day of Mourning honor Native ancestors and the struggles of Native peoples to survive today. It is a day of remembrance and spiritual connection as well as a protest of the racism and oppression that Native Americans continue to experience.”

The Transgender Day of Remembrance was founded in 1998 by Gwendolyn Ann Smith, a trans woman who is a graphic designer, columnist, and activist, to memorialize the murder of Rita Hester in Allston, Massachusetts.
11/19/14 – Trans Day of Remembrance. TransJustice of the Audre Lorde Project.
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
In November, 2014, several organizations in NYC organized events about the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR), which occurs annually on November 20th. TDoR is a day to memorialize those who have been killed as a result of transphobia, or the hatred or fear of transgender and gender non-conforming people, and acts to bring attention to the continued violence endured by the transgender community.

Thursday, November 20, 2014 NYC - Photos from the global day of action to demand justice for the 43 missing students in Ayotzinapa and all the victims of Mexican state violence and US imperialism.
20/11/2014 – Manifestantes frente al Consulado General de México en Nueva York en apoyo a los 43 estudiantes de Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, México.
Foto por Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
On Thursday, November 20, 2014, hundreds of protesters in support of the 43 students of Ayotzinapa, Guerrero,Mexico, gathered outside the Consulate General of Mexico in New York. After the rally, some people staged a symbolic action in Grand Central Terminal. Nobody was arrested. Protesters marched to the United Nations where they had another rally. This was part of the global day of action in support of the 43 students of Ayotzinapa.

11/20/2014- Global day of action in support of the 43 students of Ayotzinapa.

Demonstration: “Tell BAM: There is no ART in APARTHEID. Boycott Batsheva!”
11/12/2014 Brooklyn, NYC – Demonstration: “Tell BAM: There is no ART in APARTHEID. Boycott Batsheva!”
On Wednesday, November 12th, Adalah-NY organized the demonstration: “Tell BAM: There is no ART in APARTHEID. Boycott Batsheva!”

In a press release adalah-NY said, “On busy Lafayette Avenue outside Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), 80 New Yorkers gathered last night to dance and sing in protest of Batsheva Dance Company’s performances in BAM’s 2014 Next Wave Festival. Batsheva’s appearance is part of the “Brand Israel” initiative designed to distract from the facts of Israel’s ongoing occupation and colonization of Palestinian land, and its denial of rights to Palestinians the world over.”

A 50 minutes video from the protest on 11/12/2014.

Manifestantes en Nueva York en apoyo los 43 estudiantes de Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, México.
5/Noviembre/2014 – Manifestantes frente al Consulado General de México en Nueva York en solidaridad con los 43 estudiantes de Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, México.
Photo by Javier Soriano/http://www.JavierSoriano.com/
On Wednesday, November 5th, 2014, three protesters in support of the 43 students of Ayotzinapa, Mexico, were arrested in New York City during a protest outside the Consulate General of Mexico in New York.

Protesters said on Facebook, “We, the people of New York, raise our voices in solidarity with the families of the 43 students of the Rural Normal School Raúl Isidro Burgos of Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, Mexico, who were kidnapped by the local police and still have not been returned to their families.”

Three protesters in support of the 43 students of Ayotzinapa, Mexico, being arrested by NYPD police officers.

7th Annual Indigenous Day of Remembrance.
10/12/2014. Columbus Circle. Manhattan, Ciudad de Nueva York.
Photo by Javier Soriano/http://www.JavierSoriano.com/
On Sunday, October 12, 2014, Indigenous people from different countries of the continent gathered at the corner of 59th Street and Central Park in Manhattan, New York, to celebrate the 7th Annual Indigenous Day of Remembrance.

The group talked about the genocide of Indigenous people in the continent by European invaders. It all started on October 12, 1492 with the arrival of Christopher Columbus to these lands. They also talked about the disappearance of 43 students in Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, Mexico.

10/8/2014. 4:30pm-6pm. A Public Dialogue Between bell hooks & Cornel West.
10/8/2014. NYC – bell hooks and Cornel West. The New School.
Photo by Javier Soriano/http://www.JavierSoriano.com/
From Friday, October 3, 2014 to Friday, October 10, 2014, was bell hooks residency at The New School.

“For more than three decades, bell hooks (née Gloria Watkins) has been recognized internationally as a scholar, poet, author, and radical thinker. The dozens of books and articles she has published span several genres, including cultural and political analyses and critiques, personal memoirs, poetry collections, and children’s books. Her writings cover topics of gender, race, class, spirituality, teaching, and the significance of media in contemporary culture. According to Dr. hooks, these topics must be understood as interconnected in the production of systems of oppression and class domination,” The New School said on its website.

Lunes, 22 de Septiembre del 2014. Ciudad de Nueva York. - "#FloodWallStreet - Acción masiva para quitar el poder a los que se benefician del cambio climático".
9/22/2014. NYC – Protesters on Broadway a few blocks from the U.S. Stock Exchange (Manifestantes en Broadway a pocas cuadras de la Bolsa de Valores de Estados Unidos).
Photo by Javier Soriano/http://www.JavierSoriano.com/
On Monday, September 22nd, 2014, was the “#FloodWallStreet – Mass Action to Shut Down Climate Profiteers”.

Statement from Occupy Wall Street & FloodWallStreet, “On Monday, September 22nd, thousands of people gathered at Battery Park in Lower Manhattan to confront the root cause of the climate crisis – an economic system based on exploiting frontline communities, workers and natural resources. On the heels of the largest-ever march on climate change, we have an opportunity to transform the economic system driving this crisis. There is no time to waste – Wall Street must be transformed. Through the power of people taking collective action we will build an economy based on justice and sustainability and stop the climate crisis.”

Domingo, 21 de Septiembre del 2014 - "Marcha del pueblo por el clima". Ciudad de Nueva York.
Sunday, September 21, 2014 – People’s Climate March. Indigenous dancers in front of The Javits Center.
Photo by Javier Soriano/http://www.JavierSoriano.com/
On Sunday September 21st, 2014, was the “People’s Climate March” in New York City.

Statement from PeoplesClimate.org, “In September (2014), world leaders are coming to New York City for a UN summit on the climate crisis. UN Secretary­ General Ban Ki-­moon is urging governments to support an ambitious global agreement to dramatically reduce global warming pollution.
With our future on the line and the whole world watching, we’ll take a stand to bend the course of history. We’ll take to the streets to demand the world we know is within our reach: a world with an economy that works for people and the planet; a world safe from the ravages of climate change; a world with good jobs, clean air and water, and healthy communities.”

Monday, July 14th, 2014. New York City – The Jewish Community Relations Council of New York, UJA-Federation of New York in conjunction with the Jewish Caucus of the New York City Council had a rally on the steps of City Hall today morning to declare that “New York stands with Israel.” Some of the speakers included Reps. Carolyn Maloney and Jerrold Nadler; NYS Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver; Council members Mark Levine and David Greenfield; Assembly Member David Weprin and NY11 congressional candidate Domenic Recchia.  Approximately 100 pro-Palestinian activists staged a counter-demonstration outside the City Hall gates. The NYC Pro-Palestine protesters told the United States of America politicians, “You do not speak for us!”.
Monday, July 14th, 2014. New York City – Pro-Palestinian supporters: “Stop U.S-Israeli massacre in Gaza!”.
Photo by Javier Soriano/http://www.JavierSoriano.com/
On Monday, July 14th, 2014, The Jewish Community Relations Council of New York, UJA-Federation of New York in conjunction with the Jewish Caucus of the New York City Council had a rally on the steps of City Hall today morning to declare that “New York stands with Israel.” Some of the speakers included Reps. Carolyn Maloney and Jerrold Nadler; NYS Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver; Council members Mark Levine and David Greenfield; Assembly Member David Weprin and NY11 congressional candidate Domenic Recchia.

Approximately 100 NYC pro-Palestinian activists staged a counter-demonstration outside the City Hall gates. The Pro-Palestine protesters told the United States of America politicians, “You do not speak for us!”.

Trans Organizers - March to Continue the Legacy of Stonewall Resistance.
Friday, 6/27/2014 NYC – 10th Annual NYC Trans Day of Action for Social and Economic Justice.
“Trans Lives Matter” “The oldest profession in time shouldn’t get any time”
Photo by Javier Soriano/http://www.JavierSoriano.com/
On Friday, June 27th, 2014, was the 10th Annual NYC Trans Day of Action for Social and Economic Justice.

Audre Lorde Project said after the rally and march, “Thanks to the over 1,000 of you that rolled out this afternoon!”

“This is the tenth year that Audre Lorde Project and our partner organizations have rallied for justice and visibility for trans and gender non-conforming people of color in New York City and in our movements. Even though we have witnessed unprecedented media attention on transgender issues, but policing and violence against trans and GNC people is increasing exponentially,” said Cara Page, Audre Lorde Project Executive Director.

“I love and accept myself completely as I am.” Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com  ("Me amo y me acepto completamente como soy.") Foto por Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
“I love and accept myself completely as I am.”
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
(“Me amo y me acepto completamente como soy.”)
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