UPDATED on 3/9/2017. 2:05 P.M.
Wednesday, March 8th, 2017. New York City – Thousands of people gathered in Washington Square Park in NYC and marched to Zuccotti Park in Downtown Manhattan to celebrate International Women’s Day.
These are some of the photographs that I took today.
Día Internacional de la Mujer en la Ciudad de Nueva York.
Miércoles, 8 de Marzo, 2017. Ciudad de Nueva York – Miles de personas se reunieron en Washington Square Park y marcharon al parque Zuccotti en el Bajo Manhattan para celebrar el Día Internacional de la Mujer.
Algunas de las fotografías que tomé de la demonstración.
People’s Lawyer Lynne Stewart passed away.
Democracy Now reports that “Radical civil rights attorney Lynne Stewart died Tuesday (March 7th, 2017) at her home in Brooklyn from complications of cancer and a recent series of strokes. She was 77 years old.
A former teacher and librarian, Stewart was known as a people’s lawyer who represented the poor and revolutionaries. Many considered her a political prisoner herself when she was given a 10-year sentence for distributing press releases on behalf of one of her clients, Omar Abdel-Rahman.”
Prison Radio also reports that “Yesterday (Tuesday, March 7th, 2017) at 7:00pm in New York, Lynne Stewart passed away. Way back before she went to prison in 2002, we sat recording a piece at Prison Radio. Listen here.
Lynne Stewart had a number of amazing qualities- she was a compass for the truth with a bitter wit that could cut to the quick. She, like Judi Bari, was a woman unwilling to suffer fools. She put a a bright white hot spotlight on justice.
Under indictment, she spoke out for political prisoners. While appealing her sentence, she spoke out for Mumia.
Her example is courageous. She followed in the tradition of John Brown and Marilyn Buck. She believed in the humanity and the promise of freedom for all, and she fought every single day to make sure that our political prisoners were represented.
Financial Appeal from Lynne’s Family & Friends.
To mail a check made out to “Lynne Stewart Organization”, send to:
Lynne Stewart Organization
1070 Dean Street
Brooklyn, NY 11216
Below is information on Lynne Stewart’s Wake and Funeral.
Friday, March 10, 2017 from 2-9 PM
Scotto’s Funeral Home, 106 1st Place, Brooklyn, between Court & Smith Sts.
Trains: 2,3,4,5 to Court St. or A,C,F to Jay St. Metro Tech.
Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 9:00 AM
St. Mark’s-in-the-Bowery Church
131 East 10th St., corner of 2nd Ave., Lower East Side
Trains: 6 to Astor Pl., F to 2nd Ave., 7 to 3rd Ave., R to 8th St.
Followed immediately by burial at Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn.
International Women’s Strike US/ Paro Internacional de Mujeres EUA, organizers said on Facebook: “On March 8th, the International Women’s Strike NYC – a coalition representing dozens of grassroots groups and labor organizations – is organizing a number of actions in support of labor campaigns, migrants’ rights, Sanctuary Campus campaigns, and others.
At 4 PM there will be a rally in Washington Square Park.
The rally will open with an artistic performance created by Alejandra Ballón Gutiérrez (Arequipa, Peru 1975), “La Alfombra Roja”, and songs by singers Natalia Saez, Renee Ghoust and Liah Alonso. “La Alfombra Roja” project was created to make visible the terrible effects of patriarchal relations on women’s lives. Among the forms of violence that affect women, it was used to denounce the criminal policies of forced sterilization of indigenous women, carried out in the Nineties by the then-President of Peru, Alberto Fujimori: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kw_4d2pL9Q.
Speakers and performers will then include:
Rabyaah Althaibani, Yemeni Bodega Strike
Performance: Jamara Mychelle Wakefield (BLM, Pratt)
Judy Sheridan Gonzalez, NYSNA
Tana Forrester, Chair of Socialist Party of NYC
May Madarang, Gabriela
Octavia Kohner, Babeland
Jenna, Red Umbrella
Nour Obeidallah, Sanctuary Campus Campaign
Performance: Jamara Mychelle Wakefield, BLM, Pratt
Betty Lyons, American Indian Law Alliance
Lamis Deek (for Palestine)
Hawa Bah, & Constance Malcolm: Police accountability leaders and
mothers of Mohamed Bah & Ramarley Graham, murdered by NYPD
Mika Nagasaki, Ain’t I a Woman?
Tithi Bhattacharya, IWS
Cinzia Arruzza, IWS
MCs: Zillah Eisenstein, Roksana Munn, Suzanne Adely.
At 5:30 PM we will march to Zuccotti Park. The march will make some stops along the way, with performances in front of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory site, the Varick Street Immigration Detention Center, Stonewall, City Hall, the African Burial Ground and the former slave market, a financial institution funding the Dakota Access Pipeline, and others.”
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