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Breathing Room

by Ali Hibbs December 18, 2014

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  The recent deaths of unarmed black males at the hands of law-enforcement officers have galvanized the nation. Michael Brown, Eric Garner and 12-year-old Tamir Rice have become symbols of a system viewed by many as ...

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Agitating Against Agribusiness

by Ali Hibbs May 28, 2014

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  There was music; there was food; there were people dressed like bees. Approximately 150 people attended the March Against Monsanto event at the Capitol last Saturday. Worldwide, people in more than 420 cities were rallying ...

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The Privilege of Protest

by Miriam Axel-Lute August 30, 2012

  I took some time I didn’t feel like I had on Monday to join the anti-fracking rally and march that gathered in the Corning Preserve by the Hudson River, made a stop at the DEC ...

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For The Farmers

by Amy Halloran February 1, 2012

  Two upcoming actions at the Capitol highlight the growing concern over farm issues in New York state and in the nation. Wednesday (Feb. 8) will be a statewide day of action organized by Food & Water ...

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DOA at the DEC

by Amy Halloran January 19, 2012

OccupyAlbany, Capital District Against Fracking, and Water Equality staged a die-in at the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) building last Thursday (Jan. 12). People wore yellow hazardous waste suits, held signs and chanted slogans, pausing ...

Rallying Cries

by The Staff December 30, 2011

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In February, a crowd of more than 500 people, including Rep. Paul Tonko (D-Amsterdam) and representatives of local labor unions, gathered for at the New York State Capitol for one of 50 nationwide rallies held ...

Share the Sacrifice

by Ali Hibbs October 6, 2011

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  Yesterday (Wednesday), students and educators in the hundreds at UAlbany participated in the statewide SUNY Walkout/Teach-In to protest tuition hikes and education cuts. The protest began at 1 PM; a little after 2, UAlbany President ...