103rd Anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

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Yesterday in New York City, people commemorated the 103rd anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire where 146 workers died after a fire broke out. They had been locked in from the outside by the owners, so many people were unable to escape. It was mostly young immigrant woman who died.

At the commemoration, a fire ladder was raised to the same height that a ladder was raised on the day of the fire, which was not high enough to reach the workers trapped on the top floors. People then read off the names of the 146 workers who died in the fire, and a fireman rang a bell for each death. Flowers were also laid on the ground in front of where the factory was.

Click here for more info.

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March for 15 – Brooklyn, NY

Yesterday, workers in cities across the US held protests to demand the minimum wage be raised to $15 an hour. Below is my video from the march in Brooklyn, NY:

March for 15 – Brooklyn, NY from Jenna Pope on Vimeo.

March Against Monsanto – NYC

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Last Saturday, approximately 750 people participated in the March Against Monsanto in New York City. In the US, marches were planned in 47 states altogether, as well as in 52 different countries.

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View more of my photos on The Real News Network here: March Against Monsanto Brings Hundreds into New York Streets

Veterans Arrested While Honoring Fallen Soldiers

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On the 12 year anniversary of the war in Afghanistan, 12 veterans and several supporters were arrested for staying in the NYC Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza after the 10pm closing time because they were still reading off the names of fallen soldiers and victims of war:

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View more of my photos here on The Real News Network: Veterans Arrested at NYC Memorial to Mark 12 Years of War in Afghanistan

May Day 2013 – NYC

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In the morning, the TWU Young Workers took to the streets of NYC to visit the offices of union busters and companies that TWU members have contract disputed with:

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In the early afternoon, anti-capitalist protestors marched from Tompkins Square to Union Square, and there were several arrests:

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In the evening, there was a large, permitted march from Union Square to City Hall that thousands of union members and activists attended:

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Flood the Courtroom – Stop NDAA

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Today, the the 2nd circuit court of appeals heard oral arguments in the lawsuit against section 1021 of the NDAA. The courtroom and overflow room were both full, and others gathered outside to protest the NDAA. Click here for more info.

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Idle No More Global Day of Action – NYC

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Doing a round dance at the Idle No More action outside of the UN Headquarters in NYC tonight.

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A plain-clothed officer is pointing to areas we could go to after telling us we couldn't stand on the sidewalk right outside of the UN. We ended up moving across the street to continue our protest.

A plain-clothed officer is pointing to areas we could go to after telling us we couldn’t stand on the sidewalk right outside of the UN. We ended up moving across the street to continue our protest.

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Outside of the Canadian Consulate in NYC, before we went to the UN Headquarters.

Outside of the Canadian Consulate in NYC, before we went to the UN Headquarters.

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