This piece discusses trauma, police violence, drug/alcohol use. There are some phrases used in quotes — these weren’t pulled from specific conversations but are simply phrases I’ve heard said verbatim countless times.

The other night, a friend noted that they’ve observed over the past few months that I’ve been going…


Stonewall started as a riot against the NYPD. Let’s honor that legacy.

Recently, the organizers behind the annual “mainstream” Pride Parade in New York City made the decision to not allow the NYPD to participate in the parade until 2025, at which point the NYPD’s participation “will be reviewed” by a Community Board to determine whether they have the capacity to not…


A detailing of how the Post manufactures anti-protest misinformation and what you can do about it.

NOTE: The term “doxxing” typically entails publishing a person’s private details to public spaces in an effort to facilitate targeted harassment and abuse. The term as used in this piece functions in that broad framework, not as a straightforward address and phone number dump.

September 4th, 2020. Eight people are…


It’s a long read.

For the past year, I’ve thrown every skill I’ve got into covering the uprising; documenting/embedding/upending fascist organizing; teaching, learning and sharing knowledge.

For the past year, I’ve also been physically, mentally, and emotionally abused. By white supremacists, neo-Nazis, liberals, and a truly staggering number of “comrades.”

For the past seven…


This is a rhetorical question, I think.

I recently announced on twitter that I’d be taking a break from on the ground reporting to catch up on writing a slew of analyses I’ve had on the back burner for the past few months. My intent was to deprive myself of the distraction of in-the-moment coverage, the stress…


An urgent shift away from visible organizers is the only way to avoid scene death.

Autozone logo edited to read “Autonomy” with a subline “Notes from within and without.”

On September 16th, an autonomous action popped up in immediate response to a whistleblower leak that ICE is performing mass hysterectomies at a facility in Georgia. The action was at Foley Square, the heart of NYC’s federal buildings, and no one knows who organized it — but that didn’t stop…


It was the best of scenes. It was the worst of scenes.

The NYC protest scene is dividing into two factions: One on the surface which features a slew of camera-happy groups and individuals looking to cash in. …


[image text: Frank Sinatra mugshot]

After feds were deployed to (unsuccessfully) quell the protests in Portland, OR., the NYC protest scene started wondering if the same fate would come here and that rumble of uncertainty continues.

When Trump teased the possibility of sending them here a few weeks ago, Gov. Cuomo and Mayor DeBlasio had…


I’ve said it multiple times that my focus reporting on the NYC protest scene isn’t just to take a temperature check and dip out. It’s to track and document how the scene is developing and changing over time, which necessitates being fully immersed in the scene and getting to know…


Yesterday I wrote a general overview of the NYC protest scene as well as a warm-up of what to expect from my coverage. You can read that right here.

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