Rage globally, act locally on Trump and immigration

The immigration policies that are tearing apart immigrant families on the southern US border are having the same effect here.


RPD officers accused of assault

Longtime social justice activist and President of United Christian Leadership Ministry of Western New York, Rev. Lewis Stewart said Christopher Pate was the victim of police brutality that occurred on May 5, 2018 on the corner of Fulton Avenue and Bloss Street. 


Congressman Chris Collins suspends re-election campaign

[UPDATE]Republican Representative Chris Collins, who was arrested earlier this week on charges related to insider trading, has suspended his re-election campaign. Collins had initially said that he would continue to seek re-election to Congress.


Enemy of the people

An indicted journalist reflects on conspiracy in today's America
When Aaron Cantú arrived at his new job at the Santa Fe Reporter in New Mexico last year, he came with the baggage of a recent arrest. Two months earlier, he spent a night in jail with hundreds of others detained during protests on Inauguration Day in Washington, DC.


Feedback 8/8

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Apathy and laziness also cause low voter turnout

My accumulated observations lead me to conclude that the main reason for low voter participation today is that people are lazy or simply don't care.


Advocates, lawmakers push for abortion law vote

Abortion has been legal in New York since 1970, three years before the Supreme Court legalized abortion nationwide through its decision in Roe v. Wade. But when New York liberalized its abortion laws, it kept them in the state's penal code.


Reimagine RTS proceeds; routes proposal tweaked

RTS now has a final report and recommendations from its consultant regarding the Monroe County public bus system's fixed routes. For the most part, the routes are the same as they were in the consultant's draft report from May, though there are a few important changes that officials say resulted from public input.


Riverway plans head toward the start line

The city took the first step today on an ambitious plan to redevelop the riverfront from the University of Rochester area through downtown and north past the High Falls area. At a press conference at the Riverside Convention Center, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that he has accepted plans for 13 of the projects in the city's ROC the Riverway plan.


Urban Action 8/1

This week's calls to action include the following events and activities. (All are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.)

Urban Action


One Take Documentary Series: Hal @ Little Theatre

Skype discussion with director Amy Scott follows the screening....

Open Mic Roc Field Day @ Midtown Commons

Summer Movie: Rock Dog @ Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County

For families of all ages, in the Children’s Center....

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  • Re: RPD officers accused of assault

    • Officers should not have the ability to control their body cameras. They should be voice,…

    • on August 14, 2018
  • Re: RPD officers accused of assault

    • Samantha, absolutely all would be police officers should undergo a rigorous background check, as they…

    • on August 13, 2018
  • Re: RPD officers accused of assault

    • anyone with a badge involved should have their backrounds checked...deffinitely police officers, security officers,correction officers…

    • on August 13, 2018
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