Indy Blog

Like so many people, I am still struggling to get my political bearings in the wake of the election. I think it is very important for left organizers to enter this next period humbly, willing to rethink our assumptions and craft new ways of approaching our work. But there are a few points that are very clear to me.

The Trump campaign was a study in populist insurgency. Specifically, a right-wing populist insurgency that focused on mobilizing white nationalism, anti-feminist misogyny, xenophobia, Christian nationalism, and conspiracy theories about the threat of treacherous liberals and totalitarian “big government.”

Ten thousand people marched to Trump Tower in New York City on Sunday afternoon, taking part in nationwide demonstrations that have arisen in the wake of Donald Trump’s election to the presidency.

It's 4 o'clock in the morning. November 9. I'm lying in bed next to my partner and I can't sleep. I'm thinking of all the people in my life — black people, women, LGBTQ folks, Muslims, immigrants — who are genuinely afraid of what comes next.

New Yorkers are reacting to Donald Trump's victory with protests today. 

The majority of votes in Tuesday's national election have been counted and the Republican received 279 votes in the electoral college, compared to the 228 that went to his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton. Republicans held on to the majority of seats in the House and the Senate, as well; meaning Trump is likely to face little opposition on Capitol Hill has he begins to govern. 

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will end their campaign trail today and await to see whom the United States citizens have decided to be their next president for the next 4 years.

Robin Laverne Wilson is a performance artist best known in New York City activist circles for the various personas she has adopted to advance a social justice message. There is Dragonfly, the piercing singer with Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping Choir, Miss Justice Jester, the irreverent, tambourine wielding clown with a large bright red wig who has enlivened many a local protest and Helvetika Bold, a superhero who confronts corrupt corporate media.

PALERMO, Italy--The ship is already there in the early morning when we arrive to the Port. 

It's been, at turns, a strange, hopeful and horrific election season but it will draw to a close on Nov. 8, this Tuesday. Perhaps you are already asking yourself how we got in this mess. Here's a look back at The Indy's campaign coverage over the past year as we documented the many faces of Hillary, the rise of The Donald and how socialism became a word you can say in public again thanks to a grandpa from Brooklyn.