Share on Google Plus Share on Twitter 10 Share on Facebook 1 Share on LinkedIn Share on PInterest Share on Fark! Share on Reddit 1 Share on StumbleUpon Tell A Friend 1 (13 Shares)  
Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites View Stats   No comments

General News

World Aids Day Protesters Arrested Near NY City Hall

By (about the author)     Permalink       (Page 1 of 1 pages)
Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; , Add Tags Add to My Group(s)

View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com Headlined to H2 12/3/11

Become a Fan
  (3 fans)
- Advertisement -

Vocal by Justin Samuels

Vocal New York led an Occupy March from Zucotti Park to City Hall as a part of a protest against the lack of funding of diseases that have disproportionate impact on the poorest people. Vocal NY advocates for those suffering from HIV, Mental illness, substance abuse hepatitis C, Malaria, and Tuberculosis. Vocal advocates for an extension and expansion of taxes on the wealthiest New Yorkers (and on the federal level). They would have this money spent on healthcare on and the research, treatment, and cures of the above mentioned diseases. They also advocate more funding for the housing of the poorest of New Yorkers, such as the homeless, mentally ill, and aids victims. The poorest and the sickest of people tend to respond much better to treatment for mental and physical illnesses if they have stable housing. Vocal New York has joined forces with the occupation to bring attention to these issues.

As for the march itself, protesters met at Zucotti Park at 11am on Dec. 1st, 2011. After having different HIV patients and services providers speak, the group proceeded to march to city hall. On Broadway across from city hall, around 10 protesters chained themselves together in the middle of the street in an act of civil disobedience. Traffic was blocked and the police arrested the protesters. Vocal New York has done a great job in making the needs of the poorest and sickest segments of the population visible.

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

 

http://twitter.com/#!/screenwriter32

Screenwriter. Historian. Graduate of Cornell University. Currently taking graduate classes at Lehman College.

Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon


Go To Commenting

The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Writers Guidelines

Contact Author Contact Editor View Authors' Articles
- Advertisement -

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Rapid Gentrification Hitting Bed Stuy and Changing the Neighborhood's Racial Demographics

Occupy Wall Street's Founders and Take Ownership of the Movement

The Degeneration of Occupy Wall Street Into A Charity

OWS Encourages The Growth Of Independent Media

Discrimination And Nepotism In Hollywood

Marjorie Hill, GMHC's First Black Woman CEO, Thrown Under the Bus

Comments

The time limit for entering new comments on this article has expired.

This limit can be removed. Our paid membership program is designed to give you many benefits, such as removing this time limit. To learn more, please click here.

Comments: Expand   Shrink   Hide  
No comments