17-01-23 Images From The Woman’s March on NYC

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I spent about 9 hours at the NYC March on Saturday. Did some marching, lots of yelling and a massive amount of photographing.

Here are a small selection of my favorite images as of today…

I suggest playing the song (at bottom) as you browse…Click on the images to enlarge.

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16-06-10 Reality – Please Help

This is not my picture…
Suzie

As you, my WordPress readers know I have spent many years helping Katherine Alford raise money for River Pool at Beacon as she swims the Hudson. I have, perhaps been a little bit of a nag about that.

This request is different. It is not to help support a cause that cleans up a river and lets underprivileged children swim.  It is not to support a child’s last wish. I am quite literally asking you to potentially help save a young girl’s life.
I cannot possibly explain the issue better than Suzie’s dad, Paul Hope, does below.
I will quote this one sentence, however: “But rarer still is the fact that after speaking to experts around the word, we believe that Suzie is one of probably 5 children in history in which we have caught the disease in time to treat, and potentially cure her.”
A dollar, $5, $10, $100 it doesn’t matter. If you can help this family in any way, I ask you to do so.

Across The River I Go (Again!) | River Pool at Beacon

Katherine is swimming the Hudson again to benefit River Pool at Beacon. Please contribute if you would like!

 

Across The River I Go (Again!) | River Pool at Beacon.

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15-04-22 Gowanus Canal (Brooklyn’s Own Superfund Site) – An Earthday Tribute

I was in Brooklyn at The Gowanus Canal yesterday. Today, in honor of Earth Day, a man spent an hour swimming in it…

New York Times —–

WPIX – Channel 11.

The man’s name is Christopher Swain. In 2004, he swam the entire length of the Hudson to support clean water. He is a man who puts his body where his mouth is…

My day was not so adventurous.

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8-7-13 Maybe Tomorrow

http://www.honorthetworow.org

I am not going to be able to follow through on a commitment I made to myself.  This does not make me happy.

I said yesterday that today  I would definitely write about the Two Row Wampum Renewal campaign in a thorough manner and show pictures of the 200 or so kayaks and canoes landing in Peekskill in the shadows of the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant. You will get a very few pictures tonight but unless you click the link above, no real explanation of the event the southern half of which started in Troy, NY on July 27th and will end at the UN on Saturday, August 10th. I hope to be able to do so tomorrow but only time will tell.

$0 year old - soon to be unlicensed - Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant

$0 year old – soon to be unlicensed – Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant

Chief Samuel George, Cayuga Nation with Children from The City of Peekskill  Youth Bureau

Chief Samuel George, Cayuga Nation with children from The City of Peekskill Youth Bureau

Here they come

Here they come

Closing In

Closing In

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Hickory Edwards – Paddle Leader

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7-16-13 The 10th Annual Great Newburgh To Beacon Hudson River Swim

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As some of you know Katherine (that would be my wife of 28, and partner of 36, years) swam the Hudson to benefit River Pool in 2008-09-10 but was unable to do so for health reasons the past two years.

Well- SHE IS BACK. This year the swim is on Saturday, July 27th If you can donate to the cause of River Pool,  that is great, but whether or no, please send your encouragement and good wishes.

I will have pictures of the event as soon as I am able after it happens. It is always a great day. 250 swimmers and about 100 kayakers, plus the sloop Woody Guthrie and usually Pete Seeger comes out to sing them on. I don’t know if he will be there this year as his wife Toshi just passed away the other day at the age of 91 (they meet in 1943!) but he and Toshi are always there in spirit.

You can learn more about River Pool HERE.

2-14-13 (Two Brief Moments Of) One Billion Rising – New York City

One Billion Rising held actions, dance, rise, strikes, all over the world yesterday.

“About One Billion Rising:

ONE IN THREE WOMEN ON THE PLANET WILL BE RAPED OR BEATEN IN HER LIFETIME.*

*2003 UNIFEM report entitled “Not A Minute More: Ending Violence Against Women,” or 2008, the UNITE To End Violence Against Women Campaign, initiated by UN Secretary-General’s Office

ONE BILLION WOMEN VIOLATED IS AN ATROCITY

ONE BILLION WOMEN DANCING IS A REVOLUTION

On V-Day’s 15th Anniversary, 14 February 2013, we are inviting ONE BILLION women and those who love them to WALK OUT, DANCE, RISE UP, and DEMAND an end to this violence. ONE BILLION RISING will move the earth, activating women and men across every country. V-Day wants the world to see our collective strength, our numbers, our solidarity across borders…”

There were 100 events (or more) in the five Boroughs of New York City alone.  I was able to photograph/participate in two events. The first was a flash(dance) mob at Columbus Circle, the second was in Times Square.

Here are just a few of the images I made:

The event at Columbus Circle took place at 12:30…

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Let’s dance

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The event in Times Square started around 5pm and was still going when I had to leave at 6:15.

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A picture truly can be worth a 1000 words

A picture truly can be worth a 1000 words

I am just learning to shoot video with my smart phone in my left hand while shooting with my SLR in my right so…

As the event in Times Square happened, a Vow Renewal ceremony was in progress. That is where the music comes from in this clip…