Dave Higgins Photography

Looking at life through nano-coated lenses

Posts tagged ‘Resistance’

On July 12th outraged people around the country voiced their objections to the current administration’s inhumane immigration policies and the deplorable conditions migrants are currently being held at in Federal facilities around the country. One such protest took place that evening in Albany, NY.

♦ ♦

(Clicking on any image will open a slide show.)

A Footnote: Speaking as an American who grew up in Latin America, I find a bitter irony in the current situation. Over the years the US government has regularly meddled in the affairs of the Central American countries that are now so problematic. In many ways the current conditions in those countries are rooted in that US interference.

And yet now many Americans want to act like they bear no responsibility for those outcomes. They apparently don’t share Colin Powell’s invocation of the “Pottery Barn rule” – “you break it, you own it.”

♦ ♦

All photographs are © Dave Higgins and “Dave Higgins Photography,” 2019; all rights reserved.

 

Advertisements
Leave a comment

The 2019 Women’s March in Albany faced a number of challenges: bitter cold, an approaching major snow storm later in the day, and a march route from the shore of the Hudson River up State Street hill to West Capitol Park. In spite of these challenges, hundreds of spirited participants showed up and marched. Here are some photos from the event.

♦ ♦

(Clicking on any image will open a slide show.)

♦ ♦

All photographs are © Dave Higgins and “Dave Higgins Photography,” 2019; all rights reserved.

Leave a comment

Some time ago activist groups created a contingency plan to protest any move by Trump to undermine the Mueller investigation. When Trump forced AG Sessions to resign on Wednesday and replaced him with a lackey, that plan was activated around the country for the next day. Even with the short notice, a few hundred people showed up Thursday evening at an Albany park next to the capitol.

The November early darkness made things interesting photographically, though the low-light capabilities of modern digital cameras are pretty amazing. (Flash was only used for the first photo.) Some resourceful people also helped out by lighting up their signs. 🔦🙂

♦ ♦

(Clicking on any image will open a slide show.)

♦ ♦

All photographs are © Dave Higgins and “Dave Higgins Photography,” 2018; all rights reserved.

Leave a comment

Across the United States today there were hundreds of rallies opposing the Trump administration’s dreadful and unpopular immigration policies. The name of many of these rallies – “Families Belong Together” – drew particular attention to the egregious Trump policy of separating children from their parents. These photos are from the Albany, NY rally, in which hundreds braved the oppressive heat and humidity to voice their opposition to Donald Trump and his terrible policies. Beyond the creative signs and inspiring speeches, one message stood out: people need to register to vote, and then to vote in November.

♦ ♦

(Clicking on any image will open a slide show.)

♦ ♦

All photographs are © Dave Higgins and “Dave Higgins Photography,” 2018; all rights reserved.

Leave a comment

Albany’s West Capital Park hosted the second annual March For Science today. While the weather and wildly various forecasts may have put a dent in attendance numbers this year, at least we didn’t have any sleet or freezing rain. For those who did attend, there were many booths with fun science displays, creative and entertaining signs, and stirring speeches by some local scientists and officials. Here are some photos from the day.

♦ ♦

(Clicking on any image will open a slide show.)

 

♦ ♦

All photographs are © Dave Higgins and “Dave Higgins Photography,” 2018; all rights reserved.

 

2 Comments