Hang a Black Ribbon, Raise a Clenched Fist

Inauguration Protest: Washington, D.C., and New York City

  • UnAugural Ball
    Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
    The Tank, 32 West 42nd Street
    Hosted by the Hell's Kitchen chapter of Drinking Liberally, a Democratic drinking club
    drinkingliberally.org
    917.548.8472
    emilyfarris@earthlink.net
    "Guest speakers, festive dress, dancing and liberal libations to illuminate a very dark day for America."
    Free

  • Bring Your Own Inauguration
    Thursday, 8 to 11 p.m.
    Galapagos Art Space
    70 North 6th Street, Brooklyn
    718.782.5188
    thawaction.org
    Shake off your inaugural blues with Zero Boy, political satirist John DeVore of whitehouse.org, Jamie Smith, the Georgettes, and dance music by the Rare Bird Rumba Ranch.
    $8, all proceeds go to aid tsunami victims

  • Counter-Inaugural Rally
    Friday, 7 p.m.
    Cooper Union, Great Hall, 30 Cooper Square
    201.222.2640
    info@mhpbooks.com
    Greg Palast, Esther Kaplan, John R. MacArthur, Danny Schecter, and other contributors to the instabook What We Do Now (Melville House) offer advice and courage for the battle ahead.
    Free

  • Anti-Inaugural Ball
    Friday at 9 p.m.
    Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South
    212.477.0351
    A "carnival of resistance" with disco, satire, and blue-state-vs.-red-state wrestling. With performances by Lois Weaver of Split Britches, Lucy Sexton of Dancenoise, the Wau Wau Sisters, and sexy burlesque by Julie Atlas Muz.
    Free

  • And So Forth: A Post-Inaugural Assembly
    Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6:15 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    OfficeOps, 57 Thames Street, Brooklyn
    718.418.2509
    aifirefly.org
    Artists and activists brainstorm skills and strategies for changing the world, with panels, workshops, and performance. Participants include Theaters Against War, Music for America, Blackkat, The Onion, Gigantic Art Space, Prometheus Radio Project, Paper Tiger TV, Soft Skull Press, Globalvision, WITNESS, UnionDocs, Peter Kuper, Stephan Smith, Dread Scott, and more.
    $10 advance/$12 at the door

  • Inaugural Ball
    Saturday, 9 p.m.
    347 Maujer Street, Brooklyn
    propmag101.net/gwbomelette.htm
    Come "dressed to kill" at this mock inaugural party hosted by the young zinesters at Propaganda 101. Bring your throwin' eggs for the 1 a.m. procession led by a "satin limo" carrying a dummy president, which will circle the streets of East Williamsburg. DJs and cheap drinks.
    $5 cover before 11 p.m. or with RSVP; $10 after



    National Actions

  • Not One Damn Dime!
    notonedamndime.org
    A nationwide boycott of the American greenback
    "Send a message to the White House: no more 'investment' in this unjust, unfair, no-win war. Bag your lunch, walk to work, read a book . . but whatever you do, DO NOT spend one damn dime on January 20!"

  • Black Thursday
    blackthursday.org
    Dress in black or wear a black ribbon or tie to mourn the re-inauguration of Bush and his dangerous policies.

  • Black Thursday
    black-thursday.com
    Call in sick, don't buy anything, and write to your newspaper and congressperson to tell them why.

  • Bush Blackout
    bushblackout.com
    A call for people to black out their website or blog on January 20 and display a message of protest against Bush.

  • Gasoline Boycott
    gasolineboycottday.org

  • National Student Walkout
    j20walkout.tsx.org/
    j20walkout@riseup.net
    College and high school students will stage walkouts against the inauguration on both the 19th and 20th.
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