Jim Eigo

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2013

    ACT UP Succeeds in Getting Department of Health to Support Anti-HIV Programs

    Last week the Voice reported that ACT UP, one the nation's leading HIV/AIDS activist organizations, was protesting in front of New York's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in Queens over its lousy data collection and even lousier education initiatives about disease treatment. It appears that t ... More >>

  • Film

    September 19, 2012

    Here's Who Saved the World

    David France's stirring history of ACT UP

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2012

    Demonstrators Protest AIDS Inaction, Student Debt and Tuition Hikes

    May Day isn't even here yet, and it's already becoming clear that a season of protest and politics in the street is upon us. Yesterday morning saw a substantial demonstration by ACT UP!, other AIDS activists, and Occupiers, marching from City Hall into the Financial District to call for a financial ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2009

    Miriam Friedlander's Good Fight

    ​Miriam Friedlander, the spirited former councilwoman from the Lower East Side, died last week at 95, and we would count ourselves enormously lucky should her type come this way again. She was a tiny spitfire, a true product of the American Left who once faced down then-Attorney General Ro ... More >>

  • Music

    June 6, 2000

    Comeback Number Six

    Lonnie Johnson at Home