Madeline Nelson

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2012

    Debt Strikers, Hoping To Launch A Movement, Burn Bills And Collection Notices

    A few dozen people gathered in Brooklyn Inlet Park on the Williamsburg waterfront Sunday to talk about debt, have a picnic, and set some things on fire. The mood was festive -- there was cake and lemonade, the air was crisp and clear, and the towers of Manhattan glittered across the East River. B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2012

    Arrested Singing Protestor Speaks

    On Monday, 24 singing protestors were arrested for interrupting a foreclosure sale inside Bronx Supreme Court. While 23 of them were released after a few hours, a 56-year-old unemployed woman named Madeline Nelson was held for over 24 hours...and she has no idea why.

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2012

    The People's Bailout Hits Bronx--24 Singing Protestors Arrested

    If last Friday's People's Bailout turned out to be anti-climatic, the singing protestors--made up of activists from groups such as Occupied Wall Street, Organizing For Occupation, Judson Memorial Church, Union Theological Seminary, and Occupied Faith--got their fair share of action yesterday at the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2012

    Singing Foreclosure Protesters Occupy Queens Courtroom

    The third "People's Bailout", a series of singing protests organized by activist group Organizing for Occupation that aims to disrupt the court foreclosure proceedings, took place this morning at 11am at the Queens Supreme Court. Forty-two people showed up for the movement and, in three separate bat ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 13, 2009

    Reading Waste: Uncovering the Global Food Scandal

    A new book examines the true cost of what we throw away