Guardian After All These Years

Columbus Circle subway station, New York

Curtis Sliwa founded the Guardian Angels as a kind of vigilante auxiliary police force back in the days when the police were failing to keep the subways safe. Now better known as a conservative talk-radio host, I’ve run across him a few times in the subway, always sporting his trademark beret and Guardian Angels insignia, rather like Castro and his beard.

Act Up Lie In

Columbus Circle, New York

In mid-October Act Up, an HIV/AIDS activist organization, were demonstrating for the abolition of ICE, the US’s now notorious Immigration enforcement (or would it be more accurate to say their enforcement of non-immigration?) for the abuses inflicted upon would be immigrants with HIV.