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Connecticut Students For A Dream Host Mock Graduation After Legislature Tables Aid Bill

Undocumented students had diplomas snatched out of their hands Wednesday during a mock graduation ceremony, representing the legislature's failure to pass a bill that would have granted students financial aid regardless of their immigration status. The mock ceremony on the front steps of the Capitol featured eight undocumented students clad in shiny blue caps and gowns. Minutes after 'graduates' were handed their diplomas, a man,...

Lobster Trumps Hate! Support Resist AND eat Lobster! June 24

Join us for our 4th annual Maine Lobster Feed in Jamaica Plain! Sponsored by Resource Generation Boston Fill Your Belly: With your lobster dinner , enjoy coastal Maine picnic sides including coleslaw, fresh cut veggies, corn on the cob, lemonade and delicious blueberry pie . Add a side of steamed clams or another lobster (and another lobster). Beer and wine donation bar. Don't like lobster?...

Interviews for Resistance: Disrupting the System by Demanding Healthcare as a Human Right

Since election night 2016, the streets of the United States have rung with resistance. People all over the country have woken up with the conviction that they must do something to fight inequality in all its forms. But many are wondering what it is they can do. In this series, we'll be talking with experienced organizers, troublemakers, and thinkers who have been doing the hard...

Eighty Years After Jim Crow, New York Farm Workers Still Fighting for Rights

Each year a dozen or so workers ride trains and board buses to the farms on which they will die. Thousands more take the same path to less tragic ends. They are the luckier ones, instead toiling for hour upon hour in the hot summer sun for a meager paycheck, ripe for exploitation and powerless to abuses both small and large, spoken and not. It's...

Anti-eviction Protest Held Outside Springfield Home

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A group of community activists gathered outside a home in Springfield’s Sixteen Acres neighborhood Thursday morning, to protest an eviction. Our 22News crew could see protesters standing across the street from the home of Sammie Smith on Wilbraham Road, as workers loaded items from the house into a truck. According to a news release sent to 22News by the group Springfield...

In Honor of Mother's Day, Philly Coalition Raises Bail to Reunite Women with Their Kids

While some people shell out to take Mom to brunch on Mother's Day or ignore it as a "Hallmark holiday," a coalition of groups in Philadelphia is marking the occasion by raising money to bail women with children out of jail. It's part of National Mama's Bail Out Day , a crowd-funding effort that started in Atlanta to call attention to how the cash bail...

May Day March in Providence Draws 200 to Protest Racism, Deportations

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — About 200 May Day marchers formed a sea of red flags and diversity as they moved from one symbolic site to the next Monday to advocate for a living wage, equality, fairness and environmental causes. Timed as part of International Workers’ Day, the march assembled at Burnside Park in Kennedy Plaza at 3:15 p.m. and drew activists from community groups, trade unions,...

Groups March in Danbury for Immigrants’ Rights

DANBURY — Some 150 people marched through downtown Monday afternoon demanding justice and better treatment of immigrants, a rebuke to President Donald Trump ’s crackdown on immigration. The march began at the Hispanic Center of Greater Danbury on Harmony Street and ended with a rally at Kennedy Park. Many marchers held handwritten signs bearing messages like “Love Thy Neighbor” and chanted phrases such as “No...

Dozens March for Worker Rights in Syracuse

Dozens of people took to the streets in downtown Syracuse to recognize International Worker's Day. Christopher Travis and the Workers' Center of Central New York helped organize the march and rally. "We noticed not only increased pressures since the Trump administration came in, but also that there is a real undercurrent of anti-worker sentiment in this country," Travis said. Watch the video and read the...

In Our Cities: Dignity and Power Now Fights Police Corruption in LA

Patrisse Cullors knows firsthand how the prison-industrial complex can affect families in Los Angeles. The 33-year-old’s brother and father were in and out of jails for much of her young life due to mental illness and drug sentencing disparities. “I grew up here in Los Angeles, and instead of having childhood memories of going to the beach or Disneyland, I remember police incarcerating some of...

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