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National Alliance of HUD Tenants Oppose Trump’s Proposed Budget Cuts

In response to the proposed budget cuts to HUD, elected leaders of the National Alliance of HUD Tenants (NAHT) demanded immediate rejection by Congress of President Donald Trump’s 2019 budget request, which was released on February 12! Budget cuts for the poor, and tax cuts for the rich is the mantra of the Trump Administration, and the GOP. This week the Trump Administration released its...

Impending DACA Expiration Deadline Felt by Connecticut Residents

RIDGEFIELD, CT (WFSB) With a looming expiration date for the Dream Act, thousands of residents brought to the United States illegally as children could no longer be protected from deportation. The Dream Act expires March 5th, and with no sign of an immigration bill to replace, young immigrants in Connecticut told Channel 3 that they will not rest until a new bill is passed. Thousands...

Rent Soars, Small Businesses Close as Brooklyn Neighborhood Goes Through ‘Rapid Gentrification’

FLATBUSH, Brooklyn — Flatbush. Neighbors call it “rapid gentrification.” “Some of the businesses that were here, were here for a while, and it’s sad to see them go,” said Dudley Sylvian sitting inside his tax firm office Sylco Consulting. It is pretty much the last business on the block that doesn’t have a for rent sign hanging above it. During the past few weeks, Cortelyou...

How the Non-Binary Revolution Hit the West Coast

If history is any lesson, the groundwork for a non-binary revolution is being laid now. One of the most consequential moments in the transgender rights movement to date happened years before the so-called “Transgender Tipping Point” of 2014: In 2010, the U.S. State Department began allowing transgender people to change the gender markers on their passports from “M” to “F” or vice versa with a...

Activists Protest as L.A. City Council Committee Moves LAPD Drone Program Forward

Activists continued voicing their opposition to an LAPD plan to use drones by protesting at a Los Angeles City Council committee meeting where funding for the program was approved Wednesday morning. The Public Safety Committee approved a $31,500 donation from the Los Angeles Police Foundation for the purchase of four civilian-level drones. The full City Council must vote on the donation before LAPD can use...

Why Activists Protested the Super Bowl 2018 in Minneapolis

On Super Bowl weekend, the streets of Minneapolis were flooded with people, but not all of them were headed to the big game. Among the fans wearing Eagles and Patriots jerseys — many of whom had spent thousands of dollars on tickets and travel — were local residents who were less than happy with what the football championship brought to their city. Read the entire...

A Bold Step Towards the World We Need: Resist's 2018 Grant-making Panel

I am not a liberator. Liberators do not exist. The people liberate themselves - Che Guevara To see the world we want, philanthropy has to change. We've heard from Resist grantees and grassroots activists around the world that many of philanthropy's widespread practices sustain the gate-keeping of resources and encourage competition between grassroots activists that need to be working together. Resist has always been at...

Hot Protest in an Ice-Cold Super Bowl City

Local organizers are using old-fashioned solidarity to combat the corporate prom that is Super Bowl week in the Twin Cities. There are two contests taking place in Minneapolis–St. Paul this weekend. One, of course, is the Super Bowl, the NFL’s reward to Vikings owner Zygi Wilf for getting taxpayers to hand half a billion dollars to build his football arena, the aptly named US Bank...

Cleveland Indians Will Remove 'Chief Wahoo' From Uniforms In 2019

The Cleveland Indians will be removing "Chief Wahoo," the bright red caricature of a Native American the team uses as a logo, from players' caps and uniforms starting in 2019. The divisive logo, which has been publicly protested as a racist and offensive image for decades, will remain on official merchandise available for purchase by fans. "The team must maintain a retail presence so that...

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