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Photos: Protestors Demand LAPD Police Commission to Vote No to Drones

The Stop LAPD Spying Coalition held a protest outside of LAPD headquarters Tuesday before a police commission meeting in which the commission is expected to vote on using drones in a pilot program by the police department SWAT team. See the photographs here.

The Moral Case for Draft Resistance

On Monday, Oct. 16, 1967, Americans gathered by the thousands in cities and on campuses all over the country for the first “Stop the Draft” week. On the steps of federal buildings, city halls and university buildings, hundreds of young men protested the Vietnam War by turning in their draft cards — a national act of civil disobedience. Read the entire piece about Resist's founding...

Eugene, Springfield Residents Rally Against Hate Following Anti-Semitic Graffiti at North Eugene High School

Moved to respond after swastikas and other anti-­Semitic symbols recently were painted on North Eugene High School’s front doors, several dozen Eugene and Springfield residents gathered at the school Saturday to spread a different message. A crowd of about 50 people listened to speeches and music before visiting neighborhood houses and businesses as part of a “Stop Hate” rally put on by the River Road...

Do We Have to Abolish the Victim Narrative to Abolish Immigration Detention?

Our culture loves a story with a good victim narrative. And U.S. immigration detention seems to be filled with them. News stories abound with images of immigrant women, hands stretched out, as they are ripped from their children. Well-meaning journalists and advocates alike who are trying to achieve maximum sympathy from the audience dramatize the pain and suffering of people in immigration detention to promote...

The Hearts Behind the Prison Birth Project

One chapter before it all goes downhill in Matthew’s gospel, Jesus tells his disciples what it will be like on the day the Son of Man returns: “Then the king will say to those at his right hand, ‘Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave...

Oakland Protesters Say Police Training is Too Militaristic

About 200 people chanted, picketed, and banged drums outside the Alameda County Building in Oakland on Friday, protesting this weekend’s Urban Shield event — a three-day intensive training to prepare law enforcement for the next natural disaster or terrorist attack. Started in 2007 by Alameda County Sheriff Gregory Ahern, Urban Shield has drawn criticism from activists who say it brings a military mentality to local...

Justice in Houston, Now and Always

Dear Resist Community, Sometimes it can feel difficult to grab people's attention to resist injustice, and sometimes national attention is grabbed. In these moments of hyper-televised crisis, it can be tough to cut through the spectacle and get a true sense of who is doing the crucial work on the ground. T he non-televised, grassroots, decentralized recovery that we know is so essential in the...

Asian American are Part of a Diverse National Coalition Fighting Hate Violence

On the evening of Wednesday, May 31st, a Pride flag that had been flying outside the home of the mayor of San Luis Obispo, California was set on fire and left on her doorstep . The next morning, in Washington, D.C., a noose was discovered outside of a home in the predominantly Black neighborhood of Hillcrest — the third noose found in the district that...

Meet the LGBTQ Prison Abolitionists Leading the Way to a Better World

The national gathering of Black and Pink, an LGBTQ prison abolition organization, combined a radical vision with the immediacy of personal narrative. During the opening celebration on August 4 in Chicago, the group hosted a wide array activists, most of them formerly incarcerated, to tell their stories. Eisha Love described being imprisoned for defending herself from a hate crime. Ricardo Jimenez spoke to being the...

Resist White Supremacy Everyday, Everywhere

"In every age, no matter how cruel the oppression carried on by those in power, there have been those who struggled for a different world. I believe this is the genius of humankind, the thing that makes us half divine: the fact that some human beings can envision a world that has never existed." - Anne Braden Dear Resist Community, As an organization led by,...

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