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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,...

The Fight to Save ‘Our Beloved Barrio’

East Harlem residents are demanding Mayor de Blasio and Speaker Mark-Viverito drop a plan to build high rises and instead adopt initiatives to keep the neighborhood affordable. “El Barrio belongs to the people that live here,” said Diana Vega a member of the Movement for Justice in El Barrio, speaking to residents of East Harlem on Sunday at a rally organized by the group to...

DACA Recipients, Supporters Gather in City

Event in response to state attorneys general asking Trump to end program for young undocumented immigrants. NEW HAVEN >> A student group representing undocumented young adults that wants to defend their legal ability to remain in this country with certainty held a community event Wednesday night to spread that message. The group’s action was in response to a group of attorneys general from ten states...

Patrisse Cullors Talks BLM, Police Reform and Why We Need to Support Black Trans Women

On Friday, Black Lives Matter cofounder Patrisse Cullors sat down with Mic in a Facebook live video to discuss the Black Lives Matter movement, its reputation across the world, as well as transgender support within the black community. In 2013, Cullors, along with Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi, started the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag and subsequent movement to combat police brutality. “We’re in a moment where Black...

Resilient Sisterhood Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

In February of last year, journalist Gwendolyn Ifill co-moderated a debate between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders on “NewsHour” — she was said to have brought forth some of the most memorable responses from each candidate. “Every time the proceedings seemed on the verge of tedium … Ifill would step in with some out-of-the-box questions,” Politico reported. Nine months later, at age 61, endometrial cancer...

Dignity and Power Now is Compiling Information from News Sources, Public Records and Alleged Survivors to List Every Los Angeles County Sheriff Deputies with Histories of Serious Misconduct.

Dignity and Power Now, a Los Angeles-based grassroots organization that advocates for incarcerated people, their families and communities, just launched Theproblematic.org, a website aimed at promoting accountability and transparency for L.A. County sheriff's deputies who are accused of committing serious misconduct. Read the entire article at Colorlines .

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