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Your Source on Where To Donate on this #GivingTuesday

Today is #GivingTuesday. It's a day celebrated in response to Black Friday , Cyber Monday , and to the entire consumer culture we swim in. On this day, people are encouraged to donate to causes they believe in. But where to give? You could give to Resist. But did you also know that Resist maintains a database of hundreds of the most dynamic, inspiring, and...

Fighting for Freedom From Surveillance: Redefining "Sanctuary" for Trans, Queer and Immigrant Communities

One of the leading strategic movements after the installation of Donald Trump's administration has been the sanctuary movement. Yet, as many critics have asked, what's a sanctuary with jails? Though cities have been quick to claim the mantle of sanctuary, a surveillance apparatus that disproportionately targets poor communities of color runs contrary to that claim. The matrix of broken windows policing, anti-immigrant policies and online...

Will You Stand in Your Yes?

Dear Resist Community, I , more than anything, believe we are the people we've been waiting for.* We always have been and always will be. However imperfect, we prove time and time again that when some of us are pushed around we can and do come together to ensure a better world . Your support this past year demonstrated that you are committed to ensuring...

#MeToo Survivors March to Take Place Sunday in Hollywood

Speakers at the event include Tarana Burke, writer and commentator Jasmyne Cannick, AF3IRM national chairperson Ivy Quicho and organizing director for Dignity and Power Now, Jayda Rasberry. A #MeToo Survivors March is set to take place Sunday morning in Hollywood. The march, which will begin at Hollywood Boulevard and North Highland Avenue at 10 a.m., will be led by Tarana Burke, the creator of the...

Why are We Locking Immigrants for Years?

U.S. Army and National Guard veteran Arnold Giammarco recently celebrated a remarkable homecoming with his wife, child, and country after being separated—not by war, but by immigration detention and deportation . Mr. Giammarco’s story exemplifies the dangers of prolonged immigration detention . Jailed in an immigration prison for 18 months without the right to a bond hearing, he was forced to accept deportation and fight...

Support Resist's Emergency Grant Fund!

Dear Resister, As I write to you, people are voting across the country. But we know that equally vital to voting is civic engagement the other 364 days of the year. Thankfully, people are continually rising up, resisting, and taking action. Requests for emergency funds to stage protests are pouring into this office from progressive grassroots organizations across the country. Especially now, these protests are...

Art Meets Activism at Subversive Art Festival Extravaganza

The Subversive Art Festival Extravaganza at Tapp’s Arts Center is all about what happens when art and activism come together – but there’s a twist. With a full line-up of bands, comedians, artists and interactive pieces, the festival is really about getting people engaged and having a good time doing it. Brett Bursey, executive director of the S.C. Progressive Network, cites a quote commonly attributed...

When the American Dream Becomes Human Rights Abuse

ONCE DETAINED, UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS ARE CUT OFF FROM FAMILY, FRIENDS AND LEGAL HELP. THIS NONPROFIT IS GIVING THEM A VOICE — AND REMAKING THE ENTIRE SYSTEM IN THE PROCESS. Christina Fialho was in law school with hopes of becoming an immigration attorney, when a friend’s father disappeared into the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) system. Later, they found out he’d been deported to Mexico...

50 Years Ago: The March on the Pentagon

Fifty years ago today, thousands of individuals united in Washington, D.C. and displayed one of the many great acts of resistance in US history. They marched on the Pentagon and set in motion the formation of a foundation that pursues that spirit today: Resist To all of those who bravely resisted and said no to that war - we thank you. Without you, we would...

50 Years Ago: A Call To Resist

This document was written in 1967, signed by more than 20,000 individuals, and published in several public venues including The New York Times Review of Books and The Nation. The act of signing the "call to resist" was a misdemeanor and those who signed risked criminal prosecution. The "call to resist illegitimate authority" was used as state’s evidence against several anti-war activists, including Benjamin Spock,...

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