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Hundreds March Against Trump in New Orleans and "Inaugurate the Resistance"

A day of protest in New Orleans began with a mock funeral at the Mississippi River and ended with dozens of protesters linking arms at Duncan Plaza. On Jan. 20, as Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President, hundreds of New Orleanians marched in the streets, offering satire in the morning and a massive call to organize against threats to marginalized communities in...

PHOTOS: Hundreds of Providence students walk out to protest Trump

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Hundreds of Providence students have walked out of class and marched to the Statehouse to protest the inauguration of Donald Trump as president. Students at schools including Hope High School and Classical High School, as well as the private Moses Brown School and the Paul Cuffee Charter School, walked out at 11:08 a.m. Friday, as the inauguration ceremony was happening in...

Burlington Rally Opposes Repeal of Health Care Law

The auditorium at Burlington High School overflowed with people who turned out Sunday to rally against efforts by Republicans in the U.S. Congress to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law — actions they said would harm access to health care in the U.S. and put residents' lives at risk. Speakers at the rally said the negative effects would include depriving millions of Americans of...

Advocates Gather in Danbury to Educate Undocumented About Their Rights

DANBURY - Immigrant leaders gathered Sunday afternoon to empower and educate the undocumented community on their rights as part of a national Day of Action. Several advocacy organizations, including CT Students for a Dream, Frente Unido de Immigrantes Equatorianos, Make The Road NY and United We Dream, held the event at the Ecuadorian Civic Center . Nearly 50 cities across the country, including Stamford, held...

Mid-Hudson declared Hate Free Zone

BEACON – Over 100 supporters of the first ever Hudson Valley Hate Free Zone stood together in solidarity Saturday to support the rights of all peoples in the region. The event in Beacon, put on by Hate Free Zone leaders from Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson and Community Voices Heard, was held as a response to the increasingly oppressive atmosphere for black, LGBTQ, Muslim, undocumented and Jewish...

Immigrants Head to Washington to Rally While Obama Is Still There

Nine busloads of immigrant activists from Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island will depart before dawn for the trip to Washington, intent on making their voices heard. They will be blasting protest playlists while carrying posters and flags, from the familiar rainbow to the worn colors of Haiti. Read the entire article featuring Resist grantee Haitian Women for Haitian Refugees at the New York Times .

For Activists and Others, Nonviolent Strategies Against Harassment and Assault

The outcome of the recent presidential election has elevated fears of harassment, verbal abuse and even physical violence against minorities, women, Muslims, LGBT individuals and other marginalized people for some Mainers. That’s why Bangor-area organizations will offer trainings this weekend in “bystander intervention” to teach people of all ages who witness such incidents to intervene safely and effectively. At the Peace and Justice Center of...

Pro-Choice Activists Sue State of Texas Over New Abortion Law

THE STATE OF TEXAS – Since June of this year, the state of Texas has been entangled in a heated debate following the Department of State Health Service and Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s announcement that a new law would be implemented requiring all medical facilities that perform abortions to either cremate or bury the remains of aborted and miscarried babies, regardless of the period of...

Springfield Rally Joins Together Multiple Organizations to Support Muslims and Rally Against Racism

A rally Wednesday to protest prejudice against those of Muslim faith turned into so much more, with people chanting support for the Black Lives Matter movement and refugees, and some from the LGBT community holding signs protesting Islamophobia. The rally at the corner of State and Federal streets drew more than 50 participants and was one of 25 across the country organized by the national...

November 8th Will Go Down in History

November 8th will go down in history. On that day the world was warned of extremely severe dangers unless urgent steps are taken to deal with global warming. Second, the most powerful country in world history placed the entire government (executive, legislative, judicial branches) in the hands of an organization-the Republican Party-dedicated to escalating the race to disaster. As we know all too well, Trump's...

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