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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...

When the going gets tough...

A lot depends on what actions those of us appalled by Trump's vision take together . Together we have influence. Together, we will stand against the terrifying swing toward extremism in our government. Now more than ever, your generous support of Resist matters. Here's why: Your gift helps defend our planet. The impending dismantling of environmental control regulations demands that we fight as never before...

Vandals break into a LGBTI youth center in Rhode Island, hang up a noose

'You will not intimidate us, you will not steer us away from our mission, you will never dampen our spirit. You have only motivated us even more' A center for young southeast Asian kids was broken into by vandals, and a noose hung from the rafters. Sarath Suong, executive director at Providence Youth Student Movement (PrYSM) in Rhode Island, said the vandalism occurred between Sunday...

UConn Pledges to Protect Immigrant Students

The University of Connecticut will protect its undocumented students amid a coming Donald Trump presidency, campus officials announced Tuesday. Does that make UConn a “sanctuary” campus. First officials said no, then revised their response to, “essentially.” “Although we don’t have the legal ability to designate ourselves with the formal term, UConn is already essentially functioning as a sanctuary campus,” UConn spokeswoman Stephanie Reitz said. UConn...

A Community Defense Against Hate Crime Launched In Jackson Heights

Hundreds of people from diverse communities gathered to launch a community defense and hate-free zone in Jackson Heights, Queens Dec. 2, fearing the impact of the “policies of hate” of the incoming Trump administration. Neighborhood-based groups marched through the heart of Queens, including Jackson Heights, Woodside, Elmhurst, and Corona, some of the most diverse neighborhoods in the country which are home to working-class immigrant, Muslim,...

Families Protest East Harlem Rezoning at Gracie Mansion

A large group of children, parents and East Harlem residents of all ages marched in front of Mayor De Blasio's home at Gracie Mansion yesterday chanting “El Barrio is Not For Sale! It is to be loved and defended.” At the protest’s height late yesterday afternoon, over a 100 members of Movement for Justice in El Barrio, all immigrants and people of color, clad in...

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