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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...

Where Does Philanthropy Go From Here?

Dear Resist Community, Like many of you, we here at Resist are struggling to find answers. But we aren't lost. That is because we are absolutely certain of one thing: the journey towards justice has never been a straightforward one and we are still on it together . This country has never been pure or righteous. It has always had to be ferociously dragged to...

The Next 50 Years...Looking back while dreaming about the future

Whatever you do, life don’t stop. It only sits a minute and dreams a dream.” - Grace Paley, Resist Co-founder On the eve of our semi-centennial, it is only natural to stop, take some time, and look back over the past 50 years. But Resist is also looking forward. ***The struggle for Civil, Women’s, Student, Farmworker, LGBTQ, and Indigenous rights. Anti-Vietnam War, anti-intervention in Latin...

Low-wage Workers Chalk Up Another Victory as CTUL Members Win Union

For the past decade, workers in fast food, retail and other low-wage industries have been pushing back against the notion they are condemned to jobs with lousy pay, no benefits and poor working conditions. In several communities, they have successfully organized for a $15 minimum wage and paid safe and sick time. On Thursday, they marked another victory, as workers who clean Target, Best Buy,...

1 Million in Haiti Urgently Need Humanitarian Assistance After Hurricane's "Apocalyptic Destruction"

In Haiti, the death toll from Hurricane Matthew has topped 1,000. Haitian interim President Jocelerme Privert is warning the country faces a possible famine from what he described as the "apocalyptic destruction" of Hurricane Matthew. The country is also battling a growing cholera outbreak. The storm hit a week ago, but many areas have still received no aid. Food and medicine have run out. Authorities...

US Campaign Against Columbus Day Gaining Steam

Native peoples movement gets fresh boost as Phoenix city decides to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous People's Day. Winslow, Arizona - A growing movement to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous People's Day, which aims to celebrate the culture of native peoples across the Americas, is gaining steam. Indigenous activists have campaigned for decades for the acceptance of the holiday, saying that celebrating the arrival of...

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