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"Show Us the Money" march on JPMorgan Chase demands bank pay promised $13 billion settlement

Forty Minneapolis residents with Occupy Homes MN and the Home Defenders League marched on JPMorgan Chase in downtown Minneapolis this afternoon, demanding they negotiate a fair deal for south Minneapolis homeowner Sergio Ceballos and pay out the $13 billion settlement they agreed to last fall with the Department of Justice to help struggling homeowners. “Last year, the Department of Justice and JPMorgan Chase announced that...

Demonstrators in Missoula Call for Action on Climate Change

Climate activists in Montana don’t want to waste any more time. They want to see their politicians do something about the danger of climate change, and their voices are getting louder. A crowd came out to show their support of helping to stop climate change at the Montanans for Climate Solutions rally in Missoula on Saturday. The hour-long event drew more than 150 people to...

The Fight for Justice in Palestine: TIAA-CREF divests social choice fund from controversial Veolia Corporation

The We Divest coalition joins workers, environmentalists, and corporate accountability organizations in congratulating pension fund giant TIAA-CREF for removing Veolia Environnement SA stock (VIE:EN Paris) from its Social Choice Funds portfolio. In July 2013, TIAA-CREF’s website showed over $1.2 million in Veolia shares for its Social Choice Funds. Today it shows zero. TIAA-CREF still holds Veolia stock in its regular accounts. “Some of us in...

The Struggle for Prisoners’ Rights: The movement for freedom for all took a huge leap forward

Editor's note: This past year marked a major shift in the movement away from mass incarceration, the drug war, and the prison industrial complex and towards prisoners’ rights. This shift happened mainly because of a hunger strike that spread across California(and then across the country) by prisoners to protest the conditions of their imprisonment. We have not seen such a movement spread so quickly...well, maybe...

Together at Midnight: Indian People’s Action and Blue Skies Campaign Organize to Confront the Tar Sands Industry

Shortly after midnight, on March 13, 2014, 70 people rallied in a cold parking lot off Missoula’s South Reserve Street and waited for a “megaload” sized piece of equipment which was slated to pass through town. The equipment onboard was tar sands processing machinery and was heading for Alberta, Canada, but they had to get through Missoula first. Protesters held signs that read “Tar Sands...

In This Together

As the radical activist Helen Keller once said, “alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” As you know, RESIST supports hundreds of activist organizations throughout the US who are dedicated to organizing their communities to make this world a more peaceful and just place. But what you might not know is that every year these groups also often come together,...

Massachusetts Senate Votes for Childbirth Without Chains

UPDATE: On Wednesday, March 26th, all 146 members of the Massachusetts House voted to end the shackling of incarcerated women during labor, delivery and postpartum recovery. Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick has already stated that he will sign the bill once it reaches his desk. After years of organizing by currently and formerly incarcerated women, advocates and allies, Massachusetts will become the 19th state to prohibit...

Missoula Women Arrested During Megaload Protest

Three Missoula women were arrested early Friday while protesting a megaload of oilfield equipment on Reserve Street, an activist group said. The women – Carol Marsh, Debbie Florence and Gail Gilman – joined members of Indian Peoples Action, Northern Rockies Rising Tide and the Blue Skies Campaign in protesting as the megaload made its way through Missoula. The arrests came after protesters blocked Reserve Street...

Workers March Through Mpls Skyway in Hopes of Ending 'Poverty Wages'

Local janitors made their push Wednesday to try to get minimum wage raised in Minnesota. Workers marched through the Minneapolis skyway to call for an end to what the group refers to as poverty wages, the same day President Obama was in town. The workers joined together through CTUL, Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en la Lucha, a Twin Cities workers center. The group is asking...

Hope and Action

If 2013 were to be boiled down to one word, it would be action. We saw tens of thousands of prisoners go on hunger strike to protest the conditions of their imprisonment, a feat that took an unthinkable amount of courage, organizing, and support. We witnessed intrepid environmental justice activists on the frontlines come together and step up to the industries and officials responsible for...

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