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Two Boston Activists Reflect on Creative Action in Ferguson, MO

“Creative action liberates us by reminding ourselves and other that we can come up with new ways to disrupt.”- Chrislene DeJean Chalking outlines of dead bodies on the sidewalk. Occupying St. Louis University for a week. Holding up coffins adorned with mirrors for police officers to literally see themselves in the reflection of ‘the dead’. These are just a few of the many creative actions...

Event in Washington, DC: Shared History, Common Vision

The Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) and Resist invite you to this celebration of Five Decades of Supporting Grassroots Movements In 1963 Marcus Raskin co-founded IPS withRichard Barnett and in 1967 he wrote Resist’s founding document, “A Call to Resist Illegitimate Authority.” From the antiwar movement during Vietnam to today, both organizations have been critical in supporting social movements: IPS with critical research and innovative...

Pipeline Protesters Arrested in Building Occupation

MONTPELIER - Dozens of protesters entered the Pavilion Building in Montpelier on Monday afternoon with demands for Gov. Peter Shumlin to reverse his support for expanding a Vermont Gas pipeline in the state. They were part of a larger rally -- many hundreds of people -- who convened at 3 p.m. Monday on the Statehouse lawn. More than 80 demonstrators intent on civil disobedience remained...

Welcome to the New resist.org!

Resist is approaching our 50th anniversary. We are so very proud of our history, our founders, and all of the truly brave grassroots groups that started and propelled social movements across the country for the past five decades. Against incredible odds, we have resisted war, occupation, capitalism, corporate globalization, environmental destruction, prisons, borders, racism, classism, and patriarchy. We hope our new site stirs up emotions...

Fighting Injustice; Rally Raises Awareness of Immigration Rights and Challenges

Those were just a few of the chants that echoed around the section of the Student Center known as “Semesters” on the Central Connecticut State University campus Thursday afternoon, as approximately 50 students, faculty, community members and organizational leaders looked to raise awareness on the rights of immigrants as well as the challenges, issues and injustices they face. “This issue is real. Human beings are...

We Got It! Springfield City Council votes YES for Climate Change Resolution!

For the past couple of months, Arise and our Climate Justice partner organizations, have been working to get a climate change action plan for Springfield. We’ve held community meetings in Mason Square and the North End and talked about ways to help make Springfield greener and cleaner. We’ve worked with the Green Commission to put together a resolution and last night the City Council passed...

Leading by Example: New youth directors to lead Trans Youth Support Network

Local trans youth can now officially turn to their peers for help in navigating a system they say doesn’t accommodate their needs. On July 1, Trans Youth Support Network transitioned into a completely youth-led organization. Jahleel Princeton Arcani, TayvonCaples, La’Niya Dixon and Jakob Rumble took over the organization, replacing TYSN’s previous adult leaders Katie Burgess and Roxanne Anderson. Officials say the transition will allow TYSN...

Documenting the Undocumented: Blurring the lines between artist and activist

A group of people stand motionless, gazing forlornly through the metal bars surrounding the White House. No one acknowledges them, save the guard moving through them through the milling crowd. In one swift movement he lifts the little group up and into the nearby trashcan, pushing down the cardboard cutouts until they fit into the dark, dank space. These “people” were just as ignored and...

Victory! But the struggle against deportations continues

It is with overwhelming joy that we share the news that on July 17th, 2014, Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee signed an order directing our state’s prisons and jails to end their practice of holding immigrant detainees for additional time in order to transfer them to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The previous policy of accepting “ICE hold” resulted in unknown hundreds of our community...

Opening Not Just the Door, but Our Hearts

The national debate over the US immigration detention and deportation system has come into sharp focus with the response to the Central American children and families who are fleeing violence and persecution to seek asylum at the US-Mexico border. Responding to this humanitarian crisis will require relief efforts to support the women and children and organizing and advocacy against proposals to detain and deport them...

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