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Members of Providence Student Union applaud NECAP test postponement

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The student activists largely responsible for bringing concerns about the NECAP test to the public’s attention applauded the test’s postponement as a graduation requirement. One member of the Providence Student Union, Hector Perea, said, “I’m so proud of all the hard work that has been put into the high-stakes testing by PSU students and the whole community. ” Another PSU activist, Tim...

Rhode Island Students Win Three-year High Stakes Testing Ban

Today, the Rhode Island House of Representatives took a powerful step toward improving education statewide by approving H-8363, a three-year moratorium on the misuse of the NECAP exam as a high-stakes graduation requirement. The bill echoes S-2059 passed by the Senate on May 14th. If signed by Governor Chafee, these bills will ensure that no students from now through the Class of 2017 will be...

Projecting Palestinian Liberation at Israeli Sponsored Film Festival

Attendees at Frameline LGBT Film Festival in San Francisco one Saturday night were treated to an extra screening outside the theater. As people lined up for the 9:30 film, activists from Queers Undermining Israeli Terrorism (QUIT!) projected the statements “Frameline Supports Apartheid,” “Israel Is An Apartheid State/Frameline Doesn’t Care” onto the theater wall, to music from the Brass Liberation Orchestra. Frameline has refused to sever...

"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...

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