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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...

Activists Rally for Affordable Housing in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD -- A group of housing advocates held a rally outside Springfield City Hall Thursday evening, calling for expanded affordable housing and eviction reform. Members of the demonstration, organized by local activism groups Arise for Social Justice and Springfield No One Leaves, marched from the corner of Sherman and State Streets to Court Square, carrying banners and chanting slogans. "What do we want? Affordable housing!...

Not One More'; Dozens In Hartford Protest Police Violence

Aross from Mayor Luke Bronin's home Friday night, Bishop John Selders sat in a lawn chair tapping lightly on a drum, flanked by several dozen others who sang quietly. Their message: Stop the police violence. In the past seven days, two black men had been shot by police, first in Tulsa, Okla., then in Charlotte, N.C. "I want to be surprised," Selders said of the...

Civil Rights Suit Filed Against Denver Challenges Constitutionality of Homeless “Sweeps”

Homeless individuals and advocates in Denver have filed a lawsuit against the city after a dramatic increase in homeless “sweeps” that the suit claims violate constitutional rights. New reports from organizations like the National Coalition for the Homeless show that cities like Washington DC, Dallas, Saint Louis, Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles are also trying to deter homelessness by criminalizing it. The Denver lawsuit...

Black Liberation and the Abolition of the Prison Industrial Complex: An Interview with Rachel Herzing

Rachel Herzing lives and works in Oakland, CA, where she fights the violence of policing and imprisonment. She is a co-founder of Critical Resistance, a national grassroots organization dedicated to abolishing the prison industrial complex and the Co-Director of the StoryTelling & Organizing Project, a community resource sharing stories of interventions to interpersonal harm that do not rely on policing, imprisonment, or traditional social services...

Orange is the New Black Podcast: Q&A with Jean Casella from Solitary Watch

Welcome to Solitary Confinement 101. We chatted with Solitary Watch co-director Jean Casella about the depiction of solitary in ‘Orange is the New Black’, how solitary can alter the brain, and how we can learn more. Throughout most of Orange is the New Black Season 4, beloved character Sophia Burset (Laverne Cox) was locked up in a small cell. Fans of the show were incredibly...

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