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We Need Nurses, Social Workers and Mental Health Workers in Our Schools, Not Police Officers, Testifies Student

“Students, including myself, don’t feel safe around police officers because they carry guns and I have to constantly watch my back instead of feeling safe,” said Aleita Cook , a Junior at Providence Career and Technical Academy ( PCTA ) and a member of the Providence Student Union ( PSU ). Cook was testifying before the Rhode Island Senate Education Committee on three bills, S2773...

Connecticut Advocates Blast DeVos for Saying Schools Can Welcome ICE

Immigration advocates in the state and the Connecticut office of the ACLU blasted Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for saying that a school can chose to call Immigration and Customs Enforcement on students believed to be undocumented. “Children should be able to trust and learn from their teachers, not face the prospect of educators becoming deputized informants for ICE,” said David McGuire, executive director of the...

How the LAPD Uses Data to Predict Crime {Editor's Note: Features Work by the STOP LAPD Spying Coalition}

IF YOU’VE EVER been incarcerated, it’s never easy to escape your past. In Los Angeles, it may be even harder. The Los Angeles Police Department is one of dozens of cities across the country that’s trying to predict where crime will happen—and who those future criminals will be—based on past crime and arrest data. One effort, known as Operation LASER, which began in 2011, crunches...

Until They're All Free: Mothers and the Prison Industrial Complex

Happy Mother's D­ay Resisters! Every year, people from all over the country take this day to honor the mothers in our community. Birth mothers, adoptive mothers, caretakers, neighborhood mothers, and mothers in prison. In the United States, half of the women in prison and eighty percent of the women in jails are mothers. Most are the primary caretakers for their children. Six out of ten...

Not Enough Color In American Art Museums

The current furor over the Brooklyn Museum’s appointment of a white woman to oversee the museum’s African Art collection is not surprising or infuriating to Steven Nelson. Nelson is an African American art historian at UCLA who specializes in African art, and he says, “There are very few of us in the field.” Read the entire piece which features Resist grantee Equality for Flatbush here.

The Resistance is Winning and...

...You Are Fueling It Dear Resister, We've endured over a year of Trump together, with plenty of fight still in us. Muslims were targeted, young Dreamers faced deportation, white supremacists were emboldened to parade in public, and corporate profit reigned over our environment - and the list goes on... I write to you, our office is being inundated with more than double the number of...

Yesterday's April Fool's Email...No, We Are Not Changing Our Name!

...You Are Fueling It Dear Resister, We've endured over a year of Trump together, with plenty of fight still in us. Muslims were targeted, young Dreamers faced deportation, white supremacists were emboldened to parade in public, and corporate profit reigned over our environment - and the list goes on... I write to you, our office is being inundated with more than double the number of...

Announcement! Resist is Changing Our Name

Dear Resist Community, Fifty years ago a group of brave individuals came together, drew up a plan to support the resistance to the Vietnam war, and founded this organization in contempt of the law. They decided to name it a one-word declaration of defiance to illegitimate authority for all of the world to hear: RESIST . But times have changed and we find ourselves in...

Experts concerned Contra Costa sheriff tipping off ICE by posting release dates of detained immigrants

In early March, Sheriff David Livingston banned volunteers from CIVIC (Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement) from entering the West Contra Costa jail, alleging it “poses a security and safety hazard.” In November, CIVIC published allegations of abuse by deputies overseeing female ICE detainees at the facility. Read the entire article here.

From Chiapas to El Barrio, Connecting Global Women’s Struggles

Led primarily by immigrant women, Movement for Justice in El Barrio (MJB) is a grassroots community organization based in East Harlem. Since 2004, the organization has been leading the fight against gentrification affecting low-income and immigrant communities. And they have succeeded, using door-to-door relationship building between neighbors, listening to the community and protests. “Our greatest accomplishment has been the fact that we remain here,” said...

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