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America Loves to Praise Martin Luther King Jr. But We Ignore His Message

The upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. holiday takes on added significance this year, on what would have been a special birthday for the iconic civil rights leader. On Tuesday, January 15, 2019, Martin Luther King Jr. would have turned 90 years old. Of course, King did not even live to reach middle age, being cut down by an assassin's bullet while standing on the balcony...

In 2019, Let’s Resolve to Organize With Love in the Face of Apocalypse

This is a time to let love guide each step, but it doesn’t seem like that. It seems like time to obsess over how bad it all is. It’s really bad. It’s a hard time for those who have to think in terms of short-term conditions — of surviving deportation, prison, attacks on our personhood . Watching a caravan of displaced people approach our border,...

New York Law Now Allows Gender-Neutral Birth Certificates

NEW YORK — New York City residents have a new option for denoting gender on their birth certificates: gender "X." A law allowing the choice of "X'' took effect Tuesday. The measure passed in 2018. It allows people to change their birth certificates to "X'' by attesting that it reflects their "true gender identity." Parents also can choose "X'' for newborns. New York City is...

Part IV of "Transforming Resist: A Series on Radical Philanthropy"

Dear Resister, For the past four months we've been sharing our story of transformation, this Foundation Friday is no different. In the fourth installment of our Radical Philanthropy Series we're introducing you to Resist's Worker Self-Directed Nonprofit model. Learn more about how our collective structure helps us live deeper into our values. During this series, we've been able to weave a thread through the core...

We Need You - A Letter From Noam Chomsky

Dear Resister, We needed Resist 50 years ago when I co-founded it, and we need it just as much today. For as long as there have been people in power, there have been people oppressed. And Resist has sought to support to those resisting that oppression for the last half a century. When President Trump enacted his "zero-tolerance policy" at the border, he ripped apart...

Thank u, next! Songs for the Ailing and Joyous Resistance

Good riddance, 2018! Hello, 2019. This year, we were inspired by you , fellow Resister - and all of the courageous work of hundreds of grassroots groups across the country and the world. Together, we've resisted the horrific actions of this administration and injustice far and wide. We've worked together to create a different world, one day at a time. In gratitude we offer a...

We Are Winning in Beautiful Ways

Dear Resisters, Together, we are winning. At Resist, we have the unique vantage point of bearing witness to incredible feats by organized communities across the country. In spite of the Trump administration's efforts to strip apart thousands of families, erase protections for LGBTQ people, re-institute a ban on Muslims, limit women's rights, reverse environmental policies, embolden racist policies, and steal Indigenous people's lands, frontline communities...

Providence Student Union Protest Demands Removing Police Officers From Schools

PROVIDENCE — Thirty teenagers, members of the Providence Student Union, rallied at City Hall Wednesday to demand the removal of police officers from their high schools. The student rights organization also called for an increase in guidance counselors and a shift toward restorative justice, which uses dialogue and understanding to resolve disciplinary issues. Instead of relying on school resource officers, students asked for safety teams...

How the New Orleans restaurant industry is tackling substance abuse

Earlier this summer a group of chefs, restaurant workers and industry experts gathered one morning at Maypop in downtown New Orleans to discuss the topic on everyone's mind. It was July 24, and a little more than a month had passed since celebrated chef and globetrotting television host Anthony Bourdain committed suicide at age 61. The adrenaline and drug-fueled kitchen culture depicted in Bourdain's celebrated...

Breaking Barriers: Refugee Dream Center Begins Classes to Train Refugees to Access Vital Resources

The Refugee Dream Center , with a grant from the Department of Public Safety Grant Administration Office , has developed a program called Breaking Barriers , which will train refugees living in various communities within Rhode Island to help deliver access to vital services, including mental health services, to vulnerable refugee communities. “It’s a combination of two ideas,” said Refugee Dream Center Executive Director Omar...

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