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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...

Civic Groups File Suit Against Orleans Parish Sheriff

On March 14, the Orleans Parish Prison Reform Committee (OPPRC) and other local groups filed a lawsuit against Sheriff Marlin Gusman, Darnley R. Hodge, Jared E. Munster, and the city of New Orleans, alleging the illegal operation of the Temporary Detention Center (TDC) capable of housing up to 800 additional inmates adjacent to Orleans Parish Prison. A city council ordinance (no. 24,282) passed in 2011...

Rally-goers Protest Trump Budget, Aim to Protect Housing

More than 40 people gathered in front of the Tip O’Neill Federal Building Friday afternoon, despite below-freezing wind chill and light snow, to protest President Donald Trump’s proposed 2019 budget plan. The plan, they said, would make cuts to welfare programs and implement work requirements for housing assistance. The protest was organized by the Massachusetts Alliance of Department of Housing and Urban Development Tenants, an...

Demonstrators call on Faso to protect Dreamers

This afternoon, local organization Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson and allies held a protest at Congressman John Faso’s office in Kingston. The protest called on John Faso and Congress to pass a Clean Dream Act – permanent legislative protections for DACA recipients that do not include any funding for a border wall or immigration enforcement. Organizers say around 50 people attended. Today is the deadline Trump originally...

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