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Rent Soars, Small Businesses Close as Brooklyn Neighborhood Goes Through ‘Rapid Gentrification’

FLATBUSH, Brooklyn — Flatbush. Neighbors call it “rapid gentrification.” “Some of the businesses that were here, were here for a while, and it’s sad to see them go,” said Dudley Sylvian sitting inside his tax firm office Sylco Consulting. It is pretty much the last business on the block that doesn’t have a for rent sign hanging above it. During the past few weeks, Cortelyou...

How the Non-Binary Revolution Hit the West Coast

If history is any lesson, the groundwork for a non-binary revolution is being laid now. One of the most consequential moments in the transgender rights movement to date happened years before the so-called “Transgender Tipping Point” of 2014: In 2010, the U.S. State Department began allowing transgender people to change the gender markers on their passports from “M” to “F” or vice versa with a...

Activists Protest as L.A. City Council Committee Moves LAPD Drone Program Forward

Activists continued voicing their opposition to an LAPD plan to use drones by protesting at a Los Angeles City Council committee meeting where funding for the program was approved Wednesday morning. The Public Safety Committee approved a $31,500 donation from the Los Angeles Police Foundation for the purchase of four civilian-level drones. The full City Council must vote on the donation before LAPD can use...

Why Activists Protested the Super Bowl 2018 in Minneapolis

On Super Bowl weekend, the streets of Minneapolis were flooded with people, but not all of them were headed to the big game. Among the fans wearing Eagles and Patriots jerseys — many of whom had spent thousands of dollars on tickets and travel — were local residents who were less than happy with what the football championship brought to their city. Read the entire...

A Bold Step Towards the World We Need: Resist's 2018 Grant-making Panel

I am not a liberator. Liberators do not exist. The people liberate themselves - Che Guevara To see the world we want, philanthropy has to change. We've heard from Resist grantees and grassroots activists around the world that many of philanthropy's widespread practices sustain the gate-keeping of resources and encourage competition between grassroots activists that need to be working together. Resist has always been at...

Hot Protest in an Ice-Cold Super Bowl City

Local organizers are using old-fashioned solidarity to combat the corporate prom that is Super Bowl week in the Twin Cities. There are two contests taking place in Minneapolis–St. Paul this weekend. One, of course, is the Super Bowl, the NFL’s reward to Vikings owner Zygi Wilf for getting taxpayers to hand half a billion dollars to build his football arena, the aptly named US Bank...

Cleveland Indians Will Remove 'Chief Wahoo' From Uniforms In 2019

The Cleveland Indians will be removing "Chief Wahoo," the bright red caricature of a Native American the team uses as a logo, from players' caps and uniforms starting in 2019. The divisive logo, which has been publicly protested as a racist and offensive image for decades, will remain on official merchandise available for purchase by fans. "The team must maintain a retail presence so that...

Why One Former Immigrant Detainee Says Detention Centers Should be Called Prisons

Carlos Hidalgo displayed a batch of handwritten letters he’s received from people held inside California’s largest immigrant detention center. “A lot of friends that I’ve made here have asked to be deported because of the conditions we live in, (it’s) not human like,” one person wrote. Another said of being inside the center after serving time in jail: “It’s like paying for the same crime...

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Welcome to Liberation Games choose a game declare your cause play to win GET YOUR TICKETS HERE!!! We're putting the FUN in FUNding our movements. We'll fill Spontaneous Celebrations with six simultaneous tournaments, plus an open game room. Only $20 to play, so buy in advance before it sells out. Each player chooses a game and declares a radical cause . All entry fees go...

What Does it Mean to be 50?

..Let the past teach you. Past customs, struggles, leaders and thinkers. Let these help you. Let them inspire you, warn you, give you strength. But beware...What was cannot come again. To survive, know the past, let it touch you, then let the past go. - Octavia Butler , Earthseed Dear Resister, A half-century ago Resist came into being. On the heel of the Call to...

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