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Bang a Drum Out loud: Two Spirit Powwow Comes to Cow Palace

One of my favorite community events of the year — the Bay Area American Indian Two Spirit Powwow , hosted by the BAAITS organization — is getting a serious upgrade in size this year, as it comes to the Cow Palace for the first time. The long-runnning, all-day event, put on by the local community of two spirits (“third gender” people whose gender mixes female...

Activist Groups Target Drug Company over Alabama Death Penalty Links

A German investment firm divested itself of $60 million of stock in a drug company last year after British activists named the company as a possible source of a drug Alabama intends to use to execute death row inmates. DJE Kapital, headquartered in a Munich suburb, sold its stock in Pennsylvania-based drugmaker Mylan in September. Mylan is a maker of rocuronium, one of the drugs...

A Journey of Resist(ance): from three time grantee to Resist staff member

I'm honored to serve as Resist's new Director of Finance and Operations. My journey with Resist goes back 16 years when the group I was a part of first received Resist funding. Both then and two times since, I have experienced the difference Resist makes by seeding grassroots work for freedom and justice. As I share a little of my journey with Resist, please consider...

An End of the Year Note

Dear Supporters of Resist, For many years now, I've written a note to the Resist community asking to consider donating an end of the year gift to Resist. I do this because history tells us that ordinary folks coming together, organizing themselves at the grassroots level, and standing up and fighting for systemic change is the only way to create a better world. In the...

The Rights Stuff

Those who profess to favor freedom and yet depreciate agitation, are people who want crops without ploughing the ground; they want rain without thunder and lightning; they want the ocean without the roar of its many waters. The struggle may be a moral one, or it may be a physical one, or it may be both. But it must be a struggle. - Frederick Douglass...

MBTA to Test Expanded Student Discounts

The MBTA will begin testing a new discounted fare pass program for teens and college students this summer, a victory for youth transit advocates who have long sought cheaper fares and have staged several protests to make their case. “It’s like a weight off your shoulders,” said Kenisha Allen, 18, who has advocated for the program for three years with the Youth Affordabili(T) Coalition. “It’s...

The Belly of the Beast

On certain occasions, the beast comes out in full daylight. Whether it be brutal, illegal torture by the hands the US Government abroad or the violence and terrorizing of black and brown communities by the police here in the US, one thing is for sure: we live in the belly of a violent, cunning beast that wants to keep us divided and afraid. Yes, times...

MBTA Plans to Offer Youth Pass, University Pass as Part of One-Year Pilot Program

The MBTA is planning to roll out two new pilot programs that would offer young riders between the ages of 12 and 18, as well as area college students, special monthly passes to ride the T’s buses and trains. On Thursday, T officials will unveil their final plans for the “Youth Pass” and “University Pass” proposals to the MassDOT Board of Directors. The board doesn’t...

Demonstration Outside Tampa Publix Promotes Farmworker Justice

Farmworkers and social justice advocates gathered outside a North Tampa Publix Saturday evening to demand fair wages and better treatment for workers in the fields. The demonstration coincided with the national release of Food Chains, a documentary about the struggles of U.S. farmworkers, the night before. Protesters chanted in a megaphone callback manner as they brandished signs along the sidewalk. At the onset of the...

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