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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...

What Death Penalty Opponents Don't Get

In 1987, when he was 23 years old and in court on a drug charge, William Blake shot two sheriff’s deputies in a failed escape attempt, killing one. At his trial, the judge presiding over his case expressed regret that New York did not have capital punishment, so he could not sentence Blake to death. Instead, for the past 27 years, Blake has lived in...

Baby on Board While Behind Bars

GREENFIELD — At any given time, 6 to 8 percent of incarcerated women are pregnant, local women’s rights activists say. Jailed women too often lack physical and emotional support, suffer from postpartum depression and are at risk of losing their child to adoption due to the nature of incarceration, advocates say. Once women walk out of the hospital doors, there is no system in place...

Missoula Woman Inspired by Jail with Grandmothers after Megaload Protest

Debby Florence sat on Reserve Street staring up at the megaload in the middle of the night. It was a monster, nearly 750,000 pounds, on its way to the oilfields of Canada. Florence had gone to other rallies before, but this one was different. The activist had been reading about the destruction of land in the tar sands and about families becoming ill from the...

On Ferguson, Justice, and Solidarity

Dear Resist Community, While there is no silver lining to the news last night of yet another police officer not being held accountable in Ferguson, Missouri, we here at Resist were heartened to read the outpouring of support from grantees and allies across the nation. Whether you work on immigrant rights, reproductive rights, labor rights, or something else, grassroots groups are coming together, showing support...

Springfield Protesters Stop Traffic on State Street in Solidarity with Ferguson, Mo.

SPRINGFIELD — Protesters held signs and stopped traffic on State Street in solidarity with those dissatisfied with a grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri. Members of Out Now and Arise for Social Justice marched down State Street and over to the Springfield Police Department station on Pearl Street holding signs with slogans such as "Stop Police Brutality." The dozen or so protesters stopped traffic on...

Remembering the Past and Designing for the Future

In December of 2013, Resist approached us with an exciting opportunity to help them re-launch their website. We had a deep respect for Resist and their work, and we were excited about partnering with their organization. We quickly discovered that just re-doing the website wouldn’t be possible without re-visiting the foundation’s larger identity. The project grew into a comprehensive branding project. Branding is a major...

The Personal Impact of Immigration Policy

Former hunger strike activist Cynthia Diaz and her mother, Maria Del Rosario Rodriguez, an undocumented immigrant, talk about why President Obama’s executive action doesn’t have an impact on them. Cesar Vargas of the Dream Action Coalition and Cristobal Alex from the Latino Victory Project also join to discuss. Click here for video.

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