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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.

The Past, Present, and Future of Resist

Resist is approaching our 50th anniversary. We are so very proud of our history, our founders, and all of the truly brave grassroots groups that started and propelled social movements across the country for the past five decades. Against incredible odds, we have resisted war, occupation, capitalism, corporate globalization, environmental destruction, prisons, borders, racism, classism, and patriarchy. We hope our new site stirs up emotions...

Celebrating 25 Years of Children's Rights, From Inside Immigration Detention

"I cried a lot because it reminded me of when I was kidnapped," said Carolina, a 16-year-old girl from Honduras who was a victim of human trafficking before the U.S. government locked her up in immigration detention. Carolina is one of the individuals featured in " Drawings By Themselves: Portraits of America ," a multimedia project produced by Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement...

A Brief Update on Homeless Families

The family that stayed with us last night was placed in a shelter today. We’d written her a letter documenting her presence overnight in our office. She called us this afternoon to say she was in a shelter in Holyoke, to thank us, and to say she’d keep in touch. She said that she’d talked to her training institute and thinks they might be able...

The Only Thing We Need More Of This Holiday Season

Buy more. Consume more. Throw away more. More, more, more seems to be all you hear and read about as we embark on "Black Friday " and the holiday shopping season. And we agree! We do need more...but not what the billboards, TV commercials, and radio jingles are advertising. We ain't buying what they're selling. What we do want more of this holiday season is...

Now That Elections Are Over

On Thursday, October 29, immigrant youth and mothers from Connecticut Students for a DREAM confronted first lady Michelle Obama as she campaigned for Governor Dan Malloy and other Connecticut Democrats in New Haven. Two activists interrupted the speech with pleas for the first lady to acknowledge parents of undocumented youth and their need for administrative immigration relief and stop the separation of families. The first...

Mumia Supporters File Free-speech Suit

A coalition of prison inmates rights groups filed a federal lawsuit on Monday seeking to overturn a recently enacted law that allows the victims of violent crime to institute legal action against a convicted person whose actions are perceived to perpetuate the continued effects of the crime. Gov. Tom Corbett signed Senate Bill 508 into law immediately after its passing last month. The law known...

Two Boston Activists Reflect on Creative Action in Ferguson, MO

“Creative action liberates us by reminding ourselves and other that we can come up with new ways to disrupt.”- Chrislene DeJean Chalking outlines of dead bodies on the sidewalk. Occupying St. Louis University for a week. Holding up coffins adorned with mirrors for police officers to literally see themselves in the reflection of ‘the dead’. These are just a few of the many creative actions...

Event in Washington, DC: Shared History, Common Vision

The Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) and Resist invite you to this celebration of Five Decades of Supporting Grassroots Movements In 1963 Marcus Raskin co-founded IPS withRichard Barnett and in 1967 he wrote Resist’s founding document, “A Call to Resist Illegitimate Authority.” From the antiwar movement during Vietnam to today, both organizations have been critical in supporting social movements: IPS with critical research and innovative...

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