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Gallery: Migrant Workers Relocate After Being Fired by Embattled Farmer in Owasco

Farmer Joe Tidd fired several migrant workers after the town of Owasco condemned the worker's living quarters at Tidd's Melrose Farm in Owasco. The action prompted the Workers' Center of Central New York to get involved to help the workers find housing and new employment in a neighboring state. Migrant Workers 1 BUY NOW Melrose Farm migrant worker, Juan, waits in a hotel room for...

Group Helps Athens-Area Residents Stand Up Against Harassment, Assaults

As manager of Jackie O’s Taproom in Athens, Stacey Kamphaus sometimes has to deal with large, unruly men. But the 31-year-old said she knows what to do in such situations, thanks to training from the People’s Justice League, a community organization that strives to support safe streets, campuses and establishments in southeastern Ohio. “I’m kind of smaller,” Kamphaus said. “Just to know how to handle...

National Prison Strike Spotlights Toxic Conditions in Jails

On August 21, people incarcerated in states across the U.S. stopped working, went on hunger strikes, and started boycotting prison stores as part of a nationwide strike that, organizers say, has now spread to at least 14 states. The prison strike, which is set to officially end on September 9, is an effort to highlight ten demands drafted by incarcerated people, including an appeal for...

Resist's 2017 Annual Report

Dear Resister, 2017 marked our 50th year anniversary. For 50 years, Resist has provided critical funding to more than 5,000 radical, visionary, and influential grassroots groups - many of which have shaped the course of history. In 2017 we committed to harnessing the wisdom of frontline communities, challenging the top-down philanthropic model, being a more accountable foundation, and supporting more of the groups that lead...

Supporters Rally for Paid Sick Leave Mandate in Portland

Dozens of Mainers marched in Portland Monday to rally for a proposed ordinance that would mandate all employers to provide paid sick days to employees. “People who work in the service industry in Portland, who work as direct care providers, are all people who are disproportionately impacted in industries that don’t have earned paid sick days,” said Drew Joy, a representative of the Southern Maine...

Local Family to Remain in Home After Battle with Company

A local family from Nashville recently celebrated a victory to remain in their home after a long and lengthy battle with a rental company that nearly cost the family to be evicted from their home after a local group rallied in their support on July 27, 2018. The non-profit organization Homes for All Nashville held a rally on July 27 at Park at Hillside, a...

If They Die of an Overdose, Drug Users Have a Last Request

Thousands of drug users across the country signed their names to a sort of last will and testament, requesting that prosecutors not file homicide charges against their loved ones. Louise Vincent received a frantic email late one night in July: “Any progress on Adam? They’re trying to get him on a murder charge for his friend’s overdose death.” Adam is a young man in West...

At a Press Conference, Muslims for Social Justice Denounce What They Say Is All-Too-Common Islamophobia

A blind man who claims his bag was removed from a plane while he was using the bathroom and a mother who said she was denied visitation to her incarcerated son after refusing to remove her hijab say they have one thing in common: They are victims of systemic Islamophobia. Muslims for Social Justice held a press conference to tell their stories and highlight discrimination...

Federal Commission On School Safety Holds Its Final Listening Session

The Federal Commission on School Safety held its fourth and final listening session in Montgomery, Ala., on Tuesday. Representatives heard the community's thoughts on how to improve school safety. ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: President Trump formed the Federal Commission on School Safety just weeks after the February mass shooting in Parkland, Fla. Members of the panel have visited school districts across the country, looking at security...

‘No Longer Human’: Women’s Prisons are a Breeding Ground for Sexual Harassment, Abuse

Incarcerated women and gender minorities are largely left out of the #MeToo discussion. Stacy Rojas wants to change that. Stacy Rojas can still smell the chewing tobacco from the prison guard who spit on them three years ago during an incident in which guards allegedly subjected Rojas and their two cellmates to hours of sexual humiliation, harassment, and physical abuse. “For me, that was torture,...

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