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Workers March Through Mpls Skyway in Hopes of Ending 'Poverty Wages'

Local janitors made their push Wednesday to try to get minimum wage raised in Minnesota. Workers marched through the Minneapolis skyway to call for an end to what the group refers to as poverty wages, the same day President Obama was in town. The workers joined together through CTUL, Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en la Lucha, a Twin Cities workers center. The group is asking...

Hope and Action

If 2013 were to be boiled down to one word, it would be action. We saw tens of thousands of prisoners go on hunger strike to protest the conditions of their imprisonment, a feat that took an unthinkable amount of courage, organizing, and support. We witnessed intrepid environmental justice activists on the frontlines come together and step up to the industries and officials responsible for...

The Resist Fundraising Philosophy

RESIST had another amazing year! Thanks to the very generous support of our donors in 2013 we raised close to $977,000, which is a record for us! At an event last year in Seattle, Washington, a donor asked, “what would you do if you raised more money?” It turns out our actions speak louder than anything we could have said. We raised about $70,000 more...

Students Mobilize Against Wendy’s for Farmworkers’ Rights

The tomato pickers of the farms in Florida have raised the torch of accountability for over a decade now, successfully challenging behemoth food conglomerates in a self-determining struggle for their own welfare. Where there were once rampant human rights abuses, economic exploitation and a culture of fear peddled by infectious ignorance, there is now the legally binding Fair Food Program, “an initiative consisting of a...

Students Rally At MassDOT for Better MBTA Funding Plan: Swarms of student activists, some dressed as superheroes, took their protest straight to elected officials.

Groups of Boston students fed up with fare increases and talks of possible cuts to MBTA bus and train service stormed the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s headquarters on Wednesday, asking officials to implement an affordable plan for young riders, while at the same time maintaining critical services for all passengers. Dressed as superheroes with names like “Mobili-T,” “Affordabili-T,” and “Accountibili-T,” hoping to save the ailing...

Latino Youth Defines DREAM Act as a DeFacto Military Draft Posted on September 23, 2010 | 3 Comments By VAMOS Unidos Youth We write this statement to raise our voices as Latino youth working and living in the Bronx, New York in opposition to the DREAM

We write this statement to raise our voices as Latino youth working and living in the Bronx, New York in opposition to the DREAM ACT as it stands. We demand that we return to our original DREAM ACT that had a community service option instead of a military one. The military has been losing their numbers due to the multiple wars the US has begun...

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