Network of Americans Overseas Release 2017 Report on Participation from Abroad

A network of international organizations has launched a report, Citizenship Participation of Americans Living Outside the United States, celebrating the achievements of overseas activism in 2017 and reflecting on the role of Americans living overseas in exercising political participation from around the globe. Without a doubt the United States is living a historic moment, and…

Can Teens in Florida Upend Politics? It Happened in Chile.

Republished from Americas Quarterly BY BRENDAN O’BOYLE Fed-up high schoolers walk out of class and take to the streets. Their frustration puts a single issue at the top of the political agenda, and laws change, accomplishing what years of public debate couldn’t. The students get older and take their activism to universities. Young, charismatic leaders become…

Vote Against Hate

We are the global arm of Women’s March, in 7 continents, 73 countries, 183 cities outside the US. We stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families. On March 4th, Italy will vote in general elections. The increasing climate of hate,…

What can the Swiss teach the US about guns?

By Erin Zimmerman Originally published in SwissInfo.ch As an American living in Zurich, I’ve watched news cycle after news cycle reporting mass shootings, domestic violence-related homicides, and accidental gun deaths in the United States. While the issue of gun violence has impacted every American in some way, I have had a more close-up view than…

Two bridges: how to forgive the unforgiveable

Article originally published in Peace Insight. 26 January 2018. I listened to the following story told by a young leader and change-maker, Daniel Buriticá, when he spoke as a Colombian ambassador at the One Young World Summit in Colombia, the country where I have lived for the past six years. Colombia is currently ending 50…

Overseas Book Club: Alice in Brexitland by Leavis Carroll

Has 2017 made you feel like you are living in an alternate reality? Somewhere between a hallucinogenic dream and down the twisted tunnels of Alice’s rabbit hole? If so, you might want to propose Lucien Young’s, writing as Leavis Carroll, book, Alice in Brexitland for your next overseas book club reading. As the cover says “You…

Save the Arctic Campaign

By Renee Andersen, Progressive Americans Action League Progressive Americans Action League (PAAL), an affiliate of Progressive Action Global Exchange (PAGE), has been working on the Save the Arctic campaign by supporting Greenpeace Norway and the climate lawsuit heading to the Oslo district court this month. For the first time in 20 years, the Norwegian government…

Tell us how 2017 has been for you!

As the year is winding down, Americans Resisting Overseas is working with action groups around the world to find out the biggest successes and challenges of reaching decision-makers from overseas. ARO is working with a committee of active groups in different countries to collect information via a survey and then compile the results in an…

Trumpinocchio

By James, Brighton UK Trumpinocchio couldn’t work out how everyone knew he was lying about fake news…

Protesters in Tokyo hold anti-Trump rally

This article is republished from NHK World on the 5th of November 2017.  It features the actions of American organizations mobilizing from Japan.  Protesters in Tokyo have held a rally to oppose US President Donald Trump’s policy on North Korea. About 100 people gathered in the capital’s Shibuya district on Sunday, when Trump arrived in…