Art Resist: Back-to-School Reading List for the Conscious Soul

In today’s political climate, the discourse children overhear is often volatile and harmful in that the devaluing of certain peoples’ lives have become almost normal. Thus, in spirit of the back-to-school sales, ARO have compiled a list of picture books that were either written by refugees themselves or by those close to them. As an…

Art Resist: “REFUGEES WELCOME,” says Madrid

“REFUGEES WELCOME” Photo taken by SC Yeowoo. Madrid, Spain As I was strolling by the Plaza de Cibeles, the neo-gothic symbol of  Madrid, I saw the banner flying loud and proud. Having lived in the south of Spain for a few months, my head immediately swam with the thoughts I had went through and then…

Art Resist: Choose Love, Photos by Elainea Emmott

Photos by London photographer Elainea Emmott On the 4th of June, at the Peace Pagoda in Battersea Park, London UK, the Women´s March on London held a vigil for the victims of the Manchester and London terror attacks. We asked women of all and no faiths to join together to call for equality, dignity, and peace;…

Art Resist: Message to a woman. Art where it is least expected

untitled Photo taken by SC Yeowoo. Public Restroom Madrid, Spain “Mirate, mujer. No estás hecha para depender. Nadie debe ser la piedra que te arrastre al fondo y no te deje salir a flote. Eres guapa, eres lista, eres fuerte. Tú eres la dueña de tu vida y tu destino.” “Look into yourself, woman. You…

Art Resist: JustFolk Records “Anthem for the Resistance”

The song, COMA TONIGHT, featured in this week´s Art Resist section, comes from the group JustFolk. The vocal track was recorded in Barcelona; the lead guitar in Ibiza, Spain; bass in St. Paul, MN; keyboard and backup vocals in Helena, MT. The song, COMA TONIGHT is one of 10 songs on JustFolk´s forthcoming album called…

Art Resist: Rome Resists by photographer Valentina Vella

Photo by photographer, Valentina Vella, Rome Italy. Taken at the resistance mobilizations in Rome, led by Americans resistance groups such as American Expats for Positive Change, Women’s March Rome, amongst others, on the 23rd of May, when Trump visited the Vatican.  #GlobalStreetResist #RomeResists

Art Resist: Aleppo by Beth Stevenson

Aleppo By Beth Stevenson   Aleppo. City of my grandfather. Of you, I know very little. Photos, there are none. I am left with only what I constructed In my imagination, Of the Jewish quarter, the narrow streets, And food he must have eaten there, The smell of Allspice filling the air. His many brothers…

Art Resist: The Shore by Rebecca Levi

THE SHORE: JULY 16, 2014 By Rebecca Levi.  Medellin, Colombia I wrote this poem in July 2014, during the attacks on Gaza. Four children were killed by Israel while playing on the beach. Since then, we have watched many more children die, from Alan Kurdi on a Turkish beach to Ahmad and Aya, nine-month-old twins…