Resistance Q&A with PAGE Senegal

This Resistance Q&A features the Progressive Action Global Exchange’s Senegal branch. What is the story behind how your action hub began?  A large group of mainly expatriates got together in Dakar to watch the results on election night, and as the results started coming in the atmosphere quickly changed from jubilation to shock and dismay….

Resistance Q&A with the Progressive Americans Action League, Norway

This Resistance Q&A is with the Progressive Americans Action League working in Oslo Norway. What is the story behind how your Hub began? Who is involved and what motivated you to begin it? I started up Progressive Americans Action League (PAAL) two days after the U.S. election.  I felt there needed to be more grassroots organizing…

Why Tea is the Antidote to Trump

By Cecelia Bittner. Paris, France.  My resistance to the massive fear of ‘the other’ and sense of scarcity that fueled Donald Trump’s election has been to support refugees on their difficult, often horrific journeys. The current political environment encourages people to fear the other and blame everyone from Mexicans, to Muslims, to Planned Parenthood, for…

Featured Resistance: Resistance Events Italy

The Roman Empire wasn’t built in one day, or so the saying goes. The same could be said of an effective resistance movement. After the initial spark, planning and continued action is required to keep the flame alive. For Peter Luntz, the mind behind Resistance Events Italy, that spark came on January 21, 2017 in…

Yes, Grasshopper, YOU Are the #VirtualTaxMarch

By Karen McCann. This article, Yes, Grasshopper, YOU Are the #VirtualTaxMarch was originally published in the blog Enjoy Living Abroad. An Expat Travels the World on the 31 of March 2017 and is shared and republished on Americans Resisting Overseas with permission of the author, an ally of ARO, Karen McCann. Many thanks to Karen for…

Global Activism Can Turn the PAGE

By the Progressive Action, Global Exchange. We started as a small group of friends on three continents having a staticky Skype call, wondering what role we could possibly play in the world after the election on November 8th. Today, we’re an organizing network with members in over 50 countries worldwide, called Progressive Action, Global Exchange,…

Hear our Voice! Solidarity for Humanity Mobilizes from Switzerland

By Solidarity for Humanity, Switzerland. Like most other U.S. Americans abroad, those of us in Switzerland trying to stand up for our country and people, are still trying to determine how we can have the loudest voice despite having no actual representation in our country of residence or as citizens abroad back home. Because of…

Participating in Women’s Day from Overseas? Resisterhood in Colombia has you covered.

By Resisterhood Medellin (Women´s March on Washington, Sister group). International Women’s Day (Wednesday, March 8th) celebrates the social, economic, cultural, and political achievement of women. This year, it has also become a symbol for the International Women’s Strike, drawing in allies from 30 countries, including the Women’s March on Washington, calling on a Day Without…

La Vie en Rose? Observations from an American Resisting in France

By Sam Jones. My acceptance to my university’s study abroad program in Lyon, France coincided with the election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States. As I prepared to spend the next five months in Europe, many of my friends and classmates remarked that I was lucky to be escaping to…

Colombians teach PAZciencia to Americans Fighting for Rights in Trumplandia

It has been just over two weeks since I joined other Americans, Colombians and people from around the world as part of the Resisterhood, Women’s Sister March, in Medellin Colombia, but it feels like much longer. In just one short week, Americans Resisting Overseas, wrote letters of support to local mosques,  took action against the…