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…

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…

Why Americans in Germany need to call their members of Congress

By Alexandra Dufresne This article was originally published in the German publication, The Local de on the 12th of October 2017, and has been republished with permission from its author. More and more Americans are being empowered to send in op-eds to their local papers, overseas! Read and be inspired. OPINION: Just because you live on…

2017 IS an Election Year

By Caren Holzman American Expats for Positive Change EVERY year is the U.S. an election year…2017 is no exception. Yet the big push is the Get Out the Vote for the 2018 elections. It seems as if everyone is fixated on the midterms. Yet, we are missing out on a momentous opportunity—voting in local and…

What does Universal Healthcare look like outside the USA

Democrats Abroad has invited Americans living overseas to join in an interesting exercise. “Americans abroad overwhelmingly support universal healthcare, because thousands have experienced it first hand,” they wrote in an email. This was followed by an invitation to share stories around experiences with universal healthcare with members of congress in order to “‘highlight the fact that…

Ain’t No River Wide Enough to Keep Us From Calling

The Not Too Far Away to Call campaign, organized by Action Together: Zürich, and mobilized through a network of over 50 overseas resistance groups, was a huge success, demonstrating that despite being outside the United States, Americans are committed to having their voices heard by Members of Congress. The campaign which ran between the 9th…

There can be no peace without justice, equality and dignity for all

On the 21st of of September, in recognition of the UN’s International Peace Day, over 7 groups around the world organized to reflect and act around peacebuilding. Organized by the Global Women’s March, resistance groups united around the following message as published in Pressenza London: There can be no peace without justice, equality and dignity…

Anyone know someone in Antarctica?! #Not Too Far Away to Call

Action Together: Zürich invites US Citizens abroad to make their voices heard from 6 to 14 September. Tell your member of Congress “Hi from Dubai” (or wherever in the world you may be), and let them know what you think about issues that are important to you. No matter where you are, you can participate…

Call-in Equality in the Wake of Charlottesville

By Elizabeth Voss. My journey to activism My family and I moved from Peoria, Illinois, to Basel, Switzerland, in January 2015. The past two-and-a-half years have been a learning experience, full of culture shock and discovery, but overall pleasant. I find that the Swiss locals wish I spoke more German (I’m trying!), but are generally…

How the Women’s March changed activism on a global level

By Uma Mishra-Newbery I am a US Army disabled veteran, and I am a patriot. I served my country with pride for six years as an active-duty soldier in the United States Army. My time in active duty taught me that service is not just an idea of nationalism or patriotism but it is our duty…