WOMEN OF THE AMERICAN RESISTANCE: ROME by Karen McCann

This piece is by blogger and activist Karen McCann, who has launched the Women of the American Resistance series where she features the great work of women activists around the world. Women of the American Resistance: Rome, is the second video in the series and was originally published on the 17th of June 2017, and…

Israel Resists!

By Rachel Druck. For those of us living abroad, the feelings of shock, sadness, and outrage that have become such a regular part of post-election life are often compounded by feelings of isolation. While Americans living in the United States were shaken by the results of the election and could turn to each other for…

This is What Democracy Looks Like! American Expats for Positive Change

By Tanya Halkyard, Robyn Murgio, and Elizathen Farren. American Expats for Positive Change (AEPC) was founded in London last November in the wake of Trump’s election. On November 9, one of the founders of AEPC, Robyn Murgio, woke up feeling defeated, scared, exhausted from staying up until 6 am watching election returns and powerless living…

Now on! Democrats Abroad Launches Resistance Teams in Colombia

By DACO Resistance Team Colombia “I believe this is a moment in time almost unlike any other that is requiring us to fight for ideals. In terms of what everybody can do, the letter writing, the phone calling, the emails, the marches are making a difference. We cannot tire; there is too much at stake……

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,…