“To me this was and always would be the South”

I see the news today about Virginia, and it breaks my heart. I cry as that question comes back to me “Will this always be the South?” It catches me off guard, and takes my breath away, the ugliness that still exists within people. Growing up in the South can be hard to come to…

Duality by Selene Lacayo

By Selene Lacayo This article has been shared with permission of Selene, from her blog Foreign Mom (https://foreignmom.wordpress.com/), originally posted on 22 of June 2017. Thank you to Selene for sharing her beautiful story and global perspective.  When I was nineteen years-old, I flew to the U. S. as a freshman in college. I had…

Trump Budget Plan Spells Trouble for Latin America Security Cooperation

By James Bargent The article was originally published on the 24th of May in the publication Insight Crime.  US President Donald Trump’s proposed budget for 2018 is a clear demonstration of his security priorities and policy plans that will spark concern and anxiety among key strategic US partners in the country’s efforts against organized crime…

Foreign Feelings on Trump

By Sophia McDermott-Hughes Sophia is a 16-year-old high school student from New Jersey who is currently doing her study abroad in Panama. ***This is a series of interviews with young people throughout the world. The text you will read consists of direct uncensored quotes from interviewees. That being said, the views and opinions expressed in this…

I’m a Foreigner Here Myself

By Karen McCann. This article, I’m a Foreigner Here Myself, was orginally published in the blog Enjoy Living Abroad. An Expat Travels the World on the 3 of October 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…

Shock & Solidarity: Lessons From Bologna

By Isabel Martin Bologna, Italy – The day after the election, I walked into my class on Italian radical feminism feeling deflated. Expecting everyone in the class – especially this class – to feel more or less the same way, I was surprised and confused to find some of the Italian students in the class…

ni olvido, ni perdón.

By Maria Russo 30,000 thoughts. 30,000 memories. 30,000 stories. 30,000 aspirations. 30,000 souls. 30,000 parents. 30,000 children. 30,000 loves. 30,000 futures. 30,000 smiles. 30,000 truths. 30,000 illusions. 30,000 families. 30,000 ideas. 30,000 hearts. 30,000 lives. On the 24th of March, the country of Argentina observed “El día de la memoria por la verdad y justicia”…

Identifying with a Country that Turns Me Away

By Ximena Restrepo. Donald Trump is #NotMyPresident.   But, since I’m not even an American citizen that is a bit of an obvious statement. I’m Colombian, so my president is a wealthy man from a wealthy family, named Juan Manuel Santos, destined to govern long before he was ever born. I don’t know much about him,…

European visas for Americans? Voices from 6 countries.

By Samuel Jones. The opening months of the year 2017 have not lacked for controversy. The American people were still pondering the aftermath of the inauguration of their 45th president – and the mass mobilization of protestors across the globe with which this event was met – when, on January 27th, 2017, the White House…

Cubans told me as an American, “Welcome to the world.”

“We declare that democracy is not compatible with oligarchies or Ku Klux Klan or executions such as those of Rosenbergs. We declare that democracy does not reside only in votes, which have too often been manipulated by politicians and latifundistas. This is only a farce, not democracy.” – Fidel Castro 1960 By Emma Galvin. I’m…