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…

Beyond Walls: Watching Donald Trump from Mexico

By Madeleine Wattenbarger. I watched the November 8 election returns with several other foreigners in Mexico City, where I’d moved just a few months before, at the end of August. The results left me, like so many others, numb and in denial for a few days. When I talked with other people from the US,…