Art Resist: The Shore by Rebecca Levi

THE SHORE: JULY 16, 2014 By Rebecca Levi.  Medellin, Colombia I wrote this poem in July 2014, during the attacks on Gaza. Four children were killed by Israel while playing on the beach. Since then, we have watched many more children die, from Alan Kurdi on a Turkish beach to Ahmad and Aya, nine-month-old twins…

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,…

How to: Push a floundering Democratic Party Forward from Overseas

On February 25, the Democratic National Convention elected Obama Secretary of Labor Tom Perez as DNC Chairman, the culmination of a tight race between Perez and Keith Ellison, the first Muslim American elected to Congress, and the co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. Ellison gained an initial lead in the race through the endorsement 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…

How to: Know-your-rights when you enter the USA

Over the past several weeks more and more people have been detained at US airports in the wake of the Muslim ban. The radical immigration backlash is impacting everyone including American citizens and visa holders. So far Muhammad Ali’s son was detained and asked if he was a Muslim at an airport, Mem Fox, a famous Australian…

How to: Send some Valentine´s Love to support those who stand by us

As you are preparing your Valentine´s Day cards this week, don´t forget to send some love to those who have stood by us over the past month. They need to know we are behind them. Here are some ideas of people you could thank through a Valentine´s Day card. Elizabeth Warren: will you be my valentine?…

How to: Confront your privilege while resisting overseas

I am a dual Colombian-U.S. citizen, with a U.S. born mother and a Colombian born father. At age 20, I have decided to move to Colombia, and live here for the first time in my life. The platform that we are creating serves to mobilize a population, U.S. citizens residing overseas, in the struggle for…

How to: Organize a Resistance Group Overseas in 3 Steps

Our individual actions are important as we fight the assaults being imposed by the current administration, but our efforts will always have more impact if we connect with others. This week we shared 5 ways Americans living overseas could organize a protest event in their host country, but you can’t have an event without…people. While I…

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…