Resisterhood Needs You- Protect DACA

Resisterhood Medellin is disheartened and upset by the White House rescinding the DACA / Dream Act. This, as many politicians, scholars, and economists have concurred, is a cruel and dangerous move by the current administration. This will affect 800,000 young people, currently working, studying, LIVING in and contributing to the US, not to mention the…

Act Now: Reunite Nathalie and her baby Emma!

Baby Emma and Nathalie, Colombians, had only been living in America for two months when Emma was taken away from Nathalie by Emma’s American father and his family using false accusations. Nathalie is now fighting to regain custody of baby, Emma, who is only five months old. Nathalie loves being with Emma and she knows…

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……

Art Resist: Aleppo by Beth Stevenson

Aleppo By Beth Stevenson   Aleppo. City of my grandfather. Of you, I know very little. Photos, there are none. I am left with only what I constructed In my imagination, Of the Jewish quarter, the narrow streets, And food he must have eaten there, The smell of Allspice filling the air. His many brothers…

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…