Art Resist: When Fiction is Fact

When Fiction is Fact Nothing feels real on the news these days. Maybe it’s an alternative reality. Or people are trying to create one. By, K. Providence, RI Do you use Art to Resist? If you have a drawing, video, poem, photo, short story or other artistic act of resistance you would like to share contact americansresistingoverseas@gmail.com.

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…

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…

Hear our Voice! Solidarity for Humanity Mobilizes from Switzerland

By Solidarity for Humanity, Switzerland. Like most other U.S. Americans abroad, those of us in Switzerland trying to stand up for our country and people, are still trying to determine how we can have the loudest voice despite having no actual representation in our country of residence or as citizens abroad back home. Because of…

Art Resist: Ready in exile….

Ready in exile… By SC Yeowoo, Spain Call me when I’m “us” again when the barrel points at someone new Let me know so that I can join The hunt for the new terrorist too. Who will it be this time? Who will we offer to bear The price of liberty and justice — Freedom…

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…

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…

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: Be a Recess Resister from Outside the USA

Many actions this week are centered around the Congressional recess as our members of Congress head back to their hometowns to meet with constituents. This is a chance to get some much needed face time with Congressmen. A campaign in the States called “Resistance Recess” is waging between the 18th of February and the 26th, in…

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,…