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,…

Act Now! Participate in the Ides of Trump! 

1. Write one postcard. Write a dozen! Create your own cards, buy them, share them, it doesn’t matter as long as you write #TheIdes or #TheIdesOfTrump on them somewhere. 2. Take a picture of your cards and post them on social media (tagged with #TheIdesOfTrump or #TheIdes, please). This will help us verify our numbers….

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…

Act Now: Defend Net Neutrality

You might have heard a lot of talk recently about Net Neutrality, which has come under fire once again by the new Federal Communications Commission chairman, Ajit Pai who calls equal access to the web “a mistake.” Still confused on what it is and why it’s important? Here’s a basic overview from the Wall Street…

Act now: Resistance rally in response to address to Congress

This Tuesday, February 28, Donald Trump will address a joint session of Congress for the first time, with a speech authored by White House advisor Stephen Miller — the man who helped draft the Muslim ban. A resistance rally will be held at 6pm ET outside of the White House, co-sponsored by Moveon.Org and Food &…