Foreign Feelings on Trump

By Sophia McDermott-Hughes Sophia is a 16-year-old high school student from New Jersey who is currently doing her study abroad in Panama. ***This is a series of interviews with young people throughout the world. The text you will read consists of direct uncensored quotes from interviewees. That being said, the views and opinions expressed in this…

Overseas Resistance Technology: Call Congress with Free App Stance!

By TakeAStanceUS Americans Resisting Overseas, recognizing the extra challenges that overseas resisters face in getting in touch with their MOCs, will over the course of the summer feature several of the hottest resistance apps that specifically support our work outside the USA! Enjoy this article as part of our Overseas Tech Resistance Series!  Calling your representatives…

Resistance Q&A with PAGE Senegal

This Resistance Q&A features the Progressive Action Global Exchange’s Senegal branch. What is the story behind how your action hub began?  A large group of mainly expatriates got together in Dakar to watch the results on election night, and as the results started coming in the atmosphere quickly changed from jubilation to shock and dismay….

Resistance Q&A with the Progressive Americans Action League, Norway

This Resistance Q&A is with the Progressive Americans Action League working in Oslo Norway. What is the story behind how your Hub began? Who is involved and what motivated you to begin it? I started up Progressive Americans Action League (PAAL) two days after the U.S. election.  I felt there needed to be more grassroots organizing…

How to: Make the Call!

By Alexandra Dufresne. This article was originally published in Yale News on 1 February 2017, and has been reposted with permission of the author Alexandra Dufresne.  You are smart, hard-working and creative.  You care about people. Perhaps you are heartbroken by what is happening to your country. But maybe you are majoring in biology, English…

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…

Why Tea is the Antidote to Trump

By Cecelia Bittner. Paris, France.  My resistance to the massive fear of ‘the other’ and sense of scarcity that fueled Donald Trump’s election has been to support refugees on their difficult, often horrific journeys. The current political environment encourages people to fear the other and blame everyone from Mexicans, to Muslims, to Planned Parenthood, for…

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…

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…

Featured Resistance: Resistance Events Italy

The Roman Empire wasn’t built in one day, or so the saying goes. The same could be said of an effective resistance movement. After the initial spark, planning and continued action is required to keep the flame alive. For Peter Luntz, the mind behind Resistance Events Italy, that spark came on January 21, 2017 in…

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”…