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THE TRANSPACIFIC RESISTANCE
What We Stand For
We are Americans living abroad in Japan and other parts of Asia. We stand united against the ideologies and policies of Donald Trump and his administration. We stand in opposition to the hatred and division that his movement has fostered in our country. Our mission is to resist all policies from this administration that harm women, working people, children, families, LGBT communities, all vulnerable and at risk people and more.
We are non-violent people committed to change through activism and direct action. We believe in free speech, in the power of protests. We believe that working people have a right to use their labor, time and money to directly effect policy. We believe in strikes when necessary and obstruction when given no other choice. Above all we believe in the power of the people to hold their government and representatives accountable. They work for us, the working people and must hear and act upon our needs above their own.
We are working people. We believe that a person of any gender, race or origin has a right to work hard and benefit from that labor. That they must have equality in the work place and under the law. And that the needs of working people should come first in America.
Living abroad has expanded our world view. We see things differently having experienced life in other places. We know the world and we know how the world sees our nation. The world looks to us as an example. We have a responsibility to be a good example. A nation of higher values, that defends freedom and equality at home first so that we may be a light to inspire others elsewhere.
We know that saying "we are #1" means nothing if we do not do right by our own people at home. We challenge ourselves and our country to be better. To do better. To rise to be a truly free nation where all Americans have opportunity, equality and can live free from fear.
If you are an American in Asia, please join us. If you are a friend of America in Asia, please join us. If you are an American at home who wants to see our global example shine, then join us.
We resist Trump and his movement of hatred and corruption. But we also aspire to do far more. We aspire to make America greater than it has been by making it a nation that is inclusive, free and fair to all people. That is our mission and that is what we invite you to join us in fighting for.
ResistJP Radio is our humble station featuring pod casts, music and more. In the coming months we will be producing podcasts, short video blogs and more from our community here in Tokyo to share with our friends around the world.
Check the links below and tune in or visit our Podcast page:
Transpacific Resistance Vol.1
Vol. 1 March 23rd 2017 - Up Now
Recorded live at cafe Cheshmeh in Tokyo, Japan featuring Samm Bennett, Samantha, Marcellus Nealy and hosted by Kelly Williams. Americans living abroad in Tokyo talk about political issues back home from our point of view.