Ryan is an anti-imperialist organizer in the Boston area. He has been organizing for the release of Professor G.N. Saibaba for a number of years. He also organizes more broadly against the rising tide of fascism in India, as well as doing other anti-imperialist work, in particular in opposition to the Yemen War. He was a founding member of the Free Saibaba Coalition — US. Ryan has also been a long-time labor organizer.