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A practical guide for resisting the Trump agenda. Advice for political activism.
Useful guide to everyday intervention for all people who are able to help.
Helpful tips on presenting facts to people who have built up systems of belief that don't match.
Generation gap vocabulary bridging and valuable comparative insights.
Full details and analysis on the emoluments clause and it's applicability.
One of the more comprehensive an thorough high level action plans.
Succinct and deeply uplifting. Mentions the internalization process and how communities are coming together now.
A timely overview of Milgram's experiment and some useful strategies to keep in mind.
article The Case for Resistance   100
Some well considered points on appropriate behavior and maximizing a few available opportunities.
"Always remember: The news media are in the eyeball business, not the information business." Article also helps illuminate our roles as consumers.
article How Republics End   100
Framing of the central question of maintaining a republic, and recognizing that.
Good points on where Trump's vision is fixated, and how that is a national security problem.
Some concrete actions to counter long ongoing efforts to restrict voting.
The incoming administration really is less educated. In aggregate the comparison of outbound vs inbound personnel is staggering.
Good numbers and analysis. The “where do we go from here” is most helpful here.
An important document as a request, this is also a very good summary of apparent interference known so far.
A better descriptive list than NY Times with more context on appointees past and positions.
"To gas light is to psychologically manipulate a person to the point where they question their own sanity, and that’s precisely what Trump is doing to this country.”
“The discomfort you feel when voicing your political beliefs (liberal or conservative) is not the same as being a member of a historically oppressed group.” A thoughtful differentiation of discomfort and oppression.
Some extremely practical and helpful advice based on lessons from history.
Potential loss of sovereignty and culture through tribal-land privatization for gas and oil reserves.
Clear statement from a Republican presidential elector who does not believe the Electoral College can ignore determining if the candidate is qualified, not engaged in demagogy, and independent from foreign influence.
Some potent summary analysis and the need for real abolitionist politics.
"If calling out racism is largely counterproductive, using a systemic definition like white supremacy is also unacceptable, and stigmatizing or shaming those who espouse racist beliefs is self-defeating, what tools remain?”
"They were wielding anti-political-correctness as a weapon, using it to forge a new political landscape and a frightening future. The opponents of political correctness always said they were crusaders against authoritarianism. In fact, anti-PC has paved the way for the populist authoritarianism now spreading everywhere.”
Russian hackers wanted Trump to win. McConnell pressured White House to keep quiet.
Highly relevant perspectives from Japanese-Americans incarcerated during World War II.
Deep background on the revival of monarchism, tribalism, and prejudice.
Some illustrative summaries from a muslim woman journalist covering the election.
article The Narcissist   90
Extensive psychological profile with background details and anecdotes.
For black immigrants, things were already extremely difficult. Important to keep in mind.
"The problem is not with the science per se, but with the set of an underlying assumptions about race that we always imprint on the latest science."
Historical precedent for reframing the election as not having to do with racism and xenophobia.
Perspective and hope from a black father. "This is who we are".
"America’s public education system is a civic institution — the country’s most important, in fact — that can’t be run like a business without ensuring that some children will be winners and others will be losers, just like in business"
Good summary overview of some environmental victories for the year. Hope.
Trump could be impeached immediately on taking office, and that makes the dynamics interesting.
A couple of blatantly obvious cases of law enforcement and our justice system condoning racial violence.
The graphic novel format really manages to convey this scarily deeply.
"According to the anti-commandeering doctrine, it’s unconstitutional for the federal government to impose “targeted, affirmative, coercive duties” upon state or local government officials"
Some background on dismantling of the outdated and useless NSEERS program and other steps helping to avoid setting up a religious persecution database.
Great example of preparedness training and how it builds community.
Good background on undocumented Asian immigrants and their relationships to other undocumented groups.
Making progress on climate change falls to municipalities, as both a challenge and economic opportunity.
What is the difference between “identity politics” and central issues of oppression, inequity, or social change that relate to identities. Is talking about racism identity politics and is calling out racial groups different than talking about racism? Can cultural discourse really be separated from politics or the efforts to access policy influence through politics? Is dismissing “identity politics” just another way to maintain White, male, upperclass privilege? Some central questions here, but you need to look beneath to find them because the interviewee thinks he already knows the answer.
The updated numbers. Perpetrators in several incidents mention Trump.
Useful summary categorizations, geolocation, and size numbers although "Hate groups aren’t truly declining — they’re just becoming more covert and secretive."
Links sexism (esp “benevolent” sexism) with racism, outting that the basis of both is the maintenance of white male supremacy. "his language and emotional appeals followed a familiar narrative around the fragility and purity of white womanhood that is central to white supremacy.”
Some background on the chief executive of Exxon Mobil's foreign policy and disregard for national interests.
A continuing inspirational presentation of strength, compassion, and sound advice.
Followup to one of the most basic and hopeful race conversations to come out of this election time period.
Continuing to treat climate change as a question of belief, and making sure the U.S. is not leading.
More personal depth on the rebranding process, hiding the swastikas and looking mainstream.
A rundown of the major Trump actions for the week. Even summarizing, it's quite a lot to take in.
Details on the process and mechanisms of silencing the press and going after journalists. Much of the current structure is just traditional.
Google got gamed and needs to step up their response to avoid continuing to be an active part of the problem.
Details on DeVos lack of educational background, strong lobbying, dismal results, and lack of accountability.
Deep artistic analysis of the brilliance and layers of potential meaning in the photo.
Good details on various facets of immigration enforcement, and a helpful chart of immigrant crime compared to native born and second generation.
Words matter. "Anyone who loves politics, the open competition of ideas and public participation in a free society, knows that political violence is the greatest of all civic sins. It is not to be encouraged. It is not funny. It is not a joke."
Deeper points on radicalization process analysis, framing of terrorists acts by race, and incitement to violence by leaders.
One example of Muslim targeting. Yet another example of the loss to our country from ignorance and hate.
Some good points on how the media might provide more realistic headlines.
Background on the authors of “Indivisible: A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda,” activism manual.
"Many Americans seem far more interested in making sure that those they consider undeserving — basically, the poor — get nothing than in making sure that they themselves get something"
A proposed immigration policy that would have blocked his own mother.
The intelligence community is not happy about being dismissed over facts it has stated.
"We have an incredible opportunity in the wake of this election as LGBTQ people to lead by example"
Apparently media access is so limited we first heard about Trump's phone call with Putin via reports from the Kremlin.
Using twitter to change nuclear policy is perhaps not the wisest approach.
The commons as one possible component of a new basis to build from.
Good concise summary of many of the things that are not normal about this election.
Racism is alive and well in North Dakota. Seems to be fairly easy to find examples even with a camera crew.
The problem with this is that it is blaming Obama. To me, it is not Obama's faith in White America that is the problem. It is that White America couldn't/didn't live up to that faith…
Very good point about the large number of people in need of psychiatric care that will be left untreated if the Affordable Care Act is repealed.
Logical arguments why it makes sense to postpone the electorate vote for a month and investigate any election interference.
Awareness numbers for the term "alt-right". Liberals and educated people are aware of it.
“I think not talking about hate crimes and racism is extremely dangerous because pretending the problem doesn’t exist does not make it go away,”
Concise summary of the state of the presidency and weak-willed Republican majority leadership so far.
Solidarity, coalitions, and the need for the voices of black women who are at the intersection of so many social issues.
article The Tainted Election   80
“...nothing that happened on Election Day or is happening now is normal….It will also be crucial to maintain the heat over actual policies. “ #notmynormal
Priorities and points from one of more senior Democrat leaders.
Requiring photo ID for voting, and making it harder to get one.
The Department of Labor's fiduciary rule protecting American's retirement money takes effect in April. Betterment (an investment startup) is asking Trump to not dismantle it.
Some background on the march and key organizers Tamika Mallory, Carmen Perez and Linda Sarsour.
The meaning of "resilience" has moved past hollow and into an excuse for bad policy.
Trump cabinet has more campaign donors in prominent positions than any president in recent history. Conflicts of interest abound.
Combination of strong government and strong corporations to run the world.
Start of witch hunt to track down those involved with clean energy technologies. Trying to make nuclear power more competitive.
Request to the FCC to address the disproportionate use of surveillance technology (particularly stingrays) in communities of color. Part of systemic racial discrimination within law enforcement agencies.
If the U.S. delays action on climate change, and the rest of the world follows suit, then it's a problem.
Apparently some members of the alt-right think other members are delusional.
Some examples of the transition process being messed up via Twitter.
article Useful Idiots Galore   70
Good concise summary of the election manipulation.
"“If ever the Time should come, when vain & aspiring Men shall possess the highest Seats in Government, our Country will stand in Need of its experiencd Patriots to prevent its Ruin.” - Samuel Adams
Some definition scaffolding for what it means to be a sanctuary city (or state).
Calculated demagoguery: lots of random flash about whatever at the moment, while building a powerful cabinet.
Reactions to the open letter to James Clapper from the Electoral College (before the additional signers)
Acknowledging the situation to be able to move forward.