Spring Forward

(March 20, 2017; Randall Amster, New Clear Vision): “That leaves one last variable, to which the arrow keeps pointing: The People. I seem to wind up here nearly every time I wade into the political morass that is the House of Trump; perhaps that says more about its viability than

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Last Chance for Resistance?

(March 19, 2017; Chris Hedges, Truthdig): “This is a race against time. The forces of despotism seek to keep us complacent and pacified with the false hope that mechanisms within the system will moderate Trump or remove him through impeachment, or that the looming tyranny will never be actualized. There

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Next Steps for the Resistance

(March 19, 2017; Joe Garofoli, San Francisco Chronicle): “Even though it is only a few months old, the fledgling resistance to President Trump is realizing it needs to address three big questions: How do we keep people from burning out? With so many new groups addressing the same issues, how

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Necessary Trouble: A Guide for the Resistance

(March 7, 2017; Benjamin Dangl, Toward Freedom): “The resistance is everywhere. It’s in the streets and at the airports. It’s in public office and on Twitter. It’s with the Nazi-punchers and the general strikers. Resistance to Trump is everywhere, and it’s growing. Much of the current organizing against Trump and

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Resistance, Love, and Self-Care

(March 11, 2017; Colin Beavan, YES! Magazine): “There is a heated conversation in some activist circles that goes like this: Should our work draw strength from fear and anger or from a place of love and compassion? I have heard people say that if we stop being angry and start

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Human Rights and Women-Led Resistance

(March 8, 2017; Rucha Chitnis, YES! Magazine): “The camps on Sioux treaty land are gone now. Last month, militarized police and bulldozers cleared them out. But the legacy of women-led resistance remains as women across the country make themselves central to protecting human rights and defending the environment…. Whether it is

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