What Is Resistance?

(April 19, 2017; Marisa Clogher, The Maroon): “What I initially conceived of resistance was something that was formulated, concretely constructed, a capital T thing that you did, performed physically and in the streets. Resistance was physical action, a way to use a body to intercept violent oppression at the hands of, in our case, state-sponsored institutions. This is one form

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A Resistance Progress Report

(April 17, 2017; John Cassidy, The New Yorker): “Saturday was mild and cloudy in Philadelphia—good marching weather for the thousands of anti-Trump protestors who gathered at City Hall and made their way down Market Street to Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. The atmosphere was upbeat — festive, almost. Many members of the crowd were carrying homemade signs, and their

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Can the Resistance Turn GA Blue?

(April 17, 2017; Kira Lerner, Think Progress): “People in the northern Atlanta metro area like to share their political ‘coming out stories.’ They’re referring to the first moment they posted about their progressive political views on their Facebook page after President Trump was elected, or the first time they attended an event hosted by the local Indivisible chapter, or the

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Small-Town Resistance and Red-Seat Wins

(April 14, 2017; Matthew Chapman, Shareblue): “This week saw an amazingly close race in the special election for Kansas’s 4th Congressional District, one of the most conservative parts of the country. Democrat James Thompson came within 7 points of Republican Ron Estes, in a district Republicans carried by 32 points in 2016. The results left Republicans jittery — particularly about their prospects in the

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First Protest in Space?

(April 14, 2017; Ben Guarino, Washington Post): “On Wednesday, 56 years to the day after Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space, a Phoenix-based collective called the Autonomous Space Agency Network launched a weather balloon to about 90,000 feet. The balloon, Aphrodite 1, weighed a little over a pound and was inflated with 120 cubic feet of helium. Aphrodite 1’s

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Courageous Resistance in ‘Deep Red’ America

(April 13, 2017; Tommy Christopher, Shareblue): “The resistance to Donald Trump and the Republicans has proven itself time and again, and in a very short period of time. Among their many victories, they helped to kill the Republican health care repeal plan that would have thrown 24 million people off of their insurance, and which would have defunded Planned Parenthood,

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