Direct Resistance to Stop Raids

(Feb. 22, 2017; Bill Quigley, Common Dreams): “Resistance to unjust government action is the duty of all people who care about human rights. As Dr. King reminded us in his letter from a Birmingham jail: “Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.” It is now clear that Latinos

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The Resistance Is the Majority

(Feb. 21, 2017; Jesse Ferguson, TIME): “The current resistance isn’t based on a belief that our country has gone astray from some former golden age. It’s a political backlash, borne out of Donald Trump’s policies and his presidency. Its participants aren’t rejecting the social structures of American society. They are

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Why We Protest

(Feb. 21, 2017; Ira Chernus, Common Dreams): “Liberty flourishes only when citizens take responsibility, by whatever means are available, for guiding their nation to a better future. When government is no longer willing to foster a humane, constructive process that reflects the will of the people, the surest route to building

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Satirize Trump, Don’t Normalize Him

(Feb. 20, 2017; Jack Lewis, The Diamondback): “Trump’s view of SNL evidently shifted after Baldwin began impersonating him on the show, frequently tweeting his negative reaction to these impressions, even in the months after his election. This unprecedented response from a president to SNL has increased audience interest, and thus,

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Out of Darkness, Light?

(Feb. 20, 2017; Conor Lynch, AlterNet): “Last November, the Marxist philosopher Slavoj Žižek turned a lot of heads when he announced shortly before the 2016 presidential election that if he were American, he would vote for Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton — not because he thought Trump was the lesser evil, but precisely

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Past Prologue: No Home? You’re Fired!

Here’s a little something for this most auspicious (suspicious?) holiday, connecting the struggles of the past right into the present moment. Our nation’s poet troubadours have been in the #resistance for a long time now… “How much racial hate he stirred up … My money’s down the drain!” “Count all

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