A handy list of things that you’re going to need to catch up on. Buck up, because it won’t be easy...
"A one-stop site for all anti-Trump actions EVERY DAY nationwide."
A guide written by someone "trained in bystander intervention and de-escalation tactics".
"...unlike members of Congress, who may choose to ignore your call, the people engaged in rulemaking actually have to listen to you if you complain about a proposed rule in the proper way."
In response to the sustained and increasingly visible violence against Black communities in the U.S. and globally, a collective of more than 50 organizations representing thousands of Black people from across the country have come together with renewed energy and purpose to articulate a common vision and agenda.
A practical guide for resisting the Trump agenda (Former congressional staffers reveal best practices for making Congress listen).
We're not going to end violence by telling people that it's morally wrong, says Jamila Raqib, executive director of the Albert Einstein Institution. Instead, we must find alternative ways to conduct conflict that are equally powerful and effective.
Fortunately, there are lots of things we can do ourselves. I’ve listed nine of them below. They might look like small things, but they are powerful things.
This video offers an abolitionist approach to bystander intervention that does not rely on the police.
An open-source Resistance Manual. "Get educated. Get organized. Take action. "
Are you racist? 'No' isn't a good enough answer.
We can pull off being non-racist by being asleep in bed while black men are killed by police. We need to stop being non-racist, and start being anti-racist.
War Resisters' International (WRI) is a network of mutual support, where we learn and support each other. Our 'Handbook for Nonviolent Campaigns' is a vivid example of the strength and depth of the WRI network. In 2009, WRI published the first edition of this handbook, as a response to a need for a resource on nonviolent campaigning that could be used by grassroots groups in lots of different contexts. The content was based on the experience of many activists in different countries and across generations.
Recent data from around the world suggest that popular action is here to stay. In particular, civil resistance — where unarmed civilians confront opponents using protests, strikes, boycotts, stay-aways and other forms of nonviolent contention — is the most common form of struggle today...
Trump was elected President. Now what?
Weekly ideas for donations and action items to fight for the least among us in a time of turmoil.
This course, assembled by historians N. D. B. Connolly and Keisha N. Blain, includes suggested readings and other resources from more than one hundred scholars in a variety of disciplines.
1. Donate to progressive social movements that fight for the dignity and justice of the people Trump hates most, such as immigrants, women, and Muslims (see list below).
2. Volunteer your time, skills, and expertise.
3. Share progressive content with your online social networks.
4. Talk to someone who isn't as engaged with these issues about why Trump scares you. Have an honest and loving one-on-one conversation about racism, xenophobia, Islamophobia, and sexism.
Voice is an online tool that facilitates your thinking and helps you take post-election action. By understanding your emotions, opinions, and values, you can respond with conscious purpose and clear intent.
Americans are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to fascism, Nazism, or communism. Our one advantage is that we might learn from their experience. Now is a good time to do so.
The general advice I heard from researchers, over and over again, all fit in the same general category: Make the barrier to entry as low as possible; make the protests as inclusive as possible. Sometimes, this will involve moves that feel counterintuitive. For example, Rojas said that while the reason everyone will be gathering in D.C. is obviously Trump’s election, protest organizers should downplay the focus on Trump himself and make things more issue-oriented.