22 January 2017

elisi: (Grandma Clinton)
Originally posted by [personal profile] snickfic at Sunday activism/news roundup
Women's March
* link to spreadsheet estimating total Women's March participation (Twitter.) As of now, estimate is between 3.6 and 4.5 MILLION in US.

* To my fellow white women: no one was arrested today because we showed up in numbers. This is why we need to continue to show up. (Twitter)

Activism / resources
* "So you just got home from your local Women's March. Now what?" (Twitter)

* Call the Halls: Contacting Your Representative the Smart Way - by the gal whose initial "how to call your reps" tweets went viral two months ago.

* Two sites focused on encouraging and supporting people interested in running for political office: Run for Something (young progressives) and She Should Run (women). IMO Run for Something seems to have it a lot more together, with a clear plan of action and headed by a gal who did major fundraising for Hillary Clinton, but their emphases are different, obviously. UPDATE: I've explored She Should Run more, and it looks like they have an entire series of courses for how thinking about running, what your story is, what your motivations are, how to get involved in your community in preparation to run, etc, which is pretty cool and also much lower investment and for people earlier in the process than Run for Something. So if both focuses apply to you, I think they're both worth exploring and deciding which one is a better fit for you .

* Find a local League of Women Voters - I knew this group did a ton of voter education and informed voting work, but I did not know until yesterday that their local branches hold forums and otherwise engage heavily with local issues, as opposed to just national ones. I am 100% going to be checking out some of these educational forums near me in the next while.

News / analysis
* Analysis of game Trump is playing with press. Really scary stuff. (Twitter)

* Tons of links/explanation for what Trump's inauguration day executive order is and means (Twitter)

* Sen. Tomes' protester bill met with criticism (Indiana Courier Press). This was the Indiana "clear roadways of protesters by any means necessary" bill. Sounds like it's dead in the water.

* At the Last Minute, Trump Asks Nuclear Safety Administrator to Stick Around After All (Gizmodo). WELL, GOOD.

* Rep. Cathy McMorris (R-WA) gets shouted down at MLK event by angry constituents (ThinkProgress)

* Governor Cuomo Announces Decisive Actions to Secure Access to Reproductive Health Services in New York (ny.gov)

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elisi: (Democracy)
For S10 of Doctor Who, can I please have lots of this:



For those unfamiliar with the show, the quote on my icon is also from that episode. It's called 'The Beast Below' and is Eleven's 2nd episode and one of my favourites. Here's another quote, right from the beginning:

DOCTOR: Look at this place. Isn't it wrong?
AMY: What's wrong?
DOCTOR: Come on, use your eyes. Notice everything. What's wrong with this picture? Now, come on, look around you. Actually look.
TANNOY: London Market is a crime-free zone.
DOCTOR: Life on a giant starship. Back to basics. Bicycles, washing lines, wind-up street lamps. But look closer. Secrets and shadows, lives led in fear. Society bent out of shape, on the brink of collapse. A police state.
[...]
DOCTOR: Now, police state. Do you see it yet?
AMY: Where?
DOCTOR: There.
(A little girl crying, all alone.)
[...]
AMY: One little girl crying. So?
DOCTOR: Crying silently. I mean, children cry because they want attention, because they're hurt or afraid. But when they cry silently, it's because they just can't stop. Any parent knows that.
AMY: Are you a parent?
DOCTOR: Hundreds of parents walking past who spot her and not one of them's asking her what's wrong, which means they already know, and it's something they don't talk about. Secrets. They're not helping her, so it's something they're afraid of. Shadows, whatever they're afraid of, it's nowhere to be seen, which means it's everywhere. Police state.
elisi: (Sherlock (the game is on) by rytalias)
Youtube suggested this to me. Well done youtube, it's delightful.



(Spoilers up to the end of S3)

ETA: SPOILERS FOR S4 in the comments!!

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