21 January 2017

elisi: (Democracy)
Originally posted by [personal profile] snickfic at Friday activism/news links roundup
* Swing Left - org focused on mobilizing people all over the country to help gain/retain swing districts. I really like the setup - it tells you your closest "swing district" (however they're defining it) and then asks you to sign up to be part of that particular team.

* This is what Pro Publica is now covering. Pro Publica is a proven non-profit investigative journalism org, and this is a great list of both their emphases going forward and the Twitters of the people covering those topics.

* okay, librarians. we need to talk about the fact that we can no longer advise patrons and students that websites w/ .gov are trustworthy (Twitter thread on info literacy)

* How the town of Whitefish defeated its neo-Nazi trolls — and became a national model of resistance (Yahoo). HIGHLY RECCED.

News / rumors
* Starting January 20, Donald Trump Can Send Unblockable Mass Text Messages to the Entire Nation (NY Mag)

* Trump just picked John Gore, lawyer who defended NC's anti-trans #HB2 in court, to run DOJ's Civil Rights Division (Twitter, source in replies)

* Mike Lee introduces bill to reassert Congress's authority over trade policy (Twitter). This is a Republican senator, mind you. Wouldn't it be interesting if a major outcome of all this were significant weakening of executive power as byproduct of Republican congress reigning in their own president?

* [Mattis's] first substantive sentence "together with the INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY we are the sentinels and guardians of our nation." (Twitter - I'm following this guy now fyi, he's ex-state dept)

* Musicians Terrified Over Possible Obamacare Repeal (Rolling Stone)

* Today belongs to Trump, but Obama's vision will win in the end (Vox, by Matthew Yglesias)

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elisi: (Grandma Clinton)

The Women’s March has now reached as far as Antarctica. (Really.)
There are now sister marches in 60 countries on seven continents.

Women's March will send message to Trump: Wendy Sherman
A day after Donald Trump is inaugurated, thousands of women will descend on Washington for a march — a time-honored tribute to our constitutional rights to freedom of speech and assembly. I have been surprised, however, by the number of women who have asked, “What for?”

And Sady Doyle's two cents:

Don't Call the Women's March Messy. It's a Movement

From Tumblr: The view from my apartment this morning: “We outnumber him! Resist”
elisi: (Grandma Clinton)
Hillary Clinton wore white — a symbol of women's suffrage — to Trump's inauguration
It was a striking statement on the eve of the Women’s March on Washington.

Hillary and Michelle
(Their FACES.)

This facebook post
Seriously. Read it. It isn't long.

"The worst thing that can happen in a democracy - as well as in an individual's life - is to become cynical about the future and lose hope."
- Hillary Clinton
elisi: (Grandma Clinton)

And Madonna singing...


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