2 February 2017

It may only take 3.5% of the population to topple a dictator – with civil resistance

Historical studies suggest that it takes 3.5% of a population engaged in sustained nonviolent resistance to topple brutal dictatorships. If that can be true in Chile under Gen Pinochet and Serbia under Milosevic, a few million Americans could prevent their elected government from adopting inhumane, unfair, destructive or oppressive policies – should such drastic measures ever be needed.

3 February 2017

WTF Just Happened Today

WTF Just Happened, Today is a personal project to log the daily shock and awe in Trump’s America. The goal is to capture the most important news in a digestable form inspired by The Skimm and tweetstorms.

Divesting our attention

Track Trump’s Agenda Step by Step

7 Febrary 2017

Women of America: we’re going on strike. Join us so Trump will see our power

not lean-in feminism but a feminism for the 99%

Lean-in feminism and other variants of corporate feminism have failed the overwhelming majority of us, who do not have access to individual self-promotion and advancement and whose conditions of life can be improved only through policies that defend social reproduction, secure reproductive justice and guarantee labor rights. As we see it, the new wave of women’s mobilization must address all these concerns in a frontal way. It must be a feminism for the 99%.


Let us use the occasion of this international day of action to be done with lean-in feminism and to build in its place a feminism for the 99%, a grassroots, anti-capitalist feminism – a feminism in solidarity with working women, their families and their allies throughout the world.

a day of striking, marching, blocking roads, brideges, and squares

The idea is to mobilize women, including trans women, and all who support them in an international day of struggle – a day of striking, marching, blocking roads, bridges, and squares, abstaining from domestic, care and sex work, boycotting, calling out misogynistic politicians and companies, striking in educational institutions. These actions are aimed at making visible the needs and aspirations of those whom lean-in feminism ignored: women in the formal labor market, women working in the sphere of social reproduction and care, and unemployed and precarious working women.

opposing violence against women in its many forms

  • domestic violence
  • violence of the market, of debt, of capitalist property relations, of the state
  • violence of discriminatory policies against lesbian, trans and queer qomen
  • violence of state criminalization of migratory movements
  • violence of mass incarceration,
  • institutional violence against women’s bodies through abortion bans and lack of access to free healthcare/free abortions

8 February 2017

Your Guide to the Sprawling New Anti-Trump Resistance Movement

10 February

Mutual Aid from Big Door Brigade

Mutual aid is a term to describe people giving each other needed material support, trying to resist the control dynamics, hierarchies and system-affirming, oppressive arrangements of charity and social services. Mutual aid projects are a form of political participation in which people take responsibility for caring for one another and changing political conditions, not just through symbolic acts or putting pressure on their representatives in government, but by actually building new social relations that are more survivable.

17 February

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