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Dan Rather Just Released Heartbreaking Statement Against Trump

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  • History will demand to know which side were you on. This is not a question of politics or party or even policy. This is a question about the very fundamentals of our beautiful experiment in a pluralistic democracy ruled by law.
  • Now is a time when none of us can afford to remain seated or silent. We must all stand up to be counted.
  • Related: Frightened by Donald Trump? You don’t know the half of it.

Nicole JamesTruth Examiner

http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/evergreenedigest.org/files/Dan%20Rather.jpgNovember 26, 2016 | Dan Rather just posted a heartbreaking post to Facebook where he really cut to the chase, saying, “Now is a time when none of us can afford to remain seated or silent.”

He says it is time for Americans to take sides…to decide whether we want to be on the side of neo-Nazi’s, or on the side of democracy.

Rather hits Trump very hard, saying, “This is not about tax policy, health care, or education – even though all those and more are so important. This is about racism, bigotry, intimidation and the specter of corruption.”

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Frightened by Donald Trump? You don’t know the half of it, George Monbiot, the Guardian

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  • Many of his staffers are from an opaque corporate misinformation network. We must understand this if we are to have any hope of fighting back against them.
  • Related: Robert Reich | The First 100 Day Resistance Agenda

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Robert Reich | The First 100 Day Resistance Agenda

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Trump’s First 100 Day agenda includes repealing environmental regulations, Obamacare, and the Dodd-Frank Act, giving the rich a huge tax cut, and much worse. Here’s the First 100 Day resistance agenda [with thanks to Alan Webber].

Robert Reich, robertreich.org

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http://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_large/public/views-article/99_percent.jpg?itok=uNrMcv2T November 19, 2016 | 1.  Get Democrats in the Congress and across the country to pledge to oppose Trump’s agenda. Prolong the process of approving choices, draw out hearings, stand up as sanctuary cities and states. Take a stand. Call your senator and your representative (phone calls are always better than writing).

Your senator’s number: http://www.senate.gov/senators/contact/.

Your representative’s number: http://www.house.gov/representatives/

2.   March and demonstrate—in a coordinated, well-managed way. The “1 Million Women March” is already scheduled for the Inauguration —and will be executed with real skill.

See: http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/11/15/counter-trump-women-are-mobilizing-massive-march-washington . There will be “sister” marches around the country—in LA and elsewhere. They need to be coordinated and orchestrated. And then? 1 Million Muslims? 1 Million Latinos? What would keep the momentum alive and keep the message going?

Robert Reich is Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley and Senior Fellow at the Blum Center for Developing Economies. He served as Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration, for which Time Magazine named him one of the ten most effective cabinet secretaries of the twentieth century.

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Mourn, Then Wage Popular and Class Struggle

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Part 1: Unite for 'National Healing'? No Thanks, We're Waging Popular and Class Struggle

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Part 2: Mourn. Then Organize.

This nation has survived political crises before, and it will again if progressives refrain from pointing fingers and start organizing.

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Part 1: Unite for 'National Healing'? No Thanks, We're Waging Popular and Class Struggle

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Part 2: Mourn. Then Organize.

This nation has survived political crises before, and it will again if progressives refrain from pointing fingers and start organizing.

Peter Dreier, American Prospect

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November 9, 2016 | At a time like this, many liberals and progressives will recall the words of labor activist Joe Hill: “Don't mourn, organize.”

But let's be honest. We're in shock. We need time to mourn. To recover from the trauma of this election.

I feel awful for my 19-year-old twin daughters, who voted for the first time this year and now have to spend their college years with Trump as president. They're upset. They talked about moving to Canada. They were half serious. We talked and texted all night, trying to console ourselves. It was tough.

Peter Dreier teaches politics and chairs the Urban & Environmental Policy Department at Occidental College. His latest book is The 100 Greatest Americans of the 20th Century: A Social Justice Hall of Fame (Nation Books, 2012).

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Why Anti-Trump Protests Matter

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For high school students and undocumented immigrants who were prohibited from taking part in this election, these protests are a space to take part in the democratic process.It's more than just a release for anger – taking to the streets is a necessary way to participate in democracy

Sarah Jaffe, Rolling Stone

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November 15, 2016 | Since election night, U.S. cities and towns have rung with protest. Hundreds of thousands of people, from New York City to Los Angeles, from Columbia, South Carolina to Salt Lake City, Utah took to the streets en masse to protest the election of a man who promised, among other things, to force Muslims to register and to repeal a health care bill that helps some 20 million people get health insurance, and who has been accused of sexual assault by at least 13 women. Hand-scrawled signs declared "Not My President," "No To Bigotry," "Trump Puts My Life In Danger," and "Protests Are Patriotic."

High school students have walked out of class in protest across the country, including in Montgomery County, Maryland; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Phoenix, Arizona; and Omaha, Nebraska.

Sarah Jaffe is a reporting fellow at The Nation Institute and the author of Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt.

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Shock, anger, intense sadness, disappointment. Fear. These are all natural reactions to the election of Donald Trump.

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  • Take Action:

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• Join the inauguration protests in Washington, DC in January 2017.

  • Related: Call to Action: The Repression Continues so the Resistance can't Stop!

SOA Watch

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November 9, 2016 | Unfortunately, immigration and foreign policy are two of the areas which the President has a lot of power to shape. Trump has vowed to scapegoat immigrants, refugees, asylum-seekers, and Muslims for the failures of this unjust system.

We must start now in partnering with and standing up with those that are most vulnerable to suffer because of this misplaced fear, frustration, and hatred. Reach out to local immigrant rights groups. Let's build and/or strengthen our sanctuary cities. Let's regroup, and reflect with our faith communities about how to help protect refugees, forced to come here because of imperialist policies in the first place. Let's offer solidarity to the Muslim community, not just in word, but in deed.

In the days ahead, let us build community and stand up against hate, white supremacy, fascism, xenophobia and misogyny. Today, tomorrow, and next week, we must organize. We must be prepared to take dramatic action against mass deportations and attacks on immigrants and Muslims. We must be prepared to organize and act against nuclear build-up and increase our work to build bridges, not walls.

Take Action:

• Organize a local action on or around November 19 to take a stand for justice and to remember those we have lost as a result of violence, racism, hatred and bigotry.

• Join the inauguration protests in Washington, DC in January 2017.

P.S. A piece of good news: Racist Sherrif Joe Arpaio, whose police force in Maricopa county, Arizona, has been repeatedly found to practice racial profiling, and who faces criminal charges, has been defeated in yesterday's election due to grassroots organizing power!

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Call to Action: The Repression Continues so the Resistance can't Stop! SOA Watch

Saturday, November 19, 2016: Converge in your community and at the gates of Fort Benning, Georgia.

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