Monday, April 10, 2017

Harvard students launch "Resistance School" to provide instruction on how to battle back against the Trump presidency.

Courtesy of Time Magazine:  

For more than 15,000 students across the country, Wednesday marked the first day of Resistance School — a program where the educational focus is mobilizing against President Donald Trump's administration. 

"Each one of us has people in our lives who were disturbed by the outcome of the election and saw it as a call to action," said Joe Breen, one of the Resistance School co-founders. He's a third-year student in a joint degree program at Harvard Law School and the Harvard Kennedy School. "We recognized that we had the opportunity to help them develop the skills that they would need to get involved in political action." 

Resistance School organizers — a group of Harvard graduate students — said a couple hundred people participated in the first lesson in person at the Ivy League campus in Boston on Wednesday, while about 15,000 people of all ages tuned in via livestream from 50 states and 20 countries. They estimated the total participation was even larger because students were encouraged to host watch parties in groups.

I love it.

Though somehow I doubt this will help convince any of Trump's supporters that universities are not liberal tools for the indoctrination of young people.

But then again if we have more programs like this perhaps there won't BE so many damn Trump supporters.

16 comments:

  1. Anonymous4:18 AM

    We all have the power to resist and we must remain vigilant. They expect marches and town hall crowds to peter out, an unfortunate tendency of the human condition, but I'll be d@mned if I'm going to sit back and take their crap. We were given voices for a reason!

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    1. Anonymous8:15 AM

      http://www.rawstory.com/2017/04/right-wing-troll-blamed-for-sparking-chaos-at-jacksonville-anti-trump-war-protest/

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  2. Anonymous5:57 AM

    I'm in.

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  3. Anonymous7:23 AM

    How Democrats Are Faring In First Tests Of The Trump Backlash

    http://data.huffingtonpost.com/2017/special-elections

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    1. Anonymous8:13 AM


      SPECIAL ELECTION ELECTION DATE
      Kansas Congressional District 4 April 11, 2017
      Georgia Congressional District 6 (Primary) April 18, 2017
      Alabama House of Representatives District 67 April 18, 2017
      Georgia State Senate District 32 April 18, 2017
      Connecticut House of Representatives District 7 April 25, 2017
      Connecticut House of Representatives District 68 April 25, 2017
      Louisiana State Senate District 2 April 29, 2017
      South Carolina Congressional District 5 (Primary) May 2, 2017
      Oklahoma House of Representatives District 28 May 9, 2017
      Alabama House of Representatives District 58 May 23, 2017
      New Hampshire House of Representatives District Carroll 6 May 23, 2017
      New Hampshire House of Representatives District Hillsborough 44 May 23, 2017
      New York State Senate District 30 May 23, 2017
      New York State Assembly District 9 May 23, 2017
      Montana At-Large (Primary) May 25, 2017
      South Carolina State Senate District 3 May 30, 2017
      South Carolina House of Representatives District 84 May 30, 2017
      U.S. Senator from Alabama (Primary) June 5, 2017
      California Congressional District 34 (Runoff) June 6, 2017
      Tennessee House of Representatives District 95 June 15, 2017
      South Carolina Congressional District 5 (Runoff) June 20, 2017
      Georgia Congressional District 6 (Runoff) June 20, 2017
      South Carolina House of Representatives District 48 June 20, 2017
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      Oklahoma House of Representatives District 75 July 11, 2017
      New Hampshire House of Representatives District Merrimack 18 July 18, 2017
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      Missouri House of Representatives District 50 August 8, 2017
      Oklahoma State Senate District 44 September 12, 2017
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      U.S. Senator from Alabama (Runoff) June 5, 2017
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  4. Anonymous7:31 AM

    Excellent! Let's hope it spreads like wildfire. And expands to burn the entire R party down.

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  5. Anonymous7:33 AM

    http://www.politicususa.com/2017/04/10/trump-mitch-mcconnell-stealing-supreme-court-seat.html

    “achievement”

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  6. Anonymous7:40 AM

    http://www.slate.com/articles/double_x/doublex/2017/04/hillary_clinton_is_not_going_away.html

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    1. Anonymous10:36 AM

      https://www.yahoo.com/news/kaine-white-house-doesn-apos-062052076.html

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  7. Anonymous8:01 AM

    https://thinkprogress.org/nine-terrible-things-neil-gorsuch-could-do-in-his-first-full-term-on-the-supreme-court-3f4edd86209c

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  8. Anonymous8:10 AM

    It isn't so much Trump and his administration as the Republicans in the House and Senate. If they did their jobs, they would have reined Trump in by now.

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  9. Anonymous9:21 AM

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/john-oliver-gerrymandering_us_58eb3482e4b05413bfe3e274?

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  10. Anonymous10:15 AM

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/pope-raises-own-mortality-rallying-youth-lead-church-183352191.html

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  11. Anonymous11:30 AM

    Great! Totally support the students making this collaborated move! Trump and his ilk need to be stopped and Trump needs to be impeached! (sooner than later!)

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  12. Anonymous8:21 PM

    Mandatory live stream in all public schools in all 50 states now. Mandatory government class, journalism, speech and civics. Throw in etiquette manners and morals. Teach your children respect, honesty, kindness and charity at home. It is important to raise decent humans on this earth to survive.

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  13. Jon Ossoff in Georgia is speaking of a "Make Trump Furious" movement.

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