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[box] *THIS PAGE IS (kind of always) UNDER CONSTRUCTION :: Most recent update : 6/28/18*
You’ll find on this page LINKS AND RESOURCES (often already compiled guides) in dealing with immediate and ongoing resistance work, political, social justice and human rights issues. There are also TOOLS and SYLLABI below. We aim to keep these resources easily accessible, clear, and readily available and shareable. When we find compiled resources we often eliminate others to reduce redundancy and confusion.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with links, resources, or any suggestions for this guide, or if you’d like to volunteer to help update and maintain it.
[h3]RESPONDING NOW: SPECIAL RESOURCES[/h3]
ASYLUM / IMMIGRANT DETENTION CRISIS (US)
*includes: legislative advocacy, how to be an ally during raids, organizations to donate to, KNOW YOUR RIGHTS guides and links to other information, political platforms and positions, protests/visibility, volunteer opportunities, boycotts, how to be a sponsor or offer sanctuary.
BE PREPARED FOR ICE RAIDS IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD:
ICE Raids Toolkit (from the Immigrant Defense Project)
BORDER ADVOCACY GROUPS (many in google doc above)
from the National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO CLOSE THE CAMPS (again some repeats)
UNDERSTANDING AND OFFSETTING IMMIGRATION BAIL
(article with resources, links, and organizations supporting direct funding)
ANTI CORPORATE PRIDE
Reclaim Pride Coalition NYC
NEVERTHELESS, THEY RESISTED (SMARTER, WITH BETTER TOOLS):
some basics on resisting smarter, safer, within your rights.
Firstly, if you’re hitting the streets, you should know your rights as a protestor.
FOR NEXT STEPS, START HERE: (META-LIST): RESISTANCE MANUAL (A Project of Stay Woke)
if you feel, on any day, that what you need to do most is get informed/learn, their “resistance tools” wiki is full of videos, podcasts, and strategic tools.
PROTECT YOUR DATA:
A 70 Day Web Security Action Plan for Artists and Activists Under Siege
FIND PROACTIVE STEPS to PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS and EDUCATE YOURSELF
at PROACTIVE STEPS (with specific guides for these at risk communities:
LGBTQI, Disabled, Immigrant, Trans, and People with a Uterus, but with resources and tools for ALL. )
BE PREPARED FOR ICE RAIDS IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD:
ICE Raids Toolkit (from the Immigrant Defense Project)
SIGN UP FOR THE AMERICANS OF CONSCIENCE CURATED WEEKLY ACTION CHECKLIST
up to date actions and info, delivered by email, compiled and distributed weekly since the 2016 elections
(example for the week of March 11, 2018)
IF YOU’RE IN NY, FIND AN EVENT:
NYC activism resources and calendar:
PRESIDENT ELECT / ELECTION REFORM / POLITICAL APPOINTMENTS / ETC
“We’re his problem now” calling sheet –> **Migrated to The 65 [edit 3/7]
(Includes Weekly Calls to Action, Calling Scripts, Party Leadership Contact Info, Tips &Strategies
Weekly Actions to Resist Trump (contact info and call sheets, deliverable to your inbox)
What to do this week – weekly actions list / email list (curated by Jennifer Hofmann)
CALLING YOUR REPS : YOUR NEW DAILY ROUTINE
Many of the above lists will include daily action alerts, call lists, call sheets, scripts, etc.
You can locate any of your elected officials and their contact information on Common Cause.
You can find out what bills are being voted on, what your reps voted, all their information, and far far more on the COUNTABLE app, conveniently scaled to mobile device use.
**Nervous about calling? we’ve got an article for that: How to Call Your Reps When You Have Social Anxiety
Retailers to boycott
EDUCATE YOURSELF AND OTHERS: Curricular Guides, Courses, Reading Lists, and Guides to Decolonizing Your Classroom/Syllabus
BRUSH UP ON YOUR US HISTORY / GOVERNMENTAL STRUCTURE
Feeling rusty in your basic understanding of how US government works? You are not alone. So many people have sheepishly told me they feel they’re not capable of fully engaging in resistance because they don’t really understand how the government really works. Luckily, there’s lots of resources to help you out with that.
Education about civics / american government
#IAmNotAfraid Curriculum for All Educators and Organizers, for our Children (A Response to the Results of the US Presidential Election and Donald Trump) — Jana Lynne Umipig, prepared for students and staff at El Puente
Material suggested by anthropologists and others in response to question of what we should read/discuss in light of victories of both Donald Trump in US and Brexit campaign in UK
(This list includes explicitly ethnographic accounts, journalism prioritising ‘voices’ from conservative (or conservative-voting in 2016) communities, first-person memoirs and commentary. Some are slightly older, many are recent. Some are a little more tangential than others, of course this is a pretty nebulous area, communities that are ill defined, not homogenous, not necessarily ‘conservative’ in universally accepted ways, not always White, not always poor etc etc.)
Black Lives Matter Syllabus
Standing Rock Syllabus
Trump 101 Syllabus
Trump 2.0 Syllabus
Building a Movement to End the New Jim Crow: an organizing guide (kindle edition, 99 cents)
GET OUT Syllabus
WOKER THAN THOU Syllabus, and other materials from Frances Lee
related: Towards an Ethics of Activism anthology (on medium) (pdf) / (screen reader version)
Kin Aesthetics: Excommunicate Me from the Church of Social Justice (essay)
a resource created by the Graduate Student Coalition for Liberation to be used to educate readers about the long history of white supremacy in Charlottesville, Virginia. With resources selected and summaries written by UVa graduate students, this abridged version of the Syllabus is organized into six sections that offer contemporary and archival primary and secondary sources (articles, books, responses, a documentary, databases) and a list of important terms for discussing white supremacy. Only “additional resources” are not available online (but can be found either through JSTOR, at the library, or for purchase).
100 ways to indigenize and decolonize academic programs and courses
from Shaunee Pete, Little Pine First Nations, University of Regina, Saskatchewan.
Decolonizing the Syllabus
STANDING ROCK / #NoDAPL :: these warriors still need our help
Donate to Sacred Stone Camp: https://www.gofundme.com/sacredstonecamp
Contribute to the legal defense fund: https://fundrazr.com/d19fAf
Healer Medic Council: https://medichealercouncil.com/donate/
Buy & send supplies on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/196PVIWRDX1M4
Standing Rock Two Spirit Nation: https://www.facebook.com/TwoSpiritNation/
Send items on the list: http://sacredstonecamp.org/supply-list/
202 Main Street
Fort Yates, ND 58538
PREVIOUS RESOURCES from this page
#StopFOSTA/#StopSESTA // Stopping the “Fighting Online Sex Trafficking” + “Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers” Acts
- Joint statement from the International Women’s Health Coalition + Center for Health and Gender Equity on how FOSTA/SESTA put sex workers in danger
- White House Petition to “Repeal/Stop FOSTA Now!” #StopFOSTA #StopSesta
#StephonClark // Justice for Stephon “Zoe” Clark of Sacramento, CA
- Article on the “historic resistance” ignited in response to the murder of Stephon Clark
- Support Sacramento organizations seeking justice for Stephon: Sacramento City College Black Student Union, Black Lives Matter Sacramento, Build. Black. Sacramento
- Fund to support the Clark family
Demilitarize Standing Rock [Change.org]
Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline [ACLU]
Intervene to Protect Civilians at Standing Rock, and Launch Federal Civil Rights Investigation of Law Enforcement in ND [whitehouse.gov]
Senator Heidi Heitkamp (Dem-ND), Stand with Standing Rock Sioux Against the Dakota Access Pipeline [MoveOn.org]
To voice your opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline, call:
North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple, at 701-328-2200.
The White House, at 202-456-1111.
Energy Transfer Partners, the pipeline owner ― Lee Hanse, executive vice president, 210-403-6455; Glenn Emery, vice president, 210-403-6762; Michael (Cliff) Waters, lead analyst, 713-989-2404.
Army Corps of Engineers, which issued the permit allowing construction of the pipeline, even though it would cross under the Missouri River within a half-mile of the Sioux reservation boundary, at 202-761-5903.
How to contact the 17 banks funding the pipeline
Volunteer remotely with legal or media skills:
Email email@example.com, or phone 701-301-2238.
THOUGHTFUL, PRODUCTIVE ARTICLES AND OTHER TOOLS
Charles Eisenstein: The Election: Of Hate, Grief, and a New Story
Leader of the Standing Rock Sioux on Prayers and a President Trump
How to be Your Own Light In The Age of Trump
Why Trump-Sanders Phenomenon Signals an Oligarchy on the Brink of a Civilization-Threatening Collapse http://evonomics.com/why-trump-phenomenon-is-a-sign-of-oligarchy/
Don’t Mourn, Fight Like Hell
Original welcome letter/ description: (November 2016)
Now is the time to organize.
The way we see it, while folks are unusually… awake… to the horrors going on in this country, it’s essential that we all take this opportunity to take a long hard look at the “normal” we’ve gotten used to, and what most choose to ignore on a daily basis to live a semblance of an “ordinary” life, even if made possible by a litany of human rights violations and extraordinary damage to both human health and safety as well as to the only planet that can support our survival.
It is the time to insist upon change, for ourselves, for our communities, and for the system.
Every day presents to us yet another seemingly impossible, shocking announcement — of the type that makes one question the very nature of reality.
Do you feel sometimes that every day is a test to demonstrate how absurd this mockery of a “democracy” has gotten? Under a woefully unqualified, publicly racist and misogynist “POTUS” who lost the popular vote, a team that threatens to make *him* look moderate. No question, we’re on a runaway train with no conductor.
Question: where is the emergency br[e]ak[e]? Is there no failsafe, have none of our laws or treaties or global bodies been given adequate power to prevent (or now stop) this disaster? And, if not — we must. Or, we must say, we are no longer citizens, this is not my nation, and not stop building on our own until the fight is so big they are shown for the small, sad people that they are.
In the meanwhile, I’m very concerned about our already highly stressed, bioprecarious, overly exhausted populace. We must find a balance, must take time for self care, which at times may request rest and a break from action — and yet action is required, from all of us, as much as our bandwidth allows. To that end, it will do us great good to be efficient and keep our resources easily accessible.