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How to be a Successful Progressive Changemaker: Resist! is available as a $10 ebook, 800 pages

 
Resist! Goals and Tactics for Changemakers offers an encyclopedic guide for how you can be a changemaker. Critics fault recent democracy uprisings for not having a positive plan for change, so this comprehensive guide includes international models of democratic local and national examples. The extensive book outlines major economic, environmental and political problems with examples of tactics currently used to solve them. It includes theories about power and social movements, communication techniques, and the story of the changemakers. The author traveled around the world to talk with changemakers, as well as doing extensive research, and is a feminist activist.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Part 1: Issues and Goals

Chapter 1: Globalization Issues

Globalization and Neoliberalism, Hybrid Cultures, Global Media, Global Discrimination, Global Power Shifts, War and Peace, Global Organizing

 

Chapter 2: Democracy vs. Autocracy

Desire for Real Democracy; Rise of Authoritarianism and Corruption; The Construction of Democracy; National Horizontal Models; Alternatives to Traditional Political Parties; Municipalist City Models—Past, Present and Future; Education Needs Democratic Reform

 

Chapter 3: Equal Opportunity vs. Poverty

Anti-Neoliberal Capitalism, Protests Against Inequality, Educated Middle-Class Changemakers, Solutions to Poverty and Inequality

 

Chapter 4: Change Work

Revolutionary Technological Changes, Young Adults Change the Work Culture, Worker Control, Gender Equity in the Workplace, Urban Economy Models, Solving Unemployment Locally, the New Economics

 

Chapter 5: The Bottom Line: Environmentalism

Climate Change Disasters; Case Study: Environmental Change is Difficult; Environmental Degradation; Powerful Climate Change Deniers; Tactics and Strategies; Replace Capitalism with Socialism; Change Government; Use the Courts; Attack Finance: Divestment and Boycotts; Develop Renewable Energy and Recycle, and Use Organic Agriculture; Lobby UN Climate Conferences; Our Future: Youth

 

Chapter 6: Who are the Changemakers?

Women Rising; No More Passive Princesses: Why Are Girls so Brave? Activists of Color: Black Activists, Latinx Dreamers, First Nation Youth Protest Pipelines

 

Part 2: Tactics and Theories

Chapter 7: Activist Tactics                                                                 A Case Study: Generation Z Tactics in the Never Again Movement; Individual Tactics; Alternatives to Traditional Political Parties; Movement of Movements to Replace Parties and Silos; New Tactics: Tend to Emotions in Long Occupations; Nonviolent Tactics; The Tyranny of Structurelessness; New Emphasis on the Grassroots; Successful Strategies for Organizing Groups

Chapter 8: How to Make a Revolution

Revolution Defined, What Triggers a Revolution? How to Lead a Revolution, Revolutionary History, Why the Global Uprisings Moved like Dominoes, Why were Tunisians the First Domino in the Revolutionary Wave? Cracks in the Economic System, Stages of Revolution, Did the Recent Uprisings Succeed?

 

Chapter 9: Theories about Social Movements and Power 

Theories about Power; Social Movement Theories; The Legacy of Global Justice Movement

Tactics; semi-colon Marxism, Anarchism, Feminism

 

Chapter 10: Communication Techniques to Gain Support

Media Power; Branding, Humor, and Theater; Electronic Networking; Debate About Too Much Emphasis on Social Media; Misuse of the Internet; Mobile Phones for All; TV, Radio and Films; Art and Music

Brits Protest Trump

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/07/13/brits-dont-mince-words-most-irreverent-and-radical-signs-uks-historic-anti-trump?cd-origin=rss&utm_term=Brits%20Don%27t%20Mince%20Words%3A%20The%20Most%20Irreverent%20and%20Radical%20Signs%20From%20UK%27s%20Historic%20Anti-Trump%20Protest&utm_campaign=News%20%2526%20Views%20%7C%20%27World%20of%20Justice%20Not%20Division%27%3A%20Hundreds%20of%20Thousands%20March%20Against%20Trump%20in%20UK&utm_content=email&utm_source=Daily%20Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&cm_mmc=Act-On%20Software-_-email-_-News%20%2526%20Views%20%7C%20%27World%20of%20Justice%20Not%20Division%27%3A%20Hundreds%20of%20Thousands%20March%20Against%20Trump%20in%20UK-_-Brits%20Don%27t%20Mince%20Words%3A%20The%20Most%20Irreverent%20and%20Radical%20Signs%20From%20UK%27s%20Historic%20Anti-Trump%20Protest

Trump’s Racism

Progress is indicated when ABC cancelled the reboot of Rosanne Bar’s TV sitcom after she tweeted racist statements in May 2018 and a black woman won the Democratic nomination for Governor of Georgia. But, opposing the trend of denouncing racism, President Trump referred to Central American refugees as animals, painted Hispanics as violent gang members, and called some black African countries and Haiti “shithole” countries. He suggested that perhaps (mostly black) athletes who kneel during the national anthem to protest police violence should be deported. He wanted more immigrants from countries like Norway. He said some white nationalists at a Charlottesville, Virginia, demonstration held in August of 2017 were “some very fine people” and refused to condemn them for violence and Nazi insignia. He reminded his Millennial advisors Jared Kushner and Stephen Miller how much crowds at his rallies roar when he talks about throwing Hispanic criminals out of the country.[i] The two men laughed supportively.

[i] Bob Fredericks, “Trump Made Up Hispanic Names While Prepping Anti-Immigrant Speech to Congress,” New York Post, May 25, 2018.

https://nypost.com/2018/05/25/trump-made-up-hispanic-names-while-prepping-anti-immigrant-speech-to-congress/

Trump aims to balance tax cut by cutting children’s insurance

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/05/08/despicable-every-level-after-massive-gift-rich-trump-demands-7-billion-cut-child?utm_term=%27Despicable%20on%20Every%20Level%27%3A%20After%20Massive%20Gift%20to%20Rich%2C%20Trump%20Demands%20%247%20Billion%20Cut%20to%20Child%20Health%20Insurance&utm_campaign=News%20%2526%20Views%20%7C%20%27This%20Is%20How%20the%20Iran%20War%20Started%27%3A%20Trump%20Ditches%20Nuclear%20Deal&utm_content=email&utm_source=Act-On+Software&utm_medium=email&cm_mmc=Act-On%20Software-_-email-_-News%20%2526%20Views%20%7C%20%27This%20Is%20How%20the%20Iran%20War%20Started%27%3A%20Trump%20Ditches%20Nuclear%20Deal-_-%27Despicable%20on%20Every%20Level%27%3A%20After%20Massive%20Gift%20to%20Rich%2C%20Trump%20Demands%20%247%20Billion%20Cut%20to%20Child%20Health%20Insurance

Trump Raises Awareness of Sexual Assault Experienced by Millions

Donald Trump’s sexist comments hit a new low when a lewd video was released close to the November elections, in which a newly married Trump said his celebrity gave him the permission to grab women’s genitalia, although the word he actually used is one he used to disparage Ted Cruz.[i] He also called a female reporter a vulgar word for female genitals that starts with a “c.” All of Utah’s Republican leaders revoked their endorsements of him, along with other party leaders like Senator John McCain. The positive outcome is Trump generated consciousness-raising about sexual assault. When Canadian author Kelly Oxford asked women to tweet their “first assaults,” in a few hours she quickly received almost 10 million stories of assault, and millions more kept coming to @kellyoxford.

[i] https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2016/10/07/ryan-mcconnell-silent-on-lewd-trump-video/

Trump punishment for abortion

Chris Matthews: “Do you believe in punishment for abortion, yes or no, as a principle?”

Donald Trump: “The answer is that there has to be some form of punishment.”

Chris Matthews: “For the woman?”

Donald Trump: “Yeah, there has to be some form.”

Chris Matthews: “Ten cents? Ten years? What?”

Donald Trump: “Let me just tell you—I don’t know. That I don’t know. That I don’t know.”

Chris Matthews: “Why not?”

Donald Trump: “I don’t know.”

Chris Matthews: “You take positions on everything else.”

Donald Trump: “Because I don’t want to—I—frankly, I do take positions on everything else. It’s a very complicated position.”

http://www.democracynow.org/2016/3/31/headlines/trump_women_should_be_punished_for_abortions_if_procedure_banned

 

Later he said doctors should be punished