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Olivia Troye is a hero who stood up to Trump policies

My new hero: Olivia Troye. A lifelong Republican, she quit the White House. She reports Trump said maybe the pandemic is a good thing because “I don’t have to shake hands with these disgusting people.”
She described herself as “a first generation college graduate & the daughter of a Mexican immigrant.”

Trump’s developmental stage?

What child development stage has temper tantrums, is focused on self, does wishful thinking instead of analytical thinking, would rather see pictures than words, just wants to play games and watch TV, lacks impulse control, calls people names like nasty and looser, short attention span, lies often, has a very limited vocabulary, repeats often, doesn’t often use complete sentences, doesn’t think ahead, is easily distracted, and thinks he’s charming?

 

I presented these traits to a child development professor who replied:

from a social/emotional development perspective, it sounds a bit like a child in the 3-5 age range. Issues with autonomy and initiative  and self control. Egocentricity  is a common problem and therefore has poor recognition of impact on others. Telling lies is common in people trying to protect there own self-concept (think bragging in older people). This child will be very difficult to raise and will require an understanding adult  caregiver.
This article looks at Trump as an antisocial narcissist”

US sending arms to Philippines’ autocrat

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/05/15/stop-2-billion-arms-sale-philippines?

From a youth activist in the Philippines:

I 100% agree with it. It’s a very dangerous time. More people need to see and hear about this and what’s happening in the Philippines. The last line is so important

“The COVID-19 pandemic is baring the need for global solidarity against militarization and austerity. In taking up the fight against the deep footprint of U.S. imperialism, here and abroad, our movements will make each other stronger.”

We are part of the cure covid network of volunteers, the volunteers arrested when distributing relief operations were our partners in our relief operations too and could have easily been us arrested. We also work with the organization Kadamay since the urban poor are one of the most affected sectors by the climate crisis.

25th amendment

“A day after President Donald Trump openly speculated about injecting disinfectants into coronavirus patients and using large amounts of ultraviolet rays to treat the virus, MoveOn.org on Friday publicly called for Trump’s cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment and remove the president from office.

Trump’s comments Thursday evening—which forced doctors to issue public statements pleading with Americans to ignore the president’s advice—are only the latest evidence that his failed leadership and mismanagement of the pandemic is endangering people on a daily basis, MoveOn said.”

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/04/24/citing-utter-inability-discharge-duties-his-office-moveon-demands-trump-removal?

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