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Resistance Recess

Congrats Portland Indymedia! I wanted to share this MoveOn email. Resistance must be our response to the one-hour press conference!
Katharine Werner, MoveOn.org Civic Action < moveon-help@list.moveon.org>
To Marc Batko
Today at 11:02 AM

Next week is the first congressional recess of Donald Trump's presidency—and for many of us, it will be the first opportunity to speak directly with our members of Congress.

Dear MoveOn member,

Next week is the first congressional recess of Donald Trump's presidency—and for many of us, it will be the first opportunity to speak directly with our members of Congress.

That's why MoveOn, Daily Kos, Indivisible, and other groups across the progressive movement are launching a huge effort called the Resistance Recess. Together, we will make sure that members of Congress and the media hear that Americans won't tolerate the Trump Republican agenda, including attacks on our health care.

Here's how it will work:

We will show up at our elected officials' events, town halls, and other public appearances to demand answers to the questions that we, their constituents, deserve to have answered—from whether our members of Congress will pledge to protect and improve our health care (instead of stripping it from millions of Americans) to how they will stop the unconstitutional actions of the White House.
We will make it clear to Republicans that the Trump administration's dangerous policies are completely unacceptable—and that we won't let these attacks on health care, our communities, and our democracy occur unanswered. If Republicans put themselves on the wrong side of history, we will hold them accountable.
We will make it clear to Democrats that progressives demand full-on resistance to Trump's agenda. That means fighting for an immediate, independent investigation into Trump's ties to Russia, rejecting his Supreme Court nominee, working to overturn his racist and xenophobic attacks on immigrants, and using every available tool to block his toxic agenda that would bankrupt our nation and divide our communities for the benefit of billionaires and corporations. Although some Democrats are starting to stand up, we need all Democrats to catch up to the resistance in the streets and do their part in this unprecedented moment.
And if lawmakers refuse to hold public events for their constituents, we will hold our own. Some lawmakers are trying to wiggle out of holding town halls or other public appearances. When that happens, we will hold "constituent town halls" to highlight to the public and the media the lawmakers who won't even meet with their constituents.

We need you next week! Are you in? Will you participate in a Resistance Recess action near you?

Click here to find your local Resistance Recess event and RSVP.

Since the election, we've seen a beautiful and powerful surge of grassroots energy. Every week, we've seen rallies across the country pushing back on Trump's nominees and the Republican agenda, demanding that Democrats show spine, and defending frontline communities.

We know that our efforts are working. Democrats have begun to stand up, working to block the members of Trump's #SwampCabinet. Republicans have started to abandon their own plans to take away health care from tens of millions of Americans. And now officials in both parties are recognizing the dangerous and potentially unconstitutional actions of Trump and his team with regard to national security.

But we need to keep the pressure on. Next week's recess is our biggest opportunity yet to make sure that Republicans who side with Trump are held accountable and that Democrats understand that using every single tool at their disposal to block Trump's toxic agenda is not just justified, but absolutely necessary for our democracy—and our most cherished values—to survive the Trump era.

Click here to find your Resistance Recess event and RSVP.

Thanks for all you do.

—Katharine, Gabriela, Manny, Victoria, and the rest of the team

P.S. What if there's no event hosted by your lawmakers listed on the site? First, call your representative's and/or senators' district and D.C. offices—and see if they are planning on holding a public town hall or office hours. Then:

If YES, they say that they are holding a town hall or office hours, submit the event here, and we will invite other constituents to join you.

If you discover that your members of Congress are NOT hosting a town hall within a reasonable distance from you, you can host a constituent town hall—an event that constituents hold to have their voices heard and highlight their lawmakers' lack of a formal town hall. A constituent town hall is a great way to get media attention and highlight that your lawmaker is avoiding constituents during the congressional recess!

How do you plan one?

Find a location—such as a library, event space, or even outside a member of Congress' district office—and pick a time and date.
Invite your member of Congress.
Click here to post your event on ResistanceRecess.com, and MoveOn and partner groups will invite fellow constituents.
Put together an agenda and let the media know.
Check our materials page for all the guides and information you need to plan an event.
Have an awesome event!

P.P.S. This Sunday, MoveOn, Indivisible, Working Families Party, People's Action, and the Center for Popular Democracy will host a Ready to Resist Emergency Conference Call to help prepare for the recess. Click here to RSVP.

Want to support our work? The MoveOn community will work every moment, day by day and year by year, to resist Trump's agenda, contain the damage, defeat hate with love, and begin the process of swinging the nation's pendulum back toward sanity, decency, and the kind of future that we must never give up on. And to do it we need your ongoing support, now more than ever. Will you stand with us?

homepage: homepage: http://www.freembtranslations.net
address: address: www.openculture.com

That's why MoveOn, Daily Kos, Indivisible, and other groups... 17.Feb.2017 16:04


MoveOn? Daily [CIA] Kos? (KNOWN CIA). All CIA funded astroturf corporate fascists. Soros clowns.

Give us a damn break. Support your "Work"? At establishing global fascism? Really? Think we'll do that?

Think we are that friggin stupid? Really? This is a joke, right?

"Work Within The System"? NO! Get Simple Score Voting!!! 17.Feb.2017 16:37


Working "within the system" really means working within THEIR system. Not ours!

Get strategic hedge simple score voting today! FRICK the CIA two-party hegemony!

And stop complaining about Trump. Russia is cool. Get used to that. Or else get used to a 10,000,000 degree lesson. Leave Russia and the rest of the world to itself. We have more than enough problems. (Our dams are disintegrating while we let the CIA Democrats play their pretend-liberal WAR games.)

We don't need Soros and his Dem Party MoveOn crap nomore.

Four from the Jacobin Magazine 18.Feb.2017 09:53

marc marc1seed@yahoo.com


Branko Marcetic
The same racist rhetoric used against Syrians was also used to shut the door to Jewish refugees escaping the Holocaust.

Trump: 0. Democrats: 0. The People: 1

Beyond Resistance

Beyond Resistance

Our movement will exhaust itself if it's only fueled by outrage. We need to win people to a positive vision of a better world.
by Alex Gourevitch

The first few weeks of the Trump administration have made reflection almost impossible. The rapidfire barbarities have been mesmerizing. We watch, we read, we protest, and we watch some more. But, hard as it is to do, we have to tear our gaze away from Trump's horror show. If we ever want to be anything more than observers, we have to acknowledge the painful and brutal truth that we on the Left, whoever we are, are in no position to seriously contest for political power and we suffer from a serious deficit of ideas.

Consider a few central events from the recent past: The massive antiwar marches in the early 2000s had no discernible effect on George W. Bush's invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. Unlike Vietnam protests thirty years earlier, they became less politically significant as time went on...

The Confusion Candidate

The Wagenknecht Question


already happened, Marc 18.Feb.2017 12:32


"Our movement will exhaust itself if it's only fueled by outrage. We need to win people to a positive vision of a better world."

Good quote. Now the chicken-shit comes to fruition and they have to stand behind it, if they can in good conscience. Especially here at indymedia, the supposed home of anarchists.

Is there really any 'our' or is it like Occupy was to most? Nothing is static.

This "Resistance Recess" Is Dem Party/CIA Bullmanure 18.Feb.2017 16:35


MoveOn, Dem Party, Repug Party, Deep State, Daily Kos, National Endowment for Democracy/CIA, et al. are typical fronts that destroyed the best democracy on earth -- Libya. But what do you care? You live in luxury townhouses like your dear Markos. And play the masses into your little Dem Party game. Because you got the damn bucks and you can. You don't care for strategic hedge simple score voting that would free the masses. No. You want to keep on playing the old two-party while you keep on electing Obamas.

We will become Dem Party stooges when hell freezes over and Markos goes to jail. Meanwhile -- find some easier suckers.

(yep) gotta say am disappointed in 'anarchists' and indymedia 18.Feb.2017 20:51


This is all you can muster?

more re-hash of the official Democrat Party/DNC "Russian conspiracy" (laughable due to:  http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/24/us/cash-flowed-to-clinton-foundation-as-russians-pressed-for-control-of-uranium-company.html ,  http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/24/us/cash-flowed-to-clinton-foundation-as-russians-pressed-for-control-of-uranium-company.html ,  link to portland.indymedia.org ) line, 'Trump hates gays' 'racist and xenophobic attacks on immigrants' etc.?

Alex Gourevitch wrote:
"Our movement will exhaust itself if it's only fueled by outrage."

And you're just about all run out of 'outrage'.


These the same persons / movement who Battled In Seattle against corporate world trade in 1999?

Trump rejected NAFTA, 2017?

Where are the 'anarchists' today, 18 February 2017 concerning NAFTA? not a peep.

Here are the two PDX IMC urls parsed out of ^above comment — 18.Feb.2017 21:31


Podesta Hid Russian Uranium Shares In Shell Company Owned By Daughter

Suddenly (8 Days Left In Campaign) HC Democrats Believe In Russian Conspiracies

( the NYT article URL was somehow ?? duplicated twice... )

Screw the system and blues system as well 20.Feb.2017 10:08

Having an attitude with your cup of complacency

The (so called) system is OK w/ blues ...IF <-- you use is "simple score voting" - what a shame and a scam to dump that "participate in the system" on all of us. Screw you complicit voting scheme blues - your wonky voting idea is just part of the bigger 'corrupt' system. Love the smoke you blow up everyone's ass and all the finger wagging, as you shove "you great idea of voting" down our throats like you're another trolling Geral Sosbee. Yelling at indymedia readers over n over like a broken record "Get strategic hedge simple score voting today!" WHY?. So we can participate in this crappy broken capitalist system? Why would anyone want to work with you as you shit on 90% of the movements (ie participants) with your deep conspiracies laden with strategic hedge simple score voting crap. Fuck your vote and your complacency and you shitty attitude. Your an angry man with a burr under your saddle, which makes riding alongside you very hard to do.

Don't Vote!
Don't listen to grumpy old men!