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Compassionate Resistance for 4/17/17

Compassion Equals Strength

This post is part of my “Compassionate Resistance” series, a regular roundup of stories of local resistance from across America. This series was inspired by and is part of Powerful Resistance, a grassroots project to counter the injustice of the current administration by promoting positive stories of justice and compassion. 

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  • No Regrets Fifty Years After the Resistance (Huffington Post): “As we enter a movement moment today in response to the Trump administration, and millions of Americans express their dissent again by taking to the streets, a moment of reflection about these dedicated progressive predecessors…”
  • The Feminist Five: Marissa Johnson (Feministing): “The way I describe it is that a lot of white people think they are really progressive already. What we put forth in our tasks isn’t easy. You have to put in the work. The gap in between the good person you think you are and who you need to be as an ally is a big gap.”
  • Progressive Democrats ( “Our mission is simple: Revitalize American democracy, empower progressive leaders, and elevate the political consciousness of all people in the United States.”
  • Maxine Waters Isn’t Afraid to Talk Impeachment (FiveThirtyEight): “Waters doesn’t feel burdened by restrictive politesse — she’s happy to burn bridges as a means to her ends, which is expelling Trump from the White House. This unvarnished style is why Waters has found so many new fans in the Democratic “resistance” set, particularly among younger voters.”
  • Oregon Unions Stand Up to Racism, Hate (Street Roots News): “We are a diverse organization made up of all races, nationalities and sexual orientations, and it’s at our core principles to stand up for our membership.”



Michael Thaddeus Doyle

I'm a NYC-native, Latino, Jew-by-choice, hardcore WDW fan in Chicago with an Irish last name. I believe in social justice, big cities, and public transit. I do nonprofit development. I've written this blog since 2005. Believe in the world you want to live in.

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