One of the largest crowds ever seen by city staff gathered in the Petaluma City Council chambers on Monday, February 6, 2017, leaving many members of the public standing and packed in tight all the way around the chambers’ interior walls, the overflow crowd spilling out of the chambers and down the hall. It was…
Democratic and Republican members of Congress are getting considerable flack from constituents early in the Trump era.
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island discovered recently that his constituents were none too pleased by his “yes” vote for Mike Pompeo as President Donald Trump’s Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
Read the Brown Daily Herald’s report on the event here.
War Made Easy author, activist and media critic Norman Solomon, a West Marin resident, encouraged activists and all Americans interested in resisting President Donald Trump’s brand of neo-fascism to raise some hell and don’t bother waiting for the Democrats to lead the way, in conversation with KPFA The Sunday Show host Philip Maldari on February…
Writes Jacobin magazine: Just a few hours after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, a thousand people joined Jacobin, Verso Books, and Haymarket Books at the historic Lincoln Theatre in Washington, DC, for “The Anti-Inauguration,” a night of discussion on how Donald Trump came to win the election, how we can resist him, and what kind of…
Featuring Naomi Klein, Anand Gopal, Jeremy Scahill, Owen Jones and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor.
An ebook of the speeches from this event is available for free here:
On inauguration day, January 20, 2017, over a thousand people gathered at the Lincoln Theatre in Washington DC to hear Naomi Klein, Jeremy Scahill, Anand Gopal, Owen Jones and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor speak on what resistance should look like in the age of Trump and what kind of positive program we should be fighting for.
The event was sponsored by Verso Books, Haymarket Books and Jacobin Magazine.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:
Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist and author of the international bestsellers, “No Logo,” “The Shock Doctrine,” and most recently “This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate.”
Jeremy Scahill is a founding editor of The Intercept. He is an investigative reporter, war correspondent, and author of the international bestselling books “Dirty Wars” and “Blackwater.” Scahill’s 2013 film “Dirty Wars” was nominated for an Academy Award.
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor is an assistant professor in Princeton University’s Center for African American Studies and the author of “From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation,” an examination of the history and politics of Black America and the development of the social movement Black Lives Matter in response to police violence in the United States.
Anand Gopal was Afghanistan correspondent for the Wall Street Journal and the Christian Science Monitor, and has reported on the Middle East for the Atlantic, among other publications. His book “No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban and the War Through Afghan Eyes” was a finalist for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize and for the 2014 National Book Award.
Owen Jones is a London-based writer, commentator and activist. He is the author of “Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class.”
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