Constituents Force a Sen. Whitehouse (D-RI) Promise to Aggressively Oppose Trump Nominees & Policies

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.

The Anti-Inauguration: Building Resistance in the Trump Era, Featuring Naomi Klein, Jeremy Scahill and More

 

Published on Jan 26, 2017

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:
https://www.versobooks.com/books/2502…

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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.

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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.”

Acclaimed Farmer Eliot Coleman on The Adventure of Organic Farming – by Tuning In to Mother Nature, We Were Unstoppable

The Gerritsen family of Wood Prairie Farm shared this remarkable, must-read presentation by Eliot Coleman, author and proprietor with wife Barbara Damrosch of Four Season Farm in Harborside, Maine. Coleman gave this presentation at the Mid-America Organic Association Conference held…

For John Dewey

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“As long as politics is the shadow cast on society by big business, the attenuation of the shadow will not change the substance.” –John Dewey

Wendell Berry and Eric Schlosser: Protect What’s Worth Keeping & Develop Strategies Built Upon Love

This conversation between novelist, poet & farmer Wendell Berry (The Unsettling of America) and author Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation) is worth viewing in its entirety.

Our focus, notes Berry, must be on far more than fear, guilt and anger over climate change. We must develop strategies built on love.

“We need a broad-fronted economic movement to protect everything that’s worth protecting, to stop damage to everything that’s worth keeping,” said Berry.

“We’ve been talked out of love, mercy, kindness. We’ve got to take those things back.”

Instead of using fear and guilt as motivators, “We all need to find things we love to do, and do them.”

Published on Dec 15, 2016

Author, poet, writer and farmer Wendell Berry, in a public conversation with journalist Eric Schlosser, discusses his influences as a writer, his influences as a spiritual person, his connection to Kentucky, the land and more. He begins the conversation with Schlosser by talking about a term he’s coined—industrial fundamentalism—and continues to talk about the agrarian way of life and how to proceed in this new political era.