Political & Community Action in Evanston

Fascinating Articles

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​The whole point of Confederate monuments is to celebrate white supremacy, by Karen L. Cox in the Washington Post

This anti-Nazi film went viral after Charlottesville. It may be less effective than it seems, from Vox

Let Black Kids Just Be Kids, by Robin Berstein in the New York Times

The Myth of Voter Fraud, from the Brennan Center of Justice at New York University

A Definitive Guide to the G.O.P. Insiders Enabling Donald Trump, by Sarah Ellison in Vanity Fair

How Illinois Became America's Failed State, by Natasha Korecki in Politico

The Ungrateful Refugee: We Have to Debt to Repay, by Dina Nayeri in the Guardian

​The Empowered Women of Little Mogadishu: Meet the Somali-American women who are fearlessly leading their communities at a time when their religious identities are under threat, by Erica Berry in Pacific Standard (Thanks, Cordelia)

20 Lessons from the 20th Century on How to Survive in Trump’s America, by Timothy Snyder (Thanks, Karin)

Resist: How to Triumph in Trumpland, (video) by Dr. Glenda Russell

How to use the past to fight for your rights today
, by fellow GSD’er Shana Bernstein for!

10 Social Science Insights about Unarmed Dissent that Everyone Should Know
, by Erica Chenoweth in the Washington Post

Key facts about refugees to the US
, from the Pew Research Center

5 facts about illegal immigration in the US
, from the Pew Research Center

How to #StayOutraged Without Losing Your Mind
, by Mirah Curzer (Thanks, Lynne)

Pictures from Women’s Marches on Every Continent
, from the New York Times

Without a path from protest to power, the Women’s March will end up like Occupy
, from the Guardian (Thanks, Emilie)

Autocracy: Rules for Survival
, by Masha Gessen in the New York Review of Books

Another, more beautiful America is rising. Trump will be resisted
, from Rebecca Solnit in The Guardian

The Array of Conflicts of Interest Facing the Trump Presidency
, from the New York Times

On Optimism and Despair
, by Zadie Smith (Thanks, Molly)

Christiane Amanpour: 2016 Burton Benjamin Memorial Award Acceptance Speech 

How's This for Kick Ass Journalism?