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I’m assembling a post full of anti-Trump resources. Can you help?

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So I’m putting together a page (or possibly two) of anti-Trump resources, and I could use your help over the next few days. (No need think about any of this stuff today, obviously!)

I’m looking for a bunch of different things:

Information and graphics to help make the case that Trump’s victory is illegitimate, based on:

Hillary’s big win the popular vote; the ways in which the electoral college effectively overcounts the votes of rural whites and those in swing states and undercounts those of minorities; dirty tricks, from Russian hacking and wikileaks to the machinations of Comey and pro-Trump FBI agents (I’m especially interested in stuff talking about Trump’s connections to the dirty tricksters, as well as his public encouragement and exploitation of leaked emails and the like).

Information on protests and other anti-Trump activism:

Both local and national (and on the internet). Links to help people who want to get involved.

Information and resources to help people deal with Trump-related anxiety, etc. 

Information on Trump’s massive conflicts of interest, and whether or not this could rise to the level of an impeachable offense

Information on his worldwide business dealings. Examples of the conflicts that have already become an issue even though he’s not yet in the White House. The issues raised by his plan to have his kids run his business — despite their continued involvement in the transition and their attendance at meetings with foreign leaders.

Information on Trump’s connections to white supremacists

The possibility that he engaged in “pay to play” for favorable coverage in Breitbart. Connections to far-right parties and activists in Europe. Examples of horrible stuff said and done by his white supremacist supporters. His refusal to clearly and specifically distance himself from these people — in person, on camera.

Trump’s compulsive lying; his vanity; his obsession with revenge; his encouragement of violence at his rallies; his flip-flops, mood swings, erratic behavior; his susceptibility to flattery; his promulgation of fake news and discredited claims

Trump’s racism and misogyny

Trump’s attacks on Muslims and Latinos. His record of discrimination against black tenants. His long history of misogyny. The accusations of sexual assault raised against him.

Historical parallels between Trump and fascist/authoritarian leaders in the past

Information about Trump’s unwillingness to follow traditional norms of presidential behavior and/or do his job

His massive ignorance about this country and the world and unwillingness/inability to learn. His attempts to dodge the press and threats against press freedom. His refusal to attend daily intelligence briefings. His refusal to make his tax returns public.

Trump’s terrible advisors and allies; the Russian connections

Further reading on Trump

Ranging from the terrible things he’s said about women, to his bankruptcies and sleazy business practices, to his embrace of assorted conspiracy theories over the years. I’m generally looking for longer articles here, but short primers on some issues are welcome as well.

Further reading on fascism. authoritarianism, right-wing movements and media

Information about Pence, particularly his anti-LGBT policies

Funny stuff

Recommended publications, writers, podcasters, etc to help make sense of Trump

Anything else you can think of that I’m forgetting

Thanks!

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hippielady
hippielady
5 years ago

Sinkable John : Pansy Ass Pinko, Regicidal Beast-of-Burden
Sinkable John : Pansy Ass Pinko, Regicidal Beast-of-Burden
5 years ago

I gots nothing right now – but I’ll be digging. I think Mother Jones’ The Trump Files (a pretty large collection of stories) could be a good start ?

In the meantime… who’s in favor of calling Trump, in contexts relating to climate change and environmental destruction, Agent Orange ?

griffon8
griffon8
5 years ago

Here’s something to get in on right away, because we’re supposed to send the postcards on 11/26: Postcard Avalanche

Fishy Goat
Fishy Goat
5 years ago
zumahzumah
zumahzumah
5 years ago

The Russian connection is not at all fact and is based on anonymous reports of intelligence officials. One can make a case against Trump hopefully without Red Scare tactics about how he is a secret Russian agent or a Russian puppet. Ask Glenn Greenwald what he thinks of the constant mentions of Russia among Democrats to delegitimize Trump.

Iskadrow
Iskadrow
5 years ago

I doubt that a recount is ging to change things, but this article is a good resource about individuals and organizations responsible for voter suppression efforts & their connections to Trump and among each other: http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5833faa1e4b0d28e552154be

Iskadrow
Iskadrow
5 years ago
Snowberry
Snowberry
5 years ago

It’s best if the information comes from moderately conservative sources. Things like Huffington Post, Daily Kos, Mother Jones, and even the friggin’ New York Times usually get dismissed out of hand as “promoting a liberal agenda”. Which makes even people who aren’t the ones doing the dismissing reluctant to trust the source.

Fishy Goat
Fishy Goat
5 years ago

The non-reddit version of the above links (and has been updated more recently):

http://quantum-displacement.tumblr.com/post/146015554444/anti-trump-masterpost

serrana
serrana
5 years ago

https://www.wall-of-us.org/

“he promised a wall.
he will be stopped by a wall of us.
FOUR CONCRETE ACTS OF RESISTANCE
DELIVERED TO YOUR INBOX EACH WEEK”

Cynical Optimist
Cynical Optimist
5 years ago

I feel like I should point out the typo in the first paragraph.
His “pubic encouragement”. Sorry I don’t have anything substantial or useful to contribute otherwise.

Rhuu
Rhuu
5 years ago

From The Closer with Keith Olbermann: 176 reasons Donald Trump should not be president.

Sinkable John : Pansy Ass Pinko, Regicidal Beast-of-Burden
Sinkable John : Pansy Ass Pinko, Regicidal Beast-of-Burden
5 years ago

@Cynical Optimist

For the record, I totally don’t mind if that typo stays. And I thank you for bringing it up to attention, ’cause I hadn’t noticed it, and now I got the chucklesies.

Cynical Optimist
Cynical Optimist
5 years ago

@Sinkable John

Whenever I notice typos, it’s like some part of my brain just starts screaming “IMPERFECTION!” in Lemongrabs voice.

Although yes I do agree it is funny.

serrana
serrana
5 years ago

This one has probably been mentioned here already, but you can own a tshirt from Jezebel with every description of trump they’ve ever made. Not exactly a resource exactly, but funny.

http://jezebel.com/now-you-can-own-a-t-shirt-featuring-every-one-of-our-ni-1789317888/amp

Iskadrow
Iskadrow
5 years ago

Two titles concerned with the history and current condition of the GOP. The first has the benefit of having been co-written by an exemplar of that almost extinct species: A moderate conservative:

Norman Ornstein & Thomas E. Mann – “It’s Even Worse Than It Looks”

Geoffrey Kabaservice – “Rule and Ruin”

Two titles concerned with Nazi Germany, both having been enlightening to me:

Milton Mayer – “They Thought They Were Free” (if nothing else, read the excerpt on the website of the Chicago University Press)

Victor Klemperer – “LTI: Lingua Tertii Imperii”  (Not sure if available in English. Examination of the language of historical Nazism, but broadly applicable lessons to be learned)

Neveragaine (got lost in the Iron Republic)
Neveragaine (got lost in the Iron Republic)
5 years ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wC42HgLA4k
This video is a rundown of problems with the electoral collage, it’s a second part of a series but it serves well as an introduction of sorts and as a bonus it came out 5 years ago, so no one can be accused of anti-trump propaganda.
It also shows why arguments such as “but ec was made to protect small states from the big ones” don’t work (go to 1:53)

4:17 – completely mind-blowing exploration how you could, in theory win the presidency with only 22% of the popular vote.

The guy admitted later that he made a mistake in one of the arguments (about ec making it so the candidate can’t just fly between the biggest cities) and made a follow-up video correcting that.

He also made a second, very short, follow-up video right after the election results were in.

Axecalibur: Middle Name Danger
Axecalibur: Middle Name Danger
5 years ago

@zumahzumah

Ask Glenn Greenwald

No thanks…

Oh, and are you new? If so, hiya, I’m Axe! Welcome package on the right side of the page. Don’t be a stranger, eh? (The welcome package is still there even if you’re not new ?)

@Rhuu
Don’t forget the follow up :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2Efz2wPctY
Also, Keith’s got a new series:

Megalibrarygirl
Megalibrarygirl
5 years ago

Joy Reid has a Twitter feed with resources: https://twitter.com/JoyAnnReid

I hope that link works.

Also, David, if you need access to databases and statistics, as a librarian and Wikipedia editor, I have access to several databases including EBSCO, high beam research, Gale, Lexis Nexus, Newspapers.com, Project MUSE and JSTOR. My library peeps can hook me up with other behind pay wall or not online yet info. (If you need it)!

I’ll dig for resources at your request, too. You have my email, I think. You can email me a reference request anytime!

authorialAlchemy
authorialAlchemy
5 years ago

Sarah Kebdzior has been writing some goos stuff on authoritarianism lately.

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