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Using Political Jiu-Jitsu To Disintegrate Hostile Regimes

In the past decade alone, the deaths of Egyptian Khaled Saeed, Iranian Neda Agha Soltan, and other fatalities caused by repressive governments ignited nation-wide revolutions which were recognized and lauded internationally. A youtube mashup by Andreina Nash of violence against student protests in Venezuela brought international attention and pressure on their government. The massacre of

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You can Sit-in or Sit out: Nonviolence in the age of Trump

Editorial Addendum 9/8/2017: When I first asked Ross to write this post, he thought didn’t think it would be necessary. Since this post was written, the need for it has only grown.  guest post by Ross Raffin In order to lead a successful movement, it is not sufficient to simply state “I don’t believe in

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Blame Trump on the Rich, Part 6: The Boiling Frog

Introduction The Establishment has forcefully pushed the explanation that Clinton lost due the fact that “working class whites” voted for Trump because they are racist. I was surprised to hear this theory, because as a poor white person, I know that the rich always vote for Republicans and the poor have very consistently voted for

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Blame Trump on the Rich, Part 5: Los Angeles, the City of Angels and Very Fashionable Devils

Introduction The Establishment has forcefully pushed the explanation that Clinton lost due the fact that “working class whites” voted for Trump because they are racist. I was surprised to hear this theory, because as a poor white person, I know that the rich always vote for Republicans and the poor have very consistently voted for

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Blame Trump on the Rich, Part 4: The KKK and the two Neighborhoods Adjacent 

Introduction The Establishment has forcefully pushed the explanation that Clinton lost due the fact that “working class whites” voted for Trump because they are racist. I was surprised to hear this theory, because as a poor white person, I know that the rich always vote for Republicans and the poor have very consistently voted for

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Blame Trump on the Rich, Part 3: Beachfront Trumpers

Introduction The Establishment has forcefully pushed the explanation that Clinton lost due the fact that “working class whites” voted for Trump because they are racist. I was surprised to hear this theory, because as a poor white person, I know that the rich always vote for Republicans and the poor have very consistently voted for

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Blame Trump on the Rich Part 2: Those Poor, White Mountain Towns

Introduction The Establishment has forcefully pushed the explanation that Clinton lost due the fact that “working class whites” voted for Trump because they are racist. I was surprised to hear this theory, because as a poor white person, I know that the rich always vote for Republicans and the poor have very consistently voted for

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Blame Trump on the Rich Part 1: Gridley and the Two Sides of the Tracks

The Establishment has forcefully pushed the explanation that Clinton lost due the fact that “working class whites” voted for Trump because they are racist. I was surprised to hear this theory, because as a poor white person, I know that the rich always vote for Republicans and the poor have very consistently voted for Democrats.

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How Mobilizing the Poor Might Have Changed the Election

The left is trying to figure out how we lost this election to Trump, and it is a worthy and important question. The most common reason that has been proposed is that working class whites voted for Trump because they are racist, but there are several problems with that argument, and it’s reflective of the

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About Those “Working Class Whites”

Note: all of the data I cite is coming from exit polls that you can find here: http://www.cnn.com/election/results/exit-polls. Now you can go do your own homework. You’re welcome Trump was elected President, which was no surprise to me because I haven’t lived in a magical fantasyland full of non-sexist and non-racist people and I’m also not

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