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WHY RESIST - CONFLICTS OF INTEREST, CORRUPTION, CRONYISM, MENTAL INSTABILITY, FOR-PROFIT PRESIDENCY AND CABINET

WHY RESIST - THREATS TO DEMOCRACY AND U.S. DEMOCRATIC INSTITUTIONS


GOING TO A LARGE, CONTROVERSIAL RALLY OR PROTEST? HOW TO PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS TO FREE SPEECH AND YOUR SAFETY

  • Lessons for protesters and law enforcement: "How to Protest Boston's 'Free Speech Rally,'" Boston Magazine, Aug. 18, 2017
  • Think you want to join or organize a demonstration/protest? Here's a good article to read first: "How to protest without getting arrested," The Daily Dot, Feb. 14, 2017
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    Resistance Roundtable featuring Medea Benjamin


    benjamin In the wake of Trump's missile attack on Syria, the panel discusses issues eclipsed by the corporate media's war porn.
    Guest panelist: Erin Badillo from Northern Fairfield County chapter of Action Together CT.
    Special guest: Medea Benjamin, co-founder of Code Pink.
    Panelists: Scott Harris, Ruthanne Baumgartner and Richard Hill
    Interviewed, recorded and produced by Richard Hill on April 8, 2017


    Kevin Alexander Gray: From Resistance to Movement


    Kevin Alexander Gray, civil rights and labor organizer based in South Carolina, shares his assessment of the new political realities under a Trump administration and assesses the possibilities for progressive change going forward.

    Interviewed, recorded and produced by Richard Hill on March 7, 2017.


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    Rekindling a Prophetic Moral Vision for Justice - Rev. William Barber and Willie Jennings


    "Rev. William Barber at the Yale University Divinity School, Parts 1 and 2" recorded and produced by Richard Hill, Between The Lines, Feb. 3, 2017. Rev. Barber, founder of the Moral Monday Movement and president of the North Carolina NAACP, was on the Yale campus for a public conversation with Yale Divinity School professor Willie Jennings discussing building a prophetic moral vision for justice.

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    The Trump Resistance Starts Now - Jan. 20, 2017

    Voices and Images from the Revival of the Progressive Movement

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    Ongoing Widespread Resistance


    "Protests Against Trump’s Policies Erupt for Third Weekend in Cities Large and Small," NBC, Feb. 5, 2017

    "Global Demonstrations Over Trump’s Policies Heat Up Amid Anger Over Travel Ban," NBCNews, Feb. 4, 2017

    "Resistance protests fading away? Nope. Just getting started. And in places you may not have heard of," Daily Kos, Feb. 4, 2017

    Widespread Resistance to the Muslim Travel Ban Leads to Ongoing Mass Protests


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    "Widespread Resistance Begins to Trump's Muslim Travel Ban at U.S. Airports," by Anna Manzo (GlobalHealing), Daily Kos, Jan. 28, 2017

    "Challenging the Muslim Ban," Yale Law School, Feb. 1, 2017





    Welcome to the Resistance!

    Between The Lines at the 2017 Inauguration of Donald J. Trump Protest and the Women's March on Washington

    Since 1999, Between The Lines has covered free trade agreement, Bush Inauguration and Occupy Wall Street protests in the U.S. Quite honestly, we have never before seen crowds as massive – with such overwhelming creative energy, innovative spirit, and degree of well-informed individuals concerned about free speech, human rights and the overall state of democracy – simultaneously across the nation and across the globe. University of Connecticut professor Jeff Pressman estimates that between 3.2 million to 4.2 million people (excluding those in other countries) attended the protests during the one-day Women's Marches, considered the largest protest action in U.S. history. The New York Times has compiled an extensive collective of photos from many continents.

    Perhaps most exciting is the possibility that these protest actions are indeed the first step in the revival of the progressive movement. Listen here on MSNBC:

    Here, we aim to bring you the real voices, the news and views that truly matter and are often buried beneath riveting distractions, the issues of our humanity that are largely under-represented in mainstream media. (Be sure to refresh this page often -- more updates forthcoming.)



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    Inauguration day, Jan. 20, 2017 protest rally:



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    Filmmaker Michael Moore, at anti-Trump rally in McPherson Square, Washington, D.C. where thousands gathered in between marches throughout the city. Nearby, a convergence tent offered free peanut butter sandwiches, cookies, fruit and free rain ponchos.

    Our coverage of this rally ended as a series of loud explosions were heard a few blocks away, and Scott Harris' next interviewee on his cell phone conversation said there was a fire – and he quickly had to get – and we could see black smoke billowing in the sky. It turned out that small groups of "black bloc anarchists" had set a limousine on fire and the police were setting off concussion grenades and tear gas/pepper spray to thin the crowds. There were over 200 arrests during the weekend before the peaceful Women's Marches.






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