Mar. 2nd, 2017

tanaqui: Illumiinated letter T (Default)
[personal profile] tanaqui
Two items with a historical perspective that I thought members might find interesting. (Thanks to members of my DW rlist for both links.)

Does Street Protest Matter?
[R]epresentatives of districts with just the occasional protest weren’t likely to be swayed. But, in places where there were 50 protests over the course of two years, the typical representative became 5 percent more likely to take liberal positions on civil rights issues. If there were 100 protests in a district, the representative became 10 times more likely to take those positions.
(You can get to a PDF of the full paper without a JStor subscription by following the link in the article.)

Free ebook of the month from University of Chicago Press: Lincoln’s Constitution by Daniel Farber.

From UCP's email notification:
What are the limits of presidential power? One way to address that question is through history, as Daniel Farber does in our free e-book for March, Lincoln’s Constitution. Farber examines the greatest constitutional crisis in American history and explores the legality of Lincoln’s response to it. Out of that dark time, emerge insights for our own era, and for issues such as state sovereignty, executive power, and limitations on civil liberties in the name of national security.
rydra_wong: The display board of a train reads "this train is fucked". (this train is fucked)
[personal profile] rydra_wong
(Sorry if this has been posted already!)

https://go.peoplepower.org/signup/join?source=root

PeoplePower is "the ACLU’s new effort to engage grassroots volunteers across the country and take the fight against Donald Trump’s policies not just into the courts, but into the streets."

They're providing a Resistance Training livestream on March 11; you can sign up for that and to be contacted about events and volunteers opportunities near you.

Profile

Never Give Up, Never Surrender

August 2017

S M T W T F S
  12 345
678 91011 12
13 14 15 1617 1819
20212223242526
2728293031  

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Aug. 19th, 2017 05:28 am
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios