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1/31/17 activism/politics links

Yes, I know it's the 31st, but these are yesterday's links.

Activism / resources
* A Nervous Wreck’s Disabled Guide to Stepping Up (Medium)

* bill that would prevent any discriminatory registration, based on religion or national origin in MA (ACLU via Twitter). MA folks, call your reps!

* I'm not saying you should call this number to tell White House staff what you think. I'm also not saying you shouldn't. (Twitter). Supposedly the number listed is the White House switchboard.

* "A cool-ass Mennonite pastor in my town went to one of Pat Toomey's offices today. Great insight here on EFFECTIVE protest. Widely applicable". This is the ffa transcript; the original image post on Twitter is here.

Good News
* Starbucks pledges to hire thousands of refugees in response to Trump ban (The Hill)

* Fear of authoritarianism pervades Koch network seminar, as billionaire donors grapple with Trump (WaPo). To my thinking, if very rich Republicans are scared of Trump for some of the same reasons we are, that is a Very Good Sign, because those are the guys who help the Republicans in Congress get re-elected, and they will be putting pressure on them that we can only dream of. And they're also concerned by a huge backlash against Republicans, which is just bonus.

Bad News
* a thread on how much evil ordinary citizens have already done under this regime in last seven days (Twitter)

Analysis
* A matched set: Trial Balloon for a Coup? (Medium) and a critique of it, Weak and Incompetent Leaders act like Strong Leaders (professor at Cornell)

* Why the Women’s March may be the start of a serious social movement (WaPo). The latest in a WaPo series analyzing the Women's Marches through the lens of social science. Earlier pieces linked at the top of this one.

* In Venezuela, we couldn’t stop Chávez. Don’t make the same mistakes we did. (WaPo)

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