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#trumptheregime: Resources and Ongoing Resistance to Trump and the Far-right

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11.18.16 - Trump’s win of the electoral college (despite losing the popular vote by 2 million votes) thrust many into the streets for the first time against the billionaire real estate mogul and the wider system and crisis of capitalist civilization he seeks to manage. Suddenly, tens of thousands were blocking freeways, clashing with riot cops, and throwing down in the streets. At the same time, the far-Right and white supremacists are continuing to actively mobilize to support the regime and scores of racist and sexist attacks have been carried out throughout the US. Clearly, the far-Right continues to feel embolden and already many Neo-Nazi, KKK, Alt-Right, and white nationalist events and demonstrations are being organized. In response, anti-fascists are mobilizing to shut them down and actions against Trump continue to build towards #J20. With so many people new to radical action in the streets, many are coming up against for the first time attempts by liberals and protest managers to contain and direct revolt. These dynamics of course are not new, and played out in the Occupy movement, the Ferguson Insurrection, and in struggles throughout so-called North America.

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Berkeley homeless encampment dismantled in predawn raid

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11.18.16 - A couple hours before dawn Thursday, Mike Lee left his encampment at Allston Way and Milvia Street in Berkeley to get coffee at a nearby gas station. When he returned, he found out that he’d lost everything he had except the clothes on his back. All of his personal belongings at the encampment, including his extra clothes, shoes and blanket, had been seized. Read…