TOPIC: Elections

#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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Bay Set to Boil: Democracy Serves Capital

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11.07.15 - This week was a hectic one! From SF Election losses on the Mission Moritorium and Airbnb restrictions to police assaulting protesters in Alameda, democracy failed again. News on the Santa Rita jail expansion, the Berkeley student walkout and much more. Read…

None Of Them Will Save You, Only We Can Save Ourselves

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11.04.14 - There is much excitement around the upcoming elections in Oakland. The citizens of our fair city will vote on November 4th for who their mayor and city council members will be. But we must remember that a clear majority of registered Oakland voters will spend November 4th doing anything, but voting. During the 2010 election, only 44% of registered Oakland voters cast their ballots. That same year, only 209,000 out of 390,000 residents registered in the first place. This mean that less than ¼ of the Oakland population voted. In case you missed it, this clearly indicates that most people with the ability to vote preferred not to.
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