The US, the UK, and Australia have all taken a frightening step to the right, as have other countries. Maybe it's only the new antidepressant talking - no, I really do think we're at a historical crossroads. We've got to be the anchors that slow down and stop this scary slide towards fascism. The following is mostly about the recent US election, but much of it is relevant for Britain and Australia too. If we can help each others' efforts, one country to another, one affected group to another, so much the better.
A few quick suggestions:
1. Get onto Green Power at a percentage you can afford. (This was my first action post the election, prompted by Ruby-Beth Buitekant's suggestion: "If you can afford it, go solar now. The planet is fucked. This is not a drill.")
2. Read up on / watch documentaries about the history of fascism and white supremacy.
3. Pick a relevant organisation and donate small, regular amounts, which helps their planning.
Happy New Year! The Fight For America officially begins!
Come along on the Women's March 2017 in Sydney, in support of marches in the US and around the world. (Everyone is welcome.)
Active Resistance Wiki. Packed with ideas and information.
The First 100 Days Resistance Plan
Post-Election Help Resources (That You Don't Have to Have Money For)
7 Things You Can Do to Help Planned Parenthood and the Communities it Serves (this includes a good general list of US organisations that could use your support - here's another list)
Surviving in Trump's America: 10 things women can do to protect their rights (including LGBT+ and immigrant women)
24 Actions You NEED to Take to Help Trans Women of Color Survive
Okay, Fine. Here’s What You Should Do Post-Election.
LGBTQ Youth Survival Guide: Trump Edition
How to call your reps when you have social anxiety
Food for Thought
We’re heading into dark times. This is how to be your own light in the Age of Trump
A Yale history professor’s powerful, 20-point guide to defending democracy under a Trump presidency
In Poland, a window on what happens when populists come to power (ETA: An interesting response points out that in Poland, the populists are actually helping the working class, whereas Trump and co will gut them.)
ETA: How Democrats can defeat the repeal of Obamacare: "... politicians live in a constant state of terror, and what they’re terrified of is the public’s displeasure. Make that displeasure large and visible enough, and they’ll abandon even initiatives they care deeply about."