Oh, don’t mind me. I’m just dividing my time, chewing my fingernails and plotting the revolution. Like you, I’ve been glued to the news all week, and I won’t try to overwhelm you with things you’ve already read or saved for later. Instead, here’s the news that gave me hope, instructed me, and maybe distracted me from our current national nightmare – for just a bit.
First things first, here are some elephants wearing sweaters.
May Bulman, The Guardian
Over at the African American Historical Society, they’re holding an online round table on Heather Ann Thompson’s award-winning book, Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy. This is historian Danielle McGuire’s contribution about resistance.
Danielle McGuire, Black Perspectives
Yesterday was trailblazing aviator Bessie Coleman’s birthday, and there was a Google doodle, a photo on AB’s instagram :), and this tribute piece from Al Jazeera.
National Parks Service is leading the Twitter rebellion, y’all.
Tom Cahill, US News
Chicago continues to organize.
Chicagoans Push Mayor & Council to Expand Sanctuary Further in Defiance of Trump
Know better. Do better.
Reina Gattuso, Feministing
Chelsea Manning on the perils of compromise.
Chelsea Manning, The Guardian
Black Lives Matter founder Alicia Garza on collaboration.
Alicia Garza, mic.com
Some advice from Pussy Riot.
Nadya Tolokonnikova, billboard
Teen Vogue takes on the psychology of catcalling.
Brittney McNamara, Teen Vogue
Historians of Southern history and the civil rights movement are all kind of freaking out about this one.
Sheila Weller, Vanity Fair
Radical politics and agitpop out of Little Manila.
Nina Mashurova, Spark
A history of big walls.
And for your upcoming holiday needs . . .
Oh, and here’s a NEW MISSY ELLIOT VIDEO!