The Resistance Manual Is The Wikipedia For Activism You’ve Been Looking For

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January 27, 2017
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After the Women's March last weekend, many newly activated young people as well as seasoned protestors were left thinking: what now? The Resistance Manual may help you answer that: It's an open-source Wiki for activists in the Trump era, maintained by StayWoke.org and Campaign Zero. The launch was announced on January 17 by Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson.

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The site serves as both a timeline for the Trump administration's political movements, and a collection of resources American activists can use to push back against them. The categories are intersectional: Obamacare / ACA, Policing, Immigration, Mass Incarceration, Women's Rights, the Muslim Registry, Environment, and many more are all included. To expand your knowledge beyond borders, there's a comprehensive reading list; for issues affecting your community, local issues are organized by state.

“The Resistance Manual is rooted in the basic principle that the power belongs to the people. We wanted to create a clear tool that people can use for targeted resistance for the next 4 years,” said Campaign Zero's Samuel Sinyangwe during an interview with Mediaite. “Protecting progress and advancing justice for vulnerable communities is necessary. Therefore, so is resistance. This is one important tool to do it.

The Manual's format means that anyone can contribute (and donate) "[O]ver time, the hope is more and more people will contribute content to the site and the information will become more detailed and location-specific to every community in America,” Sinyangewe said.

The Resistance Manual Is The Wikipedia For Activism You’ve Been Looking For