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This bar donates your beer money to fight Trump

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Instead of drinking to forget, you can now drink to fight back. 

Newly opened bar Coup is donating its profits to the resistance. But “we’re not an anti-Trump bar, we’re just a pro-charity bar,” owner and restauranteur Ravi DeRossi told Thrillist.

Once a month, the New York City establishment plans to write a fat check to participating organizations, like the ACLU or Planned Parenthood, with money coming from drinks purchased at the bar (after expenses like rent and bills are paid.)

At Coup ordering a drink is a token affair: after paying for your Manhattan, you get the drink and a wooden token. Take your token to one of several jars on the bar and drop it into the organization you’d like to support. Then sip your drink and feel a bit better. Read more…

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This resistance group is sending Trump notes on toilet paper

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If Trump toilet paper isn’t enough for you, sending the new president a pertinent message on TP and other bathroom items might do the trick.

A group of activist friends based out of New York City frustrated with the results of November’s election are facilitating a sh*tshow of sorts straight to Donald Trump’s mailbox at the White House.

If you write a message on toilet paper, a pad or a tampon, the group will mail it to D.C. as part of their “Million Mile Message” campaign. For $10, it’s act of resistance that’s a bit different to sending a postcard or letter.  

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In surprise to no one, anti-Trump billboard with Nazi imagery has some people upset

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There are subtle ways to protest Donald Trump. Then there’s putting up a billboard with mushroom clouds and dollar signs that look like swastikas.

The billboard from artist Karen Fiorito went up in downtown Phoenix on Friday afternoon and (surprise!) some Trump supporters were not too happy about it.  Read more…

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Even Martin Luther King Jr.'s daughter shared this Facebook post about how to resist Trump

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“Don’t use his name.”

That’s the first bit of advice given in a viral Facebook post listing 11 tips on how to resist the new president.

It has a hopeful, positive tone, advising people to challenge Donald Trump as peacefully as possible, enlisting a powerful John Lennon quote to get the point across: “When it gets down to using violence, then you are playing the system’s game.” 

On Wednesday, the mysterious post — which has no publicly identified author (yet) —got a major boost from Bernice King, daughter of Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King. Read more…

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Milo Yiannopoulos speech at UC Berkeley canceled after campus protests

Image: One of Milo’s lesser-seen incarnations, “Ivana Wall,” speaking at a previous academic engagement. Say the name out loud and you’ll get the joke. “Right about now your dick is probably confused,” read one of the slides on stage during the performance. Image: Reddit.


Pro-Trump and extremist right wing/white supremacist personality Milo Yiannopoulos was scheduled to deliver a speech at U.C. Berkeley, but his appearance was canceled by university officials tonight after big protests on campus that got out of hand with some people setting some objects on fire. No arrests or injuries reported.

Yiannopoulos is doing a speaking tour on college campuses to promote his male “Privilege” scholarship fund.

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California gets ready to punch back

Threats from the Trump administration to withhold federal funds from sanctuary cities have caused California to start looking for methods to not pay taxes to the Federal government.

California’s long-time status as a “donor state,” one that pays more tax than it receives in federal funding, has been a contentious issue. Teapublicans have also long claimed the government has no right to tax people, anyways, and it’d be super fun to see what they have to say about liberals using their rhetoric against them.

Regardless, it should scare the ill-fitting pants off our illegitimately elected President that the most populous state, contributing the most money to his coffers, has state officials looking for ways to not pay taxes, and a public movement to secede. He may be in a place to push his bigoted and hateful policies forward, but California doesn’t want to pay for them.

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Officials are looking for money that flows through Sacramento to the federal government that could be used to offset the potential loss of billions of dollars’ worth of federal funds if President Trump makes good on his threat to punish cities and states that don’t cooperate with federal agents’ requests to turn over undocumented immigrants, a senior government source in Sacramento said.

The federal funds pay for a variety of state and local programs from law enforcement to homeless shelters.

“California could very well become an organized non-payer,” said Willie Brown, Jr, a former speaker of the state Assembly in an interview recorded Friday for KPIX 5’s Sunday morning news. “They could recommend non-compliance with the federal tax code.”

California is among a handful of so-called “donor states,” which pay more in taxes to the federal Treasury than they receive in government funding.

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