Fight the Power – How to Start

Photo by Jordan Whitt

Photo by Jordan Whitt

Consider the picture above – several children running along a meadow path. It may not be the obvious image to illustrate organized resistance to the power structures of the world. But it illustrates clearly the reasons you might want to “fight the power.”

From all appearances the next four years of politics in the United States will be hard on the environment, hard on the working class, and especially hard on young, poor, marginalized and disenfranchised people. All of us are going to have to work together in order to protect the powerless from the rich and powerful.

But where to start? Sojourners Magazine suggests starting with the Matthew 25 Pledge – taking a conscious effort to act out Jesus’ manifesto to his followers:

“… I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me,I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.’ … Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.”

The Sierra Club invites people to Explore, Enjoy and Protect the Planet (and give money of course). Use their locator to find activities near you.

Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich encourages people to help educate and inform people by supporting Inequality Media.

UK publication The Independent shares five things you can do right now to resist the Trump administration.