Scoundrel Time

Small Acts When Multiplied

On November 9th, millions of Americans woke up grieved by the outcome of the 2016 presidential election and began to fear for our democracy. Millions of others celebrated. Without a doubt, unprecedented political and social change is happening across the country. Protecting our civil liberties is an age-old fight, and standing up for our rights and beliefs is an integral part of democracy.

Actions at Scoundrel Time provides tips and strategies, ideas and encouragement both prosaic and poetic, to help readers make practical differences while engaging their creativity. Choose one, two, or three areas about which you feel most passionate and pledge your focus there.

“Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world.” ~ Howard Zinn

Refugee Crisis

In addition to prayers, please send help… While the US wrestles with an everyday political circus on all fronts, the world at large continues to face a global refugee crisis. Strict US immigration policies founded on fear will further stress...

WTF, Resist Weekly, DARE

A number of resources out there capture and curate latest news and pertinent actions. You can find a list of some in the left sidebar. Here are a few that readers might find particularly useful. What the fuck just happened today?  is a website and...

Resist: How to Triumph in Trumpland (VIDEO)

You Tube: “This video is an adaptation of a talk given by Glenda Russell, PhD, focused on using Trump’s election as a springboard to activism and to individual and community growth. The content is based on several decades of research...

Strategy Resources for Civil Resistance

Thanks to Erica Chenoweth for this opinion piece in The Guardian, “It may only take 3.5% of the population to topple a dictator.” In it, you will find a number of resources: organizations, strategy-building tools, books, and other ideas...

Understanding the Public Comment Period

Check out a brand new podcast Civics 101 from Virginia Prescott at Word of Mouth at New Hampshire Public Radio. “The first 100 days of the Trump administration is the perfect time to bone up on civics you should have learned in school…but...

Pro-Refugee Groups

Thank goodness for the ACLU! And… There are many other wonderful organizations that do great work and need our support.” The Huffington Post recently updated a list of “9 Pro-Refugee Groups Standing Up To Trump’s Ban.”...

Reading is Action: Part 1, Immigration

Reading is a political action. Stories can, at least for the time we spend in the narrator’s world, give us a lens on different perspectives than the one we know. Below are links to sites–––articles, interviews, book lists–––highlighting the voices...

While Heads Were Turned

The current administration works with swiftness and stealth. They act and they distract. While heads and hearts turned toward the recent immigration policy upset, “another presidential memorandum signed this weekend may have even more lasting, wide...

Wall-Of-Us Weekly Acts

No need to waste time scrambling for ways to fight for democracy when a host of super grounded groups organize weekly actions to help people on the fly. At Wall-Of-Us, founders Amelia Miazad and Kara Ganter created a mission “to make it simply...