Recommended Resources

Begun January 2017: Articles, Books, Podscasts, and more as recommended by PDM Members. Newest recommendations will be added at the top of each list:


ARTICLES
Psychology Today - "The Forgotten Issue: Quality of Life"
The New Yorker
- "
The Crowdsourced Guide to Fighting Trump's Agenda"
The American Prospect - “
Hidden Injuries of Class, Race, and Culture: The decline of the white working class and the rise of the Tea Party and Donald Trump


BOOKS

The New Jim Crow - by Michelle Alexander
Common Ground: A Turbulent Decade in the Lives of Three American Families
by J. Anthony Lukas
Listen Liberal
by Thomas Franks
What's the Matter with Kansas? by Thomas Franks



FILM, DOCUMENTARY, VIDEO
Video of the Let's Progress event that PDM co-sponsored on 12.12.2016
I Am Not Your Negro
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American documentary in theaters February 3; synopsis HERE
Loving -
historical drama about the 1958 interracial marriage that went before the US Supreme Court, Loving vs. Virginia
13th -
NetFlix, American documentary about the impact of the 13th Amendment to the US Constitution on mass incarceration, prison privitazation, and Black lives


BLOGS & PODCASTS
Pod Save the World - weekly podcast about US foreign policy launched February 1, 2017 by Tommy Veitor
Pod Save America - twice-weekly political podcast begun January 9, 2017, hosted by Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, Dan Pfeiffer, and Tommy Vietor, former advisers to Barack Obama (national view, picks up where their "Keepin it 1600" podcast ended)
The Professional Left - national, weekly political podcast begun in the wake of the 2010 mid-term elections by bloggers and married couple, Driftglass and BlueGal, podcasting from the "Cornfield Resistance" in Springfield IL


LINKS
The 65: Named for the over 65 million people who did not vote for Trump on election day; weekly calls to action
5 Calls: Phone calls are the most effective way to reach and influence your congressional representative; choose your issue/s, phone numbers and scripts provided, make 5 calls
Crooked Media - new site started by Jon Favreau and Jon Lovett, former White House speechwriters, includes two new podcasts: Pod Save America and Pod Save the World
National Democratic Redistricting Committee: Chaired by former Attorney General Eric Holder, NDRC is building a targeted, state-by-state strategy for Dems to produce fairer maps for 2021
Boston Women's March for America
Saturday, January 21, 2017 - PDM is a proud Community Partner
Indivisible: A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda
Let's ProgressPDM co-sponsored the event at the Somerville Theater on 12/12/16
Raise Up Massachusetts - PDM is a member of the coalition


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