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Beyond Rogue One: What Science Fiction Can Tell Us About Resisting Trump and Supporting Social Movements

Farhad Ebrahimi
Jan 30, 2017 · 11 min read
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Image from ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’

WHEN THE ARTIFICIAL GRAVITY GOES OUT

No grace or accuracy was required of Trump; when you’re the only person who recognizes that the rules have changed, the competition isn’t going to be particularly stiff.

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Image from ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’

WE ARE LIVING IN POPULIST TIMES

And the work of developing this vision, if it is to happen, must happen now. We must do more than survive this crisis; we must come out ahead.

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Panorama from the front of the #DisruptJ20 Festival of Resistance march

VISIONARY OPPOSITION

Let me be clear: measured pragmatism is not vision. Nor is fact checking. Neither does enough to tell people what we really stand for.

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Members of the It Takes Roots to Grow the Resistance Delegation to the Women’s March on Washington

WHAT THIS LOOKS LIKE IN PRACTICE: PHILANTHROPY AS A CASE STUDY

A NEW HOPE REQUIRES NEW RESOURCES

Chorus Foundation

We support communities on the frontlines of the fossil fuel…

Farhad Ebrahimi

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Disorganizer. Inactivist. Thief.

Chorus Foundation

We support communities on the frontlines of the fossil fuel economy, as we work together for a just transition to a fair and sustainable new economy.

Farhad Ebrahimi

Written by

Disorganizer. Inactivist. Thief.

Chorus Foundation

We support communities on the frontlines of the fossil fuel economy, as we work together for a just transition to a fair and sustainable new economy.

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