It’s becoming increasingly unwieldy for me to keep track of good analyses of and calls to action with regards to the epic clusterfuck that is the rise of global fascism we seem to be experiencing. So here’s my masterlist of stuff I have found useful, thought-provoking, and terrifying over the last week and a half. I’ll probably keep updating it for a little while. A large chunk of the below come with content notes for discussions of racism, misogyny, queerphobia, violence.
The comprehensive exit poll data. (The Education by Race line speaks volumes.)
A very early Twitter thread by @yeloson on how profoundly some of our lives may change as a result of this. [discussion of cancer and death]
Let we forget, within hours of polls closing, this is what it felt like to be a Muslim woman in America.
Thread on the radicalisation of white men in online spaces by @SiyandaWrites. (The threading on this is somewhat messy and some of the responses are violent.)
The Mary Sue’s Internet Privacy 101.
And the EFF’s Surveillance Self Defense.
Charlie Stross’s initial analysis of Trump’s election. This man is scarily accurate in his analyses, to the point where’s written himself out of job.
Sunny Singh again on how neoliberalism has improved the lives of many around the world, at the same time as being exploitative. There are no easy answers here.
One for Americans, on how your political systems works and what the best ways are of influencing it.
Safety pins? Here are some things you can do to actually make people safer, by @siliconphospho.
@scattermoon on the Jo Cox murder and how media has been minimising and dismissing the threat of fascism since before Brexit and Trump.
Masha Gessen’s rules for survival in an autocracy.
Roja Bandari on the the normality of living in a religious dictatorship.
Kali Holloway: Stop asking me to empathise with the white working class.
And among all this, Britain passes the most extreme surveillance law ever in a democracy.
Pookleblinky again, on how fascism quickly accumulates power by putting people through a series of obedience tests.
@AndrayDomise on what we should be calling the people who call themselves the “alt-right” – his recommendation is neo-Nazis.
Sarah Kendzior on how to be a light in dark times. Contains the most chilling paragraph I have read in the last ten days: “Write a list of things you would never do. Because it is possible that in the next year, you will do them.”
Cat Velente on American greatness.
Charlie Stross on the scope of the fight we’re facing.
Laurie Penny on bargaining, normalisation and mental health.
And a thread on FADA’s impact specifically on trans women. CN transmisogynist violence.