Suzan eraslan is a theater director and designer on a temporary hiatus and a reluctant political activist and documentarian living in new york city.

APRIL 2ND, 2017 - Playing catch up

Happy Sunday, everyone! 

Obviously, I’m behind on getting up this issue, and we’re entering another week. Like I’ve said before, my actual job is heating up (I’m in a pretty seasonal industry, and things have gotten very busy), so I’m going to try to take a slightly different tactic here, again. 

My point in doing this has always been to keep a document of the things that we’re taking for granted in light of all of the massive threats to our democracy, our health, and our country as we’ve known it. For me the most important part of that has been to pay attention not just to the big stories (Russian interference in the election, whatever embarrassing thing DT has done this week that everyone’s writing about) but to the things that aren’t grabbing headlines. I never thought this would be as huge an endeavor as it has been— I thought DT was going to be a disaster for the US and the world, but I never imagined it would be so broad and so fast. 

In order to keep up, I’m going to have to do a giant article dump just to get back up to speed, so today’s list is going to require more reading than usual, but after that, I’m going to my best to keep up with the stories that are getting less coverage rather than absolutely everything

Thanks again to all of you who have pledged support so far— I will do my best to keep on keeping on as much as I can. 

Stay strong and stay sane,

Suzan

RUSSIA

ENVIRONMENT

IMMIGRATION

EDUCATION

CONFLICTS OF INTEREST, LAWSUITS, AND NEPOTISM

ATTACKS ON WOMEN’S AND LGBT RIGHTS

RURAL AREAS, AGRICULTURE

DT VS. CONGRESS, GOP, HIS OWN STAFF

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND EMBARRASSMENTS

DT LIES, THREATENS, AND MISUNDERSTANDS HOW GOVERNMENT WORKS

THE CLOWN CAR (ASSOCIATES OF DT) 

MILITARY ACTIONS AND THREATS

DT AND CONGRESS QUIETLY DESTROYING PROTECTIONS

THE ECONOMY

THE PEOPLE FIGHT BACK

DT VS. THE PRESS VS. DT

(Mostly Op-Eds— full disclosure, I don’t usually read these, but you might… enjoy? them.)

HATE CRIMES AND SPEECH

Please note — anything in this list should be considered to contain triggering material related to violence against people based on their race, ethnicity, and religion. Please proceed at your own discretion. 

MARCH 19TH - 25TH (Part 2 - Gorsuch hearings, DT's nepotism and conflicts of interest ramp up, and the attack in Mosul)