ACLU Launches National 'Resistance' Training

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The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) staged a nationwide training event Saturday to make sure people are aware of their rights as protesters and urge organized, public resistance by those opposed to policies of President Donald Trump.

A month ago Kellyanne Conway pointed out the media's role in "emboldening" violent protesters (in this case at Berkeley).

Per The Hill:

“What’s going on out there is what’s going on all across the country,” Conway, a key aide to President Trump, said on Fox News’s “Fox & Friends” Thursday.


“You have protesters who feel very emboldened,” added Conway, who served as Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign manager. "They’ve got media cameras following them, they give interviews.”


“I don’t even know if they know what they’re protesting. Really, what is it, the free speech? Having someone on your campus who has a dissenting point of view or wants to present an alternative point of view?”


Conway said students lashing out at Yiannopoulos, who is a popular figure with the alt-right, are in for a rude awakening upon graduation.


“In the real world, when these kids grow up and try to find jobs – which they will in the Trump economy – [they’ll see] life doesn’t work that way, folks.”

Which was followed last week by the violent clashes between pro-and anti-Trump protesters (in Berkeley)...

This week then saw the non-violent "day without women" protest - the ultimate in "virtue signalling bullshit."

And so, as tensions roil between the left and the right, the gay and the straight, the 'everyone else' and the white, the legal and the illegal immigrants, and the taxpayers and the freeloaders; it appears the ACLU has decided the already-divided nation needs help... in becoming more divided (as AP reports):

Organizers said the event at a sports arena on the University of Miami campus was livestreamed to locations in all 50 states. ACLU Executive Director Anthony Romero said 200,000 people had signed up to attend one of an estimated 2,000 local events.


The event, staged in town hall style, was aimed at capitalizing on numerous demonstrations since Trump's election in November and to make sure people know their rights to protest, Romero said. He said priority issues are immigration, the First Amendment free speech and religious freedom rights, civil and reproductive rights and rights of gay, lesbian and transgender people.


"We will bring all the lawsuits necessary to defend these rights," Romero said. "We'll do the work in the courts. You do the work in the streets. People are motivated. They want to be engaged."


The ACLU also launched a new grassroots online organizing platform called It's billed as a way for people considering a local protest or rally to connect and coordinate with others around the country with similar intentions, and to provide details of ACLU initiatives.


Another plan is creation of "freedom cities" around the country that would encourage local officials to pass laws resisting Trump policies such as stepped-up deportations of people living in the country illegally, said Faiz Shakir, ACLU national political director.

Other parts of Saturday's event detailed the rules for demonstrations on streets, sidewalks and in public parks, and the rights people have when arrested such as the right to remain silent. ACLU attorney Lee Rowland said large demonstrations generally require a local permit, but government can't typically shut down protesters in public places without good reason.

"The government can't censor you just because it disagrees with your opinion," Rowland said.

Also speaking at the event was Padma Lakshmi, an Indian-born cookbook author, actress, model and television host. She said she emigrated to the U.S. at age four and said the nation appears to be retreating from its welcoming ways.

"Lately I've started to feel like an outsider," she said. "What makes America great is our culture of inclusion. We must not tolerate the intolerance."

With half the nation being pumped on the belief (by various entities) that their protests will unseat a president that they have been told - day in and day out - is as bad as hitler, is a racist, sexist, mysoginist, pussy grabber - we suspect this will only end badly. As Chindit13 previously concluded, the 'other side' has been waiting...

The Deplorables have already considered what is coming.  They are as prepared as they can be.  Years of decline have enabled many to build their survival skills, to make due with less, to build real communities where one man can trust another, to discover what is truly important and what can and should be salvaged from this society.


Outside of that demographic, however, people are stark naked.  They are vulnerable in ways they simply cannot imagine.  They are unprepared and unskilled for what will matter most.  They are cannon fodder living on borrowed time.


History is full of examples of this sort of collapse.  We humans have always rolled along a sine wave of progress and decline, of civility and social unrest.  We think we have outgrown the sort of mayhem with which the history books are full, but that thought stems from recency bias.  Most of history---the vast majority---is not peaceful.


Societies are not, on average, stable and safe.  Thomas Hobbes knew that quite well, as evidenced in his most famous quote.  Humanity is likely on the verge of returning to the mean, and the mean is exactly that:  mean.  In case some have forgotten their Hobbes:  solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short.

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Ram Man's picture

"We must not tolerate the intolerance."


That's rich coming from a leftist.

VD's picture

We must not tolerate the intolerance, therefore we are intolerant.


the "work" the aclu does in the courts is to drain taxpayer monies first and foremost all under the guise of "rights" which at this stage subvert the laws of the land. soros pumps money into the aclu with the express goal of grinding the country down, same as him funding Obama, Hitlery, BLM, etc etc etc.


this must all be stopped or the country will spiral out.

Looney's picture


ISIS made a big mistake choosing BLACK uniforms.

PINK color makes stupidity, violence, and even atrocities more palatable.  ;-)


Shocker's picture

Amazing times, but sorry we are getting this country back on the right path.

Companies Hiring -


Looney's picture


True dat!  ;-)


Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) Looney Mar 12, 2017 10:51 AM

Soros to spent $200 million to fund protests soon as the weather gets warm all over the nation.

Liberal mayors will tell police to stand down, stand back and watch it burn.

Their excuse is always "We didn't want to esculate the violence"

seems this was long in the planning attacking the police.

Ignatius's picture

I joined the ACLU during the early Bush years thinking they were primarily concerned with law as opposed to politics.  This initiative by the ACLU demonstrates that they have swung to politics, killing their brand.  Their death as reliable arbiters of law is their own making.

GUS100CORRINA's picture

ACLU is a GOD hating Communist Organization full of DESPOTS with a REPROBATE MIND.

These people are a CLEAR and PRESENT DANGER to the Sovereignty of the USA.

They need to be dismantled how ever that occurs.


Below is supporting text.



Published: 08/25/2005 at 1:00 AM

Editor’s note: Be sure to get your copy of Alan Sears’ powerful new book, “The ACLU vs. America: Exposing the Agenda to Redefine Moral Values.” 

One of the great myths of the 20th – and now 21st – century is the belief that the American Civil Liberties Union was an organization that had a noble beginning, but somehow strayed off course.

That myth is untrue. The ACLU set a course to destroy America – her freedom and her values – right from the start.

From its very beginning, the ACLU had strong socialist and communist ties. As early as 1931, the U.S. Congress was alarmed by the ACLU’s devotion to communism. A report by the Special House Committee to Investigate Communist Activities stated

The American Civil Liberties Union is closely affiliated with the communist movement in the United States, and fully 90 percent of its efforts are on behalf of communists who have come into conflict with the law. It claims to stand for free speech, free press and free assembly, but it is quite apparent that the main function of the ACLU is an attempt to protect the communists.

Roger Baldwin and Crystal Eastman founded the ACLU in 1920 along with three other organizations dedicated to the most leftist of causes. The histories of these two individuals belie their claims of patriotism and respect for the Constitution.

Baldwin openly sought the utter destruction of American society. Fifteen years after the founding of the ACLU, Baldwin wrote:

I am for Socialism, disarmament and ultimately, for the abolishing of the State itself … I seek the social ownership of property, the abolition of the propertied class and sole control of those who produce wealth. Communism is the goal.

Earl Browder, the general secretary of the Communist Party of the United States, admitted that the ACLU served as a “transmission belt” for the party. Baldwin agreed, claiming, “I don’t regret being a part of the communist tactic which increased the effectiveness of a good cause.”

Baldwin was a devoted follower of the anarchist Emma Goldman (or “Red Emma” as she was called), who was eventually deported to the Soviet Union in 1919 for her communist activities. Goldman was a consistent promoter of anarchism, radical education, “free love” and birth control. According to an online exhibit of Goldman’s papers, her career “served as inspiration for Roger Baldwin, a future founder of the American Civil Liberties Union.”

Eastman was a zealous feminist, an anti-war activist, and a great admirer of the Soviet revolution. Of her many leftist friends and associates, Eastman held the highest regard for Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger. According to Eastman, “We [feminists] must all be followers of Margaret Sanger.”

Of course, Sanger was a passionate advocate of eugenics – the attempt to improve the human race through selective breeding. Abortion was a primary means to this “improvement,” leading Sanger to write, “The most merciful thing that a family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.”

Baldwin also was a great admirer of the Planned Parenthood founder. He heaped praise on Sanger: “She was a frail, beautiful, unassuming woman … She always had a quiet insistence on the rightness of what she was doing.”

This adoration of Sanger set the tone for the tragic history of the ACLU concerning the issue of abortion. To this day, the group fights for the most extreme of pro-abortion positions, including support for partial-birth abortion and opposition to parental consent for minors.

But the radical agenda hardly ends there. In his wedding vows, Baldwin called marriage as between one man and one woman “a grim mockery of essential freedom.” He added, “The highest relationship between a man and a woman is that which welcomes and understands each other’s loves.”

The result is that today the ACLU is a leading advocate of same-sex “marriage,” and has expressed support for polygamy and polyamory (“open” marriage) as well. The ACLU Policy Guide reads:


The ACLU believes that criminal and civil laws prohibiting or penalizing the practice of plural marriage [polygamy or polyamory] violate constitutional protections of freedom of expression and association, freedom of religion, and privacy for personal relationships among consenting adults.

MilwaukeeMark's picture

The ACLU is the catspaw for the globalists, deconstructing family, marriage, religion, morality, neighborhoods or anything else that builds strong family units. The strong family is the primary threat to the elite's subjugation.

Four chan's picture

the communist aclu shows their true colors more jew backsed violence against the republic of america

Beam Me Up Scotty's picture

"Lately I've started to feel like an outsider," she said. "What makes America great is our culture of inclusion. We must not tolerate the intolerance."

We have a path for LEGAL immigration lady. That doesn't make anyone who supports that racist or intolerant. If you pick and choose which laws to enforce ultimately you have NO laws. People can't just flood into this country in search of freebies.

Illegal immigration isn't racist. It's the law.

cheka's picture

skype are in trouble.  and the more they do, the more people wake up to their b.s.  it's been a long time coming

401K of Dooom's picture

Hey Gus, thank you for showing Ignatius the error of his ways.  The ACLU needs to be expunged from our country now!

Ignatius's picture

It's not the only ignorant mistake I've made though these days I'm far more wary.

"How do you know she's a witch?"

"She turned me into a newt... uh, I got better."  - Monty Python

I have better tools of discernment these days.

Cistercian's picture

Communists...the biggest mass murderers of the 20th century.

Look at the signs wielded by useful idiots at these "organic" protests...they have the websites listed on them and they are all bad news.
Every time the tards in black show up they should be arrested, beaten or both.Rico should be unleashed upon these groups as well.Everyone can agree protests are fine...but the instant roads are blocked or vandalism and looting begins the response should be severe...fuck giving them space to destroy...arrest the tards.

If this shit continues unopposed an actual organic response will occur.This is intended of course...but I very much doubt the idiots trying to start it are prepared for what it will unleash.

seataka's picture

The ACLU defended $cientology. LINK whose fake "religiousity" was contrived as a legal maneuver,, crafted into a "religious cloaking device" to escape conviction for simple fraud,  being a covert hypnotic based fraud. By doing this the ACLU helped legalize FRAUD in America.

Behind the local big shot lawfirms scientology  hires, there is the mother lawfirm that writes the briefs, having local counsel sign, file and appear...That firm is, RABINOWITZ & BODIN,  Bodin's daughter was one of the Weathergirl bombers decades ago.
R&B used to rep the American Communist Party, and the old Soviet Union's copyrights.

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flicker life (not verified) seataka Mar 12, 2017 2:34 PM

I'm making over $7k a month working part time. I kept hearing other people tell me how much money they can make online so I decided to look into it. Well, it was all true and has totally changed my life. This is what I do...

TeamDepends's picture

Dear ACLU, where were you eight years ago when the White House was infiltrated by communists? Oh that's right, you and your fellow travelers the SPLC are anti-American agitators bent on the destruction of the republic.

truthseeker47's picture

By the 1930s the ACLU had so many communist members that it was considered a communist front organization.  To preserve a semblance of respectability, they banned and expelled communist members in 1940.  However, in 1968 that resolution was rescinded, and since then the commies are back at it.

Cloud9.5's picture

Thirty years ago I was solicited by the ACLU.  I told the solicitor that if he would join the NRA I would join the ACLU inasmuch as both organizations focused on preserving portions of the Bill of Rights.  He hung up.  

Ignatius's picture

I get similar reactions when I solicit organization views on 9/11-anthrax.

waspwench's picture

It is a very long time since the ACLU was an unbiased arbiter of of anything at all. You are now seeing them for what they truly are - just another face of the Deep State.

Yukon Cornholius's picture

I sure hope I get that second interview with BCBG Max Azria. It's been a couple of weeks...

espirit's picture

Romero said, "...priority issues are immigration, the First Amendment free speech and religious freedom rights, civil and reproductive rights and rights of gay, lesbian and transgender people."

Privacy not an issue, huh?

Imagine what the CIA has to look at.

WestVillageIdiot's picture

And of course no mention of that much hated by the Leftards, the 2nd amendment.  The ultimate goal is to take the the ability to defend their own lives and property away from responsible citizens.  The gangs can keep their guns.  The working man must be made to kneel before the power of The State.

espirit's picture

ACLU is just one of one thousand national groups dedicated to the overthrow of the United States Government.

Makes one wonder at times who to root for.


Cog Dis, it's not just whats for dinner.

truthseeker47's picture

The "great constitution-defending ACLU" (sarc)  has never in it's nearly 100 year history defended the Second Amendment.

TheReplacement's picture

If a baker can be sued for not baking a cake for gays then can a the ACLU be sued for not defending ALL civil rights?

True Blue's picture

The First Amendment is not an 'issue' either, as they clearly only want speech with which they agree being 'protected' whilst they use every tactic they can including intimidation and rioting in order to stop speech with which they disagree.

dizzyfingers's picture

U.S. taxpayer funding since 1976.

"the 1976 Civil Rights Attorneys Fee Act was clearly intended for the payment of fees to attorneys representing low-income clients in racial discrimination cases.

Over the years, the term civil right has moved well beyond the original context of race. Civil rights protections have been broadly redefined and extended through amendments and legislative actions including the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (PL 101-336); the Civil Rights Act of 1991 (PL 102-166), and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 (PL 103-141).

The provision of attorneys fees to the prevailing party has been a part of these legislative expansions which have increasingly been used by groups such as the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Americans United for Separation of Church and State – very often in Establishment Clause cases about religion — to reap huge profits and to serve as a financial weapon against those groups targeted by the ACLU." 


WorkingFool's picture

"this must all be stopped or the country will spiral out"

All by design as it is the left's intent is enslave Americans by force of government - and violence.  They have perverted everything it means to be free and will beat or kill you to ensure compliance.  Fuck them.  But that's just me

HRClinton's picture

Thump is too cowardly to go against crypto Kushner, dense Pence and RINO Ryan. None of whom are there to MAGA. 

This should be nipped in the bud early for Sedition and, in the case of the Legacy Media, for Aiding & Abetting Sedition. 

But these toxic advisors plus GS guys Cohn & Mnuchin are stopping him to keep Law & Order, in the name of Economic Progress (read: Wall St progress), that might be affected by stock shock. 

Remember, I told you that the job of the POTUS is to extend the life of the Empire, no matter who is in the WH.

So It Goes's picture

WTF is wrong with the ACLU?  They used to be good defending the 1st amendment.  Now?

cheka's picture

skype is what's wrong with it.

they defend degenerate first amendment speech - porn, pedo, etc.  they ATTACK speech that threatens jew agendas

Umh's picture

You would think those girls would know what a pussy looks like.

espirit's picture

Could you imagine a real life pussy costume?

All fat and hairy and smelly and all...

0hedgehog's picture

This is no less than CIVIL WAR TRAINING!!!!! They want us to clash physically so they can march in and take full control. Make no mistake....this is the goal!

Winston Churchill's picture

Heads they win, tails we lose.

Don't fight and they take us to world war, fight and its a civil war.

Civil disobediance and a general tax strike are the only safe moves.

Ironically we have to adopt the current libturd strategy to win.

HRClinton's picture

Their goal is to rule. By any means. 

What's yours?  Pat-a-cake and Peace at any price? How childish. How weak. How self-destructive. How sad. 

0hedgehog's picture

You win the "most nonsensical reply" award for the last year of my postings! What the F^&k are you trying, yet not quite able to say???


How about some clarity....huh?  Geeeeze!

I never made any mention of my beliefs on the topics you claim made me an idiot so how can you derive those thoughts?

Nobodys Home's picture

ACLU = Soros proxy

847328_3527's picture

Didn't he already pour $20 million nito the ACLU to create mayhem in the USA?

WestVillageIdiot's picture

He who accepts The Devil's dollars is The Devil's man. 

Arnold's picture

Besides, in Lithuania, and Estonia too, I believe it is a 100% tax deduction.

roddy6667's picture

If the ACLU is found encouraging, facilitating, and participating in violent protests (crimes), the RICO statutes can be used to shut them down.

847328_3527's picture

This seems to be a huge problem. How many times have we seen on yootoob and other sources these left wing terrorists beating up people and the police either stand by and watch or they bring them to jail and the judge lets them out without bail. Holder and Lowrenta have emascualted many of these departments. Trump needs to somehow reinforce these local police departments with more confidence to enforce the law...same with those liberal judges who let these fascists back out onto the streets to attack more people.

They need to arrest them and lock them up until trial....6 months away at least. Othewise, they are back on the street wearing their black masks beatin gup innocent people.

Their motto is hypocritical: it's not "power to the peopple" ... it's "power against the people."

chubbar's picture

It baffles me that the police stand down to protect the very people supporting BLM, which calls for violence against police. Are these cops just fucking retarded? You would think they would talk it over and decide that giving these assholes a wood shampoo was an appropriate responise. I don't give a shit about the mayors, are they going to fire all the cops for doing their jobs?

Xena fobe's picture

No, the cops themselves support the rioters. The cops are from the community.  Which means representative of every nation in the community.  i.e., proponents of open borders with welfare.  If you are an American living on their hood, your life will be miserable. 

Their rule of law is whatever the law was where they came from.