16PWjKt3w9UkwNk-hb0rj2w

Donald Trump is not our president

This week in Los Angeles — as in cities all over the country — protesters told the world: “Donald Trump is not our president.” He may be the president-elect, they said, but his xenophobic rhetoric and hate speech do not represent the core values of our country. (Also, he’s got quite a few lawsuits to fight.)

Here at MEL, it took time to figure out where to go after Tuesday’s shocking results. We’ve been feeling terror, sadness and a determination not to normalize the behavior of our next president. It’s our job to call him out on his shit — and to stand up for those who will be most vulnerable in the coming years. We’re all in this together; right now, that’s all we’ve got.

Also Be Sure Not to Miss:

The Many Lawsuits of Donald Trump

When it comes to litigation against sitting presidents, we’re about to enter uncharted territory

From Britain to America, With Empathy

We saw this coming before you did, but trust us: We’re not laughing

Seven Tips for Keeping Your Data Out of President Trump’s Grasp

How to protect yourself from an eavesdropping administration

Leonard Cohen Lives in Your Neighborhood

Coming to grips with the loss of a man we never really knew

The Movies That Got America Right

A movie marathon made for an Election Day hangover

The Fighter Who Survived 8 Shootings to Become Boxing’s Next Big Thing

Ed “Bad Boy” Brown is about to hit it big, though the gun violence in Chicago constantly threatens his ascent — and life

I Spent Yesterday Completely Unplugged from the News and Internet — and I Could Still Sense a Trump Victory Coming

Even in L.A., even IRL, the rising Trump tide was palpable.

Standing Up for Immigrants in the Era of President Trump

Who’s gearing up for a fight — and how you can help

A Night at L.A.’s Anti-Trump Protests

People feeling feelings together — and the beginnings of a resistance movement