I post articles on the Women’s marches against Trump.Earlier http://chriswhiteonline.org/2016/11/on-trumpism/
“When women’s rights are under attack, what do we do? Stand up fight back,” a crowd of 6000 people chanted as they marched through Melbourne’s CBD as part of the global Women’s March movement on Saturday.
Thousands in Sydney https://www.facebook.com/sydneymorningherald/videos/10155117992876264/?pnref=story
US Veteran: There are no precedents in these protests https://www.greenleft.org.au/content/us-vet-‘there-no-precedent-these-protests’
“The truth is that mass demonstrations are rehearsals for revolution: not strategic or even tactical ones, but rehearsals of revolutionary awareness.
“A mass demonstration . . . is an assembly which challenges what is given by the mere fact of its coming together.”
— John Berger, “The nature of mass demonstrations” (1968)
Aerial photos show large crowds at Women’s Marches across the country
Millions of Women March Against Trump and His Policies by Dan La Botz January 22, 2017
to repudiate Republican Donald Trump’s presidency, his vulgar and misogynistic language and behavior, and his anti-woman policies. On Trump’s first full-day as president, he was greeted in Washington, D.C. by a magnificent pink demonstration of women in protest promising he would face four years of resistance.
In the United States about four million marched in what was one of the largest national protest demonstrations in the country’s history, protests that have reawakened the women’s movement. While Washington, D.C. was the main march, there were some 700 sister marches—some of hundreds of thousands and many of tens of thousands—in dozens of other cities and towns in the United States and many more on every continent.
Many women carried signs with messages such as, “Keep your little fingers off my pussy and my rights,” an allusion to Trump’s recorded remarks bragging about grabbing women by their genitals. Many of the women and men wore caps dubbed pink “pussy hats,” most of them sewn or knitted by themselves, and chanted slogans such as, “Immigrants welcome here!”
The march’s political atmosphere reflected the official endorsers: Planned Parenthood, providing reproductive health services to women; the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC), an environmental organization; Emily’s List, an organization that sponsors women political candidates; NARAL Pro-Choice America, an organization that defends women’s right to abortion; the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the civil rights organization; the American Federation of Teachers (AFT); 1999 SEIU United Health Care Workers East; Peace is Loud; and MoveOn.Org, a progressive political lobby. The march was also endorsed by hundreds of other mostly feminist organizations.
Some labor unions, most important the American Federation of Teachers and the Service Employees International Union, had sponsored the protest, and the United Auto Workers, the United Steel Workers and other unions were also present in small numbers, though there was not much of a sense of an organized labor presence.
Democracy Spring 6 Resisters disrupt Trump
The march in Chicago brought out over a quarter million supporters, making the crowd so big that it had to be moved from its original location at Federal Plaza to Hyde Park, and effectively shutting down the march route, as the crowd was too big to march through Chicago’s streets.
World erupts http://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/01/20/world-erupts-revulsion-trump-becomes-45th-us-president
“The freedom struggles of black people that have shaped the very nature of this country’s history cannot be deleted with the sweep of a hand. We cannot be made to forget that black lives do matter. This is a country anchored in slavery and colonialism, which means for better or for worse the very history of the United States is a history of immigration and enslavement. Spreading xenophobia, hurling accusations of murder and rape and building walls will not erase history.
No human being is illegal.”
Angela Davis’ Women’s March speech: ‘this country’s history cannot be deleted’
The struggle to save the planet, to stop climate change, to guarantee the accessibility of water from the lands of the Standing Rock Sioux, to Flint, Michigan, to the West Bank and Gaza. The struggle to save our flora and fauna, to save the air – this is ground zero of the struggle for social justice.
The Women’s March heralds a renaissance of resistance
This is a women’s march and this women’s march represents the promise of feminism as against the pernicious powers of state violence. An inclusive and intersectional feminism that calls upon all of us to join the resistance to racism, to Islamophobia, to antisemitism, to misogyny, to capitalist exploitation.
Yes, we salute the fight for 15. We dedicate ourselves to collective resistance.
Resistance to the billionaire mortgage profiteers and gentrifiers.”
Uplifting, Heartbreaking, Enormous Crowds at Women’s Marches Around The World
From Washington, DC, to Antarctica, more than 2.5 million women are protesting the inauguration of President Donald Trump.http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/01/womens-march-trump-updates-2
Women’s March on Washington overshadows Trump’s first full day in office
While women marched around the world, press secretary Sean Spicer berated the media for ‘minimising the enormous support’ at Trump’s inauguration https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jan/21/donald-trump-first-24-hours-global-protests-dark-speech-healthcare?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+AUS+v1+-+AUS+morning+mail+callout&utm_term=209609&subid=11929904&CMP=ema_632
Viewpoint: What’s Coming for Unions under President Trump
Workers no-show Port of Oakland to protest President Trump
The deep state http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/01/25/the-deep-state-v-trump/