#J20 The Other Inauguration

If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. — Desmond Tutu

20 January 2016, saw Donald Trump sworn in as US President.

He has taken office with the lowest poll rating of any US President in modern times.

The day started with banner drops on bridges across the world, Build Bridges not Walls.

It was the sign of things to come.

The night before, massive protest outside Trump Tower in New York.

A sign of things to come, in Washington on Inaugural Day, the police were teargassing, using pepper spray and stun grenades on protesters.

Today in Washington, Women’s March dwarfed the crowds for Trump on Friday.

This was repeated in towns across the US, and across the world.

If Inauguration Day was Day 0, this was Day 1, this is only the beginning.

The surprise is that BBC covered, let alone put at the top of their news coverage, as usually they ignore all protests.

A system in transition, offers the opportunity for change. Trump offers that opportunity if people are prepared to rise to the challenge and seize that opportunity.

Protest now needs turning into action.  Kicking out the corrupt Democrats who lost the election, ordinary people seizing control of Town Halls, following the example of towns and cities across Spain, follow the examples of Madrid, Barcelona and A Coruña.

To invest in jobs and people, build open coops, then network those coops.

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